Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
1Samuel 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
What is in a name some may ask? A name reveals the person. A name identifies the characteristics, powers and abilities of an individual. The nature of a person is attached to a name. My name is Jason Michael Myers; I am one person but hold many titles and have various abilities and traits. Husband, Father, Pastor, Son, Grandson, Friend, American Citizen etc…. When those who know me hear my name, they automatically think of certain aspects of my ability and character. They know of my interests, my talents, my accomplishment and my habits. They know where I have done well and where I have failed. My name reveals who I am. God however has never failed; his name reveals his greatness.
When we think of God, we may think of, Creator, Heavenly Father, Author of our Salvation, Provider, Gracious Savior, and Helper of the weak and so on. We can’t help but to think of his mercy, love and kindness which he shows toward us on a daily basis. Our God is the triumphant Victor over Satan and the Light that shines in the darkness; he is the hope of his people and the strength of them that trust in him. He is the sweetest fragrance, the gentlest breeze and the breath of fresh air men seek after traveling through the smog of this world. When we call upon, run into or invoke the name of the LORD, we are calling upon everything he is and all he possesses. This is a thought we can hardly wrap our human minds around, and we may struggle to understand, but what a blessing we have in this Wonderful Name.
The name of the LORD is our mighty weapon, our protective fortress, our source of help and our overall confidence. When the enemy comes and the situation grows dangerous, run child O God into the strength and strong tower of his name. When doubts arise, seek the name of the LORD for guidance. When you need strength, hope and peace, open the door of grace and walk into the name of the LORD; shut the door and rest under the shadow His Almighty covering. Trust in his name, rest in his name and never hesitate to call upon his name. “Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD…” Psalms 118:26