Summary: All power in heaven and earth is found in the wonderful name of Jesus! Learn what we have access to through the Name of Jesus
Title: The Name of Jesus – 1
Text: Hebrews 1:4-5
E.W. Kenyon gives this personal account:
One afternoon, while giving an address on “The Name of Jesus” a lawyer interrupted me, asking: “Do you mean to say that Jesus gave us the ‘Power of Attorney’ the Legal Right to use His Name?” I said to him, “Brother, you are a lawyer and I am a layman. Tell me – did Jesus give us the ‘Power of Attorney?’” He said, “If language means anything, then Jesus gave to the Church the Power of Attorney.” Then I asked him, “What is the value of this Power of Attorney?” He answered, “It all depends upon how much there is in back of it, how much authority, how much power this Name represents.” Then is when I began the search to find how much power and authority Jesus had.
All the power and all the authority that Jesus had is invested in His Name! I want to start a new series on the Name of Jesus. I base this series off two books: One is by E.W. Kenyon called, “The Wonderful Name of Jesus,” and the other is a book by Kenneth E. Hagin entitled, “The Name of Jesus.” There is so much information about the Name of Jesus and the power that we have in His Name. Each and every one of us, including myself is living way below our means as a believer.
The question is: Do we have the power of attorney to use His Name? The Word of God teaches that we do. Jesus said we could use His Name in prayer. He said we could use His Name in dealing with demons. He said we could use His Name in ministering healing to others and ourselves. In fact, that is where the secret to the supernatural lies. It is all in the use of that Name. We have depended, too much of the time, on our own ability to deliver someone, when in reality, it is the Name that delivers and sets free.
E.W. Kenyon says; “The measure of His ability (Jesus) is the measure of the value of that Name, and all that is invested in that Name belongs to us, for Jesus gave us the unqualified use of His Name.”
Hebrews 1:4; ¶ “Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”
I. WHEN DID JESUS INHERIT THAT NAME?
Jesus inherited a more excellent name than they. He inherited a greater Name than any angelic being. As a Son of God, He is an heir of all things. The Bible says He is the express image of God. He is the brightness or as the Bible in Basic English puts it, “the outshining,” of the Father. He is God speaking to us. And Jesus, by inheritance, obtained a more excellent Name.
When did He inherit that name? Some think He inherited it in Heaven. He did not inherit anything in heaven before He came to this earth, because He already had everything. He did not inherit it when He came to earth, because the Apostle Paul tells in the book of Philippians that He laid aside all honour and glory. So, the question remains: When did He inherit His Name? We find in the following verse:
Hebrews 1:5; “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?”
These verses tell us when He inherited a more excellent Name. It was when God said to Him, “…Thou art my son, THIS DAY have I begotten thee.” This day! That’s when it all happened, the day that He was begotten.
When was Jesus begotten? Most people think He was begotten when He came into the world as the Babe of Bethlehem.
That cannot be true because Jesus was not born as He took on flesh, He always was. When He came to earth, He just took upon Himself a body.
Hebrews 10:5; “Wherefore when He cometh into the world he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body has thou prepared me.”
He was not begotten when he came into the world; He always was. Listen:
John 1:1, 14; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. 14 And the Word [which already existed, and did not need to be begotten, or born] was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
No, “thou art my Son, This Day have I begotten thee,” is not talking about the day He took upon Himself a body. Then the question remains, what day was it? It is found in:
Acts 13:33; “God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that HE HATH RAISED UP JESUS AGAIN; as it is also written in the second psalm, THOU ART MY SON, THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE.”