Gospel of John [17:24-26]. The Lord's priestly prayer; part 46. Seated with Christ in order to behold His glory. Prayer
length: 59:27 - taught on Mar, 5 2015
Title: Gospel of John [17:24-26]. The Lord's priestly prayer; part 46. Seated with Christ in order to behold His glory. Prayer summary.
Although the Church has often failed in her mission, the Lord never fails. By means of His work He will present her blameless and spotless in all her glory.
EPH 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her;
EPH 5:26 that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
EPH 5:27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.
Husbands are exhorted to love their wives in this manner.
By the end of history all will have bowed to Him and will have confessed that He is Lord. This will glorify the Father.
Php 2:9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
Php 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
Php 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
"Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour. "Father, glorify Thy name."
Worshiping in the HS and beholding the glory of Jesus Christ results in a vote of no confidence in the flesh.
Php 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Php 3:2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
Php 3:3 for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh
The glory of those who oppose the person and work of Christ is their shame or disgrace.
Php 3:18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,
Php 3:19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
Php 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
Php 3:21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
In contrast, the believer's glory is the resurrected and exalted Christ.
God reveals His glory in supplying all our needs.
Php 4:19 And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
To see the glory of Christ is to see the glory of the Father.
HEB 1:3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.
It was appropriate that if the Trinity were going to provide justification that many sons would be brought into the sphere of His glory.
HEB 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
When we speak His word and serve in His strength we reveal the glory of God.
1PE 4:11 Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
We must remember that God does need us to glorify Him, but yet He gives us the opportunity to see His glory and reveal it, whether others notice it or not, and in this He is glorified.
Those believers who persevere in revealing His glory will receive a crown bearing that name.
1PE 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
If this passage does indicate, as some sound expositors do, that this crown is for the pastor only then we can substitute the crown of life or the crown of righteousness.
The kingdom of priests that is the Church will be reflections of the glory of Christ forever.
REV 1:5 To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood,
REV 1:6 and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Those who saw and revealed His glory in time will have the privilege of singing it or stating it directly to Him in eternity.
REV 4:10 the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
REV 4:11 "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created."
The marriage feast of the Lamb and His bride, the Church, reveals the glory of their permanent and eternal union.
REV 19:6 "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
REV 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."
The New Jerusalem, satellite city over the new earth, will be illumed by Christ's glory forever. Everyone who lives there will be enveloped with His illumined glory.
REV 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
REV 21:11 having the glory of God.
REV 21:23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.