Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  Hebrews 1:4  King James Version

How did Jesus obtain His Name?  Have you ever thought about that?  According to the scripture above He inherited it.  This is something that you must take and chew on like a spiritual steak.  We talked about previously having communion with The Word, spending time and having intercourse with The Word, becoming One with Him.  If you are born again you are an heir of God and you are also a joint heir with Jesus Christ.  This is why Christianity is not a religion but a relationship.  Christianity is FAMILY that is even more close than your natural blood family.  God IS your Father.  Jesus IS your brother.  Take a look at how Jesus acknowledged this change after He was raised from the dead.

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”  Matthew 28:10  New International Version

Before he died, Jesus always referred to them as His disciples.  But now after He has risen from the dead and the finished work is complete and He has reconciled all of us back to the Father He now calls them “my brothers.”  THAT’S FAMILY.  They are now just like Him.  Jesus prayed in John 17 that they would be ONE with Him even as He and The Father are ONE.  If anyone gets their prayer answered you better believe Jesus does (and so do you).

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;  Romans 8:17 King James Version

Since you are a joint heir with Christ everything Christ has and gets is yours.  If not, then you are not joint.  Joint means that you share equally in all things.  Everything that one heir gets the others get equally.  EVERYTHING means EVERYTHING.  Now in our opening text we see that Jesus inherited His Name.  His Name is part of His inheritance and if it is a part of His inheritance then guess who else inherits  THE NAME?  You do!!!  Jesus’s Name is part of your eternal inheritance.

That is why He is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.  Hebrews 9:15 New Living Translation

You have an ‘eternal inheritance’ that God the Father, Poppa has promised you.  Jesus’s Name has been given to you.

And there is no salvation in any other man, for there is no other name under Heaven given to the children of men by which it is necessary to receive life. Acts 4:12 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

The Name has been given to us as an inheritance just as it was given to Jesus by inheritance.  The Name of Jesus IS YOURS!!!  When you realize that THE NAME of Jesus is yours and all the power, all the glory, all the health, all the life, all the strength, all the wisdom, all the righteousness, all the holiness that comes with that Name BELONGS to you, you will begin to do the greater works effortlessly.  Why?  Because it’s not you.  It’s Jesus in you working thru His Name.  It is all because of the Lord Jesus that we HAVE all that we HAVE but the key is you HAVE to know that you HAVE IT!!!  If you don’t have the keys to your car you don’t have any confidence or any assurance that you can get in your car at that moment.  A rich man or rich woman’s  spouse has access to all the resources and wealth of their spouse by law.  This is a legal transaction. Taking the name of their spouse gives them legal access to those resources because they are considered the same, one.  Look at what Peter said here in Acts 3:6 when he was talking to the man at the gate called beautiful who was lame.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”  Acts 3:6 New International Version

Did you notice what Peter said?  He said, “but what I do HAVE I give to you.”  Then Peter immediately gives the man THE NAME.  What is key here is that Peter knew HE HAD THE NAME.  That word ‘have’ there is the greek word echo.  Echo means I have, hold or possess.  Peter knew he had THE NAME of Jesus and all the power and ability of it.  In addition to that he later took no credit for it and then explained that it was not him but THE NAME that strengthened, raised up and gave that once lame man perfect health.  So the man just did not get his legs healed, if there was anything else going on in his body that was fixed as well because it says the man was given perfect health.  Other translations say complete soundness which is derived from the Word shalom.

“And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all. Acts 3:16 New American Standard Bible And upon the ground of our faith in His Name, this man whom you are attentively gazing at with a critical, discerning eye and whom you positively identify as the person you know- His Name made him strong, and the faith which is exercised through Him gave to him this entire soundness in the sight of all of you. Acts 3:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation 

So know that THE NAME is yours!!! It is yours by inheritance just as Jesus inherited it.  Use it like its yours, like it belongs to you because IT DOES!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!



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