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Ask in Jesus’ Name

 

The Son of Man has been great authority. Let us see this great benefit.

John 14:13 (NAS95S) Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that  the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Name: authority

onoma; a prim. word; a name, authority, cause: —called(1), name(174), Name(1), name’s(7), named(34), names(8), people(m)(1), people*(m)(1), persons(m)(1).

Matt. 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Matt. 7:7 (NAS95S)“ Ask, and it will be given to you;  seek, and you will find;  knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matt. 7:8 (NAS95S) “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Matt. 7:9 (NAS95S) “Or what man is there among you  who, when his son asks for a loaf,  will give him a stone?
Matt. 7:10 (NAS95S) “Or  if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
Matt. 7:11 (NAS95S) “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

You have to ask the person in authority. You have to search and want. You have to knock.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you — Though there seems evidently a climax here, expressive of more and more importunity, yet each of these terms used presents what we desire of God in a different light. We ask for what we wish; we seek for what we miss; we knock for that from which we feel ourselves shut out. Answering to this threefold representation is the triple assurance of success to our believing efforts. “But ah!” might some humble disciple say, “I cannot persuade myself that I have any interest with God.” To meet this, our Lord repeats the triple assurance He had just given, but in such a form as to silence every such complaint.

Received; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened — Of course, it is presumed that he asks aright — that is, in faith — and with an honest purpose to make use of what he receives. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering (undecided whether to be altogether on the Lord’s side). For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord” (James 1:5-7). Hence, “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts” (James 4:3).

James 1:5   But if any of you  lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and  without reproach, and  it will be given to him.  6 But he must  ask in faith  without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the seadriven and tossed by the wind.  7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

Eph. 4:14  As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness  in deceitful scheming;

James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask  with wrong motives, so that you may spend it  on your pleasures.

1John 5:1   Whoever believes that Jesus is the  Christ is  born of God, and whoever loves the  Father loves the child  born of Him.  2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and  observe His commandments.  3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

Matt. 21:22 (NAS95S) “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Ask in Jesus’ Name (authority) and he will answer.
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