Isaiah 28:10 says, “For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little:” but we don’t think it is necessary. We have been hearing for several days how important it is for us to do the little things; but it is through the little things that God reaches and changes our lives. This is His miracle working power. We can’t do it of our selves, only He can do it.
He gave us Isaiah 26 last night. It is tremendous what God has wrought in our lives; but we don’t take note of it. I was disappointed that we took so long in getting in here; I thought they ought to be running in, but they didn’t. We can’t just take John 17 and Ezekiel 1 without joining it together with 2nd Peter. You also have to join Isaiah 26, 28, 58, and 60 and also Romans 8 and 12; all of them together form the kingdom of God in us. All of these are the demonstration of the kingdom of God in our lives. When we hear and obey the Lord and do what His word says, then we will see the mighty miracles of God in our own lives.
John 17:1 “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes into heaven, and said, Father the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we [are].
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare [it]: that the love where with thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
Father, we thank you for this word tonight. Thank you, Jesus, for the revelation of the Father and His love. Thank you for dying for us and bringing us into the kingdom of God. Let us receive this word you have for us and we give you glory for it and for the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Let us realize what you died for. We give you glory, Jesus, for the resurrection power and we thank you for this which you have imparted to us, your children, that we might receive your miracles everyday of our lives. Amen.
I want you to notice verse five, “O Father, glorify me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” We don’t know exactly the glory Jesus had before He came to earth; but it was mighty.
I was in India sitting at a dinner table and a young man said to me, “Any religion is alright isn’t, if you believe in it?” I don’t know what I said to the people for all at once the Lord lifted me into the heavens, back before man, before the creation. I heard the Father and the Son talking about the creation they wanted to make.
As I was in the heavens and I heard the plans for the creation of the world that Jesus would be the lamb that was slain before the world was. I was aware that something mighty was happening. The Lord said to me, “I will not hold anyone guiltless who refuses my Son.” He is the only way, there is not another way. Jesus is the way that God made for us into heaven: He is the only way we will get there.
He began to show me down through the creation of man and on through the birth of Jesus that this was His plan to bring man to the saving knowledge of God: to have someone be the praise and glory to Him.
When I was on the first trip I’d had in an airplane, I was looking down and saw these tiny people and I said God, “Why would you make such tiny people like this and you are so huge.” I felt so small I wanted to walk on the clouds. God chose little creatures called human beings through which His glory could be brought to this world, to show forth His greatness. Jesus wants to make us aware of one thing: it was all part of God’s plan of redemption when He created the world and hung it on nothing. O, the miracle working power of God! Every knee is going to bow and glorify Him with the glory which He had before the world was.
“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” Then this is when the glory went in: “I in them and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me: that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me.”
He put the glory in when we believed and that’s when something happened. The glory that He put in will show the world that He is God. It is ‘Jesus in us and God in Jesus’ that will make us perfect in one by which the world will know that God has sent us and has loved us as God has loved Christ.
We have believers and we have knowers, the difference is they haven’t received the glory yet. They have the Father, Son and Holy Ghost in them, which is the ultimate that God has to make us perfect in Him. We have the love of the Father in us and God is just, true, and right. He is a holy God and if we will let Him, He will teach us. If we commit our lives to Him we can learn His ways.
Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
God has purposed for us to move in this realm through His knowledge and understanding, His counsel, might and the fear of God. As we allow Him to change our lives, we are going to find ourselves in a realm of God that we have never known before. A realm where we will know what the perfect will of God is. He has to take us out of the realm of the world where we want to run our own lives.
Jesus prayed a mighty prayer. When He took me back before time, I witnessed all through the progression of the years of man, all through the years that Jesus walked the earth. I know when He brought me out of it I didn’t know what was happening. I followed it through the early church and when all of the saints rose from the dead and Jesus took them into the heavens shouting and praying for us.
We are crying, “God it is such a hard life!” They are saying up there, pour it on Lord. They want God to take us out of this realm and reach the world with His miracles, perfect in His glory. It is mighty! His kingdom is in this world, but not of it. The joy is in you, because He said so. God is saying, “Arise and realize what Jesus has given to us and know that He is the one that is changing our lives.”
God can destroy the other lords and cause even their memory to perish. God wants you to go on and manifest the glory He has given to us. The world must know that He has loved them with the greatest love the world has ever known. We will ride together in Ezekiel’s wheel; all of this, He has ordained to be placed in us.
He prayed, “Father, make them one as we are one, and bring them into us and make them perfect in us.” Think what Jesus can do in this world through us. John heard the Lord when He prayed this prayer, for us to be one, with the Apostles. He has called us as doers and knowers and if you have the truth, who can take it out of you; if you have the Lord in you, who can stop you? You are more than a believer, you are a receiver and you know that Jesus, God and the Holy Ghost are in you.
One day you will fly away to heaven, but not yet. The word is ours if we desire it; the God of miracles isn’t something we have drummed up. This is from God and He is asking us to yield our lives to Him and He wants us to do it now. He is calling us to know him, in the power of His glory. Who is going to stop His glory? “The earth shall be filled with My glory, a perfect people, not like the world; but mighty in Me.”
Some of us are going to go on with God, going to wake up and realize that God is saying something to us. He desires to give us His perfection: a perfect heart.
Deut. 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord thy God is one Lord:
5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
That is a scripture that is going to be fulfilled, if we obey him. All means all of our heart and strength; you will have nothing left; but you will have a lot to give to your neighbor. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that the world should not perish.
One thing the Lord showed me when I said, “Father, why don’t you show this world who you are? They talk awful about you.” He gave me a scripture Psalms 78, it tells a story.
1 “Give ear, O my people, [to] my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide [them] from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
6 That the generation to come might know [them, even] the children [which] should be born; [who] should arise and declare [them] to their children:
7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation [that] set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
All these things that God had done for them and yet they did not obey. Then I’m going to skip down to the fifty-sixth verse.
56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow
58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
59 When God heard [this], he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:
60 So that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent [which] he placed among men;
61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy’s hand.
62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.”
When the children of Israel were in the wilderness the presence of the Lord was with them. His glory was over them, day and night He was there; but they turned away to other gods and provoked him to anger. They became worse than they were before. He got angry and He took His strength and He put it into captivity and He gave it over to Satan.
When I asked this question He said, “I delivered my strength into captivity and my glory into the enemies’ hands.” God is doing this now.
65 “Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, [and] like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.”
Right now people are smug about what they are saying about God; but God is shaking himself. He is getting ready and He is getting a people ready. He’s going to have this army filled with His glory. He is going to bring His glory back to the earth and the devil won’t be able touch it.
He told me one time when I was alone in the desert, “Even though you sit alone, I cover you with my protection. I am going to show you a picture we took of angels around us, it was mighty. He said, “I am going to take my strength out of captivity and give it to this army and this old world is going to shake. He is going to fill His people with His glory. If you don’t allow it, then you won’t enjoy Him. What God has through us is Jesus, if you will receive it.
Psalms 2 speaks of nations that take their people and refuse to let them know God but He is going to laugh at them because He has a plan to take His strength out of captivity and show the world that He is God. I know my name less and less these days because I want them to know Jesus in my life. That prayer that Jesus prayed for oneness wasn’t prayed for you to memorize it. But every one of us, in the majesty of God the Father by revelation, can it come to us. If we want it, He will do it. Jesus said, “Father make them one; they in me and I in thee,” so that the glory of the Lord might be seen in all of the earth. Every heathen!
T. L. Osborn told how he went into India to be a missionary. He felt the same as I felt: they were as dead as American churches. I said, “Don’t send me back.” They needed to know this mighty God of miracles and what could you do with it? I said, “Lord, I’m not going back to India.” God had me intercede for America so He can reach the world.
He later put a magazine in my hand about the man that pushed the button for the first Satellite. As he pushed it, he saw on the screen the words “Sir, we would see Jesus.” He was shocked and the Lord said to him, “I want this to be for my glory.” The Lord told him things He wanted him to do to form a Christian network. I was excited about it because the Lord showed me that He had answered my prayers of intercession which He had put on me. I just said Lord, is this junk what I prayed for? I wept at the junk that was on that television; no miracles, just a show business.
I don’t want to go back to India. The Lord spoke to me as I stood at PTL, the Lord lifted the intercession off of me. I still didn’t want to go back to India. I couldn’t see anything that would bring glory to God. I remember my friend Brother Joseph, God dropped Isaiah 58 in his heart, the whole plan, and he ran with it all over India and it transformed lives.
I was concerned about the rest of India and when Morris Cerillo planned a trip, I decided to go and take Teresa with me. We went to Madras and then to visit Brother Joseph and the others in Bangalore. I was ministering, in a little grass hut, when the Spirit of the Lord came upon me to preach the gospel to the poor. God said, “Read it, how can you preach the gospel to the poor if you never go where the really poor live.” I began to cry.
He did miracles to the poor and He was doing the miracles there. I never said I wouldn’t go again. God has called us to the ends of the earth; every part of our being, our mind, heart, soul and strength with His love. Then we will ride on the high places of the earth with him.
He has given us the word if we want it. No one will force you if you don’t want it. I don’t want to go by myself; I want to take you with me. He asked me if I would go to Africa and I said, “Lord, I have been waiting so long.” He said, “You’ll have a lot of trails and heart aches; but faithful is He that will also do it.” I didn’t know where it was found, but then He gave me the one in John.
John 15:16 “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit shall remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.”
We wanted land for a church and years ago we had met the man that owned the land we were looking at. He had started us with the Indian people. The people that lived on it were a part of us in the beginning and we had only a few people. I got a call from the Crashawn Reservation that had a Methodist Mission, but they didn’t like how we were showing them that God was still doing miracles in the people.
They wrote me a letter and said, “You can’t go back there anymore; we want you to know that it isn’t because the Methodist Church doesn’t want you. You have done more for us in these 30 years.” We wanted to train the Indian people, but God wanted us to pull out from under it.
Later one of the families was having their 50th Anniversary and they wanted me to come and officiate it. We are reminded that the Word says, “Your fruit shall remain.” It is God who does it, not us. You think about what God has done; and is still doing. They have asked us to come in the Methodist Church.
I want you to remember the 17th verse of John. He wants to make us one with them if we will do it. Jesus prayed that we might be filled with His glory and be prefect in His love. The glory is going to be seen in the heavens!
Father, we thank you tonight for revealing your love to us, through Jesus. We thank you for the price you paid to redeem us. Let us realize your great love for Jesus and the price you paid to redeem this world. Fill us, Lord, with your love. Let us love our neighbor as our selves. Impart your glory and your ways to us that your glory be in us, clothe us in your righteousness. Let your love fill us and impart your revelation into us. Permit your glory to fill us.
Shake yourself and take your strength out of captivity. Make us be one with the Father and Jesus. Pour out your perfection in us. Fill us with your love that the world may know this great love which you have given to us through the revelation of your love. We thank you for the impartation of your Spirit. We shall see the fulfillment of your word with your glory. “As surely as I live,” saith the Lord.
Thank you, Jesus! Bring that perfect love into our hearts tonight. Let your love fill these temples. Give us your glory to fill the ends of the earth. Let this increase come in our lives; let us flow in it by His word. In Jesus name, cause us to never be the same again. Lord, fill us with your glory, in your wonderful name we ask it.