The name itself is powerful
As Joshua ‘The Lord saves’
The Messiah, the Anointed One
Who was risen from the grave.
His name evokes a response
Either for good or for bad,
Because He made bold exclusive claims
That make us either glad or mad.
Jesus made bold statements;
As the source of forgiveness of sins,
And that He’s the only way to salvation
When we trust in only Him.
He made it very clear
He’s the way, the truth and the life,
The only source to a relationship with the Father
That through Him will only suffice.
He asserted that He was one with the Father
And with God claimed equality,
But was accused of blasphemy from those
Where the truth they could not see.
No other religious leader
Claimed to ever be God indeed,
And that’s the reason the name of Jesus Christ
Will always take the lead.
It’s not narrow-mindedness
To place hope in only Him,
Because the gate indeed is narrow
When we’re delivered from our sins.
It is truly inspirational
Knowing that God dwelt in the flesh,
To reconcile His creation
And for His Spirit to manifest.
When we honour His deity
We have respect for His claims,
And trust in His integrity
As we have reverence for His name.
Our Savior and our Anointed One
How majestic are His ways;
He’s God, the epitome of love and grace
Who secures our eternal days.
(C) P.B. 2021
“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13
“But to the Son He says: ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;” Hebrews 1:8
“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.” Acts 5:30-31
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
“When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven you.’ And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, ‘Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?’” Mark 2:5-7
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19
“And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’” Acts 7:59
“You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.” John 8:19
“He who hates Me hates My Father also.” John 15:23
“God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16
“And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” John 17:5
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3
“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
“Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:14