Sunday, 20th June, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him" (Colossians 3:17 KJV)
In 1 John 5:13, John writes, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, AND THAT YE MAY BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD.” Notice the underlined construction; it simply means to put the Name of Jesus to work! His Name is your access to every city and every nation. It’s your guarantee of consistent victory and unending blessings.
The Name of Jesus is bigger than the whole world. Philippians 2:10 says, “…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” That Name is named upon you. This is the reason you can be unruffled and at peace in any city, region or nation, irrespective of the adversaries or adversities that you might face. His Name is your security.
Solomon had an idea about this and said in Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” That was in the Old Testament; today we don’t “run” into the Name of The Lord; we were born in Him, and have inherited His Name. We live in and by His Name. Hallelujah!
This was what Peter and John knew and acted out when they healed the lame man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful; they put the Name of Jesus to work (Read Acts 3:1-10). The man was crippled from birth, but Peter fastened his eyes on him and said, “…In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6).
The Bible says Peter grabbed him by the arm, yanked him up, and instantly, his ankle bones received strength. Maybe today, your finances, job, or business is in a “crippled” state; use the Name of Jesus! Are there doors that seem to have been shut against you? Put that Name to work.
Unlike your own name, or any other name, the Name of Jesus can be trusted. The Psalmist said in Psalm 20:7 AMPC, “Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.” It doesn’t matter the challenges you might be facing in your finances or in your health; put the Name of Jesus to work. If it’s a pain or a growth in your body, command it to dematerialize in the Name of Jesus, and it shall be so. His Name is the Name you can trust.
"I live above the devil, sickness, disease and all the adversities of life, because I live in and by the power of the Name of Jesus. I’m living the higher life of glory prearranged for me in Christ, and the righteousness of God is established through me in my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Acts 3:16; John 16:23; Philippians 2:9-11
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 9:1-31 & 2 Chronicles 35-36
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 2:33-40 & Deuteronomy 18