Several years back, we happened to be ministering in an area where most of the local people were idol worshippers. The spiritual warfare was intense and we often despaired at the tactics of the evil forces in thwarting the gospel work that we were doing there.
During such a time, one night the Lord showed me a dream. In the dream, a wolf was following a lamb at a very close distance, trying to frighten it. The lamb would run away from it, but the wolf followed it stealthily and suddenly appeared in front of the lamb and frightened it again. This went on for quite some time and then in the dream, I saw myself picking a stick and hitting the wolf on it's head. This wounded the wolf and it was enraged and jumped at me to attack. Surprisingly instead of retaliating, I just meditated on the name "Jesus" and the wolf disappeared from the scene in a while.
I was quite perplexed on waking up the next morning, thinking about the dream. What could it possibly mean? I thought of telling my wife about the dream as she brought in the morning coffee, but before I spoke she spoke and said, "I have been feeling quite afraid these days, especially at night times. Whenever it is dark, I feel I am being watched by someone; it's an old woman like figure with long white hair and shining eyes. It just appears out of nowhere and then disappears when I start praying, but it keeps troubling me.
Immediately I understood what the Holy Spirit had shown me in the dream. An evil spirit (shown as a wolf in the dream) was trying to frighten my wife (shown as a lamb in the dream).
Not wasting anytime, I rebuked the evil power (that was troubling my wife) in Jesus' Name.
I knew that the evil spirit would retaliate against me, when I rebuked it because the Lord had shown that in the dream and it did by afflicting me with a headache for quite sometime that day. But the Lord had already shown me how to gain victory over the evil power in the dream itself and that is exactly what I did.I meditated on the name of our Lord and Savior "Jesus Christ" and was delivered soon.
The evil power did not trouble my wife anymore and we praised the Lord for giving us victory. This episode made me realize that there is great power even in just uttering the name "Jesus". No wonder, it's the name above all names. Praise the Lord.