Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional
Thursday, September 21st 2017
Topic: The Gift Of His Name
Author: Pastor Chris
Theme Scripture: And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14).
The Lord Jesus gave us the power of attorney to use His Name. That Name belongs to you today; you have the legal authority to use the Name of Jesus. You can do anything in His Name.
Just before His ascension, Jesus said, “...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:18-19). All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Jesus. Everything that exists in this world and beyond is subject to the Name of Jesus.
The day you were born again, you ceased to live in your name; you inherited the Name of Jesus. You’re therefore supposed to function in His place, with His authority and in His character. Your words carry the same power and authority as Jesus.’ His Name has power everywhere. It has power over governments, devils, principalities, and powers. Use that Name.
Not many Christians know how to use the Name of Jesus; they think it’s just a name to put at the end of a prayer; it’s much more than that. The Bible says, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14). This is Jesus talking, and He wasn’t referring to prayer, because you can’t pray to Jesus in the Name of Jesus. He’s talking about using His Name as an instrument; making a demand in His Name.
Peter did that with the lame man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful; he said, “In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” He then got the crippled man by the right hand, pulled him up, and his anklebones received strength. The Bible says, “And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God” (Acts 3:8). Amazing! In Acts 3:16 and Acts 4:9-10, Peter declared that the Name of Jesus was the instrument that performed the miracle. Blessed be God!
You have the greatest gift of all times; the gift of the Name of Jesus. Use it every day, and everywhere. When you demand something to happen in His Name, He’s back of it; He makes sure it happens, because He’s got the power. Glory to God!
PRAYER Blessed heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of the Name of Jesus, and the power of attorney given to me to use it. By that Name, which you have highly exalted and placed above every other name, I live victoriously and dominate life’s situations and circumstances. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Philippians 2:8-11 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; 11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Galatians 5:16-26, Isaiah 6-8
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 24:1-12, 2 Samuel 15-16