CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS Friday, 6 February 2015
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10 (KJV)
Today’s text tells us that in times of trouble, God’s people must learn to run into the strong tower. Psalm 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (KJV). It goes on to say that when we remember the name of our God, our enemies are brought down and fall but we are raised and stand upright.
Merely calling the name Jesus when you are overwhelmed will save you. But you have to call while knowing the power in that name. Realise that the name of Jesus is not like any other name; it is a name that carries with it the authority of heaven. Whenever you call His name, every other name bows.
The Bible says that when my heart is overwhelmed I will run to the rock that is higher than me. When the enemy begins to roar and rage, to pursue you, and come up with all kinds of tricks, there is a high rock you can run to. You should not throw your hands up; instead, remember the name of the Lord because it is a strong tower where the righteous run to take shelter and are safe. You don’t listen to the counsel of the ungodly or follow the way of sinners. You run to God.
You will be surprised how many people have been delivered from challenges, difficulties, and the pressures of life by simply calling the name of Jesus. People have been healed, delivered, and set free because the Bible says that He has been given a name that is above all names. The name of Jesus is above the names of sickness and disease. I have heard of people who were diagnosed with medically impossible cases. They kept on calling the name “Jesus” because the scripture says that whosoever shall call on the name of Jesus shall be saved. By the time the doctors had come to check on them, they were surprised to discover that the medical conditions had changed.
It is disheartening that as believers, we don’t make use of some of the ingredients that God has given to us. The devil does not want you to mention Jesus’s name. Remember, in the Book of Acts, the Apostles were preaching to the Pharisees when the Sadducees told them, “You can preach but don’t mention that name.” If Jesus’s name is taken out of our message we won’t have any more power because it is only at the name of Jesus that every knee bows. If there was ever a time that we needed to shout that name, then more than ever before, the time is now.
Further reading: Philippians 2:1-11 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Exodus 39-40, Evening-Matthew 23:23-39