Need Someone to Pray for You? Read to the Last Part…Jesus Prays for Us…

JOHN 17

Prayer for the Son

1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Prayer for the Disciples

6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Prayer for all Believers

20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21That 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.

22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I 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. 24Father, 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.

25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26And 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.

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Do You Know Who You Are?

Who are you?

Where did you come from?

Who do you belong to?

Who will save you?

Who will always love you?

Who paid for all your sin?

Who paid for your sin, who paid your bill in full?

Better question than who are you is do you know Him?

When Love Was Slain

This world is not my home
Oh, this world is not my home
My home’s been made at heaven’s throne
This world is not my home
This life is not my own
Oh, this life is not my own
I am His and His alone
This life is not my own
I was bought when Love was slain
What high cost, to pay death’s wage
Now ransomed, I am freedom’s slave
My Jesus raised me from the grave
Come now and walk with me
Oh, come now and walk with me
Together we our Lord shall meet
Come now and walk with me
For I was bought when Love was slain
What high cost, to pay death’s wage
Now ransomed, I am freedom’s slave
My Jesus raised me from the grave
For I was bought when Love was slain
What high cost, to pay death’s wage
Now ransomed, I am freedom’s slave
My Jesus raised me from the grave
Soon Lord and very soon,
Oh, soon Lord and very soon,
You’ll come take me to be with You
Soon Lord, very soon

Start the Conversation

Are you waiting on the right time?

Do you need to get things right first?

Do you need to stop the sin first?

How about starting the conversation with our Savior first.  Get to know Him.  Talk to Him.  Read His word and keep asking Him for His help.  Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.  He loves you already.  He knows you now.  Come to Him just as you are and have faith that He will do just as He said He would.

Because He Lives

God sent his son, they called him Jesus,
He came to love, heal and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives.

[Chorus]
Because he lives
I can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because i know he holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives,
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain day because he lives.

[Chorus]

And then one day I’ll cross the river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain.
And then, as death gives way to vict’ry,
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know he reigns.

[Chorus]

Who Are You? 

Something to ponder on. 

  • First,in verse 1 we are to give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.  (Ask yourself,  who do you say He is?  Try to begin to write down all of the mercies   or perhaps only some of the mercies He has extended to you. Then, again after you have done that, ask again: who do you say that He is?)
  • Next we read ‘Let the REDEEMED of the Lord say so’. Now ask yourself this question. Who do you say the redeemed are?  Why do you believe what you have just written down about who the redeemed are?
  • Lastly,  are you one of the redeemed?   

Psalms 107:1-2

 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:

For his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

Let Me Tell You about My God! 

What is The Christian Vote – Results!

And Jesus Prayed -John 17:9

I  cannot read the entire prayer that Jesus prays, heck not even this small part without being moved in my core.  How can anyone read from the Holy Bible and read the words Jesus prays and not desire to truly know Him on an intimate level?  How can anyone read His prayer for all of us and not want to seek Him more than ever?

If you don’t know Him like that and don’t understand what I am remotely talking about then I ask you to pray.   Pray to our Father in heaven and ask Him to open your heart to see, to understand.  Ask Him to change and mold you into that which you were created for.  Ask Him to make you fall in love with Him in a way that can only be done by Him. That is the very thing that will change your life.   Falling in love with the very essence of God.  You cannot explain that to someone.  It takes a movement from the Holy Spirit.  For you don’t know Him I pray you will begin seeking Him with all diligence.

John 17:9

I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

What Would You Do?

I like to think we would each stand for the right thing,  for the truth.   Do you KNOW Him? If you don’t know Him intimately then ask Him right now to speak to you , to reveal Himself to you.  He can and will if you are seeking Him in truth.   He has to do it and nothing that anyone might say can show Jesus to you or put you in the place where you KNOW that you KNOW that you KNOW you are a child of the one true God.  If you are unsure then start today and talk to Him and bathe in His word and He will open your ears and your eyes and remove the impurities from your heart.  He is waiting.   / If you don’t know Him in that way then ask yourself  this,  would you be in the crowd in yhe scripture below yelling CRUCIFY…CRUCIFY?  

John 19:6-11
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”  The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”  When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,  and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.  “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”  Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
Commentary
Pilate wants nothing to do with the crucifixion of Jesus, yet the Jewish leaders continue forcing his hand. Pilate is afraid, and he is beginning to believe that there might be some truth to Jesus’ claim: the Son of God, Messiah. Jesus is the King that Israel always needed, He is the King that all people need in order to be in right standing with God. He is the ONLY one qualified to be that King – forever mediating our relationship with God.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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