I was having a discourse with My Father about the difference between The name of Jesus and The blood of Jesus.
He smiled and ask me what the difference was. I went hard at work in meditating.
“He was raised up to The Right hand of The Father.”
“The blood has been shed!” In the spiritual realm, there is NO blood. So, Jesus did not take it up to Heaven! In the physical only two individuals are noted as being raised to Heaven in thier bodily form: Moses and Elijah. Amazingly, these are the two that appeared on the mount with Jesus.
They were in spirit? I asked… “What do you think/feel He asked?”
I answered “For time…”
I was quieted “All is different Home.” I was informed. “Father…” I attempted but was told to hold my tongue…
“Feel and KNOW.” I was instructed…
And I tried… I was a little perplexed. I had to admit that I did not know…
“Father, they were in spirit, they were seen and then were not.”
“What does that say to your spirit?”
“Father, they were not physical.”
“Very good my son.” Father said to me.
I was bursting with pride.
“I have a peek at the knowledge Father. The blood was and is… He shed it for me, that will ALL WAYS be. In my going out and coming in., Amen.”
I added with a proud smile “When He was raised to Your right, He is (at) Your Hand. Pure, Righteous, Holy, Powerful.”
“Very well felt son.”
My heart beat with joy!
“Father, I have a question about the use of The name of Jesus. When He was here, after His fast in the wilderness. He knew Satan but Satan was unsure Who Jesus Your representative! And tested The Word, Your Word.”
Glory Father!!! Your Word change the not, Amen
“Then Peter said, “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 he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.”
Father, they used the name of Jesus here?
“Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.
She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”
She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.”
“It is clear as You have shown it, that The name of Jesus is to be used in achieving desired results.
I just wanted to ensure that The Name is not being misused.”
Thank You Father, Gloria Deus!!!
“For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.”
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’”
“In that day you will say: ‘Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted’” – (Isaiah 12:4).
Praying in the name of Jesus is powerful because when we pray in His name, we pray with His authority.
God promises to answer whatever we ask in His name according to His will. This is why we must know the will of God in order to pray with the authority of Jesus. This truth is wonderful because we have the assurance that He hears our prayers. Through prayer in His name we shall make known among the nations what He has done. Have you taken advantage of this glorious promise in your own life circumstances? John 16:23-24 says:
“In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
A few years ago my husband, Norm, had an opportunity to test this promise at a movie theater with his nephews. Lord of the Rings was an exciting movie, but right in the middle of it, a teenage boy stopped breathing. Those in the theater could hear the agonizing cry of a father pleading for his son to start breathing. He cried out with all his heart, “David, breathe! David, breathe!” But David just lay there without moving, without breathing.
The movie stopped abruptly, and people in the theater began to fear and panic. The atmosphere was extremely tense. Not knowing exactly what to do, Norm walked right over to where the boy was lying motionless. He then stooped down, and with an act of faith, he laid his hands on David and quietly said, “In the name of Jesus, breathe.” Suddenly David came to life and began to breathe! God had answered believing prayer.
There is power in the name of Jesus when we link our faith with heaven.
On a more humorous note, the news reporter, Paul Harvey, told the story of a three-year-old boy at the grocery store with his mother. She sternly told him before entering the store,“No chocolate chip cookies, so don’t even ask!” In the store she put him in the little child’s seat in the cart, and they wheeled down the aisles. He was quiet until he got to the cookie aisle. He saw those delicious chocolate chip cookies, stood up and said, “Mom, can I have the chocolate chip cookies?” With a strong voice she said to him,“I told you not to even ask. No!”
He sat down. They went down the aisles but later had to come back to the cookie aisle again. He asked for them again. She told him,“Sit down and be quiet. I said no.”Finally arriving at the checkout lane, the little boy knew it was his last chance. He had to do something quick. So he stood up in his seat and shouted as loud as he could,“In the name of Jesus, may I have some chocolate chip cookies?”
Everyone around him began to laugh and applaud that little boy. And because of the generosity of the other shoppers, the little boy and his mother left the grocery store with twenty-three boxes of chocolate chip cookies! He was very happy. God loves to answer persistent prayers that are prayed in the name of Jesus. This may be a funny story but let’s not forget the message. There is an authority attached to using the name of Jesus.
What does it mean to have the authority of Jesus?
Isn’t this something that can revolutionize our faith and give us great boldness and confidence in our prayers? Too often we pray very weak prayers because our eyes are on the impossibilities. In reality the God of the universe, the victorious Savior of man, is standing with us in strength and power. His name is a strong tower and a fortress that all the forces of darkness cannot withstand nor overcome. He can do anything!
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).
Let this verse stimulate your faith to believe in the greatness and power of the name of Jesus in your own prayer life. You will touch heaven and change earth with your prayers when you pray in the name of Jesus.
What It Means to Pray in Jesus’ Name
“The name of Jesus is the gateway through which true prayers must enter heaven. His name is the ‘pass key’ that opens heaven’s account.”