Name Above All Names: Philippians 2:5-11
Name Above All Names: Philippians 2:5-11By: Todd Hudnall
Phil. 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
Phil. 2:6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
Phil. 2:7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Jesus who was God was willing to surrender his God prerogatives and become a man. The Timeless One stepped into time and the Creator became a creature.
Phil. 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
As if the incarnation (God becoming a man) was not humbling enough, Eternal Life entered into death, even the humiliating painful death of crucifixion.
Phil. 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
Phil. 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
Phil. 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
At the completion of His finished work Jesus was super exalted (hyperypsōsen) and given “the name”. He had been Jesus but now he was given the title of Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Lord of all and deserves our full allegiance. The name of Jesus has been designated as the name of the Lord God of the Universe (Is. 45:23). The name of Jesus is exalted above all now, but we’ve not yet seen it in totality. At times it may look like there are authorities that are higher but there is coming a day when every earthly, heavenly and underworld authority will bow and confess Jesus Christ is indeed Lord of all. I long for that day.