This week, Pastor Don unveils principles surrounding the use of the Name of Jesus, and beginning with the following scriptures he outlines how to be more effective in our authority in Christ:
Philippians 2:8-9 WNT “And being recognized as truly human, He humbled Himself and even stooped to die; yes, to die on a cross. (9) It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other.”
John 16:23-24 LITV And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give you. (24) Until now you asked nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, so that your joy may be full.
John 14:12-14 KJV “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (13) And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
Acts 3:6, 16 KJV “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. (16) And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”
(A) Delegated Authority – The power & influence of the Jesus becomes the power & influence of his commissioned agents:
The Commission of all Believers –
Matthew 28:18-20 AMP “Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. (19) Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”
Mark 16:15-20 AMP “And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]. (16) He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. (17) And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; (18) They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. (19) So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and He sat down at the right hand of God. [Ps. 110:1.] (20) And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it).”
More than “general authority” needed to successfully serve Christ:
When Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world” (Mark 16:15), or “Go ye into all the nations (Matthew 28:19), He was addressing the disciples as the Church, not as individuals. The word “ye” in the Greek is “ὑμείς humeís; 2d person personal pron., nominative plural of sú “you.” In the case of the “Great Commission of Mark 16:15,” it is “ye” that are called, not “you” (singularly). No one person is called to “all the world,” or to “all nations.” In this teaching, Pastor Don asks each person to pay close attention to the following account of Paul as he went forth to fulfill his personal assignment within Jesus’ Great Commission:
Acts 16:5-12 AMP “So the churches were strengthened and made firm in the faith, and they increased in number day after day. (6) And Paul and Silas passed through the territory of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Word in [the province of] Asia. (7) And when they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. (8) So passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. (9) [There] a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man from Macedonia stood pleading with him and saying, Come over to Macedonia and help us! (10) And when he had seen the vision, we [including Luke] at once endeavored to go on into Macedonia, confidently inferring that God had called us to proclaim the glad tidings (Gospel) to them.