People around the world who have received salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ know this name that has saved them, but not all know and trust the great power this name carries!
The power of the name of Jesus doesn’t stop at the day of salvation, but it is just the beginning. Some Christians are contented with the thought that they have received the Lord and are serving Him by attending worship services regularly, and then go on to live life everyday in their own strength and wisdom, and whatever resources they have.
If we come to think of the power of the name – fishing us out of the miry clay, cleansing us from our sins and giving us life, even eternal life – can’t we then trust Him in any and all aspects of our lives, however difficult they are? But truth is, when we come into desperate straits, we forget to trust in this name, and trust instead in tangible things, because that would be easier to do. It seems really scary to be putting all our trust into something we cannot see, it sounds dangerous even. But that is what FAITH is all about!
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor. 4:18 NIV)
What is unseen is what lasts eternally! We cannot see God but we can trust in His power! If we believe that He created the universe and everything that’s in it, how come we cannot fully believe and trust that He can protect us from clear and present danger, that He can heal our diseases even though they were pronounced incurable, when we call on His name in faith?
I know that to fully trust in God in desperate situations is really scary. There are doubts. Oh, they come! That is the work of the enemy: to sow doubts in our hearts so that we won’t trust in the Almighty God. But if we are fearful and lack in faith, we are not at all pleasing to Him! And if we’re not pleasing to Him, how can we receive answers to our most earnest petitions?
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Heb. 11:6)
To completely trust in God involves complete courage and UNWAVERING faith. And these are the things even Christians are afraid of.
In our Church, everyone is steeped with amazing testimonies of God’s wonders, miracles, and mighty deeds, both from their own experiences and from constantly listening to testimonies upon testimonies declared in the pulpit. I had some qualms while pondering to write about this, because it might be received with unbelief, skepticism, or even scorn. But to fear persecution is to have a weak faith.
Our Church (JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY) teaches to totally trust in the name of the Lord, to invoke its power in any difficult situation the believers find themselves in —
— the believers of our Church are taught to call on the name of the Lord, and they will be saved, delivered, and/or healed and raised up. I cannot count the many testimonies I’ve heard about beloved brethren in Christ being unharmed during public transport robbery. Some just pray silently, calling on the name of the Lord Jesus. Some boldly rebuke the robbers or hold-uppers in the name of Jesus. And in either situation, the ever-present almighty power of God descends without delay to bring mighty deliverance.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19, emphasis added)
Our Church teaches to pray for the sick and lay hands on them for healing and recovery. By God’s awesome grace, we don’t usually resort to hospitalizations, medicines, and doctors, but to prayers with fasting and laying on of hands. Our Church is an apostolic Church following the doctrine, teachings, and practices of the early apostles as what was written in The Acts of the Apostles.
Cancer, leprosy, heart disease, and all other incurable and dreadful diseases are healed in the name of Jesus! For He doesn’t change. He remains the same. If He healed then, He still heals today!
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb. 13:8)
The Lord Himself promised that the believers will receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon them (Acts 1:8).
But I know that there would be some who will not and cannot receive and believe these testimonies and would not be bold enough to abandon all trust to the Lord. It is truly saddening to know that there are many, even so-called Christians, who resist the Holy Spirit as Stephen had boldly stated (Acts 7:51).
New testimony post at Minister of Mercy: Read this amazing testimony of a former satanist. He relates here the satanic rituals he had participated in and how he had lived as a satanist. Read and know that God, oh God, is all-powerful, merciful, and — truly, there is not enough words to fully describe Him! Click the link: From Satanist to Born-again Christian: The Amazing Testimony of Beloved (Ret.) Major Bobby Naguit.
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