Welcome to Kenneth Copeland’s Devotional
Today Friday October 14, 2016
TOPIC: That Glorious Name
Key Verse: And
I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you may ask in My name [as
presenting all that I AM,] so that the Father may be glorified and
extolled in (through) the Son. – John 14:13, The Amplified Bible
Jesus’ Name. It’s more than a phrase we tack onto the end of our
prayers. All that God is and does is represented in the Name of Jesus.
The Amplified Bible says when you ask in His Name, you present your
requests to the Father on the basis of all that Jesus is. So you can
boldly expect to have those requests granted—not because you’re worthy,
but because He is!
What’s more, the Name of Jesus
carries authority over all other names. In Philippians 2:5-11, the
Apostle Paul tells us, “God also hath highly exalted him [Jesus], and
given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth.”
In spite of all the Word of
God has to say about the power of the Name of Jesus, most believers
don’t seem to put much stock in it. They’ll pray in the Name of Jesus,
then turn right around and say, “I sure hope God answers that prayer.”
They don’t realize that if they only had the faith to believe it, Jesus’
Name alone carries enough clout to guarantee their prayers will be
They even let religious slang rob them of the
power of using that Name. I’ve heard many a well-meaning believer end
his prayer with the phrase, “For Jesus’ sake.” But Jesus didn’t say to
pray for His sake. He said to pray in His Name.
to make that mistake myself. One night I was praying because I was
suffering from a stomachache. “Oh, for Jesus’ sake,” I prayed, “heal my
After I’d said that a few times, the Lord
spoke up on the inside of me. Wait a minute, He said, whose stomach is
hurting here, Mine or yours?
“Mine!” I answered.
Then He very plainly said, In that case, pray for your stomach’s sake, in My Name!
Name. Dig in to the Word and find out just how much power and authority
it really carries. Then use that power every time you pray. Stop hoping
God will answer and start expecting Him to cause every circumstance in
your life to bow its knee in honor of that glorious Name!
Scripture Reading: John 16:13-24