If You Love Me, You Will Rejoice
The Lord said to His disciples: “If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I ” (John 14:28). This admonition from Christ to the disciples was difficult for them to accept because they were so absorbed in their own sorrow and grief over His departure. Christ was weaning them away from relating to Him on a level that would not make it into the Kingdom of God. He was drawing them into a new and greater relationship of oneness with Him and with the Father.
This was a deep, life-changing experience for the disciples. From their perspective, Christ was leaving them. However, from God’s perspective, He was opening up a day of the greater works and connecting them into the realm of spirit through the power of the oneness that He wanted to have with them.
We, too, have to experience this transition in our relationship with Him. Our present hardships are only a moment in our eternity. From God’s perspective, He has plans for welfare and not for calamity to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). As we pray, “Thy Kingdom come,” we cannot be rejecting His will and His ways. Instead, melt in love towards Him and He will draw us to where He is and show us what He is doing.
This Word culminates a time of seeking God for a meeting with Him in the days surrounding the 2nd anniversary of Marilyn’s passing. We will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. We will not let our hearts be troubled but we will trust the Lord and His plan for us.
This message titled “If You Love Me, You Will Rejoice” came at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.