Acts 4:10, 17 GNB: then you should all know, and all the people of Israel should know, that this man stands here before you completely well(healed) through the power of the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth — whom you crucified and whom God raised from death. But to keep this matter from spreading any further among the people, let us warn these men never again to speak to anyone in the name of Jesus.”
My beloved friend, you can see from the text today that there is great power when we use the name of Jesus. Peter and John used the name of Jesus to heal a crippled man and the people were surprised. So he reminded them that it was the name of Jesus whom they crucified that healed the man.
Notice also how the Pharisees and teachers of the law who claimed to be custodians of the word of God tried to prevent them from further using the name of Jesus. They actually warned them never again to speak in the name of Jesus.
My dear friend, obstacles will come your way to prevent you from using the name of Jesus over your life, family etc but don’t let it. Fight and ensure that you use that name. The Bible says that name is greater than any other name given under the earth. And at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow and every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord. Philippians 2:10
So the next time you are faced with any challenging situation, remember to use the name of Jesus. Also, stay in the study of the word so that the name can be effective whenever you use it. Glory.
Declare to yourself loud: I am an overcomer by the name of Jesus. Hallelujah.
Lord Jesus, may I always speak and use your name without fear of what man will do to me. In Jesus Name. Amen