A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Jesus Prays For All Believers”, John 17:20) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word (the Disciples): 21) That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. 22) And the glory which Thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are One: 1John 1:3. 23) I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me. Hebrews 12:23. 24) Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with me where I am; that they may behold My Glory, which Thou hast given Me: for Thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 2Corinthians 3:18; 1John 3:2. 25) O righteous Father, the world hath not known Thee: but I have known Thee, and these have known that Thou hast sent Me. 26) And I have declared unto them Thy Name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith Thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them. Ephesians 3:17.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – vv20-23, Our Lord especially prayed that all Believers might be as one body under one head, lead by one soul, by their union with Christ and the Father in Him, through the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. The more they dispute about lesser things, the more they throw doubts upon Christianity. Let us endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, praying that all Believers may be more and more united in one mind and one judgment. Thus shall we convince the world of the truth and excellence of our religion and find more sweet communion with God and His Saints. vv24-26, Christ, as one with the Father: claimed on behalf of all that had been given to Him and should in due time believe on Him be brought to Heaven; and that there the whole company of the redeemed might behold His Glory as their beloved Friend and Brother; and therein find happiness. He had declared and would further declare the name or character of God, by His Doctrine (Truth) and His Spirit, that, being one with Him the love of the Father to Him might abide with them also. Thus, being joined to Him by one Spirit, they might be filled with all the fullness of God, and enjoy a blessedness of which can only come from being transformed (changed). Amen.
More to come and God Bless You.