Is There Power in Jesus’ Name?
Philippians 2:9-10 KJV
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Reverend E. P. Scott was a missionary, living in India during the 1800s. The Holy Spirit of God prompted him to go into a remote village to share the Gospel of Christ. He set out on this adventure alone; against the advice of his fellow missionaries. He was determined to share the power of the Gospel with a dangerous savage tribe.
Several days into his journey, Scott was surrounded by a large group of warriors; each one pointing a spear towards his heart. Expecting to die, he made a decision to use his last few moments to glorify God and stir something within the hearts of his captors. He took out his violin (which he always carried on him), closed his eyes, and began to play and sing All Hail the Power of Jesus Name, in the native language of the warriors.
After singing the first verse, the second, the third, and then beginning the fourth, Rev. Scott realized he was still standing, and that all around him was peace and quiet. He opened his eyes and saw every spear lowered. The mighty warriors were standing before him with tears in their eyes. Throughout the remainder of his life, Scott spent much time with this tribe, sharing the love of God.
The name of Jesus has the power to save and to change lives forever. The name of Jesus Christ carries all the preeminence and authority that God gave to it. We know that God the Father, raised Jesus from the dead, and gave Him a name, “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:" (Ephesians 1:21).
Lord, I acclaim the mighty power in the name of “Jesus” alone.