John Lesson 23 Day 2

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John Lesson 23 Day 2 BSF

3.  Father…glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. (NLT)

“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 12:16John 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.

4. a. Even the devil can quote scripture.

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)

Demons obey Jesus. (Mark 9:25-26)

Demons even confess 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)

What is the missing link between Christian works and actually being saved?

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

“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. Before there was a was.

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’s never too late. We haven’t missed it.

There’s always a way to get back on track.

MY answers to BSF Bible study questions on BSF John Lesson 23 Day 2 ~ John 17:1-5