"Sanctify them by Your truth. Doubtless, the more that differences among Christians disappear--the more they can agree even in minor matters--the impression upon the world may be expected to be greater. b. b.

Here the terms are used in their strict signification--"JESUS," because He "saves His people from their sins"; "CHRIST," as anointed with the measureless fulness of the Holy Ghost for the exercise of His saving offices "WHOM THOU HAST SENT," in the plenitude of Divine Authority and Power, to save. Pauline Epistles Wisdom Literature

tou' ponhrou' The genitive noun is ambiguous with regard to gender: it may represent the neuter toV ponhrov", “that which is evil,” or the masculine oJ ponhrov", “the evil one,” i.e., Satan. Enduring Word Bible Commentary John Chapter 17 John 17 – Jesus’ Great Prayer “John Knox, on his death-bed in 1572, asked his wife to read to him John 17, ‘where’, he said, ‘I cast my first anchor.’” (Bruce) A. Jesus prays concerning Himself. (Carson). I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. myself that they also might--may. -------------------- The ultimate result of such unity among believers will be that the world comes to believe that the Father sent Jesus (i{na oJ kovsmo" pisteuvh/ o{ti suv me ajpevsteila", compare i{na ginwvskh/ oJ kovsmo" o{ti suv me ajpevsteila" kaiV hjgavphsa" aujtouV" kaqwV" ejmeV hjgavphsa" in verse 23). "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. However, in context, Jesus has promised “another Paraclete” (14:16) and since the range of meaning for this word includes “advocate” (cf. He did not pray that his disciples should be removed out of the world, that they might escape the rage of men, for they had a great work to do for the glory of God, and the benefit of mankind. Jesus is showing us that we don't have to be perfect to be unworldly. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.". In the sense it was used in 10:36 of Jesus and in 17:17 and here to refer to the disciples, it means to set apart in the sense that prophets (cf. He asks, first, therefore, that the Father would sanctify the disciples, or, in other words, that he would consecrate them entirely to himself, and defend them as his sacred inheritance. i.
(Observe, that Christ never mixes Himself up with His disciples as He associates Himself with the Father, but says I in THEM and THEY in US). The New Testament But this was an occasion of which the impression was indelible, and the upward look could not be passed over" [ALFORD]. The New Testament I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world--for that, though it would secure their own safety, would leave the world unblessed by their testimony. Earnest convictions and desires, are hopeful tokens of a work already wrought in a man; they begin to evidence that he has been chosen unto salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent--This is the only place where our Lord gives Himself this compound name, afterwards so current in apostolic preaching and writing.

(Jhn 17:13-16) Jesus elaborates on the first request: keep them in My joy and away from the evil one. Minear, P. S., “John 17:1-11,” Interpretation 32 (1978): 175-79. The Old Testament "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. God the Father and God the Son, the Creator of the universe who needed nothing, Those who will believe in Me through their word: This shows that Jesus expects that the disciples' eminent failure would only be temporary. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.".

17:21 i{na pavnte" e}n wsin The model for this unity is the unity which exists between the Father and the Son, a unity which allows for diversity of persons while maintaining essential unity.

son of perdition--doomed to it ( 2 Thessalonians 2:3 , 14:21 ). He begins by asserting that he manifested the Father’s name to them. G. Krodel (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1968). The whole self-sacrificing work of the disciples appears here as a mere result of the offering of Christ [OLSHAUSEN]. Studying John 17 has been a tremendous prod to my own spiritual life in several ways. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point b. d. They have known surely that I came forth from You: They may not understand everything, but they believe in the Divine origin of Jesus and His teaching. 26. JESUS’ HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER. It is not the future glory of the heavenly state, but the secret of that present unity just before spoken of; the glory, therefore, of the indwelling Spirit of Christ; the glory of an accepted state, of a holy character, of every grace. "when you pray, go into your room, and when you have Commentary on John 17:1-11 View Bible Text . This is a posture that we don't usually associate with deep prayer. b.

This is "the beatific vision"; but it shall be no mere vision, for "we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is" ( 1 John 3:2 ). Unity of institutions does not insure unity of the Spirit. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Our goal is to be in the world, but not of it, or of the evil one; even as a ship is to be in the ocean, but not allowing the ocean to be in the ship. 1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven and said: The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. The word of God read, heard, understood and applied. none of them is lost, but the son of perdition--It is not implied here that the son of perdition was one of those whom the Father had given to the Son, but rather the contrary ( John 13:18 ) [WEBSTER and WILKINSON]. b. chose to commission and obey, respectively, the Son entering our sinful Having eternal life is here defined as being in relationship with the Father, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom the Father sent. He will return to this theme in verses 21-23. And the glory which thou gavest--hast given. All Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine: Anyone can say to God the Father all mine are Yours but only Jesus could say and Yours are Mine.
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17:7 Only now (nu'n) have the disciples begun to understand. b. I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am: Jesus asks for the consummation of the unity - a promise of togetherness with Him that we can be sure of. With this pre-existent glory, which He veiled on earth, He asks to be reinvested, the design of the veiling being accomplished--not, however, simply as before, but now in our nature. but I have known thee--knew thee. "As You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. They are, in a sense, being commissioned. 17:24) will be in them and in fact Jesus himself will be in them. It was because of a focus on His own disciples. Wenger, E. L., “‘That They All May Be One’,” Expository Times 70 (1958/59): 333. Jesus’ prayer now marks the conclusion of the Last Discourse. dovxasovn sou toVn uiJovn Related to the coming of the “hour” is the glorification of Jesus. The Gospels Should not Christians ponder these things? THE INTERCESSORY PRAYER. "I have glorified You on the earth. me into the world, even so have I also sent them--sent I also them. Jesus prays for this to be carried out. General Epistles You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. This chapter is a prayer, it is the Lord’s prayer, the Lord Christ’s prayer. . 17:13 proV" se e[rcomai Jesus reiterates that he is coming to the Father, as he had stated before in 17:11. Prophets The Old Testament 3:17), so Jesus is sending the disciples into the world to continue his mission after his departure. If we stay with Jesus, it is because Jesus has prayed for us "Father, keep them.".