In Old Testament times, people had to speak to God through a priest, and then, only with an offering, or sacrifice. After Jesus came as the sacrifice, for not only our own personal sins, but the sins of the world, we are able to speak directly to the Father, through the blood of Christ.
Many people and religions today, point people to a priest as their way to speak to God. That is not what Jesus is telling us, He tells us that, WE, will ask the Father, in His name, and because of Him the Father will answer us.
We as believers have to stop relying on man, and start relying on the Word to show us how we are to live. Today, tonight, this weekend, sit down and speak to God, speak to Him in a way that you would a friend, or your own Father. He is waiting to hear from you.
25 “I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father. 26 Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, 27 for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God. 28 Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father.”
29 Then his disciples said, “At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively. 30 Now we understand that you know everything, and there’s no need to question you. From this we believe that you came from God.”
31 Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe? 32 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. 33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”