KEY SCRIPTURE: John 9:4 ” I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”.
The Lord said, “I must work the works of Him that sent me…..” The Lord Jesus knew He had been sent to fulfill an assignment.
The Lord never stopped declaring in a number of times that He had been sent to do the father’s task. There are about forty references in the bible where Jesus said, the father has sent me.
Let us consider a number of instances that the Lord revealed that He had been sent by the father. John 4:34 “Jesus saith unto them; my meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish it”. In this instant He said my satisfaction is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish it. The following are a few of the scriptures that talk about the fact that Jesus was sent by the father. (John 5:30, 5:36; 6:38, 39,40,44,57….).
The Lord kept making references to the fact that he has been sent. This act always reminded Him of His assignment, and subsequently His commitment to the assignment.
Many Christians today have lost their sense of awareness that, they have been sent. To be sent means a superior one has sent you to do an assignment and that He is counting on you to execute your task to the end. This task if well executed would attract rewards. Now listen to what the Lord said about us in John 17:18 “As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world”.
Dear child of God you are here to execute the Lord’s assignment. He said as thou has sent me, even so have I sent them. He is saying we must go about preaching, teaching, healing and blessing humanity like He did. If He is sending us as the Father sent Him, then, we have been given the same provisions that was given to Him. We must respond with that same sense of urgency as He did.
We should also say our meat or satisfaction is to do the will of Him that sent us and to finish it.
I have been sent by God to continue doing what Jesus started. My satisfaction is when I willingly do this commission.
John 20:21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
John 17:23 ” 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”.
Prayer Point: I pray that by the grace of God, I do my assignment with gladness.