For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. 5,6
THE FATHERS SON
23b Truly, truly, I say to
you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to
you. 24 "Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you
will receive, so that your joy may be made full. 25 "These things I have
spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no
longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of
the Father. 26 "In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to
you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father
Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I
came forth from the Father. 28 "I came forth from the Father and have
come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the
If we have understood this, then we will also understand how important it is what is being preached. And we know that faith comes by hearing – and then again; not only anything, but the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17).
God sais in His Word that He has given Jesus Christ in your place, as a perfect salvation for you. - There is only one condition, one demand – yes, it is a demand and a condition, but what is it? That you are a human being! That must have been hard to fulfill?
Grace, grace – we so often say, but who can grasp that? Undeserved by grace! It really is enough that you are just a human being, so it is about you. It does not question what kind of a person – like the law does. The Gospel says: “- and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.” (1 Joh. 2:2)
By the time you realize this – that it is
already given to you in Him, you will also fully take part in it. And
then you see that the Word speaks about incredible things. You shall
walk freely in and out to the Father, as a child in his father’s house,
because Jesus always lives at the throne of God, as the One who is
wounded for our transgressions.
Jesus intercedes in prayer for you, but never look at it like Jesus always has to ask for forgiveness for you over and over again. As if God had to be reconciled again and again, every day over again. No, the victory of reconciliation was made once and for all, by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the wooden cross. On the cross of Golgotha, Jesus was interceding for you, once and for all! That is what God sees. The Word does not tell us that God shall be reconciled, but that He is!
What He Himself brought forth and laid on
the heavenly altar, was made by the blood of the Lamb. When God’s eyes
fell on it, He no longer saw sin in you. There is no need to add
anything to what is already there.
Jesus sais something peculiar here, if
you think about the common Christian perception: “And I do not say to
you that I will request of the Father on your behalf” (v.26b). “And,
not?” No, because as we already mentioned, He has already done that.
“No,” He says, “For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved
Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.” (v.27).
Maybe it is time to start crying out to
Him for light - the light of salvation. Maybe it is time to start
seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first, above all the
rubbish in this world, which you will have to leave one day.
Jesus sais a couple of things we need to
take notice of: “So take care how you listen.”(Luke 8:18). And :
“Remember Lot's wife!” (Luke 17:32).
Listen to what He - our good God says:
“Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” (v.24b).
Ask, and you shall receive!
The road up is free, remember that whenever you pray.
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