My husband accompanied me on a two-week mission trip to Central America. One early evening we were walking on the beach when a large dog came barking and chasing after us.
I stopped, stood straight and still and spoke firmly: “In the name of Jesus STOP and be still!” The dog stopped, became quiet and suddenly took off running—after my husband!
Poor Dan is not yet a follower of Jesus and doesn’t understand the power in His name. So he tried to outrun the dog! When he saw the dog gaining on him he stopped and started kicking. The dog sunk his teeth into Dan’s leg before running off. Fortunately, medical treatment prevented complications.
The experience strengthened my conviction that God’s Word is indeed true. Jesus’ name is powerful and He delights in us as we trust in Him.
- Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
- Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity