Yeshua said, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son”. (John 14: 12-13).
What were the works Yeshua had been doing? “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” (Acts 10: 38). “…The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” (1 John 3: 8). He was destroying the works and power of the devil. We see Yeshua’s deeds: healing sickness, casting out demons, preaching good news, teaching kingdom truth, restoring what the enemy has stolen, “to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” (Isaiah 42: 7).
What does it mean when He says, “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it?” It means that there are too many good things to name specifically which destroy the devil’s work. Do we actually believe these word’s of Yeshua? I was minding my own business when an evil suggestion popped into my thoughts. The battlefield is in our minds. Mindful of His admonition, I asked in the name of Yeshua to crush Satan’s head, to silence him, to send him to the pit, and cause him to flee from me. Then, I saw that the Lord is our victory, that the battle and victory belong to Him. When we try to defend ourselves we see how weak we truly are, but when we ask in the name of Yeshua to defeat the enemy, He does it.
Praise God for all his wonderful acts toward men. “The Lord will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” (Isaiah 42: 13).