At The Name

For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11....."The most powerful prayer in the world can be just one word (and Name), 'Jesus!' " Sheila Walsh

 

Overwhelmed. Crushed. Defeated. Broken. Lost. These are just a few of the words that can signify exactly what many of us today, and all of us at some point, will experience. Such places can be so devastating that we are rendered speechless. Our pain is so deep that our voices are unable to put into words the hurt we feel and the darkness we sense we're being sucked into. Yet in the midst of it all, there is a Word, a Name that even in those places we may cry out with......Jesus. 

We sing songs, read and write books, and preach and listen to sermons that tell us that there is power in the name of Jesus. We believe that....but then the time comes when everything seems to, and in reality may have, turned against us. Everything that we had believed would be there for us, isn't. People we had relied upon, can't be. Resources we thought we had are gone. Like Paul, facing the seeming invincible power of Rome, we find ourselves alone....but if we will trust, believe, we will find as he did, that Christ will come and stand with us. All we need do is call His name. There is power in the name of Jesus, and if His name is the only word, the only name you can utter, then you have prayed the mightiest prayer you could possibly pray....because at His name, every knee will bow....even the "knees" of every circumstance, threat, need, wound, and fear. Even the knee that is the power of sin. Every tongue, even the most hostile, will confess....that He is Lord. They will do so at the name of Jesus. He is the Name above all names....and above all things that come against us.

We often think that our prayers must be composed of many words and details. The more and longer the better. That way we feel assured that He hears us. Yet the Father knows exactly where we are, and in what emotional, physical, and spiritual state we're in. He knows our helplessness, and nothing moves His heart more than hearing us plead the Name of His beloved Son, Jesus. He hears it no matter the depth of the darkness we're in, or the power of the strongest prison we're confined to. He hears the Name, and the Name of His Son united with the blood of His Son releases all the power and might of His Kingdom on behalf of the one who calls out His name in saving faith. Circumstances bow and confess. Impossibilities bow and confess. The most life threatening forces bow and confess.......at the Name of Jesus.

 

What comes against you today? What might come against you tomorrow? Whether you know, or don't, all must fall at the Name of Jesus. You may be speechless and powerless before them...He is not. All of them must and will bow before Him. They have no choice. They can do nothing else. There is power in the Name of Jesus.....forever.

Blessings,
Pastor O

 

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