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Holy Punch

Holy NameWhen the guards came to arrest Jesus in the garden, he asked them whom they were seeking. They answered, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus replied "I am he." John 18.5-6 records that "When Jesus said, 'I am he,' they drew back and fell to the ground." A detachment of hardened soldiers and police from the Chief Priests and the Pharisees were knocked over by Jesus powerful name! The holy name of God on the lips of Jesus had a holy punch in itself.

I Am Names

Good ShepherdAll names beginning "I am" bear witness to the deity of Jesus and describe different aspects of his divinity. For example, Jesus said "I am the good shepherd," indicating he will lead his sheep just as his Heavenly Father would. Jesus also said, "I am the bread of life," so that his disciples would know that he would spiritually nourish them just like the Heavenly Father did the people of Israel with manna in the wilderness. Jesus also told his followers, "I am the way, the truth and the light" and "the resurrection and the life." Though not immediately obvious to us, Jesus' powerful name was clearly discerned by the Jews who heard him. They knew that he was claiming to be God himself and to have the power and authority of the Almighty.

"Jesus Powerful Name"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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