Topic: Do Nothing Of Yourself
Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.”
So the Jews said, “Will He kill Himself, because He says, ‘Where I go you cannot come’?”
And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am [He,] you will die in your sins.”
Then they said to Him, “Who are You?” And Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
“I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him.”
They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.
Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [He,] and [that] I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
“And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
STUDY: Jesus declared to the Jews that they could not come to where He was going, simply because they did not believe in Him. Anybody who refuses to believe in Jesus will likely die in his sins if he continues in unbelief. He spoke to them out of the things He heard from the Father. They did not understand Him because they didn’t know that He spoke to them of the Father. He stressed on the point of not doing things on His own, but only the things that the Father had taught Him. He ascribed pleasing the Father as the reason why the Father was with Him.
As Children of God, sensitivity to the Father through the Holy Spirit is paramount. We must be sure of what the Father wants at every point in time and be able to do it. In all of our affairs, we must represent God in totality. As we go about our normal businesses, the mindset of God must reflect in all we do. By so doing, the presence of God will reflect in our lives and ministry towards fruitfulness.
PRAYER: Lord, may I be sensitive to Your Spirit and do things only as directed by You.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
“For the Lord God will help me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies me; who will contend with me? Let us stand together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near me. Surely the Lord God will help me; who is he who will condemn me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; the moth will eat them up.” (Isaiah 50:7)
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 3 September 2021 Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.