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Say the Name

There are many things that describe who Jesus is. One title cannot begin to contain the vastness of the all-surpassing glory of Jesus.


Jesus, Name above every name


"Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord …" Philippians 2:9–11


That means the Name of Jesus is above the name of any disease or condition that you may have been diagnosed with. It is above the name of any identity you or others have given to you that does not line up with who God says you are in His Word. Jesus is the name above the name of any other person who has ever lived. We can use His name by faith and put everything else under our feet in the Name of Jesus.


Just like every sickness has a name—lack is a name. And it covers more than money. Any area where you are in lack—peace in your family, joy in your spirit, finances—every name in that category has to bow to the Name of Jesus. Everything you read in the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy that is under the curse of the Law is lack, and it is of the devil. If you are a born-again Christian, you have been redeemed from everything under the curse. So, you do not have to tolerate it!


There's power in the Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus works. There is far more power wrapped up in this one Name than you may even realize. Smith Wigglesworth once said, “There is power to overcome everything in the world through the Name of Jesus.” That means you can put the Name of Jesus to work in every area of your life—big or small.


As Christians, we are entitled to God’s blessing. That’s what you’re to expect. Nothing less. How do you contend for it? Just as you wouldn’t tolerate someone barging into your home and taking your goods, you can’t tolerate the devil and his attempts to take what is rightfully yours in the Name of Jesus.


Praying in Jesus’ Name means praying with His authority and asking God the Father to act upon our prayers because we come in the Name of His Son, Jesus. Praying in Jesus’ Name means the same thing as praying according to the will of God.


“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15


Praying in Jesus’ Name is praying for things that will honour and glorify Jesus.


No other name but Jesus, by which we can be saved


"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation].” Acts 4:12 (Amplified)


A person’s name held much greater significance in biblical times than it does today. Names were not simply random titles to identify a person. A name represented someone’s character and personhood. Like a power of attorney, a person’s name carried the same authority as the person to whom it was given. The Name of Jesus and the Person of Jesus Christ are inseparably linked. Jesus’ Name and His power, authority, and personhood are one and the same. The Name of Jesus embodies who He is. The English name, Jesus, in Hebrew is Yeshua, which literally means “Yahweh is salvation” or “The Lord Saves.” When the angel appeared to Joseph, he told him to name his son “Jesus” because “He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Only the Name of Jesus can offer salvation because it is the only name that has received “power of attorney” from God to give salvation to humans.


There’s healing in the name of Jesus


"In My name…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18


Notice this verse doesn’t say the sick might recover—it says they will! No matter how minor or severe, sickness and disease don’t belong in your body. The Bible says you are healed! But you have to take your health by force and take it by faith. Every sickness and disease has a name—the flu is a name, cancer is a name, heart disease is a name. Every name must bow to the Name of Jesus.


The darkness has to go


“In My name they will cast out demons.” Mark 16:17


We are made up of a body, a mind (which is also our soul) and a spirit. God has a spirit–we call His spirit the Holy Spirit and that is how He speaks to us–by His Spirit. Satan who is the enemy of our souls is also a spirit–an evil spirit. The darkness is caused by Satan himself. He sends demons, or evil spirits. Yes, evil spirits are real. You may see them dramatized on TV but there are real evil spirits. The good news is, as Christians we have authority over every one of them. If the spirit of strife, envy, suicide, murder, drugs, alcoholism or any other wrong spirit tries to enter your home and family—how do you deal with it? Speak to it immediately; say, “I command you in Jesus’ Name to take your hands off my children. You spirit of rebellion, drugs, alcohol (whatever it is), I break your power over my child, my spouse, my family. I forbid you to operate in his or her life anymore. I take by force what belongs to me and that includes my children and my family. You get out of my home and family, in Jesus’ Name!” Sin and evil spirits bind us up. The Name of Jesus has the power to break the chains that sin has over our lives. This is what sets us free!


Amazing Love, Jesus – He gave His life for me


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17


“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8


Why did God send His only Son, Jesus to die to save us from our sins? Because He loves us. He created us to have fellowship or friendship with Him but when Adam sinned, it affected the whole human race for all generations, separating us from God.


When we accept what Jesus did for us on the cross, we can have access to God again. We can have friendship with our Creator. It also means when we die, we will go to be with Jesus in Heaven. This is the amazing Love that God has for us. It is too great for us to comprehend but it gets better.


Not only does God love mankind but the God who created the universe, the most powerful being ever, loves you personally. Try to wrap your mind around that. He loves you — not just people in general, but you personally as an individual. He cares about your life and wants to be part of it. Even if you’ve spent your whole life running from God or done things you regret, He still loves you and wants to have a relationship with you.


God’s love is unconditional and infinite — far, far beyond what even the best of people are capable of. God commands those who follow Him to love one another. Among sincere believers whose hearts God has changed, you can see an imperfect picture of His love.


So I’ll raise my voice and praise His Name


Will you join me?

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