Jesus replied to them, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I can guarantee this truth: A single grain of wheat doesn’t produce anything unless it is planted in the ground and dies. If it dies, it will produce a lot of grain. Those who love their lives will destroy them, and those who hate their lives in this world will guard them for everlasting life. Those who serve me must follow me. My servants will be with me wherever I will be. If people serve me, the Father will honor them.
If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am.
“I will not leave you all alone. I will come back to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. You will live because I live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father and that you are in me and that I am in you. Whoever knows and obeys my commandments is the person who loves me. Those who love me will have my Father’s love, and I, too, will love them and show myself to them.”
Jesus is the Son of God.
He is the firstborn of many brethren.
Salvation is not possible unless Jesus died and rose again.
He was the perfect seed.
He was sown and died.
And because He died and rose again, the Holy Spirit was sent to invade the hearts of earthly men.
There is no life apart from Christ.
In Christ, we have the abundant life.
Unless the Holy Spirit awakens and empowers you, you will be in the dark, excluded from the life of God.
The Word of God is living and active.
Jesus calls us His brothers and sisters.
Those of us that do the will of the Father, that is.
We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing.
We can do the same things that Jesus did.
And we will do even greater things.
Think of it this way: before the resurrection, there was only one Son of God.
Now, there are many sons being brought to glory.
God multiplied Himself in us by having Jesus die on a cross and raise from the dead and ascend into Heaven.
How does that work?
Jesus only said and did what the Father told and showed Him.
That’s where we need to get to.
Our old approaches to ministry have failed because they were birthed out of the mind of man.
Everything man touches dies.
Everything God touches comes to life.
We live and breathe and have our existence in God.
Christ is poured out through us.
We must fully surrender to God’s guidance to be fruitful.
There is a constant temptation to think that we have the answers, the plans, the power.
God is the answer.
God has an eternal plan for salvation.
And all power has been given unto the Lord.
He is our King.
He acts through us.
When we empty ourselves of self, then we can be filled with Christ.
Our identity is an illusion.
We do not belong to ourselves.
We were purchased by the blood of Christ.
Have all your plans failed?
God’s got something better for you.
It’s called a life of faith.
What if you were part of a family business?
When you started each day, would you just go off and do your own thing?
Or would you meet with your Father and see what today’s plan was?
That’s how we’re supposed to live.
In constant communication with the Lord.
Sit at His feet and learn from Him.
You don’t have to have it all figured out.
Knowledge puffs up.
Pride goes before a fall.
We must humble ourselves and seek the will of the Lord in all that we do.
He is the builder of His Kingdom.
He is the builder of the Church.
Man is nothing in His eyes.
Who are you to counsel the Lord?
Yet, we have the mind of Christ.
Don’t ask God to bless your plans.
Ask God what His plans are and pray that they come to pass quickly.
Your Kingdom come.
Your will be done.
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Man is rebellious by nature.
The carnal nature is opposed to God because it can’t submit to God.
If you’re operating in your flesh, you will fail miserably.
If you’re operating in the divine nature, nothing can stand against.
We are vessels for God’s glory.
He is pouring out His Spirit on all flesh.
The blessing of Abraham is upon us.
⌊Christ paid the price⌋ so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to all the people of the world through Jesus Christ and we would receive the promised Spirit through faith.
God’s Holy Spirit is the down payment on our inheritance.
The Kingdom of God belongs to us.
Father in Heaven,
Thank You for sending Your only begotten Son to take our place on the Cross.
Thank You for the Holy Spirit, by which we are adopted into Your family.
Give us willing hearts to serve You wholeheartedly.
Remove every obstacle that gets in the way of our relationship with You.
May our fellowship and communion be pure and without end.
May we come to the place that You prepared for us.
May we see You face to face in Heaven.
Unashamed, because You live.
In the Name of Jesus we pray.