John Lesson 22 Day 2

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John Lesson 22 Day 2

John 17:1-5

3. a. Father . . .Glorify your Son

“Father…Glorify and exalt and honor and magnify Your Son, so that Your Son may glorify and extol and honor and magnify You.” (AMP)

Definitions of the Greek word doxazó—

Glorify—doxazó—of God exalting, or rather restoring, Christ his Son to a state of glory in heaven: See John 7:39; John 12:16; John 13:31f; John 17:1,5; Acts 3:13. (Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament)

Glorifying (1392/doksázō) God” means valuing Him for who He really is. For example, “giving (ascribing) glory to God” personally acknowledges God in His true character (essence). (HELPS Word studies)

“Display the bright splendor of your Son, so the Son, in turn, may show your bright splendor.” (MSG)

Jesus asked God to Glorify him so that he could glorify God. So Jesus wasn’t asking selfishly.

Jesus brought glory to his Father on earth because he obediently completed the work God gave him to do.

b. Glorifying God

After David placed the ark of the covenant in tent he made, David’s tabernacle. . .  “On that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the Lord by Asaph and his brothers.” (ESV) 1 Chronicles 16:7-36

The original pattern of worship established by David, “a man after [God’s] own heart.” (1 Samuel 13:14)

  • Give thanks to the Lord
  • Call upon his name
  • Make known among the nations what he has done.
  • Sing to him, sing praise to him
  • Glory in his holy name
  • Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
  • Seek the Lord and his strength.
  • Seek his presence continually.
  • Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles and the judgments he pronounced.
  • Sing to the Lord all the earth.
  • Tell of his salvation from day to day.
  • Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
  • He is to be feared above all gods. The others are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
  • Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
  • Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.
  • Bring an offering and come before him.
  • Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
  • Tremble before him, all the earth.
  • The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.

4. a. Knowing Jesus

Matthew 7:21-23; John 7:3; John 10:14; John 10:27-29

Even the devil can quote scripture. (Matthew 4:6)

Demons believe there is a God. (James 2:19)

Evil spirits obey Jesus. (Mark 9:25-26)

Demons even know that Jesus is the son of God. (Luke 4:41)

The unsaved religious call Jesus Lord, prophesy, cast out demons and even perform miracles.  (Matthew 7:21-23)

The missing link between Christian works and actually being saved

We must come to Jesus for forgiveness of sins to remove the barrier that exists between us and God. Once that is removed, we can know Him. The word know is speaking of intimacy, not just intellectual knowledge about God the Father and Jesus Christ.

“Neither the demons nor the unsaved religious have a personal, loving relationship with Jesus. This is the difference. Eternal life isn’t about memorizing scripture or church doctrine. It is about having a loving relationship with Jesus.” Conrad Conikker

b. Eternal Life

“John 3:36 and John 5:24 show that eternal life is a present-tense possession of the believer. Jesus here defined eternal life as knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ.” Andrew Wommack

“This life eternal, then, is not mere conscious and unending existence, but a life of acquaintance with God in Christ (Job 22:21). [He is] the sole personal living God.” (Jamieson-Fausset-Brown)

“…this is that eternal life with which infinite happiness is inseparably connected.” (Adam Clarke)

Death is not the doorway to eternal life. Jesus is.

“Jesus, draw me close
Closer, Lord, to You
Let the world around me fade away

“Jesus, draw me close
Closer, Lord, to You
For I desire to worship and obey.” (Lyrics by Rick Founds)

5. The glory Jesus had with you before the world existed.

John 1:1-3

Philippians 2:6-11

Hebrews 1:1-3

“In this moment, Father, fuse Our collective glory and bring Us together as We were before creation existed.” John 17:5 (Voice)

“Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking.

The Voice was and is God.
This celestial Word remained ever present with the Creator;
His speech shaped the entire cosmos.
Immersed in the practice of creating,
    all things that exist were birthed in Him. John 1:1-3 (Voice)

“And now glorify me, Father, beside yourself, with the glory which I was constantly having with you before the universe existed. … As for myself, I make a request concerning them. Not concerning the world do I make a request, but concerning those whom you have given me, because they are yours, and all things that are mine are yours, and the things that are yours are mine, and I stand glorified in them.  (John 17:4 WuestNT) (emphasis added)

Because Jesus died a “merciless death on the cross…God raised Him up to the highest place and gave Him the name above all.” (Philippians 2:8-9 Voice)

Just as Jesus accomplished all that his Father sent him to do, I want to carry out my entire destiny.

It is never too late. We have not missed it.

There is always a way to get back on track.

My answers to BSF Bible study questions on John Lesson 22 Day 2 ~ John 17:1-5