13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
In the verse right before this Jesus had declared that those who believe in Him could do what He Himself had done. In the above two verses many think this is referring to making a request to God, but in fact that is not what these verses actually say. The word “ask” means to make a demand. In John 16:23-24 Jesus teaches us about asking the Father in prayer for answers we need. Here in John 14, He is revealing how we can do what He did.
We are not making a demand of Jesus nor the Father for anything, as these scriptures do not say anything about directing this demand to them. When you look at Jesus’ example of what He did, He never prayed to the Father when dealing with the works of satan. Jesus simply used His authority and demanded change. He demanded sickness and disease to go. He demanded demons to leave. When it comes to dealing with the works of satan you don’t pray to the Father, you use your God-given authority and demand it to go.
We do so by using the name of Jesus. Notice Jesus said whatever you demand in my name, I will do it. When you use the name of Jesus and demand the works of our enemy to go, it’s the same as if Jesus is right there Himself, and therefore it will be done. What God has already done for us through Christ we don’t ask Him to do. We go and enforce His victory by demanding the works of satan have to go in Jesus name, for His name is above every name.