What did Jesus do? Part-2

What did Jesus did? Part-2
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Dear friends,

Jesus prayed “with loud cries and tears” Hebrews 5:7 to show us how we ought to be dependent on God the Father from whom we can receive enabling power to do His will. According to Mark 14:36, Jesus cried out “Abba, Father.” The word, “Abba”, in Aramaic means, “Dear Father”, this was commonly used by a child to call his/her father more intimately. Jesus, not only spoke like a child but also shared His heart’s desire to His Father, “if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” Mat 26:39. In other words He preferred to escape the cross for a moment.

You might ask me doesn’t Jesus teach His disciples to pray, “Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” John 15:7. But this verse has great spiritual insight than the way it is understood by the contemporary believer who seek to gratify their selfish desires.  Jesus said “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you” John15:7. He is teaching His disciples to have continual relationship with Him and to remain in his teaching. When we have this abiding relationship and life transforming word in our hearts, God does a transplanting surgery of removing our self-centered desires and imparts Christ-centered desires within us. Consequently, when we ask something in prayer it is no longer our desire but His imparted desire.

Jesus had the abiding relationship with His Father and also He walked according to His Father commandments he didn’t yield to his desire but readily submitted to Fathers will. Jesus was ready to let go of His wish and submit His will to His Father’s will.

God the Father, expect us to have an intimate relationship with Him. To build up this relationship, Jesus Christ pours out the spirit of adoption on us so that we can call God as Abba Father. In addition, Spirit of God helps us to pray “prayer of Surrender” like Jesus. Prayer of surrender is precisely an unpopular praying module but God delights in it. Since Jesus surrendered his actions, God Glorified and gave him a Name above all other names (only after the cross). When we submit our will to God’s will we can taste God’s glory in our life. It’s worth giving up everything to gain a sweet communion with our Lord Jesus. When we have God we have everything but when we don’t have God in our life we have nothing.

In conclusion, William Barclay says, “Every man has his private Gethsemane, and every man has to learn to say, “Thy will be done.”

Jones Sukumar

Jones Sukumar D worked as an Information Management Leader in Hewlett Packard, he committed his life to serve the Lord leaving his profession behind. He is working at El-Bethel Endtime missions as a overseer- evangelism & missionary Training.He ministers in various churches and corporate fellowships and also teaches in the El-Bethel Bible College learning Centres .