Where I am, there shall also my servant be
John 12:26 - If 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 my Father honour.
Almost all the people who come to serve in the Lord's Kingdom come to do things, change people, bring people to God etc...
Because people do not follow instruction well therefore we have many that come to know the Lord by hardly any that remain and become witnesses.
The word Jesus uses here as 'serve' is the Greek word which comes from the root word Diakonos - which means 'to run on errands'. Serving the Lord or working in God's Kingdom does not mean doing things but following instructions. Jesus did not do things, but followed instructions as per the Holy Spirit lead Him to do therefore He was called 'Christ'. The God factor manifested in Him in every task that He did.
Therefore the request to us 'is anyone willing to follow instructions then God will do glorious things through you, like He did with Me'.
With regards to being with Jesus the promise is not immediately. The TVM (grammar) of the verbs state that in the future we will be where Jesus currently is. When Jesus was man then too the statement held true (indicating the manifestation of Christ in us) and even now that Jesus has ascended to Heaven, the statement still holds true (indicates when the sheep of God will enter Heaven).
am <1510> (5748)
TVM: Present, Not Stated, Indicative
be <2071> (5704)
TVM: Future, Not Stated, Indicative
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You came as man to show us the way. You set Yourself as an example for all mankind to follow. You humbled Yourself as mere man with all the weaknesses of man, yet no sin was found in You. The Resurrection Power which worked in You as You walked this land, help us also the walk in that same Resurrection Power today. Holy Spirit speak to your people that they may follow You so that the glory on God manifest on all of this earth...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
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