July 23, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – Power in the name of Jesus
New Generation Grace Ministry
Friday a July 23rd, 2021
Title: Power in the name of Jesus
( Acts: 3:1-16) One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate,though he had decided to let him go.You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
Those days the Jews had their scheduled prayers three times a day. Each of those times the Hebrews will set aside those hours of prayer to pray. They didn’t joke with it, at this particular day, Peter and John were going to the temple to pray as usual at about 3:00 pm, that day when they saw the lame man at the gate begging for help. Many people were passing through this gate one day on their way to worship. It was a busy road, the lame man happened to position himself in a very better position where he could be seen by the people passing by. It didn’t sound like this was the first day Peter and John were passing through that road.The lame man decided to position himself at a place where he could be seen.
When Peter saw him begging ,he decided to help him with something better than money. He was expecting money because that was the only way he could get some money to help himself . We need to position ourselves properly to gain God’s favor. If where you are now is not changing your condition , you need to shift to another side where the grace of God can reach you. The man was asking for money but Peter gave him something money could not buy.
Peter told him, silver or gold I don’t have, but what I have is the power of Jesus, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk. Peter held him in his hand and the man jumped to his feet. Is this not more valuable than money.? It is very imperative to observe the hour of prayers. At the hours of prayers, impossibility is made possible, at the mention of the name of Jesus. It is very important for us to maintain the hours of prayers, at the hour of prayers mountain is leveled, at the hour of prayers there is always Holy Ghost movement and anointing, Miracles take place, peoples lives are touched in a Supernatural way, let us not neglect the hour of prayer.
Out of excitement for the miracle the lame man received , he was jumping with joy, now he can walk from place to place, he didn’t have to depend on anyone before he could visit his family and friends, he was happy and people around him who knew him as the lame man begging for arms in the beautiful gate were amazed. He was full of joy with thankful heart. Let us not forget to thank God when He has shown us favor.
Remember that this Peter who used the name of Jesus to heal and restored this man was the same Peter who denied Jesus. This time he was using the name of Jesus boldly and firmly without any fear or doubt.The name of Jesus carries power, at the mention of this name sickness shall bow, death shall bow, principalities and powers must bow, all power belongs to Jesus. (Philippians 2:10) That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.
Beloved, it is the time for us to start using the name of Jesus boldly without fear. (Luke 10:19) Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. See, Jesus has given us the power to do signs and wonders. If you are a child of God, you are carrying this power. It is not a powerless power, it is super power, let us not be afraid yo use this power to heal diseases, cast out demons, this power is not limited to only certain people but to all believers in Christ.
(Matthew 28:16-20) Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The Lord is with us till the very end of the age, all the authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him. Let us not be afraid to use the name of Jesus. The reason why we are not healing the sick and casting out demons in this name is due to unbelief, doubt , lack of faith. The Jesus, the same power that Peter used is still in effect today if we believe. Jesus the same yesterday, today and forever. Use the name of Jesus to heal yourself, your family , and everyone who needs deliverance around you. God bless you. Amen.
Prayers: Oh lord thank you for whom you are. Please Lord I ask you to fill me with power of the Holy Spirit.Oh God use me as you used the prophets of the old in Jesus name. Help my inner man to be on fire for you. Use me for signs and wonders in Jesus Holy name I pray.
Further Reading: Isaiah 45