We could learn something from our Jewish Heritage about honoring The Name of God. They would not even pronounce His name out of the deep respect and awe they had for it. We have cheapened the name of God, belittled into a marketing tool. We have plastered it on cups and t-shirts, tattoos and socks. People put it in a Superman logo as if He was some sort of cartoon character.
We have indeed used His Holy Name in vain.
The Name of Jesus encompasses all the names of God. He has been given the name above all names. His name is Holy, Mighty and has all Authority and Power in Heaven and Earth.
We need a revelation of this again. We need to see why His name was feared by devils on the lips of believers, that were operating in The Power of The Holy Spirit, yet ignored by devils, when used by those who did so, for their own purposes and religious endeavors.
(If you are not born again, you have no right to His Name)
All miracles and ministry should have one purpose to bring glory and Honor to The Name of Jesus.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Miracles Glorify Christ
Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.
Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.
And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”
Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.