September 16, 2018
JESUS even prayed before He left this earth –
“And I ask not only for these disciples,
but also for all those who will one day
believe in me through their message.
21 I pray for them all to be joined together as one[q]
even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one.
I pray for them to become one with us[r]
so that the world will recognize that you sent me.
22 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.[s]
23 You live fully in me and now I live fully in them
so that they will experience perfect unity,[t]
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.
the essence of the Gospel is this –
By God’s grace everything that Jesus deserved was GIVEN to us and everything we deserved was RECIEVED by Him.
Ephesians 1:3 The Passion Translation (TPT)
3 Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him[a] with all our hearts!
I am now a recipient of EVERYTHING Christ deserved because what He did was final and satisfactory to the Father.
Jesus didn’t just die FOR me but He took my place and died AS me!!!