What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? by myles munroe
June 17

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Philippians 2:10). Since Christ restored our relationship with God, His name is our legal authority to transact all spiritual business.

Today, most people name their children based on how the names sound or look.
In Scripture, however, names usually symbolize a person’s attributes and characteristics—his nature, power, and glory.
First Corinthians 15:41 says, “There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory” (NKJV). The glory of something is its best expression of itself. A flower is in true glory when it’s in full bloom. A lion is in true glory when it’s at peak strength. The sun is in its true glory at noon.
Again, when the Bible refers to a name, it is generally talking about that person’s true nature, or glory.
God gave Adam the privilege of naming Eve—of encapsulating her attributes. Adam actually named Eve twice— first to describe her origin, second to describe who she would become to fulfill her purpose.
First, he said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man (Genesis 2:23).
Later, the Bible says, “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living” (Genesis 3:20). The Hebrew word for Eve is chavvah, meaning “life-giver.” Her name describes the essence of her nature as the mother of mankind.
Names are important to God, and no name is more important than that of His only-begotten Son.
Father, Thank you for my redemption and authority in Jesus, whose name means “salvation.” In His precious name, amen.
Thought: We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Lord over the new covenant.
Reading: Nehemiah 7–9; Acts 3
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)