Whatever We Decree In Jesus Name He Will Do It
Jesus said that we who believed on him would do the same works he did and even greater works:
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do…
What works did Jesus do? He healed the sick delivered the oppressed, stilled storms, worked miracles.
Jesus said we’d be able to do these works…
John 14:12… because I go unto my Father.
By which he meant not a change in location but his exaltation, his being seated at the right hand of the father, far above all principality and power and every name that is named both in this world and that which is to come; his being given a name above every name; his exaltation to the place of supreme authority in heaven and in earth. With that in the minds of his disciples, he turns to them and says:
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Whatever his disciples ask in his name he, as the great King over all the earth, will make it so.
It’s Demand Not Ask
We miss the importance of what Jesus is saying partly because the translation is off and partly because we have an incorrect picture of how Jesus did his works and how we, his disciples, his apprentices, are supposed to do his works.
When we read “whatsover ye shall ask in my name” the word “ask” makes us think that Jesus is talking about prayer, making a request, or petitioning God for something. The verse doesn’t mention who we are to ask, but we assume Jesus is telling us to ask God or maybe to ask Jesus himself.