Scripture Reading For Today — John 5:19-20;John 16:13-15
Yesterday, we meditated on Jeremiah 33:3, where God promised prophet Jeremiah that He would answer his call, and show him great and mighty things that he didn’t yet know.
Reading our first bible text for today, it is interesting to note that Jesus’ response to the Jews that challenged the authority of His Sonship, was an expression of the promise of God to Jeremiah —
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.”” John 5:19-20
Here we see the most profound revelation of Jesus’s Power and the secret of His success —
The Father showed Him great and mighty things; He showed Him all the things that He does and Jesus simply did what He sees the Father do, in the same way that He does them!
Now friend, think about that for a moment; Jesus, the Son Of God, the Anointed One says this about Himself —
"Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do”.
He goes even further in John 5:30 —
“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”
If Jesus could do nothing except what He saw the Father do and what He heard the Father say, is it not imperative that we also seek to see what God is doing in the seasons of our lives and hear what He has to say concerning the issues of our lives?
Jesus promises us in John 16:13, that with the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, we have access to the revelation of the will of God. (As we also read yesterday in 1 Corinthians 2:9-16)
Ask God to unveil your mind so that you can have an understanding of His will for your life.
Pray for the grace to yield to His will and to align your desires with His plans for you.
Bring the year 2018 before God, and ask Him to begin to show and tell you His agenda for your life in the New Year.
Pray for specific instructions that He has for you in relation to His purpose for your life in the season.
Spend the rest of your prayer time listening and allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you. (This May come by Him quickening a scripture or an idea, through a dream, a stirring in your spirit, prophecy, divine instruction or even in conversation).
May the Lord answer you as you call on Him in the Name of Jesus.
Pastor Wale Ola