Pastor’s Corner

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By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp

Family Life Christian Center

Psalm 20:7, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the Lord our God.”  David is allowing us to see the difference between the natural and the super-natural.

The natural is defined as the ‘things’ or the ‘stuff’ of mankind.  Often, we are taught to depend upon our own abilities and skills to accomplish a task.  Sometimes, we find that we need the help of a friend, one who may know more about the certain specific issue we are dealing with.  We need to trust his abilities.

We can easily divide life into two areas.  The Bible describes the ‘things of the flesh’ as those that we deal with in the natural.  Beyond this is the super-natural or the spiritual arena.  We can see or touch the natural, but this does not always apply to the spiritual side.

In warfare, we make use of many weapons – guns, bows and arrows, swords, etc.  We are familiar with these types of weapons and can use them.  In spiritual warfare, the weapons we have to use are very different because physical weapons have no effect here.

One of the best weapons we have is called, “the Name of the Lord” or the “Name of Jesus.”  We can trust in our own abilities or in the abilities of our Lord.  When we pray, it is normal to end with: “In Jesus’ Name.”  In John 14:13, our Lord said, “I will do whatever you ask in My Name.”

In Acts 3, Peter declared – “I do not have any silver or gold; but what I do have (authority and power from heaven), I now give to you.  In the Name of Jesus Christ, walk!”  The man was healed in that instant.

“Whatever you ask in My Name, I will do.”  Trust God to do what He has promised.  When Jesus Christ left earth to return to heaven, He told His disciples that the authority and power Father God had given Him, he now transferred to them, so that they could continue the work He had begun.

We can speak change, healing or victory into our lives by simply using the Name of Jesus.  Pray, asking Father God to do a mighty miracle and then, In Jesus’ Name, declare it to happen.  We have power and authority in our words, especially if we trust in the Name of the Lord our God!

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