Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your undivided attention! I am going to introduce to you, in the corner of the good and right, the champion robed in white. His height exceeds the heaven, His weight outweighs the world. His reach reaches everywhere, His age is evermore.
His name is Faithful and True, He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end, He is the Almighty God, He is Jesus the Christ the Son of the Living God.
He was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin, increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man. He came down so we could be lifted up; He became poor that we might become rich; He came to earth that we might go to heaven; He became a servant that we might be made co-heirs.
He became the son of man that we might become sons of God; He was born of a woman so that we could be born of God; He denied Himself so that we might freely receive all things; He gave Himself so that He could bless us with all spiritual blessings.
Jesus, the mere mention of his name can calm the storm, heal the broken, raise the dead. At the name of Jesus I see sin hardened men melted, derelicts transformed. At the name of Jesus hatred and bitterness turn to love and forgiveness.
Emperors have tried to destroy that name, Philosophies have tried to stamp it out. Tyrants have tried to wash it from the face of the earth with the very blood of those who claimed it, yet it still stands.
And there shall be that final day when every voice that has ever uttered a sound, every voice of Adam’s race shall raise in one mighty chorus to proclaim the name of Jesus.
You see, it was not mere chance that caused an angel one night long ago to say to a virgin maiden, his name shall be called Jesus. He is wiser than Solomon, Stronger than Samson, greater than Alexander, more powerful than the forces of nature.
Meet the champion of the ages. Over 2000 years ago He left His throne in heaven to enter this arena, to raise His hand in victory for us. At Calvary Satan thought he had won, Friday was dark, Saturday was covered with blackness, but wait, the devil did not know about Sunday morning.
The living one who was dead, behold He is alive forevermore, and He holds the keys of Death and Hell.
He is the champion of champions: He is higher than the highest, greater than the greatest, mightier than the mightiest, stronger than the strongest, wiser than the wisest, He reigns from above, He reigns supreme, no one will ever take His crown away. He’s the all time undisputed undefeated champion of the ages.
To explain Jesus is impossible, to ignore Him is disastrous, to reject Him is fatal. To know Him is to love Him, to love Him is to trust Him, to trust Him is to be radically, dramatically and eternally change from darkness to light, from death to life.
Thou shalt call His name JESUS for He shall save His people from their sins.
He is the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world; He the light that came into the world to guide all nations; He is the bright and Morning Star; He is the living bread that came down from heaven; He is the living water that satisfy thirsty souls; He is the Lilly of the valley.
He is the Everlasting Father; He is the Lord God Almighty; He is Lord of both the living and the dead.
Jesus is a Rock in a weary land; He is a shelter in the time of storm; He is a shade by day and a defense by night; He is the Horn of our Salvation; He is the Ancient of Days; He is the wheel in the middle of the wheel…..
He is the beginning and the end; He is the first and the last; He is the resurrection and the life; He is the head of all principality and power; He is the Door of the sheep; He is the way the truth and the life; He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah; He is the Shepherd and bishop of our soul; He is the sure and solid foundation; He is the Captain of the host of the Lord……
He is the Treasure of heaven crucified; He is the author and finisher of our faith; He is the Prince of peace; He is our Prophet Priest and King; He is the express image of God; He is creator of all things visible and invisible; He is the Rose of Sharon; He is the Redeemer of the world, He is the Refiners fire…….
He is the root and offspring of David; He is the Son of Righteousness; He is the tree of life; He is the mighty conqueror; He is the friend that stick closer than a brother; He is the blessed and only potentate; He is the end of the Law; He is the faithful and true witness; He is the God of heaven and earth;
Oh I wish I could adequately describe him to you.
He heals the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, the maimed made whole, the deaf hear, the dumb speak, the lunatic restored, devils’ possessed delivered; He took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses. He provided strength to the weak; He forgives the sinners; He delivers the captives; He’s ready to aid the tempted, the tested and tried; His love for us is unconditionally amazing;
That love took Him to the cross.
We are the beneficiaries of a love letter, it was written in blood on a wooden cross; erected in Judea over 2000 years ago; He was crucified on a cross of wood, yet He made the hill on which it stood; It wasn’t the nails that held Him to that cross, He could have summoned ten legions of warrior angels to release Him.
Satan thought he had won the bout, instead the cross was his ultimate knockout.
At the cross, Jesus disarmed the powers and authorities of Satan.
He regained eternal life for man, by defeating Satan’s death centered plan. Ascending to heaven in great victory, Our Savior reigns for all eternity. He is the Lion and the Lamb who shed His blood and died for our sins, rose victorious and reigns as King for evermore.
Jesus Christ is the ultimate monarchy; He is the sovereign King.
No means of measure can define his limitless love. He is King of the Jews, A racial King; He is King of Israel, a national King; King of every nation, He is King from the loin of David; He is King of all the ages, King forever; He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He had no predecessor and He had no successor. You can’t impeach Him and He is not going to resign;
His office is manifold, He reigns in righteousness, His promises are sure, His goodness is limitless, His light is matchless, His grace is sufficient, His love is unfathomable, His mercy is everlasting, His word is final…….
I wish I could describe Him to you.
If there are words to describe Him then I don’t have them.
You see the human created brain has not yet reached the point where it can form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of Jesus. And the lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His Love. And the voice, you see the voice is so inhibited , restrained by human limitations that it’s hard to even sing the praise up, you see…….
if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them.
He is irresistible, He is invincible; His Grace is remarkable, mercies are innumerable, His strength is impenetrable, He is honorable, accountable, favorable. He’s unsearchable yet knowable, indefinable, yet approachable, indescribable, yet personal; He is beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, but if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them.
He is a prophet before Moses; A priest after Melchizedek; He is the mightiest of all, His power non can contain; He is above all powers, the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him, man cannot explain Him, the Pharisees could not stand Him and learned they could not stop Him. Pilate could not find any fault in Him, the witnesses could not agree against Him, Herod could not kill Him, death could not handle Him, and the grave could not hold Him.
I wish I could describe Him to you!
The heavens declare His glory and the firmament showeth Him handy works; He has always been and always will be; He is the first and the last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Aleph and the Tau, The A and the Z,
By Him were all things made that were made, and without Him was not anything made that was made. By Him all things held together, in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily; the very God of very God. He is our Kingsman redeemer, and our avenger of blood.
He is our city of refuge, our performing High Priest, our personal prophet, and our reigning King.
He’s enduringly strong, He’s entirely sincere, He’s eternally steadfast. He’s immortally graceful. He’s imperially powerful. He’s impartially merciful. He’s God’s Son. He’s a sinner’s savior. He’s the centerpiece of civilization. He stands alone in Himself. He’s unparalleled. He’s unprecedented. He’s supreme. He’s preeminent.
He is the loftiest idea in literature; He is the highest personality in philosophy; the fundamental doctrine in theology; He is the supreme problem in higher criticism; He is the miracle of all the ages; He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously.
You can’t get Him out of your mind. You can’t get Him off of your hands. You can’t outlive Him, and you can’t live without Him.
He is the king of knowledge, He’s the well-spring of wisdom, He’s the doorway of deliverance, He’s the pathway of peace, He’s the roadway of righteousness, He’s the highway of holiness, He’s the gateway of glory, He’s the master of the mighty, He’s the captain of the conquerors…….
He’s the head of the heroes, He’s the leader of the legislators, He’s the overseer of the overcomers, He’s the governor of governors, He’s the prince of princes.
I wish I could describe Him to you , but if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them. But what I do have is GOOD NEWS, for my God knew that manmade words would never do, for words are just tools that we use to point to the truth.
So He sent His Son Jesus Christ as THE WORD, LIVING PROOF, He is THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE FIRST BORN OF ALL CREATION, FOR BY HIM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED, GIVING NOTHINGNESS, FORMATION.
AND BY HIS WORD HE SUSTAINS IN THE POWER OF HIS NAME. FOR HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS AND ABOVE ALL THINGS HE REIGNS. HOLY IS HIS NAME! SO IT IS NOT JUST WORDS THAT I PROCLAIM, FOR MY WORDS POINT TO THE WORD, AND THE WORD HAS A NAME, HOPE HAS A NAME, JOY HAS A NAME, PEACE HAS A NAME, LOVE HAS A NAME, AND THAT NAME IS JESUS CHRIST!
I have this blessed assurance, that Jesus is mine! Oh, that is only a foretaste of glory divine!
I am an Heir of salvation, I’m purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.
There is power in the blood of Jesus, we are redeem from sin by His blood, we are cleansed and made whole by His blood, we are justified by His blood, we are sanctified by His blood. His blood reconciled us to God, His blood gives us guaranteed victory over Satan’s kingdom, His blood assures us eternal salvation in God’s Kingdom.
What can wash away our sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus, what can make us whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. There is power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.
Jesus has changed my whole life. If anybody asks you, just who I am, tell them I am redeemed not with the blood of bull or goat, but with the efficacious blood of Jesus the Lamb of God whom the host of heaven worship and cried holy, holy, holy, worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour and power, and wisdom, and riches, and blessing, and thanksgiving, and thrones, and kingdoms, and His kingdom shall reign for evermore.
All the glory and honour belong to Him. He shall return in all His power and glory, every eye shall behold Him; and on that day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ Is truly Lord! For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, and ever, and ever, and ever. How long is that?
And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and when you get through with all of the forevers, then ‘Amen and Amen’.”
1 Song by The Gaithers: Something About His Name
2 Song by Kari Jobe: Forever
3 The Indescribable Christ by Dr. S.M. Lockridge
4 The Bible