Have you ever wondered what and how your life would be like if your last name could literally open any door? Have you ever wondered the privileges you would enjoy if your dad was the most powerful man in the world? I have an idea of how fast your mind is exploding with this thought because mine does as well.
I feel sometimes we don’t know the authority in the name of Jesus Christ. And as such we don’t utilise it well. I have been reflecting on this for a while and I have been meditating on Philippians 2:9-11. It says,
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The name of Jesus Christ is above all names. If you noticed it doesn’t mean Jesus’ name is above every human name only. It means, His name is bigger than anything/person that has a name. This includes the names of every other god, every spirit, addiction, sickness, anything that can be named.
His name is higher than all.
Greater than all.
Stronger than all.
Mightier than all.
Every other name surrenders to His name.
His name has been tested and tried many times. Not a single time has He failed. The same name of Jesus Christ that did great miracles is still effective today. This makes Him dependable.
There is so much assurance in the name of Jesus Christ. I have proven this to be true so many times – from little things to big things.
Oh what a privilege we have that we really do not utilise well.
I feel sometimes we struggle to connect with something we cannot see and this is exactly the case with spiritual matters. We would rather phone a friend when we need help instead of calling on Jesus Christ.
I used to have it in my subconscious that Jesus Christ answered to difficult and challenging situations only. I was never told this by anyone but my actions proved this was my belief. I would talk to Him about big stuff but the little everyday things, i tried figuring out myself.
However the more i get to know God, the more i realise His name that can raise the dead, can also strengthen me when i am weak. Now i am consciously getting into the habit of calling Him first before telling anyone else. Many times i don’t even need to tell someone else because He answers me straight away.
Let me tell you one of the most beautiful testimonies i have ever had in my life :). I was going through a tough season last year. I was nursing my son Zachary who was about 4 months old at the time. And because i wasn’t getting enough rest from the stress i was putting myself through by thinking endlessly over something i had no control over, my milk supply decreased. It was a saturday night and i woke up to express breastmilk that i was going to use to feed Zachary with in church on sunday. After 30mins, i couldn’t get 1 ounce of milk. I prayed and simply told God to increase my milk supply because i didn’t want to give my baby formula milk (i have nothing against giving babies formula milk and i’m not saying it’s bad. It’s just my personal preference not to give my babies until they are 6 months old). After praying, i started expressing again and to my greatest surprise, i was able to get 12 ounces in another 30 mins. I knew this was a miracle. And it also gave me an assurance that the name of Jesus Christ isn’t only available to do great miracles but it’s also available for the little things we need.
Since that experience i have been using it more and He has never failed me. So my friend today i dare you to use the name of Jesus Christ more. Call on His name before picking up your phone to call someone else. Call on His name before doing a google search. Call on His name before making a tweet about that challenge. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ today. He will not disappoint you.