Summary: 2 of 6. Thru prayer, Jesus sought to secure the success of His mission. But How? 20 measures securing the success of Jesus’ mission. Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
SECURING THE SUCCESS OF JESUS’ MISSION-II—John 17:1-26
Jesus’ prayer in the Upper Room reflected the means to securing the success of His mission.
The success of Jesus’ mission is secured.
How is the success of Jesus’ mission secured?
What secures the success of Jesus’ mission?
20 measures for securing the success of Jesus’ mission.
Previously we had found that Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
1. The Ultimate CONTACT(:1)
2. The Ultimate HOUR(:1)
3—Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
The Ultimate GLORY(:1, 5)
Explanation:(:1, 5)Giving God the Credit/Merit.
:1—“Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, & said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,””
‘To glorify’—To credit with, OR give recognition to, OR to honor.
In order for this moment to meet its full potential/power/intent, then both the Father & the Son must act hand in hand. The Father must grant to the Son certain freedoms in order for His ministry to be fulfilled.
The Father must glorify the Son & vice versa. But how will/can/does He do that? The Son must be glorified in order for the Son to glorify the Father. In other words, the Son must be granted the freedom/ability to perform certain actions, thus calling attention to(glorifying) the fact that He is the Son of God—which/who will in turn provide glorification for the Father.
Such glory belongs to God alone!
“Glorify”(See :4, 5, 10)—doxazw—1) To think, suppose, be of opinion; 2) To praise, extol, magnify, celebrate; 3) To honor, do honor to, hold in honor; 4) To make glorious, adorn with luster, clothe with splendor—4a) To impart glory to something, render it excellent, 4b) To make renowned, render illustrious—4b1) To cause the dignity & worth of some person or thing to become manifest & acknowledged. Strong—To render(or esteem) glorious (in a wide application).
:5—““And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.””
Now it is pertinent that Jesus show the Father that He recognizes the need to enter into the final phase of His incarnation. He thus calls upon the Father to “glorify” Himself “together” with His Father.
The impending Cross-work of Christ will both “glorify” Himself as well as His Father as the two work flawlessly to bring about the permanent rescue of flawed people.
This glorification is bound up in & destined to reveal to the world the very “glory” with which He had “before the world was”(Jn. 1:1-5; Php. 2:5-7).
Jn. 1:1-5—“In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, & the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, & without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, & the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, & the darkness did not comprehend it.”