For the very glory You have given to Me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. You live fully in Me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that You have sent Me, for they will see that You love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for Me. John 17:22-23 TPT
I have given them the glory that you gave Me, that they be one as We are one – – I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me. John 17:22-23 NIV
I read these words and thought of how divided this world is and that it does not need to be so. There are some very powerful truths in God’s Word. If we are claiming to be God’s children then every verse, every word, every breath, of the Bible is ours to claim. With that thought in mind take a look at what He’s given us:
- Jesus gives us God’s Glory! Wow! Phill Tripp says this about God’s Glory – the glory of God isn’t defined in his Word; no, his glory is so grand that it splashes across every page of his book. And, the doctrine of God’s glory encompasses the greatness, beauty, and perfection of all that he is.
- We are one (unified) because of His glory in us.
- Jesus was talking about the rift between the Jews and His followers. He came to seek and save the lost no matter what their denomination.
- Jesus wants us to know how much we are loved by showing us that the relationship between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is ours.
We are unified because Christ lives in us. That ‘connection’ is unbreakable when we ask forgiveness for our sins and believe that Jesus is the One and Only Son of God and our personal Savior.
Click on the picture at the lift and worship with me. Oh, the Glory of His Presence.
Blessings to you and yours!
All scripture used in this post is connected to Bible Gateway.
The picture at the top is God’s Glory written in Arabic script.