The name of Jesus is the most powerful name in the world. God has exalted it; it holds true power because it holds the authority of God the Father. When Jesus died on the cross, Death thought it had won, but Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave. He is seated at the right hand of God the Father and His name is far above every other name. At the mention of the name of Jesus every knee bows in heaven and hell.
In Colossians 1, the Bible declares that through Jesus all things were created, and everything was created for Him. He is the head of the church, the first one who was born from the dead, and in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. He has reconciled all things to God and made peace by the shedding of His blood on the cross.
If you are a member of the police department, you wear a badge and a gun. This identifies you as having the authority of the local or state government. You have the power to arrest. As Christians who are part of the church of Jesus Christ, we have the authority that is in the name of Jesus. In old western movies, the sheriff or deputy says “Stop! In the name of the law.” Our authority does not come from human laws or governments, but from the government of God. It is with this authority and power that Jesus spoke to the wind and rain and caused it to cease. This is the authority that has been given to the believers of Jesus Christ.
In John 14-16, Jesus tells his disciples to ask God the Father for things in prayer using His name, the name of Jesus. God has given the power of Jesus’ name to us, his children. This is why we end our prayers with “in the name of Jesus”. If we are disciples of Jesus Christ, whatever we ask in Jesus’ name, God the Father will give to us. Nothing is impossible for those that know and believe in the authority and power of Jesus and who invoke the name of Jesus in prayer. In the name, and with the authority of Jesus the answer to all of our prayers are “Yes!” and “Amen! (so be it!)”