Giving The Glory
Providing The Glory
Jesus’ ministry was to glorify God. The Holy Spirit’s ministry was to glorify Jesus. To glorify means to recognize and also commend. Jesus’ message was to reveal God’s Word to the “picked.” The Holy Spirit’s message was to disclose Jesus’ Word to the Believer. Jesus’ obedience to God’s Word brought honor as well as praise to His Heavenly Dad. The Holy Spirit brings glory as well as honor to Jesus by opening up an understanding of words to the saints. When we talk, live, as well as display the Word, we recognize not only Jesus however God too.
Christians are not justified by hearing the Word, but by approving and living words. There are a lot of Believers that have set themselves to listen to the Word, however have stopped working to in fact comprehend words. The Word is verified in the Believer through activity. God is not honored by our attendance in a praise experience, but by our interest to the Word. To hear the Word, and afterwards do nothing with the Word, does not bring glory to Him. To stand in a praise solution and also applaud the Lord, while failing to live the Word throughout the week, does not bring magnificence to God. What brings glory to God is being a living instance of Jesus.
Hrs before His dishonesty Jesus prayed, “I have pietistic 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 much less.
At the Last Dinner, Jesus invested hours explaining what was mosting likely to happen in the lives of His disciples. Jesus informed them that they were aware of the means He was to go. Thomas spoke up and also told Jesus that they did not know where He was going, and also how could they know the way? (John 14:4, 5) Jesus claimed that He was “The means, the truth, and the life; no guy cometh unto the Papa but by me.” (John 14:6) He then told them that if they had actually really understood Him, they would have understood the Dad. Philip spoke up as well as stated, “Program us the Father, and also it will suffice us.” Jesus responded by stating to Philip that He had been with him all those years, and yet he did not know Him? (John 14: 8, 9) Prior to leaving the Upper Space for Gethsemane, the adherents reaffirmed their belief by claiming they believed that He originated from God. Jesus after that tested their confession with the basic inquiry, “Do you now think?” In fact, He told them in just a few hrs they would certainly scatter as well as leave Him alone to encounter His oppressors. (John 16:32).
After Jesus’ crucifixion, the actual reality of their belief was evidenced by their hiding behind a secured door. Thomas would also doubt three days later that Jesus actually rose from the dead. (John 20:25) When Jesus appeared to them, He “… upbraided them with their mistrust and also hardness of heart …” (Mark 16:14).
One can listen to words, however not really listen to words. The evidence of our hearing is what we do with the Word. Idea is action. Faith is obedience to words. Over three years the devotees walked and talked with Jesus, yet with their absence of understanding fell short to absolutely grasp the Truth. It was not up until they were loaded with the Holy Spirit that Belief brought to life activity. We might know the address of a Scripture, yet till we understand exactly how to address the Word, we have limited our spiritual stroll.