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D. “Agree,” “Agreed,” and “Agreeing” – Definition – Part 2-1c-1: In John Chapter 14, Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure. If you look at what Jesus said BEFORE He said "And whatsoever ye ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son" (biblegateway.com - 1599 Geneva Bible - GNV) in verse 13 of John Chapter 14, you will get the FULL understanding of what Jesus was saying! Jesus was continuing with the answer to Philip's question in verse 8, "…Lord show us the Father…" Jesus begins His response in verse 9 and continued on until He begin to answer Judas' question in verse 22.
Let's look at verses 11-12 of John Chapter 14:
"11 Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me: at the least, believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he shall do also, and greater than these shall he do: for I go unto my Father" (biblegateway.com - 1599 Geneva Bible - GNV).
Jesus is telling Philip, if you don't believe Me, believe the works I have done - I and the Father are one, I am not speaking of Myself but the Father in Me does the work because we are one. The ones who believe in Me will do the works I do, even greater works will they do; if they believe in Me. Why? Because Jesus is going to His Father (paraphrasing verses 10-12).
Then Jesus says in verses 13-14:
"13 And whatsoever ye ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask anything in my Name, I will do it"(biblegateway.com - 1599 Geneva Bible - GNV - underline added by me).
Jesus is NOT saying here that EVERYTHING we ask for in His name we will receive! Jesus is talking about praying for things that will glorify God and He knows that God will be glorified once His will is done! God's will is accomplished through the works He give us to do; His plan for our lives! I am not talking about working for our salvation, I am talking about our calling, our assignment which God has told us to do and equipped us to do such as laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead, etc. These are the "works" Jesus was talking about and He has given us His power in Luke 10:19 to do just that - and that is what Jesus meant when He said in verse 14 "If ye shall ask anything in my Name, I will do it" - Jesus will do whatever glorifies the Father!!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks
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