“For Those Who Will Believe In Me”

WOW Church has just experienced a week of special services where God has moved!  Lives have been touched and changed by the power of God.  Pastor Will and I are so excited about this “shift”, and we know God is doing something in our Church.
In John 17:22-26 Jesus says, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. 24 Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!   25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”
Jesus was praying for WOW Church!  He said, I am praying for all who will ever believe….
Jesus prayed:
1.  That we may be one.  He prayed for unity.  He prayed we would work and serve together.  Why is it so important that we work together,  that we put our hands to work and use our gifts and talents to serve each other as we serve God?  Why is it so important that we worship and do life together in unity, with the same purpose?   “So that the world may believe”. 
2.  That the World might know that He has loved them!  It’s time that we scream from the rooftops, that we tell this world that Jesus Loves them!  And that we, as His disciples, love them.  We need to show them this selfless love, this love that always takes into consideration what is best for the recipient.  This love that is like nothing the world has ever seen or felt.
3.  That we may behold the splendor, the magnificence, the excellence, preeminence, dignity and majesty of Jesus!  Jesus asked God to give us the same glory God have Him, that we would be one with Him!  That together with the power of the Holy Spirit we can show the world this magnificence of our God!
4.  That the love with which God loved Jesus would be in us!!  Romans 5:5 says that God has poured out His love in our hearts through the Holy Spirit (amp).  Poured…………. do you get this?  POURED!!!  not just a little dab.  The word pour means to flow rapidly in a steady stream.  We have the love of God continually flowing into us.  Why?  So we can feel all  warm and cozy?   NO!!  So we can love others!!!  So we can share with them how much God loves them by showing them how much we love them.
I am blessed by the amazing people God has called to WOW Church.  This family of believers who genuinely love and care for each other.  It is my prayer that by our love for one another we will be a witness that Jesus is real, that God sent Him so that we could have abundant life!  This world needs to know that God has a plan for their lives, plans to prosper not to harm;  He offers a future and hope. There is NOTHING He would not do for them.
Let’s pray in agreement with this prayer Jesus prayed,  “Father God,  May WOW Church experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Jesus and that You love them.  May you continue to reveal Yourself to us.  May we love people with the love of God that has been poured out to us that the world will know You and love You.  May we always lift up the Name of Jesus, the Name that is above every other name – the Name to which all heaven and earth must bow, and may the world see the splendor, the magnificence, the excellence, preeminence, dignity and majesty of Jesus in everything we do!  In the Name of Jesus, Amen  “

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