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My prayer is that after you have read this article your lives will never be the same again, when you call upon the Name of Jesus – which after this article some of you will understand in a much deeper perspective. This has probably been the most time consuming article I have written in the last two years. It took me over 30 hours of work over 4 days to understand all that I was supposed to write, and make choices as to which sections to leave out – which may come next week but I am not sure now.
We closed last week’s 1st part of this series with this portion which follows below. We shall pick it up from there today.
Is it the goodwill of the Lord to heal? ABSOLUTELY YES!
Not only He is willing to heal, but the story in Luke 7:19-23 shows that Jesus presented healing as part of His Name and identity! In fact, the very concept of “salvation” is not limited to the salvation of the soul – the Bible shows that God uses the concept of salvation also for the healing of the flesh (today we shall work on this).
The concept of salvation also applies to healing
In the following portion of scripture the word “save” is used in the context of healing; the same story is in Luke 6:7-10. Luke uses the same word “save”.
Mark 3:1 And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2 So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. 3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.” 4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent. 5 And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
In Matthew the same word “save” is used in direct reference to the healings and miracles that Jesus had performed, and the casting out of demons, I believe.
Matthew 27:41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, 42 “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
In the following portion, “has been made well” in the original Hellenic is the verb “sozo” which is “to save”, from which ‘salvation’ (‘soteria’) is derived. So, in fact, the original text reads “…by what means he was saved…”
Acts 4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 “If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well (lit. “he was saved”) 10 “let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.
James confirms to us that the verb “to save” in the days of Jesus and His disciples also meant “to heal”.
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
The Name of Jesus includes both: salvation and healing
To understand this concept of what the Name of Jesus carries in the word that refers to the person (which is a “logos”), first we need to understand the means by which God reveals Himself to the world: language! (which is a compilation of words -verbal and written- which say something that God wants to communicate to us – a “logos” – this “something” is in the logos “Jesus”).
As it is written, John 1:1 IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. [Word in the original Hellenic = “Logos”]
Language is not just merely an array of sounds flying around, but a carrier of ‘word-concepts’ which have the God-given capacity to become vessels of transference of spiritual power and the means by which spiritual substance may transubstantiate into physical reality.
[…but that depends on the level of faith, authority and alignment with God’s heart and mind of the person who speaks out the logos-words, using the earthly form of language to communicate and transfer the spiritual concepts that are in the “logos”.
Such are concepts which already have “heavenly substance” and can only be perceived and received by faith – this is the very definition of ‘faith’ in Hebrews 11:1, from where the word ‘substance’ comes: ”faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen”.
Substance is “hypostasis” in orig. Hellenic, which makes the qualitative difference between self-induced “faith” of a man’s imagination and faith in a “logos” that has “hypostasis” in the heavenly realm = an existing spiritual substance.
Today’s article wants to release a God-induced-faith to the reader for the “hypostasis” that is in the -logos- Name of Jesus, so that believing we may receive ]
And that is because “in the word is life” (as God created it to be). That is what John said, that the entire Creation was born out of a word speaking out life (through and by Jesus), thereby transubstantiating immaterial spiritual concepts into physical reality with form and shape (that is how the world was created).
THAT is describing the very person of Jesus to us (Who is the Logos of God), in His eternal form and person, before His earthly, human form.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
So, when we want to relate to this person ‘Jesus’, we use a word (language) to speak out the sound “j-e-s-u-s”, which communicates to everyone that we refer to the person whose name is Jesus… Obvious! ain’t it! … but let us now look at what is not so obvious:
-> that the name “Jesus” releases power for salvation and healing when we have faith in the heavenly “hypostasis” which is in the Name, because this power for salvation and healing is the spiritual substance that God breathed into this “Logos”.
If there is life in the word (the Name Jesus) …
… because there are spiritual substances which are carried by the “logos” language of communication (salvation and healing in this case) …
… based on, and through, the faith of the person who speaks out this “logos” …
… and the authority of God (when the person who speaks in faith is fully aligned with the heart and mind of God for the specific matter)…
then -> when the Name of Jesus is called upon …
… the spiritual substance which is in that logos-word is carried from the realm of the spirit (heaven) into the physical realm of this earth (through man’s faith) …
… and is transubstantiated into physical reality (according to the power of the Spirit which is at work within the man-of-faith) , …
… which means that the spiritual/heavenly substance that is in the logos-word (the Name of Jesus) becomes manifest in this world in real form (e.g. healing).
[ For info: we may also refer to this manifestation -e.g. of healing- as “the Logos becomes incarnate” by using the incarnation of Jesus in human form as a prophetic principle that can be applied in a variety of ways, such as the transubstantiation of any “logos” -i.e. any of God’s Promises- into earthly form.
This is the basis of the principle of the Kingdom of God manifesting in the world through the people of faith who have the actual experience of God’s Promises, when they become reality in a real person’s life.
So, when a “logos” has become real in a person’s life, the spiritual substance that was in the “logos” has manifested in earthly form – so we may say, it has become incarnate ]
When we call upon the Name of Jesus, salvation and healing become transubstantiated into earthly form in the person who calls upon the Name … but there is a condition:
-> unwavering faith without any doubt, that what he/she calls upon, God is able and willing to cause to manifest in the real world.
This process will soon become clearer when we see how it works through the example of the name of Abraham – but first we shall read Scriptures which reveal that the Name of Jesus carries heavenly substance because it was given from heaven.
The Name of Jesus was given from heaven!
Matthew 1:20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Luke 2:21 And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
Acts 4:10 “let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 “This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
God gave the name “Abraham” to Abram
Now we shall look at the example of Abram – who is “the father of our faith”. That will help us understand the significance of (the “hypostasis” which is in) the Name of Jesus, as the name “Abraham” was also given from heaven, same as “Jesus”.
Genesis 17:3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.
Nehemiah 9:7 “You are the LORD God, Who chose Abram, And brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans, And gave him the name Abraham;
In the heavenly realm the person of Abram who was childless, obtained a promise from God: “I have made you a father of many nations” – that was the heavenly substance “packed” in the name “Abraham”.
When heaven speaks, heavenly substance is carried through the language of heaven (which is “packed” in the Name). Τhe final purpose is to become manifest on earth in real form and shape, through people who come into agreement with heaven by speaking out the word – having the faith that God who spoke the word, will also make it happen.
So, “Abraham” was not just a person’s name, but a “Logos” of God, which became the vessel which carried God’s heavenly substance, which God promised to Abram.
Each time Abram was calling himself Abraham even though he was still childless, he was releasing the earthly sound of a heavenly promise, which already had substance in heaven – by Abraham’s and Sara’s faith in what the Lord God had promised, the heavenly substance took on (was transubstantiated into) an earthly form: Isaac!
Let us now turn to the Name of Jesus…
It was also given from heaven, same as “Abraham”. In the case of “Abraham”, the heavenly substance was “father of many nations”. Has that become reality? Not only the nation of Israel was formed and survived through every massacre that Satan raised to destroy it, but all of us who have become children of God through faith in Jesus, are also, together with Israel, a living manifestation of what God promised to Abram.
If God was able to fulfill His “Logos” to Abram, is He still able to fulfill His every “Logos” to us today? Of course He is, so we need to know what is the spiritual substance (the “hypostasis”) of His “Logos” that is imparted to those who believe what is in “Jesus”.
What is IN the Name of Jesus?
The word “Jesus” is an English version of the Hellenic word “Iesous” (“ΙΗΣΟΥΣ”), which was used in the New Testament scriptures to convey the original Hebrew word that was given to the child: “Jehoshua”, which means “Jehovah is salvation”.
The exact same name used in the pre-Christ scriptures in English is “Joshua”. Let’s make sure we get this right (if this is the first time we hear this); “Joshua the son of Nun” (see book of Joshua and references to the same person in Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8) as well as “Joshua the High Priest” (of Zechariah chapter 3), are the exact same Hebrew name as that of the person of Jesus, the Christ of God.
This is very important so that faith can be imparted when we believe
-> God’s promises (packed in the name),
-> which become released through our faith,
-> when we call upon the Name of “Jesus” (i.e. Jehoshua).
These two pre-Christ figures were prophetic symbols (“antitypes”) of the two characteristic attributes of the nature of the Christ:
“Joshua the son of Nun” led God’s people Israel to be victorious in the conquest of the Promise Land by defeating their enemies in battle.
“Joshua the High Priest” was/is the mediator between man and God for the forgiveness of sins.
These two aspects show the dual function of Jesus which is shown in
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus.
These correspond to the two promises that God gives through “Jehoshua”:
-> salvation (victory against the forces of Death and Darkness) and
-> healing (which is the result of forgiveness of sin)
The fact that healing is directly related to the forgiveness of sin, is shown in the following words of Jesus:
Matthew 9:2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” 3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 “For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? 6 “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”–then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7 And he arose and departed to his house.
Healing flows from the Name of Jesus!
(1) – Jesus the Apostle (Joshua the son of Nun)
-> the power of God to lead His people to defeat our enemies of Darkness and Death
(2) – Jesus the High Priest (Joshua the High Priest of Zech. chp. 3)
-> the forgiveness of our sin which releases healing
As Darkness and Death manifest in our mortal bodies through every form of illness, disease, mental disorder, oppression, psychological issues, etc., both of these above speak about healing of every part of our humanity, which is triune: spirit-soul-body.
God saves through Jesus the Apostle and High Priest, which means:
-> (victory over Death in the spirit leading to) eternal life
-> (victory over Death in the soul and body leading to) healing
So now I pray that all of you who have invested in the study of this article will have a new, deeper understanding of the Name of Jesus and of the Power of God which is in it – so that each time you say “Jesus” and pray in His Name, a new dimension of power will be released through your spirit, to transform lives, to the Glory of God our Father!