Bishop E.W. Jackson: ‘Demonic Power’ Wants to Stop ‘Prayers In The Name of Jesus’

May 30, 2014 - 3:32 PM

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Bishop E.W. Jackson. (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – Speaking last week at a pastors’ retreat, Bishop E. W. Jackson said efforts to stop prayer “in the name of Jesus’” are “demonic” and the reason behind that effort is the knowledge that there is “power in the name of Jesus.”

“When the Foundation for Freedom From Religion and the ACLU goes around the country trying to stop prayer in city council meetings and school board meetings; trying to stop prayer in every public event – they are not simply human being who disagree with us,” Jackson said at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference in Washington, D.C.

“It is demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer,” Jackson said. “That’s why they don’t want us to pray in the name of Jesus because there is power in the name of Jesus.”

Jackson, who is an ordained pastor and a retired lawyer, encouraged his colleagues to pray at the conference, which is designed to encourage leaders in the Christian church to be educated on current events and to promote Christian values in the public square. He is head pastor at Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Va.

“Dr. King said a Christian that does not pray is like a human being that does not breathe,” Jackson said. “We have got to pray.”

“Because we know that prayer is power,” Jackson said. “And my friends that’s why I tell you this is not politics.”

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Holy Bible and cross. (AP)

“Because when the Foundation for Freedom From Religion and the ACLU goes around the country trying to stop prayer in city council meetings and school board meetings; trying to stop prayer in every public event, they are not simply human being who disagree with us,” Jackson said.

“It is demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer,” Jackson said. “That’s why they don’t want us to pray in the name of Jesus because there is power in the name of Jesus.”

“For there is none other name given unto heaven among men whereby we must be saved but the name of Jesus and the demonic forces know that one day every eye will behold him, every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father,” Jackson said.

Hundreds of pastors from across the country attended the conference, now in its 11th year.