Wherefore God also has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
My name is not great. I am certain that other than my family and friends, no one knows me. Nevertheless, I am well connected. I am connected to a name that is more powerful than any name you could imagine – Jesus – and it you are a believer, so are you. Philippians 2:9-11, describe just how powerful and how important Jesus’ name is. God Himself gave Jesus a name that is above every name. The name of Jesus has authority over everything in heaven, in earth, and under the earth. His name has authority over all things regardless of where they originated. Whether it came from the bloodline – generational; or from a demonic force, the name of Jesus is above it. Jesus’ name is so powerful, that in Acts 4:18, when the apostles preached and demonstrated the power that was in His name, they were threatened and told “not to speak at all or teach in the name of Jesus.”
As believers, we have been given authorization to use that name. John 14:13-14 state, “And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” In this scripture, Jesus makes us authorized users of His name. By granting us permission to use His name, He grants us the use of His authority here on earth. The authority and power is in His name. It is not in our own strength or intellect, nor is it in our gift or talent. It is solely by the authority given to us through Christ Jesus to use that name.
Because we are believers and because we are authorized users of that name, Mark 16:17-18 state, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they 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.” We have been given authority in that name – Jesus – to not only cause demons to tremble, but cause them to bow and to cast them out. We have authority in that name to cause sickness and disease to flee, and to receive healing and wholeness. We have Jesus’ permission to use the power in His name to take authority over and annihilate the works of the enemy.
It is my prayer that as children of Adonai – the Most High God – we step up and into the authority that has been given us in that name. It is my prayer that we, just as the apostles did, begin to demonstrate and manifest the power that is in that name in our own lives, in our families, in our communities, in our cities, in our states, and in our nation.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18