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Summary: 6 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-VI—John 17:1-26

Attention:

Likewise, Jesus set precedence regarding His overall mission.

Securing the Success of His mission involves certain things.

Need:

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...

1. CONTACT(:1)

2. HOUR(:1)

3. GLORY(:1, 5)

4. AUTHORITY(:1-2)

5. LIFE(:2-3)

6. ANOINTING(:3)

7. ACCOMPLISHMENT(:4)

8. TEAM(:6)

9. COMMITMENT(:6)

10. RECOGNITION(:7-8)

11. FAVOR(:9-10)

12. PROTECTION(:11-12a)

13. FAIL(:12b)

14. DISPOSITION(:13)

15. ARENA(:14-19)

16. OUTREACH(:20)

17. UNITY(:11b, 21-23)

18—Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...

The Ultimate LOCATION(:24)

Explanation:(:24) Place/Experience/Heaven

:24—“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.””

It is also Jesus’ desire for His disciples to reside with Him where He is— He is again seeing Himself as already in heavenly glory, seeing as how He has accomplished the work of God(:4)....

Jn. 14:2-4—““In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. “And if I go & prepare a place for you, I will come again, & receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. “And you know the way where I am going.””

Being with Jesus ensures that they will “behold” His full heavenly “glory.” This glory was granted to Him from God the Father. This glory was possessed by Jesus “before the world” was created; that is to say, Jesus is eternal(Jn. 1:1-2) & thus eternally “loved” by God the Father.

“Desire”—yelw—1) To will, have in mind, intend—1a) To be resolved or determined, to purpose, 1b) To desire, to wish, 1c) To love—1c1) To like to do a thing, be fond of doing, 1d) To take delight in, have pleasure. Boulomai has the wider range of meaning, but yelw is the stronger word; yelw denotes the active resolution, the will urging on to action, see Ro 7:15, while boulomai is rather to have in thought, to intend, to be determined. Strong—To determine(as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas boulomai properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e. Choose or prefer(literally or figuratively); by implication--To wish, i.e. Be inclined to(sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense--To be about to; by Hebraism--To delight in.

“With”—meta—Prep.(often used adverbially)—1) With, after, behind. Strong—properly--Denoting Accompaniment; "Amid"(local or causal); modified variously according to the case(genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between apo or ek & eiv or prov; less intimate than en & less close than sun).

“Behold”—yewrew—1) To be a spectator, look at, behold—1a) To view attentively, take a view of, survey—1a1) To view mentally, consider; 2) To see—2a) To perceive with the eyes, to enjoy the presence of one, 2b) To discern, descry, 2c) To ascertain, find out by seeing. word not used of an indifferent spectator, but of one who looks at a thing with interest & for a purpose; would be used of a general officially reviewing or inspecting his army. Strong—To be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]).

“Glory”(See :5, 22, 24)—doxa

“Foundation”—katabolh—1) A throwing or laying down—1a) The injection or depositing of the virile semen in the womb, 1b) Of the seed of plants & animals; 2) A founding (laying down a foundation). Strong—A deposition, i.e. Founding; figuratively--Conception. Used 11X.

Argumentation:

Mat. 6:9-10—““In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”

Heaven is a place where God’s will is accomplished unequivocally.

Mat. 4:17—“From that time Jesus began to preach & to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.””

Heaven is available to everyone at every moment.

Dan. 7:27—“Then the kingdom & dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve & obey Him.’”

The Kingdom of Heaven will always be...It will never cease.

Col. 1:9-14—“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, & to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom & spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work & increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience & longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness & conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

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