February 22, 2021
And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Followers of Jesus can ask the Father what they will, but they must ask in Jesus’ name. To ask in Jesus’ name means more than just saying ‘In Jesus name’ at the end of a prayer. It means understanding the deity of Jesus and that He is who He says He is, and who God says He is, the only begotten Son of God. It means understanding that He did what no one else could do- be a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind, that He rose again, is at the right hand of God, is the only way to God, and that there is no other name under Heaven by which men must be saved. It shows reverence for Jesus and a heart of submission to God’s will, knowing that God is not a genie in a bottle there to grant people whatever they ask or desire, but that He grants prayers in alignment with His will. It means understanding the divine omnipotence in Jesus’ name. Truly Asking in Jesus name gives Him the glory due His name and will strengthen your prayer life if you are in a committed relationship with Him, as well as strengthen your soul and spirit.
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for teaching me how to serve You better by teaching me how to pray better. Lord I know that praying in Jesus’ name without the fullness of what that really means is like putting coins into a bucket with the bottom out- just empty prayers. Father God, I ask that You bring me into an even greater understanding of how to strengthen my relationship with You through my prayer life, thereby strengthening my soul and spirit even more, all so that I can used all the more by You.
In Jesus name I pray and ask these things,
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