The Name It and Claim It Theology: A Mystical Power or a Biblical Principle?

Bible Summary. The “Name It and Claim It” theology is a difficult topic that on one extreme is usually misstated and on the other hand is misused in its application. At the core of the “Name It and Claim It” theology is having faith in God promises. The Biblical account of the Woman with the Issue of Blood is a strong testimony for the “Name It and Claim It” theology. Jesus affirms the principle of “Naming It and Claiming It” in this story. She did not heal herself by some mystical power, but she did activate her faith to open the door to her healing. See below for Biblical commentary and advise concerning the theology and Biblical principle of “Naming It and Claiming It”.

The Woman with the Issue of Blood Touches Jesus’ Garment to be Healed
The Woman with the Issue of Blood Touches Jesus' Garment to be Healed


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Name It and Claim It Theology: Claiming It Based on God’s Will and Promises.

The “Name It and Claim It” theology is a difficult topic that on one extreme is usually misstated and on the other hand is misused in its application. No matter what our perception or use of the “Name It and Claim It” theology, this theology is not a mystical power and has a scriptural basis. 1st John 5:14 tells us that our belief in Jesus enables us to ask according to his will and that he will hear us.

1st John 5:14, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”

Name It and Claim It Theology: Claim It Because God Fulfills His Promises.

At the core of the “Name It and Claim It” theology is having faith in God promises. It is knowing that by asking God for what he has promised, we will receive the promises that we desire of him. 1st John 5:15 advises us that by faith we can ask of God and know that he will keep his promises.

1st John 5:15, “And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

Name It and Claim It Theology: The Woman with the Issue of Blood.

The story of the Woman with the Issue of Blood is a strong testimony for the “Name It and Claim It” theology. Mark 5:25-34 describes the story of the Woman with the Issue of Blood who was healed because of her faith in Jesus. Mark 5:28 tells us that the woman assured herself that by touching Jesus’ garment that she would be healed by Jesus.

Mark 5:28, “For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

Name It and Claim It Theology: Jesus Affirms the Faith of the Woman With the Issue of Blood.

In the account of the Woman with the Issue of Blood, Jesus affirms the principle of “Naming It and Claiming It”. As a result of her initiative, the healing power of Jesus healed her. She did not heal herself by some mystical power, but she did use her faith to open the door to her healing. Mark 5:34 advises us of Jesus affirming that it was through her faith that she is healed.

Mark 5:34, “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”

More on Name It and Claim It. StrongInFaith.org, Accounts of Individual Healing: Woman with the Issue of Blood; Biblical Discernment Ministries, Positive Confession/PMA