IN THE NAME OF JESUS
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son (John 14:13-14). You may have noticed that all of our prayers end “in the name of Jesus”. Why is this so?
Imagine Oprah Winfrey authorizing you to purchase anything you want in her name. She gives you your own Black Visa Card with a $1 million dollar limit per day, which is good for 31 days. This is real chump change for Oprah. Nevertheless, you confidently start each day to help the hurting, the lost, and the poor because you have power in the name of Oprah. Or maybe you go boldly to the mortgage company to pay off your mortgage. Then, you boldly pay off your bills. With more boldness, you plan a few trips so that you can clear your mind. You have taken Oprah Winfrey’s name so you’re no longer acting in your name, but in her name.
When we pray in the name of Jesus, we can come boldly before God because of the power that is in His name. We are no longer singular us but we have taken God’s name and everything that comes with it. When we pray in the name of Jesus, we are no longer acting in our name, but in his name. Our name becomes bankrupt so that we can enjoy the riches, glory, and honor of God’s name and everything His name entails.
When we pray in the name of Jesus, we are identifying with the person of Jesus Christ. We can go to his heavenly bank and make withdrawals at any time. Checks written in his name will never bounce. Jesus has given us an account with unlimited funds with 24/7 access.
When we pray in the name of Jesus, we are praying with authority. We are submitting to his will when we pray in his name. Jesus has demonstrated a nature of submission from birth to the cross.
When we pray in the name of Jesus, he gives us the power of attorney to act on his behalf. We have unlimited power of attorney through Jesus Christ for all matters and interests on earth that represents him.
Pray in the name of Jesus with the expectation that whatever we ask in his name, he will do it.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that my interests, concerns, and motives align with your heavenly nature. Help me to submit to you for your will for my life even as Christ submitted to you.
Forgive me for asking for anything that is contrary to your Word.
Holy Spirit, help me to demonstrate my love to our heavenly Father through submission.
I trust you God that you have everything under control. Help me put on your nature so that my prayers will always be answered and I will never receive a NSF (Non-Sufficient Faith) notice, in the name of Jesus, amen.
~inspiring hope & seasoning faith, Dr. Regina M. Daigre