EUTEOTW: Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask

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The Modern Church, as She is referred to now, blamelessly convicts Christians of the

idolatry of self. This is much apparent in the failure to invoke the name of Jesus in

prayer. Near to the Passion and Ascent (John 16:16), Jesus instructed His disciples of His

prayerful name granting requests. John 14:6 reveals that the Son of God is the Chancellor

of Affairs with God. He is the Ambassador of the Almighty, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the

way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Resolute, no

other name penetrates the heavenly realm. His guardianship of access to God is

unmatched: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may

be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13). Christian supplication has been reduced to the

tolerant name of “God,” for many gods are worshiped in America. A non-sectarian prayer

does not evoke the harmony of man and God. Neither is it answered with intention.

Christian prayer should never resemble the secular corporation of approaching God’s

throne (Matthew 5:34).

Perhaps it is humiliation that is a barrier to enacting the name of Jesus Christ at the close

of an inquiry. Biblically confused, some congregants may consider it unnecessary to pray

altogether, “(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father

knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matthew 6:32). However, Jesus personally

taught the disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15). It was the model of petition, for

Jesus declared that anything prayed in His name would be awarded, “If ye shall ask any

thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14). Therefore, it is wise for the Body of Christ to

neglect not the Words of our Savior. For God so loved the world, sending forth His Only

Begotten (John 3:16), and the Lord of lords requited that love in the glorification of

Jehovah: “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest

me to do” (John 17:4). Jesus Christ’s name frightens devils (James 2:19), but its’ resonating

power and pervasiveness of capability inflicts promise: “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” (John 16:23). The Father and His Son are one (John 10:30), indicating

prayers from Earth ascend to the Right Hand of God, in Jesus’ imploring of the Father:

“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may

be full” (John 16:24). We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

 

Published by Matthew Pope

A graduate of Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic, private institution, Matthew received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Theology in May of 2012. Upon registering for pastoral training in August of 2013, he was formerly a Master of Divinity student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing the Evangelism program. With a transparent calling from God, his life dramatically changed as he received confirmation into The Catholic Church in November of 2016. Matthew's passion rests in serving the nations with the hope of The Gospel. Author of his lay-ministry, Even Unto The End Of The World, which was established on November 12, 2013, he has also produced his previous books: In Doctrine, Uncorrupt (which was released on February 15, 2014) and Assembled With One Accord (published on December 1, 2015), and is currently writing and planning for following books to come. With a revelatory vision, Matthew intends to encounter the culture and Christendom with truth. In addition, he intends to draw forth the rudiments of the Most Holy Catholic Faith to transform all Christian denominations into The One Church. Matthew confessed Jesus Christ as Savior at age seventeen, impressed with the desire to enter the ministry, in March of 2008. A native of Shelby, North Carolina, he was born on May 28, 1990. He now resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina where he has been actively writing since late 2013.

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