1 Samuel 1:27
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
Asking in the Name of Jesus pt 3
We have been studying from John 14:10-14 and John 16:23-24. We’ve learned the actual Greek translation of the word “ask” in these verses indicates a DEMAND. Not begging. We’ve learned that it is the devil that is withholding the answer to your prayers, not God. We’ve learned that when you DEMAND the answer to your prayer, in the Name of Jesus, you are actually talking to the devil that is hindering your prayer, not to God.
In John 14:13-14, the believer is actually standing against Satan and circumstances that do not line up with the Word of God. The believer is exercising his or her Spiritual authority over Satan and the adverse circumstances. We are commanding that Satan bow his knee to the Name of Jesus. At the same time we are praying like this, we are demonstrating and exercising our Faith in the Name of Jesus. Amen!
John 14:13-14 is not talking about prayer as is John 16:23-24. In chapter 14, John is explaining the believers RIGHT to exercise authority over Satan in the Name of Jesus. It is a DEMAND or COMMAND of something due to the believer because of the rights and privileges God has already provided for, in and through Christ Jesus.
In John 16, Jesus is giving us the PRINCIPLE for New Testament prayer. Jesus is telling us that all prayer must be addressed to the Father, in Jesus Name. “Whatsoever you ask the Father, in my Name, He will give to you.”
Here, in John 16:23-24, Jesus is talking about praying to the FATHER in the Name of Jesus. We discussed this type of prayer at length before. But in John 14:13-14, Jesus is not talking about prayer. It is based on a DEMAND that Satan loose his hold on whatever it is he has tried to bind in your life. Healing, finances, life of loved ones, etc. “Whatsoever you ask (or DEMAND) in my Name, that will I DO!” This is Jesus making a promise to us. Amen!
In the Book of Acts, we see this principle of using Jesus Name, not as a prayer, but as a demand and a command of Faith. At the Name of Jesus – sickness had to flee! Amen!
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
Peter exercised his authority, in the Name of Jesus, and made a DEMAND that the cripple man be freed and to get up and walk. Immediately, the devil that was binding him had to comply – the man jumped up and walked and started rejoicing. This served as a testimony to those standing all around that the Name of Jesus carried power and authority! Amen!
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