“Für das Auge des Geistes is der freie Himmel überall.” Lücke. They enter into the embrace of God’s eternal purpose to glorify all who believe in Jesus. A grovelling carnality, a false humility, and an erroneous style of teaching, growing out of both these, seem to be the main causes of the general indisposition to rise to the standing which the Lord here gives to all His believing people. “I in them” are the last words of the Intercessory Prayer. “That the love,” &c. God’s character is the reformatory force. While mere general goodness of heart is of no saving value, a guileless desire to be taught of God, and an honest willingness to follow that teaching wherever it may lead us-which distinguished the Eleven-is, in the sight of God and the estimation of Jesus, of great price. This chapter contains, then, the words uttered by our Lord, with eyes lifted up to heaven, in prayer to the Father. "The Lord is faithful," says the apostle, "who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil" (2 Thessalonians 3:3); "I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day" (2 Timothy 1:12); "Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling (this answers to the negative part of our Lord's petition here) and to prevent you faultless (this is the positive) before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy," etc. Who shall dare to trifle with that which went on its unbending way, till it executed the Lord of Life and Glory? ", "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground", "it is good for them to draw near to God. ... John 17 17:1-12 The World’s MVP 17:11-19 What in the World am I Doing? The inevitability of an impending event did not lead Jesus simply to accept it fatalistically. Another reason was, that, by looking towards heaven, we are reminded that the majesty of God is far exalted above all creatures. (d) Love, and there is a something about love which always wins love. As you can place no limit to God’s love to the Mediator, so you can place no limit to His love to the people He has redeemed. “Thou hast loved Me from the foundation of the world” (Proverbs 8:22; Pro_8:31). chap. What a commentary on those apostolic words, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." My soul! “I have declared--and will declare it.” Paul prays for the Ephesians that God would give them the spirit of wisdom in the knowledge of Him--and yet they knew Him already. "THOU IN ME," He says, "and I IN THEE" and again, "I in them, and they in US." Learn, 2. John 17:26 - and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.' And will declare it - or 'make it known' [ egnoorisa (Greek #1107) ... gnoorisa (Greek #1107)]. The circumstantiality with which the prayer of our Lord is introduced bespeaks its high significance. Glorify thy Son; by sustaining him in his coming trials, and showing that he is indeed the Messiah. (Comp. They thus, by faith, come into a participation of God’s eternal love to his Son. I in them - By my doctrines and the influences of my Spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:5. Christ did not die to make His Father loving, but because His Father is loving. But this was an occasion of which the impression was indelible, and the upward look could not be passed over. Nor need we commit ourselves to the many rash and at least dubious theories, by which it has been sought to explain and reconcile acknowledged difficulties on this subject. See John 15:15, the only other occurance in John. 1. We are not insensible to the difficulty of explaining all the facts of the Biblical language, considering it as inspired; but let not this despoil us of what is beyond reasonable dispute, as illustrated by the language of this divine prayer. 26. The vine can only be understood in light of its definition as an abiding in love, and the fruitfulness of this love, as described in John 15:16 only makes sense in light of … Continue reading "Commentary on John 15:9-17" In the details not a word has been met whose appropriateness and fitness to the given situation has not been proved by exegesis. THE GREAT SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION. The word is more fully uttered in ch. This glorification embraced His death, resurrection, and session at God’s right hand, as accredited Mediator, cf.John 7:39, John 12:16; John 12:23. The title "Father" was, of course, Jesus" common way of referring to God"s relationship to Himself ( John 11:41; John 12:27; cf. His wisdom. How much more, then, must Christ's prayers, and this one above all, have been of that character! 1. Clarity of mind gives birth to zeal in devotion. ', Glorify thy Son - `Put honour upon Thy Son, by openly countenancing Him, when all others desert Him; by sustaining Him, when the waters come in unto His soul and He sinks in deep mire where there is no standing; by carrying Him through the horrors of that hour, when it shall please the Lord to bruise Him, and make His soul an offering for sin. Moral reformation consists in the transfusion of Divine love into souls. In short, this passage of the Lord Jesus (107) Christ might be said to be the seal of the preceding doctrine, both that it might be ratified in itself, and that it might obtain full credit with the disciples. John 18:2-9.—Homiletic Quarterly, vol. Reuss well renders the admirable thought contained in the words: And that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them: "The love of God which, before the creation of the physical world, had its adequate object in the person of the Son (John 17:24), finds it, since the creation of the new spiritual world, in all those who are united with the Son." ", (9) Does Jesus so emphatically pray here for His believing people, first, that His Father would "keep them through His own name" (John 17:11); and then-dividing this keeping into its negative and positive elements-pray both negatively, that they may be "not taken out of the world, but kept from the evil" (John 17:15), and positively, "that they may be sanctified through the truth"! Home; Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary; John; Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary John 16 . Hear Him telling His Father here, with sublime simplicity and familiarity, that "the hour was come." Connected as it is with the preceding words, this expression must mean: "And in loving them thus, it will still be myself in them whom thou wilt love, and thus thy love will not attach itself to anything that is defiled." And yet the prayer is not superfluous, because, while Christ depends on the good pleasure of God, he knows that he ought to desire what God promised would certainly take place. It is the Father with whom they have to deal. 14;) third, his parting address of prediction, warning, and consolation, (chap. "Walking in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship One with the other-He with us and we with Him" - uplifting, invigorating, transfiguring fellowship. It was the hour of unbearable suffering. (c) Merciful; “Who is a God like unto Thee.”. These 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: For the general character of this portion of the Fourth Gospel, see the opening remarks on John 14:1-31. StudyLıght.org. Unlimited in its degree. Hebrews 2:12, “I will declare Thy name unto My brethren; in the midst of the Church will I sing praise unto Thee.”— τὸ ὄνομά σου, Thy name) as Father, a most loving name.— ἡ ἀγάπη— κἀγὼ, the love—and I) i.e. John 14-17 New King James Version (NKJV) The Way, the Truth, and the Life. They come into the everlasting beams of the eternal Sun. Besides, their faith being at that time very weak, he promises greater progress for the future, and thus prepares them to expect more abundant grace of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:23;) The Comforter--whom the Father will send in my name, (John 17:26.) THE LORD'S PRAYER. from John 13:31 to John 16:33. heaven = the heaven (singular) See on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10. hour. Father, the hour is come. It is too much to be feared that few believers rise to this. Perhaps no part of our Lord's words has been less understood, or more perverted, than the seventeenth chapter of St. John. do thou, with uplifted eyes, and thankful heart, behold thy God and Savior, in this most blessed representation the Holy Ghost hath made of him, in this Chapter, here entering upon His High Priestly Office; and through faith, come under the golden Censer of his Offering! So dear, so very dear to God, More dear I cannot be; The love wherewith He loves the Son -. ", The hour is come. ’ . - I have taught them the true doctrine. [Note: Carson, The Gospel . John 12:23 et seq.) Sitting loose to all these, let us nevertheless-planting our foot upon such a prayer as this-rest perfectly assured that He of Whom the Lord Jesus promised that He should "bring all things to their remembrance, whatsoever He had spoken to them," has so guided the sacred penman in the reproduction of this prayer that we have it not only in the substance and spirit of it, but in the form also in which it was poured forth in the upper room. to prefer rounded but cold accuracy of knowledge to the rudimental simplicity of a babe in Christ? It is not therefore surprising to discover that they were a carefully laid foundation for the future, containing the promise of the Spirit of truth who would safeguard His message together with warnings of what was to come (chapters 14 - 16), His patriarchal prayer which would guarantee the safeguarding of His disciples (chapter 17) and His commissioning of His disciples to safeguard on His behalf the purity of the infant church, by bestowing on them ‘Holy Spirit’ (John 20:20-22). But did not the Father, you will say, know that? Himself, his nature, his perfections, especially of grace and mercy, his mind and will, his Gospel; See Gill on John 17:6. Knowledge coming gradually. On all these occasions, Jesus was in the open air; and in that position the upward glance would be more conspicuous. have declared = declared: i.e. Ver. The hour of hours; the hour with a view to which all the purposes of grace from everlasting were fixed; the hour with a view to which all the scaffolding of the ancient economy was erected; the hour with a view to which He had come into the world, and been set apart by circumcision and baptism and the descent of the Spirit; the hour with a view to which He had lived and worked and taught and prayed; the hour for which Heaven, for the ends of Grace, and Earth and Hell, to defeat those ends, were waiting alike with eager hope: that hour was now "come" - virtually come, all but come-`All things,' Father, 'are now ready. 2. 3. would naturally, but not necessarily, imply that he was under the open sky. John 12:23 : "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. (John 15:26.) He looked towards heaven, not as if God’s presence were confined to heaven, for He filleth also the earth, (Jeremiah 23:24,) but because it is there chiefly that his majesty is displayed. In the first petition of this prayer the disciples are not identified with Him, and yet He does not by the use of the singular person exclude them. Enlightened in its exercise. In the former the reader sees a strict morality which he fears he shall never be able to perform: in this, he sees all things are possible to him who believes; for that very God who made him shall dwell in his heart, and enable him to do all that He pleases to employ him in. Precious Lord Jesus! xvi., p. 225; G. T. Coster, Christian World Pulpit, vol. He was ready to face His fate. True, God will do whatever he has decreed, not only though the whole world were asleep, but though it were opposed to him; but it is our duty to ask from him whatever he has promised, because the end and use (108) of promises is to excite us to prayer. Were it not almost profane even to advert to it, we might ask the reader to listen to the character given of this Prayer by the first critic, bearing a Christian name, who in modern times has questioned, though he afterward admitted, the genuineness and authenticity of the Fourth Gospel (Bretschneider-with whom, as might be expected, Strauss agree): he calls it 'frigid, dogmatic, metaphysical.' The hour; the time for his suffering and death. The main purpose of these words is to stress where the response will come from, but it also illustrates how Jesus prayed at this moment (compare John 11:41). Открыл... и открою. But hardly has the sound of the last word died away, when He passes with the disciples over the brook Kedron to Gethsemane - and the bitter conflict draws on. 1. With confidence, then, may we entrust to Him our eternal all, assured "that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him against that day" (see the note at 2 Timothy 1:12). J. Vaughan, Fifty Sermons, 2nd series, p. 120. I go to prepare a place for you. By the name of God, is to be understood God himself, and whatsoever God hath made himself known by his word and gospel, his attributes and perfections. General Search for 'John 17:9-26' within 'New American Standard Version' on StudyLight.org in Joan.). It contrasts with Gethsemane where ‘He fell on the ground’ (Mark 14:35) or ‘on His face’ (Matthew 26:39). [24] Stanley F. Anderson, Our Dependable Bible (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1960), p. 157. There is nothing here which is not in perfect accord with the normal development of Jesus" life. Thus John joins the apostle Paul in the superlative importance attributed to being "in Christ." That this hour is meant is shown by the petition which follows: , “glorify Thy Son”. II. “No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” He that knows not Christ knows not the Father. The thought of Christ’s prayer in this verse is expanded in St. Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:17-19. Thursday night.) The Father was to glorify the Son, that the Son might glorify the Father: the glory of the Father, and the blessedness of believers given with it, was the final goal. аветных верующих, которые составят Церковь (ст. What greater glory could there be than the glory revealed when a holy but merciful God surrenders His own Son to die in awful suffering, a suffering in which He Himself will take part, for undeserving and sinful men, in order to finally redeem them and bring them with Him into His glory?. This, we think, is one of the most remarkable features in the phraseology of this chapter; and as it has a most important bearing on the subject of the foregoing Remark-the inspiration attaching to the language-so it is in singular harmony with our Lord's manner of speaking on other occasions (see the note at John 3:7, and Remark 3 at the close of that section; and at John 20:17). Он лишь тогда начинает любить нас, когда мы прививаемся к телу возлюбленного Сына. No doubt the light which has dawned in the hearts of the disciples through the revelation of God in Christ as yet only begins to appear. Он пользовался не только словами, но и тайным откровением Духа. ‘Father, the hour is come.’ These words bring home His expectancy of death. But who that has any spiritual discernment, and any of that spiritual taste and delicacy which constant dealing with Scripture in a devout and loving spirit begets, does not feel that the language of this prayer is all-worthy of the thoughts which it conveys to us-worthy of the Lips that poured forth this prayer: and what internal testimony to its inspiration could be stronger than this? From it cannot be argued that they were in the open air. There is not, indeed, in the words themselves actual demonstration that our Lord pronounced His last discourses under the open heaven. John 17:3. 26.And I have declared to them thy name, and will declare it. The two texts are actually of a piece. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, I have declared unto them thy name, etc. He undoubtedly did not have his pencil in hand; but the memory is proportionate to the attention and the attention to the interest; now must not that of John have been excited to the highest degree? Constant in its duration. Instead it moved Him to petition the Father that what was coming would result in God"s glory. The phrase. The thought of John 17:25 is now more fully expressed, and, with it, the result to which the knowledge spoken of conducts all believers is summed up in the one word inclusive of every blessing, both for time and for eternity,—love. [23] John Mackay, God's Order (New York: Macmillan Company, 1953), p. 67. Never does Jesus say in prayer, 'Our Father,' though He directs His disciples to do it; but always "Father," and once, during His Agony, "My Father:" thus severing Himself as Man from all other men, as the "Separate from sinners," though "Bone of our bone, and Flesh of our flesh. Here the Son of Man goes forward to receive the same. But He looked doubtless rather to the frame of their hearts toward Him, and the degree of teachableness they had, than to the extent of their actual knowledge-to their implicit rather than their explicit belief in Him. John 17:11 New International Version (NIV) 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. But the tender and discerning eye of the true shepherd will look with as much benignity on the lambs of his flock as on the sheep of his pasture. Of course, since the one of these advances surely into the other in the case of all divinely taught believers, even as the shining light shineth more and more unto the perfect day, so those who, under shelter of an implicit faith, advisedly, and after full opportunity, decline an explicit acknowledgment of the distinctive peculiarities of the Gospel, as they are opened up in the writings of the apostles under the full teaching of the Spirit, show clearly that they are void of that childlike faith in which they pretend to rest. John 17:1-5 Christ prayeth to his Father to glorify him, John 17:6-14 and to preserve his apostles in unity of faith, John 17:15,16 and from all evil, John 17:17-19 and to sanctify them with the word of truth, John 17:20-26 and for the perfect union of all believers, and. 1. Note on John 14:31. Paul used the expression "in Christ," or its equivalent (in him, in whom, etc.) i., p. 69; vol. 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