He Is Exalted with a Name above Every Name

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

The exaltation of Jesus reached its climax in the lordship of Christ. At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father. His was the hard way to glory — through His death on the cross and resurrection. However, in due time, God has highly exalted Him to the highest place, the place that He deserved as God’s equal, and to the position in which He is publicly proclaimed before heaven and earth.

The name that is above every name is the name of Jesus. Today we all know that Jesus is God’s name. This name, Jesus, is inherited (Heb 1:4). Therefore, it implies that Jesus is also the Father’s name. The Father and Son have the same name. However, this name was not revealed until the New Testament. It is because of God’s salvation plan, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. (Acts 2:38)

Apostle Peter commanded the people to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Any name in the world is just a name that has no power. However, the name of Jesus is different. This name is not just a name. Jesus is the source of salvation, a manifestation of power, honor, and glory.

Peter said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). “In the name of Jesus” means “by the authority of Jesus”. The apostles were doing this healing through the Holy Spirit’s power, not their own. At the Beautiful Gate, the apostles met a lame beggar. When the man asked alms of Peter and John, Peter intensely fixed his eyes upon the lame man and offered the lame man much more than silver and gold. When Peter took the man’s hand, immediately the lame man received strength in his feet and ankle bones. The man leaped up, walked, and accompanied the two disciples into the temple, walking, leaping, and praising God. What a vivid picture of witnessing of God’s power and the wonderful way of glorifying the almighty God!

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