His Name is Wonderful (2 Nephi 19)
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (Philippians 2:9-11)
There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ…And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ. (Mosiah 5:8-9)
Based on the verses above, is it any wonder that we say (and even sing) His name is wonderful? It’s a powerful name that brings salvation and casts out the enemy.
In the prophecy in 2 Nephi 19, five different names of Jesus are listed, one of which is, in fact, “Wonderful”: “His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (2 Nephi 19:6) Here is a brief description of the other four names in this verse:
Although it is accurate to think of Jesus as someone who we can counsel with (bring our concerns, receive advice, etc.), we should also be aware that Jesus serves as our counselor (advocate, lawyer) before the Father. “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1) This is why it’s important to stand up for Jesus – He said, “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38)
The Mighty God
In the end-times battle described in the Book of Revelation, God the Son will be leading the charge with yet another name inscribed on His thigh: KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:16)
The Everlasting Father
We don’t typically refer to Jesus as the Father, but He represented God the Father in the flesh. In the words of the prophet Abinadi, Christ is “The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son – And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth." (Mosiah 15:3-4)
The Prince of Peace
“The peace of God, which passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) helps us through the most difficult times. Think of Jesus as a representative of the “Peace family” — the Father is the King and Jesus is the Prince. When He came to earth, we had “Peace on earth.” If we become peacemakers, we are considered part of this family: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
There are many other names of Christ in scripture in addition to those listed above; however, the most important name is Jesus Christ, the son of the living God, a name that the devil fears, a name that is wonderful.
He’s the Great Shepherd, the Rock of all ages, Almighty God is He!
Bow down before Him, love and adore Him,
His Name is Wonderful, Jesus my Lord!
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