Jesus said in John 17:1, “Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.”
Did you realize that we are His glory? As I was reading this passage of scripture, it struck me that Jesus was referring to those who believe in and follow Him as the object of His glory. Why, you might ask?
Jesus’ entire purpose of coming into this world was to redeem us from the curse of our sins. He showed us the way to eternal life through faith and trust in Him and in what He did on the cross. John 17:9 says, “I pray for them. (that’s the ones who believe in Him) I am not praying for the world (that would be those who have rejected Jesus), but for those you have given me.
Do you understand when Jesus says “the ones you have given me” he is referring to those who love him, that God the Father has put them in Jesus’ care. God the Father has given us to Jesus according to our faith in Him.
He goes on to ask that the Father would protect us after He leaves the world. He of course was speaking to His disciples who were physically with him as he walked the earth in an earthly body. He says, “I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name–the name you gave me–so that they may be one as we are one.”~John 17:11
There is power in the name of Jesus. Power given us by the Father in Heaven who loves us. Have you put your faith and trust in Jesus? Jesus said in John 16:33, “…I have overcome the world.” There is much evil and death in the world, but Jesus overcame all this by his death on the cross. He took from the devil the keys to hell, and he crushed the enemy under His feet so that we might be free from the power of sin and death.
Do you know him, dear one? Turn to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, and you will be saved, and you will spend eternity in Heaven with Him and with the Father.
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