Thursday, June 18, 2015

In His Name ...

In the Old Testament, people called on the name of the Lord, but did not pray in his name. They presented themselves to God through faith in His promises. However, for New Testament believers, Jesus taught that in his name we have immediate favor. We get VIP treatment. The name of Jesus opens the door. God hears us. That is how we must pray, trusting in the grace of Christ.

Your name represents an imperfect person, but if you come in Christ's name, the angels stand aside while you enter the throne room. You are righteous and holy, and God finds no fault. In Christ, you wear a seamless robe of purity and holiness. It never stains, never tears, never grows shabby, but you are robed fit for the presence of the King at all times, every day.

[Reinhard Bonnke]

John 14:13 ... And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 15:16 ... Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

John 16:24 ... Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Ephesians 5:20 ... Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Hebrews 4:16 ... Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.