KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:13-14 ” And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
In our previous study we began learning about the authority in the name of Jesus and our right to use the name.
Our key scripture states that whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do” verse 13. According to the strong Exhortation Concordance the meaning of the Greek word translated “ask” in John 14:13, 14 implies demand of something due. The Lord told the disciple, if you shall ask (demand) anything in my name, i will do it. Our Lord was not referring to prayer (that is asking the Father in the name of Jesus) here. He was talking about using His name as a basis for authority.
Let’s take a study about the healing of the cripple who laid at the beautiful gate to the temple. Acts 3:1-16. Apostle Peter did not make request to the Father; rather he demanded that the lame man be healed by being set free from Satan’s dominion (sickness is an oppression of the devil, according to Acts 10:38).
This man was healed not because Peter was so special, but through the power in the name of Jesus. The apostle Peter said “And His name through the faith in His name has made this man strong, whom you see and know: yea the faith which is by him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all “. (Acts 3:16)
Jesus name always carries so much power to effect anything good that Jesus would have done, if He was physically present the problem with most of us is that we have become too familiar with the name. We use it so casually. In effect we have a wrong thinking about His name. When one’s believe is wrong your confession would also be wrong.
Please know that the name of Jesus is higher than every situation. (Philippians 2:10, 11). The name is not also a good luck charm. No! Not at all. Don’t say words like, “May something good comes out of using this name”.
The Lord Jesus is person who is ever present by the power of the Holy Spirit. Whenever you make that demand, know for certain that He would take charge of the situation.
Nothing would prevail over my peace and health. I command every enemy attacking my body to lose its hold right now and depart in Jesus name Amen.
Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”
Acts 9:34 ” And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.”