Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John
Several years ago a 16 year-old boy from Norway decided to try to make a phone call to the President of the United States of America Access. The
teenager’s name is Vifill Atlason. He wanted to call
President George W. Bush, to chat with him, to invite him to Iceland, and just to see what the president would say.
Atlason pretended to be the president of Iceland. He was reprised when his initial call went to a security office to be screened by various officials.
They asked him a series of personal questions in an attempt to verify his identification as the president of Iceland, including the Icelandic president’s
date of birth, hometown, and even the names of his parents.
"It was like passing through checkpoints," Atlason said. The checkpoints proved one too many—the
teen never made it through to the president. He was later taken from his home for questioning by local police. No charges were filed.
But he didn’t
have access. Why? He had no standing.
Our access to God begins with a relationship with Jesus. Praying in His name means praying based on that relationship. Today, turn to Him alone and believe in
the truth of His Word, and come to Him on His terms.
Have a great day and keep moving forward!
Posted on 04/08/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under