Authority in the Name of Jesus – Kenneth E. Hagin

By Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

Jesus_casting_out_demons_320_webThere is authority in the Name of Jesus. When Jesus appeared to John on the isle of Patmos, He said, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore .. . and have the keys of hell and of death” (Rev. 1:18).

The one who has the key is the authorized one. Jesus is saying here, “I am the authorized one.” He has authority.

Just before He ascended to be seated at the right hand of the Father, Jesus said, “All power [authority] is given me in heaven and in earth” (Matt. 28:18). He immediately delegated His authority in the earth to the Church, “Go ye therefore ” (Matt. 28:19). Then He promised, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME.”

In My Name! In the Name of Jesus! He authorized us. He gave us His Name as the authority. The power is in the Name. The authority is in the Name. He gave us the Name that is above every name. He gave us the Name that is recognized in three worlds—the Name that has authority in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. Angels, men, and demons have to bow at that Name—and that Name belongs to us. We are authorized to use that Name.

He commissioned us: “All authority is given me in heaven and in earth, Go ye therefore.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 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” (Matt. 28:18,19; Mark 16:17,18).

Some folks would tell us, “Healing has been done away with. Speaking with tongues has been done away with. The Church doesn’t have any authority today over devils and demons. They can’t cast them out.”

No! No! No! These supernatural signs follow the Name of Jesus. They accompany the believing ones. If your spouse, or a friend, accompanies you some place, they go right along with you. These signs go right along with the believing ones.

“But that was just for the early Church,” religious people tell us. If that is so, then the Name of Jesus does not belong to us, for it is “in my Name” that they accompany the believing ones. If that is so, then the Name of Jesus belonged only to the early Church. And if we do not have the Name of Jesus, then no one is born again today, for there is no other Name given under heaven whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

But, blessed be God, the Name of Jesus does belong to us today! And, thank God, there is salvation in that Name. Yet there is more than salvation in that Name. That Name still enwraps all the power, all the majesty, and all the glory it ever did.

The Father God has lifted Jesus to the highest position of the universe. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father on high, far above every known authority. God the Father has conferred upon Him the highest Name in the universe—the Name above every name. He has bestowed upon Him honor, glory, and power.

Jesus with His resurrected body is there at the right hand of the Father. But, that Name has all the authority, all the power, all the dignity, all the majesty, and all the glory that Jesus the Person has. The Name stands for the Person. This honor, this glory, this authority, this power, is vested in the Name of Jesus. And this Name is given to us!

The Church has been rich since its beginning. Yet, thinking we were being humble, we sat around and sang, “Here I wander like a beggar, through the heat and through the cold,” or, “Just build me a cabin in the corner of glory land.” That’s not being humble. That’s being ignorant. We have a rich inheritance—the Name of Jesus!

Would to God that we could catch a glimpse of what it means. Too often, the Scriptures we are studying fall on deaf ears. Would to God we would get the revelation of what God’s Word says to us about it. E. W. Kenyon did. I want to quote what he has written under the subtitle, “New Land Ahead.” And remember, he wrote this several years ago. We are getting more into the edge of this now than they were in the day he wrote it.

Oh, that our eyes were open; that our souls would dare rise into the realm of Omnipotence where the Name would mean to us all that the Father has invested in it; that we would act up to our high privileges in Christ Jesus. This is practically an unexplored tableland in Christian experience.

Here and there, some of us have experienced the authority vested in the Name of Jesus. We have seen the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see; those on the verge of death brought back instantly to health and vigor; but, so far, none of us have been able to take a permanent place in our privileges and abide where we may enjoy the fullness of this mighty power.

Smith Wigglesworth got into the edge of it. In his book, Ever Increasing Faith , he tells about going to Wales to pray for a man called Lazarus. Lazarus had been a leader in the assembly, working in the tin mines days and preaching nights, until he broke down physically and collapsed. Tuberculosis set in. He lay bedfast and helpless for six years.

God spoke to Wigglesworth and told him to go raise up Lazarus. When Smith walked into his room, Lazarus looked like a skeleton with skin stretched over it. Wigglesworth endeavored to get him to release his faith; to believe God. But he was bitter. Others had prayed for him. He thought God should have healed him. After all, he had given his life to Him, working days and preaching nights.

Undaunted, Wigglesworth said to the people he was staying with, “Could we get seven people to pray with me for the poor man’s deliverance?”

So seven people, plus Wigglesworth, went into the room where Lazarus lay on the verge of death. The eight believers circled the bed, holding hands. One brother took one of Lazarus’ hands; Wigglesworth took the other to include him in the circle.

Then Wigglesworth said, “We are not going to pray; we are just going to use the Name of Jesus.” They all knelt and whispered that one word, “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!”

The power of God fell, and then it lifted. Five times it fell and lifted, as the little group spoke that magnificent Name. The man in the bed was unmoved. The sixth time the power of God came down on that man, it remained.

“The power of God is here,” Wigglesworth told him. “It is yours to accept.” The man’s lips began to move. He made a confession. He said, “I have been bitter in my heart, and I know I have grieved the Spirit of God. I am helpless. I cannot lift my hands, nor even lift a spoon to my mouth.”

Wigglesworth said, “Repent, and God will hear you.” He repented and cried out, “Oh God, let this be to Thy glory.” When he said that, the power of God went through him.

Wigglesworth said, “As we again said, ‘Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!’ the bed shook, and the man shook. I said to the people who were with me, ‘You can all go downstairs right away. This is all God. I’m not going to assist Him.’ I sat and watched that man get up and dress himself. We sang the doxology as he walked down the steps. I said to him, ‘Now tell what has happened.’ It was soon noised abroad that Lazarus had been raised up and the people came from all the district round to see him and hear his testimony.
And God brought salvation to many.”

One of the leaders of a certain Full Gospel denomination told me of an experience he’d had in his youth. He started preaching at the age of 14. When he was 16, he held a youth meeting in Iowa and stayed in the home of the pastor, who had children near this young minister’s age.

The pastor was called away to preach a funeral in another state. While he was gone, at 2 o’clock one morning, one of the church members came to the parsonage. A 3-year-old girl was very sick. She had gone into convulsions. The pastor’s wife prepared to go to their home to pray. She asked the evangelist, just a 16-year-old boy, to go with her. She was in the ministry with her husband, but she was not called to preach. So they asked the young minister to pray.

He told me, “The child was in convulsions. I laid hands on her and prayed. I did everything I had ever seen anybody do. I said everything I ever heard anybody say. Nothing happened. The child still was in convulsions.

“Then the pastor’s wife began to sing, ‘Praise the Lord! Glory to God! Hallelujah! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!’

“We were on our knees. One by one, we picked it up and sang praises and the Name of Jesus. While we were singing, the child suddenly grew quiet; the convulsions ceased. “We stopped singing, sat around and visited about 10 minutes, and the child seemed fine. Then suddenly, she went back into convulsions. We prayed. I laid hands on her again, anointed her with oil, and said everything I ever heard anybody say. I rebuked the devil. I commanded the child to be well. Everything! Nothing seemed to work.

“After a little while, the pastor’s wife began to sing, ‘Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Glory to Jesus! Glory to God! Jesus! Jesus!’

“One by one, we picked it up. We sang praises unto the Name, and we sang the Name. Suddenly, all convulsions ceased.”

He went on with the meeting for several days. The child was perfectly well.

There is power in that Name! That is what Kenyon was talking about when he said, “Some of us have experienced the authority vested in the Name of Jesus. But, so far, none of us have been able to take a permanent place in our privileges and abide where we may enjoy the fullness of this mighty power.”

Mr. Kenyon goes on to say something which expresses my convictions. I have said these very words myself. But we have a conviction that before the Lord Jesus returns, there will be a mighty army of believers who will learn the secret of living in the Name, of reigning in life, living the victorious, transcendent, resurrection life of the Son of God among men.

Hallelujah! “If our minds could only grasp,” Kenyon goes on, “the fact that Satan is paralyzed, stripped of his armor by the Lord Jesus, and that disease and sickness are servants of this Man; that at His voice, they must depart, it would be easy to live in this Resurrection Realm.”

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant. Do this, and he does it. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. MATTHEW 8:5-10

What did this Roman centurion say to so marvel Jesus?

He said, in effect, “Speak the Word only. Just as I am set over these hundred men who obey my command, You have been set over disease. You are the master over demons and the laws of nature. You have authority over disease and sickness. All You have to do is speak, and sickness and disease will obey You.”


  1. God is Amazing! I have Seen the Power & Experience The Authority of His Name ! Believe the Miracles!

  2. If you knew how much God loves you it will change your life.
    Richard met God is a short youtube video where Richard cries uncontrollably talking about God’s unconditional love. 
    Howard Storm, a former atheist, now a minister cries talking about God’s love.
    Ken Johnson had a near death experience and heard God say I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER, EVER KNOW. 

    I did what Rev. K.E. Hagin said was his breakthrough to God, and after 5-6 weeks of reading the verses 3-4X/day I cried for two hours and felt like a 4 yo child at 74.
    Rev. Hagin read these 1,000 times on his knees.
    The verses are Eph. 1:16-20, Eph. 2:4-8, Eph. 3:14-19.This is The Epiphany of finding God’s love for you. 
    The reason we cry and the reason I would not make something up and the reason none of us should judge is the most overlooked or ignored verse in the Bible is actually true Rom. 8:11 He that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you.
    Nearly 300 verses say fear God and ignore what God said in Isa 29:13 ESV their fear is a false teaching of man.
    I said God help me stop drinking and HE did in one night before I believed.
    An acquaintance addicted to cocaine said God if you’re real help me. Bill heard NEVER WILL I LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.A card dealer in Vegas filled the tub and said God if you’re real baptize me. She is a minister. Some say God doesn’t talk to people. God told Dr. Clarice Fluitt to raise the pastor who died and take his place at a pastor’s conference. Her book is Ridiculous Miracles and we should all pray God use me.
    I prayed for a veteran with PTSD and he saw Jesus. All veterans with PTSD see Jesus at reason they see Jesus is 2 Cor. 13:5 is true.
    I have been helped by Jesus too many times to count – ASK ME ABOUT VIDEOS OF HEALING, He wants you to understand He is here to help you now.
    Some are waiting for a second coming and ignore Mat. 16:28 that He came back then.  
    The Kingdom of God is in our midst Luke 17:21 NIV is literally true! He wants us to understand He is here now to help us (not judge us). He said each day has its own troubles Mat:6:34. 
    I’m not sure Christians understand where God is; surveys indicate 30-50% have issues of depression, addiction, anger, loneliness, feel separated from the church and judged, thoughts of suicide. I had all of those. This cannot be stated strongly enough IGNORE ALL THOUGHTS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY OR WORTHLESS. I planned suicide more than once over this issue.

    Jer. 29:13 God said “Seek Me and you will find Me, I Did and I Did” that is a book title on Amazon and all royalties go to charity. This isn’t to promote it but to verify what I wrote here. You cannot be separated from HIS love but don’t ignore the verses about judge not and there is only One judge. 
    Believe what God believes; the entire law is contained in one command Gal. 5:14 love your neighbor as yourself. In her last year dealing with Alzheimer’s my wife Karen couldn’t say yes if she wanted water and out of the blue said I JUST LOVE PEOPLE.
    STOP BLAMING GOD, He knows everything but does not cause Alzheimer’s, cancer, illness, disease, accidents, murder, suicide, hatred, anger.
    Christians have said God had a reason for a 2 y/o to drown or a 4 y/o sitting in a house to be shot in a drive by shooting. There is a verse about the god of this world and it is not the one we worship 2Cor. 4:4 NLT.
    Pastors told three people a loved one would go to hell as if they decided. Beyond Mile Marker 80 is a true story of a man on the operating table from a car wreck where his wife died. He sees his wife with Jesus. The doctor and nurse there see the same thing. John 5:21 says just as The Father raises the dead so The Son gives life…..Rom. 4:17 says God who raises the dead and gives them life …..  
    Blessings and may God put His hand over your work so all may know His love, I have cried over 300 times feeling loved and one time I cried so hard feeling loved I said wait a minute. Ron Z.
    My statement of faith is Rom. 8:11, 2 Cor. 13:5, Rom. 5:5, Luke 17:21 NIV. I’ve lived it.
    Before Covid I volunteered for a prisoner release program, reached out to the homeless a little, now I send emails about God’s love.

  3. I am so blessed by reading this……. I honor your name Jesus!

  4. Surely, there is power vested in the Name of Jesus. But it takes a revelation for you to effectively use the name.

    1. The revelation after being attacked physically by a demon and nearly possessed by not realizing that it is JESUS who gets me out of the nightmares and whom demons bow down to and cower at HIS very name. I used many times Jesus’s name in vain and God’s until my conversion. I confess when I use these names in vain. These names have authority and deserve to be honored and kept holy because when I called out to them, they showed up.

      1. Glory to the Lord it’s my heart’s desire to go to the level of the departed Giants of faith

  5. Am so blessed reading. Amen we have been given the authority in the name of Jesus Christ

  6. Jesus said…… “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do”.

    End of discussion ! Believe and do it ….
    in his name of course !

  7. it appears to me, that no one can take the authority of the name of Jesus unto them selves. for authority must be give, not assumed. Jesus give His authority to the disciples. and He also commission them to go in that authority. therefore, we need to wait on the lord to give his authority. and to bear the responsibility the go with that authority.
    yours JK.

    1. You are saying you dont have this power are authority in your life.let me askyou have you excepted what jesus did for you at the cross.that he took your sins your judgement up on him if you recieve what he did for you you won’t have to go to hell.if you have recieved him as your savior you can have this athority .this is the Holy have the same power dwelling in you that raisedjesus from the dead.and you if you dont have this in filling of the holy spirit in you then you are none of his.that is what the word.says.jesus said my spirit will bare witness with your spirit that you are sons of Gods word on the power and authority he gave his disciples if you are born again you are to be his diciple .you are heir joint heir with jesus.old things are past away all things are become new.praise God.yes there is power in the name of jesus to heal the sick raise the dead.freely you recieve freely give.its nothing you do by works are performs itin jesus its already done praise his holy name jesus

    2. As children of God we have been given authority to use the Name of Jesus but the problem is that most don’t know who we are in Christ (our identity) and the authority that goes with it. Luke 10:19 says that we have been given authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Jesus gave every believer the power to use His name on earth. We are acting as His representatives today. Everything Jesus wants to get done on earth, He does it through the believers in His Name. We have been given the Power of Attorney to act on His behalf. Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-19, “All powers is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore….”. That power was given to us as part of our inheritance in Christ. We have entered into this position of authority because we are in Him. Jesus secured all power by going to the cross, dying, rising again and defeating satan. He came to this earth as a man for one reason: to take back the authority satan had stolen through Adams’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Jesus freely gave it over the believers’. Mark 16:15 tells when Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection from the dead; It was at this time that he delegated the authority to carry out this work which is to go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone (Mark 16:15).

    3. My dear as Christians we already have the authority. Why wait for something you already have. Its your believe and faith. We error because we know not the power of God. If you ask in the name of Jesus and does not receive because you ask for your own pleasure ,not for God’s glory. Every one that comes to the Lord has that authority. But you have to believe and read the word with understanding and revelation.

  8. I am inspired by this words,
    Glory be to God Almighty in the Name of Jesus Christ…. Amen

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