Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world”
On the eve of His crucifixion, towards the close of His great priestly prayer to His Abba Father, Jesus expressed His Own “desire,” that all that the Father had given Him, which includes us, would “be with Me where I am.”
When you and I minister unto the Lord, we are being with Him where He is, with Jesus our High Priest in the presence of our Abba Father by the Holy Spirit temple within us.
So, I hope you can clearly see how we, of our own free will response and understanding, are actually answering Jesus’ prayer, as far as our own lives are concerned when, as priests to our God, we are continually entering His presence and saying “Yes, Lord we have come to be with You.”
A dedicated priesthood to God shows respect to Jesus Christ, for we have come to be with Him where He is. We care more about our Savior’s prayer being answered for us, to “be with Me where I am,” than even about our own requests.
Besides, our own requests are best expressed when in the acknowledged light of His presence, ministering to our Lord, in His favor, before His throne of grace.
“Be with Me where I am.” This is our “with Me” reward spoken of when Jesus said “Behold, I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me” (Revelation 22:12).
While many, and perhaps most, may seem content to leave this promise for a future only fulfillment, I definitely see God coming quickly to us, at the moment of our new birth, and filling us with the reward of His “with Me” presence.
And, let’s face it, we really need Christ, in all of His present fullness and Headship over His own body, now.
Let’s put these two scriptures together, as ministers in God’s presence. First, let’s look again at Jesus saying “I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see my glory which You have given Me.” Now, receive these words from Paul, “God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shown in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
This is so powerful! See the glory of God in the face of Christ “in our hearts.” This is definitely for our lives right now. Jesus Christ is definitely within us and we are blessed to minister to Him, receiving and seeing “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Let’s not leave God so far away when, in fact, He desires to be, and indeed is, so close.
Accept with joy this gift of “the light of the knowledge” so that you may see, right now in your heart, God’s glory in the face of Christ. How? “Be with Me where I am.” That’s how. Hallelujah!