The name of Jesus

The name of Jesus

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Strong tower, name of Jesus
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 NIV

The name of Jesus

A powerful spiritual weapon is the Name of Jesus. Not only is the Lord’s name a mighty tower of defense, but it’s also our spiritual password in prayer. Jesus instructed His followers to pray to the Father in “His name” (John 16:23). 

We are saved by His name:

“for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

We baptise into His name (Acts 2:38). Miracles, signs, and wonders are in His mighty name (Acts 4:17).

When young David stepped up to fight against Goliath, he boasted of coming against the giant, not with physical weapons, but with the name of his God. “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45). 

Young David knew that the name of the Lord is a mighty spiritual weapon in the spiritual realm. The dark spiritual world knows the power and authority of Jesus’ name and it trembles. “In my name,” Jesus said, “they will cast out demons and speak in new tongues” (Mark 16:17). 

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Dynamic spiritual authority

All that dynamic spiritual authority is in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do greater things than these.  I [Jesus] will do whatever you ask in My name, and I will do it to glorify the Father” (John 14:12, 13). 

His name is a powerful weapon because it represents all that Jesus accomplished both in the natural realm here on earth as well as in the spiritual world.  When you declare “the name of Jesus” with faith, it’s as though Jesus himself were healing the sick, casting out demons, and raising the dead.  

“God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow” (Philippians 2:9).

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Posted by Stephen Baragwanath in Devotional, 1 comment