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John 17:24 English Standard Version (ESV) Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

At the time Jesus prayed this to the Father He was living an earthly life. So often we see His earthly ministry in terms we can grasp in the eyes and ears of those who lived in those times. His ministry touched so many lives that it is hard to accept that He had another life that we did not see.

John 10:30 English Standard Version (ESV) “I and the Father are one.”

John 1:17-18 English Standard Version (ESV)

17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God,[a] who is at the Father’s side,[b] he has made him known.

Footnotes:

a.Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son

b. Greek in the bosom of the Father

That life was hidden from human eyes and understanding during those days. The concept of the indwelling God had not been experienced by any except Jesus Himself. The concept is still hidden from those who have not accepted Jesus into their hearts. The world denies the possibility of Christ in us as much if not more than the existence of God.

John 10:10b English Standard Version (ESV) I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 17:22 English Standard Version (ESV) The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,

Where Jesus was in John 17:24 was in the Father and His prayer was that we would join Him there in His glory. This was not a future state, an end of the world location, but rather a place to live now.

John 15:9 English Standard Version (ESV) As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Cock Crow

Mark 14:72 English Standard Version (ESV) And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

A cock crowing is a wakeup call. This is not so much about denying Jesus as it is about that wake up call. We all get busy. We all have responsibilities. We all have concerns. How does the love of Christ fit into our daily plans?

It is so easy to let thoughtless routines become autonomic, being done without having to think. There is also something called autonomic dysfunction and here are some of its symptoms; dizziness and fainting upon standing up, or orthostatic hypotension. an inability to alter heart rate with exercise, or exercise intolerance.

Have we gotten to the point where we are intolerant of exercising our faith? When we do this the Holy Spirit will create in us a wakeup call. This inability to alter ones heart rate can be seen as not getting excited to exercise our faith. We get complacent, lose are zeal, and forsake worship.

Hebrews 10:25 English Standard Version (ESV) not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

This habit is nothing new. The first century church experienced it as evidenced here. Let me point to the last part of this warning. It is even more important as the Day approaches. What day is that? The Lord’s Day. We spoke recently about that day seen in Ezekiel 14.

I understand that this day has been looked for with eagerness ever since Jesus ascended the throne. It is now nearly 2000 years later and we are closer now. How close is that day? What does it matter, the warnings are as valid if not more so than they were back then. We need to look within ourselves, as Peter did and see if perhaps we need a wakeup call.