The Name Above Every Other

“Moses said to God, ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you,” and they ask me, “What is his name?” Then what shall I tell them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

– Exodus 3:13,14

As we continue our conversation about what it means to carry God’s Name, I want to visit the story of Moses and the burning bush. When the Lord appeared to his servant and gave him the charge to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, it’s clear that he felt insufficient to carry out such a great task. In particular, Moses was worried about how he would be received by the Israelites since he was new to them and had lived most of his life in the ranks of Egyptian nobility. Having grown up in a kingdom in which being part of the royal family gave him innumerable privileges and opportunities, he knew that he needed to come in the name of a higher power in order to approach an entire population and give them instruction. Understanding that a basis of authority was required, Moses boldly asked the Lord to grant him the privilege of coming in His Name. In response, Yahweh stated His identity and gave His servant permission to take it on. In so doing, He aligned His Name with the power of His office. When identifying Himself, God made it clear that He alone was the One who fulfilled everything in every way — the only I AM. While many kings had come before and many came after, He was the beginning and the end; the true author and owner of everything created. With Him on Moses’ side, no other permission would ever be necessary! 

My friend, whatever your Savior has asked you to do, you can conquer it in His Name! No challenge that stands before you is greater than the great I AM, and with Him on your journey, your outcome is certain. While many forces will tempt you to turn to the right or to the left in order to prevent you from pulling down your mountain, the Lord your Banner beckons you to keep going. He is your source, and as fear rears its ugly head, you can meet it head-on in the authority of Jesus Christ, the one true God. He is with you today, and He has already authored the story of your victory — you must simply keep moving forward and boldly and confidently claiming the Name that is above every other!


Jesus, thank you for giving me the authority to pull down mountains in your Name.


Where do you need to claim the power of God’s Name in your life today? How does the story of Moses inspire you?


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