“Wherefore God also hath 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.” – Philippians 2:9-10
The scripture above is a sovereign declaration of Deity: at the mention of the Name of Jesus, every knee is compelled to bow. The King James uses the word “things” but the Weymouth translation says, “…every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld.” The Name of Jesus has power over all things, and over all beings, whether they are in heaven, on earth, or in hell.
Kenneth Hagin (of blessed memory) tells a story of how as a young boy, he died and went to hell. When he got to the gates of hell, a beastly looking creature took a hold of him to lead him into hell. Suddenly, he said, he heard a voice from far above him. He didn’t understand what the voice said, but he recalled that when the voice spoke, all of hell shook and the being let him go. He didn’t know who it was that spoke then, but he found out it was none other than the Lord Jesus.
Jesus has power and authority over everything that exists. That’s why Peter could say to a man who was impotent to his feet, never walked from birth “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6), and the man leaped and walked. The Name of Jesus is higher than the name of any sickness! As long as that sickness has a name, be it HIV, cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis-whatever it is, it’s subject to the Name of Jesus.
Learn to call the Name of Jesus with confidence and with the revelation; live in that name, for it’s the name vested with all power. It’s higher, greater and more powerful than any other name that exists. If you’re facing a challenging situation right now, use the Name of Jesus to effect a change. There’s power in that Name. It’s the Name above every name.
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Dear father, I thank you for giving me the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus. Through that Name, I can change any situation. I know I can never be disadvantaged in this life since I live by the greatest and most powerful Name in the universe-the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Acts 4:10-11; Acts 16: 16-18 MSG