Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo, 19th Feb, 2019.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D
(Understand God’s Instructions On Prayer)
TO THE BIBLE John 14:13-14
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
There are people who pray to “Jesus” in the Name of Jesus; some even pray to angels! That is so wrong! There’s a way God expects you to pray, and if you don’t understand it, you’ll muddle up your prayers and never receive answers. Praying to get results requires that you understand the place of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the angels.
Jesus said in John 16:23, “In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you”(NASB). So it’s the Father that answers our prayers. We’ve been granted the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus. When we make requests of the Father in the Name of Jesus, it’s as though Jesus Himself were praying. However, the Holy Spirit is the one who makes it happen; He’s the power of God. He’s the doer, the performer of the works of God.
What about the angels? They’re servants of God who carry out assignments the Holy Spirit wants them to. Furthermore, they’re ministering spirits sent to minister for us, the heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14). How wonderful it is to realise you can enjoy an awesome ministry of the Holy Spirit, and initiate angelic activities as you pray in the Name of Jesus!
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Blessed be God, who has called me into fellowship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I live a successful and inspiring life because I function in the Name of Jesus! I thank you Father, for the glorious ministry of angels which I enjoy today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 4:1-20, Leviticus 15
Acts 19:30-41, Psalm 29-30
Examine the way you’ve been praying and note where you need to make a change.