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Saturday, November 28th,2020;
FOLLOW THE RULES
(Use The Name of Jesus The Right Way in Prayer)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
John 16:23 GNB “When that day comes, you will not ask me for anything. I am telling you the truth: the Father will give you whatever you ask of him in my name.”
▶️ LET’S TALK
“Dear Lord Jesus, please heal my grandmother; I pray in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.”
If you or someone you know has been praying like this, well, I have news for you: that kind of prayer isn’t going to get answered!
There are simple rules of prayer—fundamental principles that, if not applied, would result in you praying amiss. For example, in the New Testament, we pray in the Name of Jesus. We don’t pray to Jesus or ask Him for anything; we pray to the Father in His Name. You can tell Jesus how much you love Him, praise Him, worship Him, and thank Him; but you don’t pray to Jesus in the Name of Jesus. When we pray, we stand in His stead; we take His place. So, we can’t be praying to Him in His Name or while standing in His stead. That won’t make any spiritual sense
In John 16:23 the Lord Jesus Himself said, “…in that day, you will no longer ask me anything” (NIV). Another version puts it this way: “…you will not pray to me…” Here, the Lord Jesus wasn’t talking about a particular day He had appointed after He got to heaven, nor was He talking about the day of crucifixion. He was referring to the day of salvation, the day of the new creation. That’s the day we live in today.
If you’ve been praying to or through Jesus in this new day, or you’ve been asking Him for things, your prayers will remain unanswered. However, when you pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus, you’re exercising the power of attorney He gave you to use His Name. This means you’re operating the full legal powers He gave you to act in His stead and on His behalf. When you pray in His Name, it’s as though Jesus Himself were speaking, and everything responds to you the same way they would to Jesus. Glory to His Name forever!
🎯 Go Deeper
John 16:24; John 14:13-14 GNB; James 5:17-18
Dear Father, thank you for giving me the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus, and experience extraordinary results every day. I live triumphantly today by the power of your Word, and ability of the Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
2 Peter 2, Ezekiel 3-4
John 15:20-27, 1 Chronicles 28