In HIS Presence


Read: Philippians 2:5-11

Meditation verse:

“That at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth” (Philippians 2:10).


When my last child began to walk just before she turned a year old, we noticed that her legs were curved inwards. Now, I understood that medically, there was nothing wrong with having bowlegs; I had in fact seen a few children who grew up that way and became beautiful adults with bow shaped legs. But I did not want that for my child.


So, each morning, after giving her a bath, I would massage both legs with oil, hold them together in a straight position and say, “be straight in Jesus’ name”. I continued doing this for a while and today, she is sixteen years old and both legs are straight. I could have accepted what I saw and not tried to do anything about it. And today, both legs would be curved inwards.


Philippians 2:9-11 says “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name, which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


There is power in name of Jesus and as a child of God, you are permitted to use the name. In the name of Jesus, you can overturn and overcome the negative trends that have taken root in your life. In the name of Jesus, you can redirect whatever missiles the devil is sending your way. Refuse to accept what does not align with your expectations as a child of God, no matter how insignificant it may seem. In the name of Jesus, you have the power to stop evil and permit good.


The song writer says “The name, the name of Jesus, is greater and higher than all names. It is not an ordinary name, It’s a name that’s full of power and praise”. What is that great mountain before you today? Why not say to it, “be levelled in the name of Jesus”. Keep declaring, even when it seems like nothing is changing. In the fullness of time, the results will become visible for all to see.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

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