A child has been born to us; God has given a son to us. He will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be Wonderful Counsellor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6).
Here is something really wonderful – it is by the name of Jesus that God is with us.
Matthew says that the birth of Jesus by the Virgin Mary was to “bring about what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel,” which means “God is with us” (Matt. 1:22-23).
To put that in other words, whenever we use the name of Jesus, God is with us. This is the name that is higher than any other name:
So God raised him to the highest place. God made his name greater than every other name so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus— everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and bring glory to God the Father (Phil. 2:9-11).
Did you see what is being said here? The name of Jesus is above every other “name” – everything bows to the name of Jesus, be it sickness, depression, pain, despair, hopelessness, frustration, resentment, guilt, irritation, loneliness, fear, stress, bitterness, restlessness, devastation, shame, insecurity, longing, disappointment, discouragement, torment, heartache, unease or disillusionment. The list of human afflictions goes on and on but the name of Jesus is above and over all of them.
So we can call the presence of God into our situations by simply calling on the name of Jesus! When Jesus’ name is present we are in His manifest presence and we will see salvation, healing and deliverance.
I just want to add a little episode in the lives of the 72 disciples who He sent out to towns to prepare the people in them for the appearance of Jesus:
When the seventy-two came back, they were very happy and said, “Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we used your name!”
Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Listen, I have given you power to walk on snakes and scorpions, power that is greater than the enemy has. So nothing will hurt you. But you should not be happy because the spirits obey you but because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:17-20).
The name of Jesus is powerful over all the arsenal of the enemy. We can expect to see salvation, deliverance and healing in His name when we go out, just like those 72, and use His name.
*All quotes from NCV.