I Speak Jesus

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Today’s Scripture is the heart and soul behind the song, “I Speak Jesus.” There is power whenever we speak His name. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the song, here are the lyrics.

I just want to speak the name of Jesus
Over every heart and every mind
I know there is peace within your presence
I speak Jesus
I just want to speak the name of Jesus
‘Til every dark addiction starts to break
Declaring there is hope and there is freedom
I speak Jesus
Your name is power
Your name is healing
Your name is life
Break every stronghold
Shine through the shadows
Burn like a fire
I just want to speak the name of Jesus
Over fear and all anxiety
To every soul held captive by depression
I speak Jesus
Shout Jesus from the mountains
Jesus in the streets
Jesus in the darkness over every enemy
Jesus for my family
I speak the holy name
Jesus

(Lyrics from the song “I Speak Jesus” by KingsPorch)

Notice that this man who was “lame from birth” was at church EVERY day! His friends would carry him to the temple gate, and he would sit there every day and ask for money from those coming in. Think about that. He’s at church, and he’s asking for money. Why? He’s asking for money because he did not believe the only thing he truly needed, which was to be healed and walk, was even possible!

Our churches today are filled with the same people. You may be one of them. We go to church. We sing the songs. We listen to a sermon, then walk out the door, and nothing has changed. This story is a great reminder that it’s not going to church that changes us. It’s the power only in the name of Jesus that can bring the healing and the change we need.

Peter and John didn’t have magical powers. They had faith in God found in the man, Jesus, whom they had spent the last three years alongside. They had seen Him do countless miracles. They had seen him crucified, and more importantly, they had seen him face to face after he rose from the dead! They believed in the words Jesus spoke to them in John 14,

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

Do you believe that? Do you believe it for yourself? For others? This song encourages people that there is still power when we speak His name over people. He can heal the parts of them they think are impossible. He still heals people physically. He still heals marriages. He still breaks addictions. He still frees people from anxiety and depression. There is still power in His name. Speak the name of Jesus.