“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”.Matthew 28:19

In the Scripture above, the Lord Jesus didn’t say “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAMES of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Rather, He said “…baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”;  He didn’t pluralize the word “name”, signifying that there’s only one name for the Father, Son and The Holy Ghost. That name is the name of Jesus. We can tell that this is a fact from observing how the apostles carried out the Master’s instruction in Matthew 28:19; they baptized people in the name of Jesus.

The Apostle Paul did the same. When he encountered a group of disciples in Ephesus, he asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit and they said no. He then preached the gospel to them and the Bible says, “They were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” When Peter preached to the people in Acts 2:38, he said, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). The early disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ never baptized anyone in the “names” of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost; they baptized them in the “Name” of Jesus.

The Bible says “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” (Philippians 2:9-10). If the Father has declared that the Name of Jesus is higher than every name in the universe, it means He couldn’t reverse for Himself any other name but the name of Jesus, since that’s the highest Name in all of heaven and earth. No wonder the Bible declares that it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell (Colossians 1:19).

There’s no other name that is higher than the name of Jesus. God has vested all His authority in that Name. That’s why when you call the name of Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit respond!

For more, please read and study: Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 1:16-19

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Prayer

Dear Father, thank you for the wonderful Name of Jesus, the Name that is above every other Name! When I call that Name in faith, all of heaven responds, and the power of the Godhead is manifested. No devil or negative situation can withstand the power of that Name; I thank you so much for the wonderful privilege and blessing of using and living in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

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