(08/17/2015) Use Holy Names Not Titles?

Posted: August 17, 2015 in Christ, Holy Names, Humility, Inheritance, Jesus, Praise, Prayer, Respect, Revelation, Scriptures
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Various names and titles Christian believers use when speaking of Jesus come into view, today.  The Savior is widely known as the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, and the Son of GOD, yet, he also is called the Branch, the Prince of Life, Joshua, Yeshua, and the everlasting Father.  How we speak of Jesus and our salvation pertains to acknowledging the revelation from GOD, correctly knowing whom we serve, and operating securely as joint-heirs with Christ.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “cactus_flower_az” (Level 1 with 161 points, a member since June 08, 2008) posted the following:

 

Why do christians say christ instead of jesus?

it seems like most christians nowdays refer to jesus by saying christ. it seems so impersonal…

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And he came to Capernaum:  and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?  But they held their peace:  for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.  And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.  And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them:  and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,  Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me:  and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.  And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us:   and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.  But Jesus said, Forbid him not:  for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.  For he that is not against us is on our part.  For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.  And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.  (Mark 9:  33-42, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  GOD Known By Action Not Form? (03/18/2015); About Knowing the Name of GOD (09/21/2014); About Deluding Yourself? (09/22/2014); The Name(?) of GOD (04/09/2014); The “Miniature War”? (04/10/2014); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012)

 

“cactus_flower_az”, the answer to your question should have importance to all believers around the world.  Many regard the use of holy names and sacred titles as an important aspect of acknowledgment, of prayer, of praise, of obedience, of recognition, and of proper reverence.  Some go so far as to forbid speaking certain holy names, or using an agreed-upon term in their place.  In part, this is because most mature believers want to avoid appearing to be casual, disrespectful, ignorant, lacking good taste, offhand (we say, flip), “overly familiar,” presumptuous or profane when speaking of divinity.  In sacred knowledge, a name is the record of ones accomplishments and deeds (we say, reputation, what one is known for).  In addition to the title “Christ” (the Anointed One) that identifies Jesus as one divinely consecrated, endowed, ordained and sanctified to serve as advocate, High Priest, judge, king, mediator, prophet, steward and teacher, Jesus is also called the Son of Man (Adam), the Heir, the Son of the Highest as well as Lord, Messiah, redeemer, sacrifice, savior, and the Lamb.  Most Christian believers are at ease using titles from the holy writings that appear when referring to Christ including the Good Shepherd, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, and the Amen.  As born again believers continue learning and maturing (we say, growing again), ones relationship with divinity may require these and  many other expressions to display affection, appeal to sovereign authority, and to show humility and respect.  Here are a few points from the Bible that may add to everyone’s understanding:

(1.)  1st Chronicles 16:  34-36, King James Version (KJV):  34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.  35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.  36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

(2.)  Hebrews 1:  1-5, KJV:  1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:  4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

(3.)  Hebrews 2:  7-11, KJV:  7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:  8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.  9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one:  for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

(4.)  John 13:  12-17, KJV:  12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?  13 Ye call me Master and Lord:  and ye say well; for so I am.  14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.  15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.  16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.  17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

(5.)  Acts 4:  11-13, KJV:  11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  12 Neither is there salvation in any other:  for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

There are many other Scriptures that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and made a permanent part of ones own sacred knowledge.  (For example, (6.)  1st Corinthians 3:  11-17, KVJ:  11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;  13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest:  for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.  14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.  15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss:  but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.  16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.
THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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