“Jesus” is the name given to Him before He was born. Angels communicated it to Mary and also to Joseph.
The angel told Joseph this name was given because “It is He who will save His people from their sins.”
You see, the name “Jesus” in the original language is a combination of the word “Lord” and “saves.” Thus the Lord saves His people. For this reason He is the Lord. The Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus Christ. The ever-present Lord Jesus Christ.
If you trust that He is present with you now, you will not sin. His presence is your power to resist temptation, and your faith is your connection to His presence.
Your faith doesn’t make Him present. That He is present is the truth. And the truth is the truth. Your faith is your recognition of the truth. Therefore, if you don’t believe, it doesn’t mean He is absent. He just might as well be absent as far as your soul is concerned. If you don’t believe the truth, you are trusting a lie. Don’t trust a lie.
Learn to trust the truth without having to always having to have fresh evidence. Jesus has given plenty of evidence over time.
The Lord’s name is Jesus. Call on His name. And think about what it means.
Bible notes on this post.
See also the post Call on His Name.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.