The Name That Is Above All!
The Name That Is Above All!
The Bible says, “And after He (Jesus) had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil. 2:8-11)
Dear Reader, Jesus speaking to His early disciples and to us today, Jesus said “…whatsoever you shall ask in My name, that will I do…” (John 14:13). What a promise! To take hold of this great promise we must first answer this question: “What does it really mean to pray; to ask in Jesus’ Name?” My friend, praying in the Name of Jesus is much more than just simply using the words in Jesus’ Name at the end of your prayer. When you know what is behind the Name, what the Name represents, the power that resides in the Name, and the legal right and authority to use the Name of Jesus, you will ask for whatever you will, and it will be done!
When Jesus ascended into heaven, the Father exalted Him to the highest possible position and gave Him the Name that is above every name. All power and authority in heaven and earth are in His name! The name of Jesus is above all – above all powers, above all kings, above all nature and all created things, above all wisdom and all the ways of man, above all kingdoms, above all thrones, above all wonders that the world has ever known and above all wealth and treasure of the earth. Jesus was, He is and He is to come. He is there before the world began and there’s no way to measure what He is worth. He was crucified and laid behind a stone. He was born and lived to die! He was rejected and was alone on the cross. Like a rose trampled on the ground, He took the fall and thought of you and me. He is above all. What a Saviour! What a name!
My friend, do you know Jesus intimately? Everything! I mean everything in heaven – angels, all of the principalities of heaven, the stars, moon, sun, and planets – must bow at the mighty name of Jesus. Everything on earth – all of creation, every living creature, every king and queen, every president and citizen, every director and worker, every black and white, every young and old, every Christian or Non-Christian, every government and nation, every tribe and tongue, every element of nature, must bow at the powerful Name of Jesus! Everything under the earth – satan and all his evil principalities, the rulers and powers of the darkness of this world, witches and wizards, occultists and necromancers, familiar spirits and oceanic spirits, demons and wicked spirits – are in subjection to and must obey the Name of Jesus!
My friend, can I make a profound statement here! Satan and his minions that we wrestle against in the world are not in control! Governments and Presidents are not in control! Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is the Supreme Authority over all things, and He is in control! Jesus’ Name is indestructible, all-powerful, unchangeable, and it belongs to every born-again child of God! The question now is, “Are you a child of God?” “Are you born again?” “Are you saved?” The Bible says, “…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation … “Whoever believes on Him… and “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-11)
Kirk Franklin, the song writer says, “There is something about the name Jesus. It is the sweetest name I know. Oh how I love the name Jesus. Some people say I’m crazy but, I can’t explain the power that I feel when I call your name. It’s just like fire shut-up in my bones. The Holy Spirit is moving (yes it is) and just won’t leave me alone. There’s something in the name of Jesus. Demons will have to flee when we stand on the name of Jesus. Tell me who can stand before me when I call the name. In the mighty name of Jesus, we have the victory.” What a powerful truth, declaration and song. My friend, the name is above all names.
Tommy Walker got the same revelation as Kirk Franklin and sang this song, “Jesus, that name by which we have been saved Jesus, what joy and peace just the sound of it brings. That name high above all names. No other name can make the darkness flee. No other name can our salvation bring. No other name can set the sinner free – only Jesus Christ, the King.” Fred Hammond’s song lyric says, “A precious name I love to call. It stands alone. And above all is the name of Jesus. At the mention of your name, every circumstance must change. I can always count on You, Jesus to bring healing to my pain.”
Noel Richards, a seasoned song writer, says, “There is power in the name of Jesus. We believe in His name! We have called on the name of Jesus. We are saved! We are saved! At His name the demons flee. At His name captives are freed; for there is no other name that is higher than the name of Jesus! There is power in the name of Jesus. Like a sword in our hands, we declare in the name of Jesus. We shall stand! We shall stand! At His name, God’s enemies shall be crushed beneath our feet for there is no other name that is higher than Jesus!” “The name of Jesus is a name that is greater than all names. It is not an ordinary name. It is a name full of power and praise.” My friend, have you ever been under attack in yo ur dream and you called the name of Jesus? Can you remember what happened? At the mention of the name, demons flee! This powerful name will only work in the mouth of sanctified people – those with pure hearts and clean hands. Are you one of them?
In this end-time hour, the Church must rise up with a full revelation of the power that is in Jesus’ Name! We must speak out the prayer command of faith, in Jesus’ Name, to defeat every work of the enemy such as fear, worry, anxiety, bondage, curses, sickness, hatred, anger, bitterness, broken relationships, disunity, poverty, and every other spirit of darkness! My friend, be clothed in a mantle of power and authority in the name of Jesus! To pray in the Name of Jesus means to pray in union with Him and to pray with His mind, His perspective, His motives, and with His power and authority. It unites your prayer with His intercession at the right hand of the Father. It is as if you are placing one hand in Christ’s hand and touching the needs of the world with your other hand. And when you do that, expect answer, results and solutions to your prayers. Remain blessed!