2. The Name that is called Son
The Gospel of John and Sonship Session 2
This is session two and we are exploring Sonship in the entire book of John. We have seen that The Word is the Sent Word from God to every situation of The beginnings. John specifically describe Jesus in the beginning as The Word. This we find in John 1 verse 1 to 3.
We have seen that chapter one of John speaks of Jesus first as The Word, then Life, then Light and lastly The Son. As we will arrive in John 3:16 we shall discover that this Word seeks to reveal The Son. We will see again that This Life has come to bring The Son and His Life to us. We shall also find out that The Light wants to bring our attention to The Son.
In this study we will find out that all the Names of Jesus mentioned in this Book of John have come to exalt the Name of The Son. The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of John proves that the ultimate Name is that of The Son. This is what Jesus tells them before He goes to heaven.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:18-20 KJV. The disciples are sent to baptize everyone in The Name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost.
When they meet people to introduce them into the Kingdom they are to be baptized in the Name of The Son and not in the Name of The Light, in The Name of The Son and not in the Name of Life.
Before we continue with this first chapter I would like to make an overview of the Names of Jesus in the Book of John. I want you to know ahead of time that the Name that qualifies Him to be given All Power by the Father is the Name called Son. Before we continue I want you to know that the Name in which we are all Baptized in is the Name of the Son.This is done so that we shall all carry the same Name of the Son.
The greatest Power in the Kingdom of God is called Son.
The greatest Authority in the Kingdom of the Father is called Son.
This is our journey, that we shall also have this name of sons.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12 KJV
We are baptized in the Name of The Son according to Matthew 28:19 so that we are also given the power to become Sons of God according to John 1:12.
This goal is a very important goal that we all understand the Name in this book of John which is called Son.
Everyone who comes to this Kingdom has to understand that this is our ultimate goal to share this Name with our Lord and Brother, Jesus.
The Father cannot give All Power to His servants He has to give all Power to His Son.
That is why we are given power to be sons and not power to be prophets or healers when we receive Him according to John 1:12.
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Hebrews 2:11 KJV
Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers therefore as He is Son therefore we are also Sons.
Jesus carries a lot of Names in the gospel of John but our goal is for you to know that all those Names have come to bring about the Name of Son.
This is very important for new believers to grasp the first day they arrive in the Kingdom of God.
In John 1:1 Jesus is called The Word.
In John 1:4 He is called The Light of Men.
In John 1:9 He is called The True Light.
In John 1:14 He is The Only Begotten of The Father.
In John 1:34 He is The Son of God.
In John 1:49 He is Rabbi.
In John 1:49 He is The King of Israel.
In John 3:16 He is The Only Begotten Son of God.
In John 4:10 He is The Gift Of God.
In John 4:25 He is Messiah.
In John 4:42 He is The Christ, The Saviour of The World.
In John 6:35 He is The Bread of Life.
In John 8:12 He is The Light of The World.
In John 8:58 He is I Am.
In John 10:7 He is The Door of The Sheep.
In John 10:11 He is The Good Shepherd.
Let us end here with the Names of Jesus for this Session.
Before we continue with other Names none of these Names give Him all Power.
There is Only One Name that gives Him all Power and that Name is The Son.
All the other Names have come to reveal this Name called Son.
Son is not description. Son is a Name to Jesus.
Let me prove that Son Is A Name by going to the Book of Hebrews.
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Hebrews 1:4-5 KJV
Verse 4 says this Name is a Name “more excellent than they” (meaning angels).
Verse 5 reveals the Name and the Name is Son, “Thou art my Son.
Let me give you the last proof that Son is A Name and this is in the last chapter of Matthew.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Do not allow any of these names sound higher than the Name Son. Jesus has come to bring us to partake in His Highest Name called Son. He said all power is given to Him and therefore He said that He will transfer that Power to us. Every new believer who comes to the Lord has to be introduced to the Name of The Son.
Every new believer who receives The Son is given the Power to become The son of God.