Matthew 28:18-19 "Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, 'All power and authority is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore.'"
Mark 16:17 "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my Name."
What effect would it have on your life if a wealthy man were to give you a legal document, telling you to use it to supply every one of your needs? Yet we have been given something even greater than that! God has given us the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus!
And that Name has authority in this earth. The use of that Name is not a matter of faith, actually, but rather it is a matter of assuming your legal rights in Christ, taking your place as a Son of God, and using what belongs to you. His Name belongs to you!
We have a right to use that Name against our enemies. We have a right to use that Name in our praise and worship. We have a right to use that Name in petitions. Praise God, that Name belongs to us!
That Name has been given to us that we might carry out the will of God, the Father in this dispensation in which we live. The Early Church used this authority. They acted for Jesus in His stead. And we are to use His Name and act in His stead today! Let's do what God has told us to do. Go save the world with the word, with signs and wonders following.
Confession: All authority in Heaven and earth resides in the Name of Jesus. The use of that Name and its authority have been given to me. I have a right to use the Name of Jesus!
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.