Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
The Name of Jesus is the power of God!
Matt 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Luke 22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
1 Cor 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God
Everlasting life is through His name!
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Paul speaks of the Power of God in several places in his letters, for example:
1 Cor 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power : 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
2 Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
In his letter to Timothy, speaking of apostate peoples of the last days, speaks of those who deny the power of God and to turn away from them!
2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away
Both Paul and Peter exercise the Power of God through Jesus' Name:
Acts 4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Acts 4:30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit comes upon us, it gives us Power!
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Rom 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
And that we should exercise that Power in His Name in many ways:
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18.They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
It is the power of God that gives us strength and power and safety!
Ps 68:35 O God, thou art terrible (revered) out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe
What is the name of the Lord? Jesus Christ is His name!
Isa 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
It is the power of God that gives us the ability to fight off the powers which are the rulers of darkness of this world!
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We must understand that the reality of this life is a battle against the evil in the world, which includes strong evil spirits that can even hold off an ArchAngel for a time!
Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
We need to be walking in the Spirit and fighting off our flesh at every moment, so that we can exercise the Power of God against the wiles of the devil in this world!
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Look at what happened in Israel when King Jehoshaphat called upon the people to pray and fast, and to sing and praise the Lord... an entire army was defeated by Israel loudly singing praises to God!
2 Chron 20:18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD. 19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high. 20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
Only those with the Holy Spirit have rights to use the name of Jesus:
Acts 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
1 Cor 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
When we begin to understand how Satan has managed to weaken the church, and water down Christianity to the point of the apostate church of today, it's really not surprising that most people in Western nations do not understand the power of the Name of Jesus, that is given to those with His Spirit!
I've seen video's of other nations, like African nations, where the people literally pray away evil and calamity by just lifting their voices to the Lord in praise and worship.
Westernized churches, almost all of them, are very reserved and quiet and do not praise the Lord much other than in song (which is good, but does not exercise the Power in the Holy Spirit and the Name of Jesus in the way it is intended).
Let us not be ashamed to praise the Lord and allow His Spirit to use us and give us the power as He intended for us to have!
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Let us praise Him in His excellent glory!
Ps 150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Rev 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.