Spiritual House Cleaning – Lesson 11

The Power of Water Baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ

Why baptize in the Name of Jesus Christ?
The simple answer to that is because the Bible says so, but the powerful answer to that is because we have totally fallen in love with the real God of heaven and earth,  The Lord Jesus Christ.
When I fell in love and married my husband I wanted to take on his name. That brought with it family, commitment, love, responsibility, respect, access to his whole life, and a very deep intimate, one on one relationship. No living together – shacking up goin’ on here!
When I fell in love with Jesus Christ I wanted to take on his name in baptism, I wanted all the benefits mentioned before, but mostly I wanted that very deep, intimate, one on one relationship that comes with being, in Christ.
Gal 3:27-29(KJV)
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Taking on His name in baptism means that everything Christ has now belongs to m, I become a part of the family of God with a powerful Inheritance.
Gal 4:7(KJV)
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
That’s powerful, that’s family, that’s reputation, that’s quite an inheritance!
The name of Jesus Christ is powerful… people are healed in that name, delivered from demons in that name, set free from lustful habits in that name, delivered from sin in that name, AND baptized in that name.
The Bible is so clear on this…

 

Col 3:17(KJV)
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Healing is in that name…
Acts 3:6(KJV)
Then 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.
Acts 4:10-12(KJV)
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Deliverance is in that name…
Acts 16:16-18(KJV)
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Phil 2:10(KJV)
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Jesus said…

 

John 14:14 (KJV)
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
What an incredible promise!
From the Bible we can see that just saying the name of Jesus has tremendous power and authority in it. Power to heal, deliver, save and wash away sins just as the Bible says. So what are you waiting for?
Acts 22:16(KJV)
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
 (Yes, the Foot went Under)
Rom 10:13(KJV)
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
This is your fifth real source of power against the devil and his demons the, this will bring complete and utter defeat to any demons left in your life; and bring complete deliverance to you personally – Water Baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Proceed to Lesson 12