Whatever you ask in my name

by FLL Editorial Team

John 16:20-23

Jesus shows that sorrow brings forth joy, short sorrow infinite joy, by an example from nature: A woman when she is in labour has sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.

By this example He also intimates that He loosens the chains of death, and creates men anew. He does not say however that she should not have tribulation, but that she should not remember it; so great is the joy which follows. And so is it with the saints.

He says, And in that day, that is when I shall have risen again, you shall ask Me nothing, that is not say to Me, "Show us the Father", and, "Where do You go?" since you will know this by the teaching of the Holy Spirit; or, you shall ask Me nothing, i.e. not want Me for a Mediator to obtain your requests, as My name will be enough, if you only call upon that: "Amen, Amen, I say to you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it you". Wherein He shows His power; that neither seen, or asked, but named only to the Father, He will do miracles.

Do not think then, He said, that because for the future I shall not be with you, that you are therefore forsaken; for My name will be a still greater protection to you than My presence: Until now have you asked nothing in My Name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.