John 14:13-14 NKJV “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
Before Jesus was to be crucified, He prepared His disciples for His departure, and in this preparation, He said to them, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” To them, this meant much in every way. The disciples had grown dependent on Him, He had become all that they knew and the source of all solutions to them. Jesus understood this and gave them a guarantee of His presence and authority by His name. In this days of legal lingo, one would say that Jesus gave to His disciples the power of attorney to use His name.
The value in the power of attorney is dependent on the value and resources of the person who stands behind the name. In this case, the name represents everything that Jesus was in person to the disciples. Everything they had seen Him do was invested in the name, and Jesus gave them the right to use that name in His absence. The promise of the name and its benefits is not limited to the first disciples, but to everyone who has chosen to make Jesus Lord. He said in Mark 16:17, “And these signs will follow those who believe, in my name…”
Over the next few days, we will explore the authority that was invested in the name of Jesus. One that promises to be an exciting journey that will build your confidence against all opposition that you may face. First you observe in the Scripture above that Jesus promised that whatever you ask, more appropriately demand, not demand from God the father, but that you demand as your right from the devil, Jesus will see to it that it is done.