A popular worship song has been singing to me for days. Particularly, the words saying, "What a powerful name it is!"
It's not just the name, as if it is a magic incantation. It is the Risen Christ who bears the name.
Philippians 2:10-11 reminds us that the day is coming when "at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father."
But before then, now−even now,
In the powerful name of Jesus and by the blood of the Lamb we can be released from the Enemy's lies we have believed for too long.
In the powerful name of Jesus we can be free from the fears that have kept us living small.
In the powerful name of Jesus we can be liberated from the confusion and doubt that have kept us from living in truth.
In the powerful name of Jesus we can have the crushing weight of guilt and shame of past sin and rebellion lifted from our souls.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Freedom for today in all the spheres of our lives and relationships.
All this is in the powerful name of Jesus because Jesus is alive and he rules and reigns at the right hand of the Father.