BY: Chris Winfree
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BIBLE TEXT: Phil 2:9-11: “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: Oh, the name of Jesus. Do you know any other name by which demons flee? Sickness dissolves? Storms cease? Hearts of men are softened? How about the name of John, or Andrew, or Roy, or Jason? How about your name? No. The only name that has supernatural authority is the name of Jesus. Why? Because it was His blood that was shed for you. Also, think about this… Lucifer and his demons knew Jesus as “The Word” before the Word became flesh so all the forces of evil already knew they were no match for Him. The name of Jesus strikes fear into His enemies.
Sometimes it is easy to forget just how incredibly powerful the name of our King, Jesus Christ, really is. It is the name above all names. It is the only name by which, when called upon, men are saved. It is the only name that gives life. Just to mention the name of Jesus can create tension for those who don’t know Him. Why is that? Because it is the only name that brings conviction in order to draw all men unto Him.
We are the ones who dilute the name of Jesus. There is nothing wrong with His name. The problems lie within His people. We must realize the power in His name. Stand up! Armor up! Engage in the battle that wars around you. If you don’t know how, then ask God to show you who to ask about truly being a warrior for Christ.
I challenge you to call upon the name of Jesus regardless of your good or bad circumstances. Whether you are blessed on every side or you are in the deepest despair, the name of Jesus never loses hope, love, or power. He is mighty to save for those who humble themselves before Him. Call on the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
PERSONAL APPLICATION: I never want to forget that there is power in the name of Jesus! God proves it daily!
PRAYER: God, I ask You to prove Your love and power to those around us. Use me and those of us who are willing to prove your love and power to the world around us so You will be glorified, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I thank God for my incredible family. After 41 years, I am still learning to love.