Philippians 2 vs 9& 10 says Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name , that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow , of those in heaven , and of those on earth , and of those under the earth.
What is power ? Power is the ability to do something or act in a particular way .
All power belongs to God. Psalm 62 vs 11 says God has spoken once ,twice I have heard this that power belongs to God. Psalm 33 vs 8-9 says let all the earth fear the Lord;Let all the inhabitants stand in awe of Him. For He spoke , and it was done ;He commanded , and it stood fast. Deuteronomy 32 vs 39 says now see that I, even I , am He and there is no God besides Me ; I kill and I make alive ; I wound and I heal;Nor is there any who delivery from My hand.1 Samuel 2 vs 6 says He brings to the grave and raises up . Job 5 vs 18 says for He wounds but He also binds up . Psalm 18 vs 31 says for Who is God besides the Lord , and who is the Rock except our God ?
Because our God is all powerful , He can do and undo . I pray that you will not see the wrath of God. When He is angry and decides to act against a fellow , no one can deliver or rescue that fellow from Him. Psalms 50 vs 22 says now consider this , you who forget God , lest I tear you in pieces and there be none to deliver. Hebrews 10 vs 31 says it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. If the Lord decides to help a fellow that fellow is made . The whole nation might be against the fellow but he or she will prosper beyond recognition. That was why David said in Psalm 27 vs 10 that when my father and mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me. In Genesis 26 vs 14-30 , the nation of Philistines hated Isaac with a passion but because the Lord was on his side , they had no choice than to come and sign a peace treaty with him .
According to Philippians 2 vs 9 , God exalted the name of Jesus above every other name which means every other name is under the name of Jesus. As far as your challenges has a name it is under the name of Jesus, as far as your sickness has a name It is under the name of Jesus. If your challenge has no name ,you better give it a name so that it will fall under Jesus. All demons, witches, principalities are under the name of Jesus.That is why as you begin to shout the name of Jesus all your problems will start to bow .Let somebody shout JESUS !
Every time the name of Jesus is mentioned knees bow. In Acts 3 vs 1-11, Is the story of a man at the beautiful gate. The bible say he was lame from the womb which meant his challenges started from the womb. Throughout his life he had tried and failed at walking or making progress because his feet and ankle bones lacked strength. He was forty years of age when he was healed which meant that for forty years this man was stagnant or had not recorded any progress in his life. All his life he had been a common man and for forty years he had no testimony but immediately Peter mentioned the name of Jesus all the problems in his life bowed down . All his challenges bowed their knees and this man was liberated . Every effort began to yield results because as he could now walk,people began to run to him to hear his testimony . I pray that in the name of Jesus you will have a testimony to share every time people come to you .
In Luke 18 vs 38-43 is the story of a blind man .The only color he knew was black and black symbolizes death . Everything was dead in his life . The word joy and happiness were strange words in the dictionary of his life. He was living in permanent darkness . To the man all days were night , no morning at all . He heard Jesus was passing and he began to scream Jesus !People asked him to keep quiet but he began to shout more. Immediately Jesus knew this fellow was tired of his challenges . Jesus asked him what he wanted from him and he said “Lord , that I may receive my sight” and Jesus said done. Immediately his sight was restored and the man began to see other colors like white which symbolizes purity and cleanliness ,pink which symbolizes love and beauty , gold symbolizes wealth , prosperity , yellow symbolizes joy and happiness and green symbolize life .
The girl In Acts 16 vs 16-20 was possessed with the spirit of divination. She was in physical and spiritual bondage . This spirit took her freedom ,her hope and dreams and turned her into slave girl . Immediately Paul mentioned the name of Jesus , she was set free from the spirits who had put her in bondage for a long time. She could now have a normal life like any other child.
A name by definition is a word or term by which a person or a thing is known. If a person becomes famous his or her name becomes famous too. If power or authority is conferred upon a fellow ,his or her name becomes powerful . Before the election of the current president of United States of America, the name Barack Obama was like any other name in the country but from the day he was made president that name seizes to be an ordinary name. The name Barack Obama represents power because all the authorities and powers of the land had been conferred upon him. So also is the queen of England ,her name represents power because all authorities and powers of the land had been conferred upon her. If the police ask you stop in the name of the queen , you have no choice than to stop because that name has the backing of the authorities and powers of the land.
The name of Jesus has authority because all authority had been giving to Him. Matthew 28 vs 18 says And Jesus came and spoke to them saying , “ all authority has been giving to Me in heaven and on earth.” The name of Jesus has power because the Most High God conferred power upon Him. Acts 10 vs 38 says how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power , who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him .The name of Jesus has power because He is Lord. The bible says a man can only testify that Jesus is Lord through the Holy Spirit-1 Corinthians 12 vs 3 . Jesus has the backing of the power and authority of the Most High God that was why He could restore Joy to homes for example in Luke 7 vs 12 -16 , a widow lost her only son and she was deeply sad. Joy had left her life permanently and sorrow had taken residence . She was on her way to bury her only son when she met the Lord , Jesus moved out of compassion told her to stop crying . He touched the coffin and told the boy to stand and immediately the boy stood and began to talk. The widow who was weeping immediately began to beam with joy and smiles.
Because Jesus has the backing of the power and authority of the Most High God, He can set people free . John 8 vs 36 says therefore if the Son of man makes you free, you shall be free indeed. In Mark 5 vs 1-14 is the story of the mad man of Gadara. This man was In bondage , he had no control of his brain ,he would he would use stones to cut himself. The enemy hijacked his senses , when every one slept at home he preferred to sleep in the tomb but he met Jesus and was set free . Peter was under the bondage of failure in Luke 5 vs 1-7 , no matter how hard he tried he caught nothing but immediately Jesus entered his boat that bondage of failure was broken and he was set free. His next attempt he caught so much fish that the boat began to sink. The woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5 vs 21- 34 ,was under the bondage of sickness for twelve years . Because she was under bondage of sickness , every efforts of the doctors proved abortive .She touched the hem of the garment of Jesus and was set free for life. In John 5 vs 1-18 is the story of a man who was under the bondage for thirty eight years. He had an infirmity which confined him to a sick bed .Jesus Christ told him to take his bed and walk and immediately he was delivered of his infirmity .
Because Jesus has the backing of the power and authority of the Most High God, He has the power to forgive. A paralytic man was brought to Jesus in John 2 vs 2-12 . This man was paralyzed from the neck downward and such he became very heavy . Four men were required to move him about . When they brought the man to Jesus , He said sons your sins are forgiven and the man received his healing. The name of Jesus has the same backing of the power and authority of God. No wonder Romans 10 vs 13 says whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved !Jesus is Lord – Romans 10 vs 9.
Another reason why there is power in the name of Jesus is that whatever you ask for in that name you will receive. John 14 vs 13 says and whatever you ask in My name , that I will do , that the Father may be glorified in the Son. The bible says whatever which means we can ask for anything . The power in the name of Jesus is not limited by anything . The power is not limited by geographical boundary , resources , weather or by humans. Matthew 11 v 27 says that all things have been delivered to Me(Jesus) by My Father. Jesus says in John 14 vs 14 that if you ask for anything in My name , I will do it. If you study this passage carefully you will notice that Jesus was not addressing a crowd when He said this , He was talking to His friends . Another thing you will notice is that this was not just statement but it was a promise . Do you know that not every who ask in the name of Jesus receives ?The promise was for only His friends . The name Jesus is for His friends not everyone .If you do not believe me please read Acts 19 vs 13-16 . The sons of Sceva were exorcising a demon by the Jesus whom Paul preaches and the evil spirit answered them and said Jesus I know , and Paul I Know, who are you ? The evil spirit gave them a thorough beating .
Only the friends of Jesus can ask for anything in the name of Jesus and will receive it. Who are the friends of Jesus ? According to John 15 vs 14 , the friends of Jesus are those who do what He commands . There is a mistake we all make , not everyone going to church are the friends of Jesus . Many go to church for different purposes , some go to look for a partner , some go because people invited them, some go because of the nice music, some attend because of the food after the service , some go because their friends are going , some go because that was how they were raised , some go just to please the pastor or their partners. Some go because there is nothing to do on Sunday .
Not all those who claim they are the friends of Jesus are actually His friends .Anyone can claim they are your friend but deep inside you know who your friends are . For example you know that your true friends will tell you the truth regardless even though at times the truth is bitter. You know that your true friends will not seek to hurt you .The same thing applies to Jesus , He know his true friends. The only way to know a true friend is by their fruit . Matthew 7 vs 16 says you shall know them by their fruits . Jesus knows His friends by their fruit. Many claim they are your friend , if you tell them you are hungry all they will tell you is sorry as if sorry can feed a man. Many call themselves the friends of Jesus and they have people they do not greet in their places of work . Some have even vowed not to forgive some people. A true friend is not shy of his or her friend . Many of us call ourselves the friends of Jesus but we are shy of Him. We do not want people to know we are Christians.
If you are His friends , you will gather with Him and not scatter what He was gathered. Matthew 12 vs 30 says He who is not with me is against Me and he does not not gather with Me scatters abroad. No true friend will scatter what his or her friend is gathering. The friend of Jesus do not fornicate or commit adultery. The friends of Jesus will always honor him with their tithes and first fruit. The friends of Jesus do not take bribes.
If you are not a friend of Jesus , you can make a decision to be His friend today. If you have been His friend before and no longer His friend you can come back today and He will receive you back as a friend. Only His friends can ask for things in His name and He will do it. A friend of Jesus will go out of his or her ways to please Jesus . He knows His friends and He never forsakes His friends . Proverbs 18 vs 10 says the name of the Lord is a strong tower , the righteous run to it and they are saved. The name of the Lord is a strong tower to only the righteous . You can make that decision now to be His friend so that whatever you ask for in His name , He will do it.
The bible said in Romans 3 vs 23 that for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 6 s 23 says For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The gift was explained in John 3 vs 16 , For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. What shall we do to be save ? The bible says in Romans 10vs 9 that if you confess with your mouth , Jesus is Lord , and believe in
your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10 vs 10 – For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with our mouth that you confess and are saved.
Pray this prayer from your heart today!
Dear Jesus , I believe that You died for me and rose again on the third day. I confess I am a sinner. I need your love and forgiveness. Come into my heart . Forgive my sins. I receive Your eternal life. Confirm You love by giving me peace, joy and supernatural love for others, Amen.
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