The power of His Name

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BE BLESSED LUKE 10 VS 17

“THEN the seventy re­turned with joy, say­ing, “Lord, even the demons are sub­ject to us in Your name.”

A few weeks ago I lis­tened to some­one speak of a spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence that a rel­a­tive had en­coun­tered. The in­di­vid­ual would en­counter dreams in the course of the night, th­ese dreams were very dis­turb­ing and con­tin­ued for a while un­til one night the in­di­vid­ual shouted out in dis­tress, “in the name of Je­sus Christ leave me alone”, in an in­stant the night­mares stopped and they never re­turned.

So many of us are un­der some form of bondage or at­tack that we can­not quite ex­plain or un­der­stand. The at­tack can man­i­fest it­self in so many ways, it could be that we ex­pe­ri­ence tem­per tantrums that be­come un­con­trol­lable, it could be is­sues of our gen­eral well be­ing and the re­la­tion­ships we have, what­ever it is, it is some­thing out of the or­di­nary that pulls us back rather than al­low us to progress and move for­ward.

The list of things that hold us un­der bondage and af­flic­tion is end­less, nev­er­the­less we can all re­late to the phe­nom­ena.

The Bi­ble speaks about our strug­gle be­ing against things that are not of flesh and blood, but against rulers, au­thor­i­ties and pow­ers of this dark world and against the spir­i­tual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.

This clearly tells us that some of our strug­gles, temp­ta­tions and dif­fi­cul­ties are against the back­drop of things that are to­tally be­yond us. This knowl­edge of the is­sues that make up the back­ground of our lives should give us some com­fort as we ex­pe­ri­ence things that can­not be ex­plained or un­der­stood.

Very of­ten it’s eas­ier to at­tribute what we do not know to bad luck when in essence there is a deep spir­i­tual war in the back­ground.

Like you, I have ex­pe­ri­enced cer­tain be­hav­iours that are to­tally in­con­gru­ent with what we per­ceive to be nor­mal and I have won­dered where this is com­ing from.

Many of us are so caught up with the is­sues of the world that we have for­got­ten that no mat­ter what bondage we are un­der, the mighty name of the Lord can res­cue and free us.

Soon after hear­ing the tes­ti­mony I spoke about, hav­ing re­mem­bered that the name of our Lord and Saviour bears so much power, I cried out in prayer for, and on be­half of, the peo­ple that I know who are go­ing through a ter­ri­ble time.

Sure enough, as the course of the day pro­gressed, my friend be­gan to ex­pe­ri­ence a turn­around in their cir­cum­stances. As I re­flected on what had just hap­pened I re­alised that all too of­ten when we are con­fronted and chal­lenged we break down, when rather what we should do is to call on the name of the Lord in faith.

His name has the power to change the course of any set of events, be it a hard heart, a deep emo­tional chal­lenge, or dif­fi­cult liv­ing con­di­tions.

Faith is one of the most dif­fi­cult things to man­i­fest. It’s is eas­ier to be­lieve that break­throughs can only oc­cur for oth­ers but the re­al­ity is that they can hap­pen for you too.

How of­ten have you evoked the name of Je­sus Christ in your bat­tles? There is power in His name.

Through Him we have the abil­ity to fight th­ese hid­den forces that we don’t know that seek to make our lives a liv­ing hell on a daily ba­sis.

To­day, re­flect deeply on your life and all the things that drag you down then call on Him to give you strength and fight for you to over­come. In His name lies im­mense power, try it to­day.

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