The name that is above all names
by Olabisi obideyi
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"For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved".
There is only one name the devil and his cohorts are afraid of. And that name is Jesus Christ! The devil does not mind people being religious. He also does not mind people following all sorts or believing in all kinds of things. What he seriously mind is for a person to genuinely surrender his or her life to Christ. The devil knows that, salvation for mankind from the evil bondage of death is only possible through the blood and name of Jesus (Acts 4:10-12). He also knows that once we become saved by Jesus, we also become a partaker of His sovereign sonship dominion and authority, which is above all dominions and authorities (John 1:12).
The devil is highly obsessed about binding man in sin so he can rule over the soul and abuse the spirit of man in wickedness. He uses fear to stagnate the spirit in death, he uses lies to deceive and confine souls in sin and persecution to discourage and deter people from following Christ to the finishing line. Our only means of overcoming Satan in all aspects is all in the power that is in the name and blood of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:11). To surrender to Christ is to become automatically victorious against the devil and his satanic legion entities forces of darkness. And in Christ, you are no longer fighting to win but already a winner by power and authority of Christ (John 16:33). And since you are already a winner in Christ, everything the devils can possibly throw at you once your are in oneness with Christ, will surely work together for your good and to the glory of God (Romans 8:28-31).
If you are already in Christ, then know for sure that the devil has no power, authority or dominion over you. And whatsoever you are facing in the form of trials and tribulations, the blood of Jesus, the power and authority of His name is certainly capable of handling it all and working it all out for your good.
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
If you are yet to give your life to Jesus, then you have nothing to stand against the devil with or to make him flee from you with. Only by the name and authority of Christ can you rebuke the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). You can begin taking authority and exercising dominion over the devil and his cohorts today by simply pleading the blood of Jesus upon your life. It is the only way of securing your total freedom from Satan whose primary objective is to kill, steal and utterly destroy!
Call upon the name of Jesus and surrender all to His authority and everlasting dominion today. And by the operative power, authority and dominion that is in the name of Jesus, no weapon formed or fashioned against you shall ever prosper (Isaiah 54:15-17). Amen.
"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
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