Anything that is not named does not really exist. The identity, the efficacy, the reputation and the dreams and desires for the future, even the fear and the dread of its capacity are all contained in the name of a thing.
Mention the name cancer and even the mighty quake. Mention the name IPhone and see the expression of desire on the faces of those who don’t have it.
When it comes to people, names are more powerful even sometimes than the actual presence of the person. The name of a person continues to exist even when the person is no more. The name can be used by multiple people at multiple places who are not even known to the person. Mention any great person in history and everything they represent both past and present is invoked immediately.
So when God talks about names we must pay attention. He told Abraham I will make your name great. That in itself is far superior to saying ‘I will make you great’.
The greatness of Jesus, God’s own greatness is not in doubt. When He goes beyond this and gives us access to use that name, it is special indeed. The only thing He has exalted above His name is His word. But do you realise that His word is his bond. His bond is unbreakable. It is His identity, His reputation, His power, His nature, His promises all are contained in that Word.
He then gave His Word a name. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God and nothing (named in creation) was made without the Word.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word died and rose again bringing salvation and eternal life to you and I. The Word was given a name that is above all names that at the mention ( by anyone) of that name, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that the Word is Lord.
Jesus Christ, the Word of God is the name of the Lord which is a strong tower. No other strength is stronger. It is a safe house from oppression, depression, suppression, disaster, demonic activity, challenges, sickness, lack and everything that has a name. It is the name above all names, the most high name. This is why it is a tower. The tallest highest tower. The strongest tower. And it is available to everybody who can say the name.
Jesus Christ – say the name, cry it out, run into the refuge that is His name.
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
Proverbs 18:10 KJV