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 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.  “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.  “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”    John 14:10-14

Most people mistakenly believe that JESUS’ passion was for the lost.  And though certainly Christ loves sinners; wept over us and died for us; the fact is, JESUS was obsessed with the Father.  His entire life on earth was spent saying and doing ONLY what He heard and saw the Father do (John 5:19). 

And in this discourse, JESUS was communicating the power which is available to believers who will follow His example of glorifying the Father.  How many times throughout the Gospels does JESUS say or imply that it is not about Him, but about the One who sent Me.  JESUS was the messenger and his ministry was pointing humans toward the One had the Master plan, if you will.  And once again here you hear Christ say, and I am paraphrasing, “Guys, these are not even my words.  I am not initiating this.  It is the FATHER living in me who does the WORKS.”  Of course what He was saying is that the Father’s invisible words spoken through His lips manifested into tangible works which everyone could then see.

 When JESUS said,  “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves…”  What he meant was, “How do you think I am doing all of this?”  “You think it’s me?”  I’m human just like you – BUT I AM CONNECTED!  So He says, “Come on then.”  “Believe that you can enjoy this same connection and I promise you the same results, even more!”   What?  Why more?  “Because I am going to the Father.”

We’ve got the Father and the Son in covenant commitment
declaring THEIR purpose through our lives and manifesting it
by the Holy Spirit living within us!  That, is a mouthful!  

But wait, here is the key to why we get whatever we ask in His Name…that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  JESUS insists that the same glory He brought the Father 2000 years ago through His life, we bring Him through our lives as well.  And what He is talking about is a Lifestyle!  Does not the world love to flaunt their lifestyles?  Whether it is a Beverly Hills lifestyle, or a South Beach lifestyle, a Rock Star or Celebrity/Pro Athlete lifestyle;  they are easy to spot.  Well, there is a Glorifying Father God Lifestyle and it rocks harder than anything on earth!  It manifests in Peace, Joy and Righteousness and abundance without sorrow.

Because sorrow only comes when our joy and confidence is in our stuff.  But when your joy and confidence is in the Father, you get to enjoy your stuff without fear of losing it.  It’s freeing just to say that isn’t it?

And just in case we still didn’t get it, JESUS wraps up his teaching with one simple sentence.  “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”  Wow!  there you have it, my friend.  What’s your purpose in life?  Make it glorifying the Father and whatever you ask is yours.  And don’t qualify your asking.  You’ll know the moment the request comes out if it glorifies Him.  Because you will have it.

You’re A Champion!