If Jn 16:23 is a word for today, then anyone could ask God for anything, believing Yeshua is the Messiah & God will give the person whatever he or she asks for, but that doesn’t happen. A lot of what Christ said to the disciples was only for the disciples & no one else.
Jn 16:23 Truly, truly, I say to you, if you [the disciples] ask the Father for anything in my name, He will give it to you.
First off, the statement “in my name”, or “in his name” in the New Testament is referring to believing Yeshua is the Messiah, it is not referring to believing in the name “Yeshua.”
2nd, the letter “J” didn’t exist during the time of the Apostles, therefore they never said the name “Jesus”, so the teaching that says, “if you ask for anything in the name of Jesus, God will give it to you” is false.
3rd, there is more than one person named “Yeshua” in the Bible, so “Yeshua” can’t be the name that is above every name that God gave His Son. The name that is above every name that God gave His Son, is the name “Christ” or “Messiah”, the name of Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ), that’s what Phil 2:10 says.
Matt 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ
Phil 2:9 For this reason also, God highly exalted him [Yeshua], and bestowed on Yeshua the name which is above every name,
Phil 2:10 so that at the name of Yeshua [the name of Yeshua is Christ (the Messiah)] every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Phil 2:11 and that every tongue will confess that Yeshua Christ (the Messiah) is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
So, when Yeshua says, “if you ask for anything in my name”, he is saying, “if you ask for anything believing I am the Messiah, then God will give you what you ask for”, now that word was for only the disciples, it’s clear that that word was for the disciples because there are many prayers that are prayed believing Yeshua is the Messiah and those prayers are not answered because they are not according to God’s will.
After Christ was resurrected, the author of 1 Jn said why God answers prayer, 1 Jn proves the truth that no one has to say the name “Jesus” or the name “Yeshua” for God to answer prayer.
1 Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that, if we ask any thing according to His [God’s] will, He heareth us:
1 Jn 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
The teaching that says, “you have to pray in the name of Jesus, or the name of Yeshua, for God to answer prayer” is false.
The truth is, anyone that asks God for anything that is according to God’s will, the person will receive what he or she asks for.