Sunday, February 1, 2015

Speak the Name of Jesus

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Each generation will praise your works to the next
and proclaim your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor
of your majesty and on the story of your wonders.
People will speak of your awesome power,
and I will tell of your great deeds.

Psalm 145:4-6
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

       Recently in the middle of the night I awoke in fear.  I heard my wife's voice asking if I was all right.  She said I had been talking.

        I asked, "What was I saying?"

       "Jesus," she responded.   You were saying, "Jesus."

        In my dream I was facing a being with demonic power.  I was afraid.  The demonic being appeared to me in a guise resembling my father who passed away many years ago.  He had always had a deep Christ-centered relationship with God so I decided to test this dream being.  Fearful of the way he looked and at first unsure as to whether or not it was really my father, I tried to talk to him about Jesus.

       As I attempted to speak to the being I found myself overcome with a sense of terror.  Then I found myself weakly uttering the name of Jesus.  Then I said "Jesus" again and again, each time summoning up greater fortitude as I spoke the words louder.  That is when I awoke.

        After waking, I lay in my bed for some time pondering my dream experience and looking for life application.   I began to understand more about the importance of speaking the name of Jesus in my everyday life.   I realized that I should find more ways to declare his power to others and be a witness for my Lord and Savior.

        Words and names have greater power when spoken out loud.  The name of Jesus is not intended to be an utterance in anger, frustration, or mockery.  Jesus Christ is an invocation of the power of God to be used in healing, praise, and driving away demons.   The more we speak of Jesus in positive ways, the bolder we become in proclaiming him to all the world

         Speak the name of Jesus.   There is power and comfort in His name.

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 14:12-14
New International Version (NIV)


  1. About three nights ago I had a similar experience where I woke myself up saying the name of Jesus. All I remember of the dream was that it was scary and the name of Jesus overcame whatever it was that was so frightening. "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe." Proverbs 18:10

  2. There is power in Jesus' name. We need to remember that and of course not abuse his name, but there is indeed power in his name.


  3. Somewhat similar in what happened to me in my last week's Sunday message- except I din't think of your solution till I woke up...


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