Learning From The High Priestly Prayer, Part 4
Today we finish up Jesus’ high priestly prayer and chapter 17 in the gospel of John. Here is how Jesus ends this incredible prayer.
What is the glory given Christ?
Jesus prays that the glory He has been given is given to the disciples. What Jesus means here is that the disciples and those who come to know Him through their word will know the Father as He has known the Father. In other words, we get to know the Father in an entirely different way than anyone did before Christ.
Why are they perfected in unity?
Unity is one of the main themes of this entire chapter. Jesus prays that they (and we) are perfected in unity for two reasons:
- The world would know that He was sent by the Father
- The world would know that the Father loved them as Loved the Son
What does Jesus desire?
Jesus asks that We see Christ’s glory. What Jesus seems to be asking for here is his disciples future reality. He is praying that those who believe and follow Him will one day be with Him in heaven. He even indicates that this is an eternal reality that existed before the foundation of the world.
What do we do going forward?
Jesus’ purpose while He was on earth was to make the Father’s name known. He wanted to spread the Father’s glory and make His name famous. He has completed that task and will continue to do that with His disciples and those that follow them. The love that the Father gave Christ was in the disciples and is in us.
To do the same.
Make the Father known through Christ.
Give the love of Christ to others.