KEY SCRIPTURE: John 13:31 KJV” Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.”
People rejoice and celebrate when something good has happened to them, or is about to happen to them. In our story, Judas had been filled with Satan and was on his way to betray Jesus. The Lord knew that it was time for him to undergo extreme torture and suffering. Above all He was going to be a public spectacle of disgrace and shame. In the midst of all these anticipated challenges He announced it was time for Him to be glorified. How does pain and disgrace become a moment of glory. Well, the Lord Jesus knew that through His death mankind would be saved and He would be glorified. Phil 2:6-11 reveal that as a result of His submission to the painful processes of dying He’s been given a name which is above every name, and at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord.
The glory of our Lord Jesus was also our glorification. The Lord Jesus is God and had the same glory as the Father. John 17:5 KJV “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” This is the very glory He had before the world was created. This is God’s own glory. If He had such a glory why then did, He have to go through the disgrace and pain of the cross in order to receive that glory? Do you realise that after His resurrection, He said He had received all authority in heaven and on earth and that we must go n His name, casting out devils, and healing the sick? In actual fact, He obtained the glory to give it to us. Heb 2:10 KJV” For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”
When Judas had set off to go and betray Him, the Lord said, it was the moment to be glorified, because He was to do the will of the Father. Doing the will of the Father always brings glory to Him. It also brings the Father’s approval of us and makes us receive the Father’s glory. Dear child of God one thing you must always strive to achieve is to do the will of the Father. This is the reason God created us. That we might please Him always.
THOUGHT: WHEN WE PLEASE GOD, WE HONOUR HIM, AND HE INTENDS TO HONOUR US.
Heb 10:9 KJV” Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second”.
Phi 2:13 KJV “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”