The mention of the name of Jesus brings with it the images of Savior, Lord, Maker, Defender, Friend and so many more. But it is not just an image in the mind or the memory of Him that the mention of His name brings. The name of Jesus is all powerful. It is the source of power for the believer. It is not a charm, or anything magical. It is powerful because of the owner of the name is the LORD GOD, the Creator of the ends of the world. It is the Name of the One who sits above the circle of the earth…Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in…Who determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. It is the name worthy of all glory and honor and majesty. This name is both to be feared and adored. “Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry? Psalm 76:7; in Revelation 20:11 is this, “..And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. He is to be adored – Who but our Lord Jesus, who died for our sins, deserves to be adored? “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. I love this passage also from Revelation 5:6 because it says that the Lamb looked like He had been slaughtered – “the only GOD with scars”. Thomas the apostle, when Jesus spoke to him and showed him the holes in His hands uttered these words “My LORD and my GOD”.
This excerpt is from the book Death of a Guru, the Story of Rabi Maharaj.
In that moment of frozen terror, out of the past came my mother’s voice, repeating words I had long forgotten: “Rabi, if ever you’re in real danger and nothing else seems to work, there’s another god you can pray to. His name is Jesus.” “Jesus! Help me!” I tried to yell, but the desperate cry was choked and hardly audible. To my astonishment, the snake turned around and quickly wriggled off into the underbrush. Breathless and still trembling, I was filled with wondering gratitude to this amazing god, Jesus.
Precious name, O how sweet, Hope of earth and Joy of heaven!