Why in the Name of Jesus?
John 14:13 - And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
When Lord Jesus was man on earth He too used Scriptures from the Old Testament (i.e. Luke 4:1-13) and the Name of the Lord to protect Himself and those under Him (John 17:11).
If Jesus Himself used the Word of God and the Name of the Lord, why can not we?
The nearest Name of the Lord that we can get too in the whole Bible is 'Father'. This is the best and most nearest Name for God that exist in the Bible and this was given to us by Jesus Himself. The other Names like Jehovah, Elohim, El shaddai etc. are references to God in the Old Testament for it also includes Jealous as a Name to the Lord (most take the twelve preferred Names but leave the one's they do not like or are not comfortable with).
There is another thing which needs to be given thought to, one of the books of the Apocrypha - the book of Sirach is actually written by a person named Jesus who was the son of Sirach. But people felt uncomfortable to write his name therefore put his father's name for the book. Cause people would not know when they say 'Jesus' who they are referring to.
I want to ask you the same, when you take the Name of Jesus who are you referring to? Is it Jesus the son of Sirach or Christ Jesus or some other Jesus? If you do not know the real Christ Jesus (Jesus is a Greek word meaning - Jehovah is salvation or God our Savior) then you will not experience the power that is in the Name, for it has the same power which is in the Name of Lord God.
In the Old Testament the Name of our Savior was suppose to be Immanuel (Hebrew meaning God with us) but when you understand both the Names, they mean the same. What is more important is the understanding of who Christ Jesus is to experience the power in the Name Jesus.
Know Jesus and experience the power in his Name.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, I thank You for Christ Jesus and the power that is there in His Name. I ask you Father to bring me more to understand Jesus and to experience Him more. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
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