- USE THE NAME OF JESUS TO SEND DEMONS PACKING
“In My name they will cast out demons.” –Mark 16:17 (NKJV)
Have you ever noticed the devil doesn’t play fair? Well, God never told you to give the devil a fair shot either. He Said use the Name of Jesus on him. He’s already defeated—you’re just keeping him where he belongs.
Now, here’s how he comes at you—he sends demons, or evil spirits. But you have authority over every one of them. If the spirit of strife, envy, suicide, murder, drugs, alcoholism, or any other wrong spirit tries to enter your home and family – deal with it IMMEDIATELY!
Speak to it; say, “I command you in Jesus’ Name to take your hands off my children. You spirit of rebellion, drugs, alcohol (whatever it is), I break your power over my child, my spouse, my family. I forbid you to operate in his or her life anymore. I take by force what belongs to me and that includes my children and my family. You get out of my home and family, in Jesus’ Name!”
If you aren’t born again, or you don’t have Faith in what you say when you use the Name of Jesus, you won’t get results. That’s what happened in Acts 19:13-16 when Jewish exorcists went to a demon-possessed man and said, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.”
That demon spoke up and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” And then that demon whipped all seven of those boys, tore all their clothes off and rode them all out of the house nearly dead.
You see, they were using a Name that they had no right to use. They could have used it. All they had to do was accept Jesus. But they didn’t accept Jesus; they accepted Paul and what he did, and were trying to use the Name of Jesus like some kind of hocus-pocus.
They realized it was the Name that was getting things done, but they were not using it as their right. That devil knew it, and he didn’t have to bow to that.
When you are born again, and you have Faith in the Name: there is no situation too great for that Name. But you have to take what belongs to you by force. You have to force Satan – with the Word of God and the Name of Jesus, to give up ground in your life.
He’s a thief, he’s a killer, and he’s an outlaw. He’ll steal anything you’ll let him have. So be bold with the Name of Jesus – don’t let him steal your kids, don’t let him steal your money, don’t let him steal your ministry, don’t let him steal your church. Be forcible in the spirit and force him out.
If you even smell the devil from a distance roaming and trying to break into any area of your life, don’t wait for it to escalate – get him out quick (resist at onset)! And do it with the Name above all names.
- USE THE NAME OF JESUS FOR SUPERNATURAL PROTECTION
“The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.” –Proverbs 18:10
Oh, how the devil doesn’t want you to know this one. His entire profession is steal, kill, and destroy. So, when you start using the Name of Jesus to protect you, your family, and your property, he’ll go out of business in your neck of the woods. Saturating his plans with the Name of Jesus will stop him from oppressing you and your family, and that will keep you safe.
There was a pastor of a church in Los Angeles, Calif., who spent his life serving God. He was not a spiritual novice – he was a good, honest, God-loving, God-worshiping man. And he knew about spiritual laws.
He was walking home from church one night when he noticed four men following behind him. They kept getting closer and closer, and he knew something wasn’t right. He tried to run off (he was in his 60s at the time), but they caught up to him, jumped him and started beating him. He was able to run up onto the front porch of a nearby home, which happened to belong to members of his church, and started banging on the door.
When they opened the door and saw what was happening, they just shut the door! So, this pastor was in trouble. He grabbed a broom from the front porch and started trying to fight off the men. Then, one of the men pulled out a weapon, and the situation escalated.
Suddenly, it dawned on him that he needed to use the Name of Jesus! So, he yelled out, “In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you touch not God’s prophet and do him no harm!”
Those men immediately backed off out to the sidewalk. He kept pointing his finger at them and saying, “In the Name of Jesus!” And all four ran off! He didn’t need physical strength, he didn’t need help from people – he needed one thing and he used it. The Name of Jesus drove danger far from him.
The Name of Jesus is your supernatural protection, your emergency number, and your rescue vehicle, all wrapped up in one. It responds immediately, acts perfectly, and gets the job done without delay or hiccup. It should always be your first line of defence and will help you when there seems to be no way out.
That is what happened to a Christian man who was on a 747 airplane that crashed into another commercial airliner, killing most of the passengers. Both planes went down and were on fire. All the exits were blocked or engulfed in flames, and he was trapped inside. In his moment of impossibility—he did what he knew to do—he called on the Name of Jesus.
Now, before he had left on this trip, he had prayed over his travel and believed God for safety. He put his Faith stake in the ground before he even left. And now, as he called on the Name of Jesus, the next thing he knew, he was out on the wing. He didn’t use an exit—he was just translated out. Just suddenly out of danger without any natural explanation.
There is a force so vast in its Power that it triumphs over any problem, any trial, and any situation. Demons flee from it, disease cannot remain in the face of it, lack and fear dissipate before it, and every darkness is instantly shattered by it. Even death itself cannot contend with it. What is it? That’s the power of the Name of Jesus.