The Power of the Name of Jesus

  1. All the power and all the authority that Jesus had is invested in His Name! The question is: Do we have the power of attorney to use His Name? The Word of God teaches that we do. Jesus said we could use His Name in prayer. He said we could use His Name in dealing with demons. He said we could use His Name in ministering healing. In fact, that’s where the secret lies—in the use of that Name! We have depended, too much of the time, on our own ability to deliver someone—when in reality, it is the Name that does it. Kenyon wrote: The measure of His ability [the measure of the ability of the Lord Jesus Christ] is the measure of the value of that Name, and all that is invested in that Name belongs to us, for Jesus gave us the unqualified use of His Name.
  2. JOHN 16:23 23 . . . Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father IN MY NAME, he will give it you. Notice what Jesus is saying: You ask of the Father in My Name—I will endorse it—and the Father will give it to you.
  3. Understand that when it comes to praying about someone else, their will comes in on the situation. Nobody, through prayer and faith, can push something off on someone else which that person does not want. If we could, we would all put salvation off on everybody, wouldn’t we? When it comes to praying for the other fellow, about his needs, and about his requests, his will comes in—and his doubt can nullify the effects of my faith. Another person’s unbelief, however, cannot affect my prayers for my needs.
  4. If prayer did not work for me, it would be because I was not acting in line with the Word.
  5. “Ask the Father in My Name,” Jesus said. “I will endorse that, and the Father will give it to you.” Kenyon says: This puts prayer on a purely legal basis for He has given us the legal right to use His Name. As we take our privileges, and rights, in the new Covenant and pray in Jesus’ Name, it passes out of our hands into the hands of Jesus; He then assumes the responsibility of that prayer, and we know that He said, “Father, I thank Thee that Thou hearest Me, and I know that Thou hearest Me always.” In other words, we know that the Father always hears Jesus, and when we pray in Jesus’ Name, it is as though Jesus Himself were doing the praying—He takes our place. This places prayer not only on legal grounds, but makes it a business proposition. When we pray, we take Jesus’ place here to carry out His will, and He takes our place before the Father.
  6. The Name of Jesus is to be used in combat against the unseen forces that surround us. We have authority in the Name of Jesus against all powers of darkness. MARK 16:17–18 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 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.
  7. That is the secret. He is with us in the power and the authority of His Name!
  8. You will not be able to understand the authority in the Name of Jesus until you understand that Jesus tasted spiritual death and satisfied the claims of justice on behalf of each one of us when He died as our Substitute.
  9. There is a key to prayer without which we can get nowhere. This key will unlock the doors and windows of Heaven and grant our every need. This key is the Name of Jesus. Jesus is our Mediator, Intercessor, Advocate, and Lord. He stands between us and the Father. In the Bible we are told to pray to the Father in Jesus’ Name. Therefore, to be sure our prayers reach the Father, we must come according to the rules laid down in the Word.

What does Christ mean?

  1. Christ is not Jesus last name (surname).
  2. Christ comes from the Greek word Christos meaning “anointed one” or “chosen one”, Hebrew word Mashiach, or Messiah.
  3. Jesus Christ means Jesus the Messiah or Jesus the Anointed One.
  4. Jesus title of Christ means He is God’s Anointed One, the One who fulfills the Old Testament prophecies, the Chosen Savior who came to rescue sinners (1Timothy 1:15), and the King of kings who is coming back again to set up His Kingdom on earth (Zechariah 14:9).