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Class 14: Name Above All Names!


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Part 5: Early Church authority

(This is part 5 of 8 parts in this class)


The apostles and disciples always made a bold and plain statement that their authority was in the name of Jesus.

The elders of the Jews in Jerusalem were greatly troubled by their use of His name. They arrested Peter and John when the lame man at the gate called Beautiful was healed in His name. They brought them before their court, threatened them and ordered them not to speak or to preach in that name. Acts 4:1-22.


The moment, however, Peter and John were released they returned to the company of believers both to report what had happened and to pray. They prayed for an even greater manifestation of healing, signs and wonders in the name of Jesus.

Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.

Acts 4:29-30 - NKJV


It was in the name of Jesus and the boldness of the Holy Spirit that signs and wonders accompanied the Word spoken by the apostles and disciples. It is in the Name of Jesus - and the same Holy Spirit boldness - that the Word we speak will be accompanied by signs and wonders.