Something interesting happened while I was still an undergraduate that left an unforgettable impression:

We were receiving lectures one afternoon. A colleague of mine left the lecture hall while the lecturer was still teaching. She went to buy Gala and La Casera (snack and drink)

The lecturer spotted her as she was coming back into the hall. He paused his lectures and faced the lady. He had released some angry words about her unseriousness. To drive home his anger, he asked her: “What is your name?” She mentioned her first name and he responded angrily, “Is that your full name? What is your full name?”

When she mentioned her full name, the surname rang a bell and resonated with him. He looked at one of the prominent political figures in my class and said, “Is she the daughter of our father?” The man nodded in affirmation.

The story changed immediately. He said, “Our father’s daughter, good girl. Go and sit down”. The class had a bit of a good laugh. Her father was a top political figure in the state while my lecturer had a role in the same party also. Her father’s name changed the story.

Friends, there is power in a name. There is protection in a name. There are privileges in a name. There are names you hear and the tables will turn. But can I tell you that there is a name above every other name?

Therefore, God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV

If you are a man in Christ, you have nothing to fear. You have been called by a new name. Any enchantment against you is a waste of time. Any divination is a waste of resources. No manipulation can stand. Listen! When your name is mentioned in a coven or a shrine, Christ answers.

Take a look at every means of identification that you have- driver’s license, international passport, or any other. The picture there is always a bust of your head and never a full portrait. When you pull out an ID, the picture of the head suffices. No one requires a full portrait. Once you are in Christ, He has become your head. You are a part of His body. If anything needs you to identify yourself, your head is enough. Christ is enough.

Be confident. Do not be overwhelmed with fear. Hear the prophet, Micah:

For all people walk each in the name of his god, But we will walk in the name of the Lord our God Forever and ever.

Micah 4:5 NKJV

Today, this week, this year, and for the rest of your life, whatever you do, wherever you go, you will meet people who are walking in the name of one strange god or another but you must be conscious and confident as you walk in the name of the Lord your God forever and ever.

Refuse to be intimidated.

Refuse to be oppressed.

God has made the diviners mad.

He has frustrated the token of the wicked.

You have the name. Call that name now. Come on! Call that name now. Shout that name now. Let that demon hear you. Let that situation hear you. Let hell tremble. You are more than a conqueror! Do you get it?

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.

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