The Power of Jesus’ Name

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Throughout much of his life, Edward Perronet served alongside John and Charles Wesley in their crusading work. Even though he was the son of a minister, Perronet felt intimidated by the Wesley brothers. Yet John encouraged Perronet to be more active in preaching.

One day, during a meeting before a large crowd, John surprised Perronet by announcing that he would speak. Perronet responded by saying he would deliver “the greatest sermon ever preached on earth.” He then read the Sermon on the Mount and sat down.

Perronet, who died on this day in 1792, is remembered primarily as a hymn writer, particularly for a powerful hymn that expressed the central role Jesus played in his life. He wrote, “All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.”

Reflecting on the words in Philippians, Perronet called on all creation to crown Jesus Lord: the “highborn seraphs,” the “morning stars of light,” “martyrs,” “ye seed of Israel’s chosen race, ye ransomed from the fall,” “ye heirs of David’s line,” and all “sinners.” Finally, he charged “every tribe and every tongue…before Him prostrate fall and shout in universal song the crownèd Lord of all.”

Today, think about how much you owe to Jesus. Think of all that He has done for you! What would your life be without Him?

Remember: Jesus’ name is above every name. One day, every person will bow at His name, and every tongue will “confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Hail His name, and crown Him Lord of your life!