In history we meet many powerful leaders whose name alone trembled nations of the world. We meet Genghis Khan, Adolf Hitler, Kim Jong-il, Joseph Stalin and the list is endless.
We also meet leaders who were powerful but are best known for the positive influence they caused with their power than power itself. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi are few examples.
Then we meet the greatest and most powerful leader of them all. The Bible calls Him Jesus the Son of God. He is the greatest and most powerful because unlike the leaders we know Jesus still alive and since he is alive we are partners in his power. Tonight we will find out more about the power we have in His name and its importance to us. We will use Proverbs 18:10 as the base scripture.
1. We have healing in His name
(Read John 21:25; Luke 11:14; Mark 16:18)
A. The Synaptic Gospels and the Gospel of John mentions at least 17 unique healing miracles Jesus performed. A large number are not even recorded.
B. His miracles weren’t limited to physical healing. Certain healing miracles involved deliverance from demonic oppression.
C. His power is capable of penetrating our body mind and spirit. Not only you have the same healing He has given you the same power to heal others.
2. We have authority in His name
(Read Luke 4:41; Acts 7:55; 16:16-18)
A. Jesus cast out many demons while he was on earth. Demons fled because they recognized his authority.
B. He was ascended to heaven and seated at God’s right hand side now. It means Jesus has the same authority as God in heaven and earth.
C. He has given you the same authority today. You must exercise that authority in Jesus’ name.
3. We have victory in his name
(Read Ecclesiastes 12:17; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Romans 8:37)
A. Aging and death are man’s greatest problems. Science have failed to find solutions for these.
B. However the Bible says that Jesus raised many people from the dead. Finally He defeated His own death.
C. His resurrection makes us more than conquerors. In His name we can conquer the problems of life. Problems will not conquer us.
Cry out to Jesus tonight. The Bible says, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
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