Giving The Glory
Giving The Magnificence
Jesus’ ministry was to glorify God. The Holy Spirit’s ministry was to proclaim Jesus. To glorify means to honor as well as praise. Jesus’ message was to expose God’s Word to the “chosen.” The Holy Spirit’s message was to expose Jesus’ Word to the Believer. Jesus’ obedience to God’s Word brought honor and also praise to His Heavenly Daddy. The Holy Spirit brings glory as well as honor to Jesus by opening an understanding of words to the saints. When we speak, live, and display words, we honor not only Jesus yet God as well.
Christians are not validated by hearing the Word, however by accepting and also living words. There are a lot of Believers that have set themselves to listen to words, but have stopped working to really understand words. The Word is validated in the Believer with activity. God is not recognized by our attendance in a praise experience, however by our attention to words. To listen to words, and afterwards do nothing with the Word, does not bring magnificence to Him. To stand in a worship solution as well as praise the Lord, while falling short to live the Word throughout the week, does not bring splendor to God. What brings splendor to God is being a living example of Jesus.
Hrs prior to His dishonesty Jesus prayed, “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have actually completed the job which thou gavest me to do.” (John 17:4) Jesus’ whole life was around being obedient to God’s Word. Followers are asked to do no less.
At the Last Dinner, Jesus spent hours explaining what was mosting likely to take place in the lives of His devotees. Jesus informed them that they understood the method He was to go. Thomas spoke out and told Jesus that they did not know where He was going, and also exactly how could they recognize the means? (John 14:4, 5) Jesus stated that He was “The method, the reality, as well as the life; no man cometh unto the Papa however by me.” (John 14:6) He after that told them that if they had actually understood Him, they would certainly have known the Papa. Philip spoke up and claimed, “Program us the Father, as well as it will certainly suffice us.” Jesus reacted by stating to Philip that He had been with him all those years, and also yet he did not understand Him? (John 14: 8, 9) Prior to leaving the Upper Area for Gethsemane, the disciples declared their belief by asserting they thought that He came from God. Jesus then tested their confession with the simple concern, “Do you currently think?” In fact, He told them in simply a couple of hours they would certainly spread and leave Him alone to face His oppressors. (John 16:32).
After Jesus’ crucifixion, the genuine truth of their belief was confirmed by their concealing behind a secured door. Thomas would even doubt three days later that Jesus in fact climbed from the dead. (John 20:25) When Jesus showed up to them, He “… upbraided them with their rejection as well as firmness of heart …” (Mark 16:14).
One can pay attention to the Word, yet not actually listen to words. The evidence of our hearing is what we finish with words. Belief is action. Belief is obedience to the Word. Over 3 years the disciples walked as well as spoke with Jesus, yet through their lack of understanding failed to absolutely understand the Truth. It was not until they were full of the Holy Spirit that Belief brought to life activity. We may know the address of a Bible, yet until we understand how to attend to the Word, we have actually restricted our spiritual walk.