Glorifying Jesus Christ

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in John chapter 16:

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

Jesus prepared the disciples for the coming of The Holy Spirit.  Jesus sent The Holy Spirit to be our Helper, Advocate, Teacher, but most important:

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you

To glory means: to think, to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate to honor, do honor to, hold in honor, to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendor, to impart glory to something, render it excellent, to make renowned, render illustrious, to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged.  Who else should receive such glory?  No one!  Who else should we exalt in our study or conversation?  No one!

These writings are meant to exalt Jesus, His Words, and His ministry above all else.  As we are led by The Holy Spirit, He will direct our focus to Our Lord Jesus Christ in all things.  As it is written by THE SPIRIT in Hebrews chapter 13:

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

If your focus has waned and shifted to other priorities, repent.  Do you think The Holy Spirit will instruct you by shifting your focus away from glorifying Jesus Christ?  Is there any person or event that can claim “All things that the Father has are Mine”?

9 Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines.

The Amplified Version:

9 Do not be carried away by diverse and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established and strengthened by grace and not by foods [rules of diet and ritualistic meals], which bring no benefit or spiritual growth to those who observe them.

Men would have us follow rituals as though those rituals will bring forth the anointing.  They would use Old Testament instructions to direct us what to eat, what to abstain from, what to wear, etc.  I had one man chastise me once for wearing a shirt which contained blended fabric rather than 100% cotton.  He immediately caused division by exalting himself as being superior.

If we are not glorifying Our Lord Jesus Christ in thought, speech, and actions, can we say we are being fully led by The Holy Spirit?  In the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 19:

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.

13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

In Revelation 6:2, Jesus had a crown but now He has many crowns.  The Sons and Daughters gladly exalted and glorified Him with the crowns they had been given.  Who else would be worthy to receive the “crown of life” in chapter 2 verse 10?

We must not allow ourselves to quench the ministry of The Holy Spirit whose primary focus is to glorify Jesus Christ.

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