Psalm 37:1-18; Hab. 3:1-10(11-15); Phil. 3:12-21; John 17:1-8
In the Scriptures, we are called to be one with the Father and the Son, one in the body of Christ (The Church). Christ, speaking to the apostles, instructs them to be one:
Be ye therefore one, even as My Father and I are one.
In reading John 17: 1-11, Jesus prays for his disciples: I have manifested thy name unto the men thou hast given me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me, and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou has given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have receive and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they believed that thou didst send me.
Jesus, who is one with Father, gives thanks to the Father for giving him men, that the Father had drawn to himself (None shall come to me save the Father draws them to me). These men could be taught by Jesus because they knew Jesus was the true Son of God when Jesus spoke the Father’s words.
Truly desiring a place in the Kingdom of the Heavenly Father, we must come individually to Jesus in the spirit, be willing to surrender our selfness; hearing through the spirit, communing one on one with Christ, having oneness with God (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) and all who are in the “Body of Christ.”
Posted on Thu, February 18, 2010
by Lenten Meditations filed under