A minister shared the story of his daughter, who was very young at the time, and in Africa, by herself. There was a native mother having trouble birthing her child. She was in great agony and screaming out. The village, female, witch doctor had her candles burning, incents smoking, while she recited “hocus pocus” chants. The young woman had enough and begged someone to go retrieve the American, who earlier had made her faith in God, known. The minister told us his daughter went there and surveyed the situation. She was barely 21 years old, and the only thing she could think of to do was sing the song, “In the Name of Jesus”. The witch doctor had a fit, and stormed out, at which point peace entered, the woman’s pain subsided, and she delivered her baby.
There have been some very powerful, or influential people throughout history, and in current times. Some have used their influence for good, while others, not so much. Yet there is one, and only one who has affected the world like no one else. Who, you might be asking? Jesus Christ.
There is power in the name of Jesus!
One can be in the middle of any jam, any sickness, or any upsetting storm of life and call on the name of Jesus. Jesus, showed up on the scene at the right time, and still does today. It is important though, to believe, in the name of Jesus. The lyrics to the song she sang:
In the name of Jesus,
We have the victory.
In the name of Jesus,
Satan will have to flee.
Tell me who can stand before us
when we call on this great name
JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS
We have the victory!
There are no hours limiting when you can call his name. There are no “Terms or Conditions”. No fine print to squint at before using his name. No shoes, No shirt? No problem, you can still call his name. You see, in a world where everyone tries to protect themselves with “agreements” that only benefit them, calling upon the name of Jesus benefits you. Jesus came along and shook things up. He showed, by example, there is a better way to do things. What is that way? Love!
God gave us his son, because He loved! Jesus chose to die on a cross for you, because He loved! Jesus is right there ready to step in when you invite him to, by calling his name, because He still loves!
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