THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
Scripture: John 17:20-21
John 17:20-21 are absolute proof of this relationship being a goal. “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their ward;, that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” It is obvious here that Jesus was praying that we would develop the same relationship with the Father that He had. The purpose was to generate works demonstrating His Lordship. Jesus revealed the secret of His ministry. The demonstration of works follow the relationship. Once we develop our relationship the outcome will be an unfolding of God’s works through us, which will eventually include the greater works that will gloriously one day wind up the age. Why are there greater works? Because anytime in Scripture we have people who are full of God encountering people who are full of the devil we have fireworks or significant conflict. The Sanhedrin commanded the apostles, ’Don’t pray in Jesus’ name.’ The early church prayed Psalm 2. God answered them with boldness, healing and death! The Holy Spirit did the works. He healed, He killed and He delivered! The disciples were the vehicles. Jeremiah 5:14 NIV says, “I will make My words in your mouth a fire, and these people the wood it consumes.” God anoints with fire! If we develop the same relationship with the Father that Jesus had, fireworks are inevitable. The greatest display of fireworks in the history of man unfolds at the end of the age as outlined in the book of Revelation. Praying in the Spirit has been known to light fires and release power!