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Authority in Jesus name!



  • Notice that the authority Jesus gives His people is not to be used in their name, but Jesus' name:
  • Luke 10:17, "And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name."
  • Mark 16:17, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils..."
  • Acts 3:6, "...Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."
  • Jesus gave His disciples authority to carry out His will here on earth, but they weren't the only ones. He also gave ALL believers authority to heal the sick and cast out devils as well! (Mark 16:17-18)
  • Authority to cast out demons- Mark 16:17, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils..."
  • Authority to heal the sick- Mark 16:17-18, "And these signs shall follow them that believe...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
  • "For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch."
  • A powerful example of someone strong in the Lord’s power is Michael, the archangel, Jude 9.
  • Michael, likely the most powerful of all of God’s angels, did not rebuke Satan in his own power, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”.
  • Rev12:7-8 records that in the end times Michael will defeat Satan. Still, when it came to his conflict with Satan, Michael rebuked Satan in God’s name and authority, not his own. It is only through our relationship with Jesus Christ that Christians have any authority over Satan and his demons.
  • It is only in His Name that our rebuke has any power. Mark 13:34

Jesus is king!


Lion Of Judah

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deut 31:6

Jesus is compared to & called the lion of Judah. His courage,

strength, and power to save= Kingship = Authority!

Jesus Christ the one who was born from virgin Mary and died on the cross and rose after three days is the only true Lion of Judah.

History of the Lion of Judah:

The Lion of Judah is an ancient symbol. The sign represents the Israelite

tribe of Judah throughout the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible. The

symbol also features on the emblem of Jerusalem, recognizing the

original tribe and inmates of the Biblical Yehuda or Judah.

Traditionally, the tribe is represented by a lion.

The symbol dates back to the tribe's patriarch Jacob,

who referred to his son Judah as 'Gur

Aryeh' or 'the young lion'. Genesis 49:9

In Christianity, the Lion of Judah epithet is used to refer to Jesus

Christ. In fact, there are a number of authentic Christian ministries

that use the symbol as their emblem or a prefix to their names. The

reference appears in the Bible in the Book of Revelation 5:5, in the New

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The symbol is read and understood as a direct reference to

Jesus, where he is regarded as the 'lion of the tribe' and 'Root of


Like a lion coming up from Jordan's thickets to a rich pastureland, I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant. Who is the chosen one I will appoint for this? Who is like me and who can challenge me? And what shepherd can stand against me?" Jer 50:44

No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me? Job 41:10


My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, &of love & of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7

The defeated foe! The devil!

Therefore God highly exalted Jesus and gave Him the name above every name. So that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven & on earth & under earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil.2


Satan & his demons are not confined to the bottomless pit at this time. This event will not happen until the 2nd return of Jesus. Until that event happens, satan and his demons are still free to roam the "air" seeking who they are going to try to devour next.

In Acts 19 it tells us about some Jews that were going around & using the name of Jesus even though they didn't believe that God had sent Jesus to save them. They knew there was power in the name of Jesus.

So, they were going around casting out evil spirits by invoking the name of Jesus. They would say"In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out." The seven sons of Seva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this one day and the evil spirit answered & said to them "Jesus I know, & Paul I know about, but who are you?

The man who had this evil spirit jumped on them & over powered them all.

He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding! And when this had become known to the Jews & Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all taken by fear, & the name of Jesus was held in high honor. Many of those who believed came & openly confessed their evil deeds. A large amount of them who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together & burned them publicly. When it was calculated the value of these items cost, it came to fifty thousand drachmas. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely & grew in power.



Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents & scorpions, & over all the power of the enemy; & nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

You, dear children are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions & to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Rom 16:20

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons . . will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 8:37-39

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil‘s work. 1 John 3:8

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matt 28:18

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go. . . .” Matt 16:19

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12

God, in his grace, can respond to anyone’s prayers. For instance, I’ve heard of Muslims converting to Christianity after discovering the effectiveness of using the name of Jesus in deliverance.

” Jesus replied, “ . . do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven”. Luke 10:20

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, Eph 2:19

For he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Heb 11:10

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them. Heb 11:16

This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Heb 12:27

'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. Rev 3:12


The Great Commission

The “Great Commission”, Jesus commands his disciples, including all of us that are his followers, to:

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel … And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name [authority/power] they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” Mark 16:15,17-18.

We are given power over evil and power over evil spirits. By Jesus himself. The only power Satan has in our lives is the power we surrender to him.

By keeping our eyes fixed on the Lord through lifes storms and especially through the disappointments we experience. We draw closer to God. The armor of God Paul mentions in Eph 6 is our daily protection against evil as it comes against us from every direction. Prayer and faith is our power, Jesus gave us authority over evil.

we underestimate the warfare that goes on, and we do not keep on the “armor” that we have in Christ.

Jesus is the the Son Of God who was able to resist Satan’s temtations. God Himself had to become flesh in order to defeat Satan. Man could not, but God as man could.

So that we all could be redeemed-saved.

We have been given authority in Jesus name. We have been given the wonderful gift of Jesus Christ and through His power we can and will overcome the enemy. We have a choice to make in our lives and it is will you let Jesus be your King and the path you walk? No one in this world is like Jesus and no one can save you except Jesus.

If you are really serious about getting free and having a choice about what goes on in your life, 1st start in your Bible & read about all these different subjects. Seek God not someone who doesn't know God that will only make it worse. You have to know about what the Bible says about your authority before you can take authority over the works of darkness. Most of these authors write about taking authority. There are some good books out there & there not for rebellious people: look for them under these authors- or get a different one from Christian bookstore by someone else who has experience & victory in Christ.

John Eckhardt ex: Prayers that Rout Demons & others (I have this one, it's really good & only $10@ Christian bk store.)

Marilyn Hickey - How to break generational curses(curses = demons, hereditary illnesses & sins)

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victor from India on March 22, 2015:

Yes, the task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us. We're, in fact, empowered with the heavenly, divine, the supreme, and the irresistible authority of God to fulfill his great commission on this earth. Well written piece on the authority in the name of JESUS.

Surely! on March 28, 2012:

Beautiful and Awesome photograph representing the Divine Power of the Holy Spirit through the Lion of Judah. The above comment is perfect revelation confirmation Holy Spirit just Release that scripture in my spirit "I John 3:8 for this very reason (Purpose,) the Son of God was made manifested to destroyed, loose, release the fire of God to burn up the works of the devil."

This photograph represent it all the Power, the Authority, the Widsom, Knowledge and Understanding of what Holy Spirit came to conquerer. I Love it. from upstate, NY on March 06, 2011:

Amen to all you say! "FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. 1JOHN 3:8" This is our mission also! When we obey God we extend His kingdom and destroy the works of the devil. Every healing, deliverance and prophetic word strikes a blow to the kingdom of darkness.

When we know His heart, align with His will and speak the name of Jesus nothing can withstand us!

God's authority will rest on us when we have been tried and brought through His refining fire and been proven faithful in the small things. Authority comes incrementally one step at a time.

And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name [authority/power] they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” >Mark 16:15,17-18. When we obey God and step out into our calling, step out in faith, believing, signs will follow.

Be blessed

heavenbound5511 (author) from Under the shadow of the Almighty God! on August 19, 2010:

Thanks a lot Loves To Read!

Thanks for visiting my pages!

God bless you! :)

Loves To Read on August 19, 2010:

Heavenbound, wonderful hub full of inspiration and truth. It is a wonderful thing to know that we are part of Gods chosen Bride. What could be more powerful than having the authority of Christ within us. May God bless you abundantly for your obedience. I am so glad that our paths here on hp have crossed.

Peace, Love and Blessings.

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