The authority of Jesus’ followers


“Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it!” John 14:14

When Jesus says we can ask for anything, we must remember that our asking must be in his name – that is, according to God’s character and will. God will not grant requests contrary to his nature or his will, and we cannot use his name as a magic formula to fulfill our selfish desires. If we are, sincerely following God and seeking to do his will, then our requests will be in line with what he wants, and he will grant them.