WONDER - WORKING NAME
Memorise: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mark 16:17
Read: Matthew 1:21-23, Bible in one year: Isaiah 19:16-22:25, Acts 5:1-21
From Mark 16:17, we understand that signs and wonders shall follow those who believe in the Name of Jesus Christ. The wonder-working power in the Name of Jesus Christ is also declared in Isaiah 9:6. Indeed the Name of Jesus is full of wonders. In Acts 3:6, Peter the apostle said that,
“… Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of
rise up and walk.” Nazareth
Immediately Peter mentioned this Name, the feet and ankle bones of the lame man he was talking to received strength and he began to make progress in life – beginning with walking and later leaping. With the Name of Christ in your mouth, nothing becomes impossible for you. Those who do not believe in the Name of Jesus for salvation, either for religious or intellectual reason, may not know what they stand to lose. The Bible says:
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe.”
The scripture reveals the secret that makes the Name of Jesus work for someone: righteousness. Only the righteousness that is obtainable through that Name can make the same Name work wonders for you. As a matter of fact, it is through this Name that we receive forgiveness of sins (Act 10:43).
When Peter commanded the lame man to work in the Name of Jesus, it was done immediately. By the power in that Name, Jesus, I command you to receive deliverance from all forms of oppression you have been suffering from now on. The Name of Jesus Christ is anointed (Song of Solomon 1:3). This is why the Name destroys the yokes of the devil and produces deliverance for the oppressed. A young Christian was travelling in a boat one day, and as the boat was about to capsize, he stopped that Name. Unseen hands came to his rescue. I pray that the Name of Jesus will begin to work for you as you believe and use the Name as from today in Jesus’ Name. The devil may resist anything but not the Name of Jesus Christ, because God has given Him a Name above every other name (Philippians 2:9-11)
Apply the Name of Jesus to any challenging situation or anything that represents a mountain in your life, and you will see it give way to the glory of God the Father.