By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
You walk down a dark alley and stop and bang on a metal door in the middle of a blank brick wall. An eye slide in the door opens and two angry eyes growl, “Wha. d’ ya want?” “Big Louie sent me.” The slide slams shut but the door opens wide and you’re in! Big Louie’s name has clout, but Big Louie’s name can’t get you into Heaven! Only the name of Jesus can! “For there is no other name given among men by which we must be saved.” There is no other name to whom one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord, but the name of Jesus! Jesus told us to pray in His name, to ask for our needs in His name. He didn’t say to pray to Peter, Paul, or His mother. He said to pray to the Father in My name! One of the last things He said to His disciples was, “All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth.” He is the boss, He is in charge, He can get things done. Why would you remotely think to go to anyone else? Whose name has more clout than Jesus? Again, what did He say to His disciples as they were walking toward the Mt. of Olives? “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive that your joy may be full.” You want to be blessed? Pray in Jesus’ name! You want people to be saved? Tell them to pray in Jesus’ name. You want your joy to be full? Ask in the name of Jesus! There are many saintly people throughout the ages whose names are worth remembering, but their names have no clout. Call on the name of Jesus! Big Louie’s name may get you in an alley back door, but only the name of Jesus will get you through the gates of Heaven!