FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
Scripture: John 17:22-23
John 17:22-23 says, “And the glory which You gave me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” Jesus prayed the maturity of His relationship with the Father on us. He wanted us to participate in the same depth and quality of relationship that He and the Father had. As our relationship with the Father matures, the works of Christ follow, determined by God’s purpose. God’s works witness the reality of the relationship. The Spirit knows whether to heal or judge, to kill an ‘Ananias’ or resurrect a ‘Lazarus’! The Spirit knows what God has assigned and how to get us there. In John 5:19 Jesus said, “…the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do…” Relationship with God is simple, He speaks, we obey! We do not follow our head with its own personal thoughts, ambitions or our natural reasoning and logic. We must learn to move out of our heart! That is the only way that the nations are going to know that Jesus is real. Relationship opens the door to demonstrate God is real. The glory comes for fireworks. Are we getting prepared to handle the glory? It is obvious that Jesus prayed it on our life and gave it to us! Will we receive, will we wholeheartedly pursue relationship with our Father? Harvestiung the nations can only be assigned to those who know God intimately!