9 Yet it was because of this that God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name which is above every other name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
In Acts 4:12 we read that there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we can be saved. We are called and sent out by that name; we rejoice to be counted worthy to suffer and be rejected by the world on account of his name. It is a name that is above every other name; the name which will bring every human being to their knees in worship to declare that Jesus Christ is Lord. He is as close as the mention of his name, Jesus. Kings and kingdoms will all pass away but there is something about that name. “All hail the power of Jesus name, let angels prostrate fall!” (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God, Jesus and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Stop and ask God to place a nation on your mind and heart. Pray for the people to blessed by God, the church to shine brightly and for God to be present in that place.