Jesus’ Name Meets Our Needs

Jesus' name meets our needs by myles munroe

June 21

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35). He is also the water of life: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37).

The attributes Jesus manifests reveal His glory and correspond to His people’s needs. He called Himself “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6) because He gives us spiritual life and access to the Father. He called Himself “the true vine” (John 15:1) because in Him we bear spiritual fruit.
To pray “in the name of Jesus,” we must pray based on the divine name that meets our particular need. If you know Jesus only as Savior, that’s probably all He will be to you. If you know Him only as Healer, that’s all He will be to you. Martha’s knowledge of Jesus was limited: when Jesus said her brother would rise again, she answered, in effect, “Someday in the future when God raises the dead, my brother will rise.” (See John 11:23–24.) Jesus replied, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (vv. 25–26, emphasis added). He was prompting Martha to call Him by the necessary name: Resurrection. “‘Yes, Lord,’ she told him, ‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son
of God, who was to come into the world’” (v. 27).
Her word of faith helped bring Jesus’ resurrection power into the family’s situation, and Lazarus’ life was restored.
Father, I long to know You and Your Son, Jesus, in all the ways You are revealed in Your Word. Teach me every name and characteristic that describes who You are to us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: We can pray based on the divine name that meets our need.
Reading: Esther 3–5; Acts 5:22–42
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)