THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Part 10: Praying In the Name of Christ
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Beloved let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God as you believe in Christ His son our Savior. Let no one take you away from the Bible. God has never willed confusion regarding His Word or in the Church. However those that leave the Bible embrace Satan as he will win you to unrighteousness if you do not follow God and Christ. Rest assured that there has to be a central and supreme authority. Just as in man’s governments there is a supreme authority so is it in God and the Church. Pray in the name of Jesus for strength to withstand the temptations to follow man, custom and tradition. No one that you have met in life or know about in the flesh will sit at the Judgment seat. I plan to forever stay with Jesus, what will you do?
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.
Beloved we come proudly proclaiming that Jesus is the Son of God the Savior of humankind. With His role as Savior comes our pathway to the Father. Thus as we pray to the Father we pray in the name of Christ Jesus as we close our prayers. Follow us now to the Book of John where we see Jesus teaching His disciples that the way to the Father is through Him.
At the 14th Division of John beginning with verse 1 and proceeding to the verse 14 Jesus teaches His disciples that He is the way to the Father. Our primary verse is verse 13 for our discussion. However we will begin with verse 1 as it sets the tone for this discussion and is so profound.
John 14: 1: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God believe also in me,”
As Jesus ponders after the Passover Supper he has a conversation with his disciples. He had often told them that He would have to leave them. Here He reminds that not to be troubled are agitated by anything and to be aware of the distinct divine relationship between the Father and the Son. Now follow us to the 13th verse as we seek to note the scriptural references that reveal that we are to pray in the name of Jesus.
John 14: 13: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
When we ask in the name of Jesus we ask in His authority. Thus as we pray we ask in the name of Jesus the Savior of humankind who our Father His Father sent to save the world. Follow us now back to Matthew the first Book of the Gospels. We will note chapter 7 here. We also would be remiss if we did not make a comment about the first 6 verses here where Jesus teaches about criticizing others. We make a sad report that this is some of the most distorted scripture found in the Bible. Even non-believers try to quote this scripture when they are called up for review. Therefore we maintain with all Biblical confidence that are to make a critical analysis of situations based on facts not here-say or gossip. We also suggest that you look at verse 15 for a reason for judging or making the critical analysis when we note the existence of so many false prophets.
We also refer you to John 7:24 where you will find God noting why we are to judge or make a critical analysis of a situation. Meanwhile we note that Jesus Christ will be in the Judgment seat at the Last and Final Day. Man has no power therefore the ultimate Judging is to Heaven or Hell. Now back to our primary discussion and praying in the name of Jesus. At Matthew 7 verses 7-12 Jesus teaches about asking, seeking and knocking. Our primary verse here is verse 7.
Matthew 7: 7: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
We cannot ask anything of God. When we say pray for anything this is qualified as to the scriptural relevance of what we request. Therefore God’s favors are restricted to those things that are according to His will. (See I John 5: 14). So as we seek the blessings of God we keep Christ in our thoughts as we only get to the Father through Him who is Jesus Christ the Savior of humankind.
We will now go back to John for another cross reference regarding our primary scripture found at John 14: 13. We will look at the second part of that scripture regarding the Father is glorified in the Son. At John 13 verses 31-38 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial. Our primary verse is the 31st verse.
John 13: 31: “Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.”
“Now “has reference to the series of events regarding the crucifixion. Jesus as He made the supreme sacrifice He would be exalted to the highest rank of worth. He died for the sins of the entire world. This sacrificial act of atonement also glorified the Father since Jesus is His Son who made this great sacrifice. (Also see John 3: 16)
Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God and Christ Jesus writing for the FreedomJournal Press a God Fearing Free Press 23 July 2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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