The Work of God…

“Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”

Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”

So they said to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform?

“Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.’”

Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.

For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”

Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.

But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.

For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.””

John 6:26-40 (NASB)

“For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy” as the scripture says…

“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Revelation 19:10b (NASB)

Jesus’ words were prophetic and Jesus’ prayers were prophetic, He saw without the limitations of time which we experience…

As I was meditating on Jesus’ prayer in John 17 this past lunchtime at work the Lord showed me a picture of Jesus praying in John 17 and time lost all significance, in one breath Jesus was praying for things which were to come as though they were already and I saw around Jesus time just breaking away like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle with Jesus and His Light shining behind it and literally blowing it away, blowing it to pieces, time could not stand in His presence…

He is the Author of time, He is I AM…

And He holds each of His own in His Hands…

And no one, no one can snatch us out of His Hands…

“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”

John 10:29 (NASB)

When Jesus who is “the Everlasting Father” and is “the Mighty God” says, “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all” He is invoking the Name of His Father, the Lord God Almighty, who He is One with, who is in Him, as being an even more sure assurance that no one, absolutely no one, can snatch those whom the Father has given to Jesus out of His Hand, which has the Father’s Hand placed over His Hand for double protection…

There could not be a stronger more emphatic statement in all of scripture regarding the security with which the believer is “kept by the power of God” than is revealed in that scripture…

We are so secure…

We are so secure, there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus…

We are so secure that we have no worries for this life…

We are so secure that we have no worries for the next life…

We are so secure that we have no worries regarding our past life…

We are so secure, so “accepted in the Beloved” that we are “one spirit with Him”…

“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”

1 Corinthians 6:17 (NASB)

We are so inseparably linked to the Lord that His own Spirit would need to be forcibly removed from Him were we to be able to be separated from His love and from His heart…

His heart is so intertwined with our hearts that He literally could not live if anything happened to us, that is the degree to which He loves us…

His love towards us is perfect and it is holy and righteous and true…

He can not be thwarted in His love towards us, He must bring us to glory to see Him in the glory that He had with the Father before the world began…

He must bring us to glory because it is His desire…

“Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”

John 17:24 (NASB)

Jesus has so much passion for us that He willing suffered the cross and the wrath of God so that He could bring us into the glory of heaven to see Him in the glory of the Love of the Father, so that we could see the Love which the Father had for Him before the foundation of the world, this Love which the Father had for Jesus was His glory…

And He wants us to see this and nothing will stop Him bringing us there so that we can see His glory…

Praise You Jesus, Praise You Jesus, that You love us so much that You want us to see Your glory, Your glory is the Love with which the Father loved You before the foundation of the world…

I am very moved as I type this tonight, I am very moved in my spirit that You would love me so much that You would ensure that I get to heaven to see that Love which the Father has for You, that Love which was so strong that it saw You through the cross and the agony and the pain and the bearing of my sin and the sin of the whole world with the view to bringing a company of redeemed human beings “home” to see You in Your glory, to see You being Loved by Your Father…

I worship You tonight Lord Jesus, You are High Above All Else, You are Holy, You are Worthy of all my praise, any praise which I can offer You tonight I offer it in the Name of Jesus…

I worship You Father that You are so worthy of Jesus’ devotion, Your love is so strong that it meant more to Him than anything else in the whole world, He loved You so passionately that He laid down everything that You would be glorified through Him and then He asked You to glorify Him with the glory He had with You before the world began…

“I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.

 Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”

John 17:4-5 (NASB)

Jesus’ glory was to be seen by His own being loved by His Father, that is why – if for no other reason (and there are other reasons :-)) – we will be in the glory with Jesus to witness the fruition of His desire…

This is the Divine “Meet the Parents”… 🙂

Jesus wants His Bride to see His Father and to see that His Father loves Him…

He wants to introduce His Bride to His Father…

We are His Bride…

All those to whom He has given the gift of faith and the gift of repentance are His Bride, from all peoples, from all ages and to all ages until time shall be no more…

What is the work of God?

To believe on Him whom He has sent…

Anyone who beholds the Son and in beholding Him recognises Him for who He is the Spotless, Holy, Lamb of God who “taketh away the sins of the world”, who recognises Him as God Incarnate, “without Father, without Mother, but made like the Son of God forever”, who understands that He is the full expression of the very Nature of God, He is God and He came as a Man to carry away the sin of the world like the scapegoat in scripture, to “suffer outside the camp” and “bear the sins of many” that we, those who look to Him in the faith which He gives us and repent in the humility He gives us from a repentant heart which He gives us, will be saved forever…

O Hallelujah, the rest which He has brought us into is immence, we can’t get out of it, it engulfs us and carries us to places we never before dreamed possible to experience, places of acceptance, places of love, places of security, places of belonging…

We are so blessed…

We are so loved…

We could not be loved more than we are loved…

We are so secure that we can not be separated from the Love of God in Christ Jesus…

Jesus is protecting us so that the evil one does not touch us…

“We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.”

1 John 5:18 (NASB)

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

John 3:6 (NASB)

Our new self which was created by the Holy Spirit when He “caused us to be born again” is spirit and is created in all “holiness and righteousness of the truth” as scripture tells us…

It can not sin…

God defines it as us…

We are “one spirit with Him”…

The evil one can not touch our new self, he can not pollute it , he can not taint it, it is untaintable, it is undefilable, it is and will always be perfect and created in the image of it’s Creator, who is God Himself…

We are “so close I believe You’re holding me now” as the song says…

He really is “holding us now”, He really is “bringing many sons to glory” and we are “in the palm of His Hand”…

O Father burn this truth into the hearts of all Your elect throughout the entire world tonight Father, burn this truth into our hearts that we might know the joy of our sins forgiven that we are “safe and secure in the Rock of All Ages” and that Your “banner over us is Love” as the song says…

“We’re safe and secure in the Rock of All Ages and Your Banner over us is Love, We’re safe and secure in the Rock of All Ages and Your banner over us is Love, Your banner over us is Love” as the song says…

Give it to us Lord, give it to us with full understanding just how secure we are in You, just how loved we are in You, just how complete we are in You, just how inextricably linked we are to You, literally a part of Your very heart, we cannot be removed from Your heart…

“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”

Song of Solomon 8:6 (NIV)

“The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”

Jeremiah 31:3 (NASB)

You have loved us Lord and we are grateful, open our eyes to see the full depths of Your unfathomable love for us, we are grateful Lord increase our gratitude as You increase our understanding of Your immeasurable love, We worship You, in Jesus Name, Thank You Father, Thank You Holy Spirit, Thank You Jesus, I love You, Amen and Amen

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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