Praying With Authority Martin Boardman
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my Name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my Name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete – John 16:23-24 (NIV).
When we see the flashing lights of a police car behind us, we pull over to the side of the road and await the officer approaching the vehicle to ask for our license and registration. We comply because we know that the officer has the authority to do that. The officer cannot do that when they are off duty or when driving their own car. They can only stop us because of the authority of their badge.
Similarly, as Messianic believers, we carry a badge of authority in prayer because we belong to Yeshua. We have His badge and His authority. As we accept Yeshua as Lord, we are adopted by the Father through the justifying work of the Spirit, who allows us to cry out “Abba Father.” (Rom 8:15 and Gal 4:6) As adopted children of God, we therefore can come to Him at any time.
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