Friday, February 18, 2011

The Word for today is found in Acts 3:2-6

2And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. (KJV)

2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” (NIV)

There is power in the name of Jesus, for it is by this name that Peter healed this man. Peter understood the authority that Jesus gave him to use his name and when he did all heaven would back him up. We too have the same authority to use the name of Jesus and are commissioned to do so.

We, as believers, need to know and use what power has been delegated to us, and to know what the key to using that power is.

It all starts with realizing that it is not in our ability or power but the name of Jesus.

Do not underestimate the wonderful name of Jesus for it is through his name that we have power over the enemy.

It also gives us access to the throne of God for all of heaven comes to attention at the name of Jesus.

Use Jesus’s name with reverence and authority.

Be blessed, Pastor Louise.

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