USING THE NAME OF JESUS WITH UNDERSTANDING

A name is more than a mere article of identification. A name depicts “authority” or “character.” The Greek word is “onomah.” So when you command something to happen in the Name of Jesus, you’re actually speaking or acting in the authority or character of Jesus. That’s the power of attorney Christ has given us.                                       

Acts 4:12 : “there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”

Philippians 2:9-11 :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.

Mark 16:17, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues."

In the early church, Paul used Jesus' name to drive an evil spirit out of a woman:

Acts 16:18, " Paul and Silas in Prison (NIV) :

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her."

Not only did the early church drive out evil spirits with Jesus' name, but many were also healed using the name of Jesus:

Acts 4:30, "By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus."

The name of Jesus Christ works for the unbelievers as well.

Mark 9:38-39, "And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me."

There is power in the name of Jesus!  Healing through the name of Jesus.

Acts 3:6-8 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: 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. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God “    

PRAYER:

In Jesus' name, every obstacle before you is turning to testimony. Amen