If Jesus says he prays for you but not for the world (John 17:9), don’t you think it is time to come out of this world, and come to the Word that manifested in Christ Jesus and will manifest in you, when you take it to heart, by faith, through grace?
“The righteous has enough to satisfy your appetite…Righteousness exalts a nation…In the house of the righteous there is much treasure…God loves those who pursue righteousness…By sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken…but a cheerful heart has a continual feast” Proverbs 13:25-15:15
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Matthew 5:6
“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with righteous judgment” John 7:24
Righteousness is right relationship with God our Father, through Jesus the Son, by the Holy Spirit. Righteousness is the right positioning of your soul UNDER the Father and His Christ, NO LONGER under the law of sin, death, devil and works of the devil (all that is in and of this world system). We humble our hearts, to pray, and receive the Righteous One who begins to pray for us and IN US and through us!
“Those who REJECT Jesus and do not RECEIVE his Sayings have a judge; the Words that Jesus has spoken will be their judge on the last day” John 12:48
But when you come to Christ and REPENT and RETURN to God our Father, Jesus gives you HIS Joy for enduring the Cross (John 15:11, 17:13; Hebrews 12:2; Nehemiah 8:10); the finished work of the Cross gives you HIS Salvation, Righteousness, Wisdom, and Power. When you go through the Door of the Cross, through the Door of Jesus’ broken body into Christ’s kingdom of the Son, delivered from the dominion of darkness, you receive forgiveness of sins, redemption (Colossians 1:13), and begin to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling as God works in you, giving you both the desire and power to do His Will on earth as it is in heaven (Philippians 2:12-13). Everything that can be shaken will shake (Hebrews 12:22-29) until only the kingdom of God and His righteousness, that cannot be shaken, is left in you. The Holy Spirit and fire baptism of Jesus clothes you with power from on High and gives you the power to overcome this world and conquer unbelief, to live, move and have your being and life in Christ and Christ in you; taken by faith, through grace upon grace, glory to glory, faith to faith, strength to strength when you GIVE your weaknesses to Jesus in exchange for HIS strength; knowing apart from Christ you can do NOTHING, nor desire to do anything apart from your God and Father, His Lamb and Holy Spirit.
The lion of the tribe of Judah ROARED when Jesus died as the Lamb of God; the earth quaked, the veil was torn from top to bottom, the dead were raised, and the Christ for all people resurrected, ascended, was glorified at the right hand of the Father, given all power and authority in heaven and on earth, and sends believers the Holy Spirit, even the Spirit of Truth, to be with and in you, and the Holy Spirit and fire baptism of Jesus to be upon you, the Spirit of the Lord upon you, anointed by the Holy One to do what Jesus did: heal, deliver, set free, comfort, minister, bring good news, preach the kingdom, teach Christ and everything true, and no lies, and to abide in Christ (1 John 2:20-29) so when Christ comes to you and knocks, you can hear and open to receive Christ in you, intimate communion, to CONQUER this world (Revelation 3:20-21): “Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins; lest you share in her plagues” Revelation 18:4.
Jesus says, “I have given you the Words which the Father gave me, RECEIVE them and KNOW in truth that I came from the Father; and believe that God sent me. I am praying for you; I am not praying for the world” John 17:8-9
Jesus says, “Come out of the world system (mystery babylon)” and “Come to Me.” It was striking to me that a television program, tell-a-lie programming, called American idol having a host who manifested an unclean spirit in his tiredness, unable to keep it hidden, would end with singing a revival of “we are the world” when Jesus clearly tells us to remove all idols from our hearts and that God’s children are not of this world. “I have given them Thy Word; and the world hates them because they are NOT OF THIS WORLD, even as I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD. I do not pray that Thou would take them out of the world, but that Thou should keep them from the evil one. They are NOT OF THIS WORLD, even as I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD” John 17:14
“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I SEND YOU. And when Jesus says this, he breathes on you, and says to you, ‘RECEIVE the HOLY SPIRIT’ ” John 20:21-22
“Truly, truly, I say to you, you who believe in Me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will you do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My Name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in My Name, I will do it” John 14:12-14
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with Power; how he went about doing good and healing ALL that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him” Acts 10:38
It was clear that the “host” of idols, is being oppressed by the devil and needs Jesus, as do all who are still OF this world.
When you come out of this world into Christ Himself, give all of the old creation to Jesus and receive all of the new creation, ask and receive the Holy Spirit and fire power and Holy One anointing to arise, shine, go, to glorify Christ in you, as Jesus glorified the Father in him.
Jesus prays for those who believe in him through their word, to be one with the Father through the Son, RECEIVING the glory from the Son, to be one with the Father and Son through the Holy Spirit; knowing the Love of Christ, to be filled with all the fullness of God working in and through you (John 17:20-26; Ephesians 3:14-21).
“In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” John 14:20
“With men it is IMPOSSIBLE, but with God ALL things are POSSIBLE.” “All things are POSSIBLE for those who believe.” “Did I not tell you you would SEE the Glory of God if you only believe?”
Behold, SEE, the glory of the Lord and BE CHANGED into his likeness, from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit (2 Cor 3:18).