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There is Power in the Name of Jesus

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Jesus is the most influential man in history to ever walk the earth. 

History books show he walked the earth and did mighty exploits.

The Bible, which centers on Jesus, is the most published book of all time. It has been translated into more than 3000 languages and tells the story of Jesus. 

He walked the earth. He died on a cross like a criminal, but he didn’t stay dead. He shared incredible wisdom. His teaching brought life. He healed the sick. He raised the dead. He delivered the oppressed. He set captives free. He then died for our sins, paying the full price for sin, and then rose victorious. He is still alive today, touching all who draw near to him. He still heals, delivers, and sets free today.

Even the entire world’s date system is based on Jesus. BC represents the time before Jesus Christ was born, and AD represents the time after his death and resurrection. More than 2000 years have passed since Jesus conquered the cross and the grave, and yet more than 2.3 billion people, making up 31% of the world, publicly acknowledge that they are followers of Jesus Christ. That means that 3 out of every 10 people on planet Earth are believers in Jesus Christ and accept that he is the Savior of the world. 

Multitudes of people through many generations testify that Jesus has transformed their lives.   

Jesus is the all-powerful creator who holds all creation together.

Colossians 1:15-22 (NLT)… 

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.”

Jesus is supreme. He is in charge. He is the creator of life. He knows everything. He is in complete control. He is the glue that holds everything together. He is the head, the all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present God. He is the one who can save and reconcile the most broken and sinful person. He can do all things. Nothing is too difficult for him. No situation is too far gone. Nothing is impossible for Jesus. 

Jesus has the name above all names. 

Jesus is alive and he has the name above every other name. 

Philippians 2:9 (NKJV) tells us that God highly exalted Him (JESUS) and gave Him the name which is above every name.” 

He has the name above every other name. 

I can tell you that there is power in the very name of Jesus

Philippians 2:9-11 (NKJV) continues…

God “highly exalted Him (JESUS) and gave Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of 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.”

One day every knee will have to bow to Jesus for he is Lord and Savior. 

There is power in the name of Jesus. Many praise this name. However, a few choose to persecute the very name of the only one who can bring them true and lasting life, and real peace.  

Think about it for a minute…

Only the name of one God is taken in vain. No one blasphemes the name of Krishna, Buddha, or Mohammed, yet Atheists and unbelievers will blaspheme the name of Jesus and use the name of Jesus as a curse word.

If only they knew that only Jesus can save. After all, he came to “seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)

Before Jesus was even born, an angel appeared and said concerning Mary, “she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)

The very name of Jesus means Savior. He came to rescue mankind. 

Jesus paid the price on the cross so that you and I can be saved. He defeated sin, death, and hell. He conquered the grave so that all who believe in him will not perish but will have eternal life. 

John 3:16-17 (NKJV)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (JESUS), that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Jesus came to save you. He didn’t come to condemn you. He is not a policeman wanting to condemn you to death or prison for your sins. He came to save the lost. 

We are told thatwhoever calls on the name of the Lord (JESUS) shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

No other name can save you but the name of Jesus. 

Do you know what Jesus told us about his name?

In John 14:12-14 (NKJV) Jesus said, Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

When Jesus walked the earth, he did mighty works. He raised the dead. He turned water into wine. He took a little boy’s “happy meal” and fed 5000 men. He opened blind eyes. He delivered the oppressed. He set captives free. He brought good news to the poor. 

Jesus tells us that we will do the same works and even greater works than what he did. 

Why? Because he said so. 

How? Jesus told us that we can ask anything in his powerful name and that he would do it. “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:14)

Again, Jesus told us in John 16:23-24, I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

Do you see the power in Jesus’ name? Jesus himself told us to “ask, using my name, and you will receive.”  

My “WOW!” moment.

Jesus is the most famous person in history. He is also the creator of all life. He is in complete control. He is supreme and the most powerful being in the universe.

This Jesus tells me that I can use HIS NAME when I pray, and assures me that when I ask USING HIS NAME, I WILL RECEIVE. And if I ASK ANYTHING IN HIS NAME, ALIGNED TO HIS WILL, HE WILL DO IT!  

Do you know the man behind the name? If so, are you using the name of Jesus when you pray? Are you using the name of Jesus when you face calamity, a crisis, or a storm

The early Church used the name of Jesus.

In Acts 3, it tells us how Peter and John were on their way to the Temple to pray. As they approached the Temple, there was a crippled man begging for money. This man was lame from birth. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t work. He, therefore, was begging for money.

When Peter and John saw this lame man they said, Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money.” (Acts 3:5)

“But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” (Acts 3:6)

Peter declared, in the name of Jesus, to get up and walk. Peter didn’t do this in his own name. 

Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them. All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded!” (Acts 3:7-10)

This lame man had never walked, yet in the name of Jesus, he was leaping and praising God – completely healed, delivered, and set free. 

With a huge crowd gathering, Peter took the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus. He pleaded with the people to turn from their sinful lives to God. That day 2000 people received Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

The preaching of Jesus disturbed the leading priests and they had Peter and John arrested and put in jail. The next day they were brought before the court. 

“They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of our people, are we being questioned today because we’ve done a good deed for a crippled man? Do you want to know how he was healed? Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead.” (Acts 4:7-10)

Peter then continued, There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John. They could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13)

The council was however furious and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.” (Acts 4:18)

After threatening them, the council let them go so that a riot didn’t break out. 

Immediately after being freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said.

The believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God. They prayed, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:29-30)

We are told, After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31)

Who are you listening to? 

We live in a world where the voice of an evil minority is trying to drown out the voice of Jesus.

Don’t fall for the lie. There are so many lost people who need to hear the good news. There are so many broken and hurting who need Jesus. 

If you are lost, call on the name of Jesus. 

I want to encourage you, if you don’t know Jesus, call on him now.

Surrender to him. Give him your life. Let him forgive you, cleanse you, fill you, restore you.

Call on Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. Turn from your sin. Turn from your indifference. Turn to Jesus. Call on him. He is the living Savior. He is waiting for you. 

If you want to start or restart your walk with Godclick here to pray a simple prayer we have set up for you.

If you are a child of God, always pray in the name of Jesus. 

If you are a child of God (if Jesus is your Lord and Savior), then I need to encourage you to stand up and share the good news of Jesus with all that God brings across your path.

Pray for those who are sick, bound, or discouraged, in the mighty name of Jesus.

God so dearly wants to bring healing and set captives free. Pray, using the most powerful name – that is above all other names – in THE NAME OF JESUS. 

You need to really know the man behind the name.

I need to warn you…

There is power in the name of Jesus, but make sure that you know the Jesus behind the name. 

In Acts 19, God’s messengers were powerfully sharing the good news. Many were being healed and delivered as they prayed for the sick and bound in the name of Jesus.

There was, however, a new-age group who would dabble in spiritualism…

“They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered.” (Acts 19:13-16)

However, if you know Jesus – not just know about him, but really know him as your Lord and Savior – then you do not have to fear. If you are a child of God and know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, he lives in you. 

1 John 4:4 tells us, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

As a follower of Jesus, you have been given the name above all names. 

Jesus encourages us to pray in his name, ask him to intervene in his name, and command change in his name.

I encourage you, if you are a child of God and if you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, to pray and ask using his mighty name

The enemy has no power against the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus can silence the avenger and your enemy. Captives can be released in the name of Jesus. You can pray for the sick and oppressed in the name of Jesus. Put your confidence in Jesus. Let faith arise in your heart. I want to encourage you to speak the name of Jesus in faith. 

After Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, he walked the earth for 49 days before he ascended back into heaven. He told us that he will one day return to fetch his followers and judge the world.

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his followers, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned. And 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 16:15-18)

Share the good news of Jesus with your world. Pray for the sick and bound. Do it in the name of Jesus. Jesus told us to do this. 

Look what happened after this…

“So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” (Mark 16:19-20)

The name of JESUS is so POWERFUL.

It is a beautiful name. The name of Jesus is greater than any other name or circumstance.

When you use his name, all of heaven is moved. 

Pray for your family in the name of Jesus. Pray for the sick in the name of Jesus. Pray for freedom in the name of Jesus. 

In Matthew 28:18-20, it tells us And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.”

The name Jesus means Savior. He came to rescue and set free. 

He was given the name above all names. Jesus has all power and authority in heaven and earth. Jesus told us to go share the good news in his name. 

Ready. Aim. Fire.

If you were in a war, you would fix your eyes on your enemy target. You would draw your weapon, aim at your target, and fire.

Did you know that you have an indestructible weapon at your disposal? It is THE NAME OF JESUS.

The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.” (2 Corinthians 10:4)

When you face battles, don’t run away. Face your enemy. 

John 10:10 (KJV)

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Jesus is all-powerful. He has all authority. He came to break the enemy’s grip. He is in complete control. And Jesus has given his followers permission to use His name.

When you face your battle…

Get ready.

Aim at your target.


If you are in trouble, pray for a breakthrough, in the name of Jesus. 

If you are ever caught between a rock and a hard place, pray for a solution and a way through, in the name of Jesus. 

If you are in a storm, pray for the storm to calm, in the name of Jesus. 

If you have a mountain in your way, pray that God will move the obstacle, in the name of Jesus. 

If you are sick or bound, pray for healing and deliverance, in the name of Jesus. 

If you are held captive, pray for freedom, in the name of Jesus. 

While we may not have the power and authority in our own strength, Jesus does. As a blood-washed child of God, take Jesus at his word, and pray using his name. 

He has the name above all other names.

The name of Jesus is powerful. 

Face your target.





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