God bless you in the exalted name of Jesus Christ, whereby everyone must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Supernatural signs follow believers using the name of Jesus. There is no other name given under heaven whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12). There is salvation in that name — salvation in every category of life. The name provides wholeness in body, soul and spirit. No other name can do what the name of Jesus can do!
The Father God has lifted Jesus to the highest position in creation. Jesus is the preeminent one (Colossians 1:18) seated at the right hand of the Father on high (Ephesians 1:20), far above every known authority (Ephesians 1:21), and we are seated with him (Ephesians 2:5- 6). God has conferred upon him the most magnificent name in the universe — the name above every name.
The name Jesus has all the authority, all the power, all the dignity, all the majesty and all the glory that Jesus the person has. The name represents or stands for the person. His authority, his power, his dignity, his majesty and his glory is vested in his name, and that name is given to us!
O that we could catch a glimpse of what it means to live in the power of his name! E. W. Kenyon cried, “Oh, that our eyes were open; that our souls would dare rise into the realm of Omnipotence where the Name would mean to us all that the Father has invested in it; that we would act up to our high privileges in Christ Jesus. This is practically an unexplored tableland in Christian experience. Here and there, some of us have experienced the authority vested in the Name of Jesus. We have seen the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see; those on the verge of death brought back instantly to health and vigor; but, so far, none of us have been able to take a permanent place in our privileges and abide where we may enjoy the fullness of this mighty power.” (from New Land Ahead)
Let’s read Paul’s heartfelt prayer which displays God’s longing for us. It’s no coincidence that this prayer occurs right in the center of this magnificent revelation.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
That wonderful phrase, “Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” shows us what a true father/son relationship should be. Our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is the God of us all (Ephesians 4:6). The relationship that God and Jesus shared is available to each one of us. Their relationship set the standard that we should also enjoy. We are no longer “strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19).
The name of our Lord Jesus Christ belongs to the entire family of God. We are all named in him. We have the right and honorable privilege to use his name for the glory of God. Let’s pray that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened so that we may know:
. . .what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
As the body of Christ, let’s function properly and teach and preach in his name with signs following us who believe. Why not? We are God’s best and certainly God blessed.