A New Order For
The New Creation
“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”
Notice in the scripture above, that Jesus didn’t say “ask in faith and ye shall receive,”rather, He said“ask, and ye shall receive.”He was teaching the disciples something very important here. Hitherto, He had taught them about asking with faith, saying:“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). But in our opening verse, He introduces them to something new: asking in His Name.
Prior to this time, Jesus taught them about prayer and faith but didn’t associate it with using His Name. That’s why He said“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name.” He was rounding off His ministry, and a new day was coming. This was going to be a new order.
“Does this then do away with faith?” you might want to ask. No! It just lets us know what manner of men we are as new creations. We’re men and women of faith; we were saved—born again—by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). We’re creatures of faith; God has dealt to every one of us the required measure of faith (Romans 12:3). Now, we don’t need to be told to have faith, for we were born with faith in our spirits. Faith is our lifestyle:“Now the just shall live by faith…” (Hebrews 10:38).
That’s why we can use the Name of Jesus as an instrument at any time and expect results. Jesus said “ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”This means you can ask for just about anything, and He will personally see to it that it happens. Is there anything troubling you? Is there anything distracting your work? Don’t carry it over to the coming year! Demand a change now, in the Name of Jesus, and receive your miracle! Use the Name of Jesus to blaze through every barrier and knock down every opposing wall.
thank you for giving me the authority to use the Name of Jesus, the Name which is above every other name. As I boldly use this Name today, demons tremble and situations bow before me.
Philippians 2:9-11; Mark 16:17-18