Evangelistic Outreach Ministries

Jesus Is His Name,
By Dr. Calvin Evans

"…Thou shalt call His name Jesus" (Matthew 1:21).

These were the words of an angel telling the world that, through the miracle of a virgin birth, One would soon be born whose life and work would change the history of the world. JESUS was to be his name. The life and work of no other person who ever lived on this earth has so influenced mankind.

In the ninth chapter of John we have the record of Jesus restoring the sight of a blind man. When this man was cast out of the synagogue because of his faith and testimony for Jesus, he was asked this question, "Do you believe on the Son of God?" He answered by asking another question, "Who is he,…that I might believe on Him?" Our text answers the question. JESUS IS HIS NAME.

Jesus was born in a manger, lived for some thirty years in obscurity, probably engaged in hard labor at a carpenter's bench. At the age of about thirty-three years, He was condemned to death as blasphemer of God and a traitor to Rome, and was accordingly crucified. By three years of public life in a little corner of this world, He made such an impression that after nineteen hundred years, the leading nations of the world count time from His birth.

His birth was contrary to the laws of life. His death was contrary to the laws of death. He had no cornfields or fisheries, but He could spread a table for five thousand and have bread and fish to spare. He walked on no beautiful carpets of velvet rugs, but He walked on the waters of the Sea of Galilee and they supported Him.

Dr. R. G. Lee once said this about Him:

His name blossoms on the pages of history like the flowers of a thousand springtimes in one bouquet.

His name sounds down the corridors of the centuries like the music of all choirs, visible and invisible, poured forth in one anthem…

He is Literature's loftiest ideal. Philosophy's highest personality.

Criticism's supremest problem.

Theology's fundamental doctrine. Spiritual religion's cardinal necessity.

Wherever the name of JESUS is known, and nowhere else, there are hospitals for the sick, homes for the orphans, and schools for the young of all classes. Through faith in His name we've seen thousands of lives transformed. Drunkards are made sober; liars are made truthful; thieves are made honest; hypocrites made sincere; hard hearts are made tender; hatred is changed to love and cruelty changed to sympathy. His nail-pierced hand have cut new channels in human history, changed the almanac of the world, and swung the gates of empires off their hinges. "Who is He, that I might believe on Him?" JESUS IS HIS NAME.

Dr. B. R. Lakin once wrote this about Jesus:

He never wrote a book, but hundreds of thousands of volumes have been written about Him. His words have been translated into more than one thousand languages and dialects. He composed no music, and yet thousands of songs have been written acclaiming Him Lord…He built no sanctuary, and yet millions of churches, chapels, and cathedrals have been built in which to worship Him. He built no hospital, but His followers, through the agency of the Christian church, have erected institutions of healing mercy the world over to care for the sick and the needy. He had no formal schooling, and yet most of our great institutions of learning the world over were founded by His constituents. He raised no army, but those who would fight for His truth and principles the world over, can be numbered in the millions.


I've been asked many times if I believed in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. Always my answer is, "Yes, because I can find JESUS in every book of the Old Testament." Many preachers have pointed this out, these include Dr. Jack Hyles, Dr. Oral Roberts, and Dr. Robert Ketcham, just to mention a few. From the books of others and from my own Bible study, I compiled a list years ago where Christ can be found in "type" or "symbol" at least once in every book of the Old Testament:

In GENESIS, He is the Seed of Woman (3:15).
In EXODUS, He is the Passover Lamb (Chapter 12).
In LEVITICUS, He is our High Priest (entire book).
In NUMBERS, He is Water from the rock (20:8 and 11).
In DEUTERONOMY, He is the Prophet like unto Moses (18:15).
In JOSHUA, He is Captain of the Lord's hosts (5:13-15).
In JUDGES, He is our Judge and Lawgiver (entire book).
In RUTH, He is our Kinsman Redeemer (Chapter 3).
In SAMUEL, He is the despised and rejected King (I Samuel 16-19).
In KINGS and CHRONICLES, He is King of Kings (I Chronicles 12:38-40).
In EZRA, He is the Rebuilder of the temple (entire book).
In NEHEMIAH, He is the Rebuilder of the walls (entire book).
In ESTHER, He is our Mordecai (chapter10).
In JOB, He is our Ever-Living Redeemer (19:25).
In PSALMS, He is our Shepherd (chapter 23).
In PROVERBS, He is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother (18:24).
In ECCLESIASTES, He is our Wisdom (entire book).
In the SONG OF SOLOMAN, He is the "Chiefest among ten thousand"(6:10).
In ISAIAH, He is the One who surely hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (53:4).
In JEREMIAH, He is our Righteous Branch (23:5).
In LAMENTATIONS, He is our Weeping Prophet (1:12-18).
In EZEKIAL, He is our Wheel in the middle of a wheel (1:13-16).
In DANIEL, He is the Smiting Stone (2:34).
In HOSEA, He is the Faithful Husband married to an adulterous wife (entire book).
In JOEL, He is the Lord of bounty (2:18,19).
In AMOS, He is the Lord of Judgment (entire book).
In OBADIAH, He is the Deliverer upon Mount Zion (verse 17).
In JONAH, He is our great Foreign Missionary (entire book).
In MICAH, He is the Everlasting Ruler (5:2).
In NAHUM, He is our Stronghold in the day of trouble (1:7).
In HABAKKUK, He is God's Evangelist, crying "Revive thy work in the midst of the years"(3:2).
In ZEPHANIAH, He is the Mighty Saviour (chapter 3).
In HAGGAI, He is the Ever Present One (1:13).
In ZECHARIAH, He is the Fountain opened to the house of David for sin and uncleanness (13:1).
In MALACHI, He is the Sun of Righteousness arising with healing in His wings (4:2).
"Who is He, that I might believe on Him?" JESUS IS HIS NAME.


Jesus can be found in every book of the New Testament as well.

In MATTHEW, He is the Messiah (chapters 1 & 2). 
In MARK, He is the Miracle-Worker (chapter 5).
In LUKE, He is the Son of Man (19:10).
In JOHN, He is the Son of God (3:16).
In ACTS, He is the Ascended Lord (1:8,9).
In ROMANS, He is our Justifier (4:25).
In CORINTHIANS, He is the One who shall reign till He hath put all enemies under His feet (I Corinthians 15:25).
In GALATIANS, He is the Redeemer from the curse of the law (3:13).
In EPHESIANS, He is the One in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (1:7).
In PHILIPPIANS, He is the Supplier of all our needs (4:19).
In COLOSSIANS, He is the Pre-eminent Christ (1:18).
In THESSALONIANS, He is our Soon Coming King (entire book).
In I TIMOTHY, He is the only Mediator between God and men (2:5).
In II TIMOTHY, He is the Crowning Lord and Righteous Judge (4:8).
In TITUS, He is our Blessed Hope (2:13).
In PHILEMON, He is our Partner (verse 17).
In HEBREWS, He is our High Priest forever after in the order of Melchizedek (7:13-14).
In JAMES, He is our Great Physician (5:15).
In I PETER, He is the Chief Shepherd from whom the Christian shall receive a crown of unfading glory (5:4).
In II PETER, He is the Lord coming unexpectedly as a thief in the night (3:10).
In the EPISTLES OF JOHN, He is Love (entire book).
In JUDE, He is the Lord of Vengeance (verse 7).
In REVELATION, He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (21:6).
"Who is He, that I might believe on Him?" JESUS IS HIS NAME.


A He is the AUTHOR of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
B He is the BRIDEGROOM who is soon coming for His bride, the church (Matthew 25:10).
C While He was here on earth, some said He was only a CARPENTER'S SON, but Peter answered Him and said, "Thou art the CHRIST the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16).
D He is our DELIVERER. Only Jesus is able to deliver us from the power and the guilt of sin. Only Jesus is able to deliver us from the fear of death (Hebrews 2:15).
E He is EMMANUEL of "God with us" (Matthew 1:23).
F He is the FIRST BEGOTTEN OF THE DEAD (Revelation 1:15). Because Jesus conquered death, arose a victor from the grave and became the first-fruits of the resurrection, you and I, as Christians, have a hope beyond the grave.
G He is GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH (I Timothy 3:16).
H He is HEAD OF THE CHURCH (Ephesians 5:23). Someone has said the church is losing ground and going down. But Jesus said "The gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
I He is our INTERCESSOR. Romans 8:34 says, "It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is risen again who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."
J He is the JUST ONE. Even His enemies called Him a just man (Matthew 27:19). He was tempted in all points like we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).
K He is our KING OF KINGS (Revelation 19:16). Every other kingdom of this world will one day crumble and dissolve, but His kingdom shall never fade away.
L He is LORD OF LORDS (Revelation 19:16). One day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11).
M He is the MEEK and Lowly One to whom the weary and heavy laden soul may come and find rest (Matthew 11:28-29).
N He was called a NAZARENE (Matthew 2:23).
O He is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
P He is the PRINCE OF PEACE (Isaiah 9:6). You will never know the meaning of real peace until He rules your life and the world will never have lasting peace until He comes again.
Q He is the QUENCHER of every thirsty soul. He told the woman of Samaria that if she drank the water from Jacob's well she would thirst again. Then he added, "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).
R He is our REDEEMER. He is the ROOT OF DAVID. He is our RESURRECTION. He is the ROSE OF SHARON.
S He is our only SALVATION (Acts 4:12).
T He is the great TEACHER. Even the teachers would come to Him, while He was here on earth to say "We know thou art a teacher come from God" (John 3:2).
U He is our UNDERSTANDING FRIEND. Many times our earthly friends fail to understand. But when we come to Him with our sins, our problems, our temptations and our sorrows, He always understands.
V He is our VICTOR. He overcame sin and Satan, He took the sting out of death, He conquered the grave, He triumphed over hell and every believer can say, "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Corinthians 15:57).
W His name shall be called WONDERFUL (Isaiah 9:6).
X He is our X-CELLENCE. "In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3). He is the Treasure of all treasures, the Key of all knowledge, the Secret of all wisdom, the Sum of all excellence.
Y He is the YEA of all God's promises. "For all the promises of God in Him are yea" (II Corinthians 1:20). God is the Bank to meet every check of promise signed in the name of Christ (Philippians 4:19).
Z A through Z. He is the "a" through "z" of every Christian. He is the ZEAL which fires the devotion of the believer to do His will. The Bible say, "Christ is all, and in all" (Colossians 3:11). Yes, Christ is all.

"Who is He, that I might believe on Him?" JESUS IS HIS NAME.

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