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Giving Christ his titles is one of the ingredients when making our prayers to our Father powerful. Let us bear in mind the titles of Christ and use them with full meaning. Christ’s full name is: The Lord Jesus Christ. He attained the titles attached to his name on his resurrection. In preaching to the Jews, Peter declared: “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36). It is pleasing to hear the full name and titles of the Lord used in prayer.

Jesus signifies ‘Yah shall save’ and proclaims his mission as Saviour. Christ is the Greek form of ‘Anointed’ and implies the wonderful unity between him and the Father, by which he was enabled to overcome and through which he was clothed upon with divine nature. Lord is ‘Master’ or ‘Owner’. It states his pre-eminence over the ecclesia.

The prayer acknowledges the full measure of his mission, his unity with his Father, and his status over the ecclesia. Paul recommended that prayers be offered “unto God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20). We cannot improve on that manner of approach.

Bro Lazarus Kingoo (Yatta, Kenya)

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