God has given His only Son Jesus a position and a name that is above all names. The bible records that there will come a day when every living thing will bow before Him. On that day every atheist, infidel or everyone who refuses to accept Christ as their Savior, the devil and every demon will bow down and admit that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God.
Let’s look at these verses in order to get an idea of how important the Word is to God.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and for Your truth: for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name. (Psalms 138:2).
Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Philippians 2:9-10).
It’s quite shocking that the same Jesus people spend their whole lives minimizing, mocking, mistreating, rejecting, and despising Him is the One they will have to stand in front of and give an account for their lives one day. Besides, the same name that many would even try to do their best in order to keep others from mentioning it in the public areas is the same name they’ll be calling on to save them.
But, one thing for sure it will be way too late since grace and repentance will no longer be available on that very day. However, the good news is that salvation is available right now as you are reading this article for anyone who is willing to receive it.
In this case, people’s attitudes toward the name of Jesus is a visible indication regarding how uncomfortable and disturbed Satan is when that name is pronounced. The bottom line is that if the devil was comfortable with Jesus’ name, so would be those who are living under his influence.
Jesus is Given The Most Powerful Name.
Jesus receives this honor because as God manifest in the flesh He was willing to live as a human being and suffer the agony of crucifixion on the cross in order to pay the penalty for our sins. On that day, mankind literally killed their creator, who willingly gave up His life for us. Praise God, death could not keep Him in the tomb and on the third day He rose again. Because of His willing sacrifice for our sins, God has highly exalted Him as a result.
(Philippians 2:9-10) make it very plain that the name of Jesus is extremely important. It’s the name that actually sends demonic spirits into a panic mode. In fact, His name is above every name. With such a position of authority one would think there is no one or anything higher in authority. However, as powerful as the name of Jesus is there is something even more exalted.
The Word of God is Even More Exalted.
The Psalms record that God has magnified His Word so high that it is even above the name of Jesus. He says “for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name.” Think about that for a minute. This means that the Bible is even above the name of Jesus in the eyes of God. In other words, the Word of God is the final authority not just for us mere human beings, but God Himself is in subjection to it. God operates according to what declared by Him in His written Word.
It has often been said that God is omnipotent, meaning all-powerful. However, this is not totally accurate. His power will not permit Him to go against His Word that He recorded in the Scriptures. Here on earth, a ruler may issue a decree then later go back on his word or change his mind, not so with God.
Many Have Failed to Fully Embrace His Word in a Way That Honors Its Initial Purpose.
What is amazing is how often Christians treat the Word of God in a lackadaisical manner. They will say with their lips that the Word of God is important and that the Bible is the Word of God, yet when it comes to obeying and putting into practice the things the Bible says, they balk at the idea.
The question I have for these people is, if the Bible is so important in the eyes of God that He Himself must obey it, who do you think you are that you can get away with choosing whether to obey it or not. Do you think yourself more powerful or exalted than God? If not, then why do you act as if the Bible is not binding on you? If God will submit to it, than so should you.
Since the Word is nothing more than an extension of God Himself, how people treat it is precisely how they treat God Himself. It’s unmistakably clear that nobody can honor God while dishonoring His Word. The Word is a pure reflection of His absolute Character as well, which we must revere as His own people.
You can’t also claim that you’re Christian while trampling His Word under your feet by how you live. Shockingly, many individuals already know what the Word says about certain critical issues, but for some reason they happen to make their own conclusion out of themselves just as if they are the ultimate final authority.
Well, that’s very satanic by nature because if our conclusions aren’t influenced by the Word, it will be influenced by something else. Anything that’s not of God is pure evil. Besides, it doesn’t matter how acceptable it may look to us humanly speaking. Keep in mind, God will judge people according to the truth found in His Word.