No Other Name!
οὐδὲ ἕτερον ὄνομα – “there is no other name”
The Greek language reveals that name can also be interpreted as ‘authority’. Thus there is no other authority by which we can be saved. Nothing else will get you into heaven except the name of Jesus! It is the only name that will cleanse you of all unrighteousness and forgive you as far as the east is from the west. (Ps103:12) It’s all about the name, because in His name there is command and there is power. By it we will cast out demons (Mk16:17; Mt7:22; Lk10:17-20), ask anything and it will be done (Jn14:13-14; Jn15:7; Jn16:23), we will also to make disciples in it (Mt28:18), be hated for it (Mt10:22), and every knee will bow to it (Phil2:10). Why is knowing His name so important? The answer is simple. Jesus said “all authority in heaven and earth has been given to me” (Mt28:18), therefore everything is under His reign and dominion. Everything has been given to Him by the Father. Everything to do with our new covenant has to do with Him now. Jesus Christ is the only supreme authority over all the earth. The key to knowing this though is to know what His will is. Everything has it’s place under a king, and Jesus is the King of kings. There is nothing which takes place on this earth (or in heaven for that matter) where Jesus does not know of it and participates in it. The scriptures reveal that “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” (Heb10:13) This footstool spoken of in this passage stands for the word – ὑποπόδιον – and symbolized according to HELPS Word-studies a “footstool used by a conquering king, to place his foot on the neck of the conquered.” This means our enemy the devil has been defeated once and for all. Everything which opposed us from being in communion with God has been disarmed and destroyed. So what does that mean when we know people still get possessed? It means we are to bring those demons up to speed from the lies they are peddling. To cast them out, because they have no territory in people any longer. This is the work that we’re left with! We’re to go make disciples, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out the demons, cleanse the lepers – and the reason being for all these thing is: as signs of the kingdom of God. There is new leadership in effect and we are all under Christ’ jurisdiction.
So what about the people don’t fall under his jurisdiction? Well because God created free-will, every bodies going to have to make a decision and be in or out. So what of those people who never heard about the Gospel before they died, what’s going to happen to them? Well like stated before God is fair and will judge in a fair manner. Those who want Him will have Him, but those who don’t won’t.
Well the good news will be preached to the ends of the earth and then the end will come, this however does not mean everyone will want to come under the jurisdiction of Christ. Those who perish without Him are without Him. What of those people who never got a chance to know His name? I believe scripture reveals Jesus saying “no one will come to the Father except by me” (Jn14:6) therefore God will not take a persons free will away from them. They will be given the choice to chose, and thereafter their fate will be.
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