Elder Larry Johnson

June 23 2024
Over and over again in Scripture we read, “In my name,” “In Jesus’ name,” or “In his name.” The devils were powerless because of his name (Luke 10:17).
The demons were cast out in his name (Mark 16:17-18).
Healing occurred in his name (Acts 3:6, 3:16, 4:10).
Salvation comes in his name (Acts 4:12, Rom. 10:13).
We are to baptize in his name (Matt. 28:19).
We are justified in his name (1 Cor. 6:11).
Everything we do and say is done in his name (Col. 3:17).
 But, it is praying in Jesus’ name that I want to bring to the forefront. Jesus has invited, urged, and commanded us to pray in his name and has promised incredible results.
 John 14:13-14 and John 16:23-24 are some of the most powerful verses in all of scripture related to prayer.
In fact, when most of us pray we conclude with the phrase, “in Jesus’ name.” But what does it mean to pray in the name of Jesus? When we pray in Jesus’ name We are admitting the bankruptcy of our own name.
 When I pray in Jesus’ name I come boldly before God because of the power of his name. It would be like a bride coming from abject poverty to marry a wealthy husband.
At that point the woman takes the name of her husband and all that entails.
She no longer acts in her name, but in his. 2. We identify with the person of Jesus Christ.
 Jesus has literally given us his name.
When I use that name, I am confessing that he is mine and that I am his. It is like going to the bank of heaven, knowing I have nothing deposited. If I go in my name I will get absolutely nothing.
But Jesus Christ has unlimited funds in heaven’s bank, and he has granted me the privilege of going to the bank with his name on my checks.
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