by Tammy Phillips
September 12, 2021
“John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 1:4-5 NKJV)
Jesus Christ, His Name is Wonderful. (Isaiah 9:6) The Hebrew word for wonderful is pele’ which means extraordinary, hard to understand. Jesus is hard to understand. What an understatement!
Jesus’ name means Jehovah is Salvation. GOD IS OUR SALVATION. How cool is it that in the name of Jesus, the LORD tells us that He is our salvation? Jesus is the Son of God, Savior of Mankind, God incarnate, Christ the Anointed. The One Who is and Who was and Who is to come is SALVATION to everyone who will come to Him.
He was, is and will always be the “Faithful Witness of the Father.” A witness is someone who has first-hand knowledge and shares it. He knew God because He was God. His life bore record of God’s thoughts, what God spoke and said. Jesus walked the walk and talked the talk. He is Truth. He is the True and Faithful Witness of Revelation 3:14. Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father?” (John 14:9 NKJV). God, three in one. His witness was His life.
Jesus is the “Firstborn of the Dead.” In the Old Testament, the firstborn son inherited his father’s place as head of the family. He received his father’s blessing and a double portion of the inheritance. (Deuteronomy 21:17). Jesus is the head of our family and he inherited it all. (Ephesians 1:22) Jesus being the “firstborn of the dead” means that he was the first to rise from the dead. He is first in supremacy. He is the first to rise. He is first of the new creation. He is the rightful heir to everything. He is heir to the throne of God and King of Kings.
Jesus is the “the Ruler over the kings of the earth.” He is first in rank and power. He is Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Commander, Chief of Completeness and He is Ruler of all. He is the King of the world.
“God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, 10 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, 11 and [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV)
Every knee includes “the kings of the earth,” righteous and unrighteous.
Jesus is extraordinary. Jesus is hard to understand. Jesus is everything. How could everything possibly be described and recorded in words? The LORD GOD inspired every word in the entire Bible to help us unfold layer after layer, who He is, our Beginning and End and Everything, in between. He is our Creator and Savior. He was, is and is to come! HE IS!
I enCOURAGE you to meditate on the NAME OF JESUS. Spend time in the presence of God. OPEN THE LOVE LETTER HE WROTE YOU, the Bible. Let Him reveal Himself to you. I have spent three days attempting to tell you about the power in His Name. We have only touched the tip of the iceberg. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are unfathomable, but are so willing to show you the POWER IN THE NAME.