Power In His Name

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| Sermon by Prophet Kobus van Renburg |



Whenever Jesus did something, He said that He could only do what the Father showed Him. The works that He did were not His works, but the works of the One Who sent Him (John 10). He kept on saying things like the Father sent Him and that He did not do the things in His own Name, but in the Name of the Father. The works were not His but the works of the One Who sent Him. He said that it was the Father in Him Who did the works and that He could not do it out of Himself. In John 14 Jesus told the disciples that He was going to prepare them a place and that they knew the way. Philip asked Him to show them the Father and Jesus answered him that He had been with them so long and that if they have seen Him; they have seen the Father. InHebrews 2:12 the writer said that Jesus will reveal the Name of the Father to the brethren; in the midst of the worshipping congregation He will sing praises to Him. Jesus was sent by the Father to do things in the Name of the Father. We all want miracle power in our lives.

When we read about Israel, God says that everything that happened to them was an example for us. The real Zion is not a physical place in Israel, but it is the church. Psalm 118, Isaiah 28:16, Matthew 21:5 and 1 Peter 2:6 says that we are now Zion. Israel rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah and Jesus said that He will reject them and build another people called ‘Zion’. He laid in Zion a Cornerstone. Zion is also the City of the LORD and Jerusalem. In Matthew 5:14 and Galatians 4:26 Jesus said that we are the light of the world and a city that is set on a hill. InRevelation 21 we see the city set on the hill, that is the Lamb’s wife, the bride and the New Jerusalem. According to Hebrews 12:22 we have come to the heavenly Jerusalem. The church is Zion, the New Jerusalem, the City, the mountain and the people of the LORD.

Jesus said that He was sent by the Father, but in John 20:21 He says that as the Father sent Him, so does He send us. Jesus did not send us in a different or a minor way, but in the same way as the Father sent Him. The Father told Jesus to go in His Name and Jesus told us to go in His Name.


Isaiah 52:1 (KJV) Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O ZION; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the UNCIRCUMCISED and the unclean.

Paul said that the circumcision is not in the flesh, but in the heart.

Isaiah 52:2 (KJV) SHAKE thyself from the DUST! ARISE, and SIT DOWN, O Jerusalem: LOOSE THYSELF from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

We as the church are to stand up from the dust where the devil can bite us and we ought to sit with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). We are to be loosed from bondages, because we are called to freedom (Galatians 5:1)2 Corinthians 3:17 says that where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty. Matthew 11:28-30 says that we must take the yoke of Christ and put it on for His burden is light and His yoke is easy. God gives us rest. In Isaiah 10:27 it says that the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. The Anointing is Christ Jesus and we need to come to Him.

Isaiah 52:3,5 (KJV) For thus says the LORD, You have sold yourselves for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.
Now therefore, what have I here, says the LORD, that my people is taken away for nothing? They that rule over them make them to howl, says the LORD; and MY NAME continually every day is BLASPHEMED.

Here Isaiah prophesied that the Name of the LORD is blasphemed all day long. In our day, in our country we hear how they blaspheme the Name of the Most High God Whom we serve and love. They do not use their gods’ names in vain, but Jesus’ Name is used as a curse word.


Isaiah 52:6 (Amplified) Therefore My people shall KNOW WHAT MY NAME IS and WHAT IT MEANS: therefore they shall know in that day that I am He Who speaks; behold, I AM! (Exodus 3:13,14)

Isaiah prophesies about the Messiah. He said that the Name of the LORD is blasphemed, but there will come a day when they will know His Name and what ‘I AM’ means.

Isaiah 52:7 (KJV) How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that BRINGS GOOD TIDINGS, that publishes PEACE; that brings good tidings of GOOD, that publishes SALVATION; that says unto Zion, Thy God reigns!

In Exodus 6:3 God says that He revealed Himself as God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but by His Name He revealed Himself to Moses. Moses was the first one that He revealed His Name to: I AM the LORD that saves. I AM Jehovah, your LORD!

This Name is now being blasphemed, but they will once again know that Name and with that, He will give a clue. The clue is the One that brings the tidings of good news.

Romans 10:13 (Amplified) For everyone who calls upon the NAME OF THE LORD [invoking Him as Lord] will be SAVED. [Joel 2:32].

In Exodus 6:3 He revealed Himself as the One Who saves or the Salvation LORD and now He says that if you’ll call upon the Name that saves, you will be saved.

Romans 10:14 (Amplified) But how are people to CALL UPON HIM Whom they have not BELIEVED [in Whom they have no faith, on Whom they have no reliance]? And how are they to BELIEVE IN HIM [adhere to, trust in, and rely upon Him] of Whom they have NEVER HEARD? And how are they to hear without a PREACHER?

How will people call on a Name if they do not believe?


Romans 10:15-17 (Amplified) And how can men [be expected to] preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings! [How welcome is the coming of THOSE WHO PREACH THE GOOOD NEWS of His good things!] [Isaiah 52:7]. But they have not all heeded the Gospel; for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed (had faith in) what he has heard from us? [Isaiah 53:1]. So FAITH COMES BY HEARING [what is told], and what is heard comes by THE PREACHING [of the message that came from the lips] of CHRIST (the MESSIAH HIMSELF).

In Isaiah 52 he prophesied about the Messiah, Jesus Christ and now we read: How can people call upon a Name that they do not believe in and how can they believe if it was not preached? Those who preach are the beautiful feet of Him that brought the good news. It talks about Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 53:1-5 (KJV) Who hath BELIEVED OUR REPORT? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath neither form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our grieves, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

Jesus said that He was sent by the Father to make His Name known. Everything that He did was in the Father’s Name. In the Old Testament they wanted to know His Name, but He did not reveal it to everyone. He did however reveal Himself to Moses as: I AM, the Salvation God. If everyone calls upon this Name, they shall be saved. This Name is blasphemed all day long, but there will come a time when someone will come and He will say that the Spirit of the LORD is upon Him and has anointed Him to preach the Gospel of the good news. It was Jesus, Who came and when that time came, the people once again knew the Name and what it meant. They will see the results of knowing that Name, because as the Father sent Him, so sent He us into the world to proclaim the Gospel of glad tidings to all. He said that we must go in His Name and heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers and say that the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 10:7-8) The scripture is fulfilled that said how beautiful the feet of Him that brings the news of glad tidings are. When Jesus came, He preached the Gospel and therefore people can now know His Salvation Name.


1 John 5:13(a) (Amplified) I write this to you who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) the NAME OF THE SON OF GOD…

John is writing to those who believe the Name, because Isaiah prophesied that there would come a time when they will know the meaning of the Name and what it stands for and they will see the results.

1 John 5:13(b)-15 (Amplified) …[in the peculiar services and blessings conferred by Him on men], so that you may KNOW [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] HAVE LIFE, yes, eternal life. And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that IF WE ASK ANYTHING (makes any request) according to HIS WILL (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and HEARS US. And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that WE HAVE [granted us as our present possessions] THE REQUESTS MADE OF HIM.

If we believe in the Name of the Son of God (he did not say, ‘Jesus’ or ‘Emmanuel’ or ‘Christ’, just the Son of God) we will have a settled confidence that whatever we ask for, it is granted to us. Do you believe? Do you believe in the Name of the Son? Then you will have the results. You will have what you ask for. When we become honest with ourselves we must acknowledge that perhaps we are missing something, somewhere. Where is the proof of knowing and using the Name?

We must become proof producers of what we believe. We say that we believe, but the devils and demons also believe and they tremble (James 2:19). The devil believes everything that is written in the Word. If you say that you believe, it does not mean a lot, but we must be challenged by this Word and not feel condemned.

In life, there are generally five laws of learning. It is portrayed in a picture of a donkey pulling a heavily loaded cart while a carrot, fastened to a stick, is dangling in front of him. The rules are the following: 1) How big is the reward or the carrot? 2) How heavy is the load? 3) How effective are the controls? 4) How hungry is the donkey? 5) How long is the stick?

If someone is trying to reach a goal, but the stick is too long, he will not be able to reach it. If the controls are killing the donkey and not helping him to get to the carrot, he will never get it. If the load is too heavy he will not be able to pull it. If you keep on feeding him before you give him the vision, he will not run after the vision. The vision is that if you say that you believe, you must prove it with your faith and if you cannot prove it with your faith, you have the same faith as the devil. There is something more that we need to get, because the devils also believe that there is one God.


1 John 3:8(b) (Amplified) The reason the Son of God was made MANIFESTED (visible) was to UNDO (DESTROY, LOOSEN AND DISSOLVE) THE WORKS THE DEVIL HAS DONE.

The Son of God was always there, but He was manifested or made visible to destroy the works of the devil. Jesus did not only destroy the evil works, but also the way that they believed in the Son of God. The purpose was that He can lift us up, above the demons so that we can get them under our feet. Do you want to have your petitions met? (1 John 5:13-15) If we believe in that Name, we will ask and get what we asked for and have our petitions met. We will have a settled confidence and boldness that when we say the Name, “Jesus” and know what the Name means, we will have what we pray for. You must know the meaning of the Name or what the Name stands for.

Jesus came to undo the works of the devil; to destroy the works of the devil; to finish the works of the devil.

Luke 4:9 (Amplified) Then he took Him to Jerusalem and set Him on a gable of the temple, and said to Him, IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, cast Yourself down from here…

The believing is on the Name of the Son of God, because the Name of the LORD is blasphemed all day long. There is One that said that the Spirit of the LORD is upon Him to bring good news and it will be said of Him: “How beautiful are the feet of Him that brings the good news.” He is the Christ. When the people believe on the Name of the Son of God, they will ask and receive whatever they asked. You can’t just say that you believe, because the devils also believe. There must be proof and works; results of what you believe.

Luke 4:10-13 (Amplified) For it is written, He will give His angels charge over you to guard and watch over you closely and carefully; And on their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. [Psalm 91:11, 12]. And Jesus replied to him, [The Scripture] says, You shall not tempt (try, test exceedingly) the Lord your God. [Deuteronomy 6:16]. And when the devil had ended every [the complete cycle of] temptation, he [temporarily] left Him [that is, stood off from Him] until another more opportune and favorable time.

Psalm 91:9-15 (KJV) Because thou has made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shall thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because HE HAS KNOWN AND UNDERSTANDS MY NAME. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

We quote this Psalm for ourselves and say that Moses wrote it, but it is all about Jesus. He was tempted in all the ways we are tempted, but without sin. Jesus had to become sin. Evil did not befall Him, but He submitted to death. That is why God highly exalted Him. Satan quotes from Psalm 91, knowing that is a prophetic psalm about Jesus, but now Christ is in you and this life is for you. Moses prophesied about Jesus Who will dwell in the secret place of the Most High. Jesus said that the Father never leaves Him, because He always does what is right is His sight. Jesus said that He and the Father are one. No one ever ascended into heaven except the Son of Man that is in heaven. Where did Moses, Enoch and Elijah go? Jesus said that He is the only One in heaven. Solomon talked about the heaven of heavens, so there are different heavens. Paul said that he was caught up into the third heaven.

Jesus said that there is a heaven that He goes to, that no one could go to and that He was actually in that heaven; in the secret place of the Most High. Therefore nothing was able to hurt or harm Him. When they wanted to kill Him, He just walked through the crowds. Jesus was untouchable until the time was ready and He said, “Here am I.” He asked them in the garden of Gethsemane who they were looking for and they said, “Jesus, the One from Nazareth.” He said, “I AM!” and they all felt to the ground (John 18). He spoke His own Name and they could not stand the Presence – He knew what was in the Name. He had to give Himself over to them or else He would not have died. He allowed them to beat His back and when they asked His Name again, He could not say it again, because then they would never have killed Him. He told them to say His Name. If Jesus were to say, “I AM!” once more, He would have ruined the whole crucifixion.

Psalm 91 says that he that knows the Name shall trample on serpents and lions. Luke 9:1 and Luke 10:19 say that Jesus gave them power over all the power of the enemy to trample serpents and scorpions and nothing shall by any means hurt or harm you. You can live like Him if you believe in His Name. He already said that the Spirit of the LORD was upon Him to preach. He fulfilled the scripture that says how lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him Who brings the good news. Then He said, “Here am I” and they asked Him if He was greater than their father Abraham and He said that before Abraham was, I AM! Then He said that if you understand the meaning of His Name and what it stands for, you will have a settled boldness in the Son of God and whatsoever you ask, you’ll get. You say that you believe, but the demons also believe, so there has to be a difference. The Word is about Jesus and when you are in Him, it is about you.

Luke 4:33-34 (Amplified) Now in the synagogue there was a man who was possessed by the foul spirit of a demon; and he cried out with a loud (deep, terrible) cry, Ah, let us alone! What have You to do with us [What have we in common], Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I KNOW WHO YOU ARE-THE HOLY ONE OF GOD!

The demons spoke of Who Jesus was, a couple of times in His ministry, before Peter got the revelation. We must get the revelation too.

Luke 4:35-36 (Amplified) But Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be silent (muzzled, gagged), and come out of him! And when the demon had thrown the man down in their midst, he came out of him without injuring him in any possible way. And they were all amazed and said to one another, What kind of talk is this? For with authority and power He commands the foul spirits and they come out!

Before the demons went out, they told Jesus Who He was. The actually said that they knew His Name, the meaning of it and what it stands for. They asked Him not to punish them.

Luke 4:40-44 (Amplified) Now at the setting of the sun [indicating the end of the Sabbath], all those who had any [who were] sick with various diseases brought them to Him, and He laid His hands upon every one of them and cured them. And demons even came out of many people, screaming and crying out, YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD! But He rebuked them and would not permit them to speak, because they KNEW that HE WAS THE CHRIST (the MESSIAH). And when daybreak came, He left [Peter’s house] and went into an isolated [desert] place. And the people looked for Him until they came up to Him and tried to prevent Him from leaving them. But He said to them, I must PREACH THE GOOD NEWS (THE GOSPEL) of the kingdom of God to the other cities [and towns] also, for I was sent for this [purpose]. And He continued to preach in the synagogues of Galilee.

If we believe on the Name of the Son of God, we will have a settled confidence and boldness and whatsoever we ask, we shall receive. When I pray for crippled people to be healed, I know that they will get healed otherwise I will not tell them to walk. I believe in the Name of the Son of God. We must ask God to give us the full understanding of His Name.

John 1-3 says that no man can receive anything except it is given him from heaven. Jesus told Nicodemus that no man could go to heaven except the Son of Man that came down from heaven, Who also are in heaven. Jesus said that he was operating from heaven. In Isaiah 66:1 it is said that the heavens are His throne and the earth, His footstool. We pray: “Our Father, which are in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name…” It means that His Name must be sanctified. Letting His Kingdom and allowing His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, hallows his Name.


Isaiah 64:1-2 (KJV) Oh that thou would rend the heavens that thou would come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence. As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil, to MAKE THY NAME KNOWN to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!

Isaiah prophesied that the heavens may open – there where Christ is at the bosom of the Father. He prophesied that Christ could come down so that the adversaries may know the meaning of His Name and what it stands for – that they must tremble at His Name. The Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. When the heavens opened and Christ came down, He made His Name known to His adversaries. That caused them to shudder. Jesus came out of the wilderness where He was tempted: “If You are the Son of God…” and He answered the devil that he must have read the rest of the scripture which said that He will trample on the lion and the adder, because He knew the Name of the Father. When He went into the synagogue the demons immediately knew Who He was. They pleaded with Him not punish them, because they knew Who He was. Isaiah 64 says that He came to make known His Name to His adversaries.


Isaiah 64:7(a) (KJV) And there is none that calls upon THY NAME, that stirs up himself to take hold of thee…

We must ask God to help us, because He said that there is no one who comes and takes a hold of that Name. Awake yourself and take hold of Him. (Romans 13:11, Ephesians 5:14)

Isaiah 64:7(a) (Amplified) And no one calls on Your Name and AWAKENS AND BESTIRS himself to TAKE AND KEEP HOLD OF YOU…

Don’t you want to stir yourself in the LORD? Get the attitude of: “Excuse me! I’m not going on the usual way. I’m changing and I’ m gonna love that Name of the LORD above all other things. I’m gonna put His Name above all other names and not use that Name in vain ever again!” Preachers use that Name as if it does not mean anything and that is why there is no power. Do we know the Name? When the demons realized the Name they cry out and begged Him not to torment them before their time. They knew the Name, its meaning and what it stands for. They knew that the Name is going to get them under His Feet. That is why they begged Him to send them into the pigs. How strong is your belief that when you speak the Name of Jesus, the demons flee?

We sing a song: “You do not have to know how to pray, all you’ve got to know is how to say, “JESUS!” God has given Him the Name above every other name. At the Name of Jesus the demons tremble. Do they tremble when you say it or do they laugh at you? When you tell a cancer to go, does the cancer demon begin to shudder and tremble and then it goes when you say, “In Jesus Name!” Do you want your petitions made? Say with me, “LORD! I want to call on Your Name. I want to stir myself and take hold of You.”

Revelation 19:11-13 (Amplified) After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness). [Ezekiel 1:1]. His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and HE HAS A TITLE (NAME) inscribed which He alone KNOWS or can UNDERSTAND. [Daniel 10:6]. He is dressed in a robe dyed by dipping in blood, and the TITLE by which He is called is The WORD OF GOD.

He has a Name and it is the Word of God. In John 1:1 it is said that He is the Word and in John 1:14, the Word that became flesh. Hebrews 2:14 and Romans 8:3 say that He took on sinful human flesh and put God inside. God tried to teach us how He works by putting Himself in flesh in Jesus. He came to preach the Gospel of peace. The people that understands His preaching, understands His Name, the meaning of it and what it stands for, will receive whatever they ask. Jesus asked Peter if he understood and he said that he was a sinful man and that Jesus must depart from him. Jesus told him to throw his nets on the other side and he replied that they’ve worked all night, but on His Word they threw it in. When they saw Him as a ghost, He said that it was Him, the “I AM!” Peter was getting a hold of that Name. You must know the meaning of His Name and what it stands for and you will get all you ask for.

Matthew 1:23 says He is called ‘Emmanuel’ which means that God is with us. In Exodus 3-6 Moses had to tell the people of Israel His Name is “I AM!” To Abraham, Isaac and Jacob He revealed Himself as the Almighty God, but never as the “I AM!” In that Name is everything that you might need – Health, Peace, Righteousness, Joy, Councilor, Mighty God, Wonderful – whatever it may be, you’ll receive it. You do not have to know how to pray. All you’ve got to know is how to say, “JESUS!” There is a settled confidence and boldness without any arrogance or pride when you believe in the Name of Jesus and He honors His Name.


Psalm 9:9-10 (Amplified) The LORD also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution and desperation). And they that KNOW YOUR NAME (who have experience and acquaintance with Your Mercy) will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You (on the authority of GOD’S WORD and the right of their necessity).

If you know His Name, you’ll do great exploits. (Daniel 11:32)

John 6:28,29 (Amplified) They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you BELIEVE IN THE ONE WHOM HE HAS SENT [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].

John 17:4-6 (Amplified) I HAVE GLORIFIED YOU on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed. I have MANIFESTED YOUR NAME [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word.

Jesus glorified the Father by manifesting His Name. In John 2:11 Jesus turned the water into wine and when He did this first miracle at Cana in Galilee He showed forth His glory. To show forth the glory of the Father is to manifest His Name.

Acts 3:3-6 (Amplified) [When] a certain man crippled from his birth was being carried along, who was laid each day at that gate of the temple [which is] called Beautiful, so that he might beg for charitable gifts from those who entered the temple. So when he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them to give him a gift. And Peter directed his gaze intently at him, and so did John, and said, look at us! And [the man] paid attention to them, expecting that he was going to get something from them. But Peter said, Silver and gold (money) I do not have; but what I do have, that I give to you: IN [THE USE OF] THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, walk!

Acts 3:12-16 (Amplified) And Peter, seeing it, answered the people, You men of Israel, why are you so surprised and wondering at this? Why do you keep staring at us, as though by our [own individual] power or [active] piety we had made this man [able] to walk? The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our forefathers, has glorified His Servant and Son Jesus [doing Him this honor], Whom you indeed delivered up and denied and rejected and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had determined to let Him go. [Exodus 3:6; Isaiah 52:13]. But you denied and rejected and disowned the Pure and Holy, the Just and Blameless One, and demanded [the pardon of] a murderer to be granted to you. But you killed the very Source (the Author) of life, Whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And HIS NAME, THROUGH AND BY FAITH IN HIS NAME, has made this man whom you see and recognize well and strong. [Yes] THE FAITH, WHICH IS THROUGH AND BY HIM [JESUS], has given the man this perfect soundness [of body] before all of you.

We must go in His Name and preach that the Kingdom has come!

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