Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, April 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Powerful Name Of Jesus
Mark 9:38 NKJV "Now John answered Him, saying, 'Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.'”
This is very interesting, noteworthy and important. First, the man they saw wasn't a known disciple of Jesus neither was he always with Jesus; in fact, from John's description, the man was a complete stranger! And yet, he was casting out demons! Now, many believers today haven't cast out demons; the truth is that a lot of us are afraid of demons! But a man in the Old Testament was casting out demons! How? Using the name of Jesus. And that was before Jesus was glorified! If the name could cast out demons back then, I wonder what it can't do now.
Brothers and sisters, there's power in the name of Jesus! Unfortunately, a lot of us have not realized what we have. You may not have mansions, you may not have people, you may not have opportunities, but sir, you have the key to unlock any door! Peter said to that lame man, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And the man walked! Which surgeon can make a lame man walk in a few minutes? None! Hallelujah!
Faith in the name of Jesus activates its power. People have used the name of Jesus to raise the dead, to open blind eyes, to cleanse lepers, to make lame men walk, to avert danger and for a lot more amazing things. You want a miracle? The name of Jesus can do anything you desire! If a man who wasn't following Jesus could cast out demons in the Old Testament, then there's no reason why it wouldn't work for you today. Don't delay, use the name now!