Today's verses are John 17:5,6: "And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.  I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world.  Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word." My child, please hear again my extraordinary claim to have pre-existed before the world was ever created.  It's not the first time this has been said about me, nor have I claimed it in John's writings about me (1:1;14; 3:13; 6:62; 8:58; 16:28; 17:24).  It is another clear claim to deity.  I and the Father are one.

Do you understand what this also means?  It means your material world is not eternal.  It was created into existence by my Father in heaven with a single word.  Before that moment, nothing in your material universes existed at all.  It was formless and void.  It was nothing.  But my Father in heaven, along with me and the Holy Spirit, existed eternally before your material world was created.  We shared a perfect, interpersonal relationship of love together prior to creation.  It was a glorified relationship of perfect love!

That's why you were created.  We wanted to share that perfect love with you.  We wanted you to know with us what we have known forever.  Our love was so perfect for one another, you were created so that our love could be shared with you!  When you love my Father, and love your neighbor as yourself, as you've been loved, you are beginning to know the reason why you were created in the beginning.

Now I am asking my Father in heaven to glorify me on this material earth in the same way that we glorified each other in eternity, even before the earth was created.  This would eventually be accomplished in my resurrection and ascension.  Soon, people would see me in my glorified, eternal state!

I showed my Father's name, his perfect character, to the people whom my Father gave me out of the world.  If you love me, you too are one of those people.

What is your reason for existence?  To obey my Father's word, as I have obeyed my Father's word.  The desire of your heart should be to obey my Father's will, just as my desire, above all else, was to obey my Father's will.

My child, receive anew today my Father's love for you.  It's why I came.  Know the reason you exist is for love.  As my Father's love fills your heart, love your neighbor.  Give his love away to another who needs it.  Obey what he desires for your life.

In doing so, you fulfill your purpose on earth.  You are doing my Father's word, for his glory.  It's what I did.  It was my purpose.  It is yours too.

Obedience is the proof you love me.  Keeping my Father's word is the evidence you have given your entire life to me.  If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

You can trust me today.