Ask anything

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                                                     … in My name!

      And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do,
      that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
      If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
      John 14 13-14

We all have had the idea
… that Jesus was referring to our wants, desires or needs,
… and that if we ask anything in His name, He will do it.
However we have also found out that
… this is not how it works!
Why not?
Because even in the natural that does not work.

      Can someone for instance
      … simply come and ask anything in my name,
      and expect that I will do it
      … when what is being asked for is not my will?
      No!
      Because I will not do it,
      … no matter how often you ask!

      By the same token,
      … how can you ask anything in Jesus’ name,
      … that He has not specifically told you He will do,
      and actually expect Him to do it?

Of course Jesus wants to do things in our lives.
However, it is not about my will according to His word,
… but it is about His Word according to His Will.

      If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,

      you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
      John 15 7

      His words (rhema) that He speaks to you,
      … that is His will that He will do.
      Ask that and He will do it for you!