The Power of Jesus’ Name

The Power of Jesus’ Name by myles munroe
June 15

Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon possessed.

They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief
priest, were doing this. One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”
Then the man who had the evil spirit…gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. (Acts 19:13–17, emphasis added)
We can use the name Jesus all we want, but we have no
authority over the devil unless we are in proper relationship with Christ and understand how to use His name. We must be able to legally use the authority behind the power of Jesus’ name in
rder to obtain results in prayer.
If someone uses another name without legal authority, the law calls it fraud. Suppose you attempted to withdraw money from my bank account. The bank teller would ask for proof of identification.
Most of us wouldn’t think of committing fraud on a bank, but we do try to commit fraud in prayer. We pray hard, saying, “In the name of Jesus.” The Father says, “Show me some ID. Are you in right relationship with My Son? Do you understand who He is, and do you believe in His authority and power?” As the sons of Sceva discovered, praying in Jesus’ name without knowing who He is doesn’t work.
Father, open my heart to the power and authority of Jesus’ name. In His name I pray, amen.
Thought: Praying in Jesus’ name without knowing who He is doesn’t work.
Reading: Nehemiah
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)