Summary: 4 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-IV—John 17:1-26
Walking our dog/Our mission for the pastorium is to keep the carpet free of urine & excrement, which the church has so heavily invested in(sweat, time & money but mostly sweat & time)/In order to secure the success of that mission, We must walk the dog regularly!/We must make sure that she ‘does her business’ in appropriate places/Thereby the carpet remains clean!
Likewise Jesus set precedence regarding His overall mission.
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.
We have previously discovered that,
Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves The Ultimate...
3. GLORY(:1, 5)
11—Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
The Ultimate FAVOR(:9-10)
:9—“I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.”
Jesus, as if to strengthen His supplication, is praying on behalf of these disciples. In contrast, Jesus is not asking the Father on behalf of “the world” but on behalf of the very ones whom God Himself “has given” to Jesus.
There is a definite disparity/distance/separative aspect to the application of God’s favor. It transcends the limitations of Government, Geography, Social, Intellect, Finance, Freedom, Economics.
All those who belong to Jesus have been “given” or acquired by God the Father & are therefore naturally(or rather, supernaturally)His.
“Pray/Ask”2X(See :15, 20)—erwtaw—1) To question; 2) To ask—2a) To request, entreat, beg, beseech. Erwtaw denotes the form of the request. Erwtaw is to request a person to do(rarely to give) something; referring more directly to the person, it is naturally used in exhortation, etc. Strong—To interrogate; by implication--To request.
There are at least 7 other words in Greek which can be translated as “pray.”
“For”3X—peri—Prep.—1) About, concerning, on account of, because of, around, near. Strong—properly--Through(all over), i.e. Around; figuratively--With respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time(with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
:10—“And all Mine are Yours, & Yours are Mine, & I am glorified in them.””
Jesus declared, in prayer to the Father, that He had been “glorified” by means of the very ones which He had been given. By means of the believer’s belief, the Son of God is “glorified.”