Have you ever wondered what is it about the church in acts of the apostles that made them stand out?
If you go through the book of acts you will notice that the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth was central to all they did.
They healed by the name of Jesus Christ. All their teaching was on the person of Jesus Christ.
It was all about Jesus Christ.
If all they ever did was about Jesus Christ of Nazareth, then it is of utmost importance you understood the mystery behind the name of Jesus Christ.
In this post, I will try to share what I have experienced and how am still learning the power in the name.
To know and use the name the way the church in acts did, you must personally seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance in prayer and in the word of God.
If you have noticed, the name of Jesus is mentioned these days almost without reverence and awe.
When a footballer plays the ball over the goal post you scream Jesus.
If someone does something that doesn’t please you, the name of Jesus Christ is mentioned in response to disgust.
When the most powerful name in all the universe is used in such a manner, it doesn’t give you the assurance to trust in the name when you pray.
This has resulted in seeking to do things in your own way instead of trusting that at the mention of the name of Jesus Christ every knee (problem) bows
Don’t blame yourself, you didn’t know better.
Although it won’t be easy to stop calling Jesus Christ at every point in your conversation…
Through dependence on the Holy Spirit, you will learn to trust and rely on the name of Jesus Christ.
Faith in the name of Jesus Christ.
Recently I was going through the book of acts. Peter stated that the healing of the man at the beautiful gate was a result of faith in the name of Jesus Christ.
This got me thinking. And I would like you to join in the thoughts that I had.
Was the faith in the name of Jesus available before Peter commanded the man to rise or was it after he commanded the man to rise and walk?
Before answering that question, remember I stated earlier that to know and believe in the power of the name is dependent on the revelation was given by the Holy Spirit?
And the revelation in the name comes by praying and studying the word of God.
The apostle had two duties to perform – preaching the gospel and running the church.
They, therefore, prayed continually and gave themselves to the ministry of the word.
While they were at it, faith in the name of Jesus Christ grew in them.
So when Peter saw that man and demanded that stood and walked, He was only acting on the faith that was built through what he saw in the word of God. And building up himself in the power of the Holy Ghost.
Faith in the name of Jesus Christ is not magic.
If you desire it you can have it. It’s available to all that believes. And all you have to do is to make up your mind to seek Jesus Christ in the word and spend time building up yourself in your most holy faith.
Praying in tongues is a big deal.
There are spiritual heights you will never attain if you don’t give yourself to praying in the spirit.
The gift of the Holy Ghost was the first gift the Father gave to the church.
If the Father in all in His wisdom decided to give this gift as the first to His church, then it is wise on your part to take this gift very seriously.
Praying in the spirit was the secret sauce of the Apostle Paul.
He prayed earnestly in spirit and you still enjoy the results of his prayer till date.
Past and present heroes of faith all claim the same thing. They believe that praying in spirit is very in important to your spiritual growth.
Since this is the truth why then have you neglected giving heed to praying in spirit?
The beautiful thing about praying in the spirit is that you can do it all times and at every location.
Therefore I want to challenge you.
Going forward, find time to pray in the spirit. Consciously engage in praying in the holy ghost.
This builds you up and gives you faith in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All the solution to the problems in your life and around you is in praying.
If you are not taking prayer serious, then you are kidding yourself in your faith in Christ.
Start small and grow into it.
To be sincere prayer can be one of the hardest things for you if you don’t enjoy it.
This is the reason you have to start small and grow into it.
Consciously decide to do a 5 minutes prayer every day.
Consistency is better than a haphazard prayer life.
Don’t do it because you want a bragging right or to fulfill all righteousness.
See it as a time you spend to talk to your Father and friend.
It is only in spending much time in prayer and the Word, do you get to know the power in the name of Jesus because you will see it work.
Here are a few admonitions for you on praying…
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, Luke 18:1
The power in the name of Jesus can work for you.
There are a lot of quick fixes out there in the name of solving problems.
But any problem you solve outside God is a recipe for disaster in the future.
Learn to depend on the name of Jesus Christ through studying the Word and prayer.
There isn’t any man/woman, alive or dead who takes prayer and the word serious, and ever regretted that decision.
Your case will not be an exception!
Than you for reading!
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