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Faith Food Devotional

God-Given

January 19, 2018

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Phil. 2:9-11).

This was done when Christ ascended on High, and God seated Christ at His own right hand - far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion. Another translation of Philippians 2:10 reads, "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of beings in heaven, and beings in earth, and beings under the earth." (That refers to angels, men, and demons.)

Why was this Name conferred upon Jesus? Why was this Name invested with such authority and dominion? Was it done for Jesus' benefit? No. In the 2,000 years since Jesus' resurrection, ascension, and seating at the Father's right hand, Jesus Himself has not used that Name once.

In fact, the Scriptures give no inkling that Jesus has ever used that Name! Jesus does not need to; He rules creation by His Word. But the Scriptures do reveal that the Name of Jesus has been given for the benefit of the Church, the Body of Christ!

Confession: As a member of the Body of Christ, as a believer, I have a right to use the Name of Jesus - that Name that is above every name!

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications