By: Tim Sader
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God. (John 13:3)
Last week we learned that one day spent in the presence of God is better than any other day and if we abide in Him those days can be without end. We praised Him with the song Better Is One Day by Kutless. Jesus knew the power of His name that the Father had given to Him. He knew this because He came from God and would return to Him when He was trough here on earth. Today our praise song is Break Every Chain by Tasha Cobbs. The link to the song is https://youtu.be/-pD2zIuiC2g or search for the song on YouTube. There is great and mighty power in the name of Jesus. By the power of His name every chain that held us bond is broken. There is power in the name of Jesus to Break Every Chain. No one is like our God because only His name is mighty in power (Jeremiah 10:6). When I finally got to move to the Charleston area with my wife I was relieved to be settled. After a month together I needed to return to Charlotte for a final appointment at that MDA Clinic before transferring here. It was my first trip away from my wife. We said a very sad newlywed goodbye and a prayer for protection since my wife felt uncertain about the trip. During our journey mom was driving and kept singing, there is power in the name of Jesus to Break Every Chain. After checking into our hotel we went to see friends in York when we saw another friend walking. We pulled in driveway to give her a ride and say hello. As we backed out onto the highway our van stopped in the center between lanes of traffic in both directions and wouldn’t move. There was a semi coming in one direction and traffic in the other. There was no way for that truck to miss us but it flew past and didn’t touch us. That day we saw power in the name of Jesus. We took time to spend with Him and prayed for His protection. If He had not been with us my wife might have quickly become a widow.
The Lord brings the redeemed out of the darkness and breaks away our chains. Let us give thanks for His unfailing love and for the wonderful deeds He has shown to mankind. Only He can break down bronze gates and cut through bars of iron (Psalm 107:14-16). We are the redeemed of the Lord if we are believers in Jesus Christ and He will Break Every Chain that keeps us bond by evil. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power; He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with Him (Acts 10:38). Not even physical healing is outside the realm of possibility when we use the name of Jesus to set us free. On the night when He was betrayed Jesus prayed, “I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one (John 17:11).” We are one with Christ so the power given Him has been shared with us when we call on Him. That power is the same strength used by God when Christ was raised from the dead and seated at His right hand. He is far above all rule, authority, power, dominion and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come (Ephesians 1:19-21). God exalted Jesus by giving Him the name above all names. Everything will bow its knee and every tongue confess that He is Lord to glorify God (Philippians 2:9-11). After being flogged and thrown into prison Paul and Silas were praying and praising God. Suddenly there was a great earthquake that shook open all the prison gates and everyone’s chains fell off (Acts 16:26). When we take time to pray and praise the Lord in spite of our circumstances; He will be with us and when trouble comes only He can Break Every Chain.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16