|Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. Acts 3:6-7.|
In the verses above, the Apostle Peter acknowledged his authority in the name of Jesus; he used it and obtained the desired result. He was obviously aware of the awesome power in the name of Jesus. He said, “… but what I do have I give you.” Just like Peter, you have the name of Jesus with an unlimited right to put it to work both in your life and that of others. There’s no other name given to us by which we must be saved. The name of Jesus is not an ordinary name. God has invested all Power into that name. It is the only name that the Holy Spirit responds to. When you mention the name of Jesus, the Holy Spirit goes into action and delivers your expectations to you. Hallelujah!!!
We read from Philippians 2:9-11, that God has highly exalted Jesus and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. The name of Jesus is the most powerful name in heaven and on earth. Every other name, principality or power is subject to the name of Jesus. It makes no difference what you are dealing with; the name of Jesus is above all things! That’s why you can’t afford to be afraid of negative forces, and anything named on the earth. You are superior to all those by your authority in His name.
Use the name with an understanding of your right as a child of God. In Christ, you are an heir of God and the name of Jesus has been named on you. It is your family name; use it to your advantage because God is glorified when you do so. Jesus said, “these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover (Mark 16:17-18). ” You can command sicknesses and diseases out of a sick person’s body. Use the name to cast out demons and they will obey. By your authority in the name of Jesus, poisons or infectious substances cannot harm you. You are indestructible!
Be bold about making your requests in His name. In John 16:24 Jesus said, “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” Address any and every situation in the name of Jesus to work in your favor and expect it to be so. Don’t hesitate to ask whatever you need and your prayers will be answered in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER: Thank You heavenly Father for the name of Jesus. It is the most excellent name. In the name of Jesus I heal the sick and cast out demons. My life goes upward and forward only, in the name of Jesus, amen!
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 3:16, Hebrews 1:4.