Pastor Segun Obadje

Demons are Subject to the Name of Jesus

Mark 16:17-18

“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.”

Philippians 2:9-10

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.”


The Lordship of Jesus Christ is sovereign; it spans the three realms of existence: Heaven, earth and hell. The Word tells us that God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every Name; that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ. By this making, He has pre-eminence over all power, dominion, might and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Therefore the Name of Jesus carries ultimate and supreme power and authority over demons.

All the demoniacal forces of the dark world are subject to the Name of Jesus. This is a fact now, not a promise that shall be fulfilled. This is the reason why the Lord Jesus gave the Body of Christ authority to cast out demons in His Name, after He was raised from the dead. In Mark 16:17-18 the Word tells us that one of the signs that will follow believers is that we shall cast out devils. Casting out devils is one of the proofs that we truly believe in Jesus Christ. Therefore every believer in Christ has the authority to cast out demons.

All the rank and file of devils are subject to the Name of Jesus, and in His Name they are subject to us. This is the mindset that must be held and maintained in Christ as to the exercise of our God-given authority over devils – a mindset of dominion and superiority. In our union with Christ, the Head of the Church, we have absolute dominion and rulership over demons, as much as Christ. Hallelujah!


My Solid Front (Confession): I acknowledge with my mouth, that I have absolute authority over demons in the Name of Jesus because I am in union with Christ, and His authority is mine as much as His is the Father’s. I am one with Christ and I am above the demoniacal forces of darkness. Amen.


Further Meditation: Ephesians 1:17-22; Ephesians 2:1-8.