October 29, 2014 in Commentary
Words and phrases have been acknowledged to have power throughout the ages. The name of a folk hero can bring pride and joy to the heart of many, while the name of a villain can bring sadness and anger. Words and names have power that is linked in both the physical and the supernatural realm.
The most powerful name in existence is that of Jesus Christ, for as Scripture tells us in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The power of the name of Jesus Christ is not limited to personal feelings or theology found in thick books, it is the living and breathing power of the Almighty God. For centuries Christians have called upon the name of Christ and found miracles, both known and unknown to the Church, and it is with this power that we today should call upon his name and wield the sword of Faith against both our sinful desires and our spiritual foes.
The name of Christ has the power to drive away demons, to heal those wounded by physical or spiritual infirmities, and can even save our souls– and that is the foundation of perhaps the most important prayer that an Orthodox Christian can learn, the Jesus Prayer. Read the rest of this entry →