November 19, 2018

Acts 3:6…Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee; 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 ancle bones received strength.

The only name given to us under the heavens is the name of Jesus. This name has been performing miracles, signs and wonders in the life of those that believed on this name. Two weeks ago while I was doing my devotion I read this chapter and what came upon me was so powerful as if I had never read or heard it before. I had given this testimony in one of my previous Daily Words of Wisdom, but I am repeating this again for us to believe and take the word of God seriously. The power that came upon me that morning made me to rise up and cried out aloud the name of Jesus and prayed a simple prayer concerning the pain I was going through, and immediately I received comfort all over my body. I started to dance in my room and children of God the name of Jesus is a powerful name. This name has been given to us so that we can trust in him for every situation we find ourselves. The disciples ran with this name to every corner in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, performing so many miracles as a testimony that Jesus is alive and his name is doing all that he was doing before he was crucified. In our generation many dead people came alive by using the name of Jesus, Wigglesworth was noted for this during his own time.During the time of Kathryn Khulman, so many miraculous healing took place during her meetings. A powerful man of God that visited Nigeria very often had a record of raising up the dead man (pastor) that his wife went to drop in his crusade ground. The man’s name is Reinhard Bonnke and the wife testified about this miracle, and the man that was raised to life was featured on TBN many years ago. All these and many more that we cannot start recounting is an evidence to the miraculous power of God through that name.

Now you will want to hear of so many people that have gone to acquire power that are not of God and still pretend to use the name of Jesus to work miracles. Why do they have to do this when the name of Jesus is a powerful name that has been given to us to believe in for such miracles?  So many of them do a make-belief miracle and at the end people would think it was a genuine miracle. Many of them have been exposed and there was a particular one that collected a lump sum of money and was placed in a coffin to pretend that he was dead, and then when the fake man would call his name, he would then rise up. But God in His infinite mercies would not allow his people to be deceived for long, by the time, the coffin was opened, the man was really dead and could not rise up again. The story came from the wife that knew about the whole story. For what purpose should any one go through all these when our Lord Jesus is alive and is still working his miracles through those that believed? If truly you have been chosen to do God’s work, the Lord will back you up. The work of God should not be toiled with or turn into business. No one that does this can do it for long.

To the congregation that are going through one problem or the other, don’t we need to test every spirit and know the one that is from God before we become their followers and then begin to fall into their trap.  Unfortunately today, those fake men of God are the leaders with many followers. Their churches are filled to the brim, and yet their preaching has no fire, and the lives of the people are not transformed. The bible says by their fruits you shall know them. That is, you will  be able to discern the good, the bad or the ugly. Do we depend only on what the preacher preaches, don’t we need to search the scriptures ourselves and find out the truth of the word of God? How much time are we spending on the word of God? The bible says, “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” and also the scripture says, And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Most of us allowed ourselves to be deceived by believing what the preacher says instead of the word of God. All believers have been given the power to use the name of God, and I know of a woman who was diagnosed with cancer, and this woman fought the disease with the word of God. She had gone to hospitals and they had done surgery and chemotherapy and people of God had prayed for her, but her testimony was that she went to the Word and compiled all the scripture verses that dealt with healing and she started to meditate on them day and night until the words sank into her being and miraculously her flesh came back and she received her complete healing. I do not want you to misunderstand me about people of God praying for you, but what is important is you must have an idea about their source whether it is genuine or not, and the Lord will reveal it to you if you have developed an intimate relationship with God. So how is your relationship with Jesus? Nobody has any power to do any miracle. Jesus is the only miracle-worker, and at the mention of the name of Jesus, every knee should bow.

So brothers and sisters, there is power in the name of Jesus. He is for all purposes. Trust in this name, use the name for all your daily needs, do not limit the name to sickness alone, because when you make him your priority you will be surprised how much of his guidance you have been missing since. I once experience a serious protection recently when I packed my car in front of my house, locked the car, and opened the door of my house with the key in the same bunch, and then left the key hanging on my door entrance. I entered the house, locked the door from inside and continued my daily activities. This happened around 2.00 pm on Sunday after church. My house is behind 7-eleven where people walk past day and night. Well I went to bed as usual, and then got myself ready to go to work on Monday morning, and started to look for my car key. It took me about 35 minutes to turn my whole house upside down in search of this key (bunch of keys), but when we could not find it, my nephew suggested to go and check the car may be it was inside the car. I reluctantly allowed him to go and check because I knew I opened the door to the house with the key. After checking and found the door to be locked, he came back up and to his surprise the bunch of keys was still hanging on the entrance door, cold, and has not been touched by anyone. I was shaking at this mighty protection over my car and over all of us that live in the house. What a mighty God we serve.

Please develop a more intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and you will enjoy him to the end. God bless you all..

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