Tap Into The Power

17 And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,  and your old men shall dream dreams; 18 even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. ~ Acts 2:17-18, 21

At Pentecost, after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Peter stood up and quoting the prophet Joel; he told the people that in the last days, God would pour out His Spirit on all flesh and all who call on the name of the LORD shall be saved.

So, it is the belief in that name, the Name of Jesus, that we are now able to call upon the LORD, and He hears us. If we look and consider, it’s the name that was preached, it’s the name that was feared, it’s the name that has the power and authority, it was the name that healed, it was the name that raised the dead, and it’s the name that saves.

    • It was the name that was preached and taught – Acts 4:17-18; 5,28
    • It was the name that was feared – Acts 5:11
    • It’s the name that has the power and authority – Acts 4:7
    • It was the name that healed – Acts 3:6; 4:30
    • It was the name that raised the dead – Hebrews 11:35a
    • It’s the name that saves – Acts 4:12

So, what are we talking about here? We’re talking about the most powerful name of Jesus and the authority it carries. There is no other name like it.

At the name of Jesus:

    • Demons flee
    • Darkness runs away
    • Diseases are healed
    • Marriages are put back together
    • Breeches are repaired
    • Relationships are mended
    • Souls are saved

So, why are Christians so fearful and filled with disease? We, the Church, can no longer be distinguished from the world because we look and act just like them. Why? Has the name of Jesus lost its power and authority? Of course not. Christians have become lukewarm because we refuse to draw a line in the sand and stand for and live by Truth. We want to be comfortable, so we trade in the power of God and the authority that comes in the very name of Jesus for a few more years of living in our comfort zone.

God has not changed; the Church has. We’ve become lukewarm, lazy Christians. The power of God is still in His name; it’s still in His Spirit; it’s still in His people; we just have to take the time to unlock that power as the first Church did. We have spent time in prayer and worship. We have to remove the constant filth and distractions from our lives. We have to press in and draw near to God so that He will draw near to us.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Tap Into The Power.

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