To avoid getting an answer from Messiah that says, “I never knew you: depart from me, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY”, AFTER posing these following questions (All in context:
“Have we not prophesied IN THY NAME?”
“And IN THY NAME have cast out demons?”
“And IN THY NAME done many wonderful works?” Mattityahu (Matthew) 7: 22-23
Is to CLOSELY EXAMIN the words of Yochanan (John) 16: 23 – 24 where YaHUShA (((advises))) His followers; “Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father IN MY NAME He shall give you. UNTIL NOW YOU HAVE ASK NAUGHT IN MY NAME. Ask, and you shall receive, in order that your joy might be complete.”
So in the minds of Christians and Messianic’s alike, this statement of “IN MY NAME” proves that all one needs to do is ask the father by evoking the name “Jesus Christ” and to Messianic’s by evoking the earthly name of Messiah, “YaHUShA haMaciach” and anything can be received, or the works of baptism, the casting out demons and other such works and signs. What generally is ignored in the above cited verse from Yochanan is the very next statement which reads;
“(((THESE WORDS))) I have spoken to you in FIGURE OF SPEECH, but an hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in FIGURE OF SPEECH, BUT I SHALL DECLARE [whom?] THE FATHER PLAINLY TO YOU (((IN THAT DAY))) YOU SHALL ASK [what?] IN MY NAME,…”
This was a teaching meant to be understood “in figure of speech”. The question must stand, “what did YaHUShA mean when He FIGURELY said, ‘IN MY NAME’?” It was only since Messiah had made known the Name of the Father i.e. “declared the Father plainly to you” that they could ask IN THY NAME. And this is clearly understood once Yochanan 17: 6 is brought to our attention. Sha’ul make this remarkable statement by saying: “Who (YaHUShA) being the brightness of His (Father’s) GLORY, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: Being made so much better than the messengers, as He has by INHERITANCE obtained a MORE EXCELLENT NAME THAN THEY.” Ibrim (Hebrews) 1: 3-4 Through these words Sha’ul made known this SACRED MYSTERY which is also found in Hazon (Revelations) 3: 12 that states; “He who overcomes, I shall make him a supporting post in the Dwelling of MY ELaHYM, and he shall by no means go out. And I shall write on him THE NAME OF MY ELaHYM, and THE NAME of the CITY OF MY ELaHYM, the renewed Yerushalayim, which comes down out of heaven from MY ELaHYM, AND MY RENEWED NAME.”
Many people regard the earthly name of Messiah called YaHUShA as that INHERITED NAME yet Scripture clearly refer to His INHERITED Name as that of “MY ELaHYM” who was and will always be “YaHUaH” and Daniel 9: 18 and 19 confirms even further that the “CITY OF MY ELaHYM” is called YaHUaH and not YaHUShA! Case closed, signed, sealed and delivered by Messiah Himself when He prayed TO THE FATHER (Yochanan 17: 11) and said, “guard them (((IN YOUR NAME))), WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME…” Therefore the Psalms is in perfect harmony when they wrote: “O YaHUaH our Master, how excellent is YOUR NAME in all the earth! who has set Your GLORY above the heavens.” Tehillim (Psalms) 8:1 So it stands to reason that His “glory above the heavens” is that very NAME YaHUaH!
And so many people do the works of baptism, the casting out demons and other such works and signs in the earthly name of Messiah, yet Messiah refer to such works in Mattiyahu 7:22-23 as “works of iniquity” but why? Because it is contrarily to the Torah! (See Yshayahu 8:20) The Torah states that “the prophet who presumes to speak a word IN MY NAME, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks IN THE NAME OF OTHER MIGHTY ONES [anything other than YaHUaH], even that prophet shall die.”Debarim (Deuteronomy) 18: 20
Therefore, Messiah directed ALL prayers to the Father and his own words testify to the fact that his works (signs, healings, casting out demons, and so forth) were done in the FATHER’S NAME, not in a name he held separate to the Father. He said: “I told you and you believe not, THE WORKS WHICH I DO (((IN THE NAME OF MY FATHER))) (((these))) bear witness of Me.”Yohanan (John) 10:25 So it stands to reason that the only works that bear witness of Him is those done in the name of YaHUaH! Sha’ul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Messiah.”Qorintiyim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 11: 1
So if you are going to imitate Messiah then the works of baptism, the casting out demons and other such works and signs better be done IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER. Many people will be told to depart from Him merely because they didn’t rely on the Set Apart Spirit to open their understanding to the message IN FIGURE OF SPEECH! “In the Name of Messiah” or “In the Name of YaHUShA” is merely a style of rhetoric, where the use of one name (Messiah’s earthly Name) refer to another name belonging to the same person, and this is called “metonymy.” Messiah’s earthly Name was merely prophetic which means “YaHU – Saviour” the only one that saves (see my note “Who is taking possession of the gracious gift of inheritance?”)
In closing, for almost 490 days, the disciple’s had walked with Messiah, and yet Messiah is telling them, “until now you have asked naught IN MY NAME” as so many of you also! But since the “key of knowledge”(Luke 11:52)(see https://yahuah.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/reinstating-the-key-of-knowledge/ ) has been given to you, “IN THAT DAY” – truly you shall ask in His Name and you shall receive, in order that your joy might be completed. HalleluYAH!