“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ” – does this statement guarantee God’s answer to prayers?

Our brothers and sisters that belong to the Christian faith will always use this statement to frame the prayers they offer to the Creator and with the hope that such prayers will be acceptable to the Almighty God.

The actual antecedent to this practice was the promise supposedly given by the Son of God, Jesus Christ, to those who believed in Him and in His Father that sent Him to bring redemption and salvation to mankind. We read in the Bible that the Lord Jesus Christ [said] in this promise that the legitimate needs of those who believed in Him would always be met whenever they ask of these of His Father in His Name.

Let us take note that the promise was meant for those who truly, loyally and whole-heartedly believed in Him and lived their lives the way He had asked them to. We should also take note that professing the Saviour in public by mouth does not translate to living the Word that He brought. The two are not the same.

For example, someone who professes to be a follower of Christ and does not know how to show true love to his fellow-men or does not know how to be his brother’s keeper cannot in any way lay claim to this promise that Jesus gave.

When the Son of God gave the promise to His own that whatever they ask of His Father in His Name will be granted He used His promise to anchor their childlike faith in the love and benevolence of God and in the Word that He brought. For the faith that His teachings brought to life in those that believed in Him Jesus felt the obligation to protect that faith. Their faith was the first harvest of His work on earth over which He invoked the protection and blessing of His Father.

Anyone that will use those words of promise has the obligation to first ask himself whether he has the right faith in God and in His Word.

The promise does not work as a talisman.

Therefore it is important for us to know what made it expedient for Jesus to give the promise and what the human creature is supposed to make of the promise in his inner attitude.

Jesus, the Son of God, did not work out of human wisdom but out of Divine wisdom. We should bear this in mind at all times whenever we intend to take advantage of any of the many promises he gave while on earth.

 

The explanation given in this article is based on the author’s understanding of the Work “In The Light of Truth”, The Grail Message by Abd-ru-shin.
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