The Priestly Prayer of Jesus: A reading of the Bible in Troubled Times

I felt compelled to read from John’s version of the Last Supper. We currently live in troubled times, in the World, as a nation and personally. I just wanted to point out that even before Christ’s darkest hour, He thought about each and everyone of those who believes in His name. What is called the “Priestly Prayer” of the Lord Jesus is interesting because it feels like in the middle of this prayer, the camera “pans out” to just Jesus praying to God, and praying to each of the elect on a global scale through the ages. In a strange sense, we are there at the Last Supper with Him. Please enjoy and God bless!

A Poem from someone wounded in Mind and Heart

By Anonymous

Father, Father, hear my cry

I am in the darkness

I am in pain…

My heart cries for your comfort

And your unending mercy

I am wounded

My head is pierced

I am covered with blood

My friends betray me

The sickle of Death is at my throat

Father, please save me

Save me from this dark place I am in

Sorrow overtakes me

Anxiety pins me down

Hopelessness stares at me with its haunting eyes.

I am wounded

My heart is broken

My soul and spirit bleeds out

My iniquities have grieved me greatly

Great is my sin, a ghost that haunts me.

Father, why am I still alive?

What is my purpose?

Why do you torment me?

Where am I in your plan that you knew since the beginning?

What is my role? The one you’ve laid out before the foundations of the Earth?

What is my identity oh Lord?

The Majesty of the utmost High.

The one true God who is Holy

Whose Word is truth.

Whose nature is pure love.

I am lost, alone, hurt, afraid, and a great depression has fallen over me.

Yet in my darkest hour, you seized Death’s weapon.

You showed me friendship

You wiped the crimson memories and blessed me

The wound is closed

You have saved me oh God.

In my broken-heartedness you were with me this whole time

Your never-ending tenderness, love and mercy was poured out in my cup

Great was my sin, but greater was your forgiveness

Which restored my soul and spirit

The ghosts of my past are nothing compared to you oh heavenly Father.

You love me Heavenly Father

The one true God

All I need to do is look upon your Son

Who died for my many sins

Who you gave to the world, so that many maybe saved

Father, continue teaching me the ways!

Continue teaching me your holy word

To know what true love is

To know what is pleasing in your sight

Comfort me with your rod and staff.

Though I walk through the darkest of valleys

Though I am anxious about the future

I will fear no evil for you are with me always

From now, until the end of the age

As it is written in your word

Though the fig tree may not blossom,

Nor fruit be on the vines;

Though the labor of the olive may fail,

And the fields yield no food;

Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,

And there be no herd in the stalls—

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The Lord God is my strength;

He will make my feet like deer’s feet,

And He will make me walk on my high hills.

Amen

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Whether you like it or not, there is a war going on for your soul and mind. This is especially relevant in the age of the internet where we have access to information at an unprecedented level never before seen in recorded history. As predicted in the Bible, knowledge is increasing, and as predicted in the scriptures, evil is increasing. However, as the forces of evil are hard at work wreaking havoc before their assured destruction, there is an uprising taking place. Many evangelicals may classify this as a “revival.” Whatever you may call it, there are many in this day and age of every age, background, race, and tribe taking the red pill and waking up to what is happening around them. Many are now realizing that everything an obscure Jewish preacher from ancient Judea 2000 years ago named Jesus said is coming true. Many are wakening to the realization that a special collection of old books, letters, prophesies and poetry called the Bible is getting magnified. And many are regurgitating the tired and old arguments, distractions and petty battles that have been plaguing Christendom in the west since the Baby Boomer generation got into the pulpits.

Many, yes many are doing what Jesus Christ has been preaching since the start of his own ministry; Repent and believe the good news.

The time of quarrels, lame “isms”, the obsession over proving God is real, the face-palming strategies in answering the LBGT question, the tricks and shilling to try and fill pulpits and debating over matters that produce cringe is over. The time to change our minds about life, humanity, the human heart, forgiveness, redemption, justice, sin, the struggle of life, sexuality, human relationships, life, death, and the character of God is now. The time of start believing in the redemptive plan of God almighty through his only begotten son, Jesus Christ is now. The time to start believing and studying on what true love and joy is, is now.

This is happening. The end is coming and it is time for the modern man to take the red pill and wake up to the truth about God and the world. The time is coming and has come, when God will judge the world and its evil deeds. The truth is this: God loves us in such a way that He sacrificed His only son, Jesus Christ, His only son that had no sin in him, that whoever believes Him in will not die, but have ever lasting life. It is time. Repent, and believe.