“Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!”
So, on the heels of making it clear to His disciples that they (and we) would soon represent Him here on the earth with the potential of doing greater works than even He did, simply because there are more of us!
So He finishes by saying, “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.” (Vs 13) then reinterates, “Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” (Vs 14)
So asking, “in Jesus’ Name” is more than a good luck gesture or a catchy phrase-its actually both meaningful and powerful. In this context, we’d we asking in His stead!
If we were left here to represent Jesus-to be His hands and feet on the earth-to do “greater works” then He did, we need POWER. That power comes from the endwelling Holy Spirit who not only tells us when to move, but how to move in such a way that we can carry on the works of Jesus here on Earth. Our empowerment also comes because we are able to simply ask God to do things for us. Here He tells us to ask for “anything in His name” and it’ll be given unto us! In the book of James, the writer, Jesus’ brother who pastored the church at Jerusalem, tells us that we “don’t have because we don’t ask” (James 4:2-3)!
The Bible says much about asking and receiving, but none quite as pointed is what Jesus says here to His disciples. The promise is that you ask anything “in My name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!”
(vss 13-14) In other words, Jesud would say “I’m not abandoning you too be alone here on Earth– I’m giving you both the Holy Spirit and My own power to do the work that I’ve given you to do”. That, of course, is the same work as that of the Father!
AWhat have you asked Jesus to do today?
Think about it!