As we dig deep and lay our house upon the Rock, we have uncovered a vein of gold. We are adding to the Son’s faith inside of us. Part of the Son’s belief system is this new commandment found in Christ’s words: “He that has seen Me has seen the Father…It is the Father that dwells in Me that does the miracles…Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me…He that believes in Me [that the Father dwells within Him] will do the same miracles that I do and greater works…” (John 14:9-12). The words “believe” and “faith” are translated from the same Greek word.
Clues to Performing Miracles
Christ is promising us that we will do greater works than what He had done! His promise is with this stipulation: “Believe that the Father is in Him.” In the very next breath, Christ gives us cryptic clues on how to turn His promise into the power to do these miracles.
On first glance they seem incongruous with the previous flow. “And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (14:13-14). He is saying, He who believes on Me the way I just explained in 14:11, they will do what I have been doing. What a promise! His thoughts go from “believing that the Father is in Him” to “asking in His name.” So we have got to ask Him for the power—after we get all of the concepts lined up correctly and in a row.
First, we must ask Him for the power to do a miracle, not command or demand of Him. We must humbly ask Him, and we must ask in His name.
To “ask in His name” we must know what His Hebrew name means. The Son of God’s Hebrew name is Yahshua. Some spell it Yehoshua. It is the identical name of the patriarch Joshua the son of Nun. In two obvious references to Joshua, the KJV translators put the name “Jesus,” from the Latin Iesus (Acts 7:45; Heb. 4:8). “Yahshua” means “YAH IS SAVIOR.” This agrees with the prophets: “I, even I am the LORD [Yahweh]; and beside Me there is no savior” (Isa. 43:11; Hos. 13:4). The meaning of His name testifies that the Father Yahweh was and is in the Son. Christ did say that He came in His Father’s name and that it was Yahweh doing all of the mighty works by his hands.
Three Concepts to Get Straightened Out
Consequently, we must get three things cleared up—the Oneness of the Godhead, Christ’s Hebrew Name, and asking in that name.
It all starts with one of Christ’s New Commandments. He commands us to believe that He is in the Father and that the Father is in Him. That is a command. If we obey this command, then He will give us the Spirit of Truth to dwell/abide/remain in us. Also, He promises that we will do the same works and miracles that He did—and even greater works.
And then He tells us how to do it. Ask in my name, which is Yahshua, which means the same thing that I am commanding you to believe: that Yahweh, the Father, dwells within the Son, and that He, in the Spirit of Truth, now dwells and remains in you! Wow!
We are to ask in Christ’s Hebrew name Yahshua, with the understanding of its meaning. And He promised that “whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (Jn. 14:13).
How Do We Ask in His Name?
If we ask anything that comes under what His name means; if we ask anything that glorifies His name; if we ask anything that trusts in the promises contained in the meaning of His name; if we ask anything that honors the meaning of the Savior’s name—then He “will do it” (John 14:14). It is all about Him. When we grow to the point of not besmirching the purity of His love for us and others, then His love will flow down and through us to others. Kenneth Wayne Hancock
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