Thank you, Jesus for Your love.
Is spiritual transformation possible? When we study the characters of the 12 disciples, we find that none of the men were meek or humble? “Sons of Thunder” describes men who were full of rage with uncontrolled tempers. Peter’s disposition revealed a lack of self-control of His tongue–whatever he thought, he verbalized it. The disciples were rugged men who had their own agenda. They desired for Jesus to be King, which in their minds would give them power and wealth. Yet, only Judas Iscariot was lost.
Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples–John 17:6-19
“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.” (John 17:11-12 NKJV)
Jesus’ Prayer for His [Future] Disciples
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:20-21 NKJV)
Through our faith, obedience and submission of our will [desires], the Holy Spirit provides deeper insight into Jesus’ amazing love for humanity. With an intentional focus on Jesus, we are transformed into His likeness. Yes, the righteous fall many times, still, Jesus extends His righteous right hand and picks us up. Yes, Jesus loves you and me! Amen!