“. . . 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, the to glory of God the
Father.” PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11
“This is the stone which was set at naught of you
builders which is become the head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there
is none other name under heaven given among
men, whereby we must be saved.”
When a person is dear, everything
connected with him becomes dear for his sake. Thus
so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the
estimation of all true believers, that everything
about Him they consider to be inestimable beyond all
price. “All Thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,
” said David, as if the very vestments of the Saviour were
so sweetened by His person that he could not but love them.
Certain it is, that there is not a spot where that hallowed foot
hath trodden – there is not a word which those blessed lips have
uttered – nor a thought which His loving Word has revealed
– which is not to us precious beyond all price. And this is
true of the names of Christ – they are all sweet in the believer’s
ear. Whether He be called the Husband of the Church, her
Bridegroom, her Friend; whether He be styled the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world – the King, the Prophet, or
the Priest – every title of our Master – Shiloh, Emmanuel, Wonderful,
the Mighty Counselor, – every name is like the honey-comb
dropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that
distil from it. But if there be one name sweeter than another
in the believer’s ear, it is the name of Jesus. Jesus! it is the
name which moves the harps of heaven to melody.
“Jesus, I love Thy charming name.
‘Tis music to mine ear.”
Charles H. Spurgeon
Jesus! the life of all our joys.
If there be one name more charming, more precious
than another, it is this name. It is woven into the
very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many of our hymns
begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything,
end without it.
It is the sum total of all delights.
It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring;
a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although
a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables;
a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in
The bellow is the recollection
of a W. J. Fullerton who was at the meeting and heard
Mr. Spurgeon speak the above, I include it because
I felt it particularly heart warming.
“I remember with strange vividness,
the Sunday evening when Charles Spurgeon preached
the sermon form which the above is taken. It was a
subject in which he reveled, it was his chief delight
to exalt his glorious Saviour, and he seemed in that discourse
to be pouring out his very soul and life in homage and adoration
before his Gracious King. But I really thought he would
have died there, in face of all those people. At the end he
made a mighty effort to recover his voice; but utterance wellnigh failed,
and only in broken accents could the pathetic peroration
be heard – ‘Let my name perish, but let Christ’s name
last for ever! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Crown Him Lord of all!
You will not hear me say anything
else. These are my last words in Exeter Hall for this
time. Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Crown Him Lord of
all!’ And then he fell back almost fainting in the chair
In our day of smooth, polished
preaching which reaches no deeper than the ear or
at best the brain. Reading something like this makes
my heart want to swell till it feels like it will break within
my breast. I believe everyone who is in a right relationship with Jesus
Christ, has a proper understanding of what He did
on their behalf, and understands what sin has done to the human
family will have the same feelings as expressed by Spurgeon
in this reading. I recognize not all have the same degree
of emotion as Mr. Spurgeon but I do believe that same love
will grow in everyone of us who have been snatched form the
Pit of Despair. The reason not all will have the same depth is
covered by our Lord when He said a persons love for Him is in
direct proportion to the amount of sin they have been forgiven of (Luke
7: 36 and following). I believe this means, at least
partly, the amount of ‘recognized sin’. What do I mean by this?
We are all guilty of every conceivable sin under the sun. And
as we grow in the Word, and recognize just how far we have
fallen from the One who created us, we become more acutely
aware of our distress. It is at this realization that we can love
deeper the Lord and Father.
An early unknown English writer has penned:
Ah! Ah! That wonderful name!
Ah! That delightable name!
This is the name that is above all names, the highest
all, without which no man hopes for health. This
name is in
mine ear heavenly sound, in my mouth honeyful sweetness.
Jesu2, desirable is Thy name, lovable and
comfortable. None so sweet joy may be conceived,
sweet song may be heard, none so sweet and delightable
may be had in mind.
nothing so slackens fell flames; destroys ill
thoughts; puts out venomous affection; does away
vain occupations from us.
This name Jesu2,
leally3 holden in mind, draws out vices by
the root; plants virtues; sows charity; pours in
heavenly things; wastes4
discord; forms again peace; gives
lasting rest; does away grievousness of fleshly desires;
earthly things to naught; fills the loving with ghostly
joy. . .
Also know all that the name
of Jesus is healthful, fruitful,
and glorious. Therefore who shall have health that
loves it not?
Or who shall bear the fruit before Christ, that has
flower? And joy shall he not see that in his joying
loved not the
name of Jesu2.
1. In truth - Really 2. From Gesu = Jesus
3. Faithful; true; sometimes used in poetry.
4. Devastated; ravaged; spoiled; ruined; desolated.
Thou hidden Source of calm repose,
Thou all-sufficient Love Divine;
My help and refuge from my foes,
Secure I am if thou art mine;
And lo! From sin, and grief, and shame,
I hide me, Jesus, in Thy name.
Thy mighty name salvation is,
And keeps my happy soul above;
Comfort it brings, and power, and peace,
And joy, and everlasting love;
To me, with Thy dear name, are given
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven.
Jesus, my all-in-all Thou art–
My rest in toil, my ease in pain,
The medicine of my broken heart,
In war my peace, in loss my gain;
My smile beneath the tyrant's frown;
In shame, my glory and my crown.
In want, my plentiful supply;
In weakness, my almighty power;
In bonds, my perfect liberty;
My light in Satan's darkest hour
My help and stay whene'er I call;
My life in death, my heaven, my all.
There is no name so sweet on earth,
No name so sweet in heaven,
The Name before His wondrous birth
to Christ the Saviour given.
And, when He hung upon the tree,
They wrote this Name above Him;
That all might see the reason we
For evermore must love Him.
Son now, upon His Father's throne,
Almighty to release us
From sin and pains, He gladly reigns,
The Prince and saviour Jesus.
To Jesus every knee shall bow,
And every tongue confess Him,
And we unite with saints in light,
Our only Lord to bless Him.
O Jesus, by that matchless Name,
Thy grace shall fail us never,
To-day as yesterday the same,
Thou art the same for ever.
We love to sing around our King,
And hail Him blessed Jesus;
For there's no word ear ever heard,
So dear, so sweet as “Jesus.” Amen
Anonymous: c. 1858
Next time we will look to a god who has replaced the true
God in many of our fundamental, evangelical churches.
Come join us. God Bless
Christ the sent one of God,
emptied Himself of all that was Deity and became a
man, the man Jesus bar Joseph. He became a man and
became subject to all the laws of God and man. And
then even more, being perfect, the ONLY perfect sinless
being became sin for us that He could take our punishment.
When we are here on earth we
carry all the baggage of sin and filth. All the marks
of that sin; diseases, sickness, evil thoughts, etc.
etc. ad nauseam. When Jesus was on earth only He fulfilled
all of the Father’s divine holiness.
When we enter His glory we shall
be perfect without spot or wrinkle, none of sins stains
or blemishes will ever appear on us, for we will be
dressed in His perfect righteousness. All of the scares,
physical and emotional, will be left behind. When we
see Him, even though He deserved them not, He will still be
carrying our scares. He will have the awful jagged tares in his
flesh forever; the nail prints, the spear hole thrust into His side,
and quite probably the scares of the thorns on His brow.
Oh, as we grow in the grace and knowledge
of what He has done for us how can we help but shed
tears when we hear that Name. How can we continue
living in sin.