The book of Psalms has testified a lot about Jesus Christ, the Messiah. One of such testimonies is referring to Christ as the “one who comes in the name of the Lord”. This piece of writing discusses this testimony in the face of the New Testament.
He that comes in the Name of the Lord
Many great men have come into the world and gone, but there is a particular one that came in the name of the Lord God. This is evidenced in the below text:
“Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar” (Psa 118:26-27).
The one who comes in the name of the Lord comes with His authority, and He is mandated from above. Jesus asserts that all power is given unto Him in heaven and in earth (Mat 28:18). This power is given to Him so that He might destroy the works of the devil ( 1Joh 3:8) and give eternal life to as many people as God would call (Joh 17:2). This is the man who comes in the name of the Lord. Those who know such a one referred to Him and addressed Him as such. When John the Baptist was in prison and heard of the works of Christ, he sent his disciples to enquire from the Messiah whether or not He is the one who should come or they look for another one (Mat 11:2-3).
Similarly, it is read that as the Christ sat on a colt entering Jerusalem, the whole multitude of His followers began rejoicing and praising God with a loud voice because of the mighty works they had witnessed. They cried, saying “, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest” (Mar 11:7-10, Luk 19:34-37).
Rejection of the One who comes in the name of the Lord is a rejection of God. Jesus affirms this in His words to His disciples, that “He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me (Luk 10:16). In other words, it is not enough to believe in God to be saved. A person must accept Christ and express faith in Him to receive eternal life.
It is important to understand that Jesus Christ is the only person who has been accredited and sent by God to reveal His glory and salvation to mankind. If any person claims to have come in the name of the Lord, s/he should be rejected. Psalms, therefore, is prophetic when it states that He that comes in the name of the Lord has shown us light; the light to eternal life.
Prayer: May the Lord God lead mankind and all lost souls to the One who comes in the name of the Lord. May He bring us out of the darkness and into the light of His glory, through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.