MONDAY, APRIL 4
Scripture: John 12:26-28
Verses 26-28 state, “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. ‘Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.’” To see Jesus also means the crucifixion side of the cross has to be seen. For years and even generations the Victorious Christ has been ministered without any teaching or acknowledgement to the price paid to bring forth that level of authority and power. During the days of the “faith message” when the Word of God was being exalted and lifted up not many would share the cost or the price or the level of warfare that went with the ministry that they were bringing. Transparency allows people to see not only the victory but also the warfare that was sustained prior to it. To see Jesus we not only need to see His Hand moving to deliver but we need to see the price of walking with Him in waiting, patience, rejection, persecution and all the things that are mentioned that were part of His life. It is hard to build a big church talking about the cross, because most Christians do not want to hear it.