Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:20-23
Today we look at the 3rd and final prayer by Jesus in this chapter, this prayer is for all Christians including You! As Jesus states “For them which shall believe on Me”, so this prayer is for the Born Again Believers in Christ. Isn’t it comforting knowing that The Lord is actually praying for you!
Jesus’ prayer is about unity in God, as Jesus is one with the Father, we are to be One with Christ and the world may know Jesus through us. The Triunity of God is still perplexing to us, then add that we the Church are also the Body of Christ and one with God, yet we are all separate people. Its a beautiful mystery that has been pondered for centuries
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. John 17:24-26
Jesus is praying that we follow Gods Will, Jesus wants “Those who God has given him” to be with Him where he is, where is that? I believe it’s wherever Jesus may be now, we may be with him at that moment. RIght now Christ is in Heaven but eventually will come back to reestablish God’s Kingdom. We will be with him at all times, as his sheep
Jesus prays that Gods love is inside of us, we can’t be the Light and the Salt if we are filled with darkness. We know this world is evil, and its difficult many days to even socialize with people, but we need to be the Salt and Light as Jesus commanded, hiding under a basket does the Light no good
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. John 17:25-26
We are the Body of Christ and Jesus is living inside of us, we need to be his hands and feet in this world. I know it sounds cliche but we need to do more as Christians, stop arguing on social media and get off the couch!