Romans 10:13 NIV “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Intrinsic in the name of Jesus is the miracle working ability of God. That was exactly what the apostles demonstrated when the man by the Beautiful Gate was healed in Acts 3. Peter understood that in invoking the name of Jesus, power would be release. The power in the name of Jesus is power that was invested by God the Father Himself. In the next devotional, we will touch on the great depth of power that is within the name of Jesus. The Father has invested more in the name than the human mind can ever comprehend.
Have you stopped to wonder if you can use the name of Jesus in every area of your life? Notice what Romans 10:13 above says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” This was initially prophesied to the nation of Israel and all to come by Joel (Joel.2:23). Salvation which is to preserve from destruction is in the name of Jesus, and at to invoke the name of Jesus releases that power when directed by faith towards a certain situation.
About 5 years ago I was driving and it began to snow heavily, the roads were wet and very slippery. Despite driving really slow on the highway, the car began to hydroplane and I lost control of the vehicle. Coming behind me were a semi-tuck and cars on every lane. The danger is that if these vehicles and truck behind me slammed on their breaks, theirs would have also began to hydroplane, and you can imagine the deadly chaos that could have ensued. To my side was the guard rail on the highway. I tried to control the car, but I really could not, but in the moment all I could really shout was the name “JESUS”. Somehow, by the power of God, the car stabilized and came to a complete stop after sightly hitting the guard rail. The name of Jesus brought salvation in that situation!
Did you know that you don’t have to wait till such dire situations to invoke the name of Jesus in your life? Scripture says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” It does not limit it to when the name can be called. Why not begin to invoke the name on a daily basis; use the name for your finances, wisdom, career, children, marriage etc. Whatever Jesus would do is what His name will do in your own situation.
The following Scriptures are miracles Jesus performed in His earth-walk, and they represent what invoking His name will do in your life!
Scriptures to Meditate: The New Testament Miracles of Jesus