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
Likewise, Jesus set precedence regarding His overall mission.
Securing the Success of His mission involves certain things.
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)
17. UNITY(:11b, 21-23)
18—Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
The Ultimate LOCATION(:24)
: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).