Many of us use the name of the Lord in prayer a lot but we seem not to fully understand the greatness of His name, you need to know that the name of a person is strongly connected to the person’s personality and being, the name of a person tells us more about the person, can draw out the person from wherever he is hiding and can lead us to wherever the person is—Spiritually speaking, the name of Jesus does just the same. When Jesus was saying “In my name, you shall do this, in my name, you shall do that…”, He meant that you shall do those things as though He is the one standing right there as He is in Power and Authority to do them. Even while Jesus was still doing ministry on earth, some people already understood the kind of authority His name commands and they were using that name to work miracles despite the fact that they were not followers of Jesus (Mark 9:38-39), this means that there’s nothing the name of Jesus cannot do as long as Jesus does not withhold Himself and His Power from answering to the call of His name.
I know that some of you might be confused by the fact that you have used the name of Jesus many times in prayer and it appeared as if it’s not working for you, but the truth is, the fact that it appears as if the name is not working doesn’t mean the name doesn’t work. The Scriptures cannot be broken, what Jesus said concerning His name and how it is powerful to get things from the Father is true and will remain the truth forever—Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. If the name of Jesus worked mightily in the days of the early apostles, the same name is powerful enough to make greater miracles happen today. Now, the question is, Why does it appear as if the name of Jesus couldn’t do some things?:
1) DEMONIC LEGAL GROUNDS. There are thousands of demons that have been strategically positioned to ensure that miracles don’t happen on earth, they know that miracles from God has a way of turning people’s hearts to God, So, they establish legal grounds against divine miracles. What are “legal grounds”?, A legal ground is something the dark kingdom are holding against you to accuse you before God, this includes every sin, disobedience and unrighteousness you had committed (especially wilful sins), other things that can initiate a legal ground are environmental sin, generational sin, sins of ignorance, etc. These demons can withstand any angel coming down from heaven with your miracles by showing him reasons why you should not be blessed, and this is why most Christians don’t get blessed within the space of time they should be blessed.
2) YOU DO NOT KNOW HIM. The knowledge of God has a lot to do with faith in God and faith in God has a lot to do with the results you will get from prayers. Yes, the name of Jesus is very powerful but knowing who Jesus is is much more powerful, if I stand before a cancer patient to pray for healing, I am not just standing because I know that the name of Jesus can heal, I am also standing because I know the greatness of who Jesus is and that cancer is too weak to survive before Him—Therefore, I had already defeated cancer in my heart even before I mentioned the name of Jesus. You see, it will take a deep knowledge of the Lord to overcome the knowledge that comes with your problems, many Christians are not healed today because we have become too scientific and medical to believe in the impossible…We believe the doctor’s report than we believe Jesus’ report…doctors said you will depend on drugs all the days of your life, and you just easily agree with that, and you failed to take it to the Lord in prayer! To be continued.
I REMEMBERED ONE DAY AS I WAS STUDYING ONE OF MY MEDICAL TEXTBOOKS, THE LORD SPOKE TO ME AND SAID “WHEN YOU KNOW HOW I HEAL PEOPLE, YOU WILL GET RID OF THESE TEXTBOOKS BECAUSE YOU WOULDN’T NEED THEM ANYMORE”!!
ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF THIS GENERATION IS THE FACT THAT WE ARE TOO BUSY SEEKING FOR WHAT THE NAME OF JESUS CAN DO FOR US AND WE NEGLECT SEEKING TO KNOW THE OWNER OF THE NAME VERY INTIMATELY…IT IS HOW MUCH OF HIS GREATNESS YOU HAVE KNOWN THAT WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH GREAT THINGS YOU WILL COMMAND THROUGH HIS NAME (BECAUSE THIS IS WHEN YOU WILL MANIFEST A GREAT FAITH)!!! Wake Up!!!
A former agent of Satan told us of a situation that happened during one of his visits to Satan, he said Satan was so concerned about why some of them weren’t successful in the missions he gave them, So, this man replied to Satan and said “It’s because of one popular Man most Christians are talking about”, and Satan became curious and said “Which person is that?”, the man then replied and said “they call his name JESUS”—Immediately the man mentioned the name Jesus, he saw Satan fell down from his throne forcefully…And Satan looked at him with fierce anger and warned the man to never mention that name in his meeting again if he wishes to live. I now began to wonder, if the name of Jesus is so powerful that it can’t be mentioned in the dark kingdom, Why does it appear as though it’s not as powerful here on earth as it should be?, I mean sometimes we use the same NAME against demons and demonic situations here on earth and it looks as if it’s not working on them—This shall lead us to other reasons why this could happen:
3) YOU DO NOT PRAY ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD. Before Jesus went up into heaven, He told the apostles that if they asked the Father anything in his name that they would have it, and it happened exactly like that, everywhere they went, His name was working wonders, however, after Jesus went up into heaven, the apostles continued in ministry and discovered that it is not just about “anything we ask in prayer”, it is actually more about “anything we ask according to the will of God” (1John 5:14). Therefore, our concern in prayer should focus more on discovering the will of God in all situations and yielding to the Holy Spirit to help us pray according to God’s will. If you command things to happen in Jesus’ name while you are in the flesh and for fleshly reasons, you are not likely to see any results, but if you do the same while in the Spirit and for the glory of God’s Kingdom, you are more likely to see great results! Praying according to the will of God involves praying in tongues, praying with Scriptures, and praying and fasting as led, moved, influenced, inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit.
4) BECAUSE YOU DOUBTED AND FEARED. When Jesus was teaching the disciples how to work miracles, He told them that they can command a mountain to move from one place to another if they believe and doubt not, and at another place He told them that when they pray, they should believe they had already received the answers to the prayers, and this is when they will receive the answers. So, if you pray in the name of Jesus with doubts in your heart, you will definitely not see any miracle manifest because your doubts shall weaken the anointing and energy that is supposed to produce the miracle. Also, many of us usually have this fear of “what if I pray and nothing happens?” and “Am I strong enough for this battle, Am I powerful enough? and “Would prayer alone solve this problem?”, But the truth is, you belong to the most powerful Kingdom ever that does not fail and is not weak, it is not your own power that will make things happen, it is the Power of God, and all you needed to do is to believe, declare, request, command and wait to see what God will do through your prayer. The word of God is faithful and does not lie.
5) BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW HIS NAME. God has a lot of names and most of these names were revealed as men saw the acts of God, the names of God doesn’t only reveal who He is but also reveals what He does and what He can do. I saw that if you have not come to the knowledge of certain things God can practically do or perform in your life, you are not likely to see Him do that for you, For instance, if you don’t know and believe that the name of Jesus can literally put money into your bank account while you never told anyone you needed money or to send you money, then you might never witness this kind of miracle in your life. Also, some people believe God can heal diseases but they concluded in their hearts that there are some diseases and infirmities that God can no longer permanently heal or remove, and this is why many of them will never witness such healing miracle happen in their lives. Your difficult situations are meant to reveal the greatness of the name of Jesus because the Lord wants to glorify Himself in your situation such that you will come out victorious and successful through the Power of God. The more the possibilities in His name you have known, the more the wonders you will see His name do for you.
THE BIBLE SHOWED US HOW GOD HAS HIGHLY EXALTED JESUS AND HAS GIVEN HIM A NAME THAT RULES OVER EVERY OTHER NAMES, THIS IMPLIES THAT EVERYTHING THAT IS CREATED OR EXISTED MUST LISTEN, OBEY AND SURRENDER TO THE NAME OF JESUS—IF THEY WON’T DO IT WILLINGLY, THEY MUST DO IT FORCEFULLY!!
I DISCOVERED THAT EVERYTHING CREATED AND EXISTING IN HEAVEN, ON EARTH AND UNDER THE EARTH HAS BEEN DIVINELY CONFIGURED TO ANSWER TO THE NAME OF JESUS, THEREFORE IF JESUS EVER NEEDED ANYTHING OR IF YOU AS A CHRISTIAN EVER NEEDED ANYTHING, THOSE THINGS SHALL RESPOND AND COME IMMEDIATELY TO YOU AT THE MENTION OF HIS NAME!!! Hallelujah!!! What a Glorious Name we have in Jesus!!!! Amen.