Taking the Name with you
An excerpt from the book Living In The Overflow by T.W. Barnes
Why take the Name with you? It is an Eternal Name. His Name was a great secret. even the angels didn’t know His Name.
He had 2,000 titles. Lucifer didn’t know His Name until Jesus came to this Earth to die on Calvary. He knew Him as Lord,
as God. I don’t know what the angels called Him around the throne; no one knew this great Name. The angels watched Him
create the Earth, the sun, the moon, and stars, but didn’t know his Name. Adam walked with Him in the cool of the day, but
didn’t know his Name. Moses talked to Him in the burning bush, but didn’t know his Name. He asked, but God said, “Just
tell them I Am sent you.” He reserved the revelation of His Name to shake the entire world, to shake churches and
denominations. He released the revelation of His Name 2,000 years ago and it shook the world. It has been shaking ever
since. It will shake some more because we know His Name!
But When the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a women, made under the law.
When the fulness of time came, He came, and His Name is Jesus.
To whom did he first reveal His eternal Name? To the people that would help Him build His church. He said I came to
build my church on a Rock and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. I tell you the name of His church, you can call
it 10,000 names if you want to, but the name of His church is Jesus. The church of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World,
the Prince of Peace. He revealed it first of all to the people that would be in the church of the future. On the day of
Pentecost He came as a mighty rushing wind and filled all the house where they were sitting. When the man with the keys
stepped to the pulpit, He preached Jesus. The crowd gathered because of the sound that came from heaven. The
Holy Ghost can make a sound if it wants to. A lot of people don’t want the sound of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues
as the Spirit of God gives the utterance glorifying the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. There stood the crowd. “What must
we do? We realize we failed; we have murdered the Son of God, now, what must we do?”
Peter preached His Name in the first Pentecostal sermon ever peached. Its not a Pentecostal sermon if somewhere the
Name does not get in it. He is the beginning; He is the middle, and He is the end. He is the first and the last. The
Aposte Peter said,
Repent, and be baptized…in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy
In the book of Acts we notice how the apostles used that Name. The first miracle performed Peter said, “Silver and gold
have we none, but we do have something.” What is it, Peter? Your knowledge? Your education? No I don’t have any
of that. I don’t have any silver or gold or any land. I don’t have much education, but I tell you what I have, the revelation
of His Name. So he shouted, “In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, arise and walk.” And the man arose and went leaping
into the temple praising God, Never to beg again, he found Jesus!
They were called on the red carpet, “We have crucified Jesus, He is not here. What is going on here? Here is a man
crippled, healed.” They asked, “How did you do it?”
Had Peter said it happened while you were coming out of the temple, nothing else would have been said. But he
answered, “We did it through faith in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” So the court told them not to preach it anymore;
this can’t spread, it must stop.” The devil knew if they could stop them from preaching the name, then the revival
When you stop taking the Name with you; everything stops. Your blessings stop; your healing stops; the revival stops;
everything in the world good will stop.
I asked the Lord, “Why is the Name so powerful?” Because it is eternal, irresistible. He raised Himself from the dead.
He said, I have power to lay this life down, and I have power to take it up again. We are talking about Jesus. The one
who died when He wanted to and walked out of the grave when He wanted to. He can’t be tied up. They tried but
they failed. Why don’t we loose Him and let Him go.
The Name is so powerful, because Gods eternal word is in it.
The Name is so powerful because the blood is in it.
All the authority in heaven is in and behind His Name. When we say Jesus every angel stands at attention.
The Holy Ghost is in this Name.
The Lord said to me, My Faith is in my Name. Where do you think I would put most of my faith? Not holding up some
galaxy; not holding up Jupiter. I would put the focus of my faith holding everything in place in my Name.
These 5 things go into action when you pray in faith in His Name:
The Word, The Blood, Heavens authority, the Holy Spirit, and Gods Faith.
He Loves action. Ever notice how the sun, moon, and stars dance around? He could have made this world and placed
it on a block somewhere to sit still, but He loves action. It turns every 24 hours that will keep everyone moving a little bit.
Somebody said stop the world, I want to get off. I don’t want to get off; I want to ride it. That Name that holds up all the
planets and galaxies, surely can hold us up.
Take the Name of Jesus With you