“While I was with them in the world“
“Father, I will that they also…be with me where I am“
Jesus was still sitting at the table at the last supper with His disciples. He had not gone to the cross yet. He was still on the earth among them when he made these statements. Now look again at the bolded portions of the above verses. Do you see it? Jesus was living in another world when He made these statements. He said that He spoke nothing except that which He heard the Father say first (John 8:28 and 8:38 especially); He said He did nothing except that which He saw His Father do first (John 5:19). Have you ever thought “how did He hear these things ~ how did He see these things”? He lived, communed, listened, saw, learned (John 6:45), and yes worked (John 5:17) in the Spirit. Have you ever wondered about Jacob’s ladder in Genesis 28:12? Read it real quick. Sounds like the same ladder in John 1:51 doesn’t it? Well, sure it is!! What’s going on here? A direct pipeline to Heaven, a direct ministry to and from heaven. Brother’s and sister’s, this is life in the spirit. How bad do we really want this? Truth has a price tag on it, and there’s a price to pay (Prov. 23:23). Very few are willing to pay it though, because it’s a lonely road; it’s a broken road, and a place of great breaking. Great breaking!! A breaking of what you say? A breaking of your will. John said “It’s the Lord, It’s the Lord” and Peter jumped out of the boat and swam to the shore only to be confronted by the Lord on the shore of his own heart. I pray you will meditate deeply and thoroughly on what took place in Genesis 32:24-31 I love how it starts…”Jacob was left alone” and I love how it ends…”the sun rose upon him.”
Consecrated lives is what He’s after. Do you really know what consecration means?
The Basis of consecration is “God’s Purchase” (1 Cor. 6:20)
The Motive of consecration is the “Love of Christ” (2 Cor. 5:14)
The Meaning of consecration is “Sacrifice” (Romans 12:1)
The Purpose of consecration is “Service” (2 Cor. 5:14-15)
The Result of consecration is……………… a Heap of Ashes (a total abandonment of the future)
A yielded heart, a reverent heart, a changed heart is what He’s after brethren. My heart is overflowing towards you and for you. Let’s live in this place, in this reality. Let’s do what Hebrews (graduate school) 6:1 says. Let’s leave these elementary things that we’ve been walking in and go on unto perfection. See you on the front lines.