The Mystery of Name[Part 5]
(Every named name).
The greatest name in a class room is the name of the class monitor.
The greatest name among the students in a school is the name of the Senior Prefect.
The greatest name in a private school is the name of the Proprietor’s name.
The greatest name in a College of Education is the Provost’s name.
The greatest name in a Polytechnic is the Rector’s name.
The greatest name in the University is the Vice Chancellor’s name.
The greatest name in a state is the State Governor’s name.
The greatest name in a country is the President’s name.
The greatest name in the Heaven and the earth is JESUS.
Little wonder the Bible says that He that is from above is above all. The most respected name even in the kingdom of darkness is Jesus. I’ve met with so many people who claim that “at the mention of the name of Jesus every knew must bow”, even one of our old songs in the children church portrays that assertion. And I wonder why we call the name but it doesn’t work at times. But there are some people that call it and it works for them. For us to get the reason behind its usage we need to look at where that verse is in the Bible and get the real meaning of what it’s saying:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That AT THE NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
We can see here that the problem is not from the Bible but from us. The Bible didn’t say “at the mention” but it says “at the name”. Looking at the preposition, “at”, it’s a preposition indicating position and that points us to what that verse is pointing at – “a position”.
Where’s the position?
Here’s the address of the position:
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him AT his own right hand in the heavenly places,
The address of that position where Jesus is placed is “at the right hand side in the heavenly places”. And don’t forget that the right hand stands for place of authority.
What about the weight or jurisdiction of the name’s sovereignty?
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
That means that whenever you approach any sickness or any demonic oppression that is having a name, it must bow.
But why me?
Are you asking the question, “Why me?” Are you saying you’ve approached or confronted situations with this mentality and it didn’t work? I will want you to remember the sons of Sceva too, they used the name and it didn’t work for them because they were not in the position of Christ, being in the position means to be saved.
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.
And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
Do you still want to justify that you are in the position? You are saved and born again? I will ask you if you can browse the internet without putting on your data? If no, you can’t also use the name of Jesus without having faith in it. Peter and John confessed that it’s the faith they had in the name that made them to heal the man at the beautiful gate.
And his name through FAITH in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Are you battling with any sickness? Are you going to face any sickness at another time? Just give it a name even if you don’t know its name and use the name that is above all names to crush it with faith in you.