The Capacity For Glory
“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them,” John 17:22a
When a business wants to draw attention to themselves or their product, they advertise. Right?
Nowadays, we have digital marketing; but back in the day, when TV was the only marketing tool while watching your favorite TV show, commercials would be strategically placed during your viewing time.
Commercials of clothing, food, cars, and the latest gadgets would find their way to your television screen. And before you knew it, you were hooked. That item is now embedded in your mind. And guess what? The next time you go to the store, a purchase is made.
The power of suggestion is just that simple. First, the company tells you how fantastic their product is and how you can’t live without it. Then, your emotions and feelings kick in, and your mind decides that you have to have their product.
Well, think of the glory of God in the same manner.
It is God’s plan to reconcile His relationship with every individual on earth. So, He sent His Son as the mechanism to accomplish this. So, we’ll say Jesus was the TV.
While Jesus was on earth, He constantly showed forth the character and nature of the Father. Qualities like holiness, compassion, and empathy. The power to heal, set free, and deliver — the spirit of wisdom and understanding, and the spirit of counsel and might. So, we’ll say these were the products.
By now, you have an idea of where I’m going with this.
So, what was Jesus’s campaign method? The glory. The glory the Father had given Him was the tool He used to draw the attention of those around Him.
Him meeting the woman at the well — the glory.
Healing the ten leprous of leprosy — the glory.
Raising Lazarus from the dead — the glory.
With each act, Jesus drew attention to the Father with the message of the Kingdom.
As Jesus prayed to the Father, He said, “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them.” In other words, the abilities, Father, You gave me I have given to them — the same campaign methods I used to draw my audience I have taught them.
God has strategically placed each of us on earth and in different markets in society, which means His commercials can run at any time.
“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” — 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
You have the capacity to house the glory. Everything you need to run a marketing campaign for God is within you, and through the shed blood of Jesus and the life of Christ, we have the know-how.
Destiny positions us, and purpose is our posture. In other words, destiny is God’s preordained plan for our lives, and purpose is the place or posture from where we live; for like worship, purpose is a lifestyle. Something that we live out every day.
We’ll stop here for now. But I challenge you to think about your day-to-day activities.
Are you advertising the character and nature of God?
Are you showing forth the Kingdom of God?
Are you attracting or drawing the attention of potential consumers?
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