THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER. Proverbs 18:10

His name is so important and effective that it was worth dying for.

When you mention a name, an image is registered in your mind. Honour or dishonour is identified with a name. In heaven and on earth, a name connotes something.

Philippians 2:8-11 Being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on a cross. Wherefore God exalted Him and gave Him a name which is above every name.

Matthew 6:9 Hallowed be thy name. Sacred, set apart or revered.

Jesus has made His name available for you. He is committed to His name. He will go to every length to protect His name.

Isaiah 43:7 Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.. Isaiah 43:1 thus says the Lord, your creator and he who formed you. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by my name.

Whatever happens to you or in your life, the name of the Lord is at stake. You will not be the reason His name will be tainted. Name is represented by character, reputation and pedigree.

Psalm 106:8 Nevertheless, He saved them for His name sake, that He might make His mighty power known. He will deploy the hosts of heaven to step in for you because of His name. Many nations have gone to war and sacrificed the lives of many citizens because the integrity of the name of their Nation is at stake.

FOR THE SAKE OF HIS NAME:

So that you’ll not be mistaken for the enemy because of your disposition and character, God guides your ways at all times. Psalm 23:3 He takes me through the path of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 32:7-8 Thou art my hiding place; Thou shall preserve me from trouble; thou shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go: I will guide you with my eye.

NAME SAKE:

We share the same name with God. We are name sake. Isaiah 62:2 you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Revelations 2:17 To the one who is victorious, I will give the hidden Manna.  I will also give him a white stone inscribed with a new name, known only to the one WHO RECEIVES IT.

Isaiah 56:5 To them I will give in my house and within my walls a memorial, and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name.

Not just nomenclature and human appellations.  A name that is recognised in heaven.

PERMISSION TO USE HIS NAME:

You can only use His name for what He agrees to.

For supplication. John 16:23-24 Truly, whatever you ask the father in my name, He will do it.

To exert authority and command. John 14:12-14 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it. You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it.