Answered prayer is one of our most revered works that God so graciously gives us. This is another one of God’s gifts that we believers should use on a daily basis from the arsenal of God’s gifts in our fight with the Devil. Please read and study closely.
John 14:12-14: 12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Commentary: 14:12-14. The apostles would not necessarily do more stupendous miracles than Jesus did (e.g., feeding 5,000) but their outreach would be greater (e.g., Peter in one sermon had 3,000 converts). This was possible because Jesus had gone to the Father and had sent the Spirit. Miracles are important, but some evangelists have done even greater things than these by preaching the good news to many thousands of people.
In My name is not a magical formula of invocation. But the prayers of believers, as Christ’s representatives doing His business, will be answered. John expanded this teaching in his first epistle. He wrote, “If we ask anything according to His will . . . we have what we asked of Him.” To ask Me for anything in My name means to ask according to His will. The word “Me” is omitted in some Greek manuscripts but it is probably correct here. Prayers in the New Testament are usually addressed to God the Father, but prayer addressed to the Son is proper also (e.g., Stephen’s prayer to the “Lord Jesus” [Acts 7:59]). The goal of answered prayers is to bring glory to the Father. Also bearing fruit glorifies the Father (John 15:8).
This has to be one of our most prized announcements from Jesus. For it reveals not only what Jesus can and will do for us but that the goal of answered prayers is by bringing glory to the Father. I pray that everyone reading this article will be as struck as I was about bringing glory to the Father. I have learned that by abiding in Jesus and bringing nonbelievers to the Holy Spirit to be convinced and convicted is one of the best ways to glorify the Father.
God in his mercy does not give us what we do deserve but God in his grace gives us what we don’t deserve.
Romans 15:9 Glorify God for His mercy
Lamentations 3:22, 23 22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Answered Prayer.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory and to the power of the Holy Spirit,