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His Name


JESUS, name of

There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express.── Billy Sunday, in a sermon, "Wonderful," quoted in The Real Billy Sunday.



. Separated to His Name. “ To take out of them a people for His Name” (Acts 15:14).

. Sonship through faith is His Name. “ Power to become the sons for of God, even to them that believe on His Name” (John 1:12).

. Salvation in His Name. “ Thou shalt call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

. Suffering for His Name. “ Rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His Name” (Acts 5:41).

. Separated by His Name. “ Let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity” (11. Tim.2:19).

. Submission to His Name. “ That the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you” (11. Thess.1:12).

. Service in His Name. “ For My Name’s sake hast laboured” (Revelation 2:3).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings


“ I AM.”

When Moses wishes to know the name of the person who has sent him, that he may tell the children of Israel, he is told to say, “ I Am hath sent me unto you” (Ex.3:14). When we have the “I Am” as our Commissioner, we have all He is, all He has, and all He can do at our back. It seems as if the Lord said, “ Whatever you need, I, the great I Am, will supply it.” The Jesus of the New Testament is the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Therefore the “ I Am’s” of the Gospel of John will illustrate this point. No less than eight times does Christ use the very words we have in relation to Himself.

Christ’s word to the woman of Samaria.  “ I that speak unto thee Am” (John 4:26). (The He is in italics in Revised Version, and should be left out).

Christ’s word to the Jews. “Except ye believe that I Am (margin) ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24, R.V.) “ Ye shall know that I Am” (John 8:28, R.V.,M.) “ Before Abraham was I Am” (John 8:58).

Christ’s word to Judas and the soldiers in response to their admission that they were seeking Him. “ Jesus saith unto them, I Am.’ No wonder they went back and tell to the ground when He said, “ I Am.” Again, Christ asks them as to the One they are seeking, and in reply, “ Jesus answered, I told you I Am” (John 18:5,6,8,R.V.)  Leave out the “ He” in each of the above verses. As in the former case, it is given in italics in R.V., and should be omitted. Thus the Great I Am is discovered in the lowly Jesus. What force and fullness this gives to Christ’s titles!

Are we hungry? He says, “ I  Am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35,41,48,51).

Are we dark? He says, “ I Am the Light of the world” (John 8:12).

Do we need an open way to God? He says, “ I Am the Way” (John 14:6).

Do we want an entrance into blessing? He says, “ I Am the Door” (John 10:7,9).

Do we need a substitute? He says, ‘ I Am the Good Shepherd, who giveth His life foe the sheep” (John 10:11,14).

Do we need life? Christ says, “ I Am the Life’ (John 14:6).

Do we need truth? Christ says, “ I am the Truth? (John 14:6).

Do we need fruitfulness? He says, “ I Am the True Vine” (John 15:1,5).

Is it a question of raising our loved ones? He says, “ I Am the Resurrection” (John 11:25).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings



Ⅰ. Surrendering. Forsaking all for My Name sake. “ Everyone that hath forsaken houses……for My Name’s sake” (Matt.19:29).

Ⅱ. Separation. Gathered in My Name. “ Gathered together in My Name” (Matt. 18:20).

Ⅲ. Suffering. Hated for My Name’s sake. “ Ye shall be hated of all men for My Name’s sake” (Matt.10:22).

Ⅳ. Serving. Working in My Name. “ Whosoever ye shall give you a cup of water to drink in My Name” (Mark 9:41).

Ⅴ. Supplicating. Praying in My Name. “ Whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name” (John 14:13).

Ⅵ. Sincerity. Labouring for My Name’s sake. “ For My Name’s sake hast laboured” (Rev.2:3).

Ⅶ. Strength. Holding fast in My Name. “ Thou holdest fast My Name” (Rev.2:13).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings



When John Howard wanted to visit the prisons of Russia he sought an interview with the Czar. He explained his object, and the Czar gave him permission to visit any prison in his Empire. It was a long and weary journey; he knew how jealously the prisoners were guarded, and how averse the gaolers were to permit any one to visit them. But he set out in perfect confidence. When he arrived at a prison he would make his application, and was prepared for the refusal which invariably came. Then he produced the Czar’s mandate, and the prison doors were immediately opened to him. He had faith in that name, and was justified by the results. In like manner, those who have faith in Him who bear the name of Jesus, find that there is in that name—

J  Justification (Rom.4:24,25).

E  Eternal Life ( John 4:13,14).

S  Salvation (Matthew 1:21).

U  Union (John 12:24).

S  Satisfaction (John 7:37).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings



There is a difference between atonement and priesthood —

Ⅰ. Atonement is a thing of death, and priesthood a thing of life.

Ⅱ. Atonement is once for all, finished; priesthood is continuous.

Ⅲ. Atonement was accomplished on earth, priesthood is carried on in heaven.

Ⅳ. Atonement is for the sinner, and priesthood for the saint.

Christ is a priest after the order of Melchisedek. Melchisedek was without father or mother in a priestly sense, i.e., his priesthood was of a different order from Aaron’s, which depended on descent and genealogy, and lasted for a definite period. Christ is the Eternal One. His priesthood begins and ends with Himself.

It is interesting to note the three things that Melchisedek did when he met Abraham (Gen.14:18-20).

Ⅰ. He brought forth bread and wine to him. Bread is strengthening and wine is symbolical of joy. Our High Priest ministers to us His own word and joy.

Ⅱ. He blessed him. We are blessed in our High Priest. We read that when Christ was about to ascend to heaven, He let His disciples as far as Bethany, and there, with uplifted hands, He blessed them (Luke 24;50). We never read that those hands were put down.

Ⅲ. He received from Abraham a tenth of what he had taken. Our High Priest waits for our gifts and offerings. There are four we can give—

A.  Our bodies (Romans 12:1).

B.  Our service (Phil.2:17; Heb.13:16).

C.  Our money (Phil.4:18).

D.  Our praise (Heb.13:15).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings