PRECIOUS NICKNAMES

When a person is dear to you, you assign them special names that further express your closeness and endearment to them. Sometimes these names become nicknames that others join in and give reference too. In the angel’s proclamation, in Matthew 1:21, to Joseph about his future son, he told him, “You are to name him Jesus.” This name, Jesus is honey on the lips of every Christ-follower. Jesus! It is the name that strokes the harps of heaven. There is no name more precious. It is a name beyond price. Just five letters, just two syllables have filled our hearts with eternal hope and everlasting joy.

Here are the nicknames or titles of Christ taken from the King James text: 

Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), Advocate (1 John 2:1), Almighty (Revelation 1:8), Alpha & Omega (Revelation 1:8), Amen (Revelation 3:14), God’s Apostle (Hebrews 3:1), Arm of the Lord (Isaiah 51:9, 53:1), Author & Finisher of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2), Author of Eternal Salvation (Hebrews 5:9), Beginning of Creation of God (Revelation 3:14), Beloved Son (Matthew 12:18), Blessed and Only Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15), Branch (Isaiah 4:2), Bread of Life (John 6:32), Captain of Salvation (Hebrews 2:10), Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4), Christ of God (Luke 9:20), Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25).
 
Cornerstone (Psalm 118:22), Counselor (Isaiah 9:6), Creator (John 1:3), Dayspring (Luke 1:78), Deliverer (Romans 11:26), Desire of the Nations (Haggai 2:7), Door (John 10:7), Elect of God (Isaiah 42:1), Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6), Faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5), First & Last (Revelation 1:17), First Begotten (Revelation 1:5), Forerunner (Hebrews 6:20), Glory of the Lord (Isaiah 40:5), God (Isaiah 40:3), God Blessed (Romans 9:5), Good Shepherd (John 10:11), Governor (Matthew 2:6), Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14), Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22), Heir of All Things (Hebrews 1:2), Holy Child (Acts 4:27), Holy One (Acts 3:4), Holy One of God (Mark 1:24).
 
Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:14), Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69), I Am (John 8:58), Image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4), Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14), Jehovah (Isaiah 26:4), Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 21:11), Judge of Israel (Micah 5:1), The Just One (Acts 7:52), King (Zechariah 9:9), King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2), King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15), King of Saints (Revelation 15:3), Lawgiver (Isaiah 33:22), Lamb (Revelation 13:8), Lamb of God (John 1:29), Leader & Commander (Isaiah 55:4), The Life (John 14:6), Light of the World (John 8:12), Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5).
 
Lord of All (Acts 10:36), Lord of Glory (1 Corinthians 2:8), Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15), Lord of Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6), Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3), Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5), Messenger of the Covenant (Malachi 3:1), Messiah (Daniel 9:25; John 1:41), Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6), Mighty One (Isaiah 60:16), Morning Star (Revelation 22:16), Nazarene (Matthew 2:23), Only Begotten Son (John 1:8), Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7), Prince of Life (Acts 3:15), Prince of Kings (Revelation 1:5), Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

Prophet (Luke 24:19), Redeemer (Job 19:25), Resurrection & Life (John 11:25), Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4), Root of David (Revelation 22:16), Rose of Sharon (Song of Songs 2:1), Savior (Luke 2:11), Seed of Woman (Genesis 3:15), Shepherd & Bishop of Souls (1 Peter 2:25), Shiloh (Genesis 49:10), Son of the Blessed (Mark 14:61), Son of David (Matthew 1:1), Son of God (Matthew 2:15), Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32), Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2), True Light (John 1:9), True Vine (John 15:1), The Truth (John 14:6),  The Way (John 14:6) Witness (Isaiah 55:4), Word (John 1:1), Word of God (Revelation 19:13).
 
Precious name, oh how sweet, hope of earth and joy of heaven. Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

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