Tag Archive | the mighty name of Jesus

Luke 1:37 ” For nothing is impossible with God.”

God is mighty and strong on our behalf.  There is nothing that God can’t do.  In addressing the Lord, Jeremiah stated, “Nothing is too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17)   The Creator of heaven and earth is not confined to time, place or our limited reasoning.  For our mighty God can attain the unattainable…make the impossible possible, and take the out of the question and answer it with a miracle.

Mark 3: 31-33 ” Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call Him. A crowd was sitting around Him, and they told Him, ‘Your mother and brothers are outside looking for You.’ ‘Who are My mother and My brothers?’ He asked.”

The crowds were getting larger and larger that followed Jesus and His disciples.  In these verses, many have crammed themselves into a private home to hear Jesus teach.  No wonder Jesus’ family sent word into the house they were outside wanting to see Him…there was no way they could get into the packed house!  When Jesus asked this question, “Who are My mother and My brothers?”  He wasn’t showing disrespect, but rather saw it as a teachable moment. The story goes on in verses 34-35, ” Then He looked at those seated in a circle around Him and said, ‘Here are My mother and My brothers!  Whoever does God’s Will is My brother and sister and mother.”  Jesus wanted the crowd huddled around Him to see that they were just as highly regarded to Him as part of  “The Family of God”  as His own kin were.

John 10:17-18 ” The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life – only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.”

By human standards it looked like Jesus had no control over His arrest, trial, crucifixion, and death.  But here in these verses He emphatically  states otherwise.  Jesus was totally in control of every detail, every minute of that horrendous event…and He still is.  When trials and tribulations come,  remember that the same control and power Jesus had over His own life is at work in yours.  Remember also,  that nothing will ever happen to you that hasn’t already gone through your Heavenly Father’s hands first.

Luke 18:41 ” ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ ‘Lord, I want to see, he replied.’ “

The blind beggar was sitting by the side of the road near Jericho.  As Jesus walked near, the crowd brought the blind man to Him.  Jesus knew the beggar was blind, so why did He still ask him that question? “What do you want Me to do for you?”  It says in Matthew 7:8, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  The Lord wants us to ask Him for the desires of our heart…even down to tiny things that only we care about.  Asking the Lord for something to be given to us isn’t unspiritual or lacking faith…it’s quite the opposite.  The Lord delights in us asking.

Psalm 118:22-23 ” The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

The story comes out of Matthew 21:42 where Jesus is quoting this Scripture to the chief priests and elders of the Temple…whom were not too happy about Him accusing them of rejecting the Messiah…namely Himself, Jesus.  Continuing in the next verse, Jesus countered with, “Therefore, I tell you that the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.”  Jesus was offering the gift of salvation to Gentiles…building His Church from those willing to accept Him as Savior.  And as Believers in Christ, we are the Church.   To paraphrase Ephesians 2:20, We the Church, are  God’s people,  built on the foundation of all  martyred  apostles and prophets,  with Jesus being the chief cornerstone.

John 6:44 “Jesus answered, ‘No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him and I will raise him up at the last day.’ “

God sent Jesus on a mission of rescue…lovely drawing us to Him and saving our souls.  Psalm 91:14 says, ” ‘Because he loves Me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name.’ ”  Jesus is still on that mission of rescue today…desiring  none to perish.

Matthew 3:15 ” Jesus replied, ‘Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then John consented.”

Why was Jesus so insistent that John the Baptist baptize Him?  Why would the Son of God need to submit to it at all?  First for credibility…a sinless Jesus could identify with all sinners by  humbling Himself to baptism.  Secondly for obedience…Jesus demonstrated His total submission to His Heavenly Father in baptism.  Finally for new beginnings…for this was the first step in the start of His public ministry here on earth.