Day 135: His Name

15 May, 2015

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Friday, May 15th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Samuel 17:1-18:4
John 8:21-30
Psalm 111:1-10
Proverbs 15:11
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. – 1 Sam 17:45

Goliath came with a sword, a spear and a javelin; but David came in the name of the Lord. We must realize that God does not fight battles with earthly means. The enemies we engage in battle are not flesh and blood; but rather spiritual foes (Eph 6:12). So while our enemies can flex their muscles and wield their swords all they want, we have a much more powerful weapon: the name of Jesus.

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 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, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Phil 2:9-11

The name Jesus is the most powerful word we can ever utter. When we use Jesus’ name, all of heaven is called to attention to make resources ready, and all of hell is warned of the power we have at our disposal.

Pray to the Father, in the name of Jesus, and watch His Kingdom come.

And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong… – Acts 3:16


Father, I know the power in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Help me never to forget the strength in His name! By His name, men are healed and made whole; and by His name, I am set free.