For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. – John 5:22-23
Part of Jesus’ MISSION OF INCARNATION was explained to us in the 9th Chapter of John; Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment–to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” (John 9:39) Matthew also told us that Jesus told him and others why HE came; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34) and right before that he boldly says, “Whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven”.
Leader, if you are a CREATURE, if you are a being created by GOD, then your purpose is to GLORIFY GOD. The ONE way we honor GOD is to BELIEVE! In John 6:29 Jesus states this Himself; Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” What a GOOD, GOOD FATHER we have, that HE LOVES HIS SON SO MUCH and He wants us to Love, Honor and CHERISH HIM too! For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see–such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. (Col 1:16)
Conduit, this is the reason for our PURPORTED JOY- JESUS! That is why the BIBLE is given to us; The OLD testament points to the coming of JESUS and the NEW agreement is about JESUS and HIS FINISHED WORK on the cross! Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2) And because of HIM we can claim citizenship in HEAVEN! If we TRULY, TRULY want to honor Jesus then we need to quit ACTING ‘AS IF’ we are citizens of this world! For as Paul reminds us in Philippians 3:20; But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. ACT- ‘AS IF’. Amen!