JESUS REVEALED himself — “I AM JESUS!”
REVELATION OF JESUS TO SAUL/PAUL
Acts 9:4-5 Then he (Saul) fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting ME?”5 And he (Saul) said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I AM JESUS, whom you are persecuting….”
Special note: When Saul had a life-changing encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, he asked to know who the Lord is. The Lord answered him with this clear and unmistakable answer: “I AM JESUS!”. The Lord is Jesus, and Jesus is Lord!
JESUS IS A NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
Philippians 2:9-11 – Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the NAME ABOVE ALL OTHER NAMES, 10) that at the NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11) and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Special note: The name of Jesus is the most beautiful, powerful, & glorious name ever! No other name compares, or even comes close His wonderful name! Like the song goes– “Jesus, you’re the sweetest name of all…”
HIS NAME ENDURES FOREVER
Psalm 72:17-19 – HIS NAME shall endure forever; HIS NAME shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. 18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things! 19 And blessed be HIS GLORIOUS NAME forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
THE MEANING OF THE NAME OF JESUS
Jesus means “SAVIOR” – (Savior of the world; He saves us from the consequences of sin).
Matthew 1:21-25 – And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for He shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet… And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS…
Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
SAVIOR FROM SIN
Psalm 55:16 – As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall SAVE me.
Isaiah 25:9 – “Behold, this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He will SAVE us. This is the Lord;… We will be glad and rejoice in His SALVATION.”
Isaiah 33:22; 35:4 – The Lord is our King; He will SAVE us; …He will come and SAVE you.”
Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your SINS are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;…
Isaiah 38:17 – You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my SINS behind Your back.
Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; SAVE me, and I shall be SAVED, for You are my praise.
Jeremiah 31:14 – will forgive theirI INIQUITY, and their SIN I will remember no more.”
Zephaniah 3:17 – The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will SAVE;
Psalm 51:1-2; 12-13 – Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my TRANSGRESSIONS. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my INIQUITY And cleanse me from my SIN. Have mercy upon me, O God, … Restore to me the joy of Your SALVATION, …13 Then I will teach TRANSGRESSORS Your ways, and SINNERS shall be converted to You.14 … O God, the God of my SALVATION…
Psalm 103:2-4; Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your INIQUITIES, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our TRANSGRESSIONS from us.
2 Chronicles 7:14 – If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their SIN and heal their land.
I John 1:7-9 – …the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all SIN. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our SINS, He is faithful and just to forgive us our SINS and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Salvation is only found in The Name of JESUS!
Acts 4:12 – Neither is there SALVATION in any other: for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be SAVED.
John 14:6 -Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Special note: You could call on all the names of the saints and all the names of the idols all over the world, and that would not save you. Salvation is only found in JESUS, and through the NAME OF JESUS.
Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be SAVED. (see also Acts 2:21)
Joel 2:32 – (quoted from prophecy in the Old Testament) … But everyone who calls on the NAME OF THE LORD will be saved…
John 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on HIS NAME:…
John 20:31 – But these are written, that you might believe that JESUS is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have LIFE THROUGH HIS NAME
1 John 5:13 – I have written this to you who believe in the NAME of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
Do all in The Name of JESUS!
Colossians 3:17 – And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Special note: It’s only reasonable – it is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2). After all He’s done for us, and HIs many blessings upon our lives – it’s our joyful privilege & an honor to do that, with a thankful heart!
Jesus Name: Possession of the church
Acts 3:6 – …Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
QUOTE FROM E.W. Kenyon – “It seems that the Early Church devoted the time to instructing the people in regard to the use of the NAME OF JESUS. They must have understood that they had what we would call today a ‘Legal Right’ to use the NAME OF JESUS.”
DECLARE HIS NAME THROUGHOUT THE EARTH
Romans 9:17 – …the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that MY NAME may be declared in all the earth.”
Revelation 15:4 – Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and GLORIFY YOUR NAME? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.”
THOSE THAT NAME THE NAME OF CHRIST NEED TO DEPART FROM INIQUITY
2 Timothy 2:19 – Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the NAME OF CHRIST depart from iniquity.”
GATHERING TOGETHER IN JESUS NAME
Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are gathered together IN MY NAME, I AM THERE in the midst of them.”
Authority in his Name
Revelation 1:18 – I AM He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hell (Hades) and of Death.
Matthew 28:18,19 – …Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
Mark 16:17-18 – …these signs will follow those who believe: IN MY NAME they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
We have power over the devil and all demonic forces of evil in the Name of Jesus.
Luke 10:17-20 – And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us THROUGH YOUR NAME. 18) And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19) Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Special note: “Nothing” means “nothing”. We do not need to fear the enemy, because we have been given authority and power over all the forces of the devil IN JESUS NAME!
I John 4:4 – … greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!
Special note: When we use the NAME OF JESUS in prayer & spiritual warfare, it is powerful & more than able to get the job done!
A DEMON-POSSESSED MAN HEALED
When Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the demon-possessed man from the Gadarenes, the man was totally delivered from many demons (a legion of demons). The man then went throughout the city proclaiming the great things that Jesus had done for him (Luke 8:26-39)
WE ARE GIVEN POWER & AUTHORITY TO CAST OUT DEMONS IN JESUS NAME
Matthew 10:7-8 – And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
MARK 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;…
PAUL CASTs OUT A DEMON
Acts 16:18 – This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.
THERE IS HEALING IN THE NAME OF JESUS
JAMES 5:14-15 – Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil IN THE NAME OF THE LORD. 15Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.
Mark 16:17-18 (cont) …IN MY NAME… they will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
Acts 4:30 – Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done THROUGH THE NAME OF your holy servant JESUS.”
Exodus 15:23 – I AM the God who HEALS you!
Special note: “Jehovah-rapha” in the above verse means “Jehovah-HEALER”.
I Peter 2:24 – by whose stripes you were (are) HEALED. (see also Isaiah 53:4,5)
Special note: Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). That means we were healed, are healed, and shall be healed!
LAME MAN HEALED
Acts 3:6-8 – But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST the Nazarene, get up and walk!” 7Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. 8He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
Acts 4:7, 10 – They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?” 10 Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful NAME OF JESUS CHRIST the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead.
Special note: Our prayers are also answered by our Father God when we pray IN JESUS NAME!
PRAYING IN JESUS NAME
John 16:23-24 … I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and He will grant your request because you use MY NAME. 24 You haven’t done this before. Ask, using MY NAME, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.
John 15:16 – You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the FatherIN MY NAME He may give you.
John 14:13:14 – And whatever you ask IN MY NAME, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anythingIN MY NAME, I will do it.
THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER
Proverbs 18:10 – The NAME OF THE LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Special note: We have a special place of refuge, during these difficult days times in the world. JESUS is our refuge! HIS POWERFUL NAME is a powerful weapon, and a place of refuge from the attacks of the enemy! Don’t be afraid of virus’s or anything else — call upon the Lord our protector, and be safe!
The name of the lord can be called upon at any time
Call Him when you are in trouble; Call Him when you are sick; Call Him when the marriage is shaky & your family is under attack; Call Him when you don’t have food on the table, or need special provision; Call upon when needing help help at work or at school; ….
Special note: And when He answers your prayers, remember to always give him the thanks and the praise He deserves… Don’t take His blessings for granted — continue to praise HIm & thank Him… He is worthy!
Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Hebrews 4:16 – Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Philippians 4:19 – And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by CHRIST JESUS.
Psalm 91:15 – He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him…
The Name of Jesus can change your life
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION, old things have passed away; behold, all things have become NEW.
2 Corinthians 3:18 – …beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being TRANSFORMED (changed) into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 6:4 – Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in NEWNESS OF LIFE.
What’s in the NAME? In the NAME of JESUS THERE IS:
POWER; DELIVERANCE; HEALING; VICTORY; SALVATION; FORGIVENESS; SANCTIFICATION; JUSTIFICATION; PROTECTION; HELP; STRENGTH; REFUGE; MIRACLES; ETC…
Revelations 19:6 – The Lord God OMNIPOTENT (All-Powerful) reigns…
Joel 2:32 – And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be SAVED. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be DELIVERANCE, as the Lord has said…
Acts 4:10 – …he was HEALED by the powerful NAME OF JESUS CHRIST..
I Corinthians 15:57 – …thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14 – .. thanks be unto God, which always causes us to TRIUMPH in Christ...
Psalm 46:1 – God is our REFUGE and STRENGTH, a very present HELP in trouble.
Psalm 91:3 – He will DELIVER you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence…
I John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to FORGIVE us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Luke 5:24 – “…that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to FORGIVE sins” —He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
I Corinthians 6:11 – …such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were SANCTIFIED, but you were JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS and by the Spirit of our God.
Mark 9:38-39 …(Jesus said) …no one who works a miracle IN MY NAME can soon afterward speak evil of Me.
Acts 4:30 – (Disciples prayer) … Stretch out your hand with healing power; may MIRACULOUS SIGNS and WONDERS be done THROUGH THE NAME OF your holy servant JESUS.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THeSe blessings IN YOUR LIFE?
LET’S DO ALL IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND FOR HIS GLORY! (Colossians 3:17; I Corinthians 10:31)
LET’S CONTINUE TO MAGNIFY AND EXALT THE NAME OF JESUS IN EVERYTHING WE DO… (Psalm 34:3)
Special Acknowledgement: Thanks to Evelyn Asuncion for her assistance in helping prepare part of this message and sharing it at our online service...