“And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24
What did Jesus mean when He said “in that day…”?
Well, He was telling His disciples that He would be going away.
He was going to Calvary, and He was going to die;
but He would be raised from the dead and ascend on high.
There, in heaven, He would sit down at His Father’s right hand;
and a new day–a New Covenant or Testament would become their brand.
He had met the needs of many and His disciples each day the same;
but when He was gone, they were to start praying to the Father in His Name.
That Name would take the place of Him personally doing God’s will–
Miracles, signs and wonders, through that Name would be available still.
That our joy may be full, Jesus said, “Ask, and you will receive” —
We are “IN” “In that day.” His power’s here, through those who believe!
P. A. Oltrogge
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.’
“So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.”
Mark 16:15-20 NKJV
This post was inspired by a devotional written by Kenneth E. Hagin, founder of Rhema Bible Training College, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.