We need the powerful name of Jesus because we are In spiritual warfare. Everyone on the face of the earth is, the problem is that most people don’t know it and or don't believe it. They go through things never intended for them as satan is constantly attacking them and they do not know how to defend themselves.
To be spiritually strong you must get into the Word every day and read it out loud to yourself as faith cometh by hearing the Word. (Romans 10:17) The more you read and hear the Word of God your faith rises. In (Acts 3:16) it records a man who was healed who did exactly what I just mentioned. He believed the Word and he received healing. It works in every area of your life. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7). How do you resist the devil, use the Word of God on him, he hates it, he will flee.
I was teaching the Word to a group of people and a lady came in that I soon found out was demon possessed. A devil talked out of her and said to me, “who do you think you are?” As a wild gutterish voice came out of her.
because I had commanded him to come out in the name of Jesus and he did. That lady then gave her heart to the Lord by asking Jesus to come into her life and be Born again and was baptized in the Holy Spirit.
But this is exactly what Jesus was talking about in (Mark 16:14-18), the Great Commission. As you read this
scripture everything that Jesus said in those verses should be normal in your life, they are the signs that should follow every believer. Jesus has told us to use His name, the name that every demon trembles over. Countless
times in my life I have prayed about things in Jesus name and sometimes when I have been in imminent danger I
just cried it out, JESUS. My whole life belongs to Him and He takes care of us as we cry out that name IF WE REALLY BELIEVE IN THAT NAME. You can’t play paddy cake with the devil, you have to take authority over
him just like Jesus did in the wilderness, He used the Word of God against him just like I did and the devil fled.
(Matthew 4:1-11). Don't attempt this if you are not born again as you can experience what the 7 sons of Sceva did as the devil in that person said to them, Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you and then the devil came out of that man and leaped on the 7 sons of Sceva and sent them away naked and wounded (Acts 19:13-16).You see satan knows who is born again and who is just practicing religion. There is a huge difference.
So there are many benefits to using Jesus name as He asked us to. First we can speak that name out as Peter and John did at the gate of the temple called Beautiful. That man was crippled and Peter and John said “look on us”, as that man did Peter said silver and gold have we none but such as we have we give unto they, IN
THE NAME OF JESUS RISE UP AND WALK. What happened, the man rose up and walked.
We can take authority over situations in our life that the enemy wants to try to attack us. You see the biggest weapon that satan has is that he hates to reveal himself like through that lady that I cast the demon out of
her. HE WANTS TO HIDE AND STILL STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY. (John 10:10).
Let’s meet again next Monday, I will talk some more about other weapons Jesus has given to us.