Saturday, September 5, 2009
DAY 17 - Jesus Loves You
Today’s Reading: John 17
(Please read John 17: 1 – 26 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
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“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” John 17: 22
Glory, Unity and Jesus are the three key words I heard from Jesus this morning.
John Stott told me when I first met him in 1991 that he thought John 17 is the most important chapter in the whole Bible. I didn’t understand at that time. But after these 18 years I have seen so many times that the major attack from the Deceiver is to turn Jesus prayer in John 17 around.
No matter in the relationship of a disciple with Jesus, with husband and wife, with parent and children and with leaders in churches, the Deceiver just wants to replace glory to shame, light to darkness, unity to separation and with Jesus to without Jesus.
That’s why Jesus prayed , “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” John 17: 15
What should we do to avoid this? Jesus told me this morning that the answer is in the whole chapter and especially in verses 17 and 26.
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17: 17
“I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17: 26
To be with Jesus by reading more and more of His Word is the way to do go to allow Jesus to continuing his work in you. And that His love may be in you to bring Glory, Unity and Jesus.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Teach me to listen to you through your Word daily that I may be in your love to glorify you Holy Name. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.