…Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER [authority] IS GIVEN UNTO ME in heaven and in earth. GO YE THEREFORE…. Matthew 28:18-19
And these signs shall follow them that believe IN MY NAME…. Mark 16:17
What effect would it have on your life if a wealthy man were to give you a legal document, telling you to use it to supply every one of your needs?
Yet we have been given something even greater than that! God has given us the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus! And that Name has authority in this earth. The use of that Name is not a matter of faith, actually, but rather it is a matter of assuming your legal rights in Christ, taking your place as a son of God, and using what belongs to you. His Name belongs to you!
We have a right to use that Name against our enemies. We have a right to use that Name in our praise and worship. We have the right to use that Name in petitions. Praise God, that Name belongs to us!
That Name has been given to us that we might carry out the will of God the Father in this dispensation in which we live. The Early Church used this authority. They acted for Jesus in His stead. And we are to use His Name and act in His stead today!
Confession: All authority in Heaven and earth resides in the Name of Jesus. The use of that Name and its authority have been given to me. I have a right to use the Name of Jesus!