In my previous post on “The Name of Jesus [Part 1],” I said that the New Covenant is between God and man just like the Old; but the difference is that, unlike the Old Covenant, the New Covenant depends solely on the person and finished work of Christ. That’s why it’s sealed with His blood [Mark 14:23-24]. The blood here speaks of the life of Christ, considering that life’s in the blood. What this means is that the success of the New Covenant depends on Christ and what He has done for mankind.
The reason why I have to explain all this is because you need to understand that with a change of Covenant, we need to equally change our perspective of worshipping God, which has to be in the light of the New Covenant. What this means is that while on earth, until the time Jesus died on the cross, according to John 19:30-35, He still operated under the Old Covenant.
It’s important to also realize that under the Old Covenant, the Name of Jesus wasn’t revealed, so it wasn’t used. Under the Old Covenant people prayed to the Father in the Name of the Father. They did things in the Name of the Father, who revealed Himself to them in different ways such as:
- Jehovah Elohim [The Redeemer Creator – Genesis 2:4]
- Jehovah El-olam [The Everlasting God – Genesis 21:33]
- Jehovah El-Shadai [Our All-Sufficient / Our Almighty God – Genesis 17:1]
- Jah Elohim [The Lord God – Psalm 68:18]
- Jehovah Ori [The Lord is my Light – Psalm 27:1]
- Jehovah El Achhba – God That Hideth – Psalm 27:5; 32:7]
- Jehovah Eloheenu [The Lord Our God – Psalm 99:5, 8, 9]
- Jehovah Elyon [The Most High – Psalm 91:1-2]
- Jehovah Eloheka [The Lord Thy God – Exodus 20:2; 5:7]
- Jehovah El-Bethel [God of Eternity – Genesis 31:13]
- Jehovah El Emeth [The God of Truth – Psalm 31:5]
- Jehovah Pelet [The Lord is My Deliverer – Psalm 32:7]
- Jehovah El Gibbor [The Mighty God – Isaiah 42:13]
- Jehovah Adonai [Master or Owner – Psalm 147:5]
- Jehovah Hosenu [The Lord Our Maker – Psalm 95:6]
- Jehovah Yahweh [The Lord of Lords – 1Timothy 6:15]
- Jehovah El Elyon [The Most High – Psalm 57:2]
- Jehovah Elohim Azar [God Our Helper – Psalm 54:4]
- Jehovah Jireh [The Lord Our Provider – Genesis 22:14]
- Jehovah Mekaddeskum [The Lord Who Sanctifies – Exodus 31:13]
- Jehovah Nissi [The Lord Our Banner – Exodus 17:17]
- Jehovah Elohim Macheslanu [God Our Refuge – Psalm 62:8]
- Jehovah Elimeleki [God My King – Revelation 19:16]
- Jah Jehovah [Lord Jehovah – Isaiah 12:2-26:4]
- Jehovah Rapha [The Lord Our Healer – Exodus 15:26]
- Jehovah Rohi [The Lord Our Shepherd – Psalm 23:1]
- Jehovah Saboath [Master Lord of Hosts – Psalm 84:8]
- Jehovah El nas [The Forgiving God – Psalm 99:8]
- Jehovah Elohim Kadoshim [The Holy God – Psalm 99:9]
- Jehovah El-Berith [God of the Covenant – 2Chronicles 34:32]
- Jehovah Shamah [The Lord is Present – Ezekiel 45:35]
- Jehovah Shalom [The Lord Our Peace – Judges 6:23-24]
- Jehovah Tsidqenu [The Lord Our Righteousness – Jeremiah 23:6]
- Jehovah Emmanuel [God with Us – Isaiah 7:14]
- Elohim Avraham Yitzak Yacov [The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob – Exodus 3:6]
- Jehovah The Self Existing Almighty One – Exodus 6:3
- Jehovah El-Hannun, etc.
Under the Old Covenant all these names were collectively referred to as “The Name of the Lord,” as indicated in Proverbs 18:10
10 THE NAME OF THE LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
The Living Bible [TLB] rendition of Proverbs 18:10 show us that ‘NAME’ is synonymous with ‘PERSONALITY’.
Jesus operated under the Old Covenant until His death on the cross which brought about the New Covenant, and like all Old Covenant saints, He used the Name of the Father, otherwise referred to as the Name of the Lord. The idea of using the Name of the Father simply means that He prayed directly to the Father just like the Old Covenant saints, without needing a mediator. He also did things in the Name of the Father. He performed miracles in the Name of the Father. Using the Name of the Father meant acting in the Father’s capacity. The New Covenant was put to force through the death of Christ, not His birth. With the advent of the New Covenant, God introduced mankind to a new name as well; thus “A New Covenant and a New Name.” I’m talking of “The Name of Jesus.”
The first human to hear of the Name of Jesus was Joseph, the fiancé of Mary, and that was when he received an instruction from God’s angel to stick with Mary.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
As soon as Jesus was born, Joseph called Him “Jesus” as he had been instructed by God.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
Even though Prophet Isaiah had a clue about the coming Messiah, yet he didn’t know Him as “Jesus”. According to Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah knew Him as: Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace.
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, The MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
I decree and declare that God enlightens your understanding, as He causes His Word to dwell in your heart richly, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
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