Friday’s Favorite

 John 17: 1-5 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,  as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.  I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”  NKJV

In John 17, the first 5 verses our Lord Jesus Christ prayed as a man and as the Mediator of His people.   Yet He spoke with majesty and authority, as One with and equal to the Father.  Eternal life could not be given to believers unless Christ both glorified the Father, and was glorified of Him.  This is the sinner’s way to eternal life, and when this knowledge shall be made perfect, holiness and happiness (true joy) will be fully experienced.  The holiness and joy of the redeemed, are especially that glory of Christ, and of his Father, which was the joy set before him, for which he endured the cross and despised the shame; this glory was the end of the sorrow of His soul, and in obtaining it He was fully satisfied. Thus we are taught that our glorifying God is needed as an evidence of our relationship with Christ, through whom eternal life is God’s free gift.

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Author: Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

2 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorite”

  1. >> “Thus we are taught that our glorifying God is needed as an evidence of our relationship with Christ, through whom eternal life is God’s free gift”

    IF we crucified with Christ, IF we are raised with Him to new life, IF Christ indwells us and our life is hid with Him in God . . . we WILL glorify our God. The world will SEE the difference that He makes.

    Makes me think of that old saying: “If I was arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict me?”

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