In times of sickness and challenges, shifting our focus from our circumstances to the power of Jesus can lead to remarkable healing and transformation. I want to share with you the profound concept of receiving healing through faith in the name of Jesus. As we examine the word of God, we’ll uncover the significance of faith in the name of Jesus, the power of His name, and the practical implications for our lives. This is your moment for healing, prepare to be free from every form of sickness.
Shifting your Focus to the power of Jesus
The book of Hebrews told us to “fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV). Whenever you are faced with health challenges or trials, it is important to shift your attention from your challenges to the unparalleled power of Jesus Christ. By anchoring your faith and hope in Him, you can experience a perspective shift that opens the door to healing. You can’t look up to Jesus and end in shame. The Bible says, “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed” (Psa 34:5 KJV).
Discovering the Power of Jesus’ Name:
Philippians 2:9-11 speaks of the exaltation of Jesus’ name above all others. It’s essential to understand that the name of Jesus carries spiritual authority and embodies His character. This name is more than just a label; it’s a representation of His divinity, and invoking it holds the potential to release healing and transformation. The name of Jesus will subdue any form of satanic oppression.
The Bible says, “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; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Php 2:9-11 KJV). Sickness is bound to bow at the mention of the name of Jesus. This is possible to those who put their faith in the Name.
Faith in Jesus’ Name and Miracles of Healing:
Mark 11:24 highlights the connection between faith and prayer: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” This verse underscores the importance of faith as a catalyst for receiving what we ask for in Jesus’ name. Throughout His ministry, Jesus performed numerous miracles of healing, demonstrating the potency of faith in His name. The name of Jesus works only when used in faith. Without faith, it impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Miracles are released when you use the name of Jesus in faith.
That was what Peter did, and the crippled man at the beautiful fate received his healing.
“Faith in Jesus’ name has healed this man standing before you. It is the faith that comes through believing in Jesus’ name that has made the crippled man walk right in front of your eyes!” (Act 3:16 TPT)
I want you to turn your faith on and focus on this powerful Name right now, letting healing virtue flow into your body.
Other Biblical examples of healing through faith:
The Gospels are replete with accounts of Jesus healing the sick and infirm. Matthew 9:35 testifies that Jesus “healed every disease and sickness” as He traveled and ministered to people. Here are instances of healing through faith in Jesus Christ;
- The Healing of the Woman with the Issue of Blood (Mark 5:25-34): In this powerful account, a woman who had been suffering from a chronic issue of bleeding for twelve years approached Jesus in a crowd. She believed that if she could just touch the hem of His garment, she would be healed. With great faith, she reached out and touched His cloak. Instantly, she felt her body healed, and Jesus confirmed her healing, saying, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
- The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant (Matthew 8:5-13): A Roman centurion came to Jesus, requesting healing for his paralyzed servant. The centurion displayed profound faith by declaring that Jesus only needed to speak the word, and his servant would be healed. Jesus marveled at the centurion’s faith and proclaimed, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” When the centurion returned home, he found his servant completely healed.
- The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52): As Jesus was passing through Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was nearby. With unwavering faith, he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The crowd initially tried to silence him, but Bartimaeus persisted. Jesus heard his cry and called Bartimaeus to Him. When Bartimaeus came forward, Jesus said, “Your faith has healed you.” Instantly, Bartimaeus received his sight.
These stories illustrate the powerful impact of faith and the name of Jesus in facilitating healing. You can also experience healing if you are moved by faith and reach out to Jesus and His power.
Releasing Healing Through the Name of Jesus:
Healing is released in the name of Jesus. James 5:14-15 sheds light on the role of prayer and faith in bringing about healing: “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up.” This passage emphasizes that invoking the name of Jesus in faith releases healing through divine intervention. It’s a demonstration of trust in His ability to restore and make us whole. Praying in the name of Jesus brings about the manifestation of healing. It doesn’t matter how severe the sickness may be, it is bound to submit to the name of Jesus and leave your body immediately.
When invoking the Name of Jesus might fall short: Lessons from the seven sons of Sceva
The story of the seven sons of Sceva, found in Acts 19:13-16, illustrates a situation where invoking the name of Jesus did not produce the desired results. These men attempted to cast out evil spirits by saying, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” However, the evil spirit responded by saying it didn’t recognize them and proceeded to overpower and harm them.
This incident underscores an important lesson about the use of Jesus’ name. Merely uttering His name without a genuine faith relationship or authority can be ineffective and even dangerous. It highlights that using the name of Jesus requires a sincere and authentic connection with Him through faith. This begins with total surrender to Jesus by being born again. The authority of the Name of Jesus is reserved for those who believe in Him.
To ensure the effectiveness of invoking the name of Jesus, it’s crucial to have a personal relationship with Him and to exercise faith in His authority. This means believing in Jesus as your Lord and personal Savior, seeking His guidance and will through the help of the Holy Spirit in prayer and scripture, and using His name with a heart aligned with His teachings and purpose.
Taking Action by Faith:
In John 14:13-14, Jesus invites us to act with bold faith by assuring us, “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” This isn’t passive prayer; it’s an active engagement with God. It encourages us to approach Him confidently, knowing that when we pray in Jesus’ name, remarkable things will happen. Applying faith here means praying with the unwavering belief that God hears and answers us through Jesus, deepening our relationship with Him, and magnifying His glory as our prayers are answered. So, I like you to pray boldly right now in the name of Jesus concerning that sickness or situation and expect God to move in your favour.
In conclusion, the message of receiving healing through faith in the name of Jesus is a powerful reminder of the transformational potential of our relationship with Him. By shifting our focus to the power in Jesus, understanding the authority of His name, and exercising unwavering faith in His name, we can tap into the source of healing that transcends any form of physical ailments. It’s time to approach prayer with confidence, invoking the Name of Jesus, and anticipate the miraculous as we place our trust in His power.