Hours before Jesus freely gave His life for us … he prays.
Here are several huge concepts found in John 17 that blow me away:
:: Here are His words: “Having completed the work you gave me to do, I honored you on earth [ by leading people to praise God]. I am blown away by the idea that Jesus completed God’s task by leading people to paise God. And, it honored God.
// if we want to honor God, we can do so by leading people to praise Him //
:: Later Jesus prays: ” I pray that they can also be one in us [ or “be in us”]. Then the world will believe that you sent me.” Did you catch it? Then. If, or when, we are one [unified] in God, then, the world will believe that God sent Jesus. Later Jesus went as far as to say “I will be in them and you will be in me so that they will be in perfect unity.”
// they wont get it until we are united with God //
// they wont get it until we are united with each other //
My hope and prayer is that we can continue to honor God by leading people to praise God. Both on our platforms and off.