The Glory – Part Four

The glory of description here is unlike glory of any other kind or level.


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.


We continue today delving into the glory of which Jesus spoke I our Text for Today.  Take a moment and read it again.  This should be one of the trumpet calls for the believer to rise up and be who the Lord desires him/her to be.  The “glory” that Father gave to Jesus, the “glory as of the only begotten of the Father,” is the SAME “glory” that Jesus in turn gave to His disciples.  And if you are a child of God, having been born again into the family of God, too, are called, and rightfully so, a disciple of Christ.

Once again I call upon you to prayerfully consider this awesomely powerful declaration of our Lord.  As a disciple of Christ, you have had gifted to you the very same glory that Father gave Jesus that is described as the “glory as of the only begotten of the Father.”  And reading just a bit further in John 1:14, we see the content of that glory set forth.  That glory, the “glory as of the only begotten of the Father” is “full of grace and truth.”  Look at it again.  That “glory” if “full.”  And that fullness is “grace and truth.”  When something is “full,” there is no room for anything else.  So, once again I offer you this consideration.  They “glory” that Jesus has give you is “full” of “grace and truth,” leaving room for nothing else; ONLY “grace and truth.”

Now for that FULLNESS to be manifest, we must understand that the “truth” to which it refers is the Word of God.  That “glory” if filled to its fullest with the Word of God, the Word that is settled forever in heaven, the Word by which Father is upholding all things, the Word that was in the beginning with Father, the Word that became flesh.  And that “glory” is likewise filled to its fullest with “grace,” the grace by which we are saved through faith, the grace that is His throne to which we come boldly, that grace that makes us what is lacking in us so our faith works in its fullest as He would desire it.  That, my friend, is the “glory” that Jesus has given us.  Believe it, receive it, act on it, live in it, and allow it to permeate you and all that is under your authority as a child of God.  

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