“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
Name (Heb): Shem: Appellation as a mark or memorial of individuality; Implies Honor, Authority, Character
At our birth we are all given a name. In the history of mankind there have been names we honor and there are names of infamy. There is one Name, however, that was given that rises above all other names as the Apostle declares:
“And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross. Wherefore, God also has 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” (Philippians 2:8-11).
That Name, the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, is Wonderful (Heb: Pele): A miracle, a marvelous thing. Everything about that Name is miraculous and marvelous from beginning to end, from the Advent, Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension and Return. it is all Wonderful.
That Name, the Name of Jesus, is Mighty (Heb. Gibbowr): Powerful, Valiant. The Apostle wrote to the Ephesians:
“I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, that. . .the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know. . .what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His Mighty Power which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come” (Ephesians 1:16-21).
The Apostle John in his vision recorded in the Book of Revelation writes:
“I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire and on His head were many crowns, and He had a name written that no man knew, but He Himself. He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and His Name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in linen, white and clean. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword that with it He should smite the nations, and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. On His vesture and on His thigh a Name is written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:11-16).
That Name, the Name of Jesus is Wonderful. That Name is Mighty. It is a Name above every name. That Name is The Word of God, and He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Jesus, there’s just something about that Name.