Jesus Asked to be Glorified
Jesus is glorified by making the Father known to Humanity.
Jesus fulfilled His mission by dying on the cross for our sins and being resurrected from the dead.
It is only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ that we can know the Father.
If Christ had not come in the flesh there would be no way for us to know God as He intended.
We come to know God’s tremendous love, patience, kindness and grace because of Jesus sacrifice.
Just imagine that every sin we have ever committed or will commit is forgiven by God through Jesus.
Nothing we will ever do will separate us from the love of God.
The salvation of Humanity comes only through Jesus.
This ultimately brings glory to God.
Jesus asked to be glorified with the glory He had before the foundation of the world.
to glorify (doxazo)v.
— to positively acknowledge, recognize, or esteem one’s character, nature, or attributes.
glory (divine) (doxa) n. — the manifest presentation of God’s infinite and majestic nature; normally conveyed to humanity as superlative brightness.
Jesus was asking the Father to recognize him by restoring his Pre-incarnate state that he had before the world began.
Jesus stepped out of glory and was limited by space and time in His humanity.
He had all the frailties that humans have.
He was hungry, tired, tempted, thirsty, angry, felt pain ect...
Jesus now has no limitations.
He is eternal and has been returned to His splendor and majesty that He had with the Father.
He is equal with the Father.
We get a glimpse of His glory at the transfiguration.
One day we will behold Jesus and all of His Glory!
Jesus Asked the Father to Keep the Disciples in His Name
Name in this context means nature.
Jesus demonstrated the perfect nature of God.
The words that He spoke were the words of God.
The work He did was not His own but the Fathers.
Jesus declared himself God.
So if we want to know what the Father is like all we have to do is look at Jesus.
We can pay attention to his teachings.
We can observe His actions and how he handled situations.
Jesus said that if we want to love him and be like him obey his commandments
Jesus was not wanting the disciples to return to their old natures.
The ones that were wordly and self consuming.
He wanted them to demonstrate the characteristics of God and his nature.
Love, Patience, Righteousness, Truthfulness, Faithfulness.
His purpose for keeping them in the name of the Father, was so they would bring glory to Him and show other’s how to do it.
Jesus Asked the Father to Keep the Disciples From the Evil One.
The evil one is Satan.
He is an accuser
He will accuse you of every wrong doing.
He will tell you that you are not worthy to be a follower of Christ.
He will accuse you at the judgment.
He is a tempter
He will tempt you with worldly and fleshly pleasure.
Promising you the satisfaction you are looking for.
Temptation only leads to sin.
Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.
He is a liar and a murderer
Satan cannot tell the truth.
His nature is to lie.
He will lie to us just as he lied to Eve (You will not surely die).
Satan opposes the principles and teachings of God.
He will tell us that they are a bunch of rules and regulations that rob us from fun.
He will try to convince us that judgment is a fairy tale.
We will never be held accountable for our sin.
He is a thief
He will rob you of the joy that God wants to give you.
Jesus asked the Father to protect them from the persuasion of Satan.
Jesus Asked the Father For All Believers To Go To Heaven
Part of our reward when we get to heaven, is to see Jesus in all of His glory.
We will also get to stay with Him forever.
Jesus promises to prepare us a place in heaven.
Heaven will be our Wonderful dwelling place for ever.