There is only one name which God has made to be above all others and that is Jesus whom God made both Lord and Christ. There is only one name that sends shivers down the spine of every demon in hell and that is the name of Jesus Christ. There is no spiritual situation, possessing devil spirit, principality, power or dominion that can withstand or stand against the name of Jesus Christ. All one has to do is read the Book of Acts to see all the signs, miracles and wonders done by the apostles in the name of Jesus Christ.
When Jesus commanded a demon to leave, it immediately departed. Every demon within the adversary's kingdom was subject to Jesus. When Jesus was crucified, the adversary thought he had gotten rid of this Jesus once and forever. He had the audacity to believe he had beaten God and forever spoiled God's redemptive plan. As Jesus lay dead in the tomb, the adversary and all his minions enjoyed the worst party hell could come up with. In their estimation, Jesus was dead; God's plan to forever break the curse of Adam's transgression was foiled and in due time God would have to legally hand over this world to the adversary forever.
As all the demons in hell continued to party, God had a surprise for them. After three days and three nights in the grave; Almighty God raised Jesus from the dead with ETERNAL LIFE spirit. At the moment God raised Jesus the eternal fate of the adversary was sealed for he was permanently beaten and there was nothing he could do about it. In the twinkling of an eye, in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, God eternally proved He was the head God and His Son, Jesus the Christ, was given all authority and power not only over His church but over the adversary and his kingdom. Can you imagine the shock and awe when the resurrected Christ paid a visit to hell to personally show them God won and they lost!
Please read carefully what the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:19-23:
19and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might
20which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
21far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,
23which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
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When God raised Jesus from the dead and seated Jesus Christ at His own right hand in the heavenly places, He gave Jesus Christ power over EVERYTHING in this world and that which is to come. God put ALL THINGS in subjection to Jesus Christ, for they are all under His feet. God made Jesus Christ to be head over all things to the church, and as such He is forever LORD. Put together, the name; Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the name which is above all names:
9Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;
10that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth,
11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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Our Lord Jesus Christ has given to us His power of attorney so that we have the authority to use His name to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons and control the spiritual situations around us. Of all the awesome privileges we have as children of God, the ability and authority to exercise the power of attorney of our Lord Jesus Christ is the most awesome and awe inspiring.
We have no power in and of ourselves to perform miracles or to command an agent of the adversary to stop molesting a fellow believer. Anyone trying to do these things by their own power will surely fail and in the case of spiritual warfare, be zapped quickly by the agents of the adversary. In order for us to walk with power in this life, with no fear or trepidation; we must rise up, understand and claim our spiritual rights as heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. We simply must understand that we have been given the right to stand upon and claim what is legally ours IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
If you are being confronted by an agent of the adversary do not be afraid but rather grab hold of the truth that greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. If an agent of the adversary is seeking to manipulate your body, mind or family; do not be afraid to rise up and claim spiritual victory, protection and authority IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. Every demon in hell must obey and be subject to the name of Jesus Christ for God has given the Lord Jesus Christ the name which is above all others.
I got tingles as I read this. Firstly though I had a sense of dread as I read how Satan thought he had control of creation. Without the power of God holding back the worst of the venom of the power of darkness we would have been destroyed long long ago. It does not bear thinking about.
Then you say how Jesus was raised from the dead, and satan realised he was defeated and there was nothing he could do about it. I started to smile at that.
Our God is indeed an awesome God who saved us from the power of hell.
Excellent piece of teaching sir.