Whatever you ask in My name…
I have to admit I like to watch the Duck Dynasty. Each episode ends when the family is sitting around the dinner table and grace is being said. They always make it a point to close with, “This we pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen”. They have been criticized for this but continue to hold their ground and refuse to change their prayer in Jesus’ name.
Why is it so important that we pray in Jesus Name? There is one God and one mediator between God and man and that is Christ Jesus ( 1 Timothy 2:5). John15:16 and 16:23 Jesus tells us to ask the father in His Name.
John chapter 14 helps us understand that he writes this for our sake, so that we will not be “troubled.” When we pray in Jesus’ Name we declare the Lordship and Supremacy of Jesus. Jesus said in John chapter 14, “I am the way, the truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” Through Christ we are brought into covenant with God. Believing in God through Jesus Christ keeps trouble from our hearts. We have confidence that there is a God, and He is holy, wise, powerful and good; He is the governor of the world and that through Jesus Christ we have a Mediator to access His throne. I am not worthy to enter the holy place of prayer on my own, it is only through the redeeming work of Christ on the Cross can I enter that holy place. There is power in His name!
What are you troubled about today? Pray with confidence to a God who hears you because of your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ!
Matthew Henry’s Commentary of John 14
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