How to Use the Name of Jesus Christ to Obtain Victory
Mark 16:17-18 – 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.
God has encapsulated all power in heaven, on earth and under the earth in the name of Jesus. When the name is mentioned, every demon in hell comes to attention, especially if it is used by someone who is aware of the power and might that the name carries. Whenever we call the name of Jesus, we are practically saying ‘Saviour’ and He responds accordingly. However, it is sad to see people, including Christians, use the name of Jesus in vain and as a shock absorber. Every time we use the name of Jesus in vain it loses its essence and potency in our lives because it is used carelessly.
Please find outlined below three things that are necessary for the name of Jesus to produce for you always. Note that I said ‘always’ because the name can work for anyone once in a while out of the mercy of God but it will work for you always because of your covenant relationship with God.
Firstly, we must be children of God for the name of Jesus Christ to work for us consistently, because at new birth we were baptized into that name. From then onwards we carry the name and everything it has with it. Because we are in Christ, His name is in us and we are in his name.
Secondly, we must not have any un-confessed or unforgiven sin in our hearts for if we do, demons will laugh at us. You cannot be living in sin and expect the grace of God to abound. Sin is a reducer and it weakens faith. If you are living in unforgiveness, strife or hatred, you have cut yourself off from divine supply. Therefore, get rid of all sin and unforgiveness and start walking in love because love never fails.
Thirdly, we must know the power and might in the name of Jesus Christ and put it to use. We need to meditate on scriptures where the name of Jesus is used, especially in the book of Acts of the Apostles and let the scriptures sink into our hearts and consciousness. This will require time with the Holy Spirit in regular study and prayer. You need to spend time thinking of what the name has done for others and then begin to build your expectation to see the same results in your life.
This kind of expectation comes from making a personal, quality decision to believe that you will receive what the bible says the name of Jesus will produce for you. It’s over to you now. This is what it means to make God’s word work in your life.
For Further Study
Acts 3:16, Psalm 66:18.
Personal declaration for the day
The name of Jesus will work for me every time!!
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you think any situation can withstand the name of Jesus?
How often do you release His glory into your world?