Jesus emphasized that “the Father loves the Son” (John 3:35; John 5:20). If the Father loves the Son, the Father will do what He asks.
With the Son as your Representative, you know your case will be heard.
Don’t try to do business with the Father without the name of Jesus, because His name is the key to heaven. Jesus didn’t say to bring a list of saints to the Father when you pray. Why would we want their help when we have the Son? Martha, Mary, Luke, Bartholomew, John, James, and others were faithful believers. Yet when Peter encountered the man at the gate Beautiful, he healed him in the name of Jesus, not in the name of the believers. He said, in effect, “All I have is a name, the name, and I’m about to do business with heaven. The Father is working, and I see you healed already. Therefore, I will bring to earth what I see in heaven, but I must do it through the legal channel.” (See Acts 3:1–8.)
Jesus is the sole legal channel to the Father. If we want to do business with the Father, we must come in Jesus’ name alone. “There is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Our laws say that only the person whose name is on the document as power of attorney can legally give representation.
According to God’s Word, Jesus is the only one who can speak for you: “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
Father, thank You for the name of Your Son, the key that opens the gates of heaven to You. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Thought: Jesus is our only legal channel to the Father.
Reading: Job 3–4; Acts 7:44–60
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)