I made known your Name (Father) to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me and Your Word they have held to firmly. John 17:6 Kenneth Wuest Translation
It’s powerful to know that you were (and still are through Christ) God the Father’s. In that scripture Jesus says, “They were Yours and You gave them to Me.” You need to understand the power of that single statement before we move on. You belonged to God. You WERE God’s and He turned around and then gave you to Jesus. Understand and believe these three things.
- God the Father does not have trash.
- God the Father does not keep trash.
- God the Father does not make trash.
The Father made you. You have a very high intrinsic value. Poppa is the GREATEST GIVER there is. He does not give cheap gifts. It’s not in His nature and its not Who He is or what He does. If you want to see what kind of gifts Poppa gives just look at Jesus, a priceless Gift given to us. We know God the Father has given us Jesus but what a lot of believers do not know is that Poppa gave YOU to Jesus as a permanent gift. This is mentioned twice in the book of John. The Kenneth Wuest Translation is a direct translation from the actual Greek.
Father, that which you have given Me as a permanent gift, I desire that where I am, also those might be with Me,…. John 17:24 Kenneth Wuest Translation
And I give to them life eternal. And they shall positively not perish, never. And no one will snatch them by force out of My Hand. My Father Who gave them to Me as a permanent gift is greater than all. John 10-27-29 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Do you know how precious you have to be for Poppa to give you as a permanent gift? Jesus was given to us as a permanent gift so the Father must see you as valuable as Jesus. He sees you in and through Jesus. To the Father there is no difference between you and Jesus. Don’t take my word for it take The Word for it.
And as for Myself, the glory which You have given Me, I have given them, in order that they might be one even as We are One, I in them and You in Me, in order that they, having been brought to the state of completeness with respect to Oneness, may persist in that state of completeness, to the end that the world might be understanding that You sent Me on a mission and that you loved them even as You loved Me. John 17:22-23 Kenneth Wuest Translation
God the Father loves you just as much as He loves Jesus. That is what The Word just said. You are valuable to The Father. A good Dad if he can afford it does not give his children cheap gifts. He gives them the best he can afford. Poppa can afford everything and anything and He gave His best when He gave Jesus and anything less is a lesser gift than Jesus. So your healing is a lesser gift, prosperity is a lesser gift than Jesus. The Word of God says, “how shall He not with Him (Jesus) FREELY give us ALL THINGS! Never doubt your value to The Father or to Jesus. Jesus received you as a gift from His Father and He values you. If Jesus values you, who else do you need? YOU ARE A GIFT!! A PERMANENT GIFT!!! Rest in that truth and smile all year!!!!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom