GraceLife Blog 101-Jesus’ Prayer For Us

Believe in the truth of Jesus Christ.  Jesus came to say that he and the Father are one, and that he did nothing to glorify himself.  He came to do everything the Father wanted him to do, and the Father wanted to glorify him, his Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus was glorified above all others, because everything he did pleased the Father.  Jesus was of the Father’s own Spirit, and the Father gave Jesus to the world so that the Spirit of Jesus could be with the world—living in the hearts of humans.  And that is important, because if the Spirit of Jesus is living in the hearts of humans, then the Father will love them as he loves his own son.

“Father, the time has come.  Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.  Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.  I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.  And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” (John 17:1-5)

What can separate us from the love of the Father?  Us.  We can choose not to believe the words of Jesus Christ.  When we decide that we do not believe in Christ, the love of Christ will not be in our hearts, and unless we choose Christ out of faith—out of what isn’t seen but what is believed—we will never know the truth about him.  We will never have the opportunity to live—to be of one spirit—with the God of all.

“My prayer is not for them (Jesus’ disciples) alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.  I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (John 17:20-26)

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