And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:22-23 KJV
I am sure that you have heard many a minster teach that, “God gets all the glory and you get none!!!” Well Jesus said you do get glory!!! So I would say that one of them either the preacher or Jesus is wrong and I am willing to wager it’s not Jesus. If you pay close attention to this verse, it actually tells you that you cannot be One with Jesus unless you have glory just like He does. Difficult to believe but true as it’s right there in The Word. But that is not our subject today. Let’s focus on the last part of the verses above. Jesus says something here that is crucial for every believer to know. What is that? That Poppa God LOVES YOU JUST AS MUCH AS HE LOVES JESUS!!!! Not less but just as much. Do you know how powerful that is? Do you know that all of Jesus’s confidence came out of His knowledge that His Father loved Him? This was one of the first things that The Father said to Jesus before He ever did one work, one miracle or anything else.
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17 KJV
Poppa loves you just as much as He loves Jesus. As a result of that love, everything available to Jesus is available to you because of the The Father’s love. You are joint heir with Jesus. Joint means equal. It does not mean that Jesus gets more and you get less. It means that everything Jesus gets you get. Everything Jesus has access to, you have access to. All the health and all the life and all the joy and all the protection that Jesus walked in while He was here on Earth and while He right now sits at the right hand of The Father is yours!!!! The Word declares that we are seated in Heavenly places WITH Christ Jesus. So don’t see The Father and Jesus as far away. See them through the eyes of The Word and faith as right there sitting next to you. Look to your left and say, “Poppa thank you for loving me and the love you loved me with and gave to me through the Holy Ghost I now and forever love You back with.” Always focus on The Father’s love for you and not on your love for Him. Why do I say that? Because we have a tendency to judge our love by how we feel or what we do or haven’t done. But Poppa’s not like that. He loves you BIG TIME and ALWAYS and His Love never fails, never gives up, never runs out of us even on our worst acting, tripping day. He stills says to you, “You are still my girl or boy and I love you and nothing you do OR don’t do can ever change that or change Me.” Now when you really think about that, YOU WILL LOVE POPPA!!!! And that is worth more than anything else in the universe because He said nothing shall separate us from His Love which is in and through Christ Jesus.
All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!