The Glory – Part Two

He has bestowed His glory upon His Church.  Don’t argue with it, embrace it.

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John 17:22-23 – And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

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Today I continue to write to you about the Glory of the Lord.  It is a well-established and absolute truth that the glory Father gave Jesus, Jesus has given us.  But how can we Biblically and accurately describe that glory.  Well, let’s go to the Scriptures.  John1:14 clearly calls the glory that was given to Jesus “the glory as of the only begotten of the Father.”  Stop for a moment and read those words for yourself.  Go to the first chapter of John to assure my accuracy.  “The glory as of the only begotten of the Father.”  There is no question about it.  This is the glory that Father gave to Jesus.  When Jesus came, walked, ministered, taught, worked, and fulfilled all Father had given Him to do, He did so walking in the “glory as of the ONLY BEGOTTEN of the Father.”  Wow!  What an absolutely marvelous place in which Jesus walked.  Now people can say whatever they will, from whatever position they make take, but this truth still remains.  JESUS HAS GIVEN TO US THE SAME GLORY THAT FATHER GAVE TO HIM – THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER.

My friend, it is long past the time when every believer, every Christian, should rise up and take on his/her role as heir of God, joint-heir with Christ, ambassador of Christ, able minister of the New Covenant, intercessor, king, priest, and soldier (officer in the kingdom) of God’s army.  Stop living beneath the responsibility of an heir of God.  Rise up to the authority of a joint-heir with Christ.  Speak as an ambassador of heaven in full authority.  Stand forth as an able, fully equipped minister of the New Covenant.  Possess the altar as an intercessor who has full and complete access to come boldly before the throne of grace where mercy is always obtained, and grace abides for the finding.  Reign in this life as a king to whom the Master has given a kingdom.  Minister to the Lord as only an anointed priest can, abiding continually in His presence.  Go forth fully armed for the battles at hand, living in constant victory by faith.  All this is possible because Jesus did more than die for you; He bought you with payment in full, arose to seat you with Him in heavenly places, and GAVE YOU THE GLORY FATHER GAVE HIM – THE GLORY OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER.  Consider that, my friend, and abide in it. 

Manna for Today – John 17; John 1:1 & 14; Isaiah 60-61; Isaiah 42:1-9; Romans 6:4; Romans 8:11

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