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TODAY’S MEDITATION – BE IN CHRIST! ( John 17:20-23)

Today’s passage says this: 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

My brother, my sister,this powerful prayer of our Lord was made before His death and resurrection. Most of the time we fail to grab the seriousness of our life IN Christ. Can you feel and hear the depth of His prayer for you and I through these words? “as you are in me and I am in you… I in them and you in me”. Yes, the Lord had in mind to have us unified in Him and in God the Father, since He says: “…I am in the Father and the Father in me…” (John 14:11)… “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20). What does that mean for us the Christians of today?

First, that Jesus did not do this prayer only for His disciples, but “also for those who will believe in me through their message” (verse 20). Second, that He wants us to be perfectly one in Him, in our relationships and fellowship with others, in the exact same manner the Father is in Him. My friend, today realize that BEING IN CHRIST means that we participate in a mutual communion that allows us to we join the divinity of the Father and the Son. What a privilege! Therefore,you should understand why Jesus said “whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12). Being in Christ is not only about having the divine nature, it’s about being united with the Father through Jesus in order to accomplish the work and the plan of God on earth like Jesus did. Stay blessed in Jesus.