Mark 16:17 ‘And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME they shall cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents and If they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover’.
Acts 4:30 ‘By stretching forth thy hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done by the NAME of thy Holy child Jesus’
Healings and Miracles can only be achieved through only one Name; and that is the name of Jesus Christ. Remember before he was born it was prophesied that ‘His name shall be called Jesus because he shall save His people from their sins’ and the word Christ is not His surname but His office and it’s the same word translated in Hebrew as the ‘Messiah’ The anointed one and HIS anointing. Meaning he is the burden remover and the yoke destroyer.
God is interested in us living a healthy life and walk in the miraculous, and He did made provision for this through His son Jesus who walked the face of this earth, healed people of their diseases, performed many infallible miraculous signs and wonders and when he was leaving, he handed the power to the believers through his Name. The bible says in Phil 2:24 that God has highly exalted him and given him a Name that is higher than any other name, that at mention of His Name; every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Knowing this, he emphatically told his disciples in John 16:23 and Mark 16:17 that whatsoever you ask the father in my name; it shall be done and through my Name you will do miracles.
We can also understand even in our world the importance of using other Influential peoples name to open difficult doors, so that when you approach a person for a favour in the name of an important personality, he will oblige you just because of that name. In the same vein, the name of Jesus when it is mentioned commands attention both in the physical and spiritual world. God is obliged to answer you because you have come in the name of His Son who by virtue of his death has translated you from being servants to Sons. Demons tremble at His name, because when you mention it, they no longer see you but they see the resurrected Christ who defeated their master many years ago.
This is the key to walking in the miraculous and you need to start using it otherwise the door will remain shut. The Apostle after Jesus’ ascension into heaven began to use this key to unlock doors; we see an example in the book of Acts 3:1-7 where Peter and John met a certain man lame from his mother womb, sat at the gate of the temple begging alms from people. Peter told him; silver and gold we don’t have but what we have we give to you; In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!
Immediately the man received his healing to the amazement of all that knew him before. When people gathered around Peter wondering how he could have done this, he quickly told them in verse 16 ‘ and His name and through faith in His Name has made this man strong’. Even when the rulers and scribes arrested them they asked; in whose power or name did you do this, he was quick to tell them that; by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom you crucified’ They were therefore threatened not to speak or preach at all in that name again why because they recognise the power in the Name of Jesus and were afraid. So also the devil is afraid and will try to harass you with situations that will compel you to shut your mouth and not call on the name of JESUS. For how long are you going to allow this, come on! Wake up and use your authority.
I don’t know what situation you are in now or what sickness is afflicting you, there is only one name given amongst men by which we can be saved and that is the name of JESUS, why don’t you call on Him now and watch how the mountain of sickness and diseases will crumble like a pack of cards. You have been given the authority to use the Name when you gave your life to Jesus, the power and the Key to walk in the miraculous was handed over to you but if you don’t use it the devil will keep buffeting you. Why don’t you rise up now and begin to apply the Name to every difficult situation, Start by praying this prayer; ‘Lord stretch forth your hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done in my life through the name of thy Holy child Jesus’. Keep praying this until something happens. I await your testimony!
For Further study
Acts 3:1-7, Phil 2:24, John 16:23 and Mark 16:17
Declaration for the day
I command every mountain harassing my life to give way today in the name of JESUS
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know superior names can un-lock difficult doors?
Whose name are you using?
Have you used His name today?