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Heart to Heart June/July 2014

0607 Pic 1Speak the Name!

//Kenneth W. Hagin

When my daughter, Denise, was a little girl, she was in the ministry office building doing something, and somebody said to her, "You can't do that." She turned around, looked at that person, and said, "Do you know who I am?"

That's the way we have to be with the devil. We need to know that we are God's children and then walk in the authority Jesus gave us. Like my daughter, we need to look him right in the eye and say, "Hey, you're messing with the wrong person! My Father owns this place, and I can demonstrate His saving, healing, and delivering power in the Name of His Son, Jesus!"

You see, if we don't use the authority we have in Jesus' Name, we limit God's power in our lives. And our Heavenly Father didn't send Jesus to die for us just so we could strive and struggle. No! In the 14th chapter of John, Jesus said we could ask anything in His Name and He would do it. In the 16th chapter He went on to say that the Father would give us whatever we asked in His Name. Plus, He said in verse 24 that He wanted us to always be filled with joy. That's why He gave us His Name to use in prayer!

It doesn't matter what you're facing today. The Name of Jesus is the most powerful name in the universe! His Name is above all other names. It's above sin, sickness, and poverty. It's above loneliness and anything else that would try to hurt or hinder you or those you love. And when you use your authority and speak that Name, according to God's Word the atmosphere around you has to change! Don't wait. . . . Start speaking that wonderful Name right now—Jesus!

PS. This is the time of year when we observe Independence Day here in the U.S.—and in Canada, too. As we celebrate our heritage, let's make it a point to speak the Name of Jesus over the United States (and Canada, or whatever nation you live in.) Let's use our authority to bring God's power on the scene—around the world!