When I first decided to buy a house in Las Vegas, the Lord blessed me with the absolute best realtor, Shelley Brown. She found the perfect house, and she knows all the right people. Just mention her name and you get great service. Shelley’s name has clout, and is a great example in the physical, of what the name of Jesus Christ is in the spiritual.
Philippians 2:9-11 tells us how powerful the name of Jesus is: “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Since God created everything in the first place, if He says everything is in subjection to the power of the name of His son Jesus, then it’s true. And if anyone says different they’re lying. John 8:44 tells us the devil “was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Sometimes at night if I have a bad dream, I wake up and say the name of Jesus over and over and then I go back to sleep easily. Just saying and believing in the power of His name gets the job done. There is certainty in saying the name of Jesus Christ, when you believe in it.
When I pray for someone or ministering healing or deliverance to someone, I check with Jesus first, and then often He directs me to speak straight to a demon or demonic forces and tell them they must bow and obey whatever I say in Jesus’ name. I remind the devil spirit that it is not more powerful than the Son of God. Then I believe for wisdom and revelation and do whatever the Lord directs.
James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” We’ve been given the powerful name of our Lord Jesus to use in making any demon spirit flee from around us. And we can also help others. Just like I’ve told friends about Shelley’s recommendations and they’ve been blessed, we can help others by sharing what happens when we use the name of Jesus Christ and we get blessed.
In the book of Acts, we have many examples of the believers using the authority of the name of Jesus. In Acts 3, Peter and John healed a man who was born lame and the people were astonished. “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, ‘Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or WHY LOOK YE SO EARNESTLY ON US, AS THOUGH BY OUR OWN POWER OR HOLINESS WE HAD MADE THIS MAN TO WALK? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus” (vv.12-13).
Peter goes on to say, “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole” (Acts 4:10).
That’s a lot of power behind a name, the biggest power in the universe, in fact! And God loves us so much He’s given us the name of Jesus to flash at any force that is coming against us or the people we love. Let’s get more familiar with the power of Jesus and His name by reading the Gospel’s and the book of Acts too, and start to walk in even more victory than before.
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