1 Kings 1:1-53
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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
“…let it be known to you all…that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth…this man stands here before you whole” (Acts 4:10). There is tremendous power in the name Jesus Christ. Peter and John had just seen God heal a man who had been lame from birth right in front of their eyes; and all they had to do was pronounce him healed in the name of Jesus Christ. When Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave us – His disciples – power of attorney. Whenever we find ourselves in a situation where we know God’s will, all we have to do is proclaim His word over that situation in the name of Jesus Christ. All of heaven bears witness to, and all of hell understands, the power of His name. All of creation knows that, “…at the name of Jesus every knee [must] bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth…” (Phil 2:10).
Father, thank You that You have made Your Son’s name so powerful! The enemy and all his associates must bow at the name of Jesus Christ. The world must bend to Your word when the name of Jesus Christ is pronounced. Help me to be a responsible steward of the power that comes with the name of Jesus Christ!
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