John 14:21 – He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.
Jesus said in John 14:21 that if you love Him, He guaranteed that you shall be loved of the Father and Jesus Himself will love you and manifest Himself to you. The manifestation of God is guaranteed to them that keep His word and act on it. The Word of God is the wisdom by which He founded the earth and created all things.
Proverbs 3:19 – The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens.
God used this way of thinking, this way of acting, and this way of behaving to create everything – WISDOM.
He wants us to use the same wisdom that He uses. And the guaranteed result of this is the manifestation of God to us.
So simply put, it means, if I act in wisdom, God will show up for me. If you act in wisdom, God will show up for you.
To the world, you may look like a fool or the wrong type of person – a misfit. But rest assured, God will show up for you. This is what I love about Him.
John 14:22-23 22 Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.
In verse 23, Jesus is giving a guarantee that if we do it a certain way, Him and the Father will come and live with us. Today, as a believer in the New Covenant, we already have Him. The great Holy Spirit is living with us and in us. But the danger here is that we could take Him for granted. We have to treat the Holy Spirit as if He is special EVERYDAY.
Tell Him, “Lord, What shall I do for you today?”
If you do it like this, He said you will be sure that He is there with you right now, wherever you are. This is how His wisdom works. You (Your spirit) are a roommate with Him and allow Him to dictate the terms. And He guarantees thay you will see that He is actually living with us.
Honestly, I sometimes feel sorry for the Holy Spirit. Sometimes I do. I tell the Holy Spirit, “I am sorry You are living with me. Sometimes I treat You as if You are not even there”. I tell Him,”I am so glad that You are bearing with me”. Isnt He wonderful?
This is the journey we are invited to travel – WITH HIM – in fellowship with Him as our roommate.
Remember the prayer in Ephesians 1?
Ephesians 1:18 – The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
That you may know “the hope of your calling” – the hope of the invitation..
Why did Jesus invite me??
Now remember that the person who invited you is now living with you, living inside you. Thank God He is a good person. You can press the right buttons and He will function. But He is saying more than that. What He says is that you can enjoy Him in a different level.
“I will come and eat with you. I will live with you. You will know that I am living in your house.”
John 14:28 – Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
What He means is this: “I really want to go to my Father. If you love Me, you should be really happy that I go to my Father.”
What a different way of thinking?
Instead of saying, “Jesus, come here , come here Lord”. You say, “Lord Jesus, I am happy You are with Your Father”. This means a lot of our common thinking is incorrect.
This is correct way of thinking à You love Jesus, You are happy that He is with His father. Be happy that He sent the Holy Spirit for us.
If you love Jesus, The Father & Son will come through the Holy Spirit and live with you, eat with you and relax with you. That means enjoying each one of them separately and individually. Sometimes you can feel the Father, sometimes the Son and sometimes the Holy Spirit. However, they are one and the same.
But scripture says that Jesus has gone to the Father. So is he here actually?
Actually the Holy Spirit is here. And we need to welcome Him back home. Say this with me, “Holy Spirit, thank You that You are here with me now. Jesus, I am happy You are with Your Father”.
John 14:2-3 2 There is plenty of room for you in My Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on My way to get a room ready for you? 3 And if I’m on My way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live.
So where is Jesus now? Up there – seated on the right hand of the Father.
What is He doing there? – Preparing a place for you.
When Jesus himself is preparing a place for you, the motive behind it is – I want you to be where I am.
Not like “I am in Rome, I am so glad that you are not here with me. My holiday was actually to run away from you”. NO. Jesus wants us to enjoy with him wherever He is.
Is the church getting ready for that? Or is it real? Is it actually so real for the church? Or are our eyes just down here?
Down here, it is pretty good, but its not that good. Even if there is marble on the floor and climate is controlled, its still not that good. Not as good as the place Jesus makes for you.’ That’s where we need to go to. He said “I am personally preparing a place for you. So where I am, I want you to be there also.”
So tell me if you live like that, won’t you have wealth property, honour – everything?
Absolutely. But it will cost you something.
Once in Nigeria, there was a person whom I saw on the opposite side of the road. He smelt of ganja. I went over, spoke to him, preached to him and he accepted Jesus. He had the original “Bob Marley Hair” – dreadlocks. So I took him home, cut his hair, gave him a bath. I told him I’ll be back in a few minutes, and went out to buy something. Guess what happened?
As I was coming back, I saw one person far away, looking familiar, but running. It was that guy. He was running away.
You see, it is not easy. You cannot just attack people like that and welcome them home. They may not like your house.
But this is the wisdom of God – the wisdom that comes from above. That is what we are talking about. Everything comes to the right perspective or right direction when you put this wisdom first.
But that does not happen by chance. You will have to actually desire it and actually want it more than anything else. Then you are inviting Jesus to your house.
No wonder He said, “If you do what I say, it means you love Me, then I will live with you, eat with you”.
James 3:17 – But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
It’s a character that is very calm. Easy to live with. You can go anywhere with that person. This wisdom is just an attitude, a sublime character. A very adjustable person.
But then, the minute you say, you can adjust, they treat you like trash. They think you are going to be fooled or cheated because you are adjustable.
God knows that and in His eyes, it is wisdom. And you are the candidate for length of days, riches and honor.
I am just trusting God that this is true. I am taking it by faith.
I am trusting God that this is the wisdom that comes from above – That it will produce length of days, riches and honor. This is my first journey in this direction. I have not lived like this before.
But, I am attempting to live like that now. And I invite you to join me in this journey.