Do you have a nickname or title? The dictionary defines nickname as “a familiar name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name.”
When I was born my parents named me Kenneth, but for most of my life I’ve been called Ken. My father and mother called me son or sonny boy. My sister called me her brother. When I got married my wife called me her husband and honey.
My children call me Dad and their children call me Granddad. My nephews and nieces call me uncle. I have less than a dozen titles or nicknames, yet they identify me. You probably have a dozen or fewer nick names as well. Yet, there are thousands of people in the world named Kenneth, Ken, son, sonny boy, brother, husband, honey, dad, granddad or uncle.
Jesus, on the other hand, has hundreds of titles or “nicknames”. Dr. David Jeremiah says that there are at least 700 nicknames, titles or pseudonyms for Jesus.
But there is only one person in all of history whose name uniquely identifies ONLY Him.
Here are just a few of His names and titles:
Advocate (Our) Holy Spirit
Alpha and Omega (The) High Priest (Our)
Adonai I Am
Apostle and High Priest Image of God
Atoning Sacrifice (The) Immanuel
Author and Finisher of Our Faith Jehovah
Amen (The) Jesus
Ancient of Days (The) Jesus of Nazareth
Anointed One (The) Key of David
Almighty (The) King of Glory
Beginning and the End (The) KING OF KINGS
Beloved Son KING OF KINGS/LORD OF LORDS
Blessed Hope KING of the Jews
Branch (The) Lamb
Bread of God Lamb of God
Bread of Life Last Adam (The)
Bridegroom Life (The)
Bright and Morning Star Life Redeemer
Captain of Salvation Light of the World (The)
Chief Apostle Lion of the Tribe of Judah
Chief Shepherd Living Bread
Chosen of God Living Stone (The)
Chief Cornerstone Lord God Omnipotent
Chosen One (The) Lord Jesus
Counselor Majesty on High
Comforter Man of Sorrows
Consolation of Israel Master
Creator (The) Mediator
Dayspring Merciful One
Daystar Merciful & Faithful High Priest
Deliverer Messiah - The Anointed One
Desire of All Nations Mighty God
Door (The) Mighty One of Israel
Eternal Salvation Morning Star
Elohim Most High God
Everlasting Father My Hiding Place
Everlasting One My Redeemer
Eternal One My Rock
El Shaddai My Song
Elohim Only Begotten of the Father
El Elyon - “God Most High" Our Father
El Roi - "God Who Sees” Perfecter of Our Faith
Emmanuel Possessor of Heaven and Earth
Father Prince of Peace
Faithful and True Potentate of Time
Faithful Witness Rabbi
Father of Glory Ransom (A)
Father of Lights Redeemer
First and Last Refuge (Our)
Firstborn of All Creation Revealer (The)
Fountain of Living Waters Righteous One (The)
Giver of Life Root of Jesse
God Almighty Savior
God of Hosts Seed of Abraham
God the Most High Shepherd
God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob Son
God of All Comfort Son of David
God of Heaven Son of God
God Our Rock Son of Man
Godhead (The) Sovereign
Good Shepherd Spirit of God
Great Physician (The) Star out of Jacob
Head of the Church Teacher
Heir of All Things Theos
High Priest (Our) Truth (The)
Holy One (The) Very Present Help
Holy One of Israel Vine
Holy and Righteous One Way (The)
Yahweh - "I AM who I AM”
Yahweh-jireh - “Yahweh will provide
Yahweh-rapha - "the one who heals”
Yahweh–nissi - My banner
Yahweh-mekoddishkem - "Yahweh - the one who sanctifies You"
Yahweh-shalom - "Yahweh is Peace"
Yahweh-sabaoth - "Yahweh the Lord of Hosts"
Yaweh-raah - Yahweh is my shepherd”
Yahweh-tsidkenu - “Yahweh is our saving justice”
So, when someone calls your name, think about how insignificant it is and how Great His names are…
OH, HOW I LOVE THAT WONDERFUL NAME OF JESUS
There came a sign from Heaven, when the angel was sent down,
He had to bring a message to a virgin in the town.
He said the Son that you will bear, Jesus is His name,
Oh, how she loved that wonderful name.
No other name is given whereby we all must be saved.
No other name can conquer over death, hell and the grave.
He is Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end.
Oh, how I love that wonderful name.
Oh, how I love that wonderful name of Jesus.
It speaks joy way down in my soul.
Oh, how I love that wonderful name of Jesus
It speaks joy so much to my soul.