In John 16:23 Jesus Said; “Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my Name, He will give it to you.”
As a child of God you must understand the devil is already defeated—but you have to enforce Your Victory!
There is a force so great in its power that it triumphs over any problem, any trial and any situation. Demons flee from it, disease cannot remain in the face of it, lack and fear shrink before it, and every darkness is instantly shattered by it. Even death itself cannot contend with it. What is it?
It’s The Name above all names. The Name of Jesus!
The power and authority of the Name of Jesus rightfully belongs to You as a born-again Christian, and He expects you to use it!
Before Jesus ascended to be seated at the right hand of the Father, He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” Matthew 28:18. He has The Authority!
What did He do with it? He delegated it to us when He said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 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, 17-18).
The Name of Jesus works. There is far more power wrapped up in this one Name than you may even realize. There is power to overcome everything in the world through the Name of Jesus. You can put the Name of Jesus to work in every area of your life—big or small. There are four times when you should use the Name of Jesus.
1. Use the Name of Jesus against Sickness-
“In my name…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” –Mark 16:17-18.
Notice this verse doesn’t say the sick might recover—it says they will!
No matter how minor or severe, sickness and disease don’t belong in your body.
You are healed! But you have to take your health by force and take it by faith.
Every sickness and disease has a name—the flu is a name, cancer is a name, heart disease is a name. Every name must bow to the Name of Jesus.
When you use the Name of Jesus, Satan backs off. He has no choice. The only thing he can do is try to deceive you into believing something other than what the Word says.
So, when you start believing for your healing or divine health, don’t allow him to get a foothold. The Bible tells us to give him no place. Instead, learn to be bold.
When we use the Name of Jesus to lay hands on the sick—we’re ministering the love of Jesus to them.
It’s the love of Jesus within that will cause you to put your own feelings aside—your reservations about laying hands on people in public or in other situations—and will give the opportunity for the love of God to operate.
Jump-start your faith in the Name of Jesus with this confession and believe what Jesus Said about the Power Of His Name-
Secondly; Use the Name of Jesus to Rebuke Lack
“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave Him The Name above all other names, that at The Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” –Philippians 2:9-10
Just like every sickness has a name—lack is a name. And it covers more than money. Any area where you are in lack—peace in your family, joy in your spirit, finances—every name in that category has to bow to the Name of Jesus. Everything you read in Deuteronomy 28 that is under the curse of the Law, is lack, and it is of the devil. You have been redeemed from everything under the curse. So, don’t tolerate it!
THE BLESSING is your inheritance—that’s what you’re to expect. Nothing less. How do you contend for it?
By using the Name of Jesus when the devil comes to steal from you. Just as you wouldn’t tolerate someone barging into your home and taking your valuables, you can’t tolerate the devil and his attempts to take what is rightfully yours in the Name of Jesus.
So, when lack tries to come into your family, rebuke it. Say, “Lack, I rebuke you in Jesus’ Name. You’re not coming into my family. You can’t come into my bank account. Jesus came that I might have life and have it more abundantly. I take my BLESSING now, in the Name of Jesus.”
Stand your ground in every area. Revelation 19:13 says the Name of Jesus is the Word of God!
So, when an evil spirit is trying to bring sickness, poverty, depression or any other garbage into your household, you don’t have to quote every scripture you know to stop him.
You can just point your finger at him and say, “Jesus!” That’s like throwing the whole Word of God in his face at one time
Thirdly; Use the Name of Jesus to Send Demons running-
“In My name they will cast out demons.” –Mark 16:17.
Have you ever noticed the devil doesn’t play fair?
Well, God never told you to give the devil a fair shot either—He said use the Name of Jesus on him. He’s already defeated—you just keep him away where he belongs.
Now, here’s how he comes at you—he sends demons, or evil spirits.
But you have authority over every one of them.
If the spirit of strife, envy, suicide, murder, drugs, alcoholism or any other wrong spirit tries to enter your home and family—deal with it IMMEDIATELY!
Speak to it; say, “I command you in Jesus’ Name to take your hands off my children. You spirit of rebellion, drugs, alcohol (whatever it is), I break your power over my child, my spouse, my family.
I forbid you to operate in their life anymore.
I take by force what belongs to me and that includes my children and my family. You get out of my home and family, in Jesus’ Name!”
If you aren’t born again, or you don’t have faith in what you say when you use the Name of Jesus, you won’t get results.
That’s what happened in Acts 19:13-16 when Jewish exorcists went to a demon-possessed man and said, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” That demon spoke up and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” And then that demon whipped all seven of those men, tore all their clothes off and rode them all out of the house nearly dead.
They were using a Name that they had no right to use.
They could have used it. All they had to do was accept Jesus. But they didn’t accept Jesus; they accepted Paul and what he did and were trying to use the Name of Jesus like some kind of hocus-pocus.
They realized it was the Name that was getting things done, but they were not using it as their right.
That devil knew it, and he didn’t have to bow to that.
When you are born again, and you have faith in the Name—there is no situation too great for that Name.
But you have to take what belongs to you by force. You have to force Satan—with the Word of God and the Name of Jesus—to give up ground in your life.
He’s a thief, he’s a killer, and he’s an outlaw.
He’ll steal anything you’ll let him have.
So be bold with the Name of Jesus—don’t let him steal your kids, don’t let him steal your money, don’t let him steal your ministry, don’t let him steal your church.
Be forcible in the spirit and force him out.
If you even smell the devil from a distance roaming and trying to break into any area of your life, don’t wait for it to escalate—get him out!
And do it with the Name above all names.
Lastly; Use the Name of Jesus for Supernatural Protection
“The Name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.” –Proverbs 18:10
Oh, how the enemy doesn’t want you to know this one. His entire profession is steal, kill and destroy.
So, when you start using the Name of Jesus to protect you, your family and your property—he’ll go out of business in your neck of the woods.
Saturating his wicked plans with the Name of Jesus will stop him from oppressing you and your family, and will keep you safe.
The Name of Jesus is your supernatural protection, your emergency number and your rescue vehicle, all wrapped up in one.
It responds immediately, acts perfectly, and gets the job done without delay or hiccup. The Name Of Jesus should always be your first line of defense and will help you when there seems to be no way out.
Romans 10:13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”
Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe.