John 12: 23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will myFather honour.
It is by God’s Word and prophecy fulfilled that the Son is glorified in the Father. Jesus is the standard by which all things are measured. If he then, being made as a man, was able to glorify God and to live unto Him, then we that have been sanctified are also His and are glorified together with Him when we prove by our love, word and standard that which He has shown us and conformed us to be, that is in his likeness. That we may be like him, and follow his steps.
Many will say that they need to go to where he was, but he said that he would go and prepare a place for us that he might come and receive us unto himself. This is not a physical place. For God is spirit. He is not man, therefore when he speaks, and when his word is caused to be remembered, and when we speak his word faithfully, we are glorified. Moses, on the Mount, when he received the laws written in stone, was glorified. Because he heard and understood God, not because he was taken somewhere else, that is to another land or some other state of mind. God through his word washed and cleansed him that he might hear God, that he might do the works he had been sent to do. We like Moses and Abraham have been called and chosen by God to do the same works, that we might believe him and be sanctified by Him.
We have heard that there have been many that have come in Jesus name, and in his likeness that it might nullify the diety of Jesus. But Jesus is the only one that can lead us to the true God. We, like him must do even as he set an example and enables us to do. Are we stronger than him? In no wise. If we are in him, and have been taught by him, and have sought him, his kingdom and his righteousness, if we have done that which he told us to do, honoring him, he teaches us all things and will manifest himself to us.
There are many writings of the word of Jesus that destroy the thoughts and intents of the heart, that is if we are those which do believe on him and trust him at all times. We are only able to do this when we no longer are self sufficient, but give God Glory in everything. Then are we holy. He has spoken from heaven, and we did hear him, and abode with him there in him.
What is it to be in him?
It is to rest in his word which by his Holy Spirit is shed upon us, translating us from one perception to his perception. When we wonder if he is doing this or that for the ones we love, when we ask him to do something that is according to his will, he tells us of it and what the result of the thing is. And what is the perfect will of God? We must seek this for our own. We cannot tell one this and another that, except the Lord show us the way.
What if he were to tell us that we are being used in such a way that goes against everything we have ever known? What is his answer? Jesus answers this in John 12:24-26. If we then therefore lay down our life for him, as he also did for us, then we will learn to do the same for our brethren, for we are to love one another.