Demand It In His Name – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 18th

(Be Bold To Use The Name Of Jesus In Prayer)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 3:12 AMPC
“In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

“Lord, all I’m begging you for is just a few dollars to have lunch with,” and “Father, stop the devil from harassing me, through Jesus’ Name,” are some of the confusing prayers some people pray without realising that God doesn’t hear them.

Others marvel at us sometimes when we pray, wondering why we could be so audacious and confident. The reason we pray with such authority and audacity of faith is that we pray in the Name of Jesus.

In John 14:13, Jesus said, “…Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

The key is asking in His Name; living in the authority of His Name. Many, lacking this understanding, pray “through” Jesus instead of praying “in” the Name of Jesus. There’s a great difference between the two.

When you pray in the Name of Jesus, you’re exercising the full legal powers He gave you to act in His stead. But to pray through Him is to make Him a medium, which isn’t required now that you’re in Him.

When you understand and have the consciousness of the power and import of the Name of Jesus and what it represents, you won’t have to try to “squeeze” up faith when you need it.

When you pray or make demands in His Name, it’s as though Jesus Himself were speaking; everything responds to you the same way they would respond to Jesus. The angels, demon spirits, and all of nature respond to you as though they were hearing directly from Jesus.

In Matthew 17:5, the Father spoke from heaven: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” He was telling all of creation and all of nature—animate and inanimate—to hear and obey Jesus.

So, when Jesus said to ask anything in His Name, it was against this backdrop. He meant that His power would be behind our demands, prayers, requests, and instructions to bring them to pass. This is the reason for our boldness and confidence in prayer.

Go Deeper
John 16:23-24; Philippians 2:8-11

Dear Father, I thank you because I’ve got boldness, access, and confidence in the faith of Jesus Christ. And in His Name, I lay hold of and enjoy my inheritance. The whole world is mine because I’m a joint-heir with Christ. All of nature responds to me in the Name of Jesus! Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Mark 3:13-35, Leviticus 13-14
Matthew 15:21-28, Genesis 49

Study and meditate on the “Go Deeper” scriptures for today.

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