And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.
And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
– Acts 3:11-19
The people in the neighborhood of the Beautiful Gate where the lame man was healed gathered to behold the spectacle. Peter cashed in on the occasion to explain to them how that miracle came about. He said to them, “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go… And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all” (Acts 3:13, 16).
The high point of the explanation Peter gave for the miracle is that it was “His name” (the name of Jesus), “through faith in His name” (faith in the name of Jesus), that made the cripple whole. Breaking this further down, we see that it was Jesus who answered to His name that made the man whole.
When a person’s name is called, that person answers and shows up. Note therefore that whenever you call on the name of Jesus, Jesus responds and shows up. As you state what you want to tackle in His presence, the fullness of His might and authority go into operation to create miracles.
Through the faith that the Peter and John reposed in that name, the lame man was made whole – miraculously.
The name of Jesus will work spectacular miracles for you any day, so far as you place your faith in that name and call upon Him to intervene.
- Pray for a revelation of the power in the name of Jesus.
- Pray to read at least three chapters of the Bible daily.
- Commit to praying in the Spirit at least one hour every day to build your faith.
CONFESSION: My faith and confidence in you are irreversible, Lord. I know you are able to do all things.