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Name Above All Names

    Christ is so grand, so multi-faceted, so resplendent with glory, that no single name – no solitary title can identify Him fully. God has given Him to us as Adam (1 Cor. 15:45), Immanuel (Matt. 1:23), "Jesus" (Matt. 1:21), and "Christ" (Matt. 1:16).

    In respect to His WORK or His MINISTRY, He is our Apostle (Heb. 3:1), Bishop (1 Pet. 2:25), Captain (Heb. 2:10), Counsellor (Isa. 9:6), Deliverer (Rom. 11:26), Faithful Witness (Rev. 1:5), Feeder (Isa. 40:11), Governor (Matt. 2:6), High Priest (Heb. 3:1), Judge (Acts 10:42), King (Matt. 21:5), Lord (Rom. 1:3), Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5), Prophet (Acts 3:22), Redeemer (Isa. 60:16), Shepherd (John 10:11), Sower (Matt. 13:3), Teacher (John 3:2), Testator (Heb. 9:16-17); Leader (Isa. 55:4); Potentate (1 Tim. 6:15); Prince (Acts 3:15) and Ruler (Mic. 5:2).

    In regard to His NATURE, He is beloved (Eph. 1:6), Bright and Morning Star (Rev. 22:16), Brightness of the Father’s Glory (Heb. 1:3), Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25), Desire of all nations (Hag. 2:7), Gracious (1 Peter 2:3), Harmless (Heb.7:26), Immortal (1 Tim. 1:17), Invisible (1 Tim. 1:17), Lamb (John 1:29), Light (John 1:9), Life (John 14:6), Man (Acts 17:31), Merciful (Heb. 2:17), Power of God (1 Cor. 1:24), Truth (John 14:6), and Wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24).

    Men have prefigured Him: Adam (1 Cor. 15:45), David (Jer. 30:9), and Abraham (Gal. 3:29).

    Even the brute creation was set before us with some of His characteristics: Eagle (Deut. 32:11-12), Lamb (Rev. 5:6), Lion (Rev. 5:5).

    How wonderful is our Lord – so wonderful, indeed, that the very word "Wonderful" is the unique name ascribed to Him. His character, His work, His heart, His desires, His accomplishments, His purposes – all are wonderful beyond description. Thank God for this "unspeakable Gift!" (2 Cor. 9:15).

    – Author unknown.

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