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Emanna for 02/10/2020

Praying in the Name of Jesus

Bible Verses

John 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14) If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. (17) Even the Spirit of reality, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him; but you know Him, because He abides with you and shall be in you.

Words of Ministry

We may also pray in the name of Jesus. This does not mean that we pray a long prayer and conclude it with the words "in the name of Jesus." That is too formal. However, I do not oppose this, for I have done this many times. Rather, I would say that in our prayer it is good to call on the name of Jesus and say, "O Jesus! Jesus! I come to pray!" In the name of Jesus, you will have a real burden to pray, and it will be very easy to have the assurance that your prayer has been heard and answered. If we call on the name of Jesus, we shall have the assurance that we shall receive what we have asked. After the Lord Jesus told us to pray in His name, He proceeded to say that the Spirit will come to dwell in us. This indicates that the indwelling Spirit has very much to do with our prayer in the name of the Lord Jesus. In order to pray in the name of Jesus, we need the Spirit. When we are in the Spirit, we are in the reality of the name of Jesus in which we are praying.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 71-72. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/15/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.