Prayer of Jesus – is it my Prayer?
I want to share an important Word today, it will be very splitting and serious. If we take this, then not only our prayer, but our life can change. I myself now have an assignment – to study this topic more deeply – but it needs to be studied not in theory, but in practice.
This is one of the highest spiritual martial arts. This is prayer. Prayer straight to the Father.
We all pray differently, and some feel that they have become better at praying, while others don’t.
There is a revelation. A prophetic person sees for the common good. For him it is normal not to look at himself at all. He has already shifted from himself to God.
“I see climate change. Because of this, rivers and seas dried up, fish died because there was not enough water. There was a well from which water flowed into rivers and seas and was pure. But this one well was not enough. It was necessary to have as many such wells as possible, from which pure water would flow, filling the rivers and seas, and bring back life in these rivers and seas. Because water from wells brought new life not only into rivers and seas, but also transformed everything around – changing the entire atmosphere.”
I believe that the Holy Spirit is revealing to us today that we should pray for the Body of Christ and give them water to drink. Millions of Christians need this water. Because often the vision that preachers communicate is meant for individual improvement of life quality. And a huge percentage of Christian preachers preach things that would make people feel better in their communities: so that they prosper, that they are good Christians, so that altogether it is “beneficial” for them to live with God – about the advantages of living with God. And this, of course, is only the initial stage of Christian maturity.
There is a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. There is a time to gather stones, and a time to cast away stones. And the time comes for the Body of Christ when it is necessary to cast away stones, and not to gather: not to strive for a megachurch, but to strive for sending out, not so that there are more of us, but so that these “more” needed to be sent and sent out to work.
Today there is a great need for new wells to be opened with pure water.
The Lord is taking us to another level, so that we don’t think only about our mantle, but so that, like Christ – He sees the planet – we can proceed to the more serious expensive resources of God’s kingdom, because God’s kingdom has different levels, like in the angelic world. In the angelic world there are angels, archangels, cherubim, seraphim, and ministering spirits. Satan makes copies – but prior to all this is God’s arrangement – thrones, principalities, powers, there are causal forces that bear consequences.
Can you imagine that there are causal forces? This is very difficult, because it is beyond our mind, because mind is carnal, it needs chronology, connection to matter, and so on. But a prophetic mind no longer “clings” to earth.
Today I was thinking about how my speech might become incomprehensible. Sometimes I myself don’t understand how I feel or what I’m talking about. But it’s normal when you move from the earthly to the heavenly. Prophets should not speak only what they understand. If they do this, they will not grow. We need to move to the level where we don’t understand what we are prophesying – as the Old Testament prophets did, like many of the New Testament Apostles – it was not revealed to them. As Daniel was told, he would only understand in due time. And he didn’t go about offended by God, but enjoyed what he had.
We need to pray for the Body of Christ in a mature way so that the real springs of life will arise.
I’d like to take a leap today. It goes ahead of the curve, but for me personally, I would like to talk about praying straight to God.
We all pray, but we all know that it is not always effective. That’s putting it mildly. And the point is not in you getting an answer the way you understand it. But the point is in what there really is.
When the Lord speaks of who He is, He says, “I am.” He is Yahweh. That is, the One who always is and will be forever.
And this is the dimension of prayer, which in eternity will be similar to this dimension. In eternity we won’t simply sing songs, but with different lyrics and feel better than now. But this is the oneness of the same nature, merging.
Poets usually seal the highest love by death, as proof of its strength. There is no stronger proof than death. The Song of Songs says: “Love is as strong as death, jealousy severe as Sheol.” “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Sorrows of Young Werther” – we see that death appears in these works as a seal. But this is not merging. It’s still not one soul.
The real merging will be in heaven. It won’t be that God is on the throne, and everyone is standing around, and everyone is “on their own mind.” This is a very primitive understanding of heaven. It is written that Christ will submit to the Father, and God will be all in all. We shall merge with Him, we will return to His nature, because we came from Him.
And who today is able to pray like this? Already here to breathe eternity. This is revelation. This is more than understanding. It’s more than practice. It’s whether you have it or not. Here is an economist – he knows everything about money, but he himself is poor. That’s how Christians are: they have knowledge, but they don’t have it.
Have. Have God. Have everything He has. “All Mine is Yours. And Yours is Mine.” How could Christ say this in weak flesh? That’s how – Because He had the Father!
I am called to follow in the footsteps of Christ, to walk His path, I am called to imitate Him – in what? – In all things! And Apostle Paul set this as the goal of his life – to be like Christ. For this reason, he didn’t marry and considered everything dust, for the excellence of knowledge, so that he may lay hold of that for which Christ has also laid hold of him. That is, to give such mutual love to Christ as Christ gave Himself to him. For Paul the main goal of life was to be like Christ. Not to be a good Christian, as 99.9% want, but to be like Christ Himself. He was ready to go to hell for the sake of Israel, that is, we see a very high identification here – and this was not a figure of speech, it was the truth. He was ready to “be accursed from Christ for his brethren.” This is the self-sacrifice of Christ. Christ died on the cross not because He knew He would rise again, but because someone had to die. And as Augustine said, if there were only one sinner on earth, then Christ would come for the sake of one. I will say more – if Christ were not sure that the Father would pull Him out of hell, He would go to hell for eternal torment so that we would be saved.
What do you think – isn’t there that much love in Christ?! Do you think He knew the “golden outcome” that God would raise Him from the dead? It seems that it doesn’t “smell” of love, “it smells” of good business. But Christ could have remained in hell, forever, in eternal torment, in order to save God’s chosen ones – I am sure that He has such love!
And in this dimension the church today cannot move. She seems to be playing the spiritual world. And modern prophets speak so that I don’t feel them even speaking to my conscience, I don’t feel that my heart is being decorated, I don’t feel that my heart is blooming. I feel that they teach me to be efficient, to “move with the angels,” but they don’t increase love in me. But I want love, I want love in exchange for all the gifts.
I don’t oppose gifts to love, shouldn’t do this. The excellent path is the combination of gifts and love. It is spiritual love that is the superior path. This is where I am calling you, here, on this mountain. I want to hear the voices that call me here. Where I won’t just be “like Him” or “the Bride best of all.” This is so childish. Love is simply consuming you, and you no longer need yourself. It’s hard to say in words – they are meaningless. Only figuratively, only similar. But you are drawn by what you were cut off from. Returning again – but a new Adam, because Adam forgiven and walking around guilty in heaven would no longer be perfect. I don’t want to be guilty. I want freedom. And only those who love to the end can receive it. And the Lord proved that having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. Loved them to the end.
For me, the pearl in the Bible is not John 3:16. This verse is a good verse for non-believers. All Scripture is inspired and profitable. Blessed be the Word of God forever! Not even Isaiah, chapter 53, where, like a song, it reveals Christ to us.
For me, the pearl is the mystery, like behind the veil, Jesus the Son of God, fellowships with the Father. How He prays to the Father before suffering on the cross – when He prays in his last minutes as the Son of Man, and after three days He will become the Son of God, according to the spirit of holiness and in a new body.
Jesus leaves us His prayer.
He said, “Pray like this: Our Father who is in heaven.” I think that’s what He really prayed. Our Elder Brother. Jesus is not just the Lord Messiah, the King of kings – that’s true – but He is our Elder Brother. He gave us His prayer.
Always when He gave the Word, He fed us with Himself. And He is the Bread from heaven. When He taught or gave something sacred, He broke Himself and gave Himself.
He is my Elder Brother. Today we need to transit. And this is a very difficult thing – to change spiritual psychology. This task is beyond the capacity of many prophets. They still talk about “distant” Jesus. Rarely have I heard Jesus being “given.” This is such a thin thread that you need to cross over the abyss in heavy winds and storms. But at the same time, it is such a rock that if you stand on it, you have to try hard to fall away.
He is my Elder Brother. I have elder spiritual brothers. Many are already in the cloud. There are those that I believe are above me, but mostly they are already in the cloud. But this is a little different thing.
And Jesus is the Elder Brother. But for us this is very difficult, for us He is distant, holy, and we feel internally about Christ that He is unattainable for us. And that’s wrong.
This is not psychology. This requires thorough work on your mind. For me, the pearl of the Bible is the high priestly prayer of Jesus in John 17, where Jesus Himself intimately prays to the Father. He gives a voluminous prayer, passes the inheritance He worked on and received on earth, and leaves.
In this prayer we hear Him parting with His dear ones, He had no others – those were His closest people. He had no double life, those were the closest ones. He had a Mother, but she was not closer than the disciples. He entrusted her to John. Jesus is our Elder Brother. He overcame. And above all, He overcame Himself. Then He defeated the enemy, defeated the whole world.
Paul says that he made it his goal to know Him – Christ, and the power of His resurrection, and sharing in His suffering, because he understood that the greatest treasures are hidden in suffering. We are running away from suffering, but Paul went towards it, he understood that the greatest treasures were there. “Conformed to death” – he wanted to die as a martyr for Christ.
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you” (Philippians 3).
He will reveal, but won’t give. He didn’t say that God would give it. Because it is a perfect gift.
I remember Brother Victor’s revelation when Mary sat with her disciples at the Calvary cross. And she called him to join them. And the brother replied that he was not worthy. And Mary said: “I saw you at the Calvary.” He received such an invitation.
Not every one of us has been at the Calvary. At your own Golgotha. Where are you from Calvary? In general, is it on your list of goals? Your Golgotha. Christ and Golgotha are inseparable. Because it is said that we preach Christ crucified.
And now, when I read this prayer – the high priestly prayer of Jesus – there are three levels here – that is, I can pray to the Father as He does. What glory! You can already apply at least a few lines to yourself. How my Elder Brother prayed, how my Elder Brother overcame. I can speak these words to God Himself.
Also, each one attains in his own measure. Someone has already conquered this territory, this field – and he can already pray like that. But it wasn’t like that before – you couldn’t pray like that, but now you can. And there is still something that we must attain, so there let us pray not in the first person, but indirectly, so that we can receive those things. But in any case, all this prayer is a diamond. Diamond of the Holy Scriptures, when we look behind the veil into the secret – the most intimate. And He didn’t pray that listeners could hear, He prayed directly into heaven, and the Father accepted every word with love.
I don’t know whether with tears or not, but with love, that’s for sure. What cannot be taken away from God is love. Because God is love. And Father heard every word with the greatest love for our Elder Brother. I don’t often hear Him called that, but today I want to talk about Christ as the Elder Brother.
With this prayer, with this diamond, you can test your path: how much of it can you pray, and what is not about you at all. You can test your salvation and your calling. Many things refer only to those who are already serving other people, who have already attained higher than those around them. But not each of us can boast that you have already achieved this. You don’t have the power to tell anyone what to do because you’re not there yet. But God is the one who gives it. This is not an army – this is a family.
He said to us to be like the Teacher. You have one Teacher – Christ. The teacher gives everything he knows and leaves. And one day through Christ we will submit to God Himself. And so is the prayer of the Elder Brother, Who went ahead of us.
“Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctifyi them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17:1-26).
It’s good to lift your eyes to heaven! He didn’t hide his face in His palms. He raised His eyes to heaven and began to pray to the Father. Think about it. He didn’t shout, He spoke calmly, but it was an open door – straight to the throne of grace.
Can I pray like this? – I speak for myself. I broke into pieces and scattered myself in this prayer, rubbed myself into it. So I don’t know if you can pray like that – I don’t know, it’s your conscience and your spiritual intelligence.
But my prayer is “glorify me with Your glory.” This doesn’t mean authority among people, vanity, leadership. He can glorify you so that everyone will speak evil of you, except the angels and the righteous saints who are in the cloud. He may glorify you so that people will not remember you, but that is His glorification. But I pray: “Father! The hour has come – glorify Your son, and Your son will glorify You!”
The Lord gave me authority, big authority. Another question is how I use it. Have I received this power, have I lost it, sold it, betrayed it – how much I have lost, how much I have not yet taken. But “As You have given Him authority over all flesh that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.” This is my Elder Brother. Why can’t I pray like He?! He told me to follow Him. That’s what He told us!
How can we pray? – “Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ, help me to give eternal life to all that You have given me.” At least that way!
“Let them know You!” To know God is eternal life. Eternal life is knowing God and Christ.
“I have glorified You on earth.” Some are still on the way, you can’t say that about yourself. But this is a great assignment! My Elder Brother said so. I also want to stand next one day.
“Grant me, Lord, to glorify You on earth and to complete Your work, intended for me since the day of creation – with the glory that I had before the world was.” And here is a question for theologians. A fight will begin here. Did I have glory before the world was, like my Elder Brother? I won’t argue with theologians, I’d rather become a prophet. I was destined from the beginning. I was. And I entered this body and walked according to the providence of God, and at one point the Lord met me, I crashed into a Stone and became a stone, a growing stone. And now I must bring Him my fruit, to accomplish the work for which He intended me and for which He sent me.
Father sent my Elder Brother for an assignment, so that He would carry it out. And He sent me for a business. And then I return. Because the Sons of God shouted for joy when the Lord stretched the line upon the earth. And I was one of them.
I accept this prayer that You, my Elder Brother, prayed. Glorify me with the glory that I had before the world was.
“I have revealed Your name to the men whom You gave me out of the world.” Isn’t that what I’m doing now? Am I not revealing the Name of Christ to you? I have revealed Your Name to men. Yes, I believe that the Lord gave you to me out of the world. It’s not that I’m your father. No. It’s just that you are mine, and I am yours. I’m here with you always.
And they kept His Word.
I have not yet found any contradictions to prevent me from praying this way. And you are here on this path. And some of you may already say: “I have kept Your Word!” Therefore, I pray the prayer of Jesus Christ to the Father and say: “I have revealed Your name to the people whom You gave me out of the world.” I still have a way to go, I have done very little, but I can say that to many who were given to me, I revealed His Name, and not heresy.
Many of you are a gift from God. Think about yourself that you are a gift. And when you come, come as a gift. Indeed, we need to accept something that we don’t have today. I said the first point – we already have something, and we can say so. Who of us is capable of this? Paul dared to be like Christ. Christ proved that you can live your life like God, that you can be like God.
If Jesus had not overcome, we would not call Him God. But after He had proved it with His life, we say that this is the true God and eternal life.
Merging. “And they have kept Your Word.” There are those among you who have kept His Word. Jesus had twelve, and He could say so. “Let everyone know that Jesus and I came from You!” I am Jesus’ brother. I am happy that I have such an Elder Brother!
I pray for those who are Yours, Lord! And all that is Yours is mine, and mine that is mine is Yours. This is for contemplation. Think deeply. And check what is still not the way. Give away what you haven’t given yet. Especially your fears. Because if you give, the fear will lose its power. We only fear what we have not yet given away. Because God will come like a thief to take what is His.
And all Yours is mine. Think about this more deeply! But I wander like a beggar, begging, having run away from the Father’s house and abandoned, I don’t believe His promises.
“I am glorified in them.” Glorify me among my neighbors.
Don’t lose anything I spoke today. Take and gather this necklace, we will wear what is dear to us.