Jn. 8:28 π Jn. 15:15 π Jn. 17:21 π Jn. 17:22 π Jn. 17:23
Jn. 15:15 : “...for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known to you.” Jesus is our perfect pattern, yet many Christians are looking for power in spite of Jesus’ proclamation, “...Of Myself I can do nothing.” ( Jn. 8:28; top ) In this helpless state He raised the dead and became the Savior of the world. Jesus’ answer to power was His perfect relationship to the Father; He said He could do nothing outside the Father. To walk the Christian walk, even in deep sincerity, void of the Father's perfect leading, becomes a mixture that can hurt everyone. Many ministries have failed or have not reached the ultimate of God’s desire because there is a mixture of sincerity in conflict with what the Father really wanted. Are we willing to pray, “Lord, purge me of all doctrinal differences between You and me”? Or would we be willing to pray, “Lord, eliminate everything in me that hinders me from being as obedient as Jesus was”?
The powers of darkness know that if they can keep a mixture of truth and a mixture in our relationship with the Father, faith will eventually rely on human power.
Many Christian men have created their own gods and then ended up worshiping their own creation, which is their knowledge of doctrines and Scripture, apart from a relationship with the Father comparable to one Jesus had with the Father. In this state of mixture we are unable to see the necessity of total obedience to the limitations of being one with the Father. To these Christians, losing their reliance on reason and their human senses is inconceivable, because they never really see the all-sufficiency of the Father. This is the difference between man’s revival and a move of God, which is yet to come.
Jn. 17:21 : “That they all may be one as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” (top)
Jn. 17:22 : “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one even as We are one.” (top)
Jn. 17:23 : “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.” (top)
The Father loves us as much as He loves His own Son!
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