The Power Of Attorney
Pastor David Crammer • Sunday March 13, 2022
The Name Of Jesus
The Power Of Attorney
- A legal document giving one person the power to act for another person, the principal.
- The agent can have broad legal authority or limited authority to make decisions about
- the principal’s property, finances, or medical care.
- The agent under such an agreement may be authorized to handle bank accounts, sign
- checks, sell property, manage assets, and file taxes for the principal.
1. THE POWER BEHIND THE NAME
Philippians 2:9–11 NKJV
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
2. THE RIGHT TO USE HIS NAME
The question is: Do we have the power of attorney to use His Name? The Word of God teaches that we do.
John 14:12–14 NKJV
Ephesians 1:18–21 NKJV
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
3. IN PRAYER
Here in the Book of John, Jesus not only gives us the use of His Name in the new covenant prayer, He also declares that the prayer prayed in His Name will receive His special attention:
John 16:23–24 NKJV
And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
John 11:41–42 NKJV
but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”
4.IN COMBAT AGAINST UNSEEN FORCES
– We can use His Name in dealing with demons.
Mark 16:17–18 NKJV
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Matthew 28:18–20 NKJV
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
5. IN MINISTERING HEALING
He said we could use His Name in ministering healing. In fact, that’s where the secret lies—in the use of that Name!
6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.