Theme: Be Bold To Use His Name
|Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, PhD, DSc|
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name (Philippians 2:9).
It doesn’t matter what the condition is or the challenges that you might be facing; if you’d use the Name of Jesus, victory is assured. The Name of Jesus is superior to all other names. Sickness is a name; death is a name; poverty is a name; depression is a name, but the Name of Jesus is greater than them all. Use that name!
Colossians 3:17 tells us to do all things in word or deed in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Name opens every door, and it’s been given to you to live by. You’ve been given the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus.
Fear may attack you and try to hold you in bondage, but refuse to concede; use the Name of Jesus! Declare, "I refuse to fear, in Jesus’ Name!" All of God’s authority has been vested in that Name; use it against sickness, disease and death; use it against fear. We all can, and should, use the Name of Jesus. You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day, because we live in His Name.
In Acts 3, Peter and John met a man who couldn’t walk. The man was above forty years old, and had never walked from birth. Nobody ever told him it was possible for him to walk with his two legs. You can imagine that his limbs most certainly would have formed calluses from creeping all the time. But Peter, looking him straight in the eye, 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" (Acts 3:6).
And that was it! The hitherto crippled man sprang to his feet, walking, jumping, and praising God (Acts 3:7-8). It may be impossible for you to get out of that negative situation in your own name, but not in the Name of Jesus! In His Name, you can walk out of any trouble. The Name of Jesus is the Name you can trust; it’s the Name that never fails! Be bold to use His Name.
Dear Father, thank you for giving me the power of attorney to use the matchless Name of Jesus to effect changes, and control circumstances. I walk in victory and dominion today and always, because I live in, and do all things through the power in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
further study: Mark 16:17-18; Acts 3:16; Philippians 2:9-11: Philippians 1:1-30 Isaiah 33-34: Titus 2:1-15 Jeremiah 50