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.”
If God is openly glorified in your life then you are favored of God.
“Glorified/Brought...Glory”(See :1, 4, 5)—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).
Rom. 8:26-27—“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
Rom. 8:28-39—“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; & whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, & furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”