John 17:20-26 Jesus Prays For All Believers 

Jesus finishes His verbal prayer:

[20] “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

He was talking about US!

[21] that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

The oneness about which Jesus is talking is all of us having the same spirit, the Holy Spirit. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we all think the same-although I wish there was more of that kind of oneness…

[22] I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:
[23] I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 

When we are all on the same page-literally-about evangelism, worship, and righteous living, we ARE a light in a dark world. The problem is that we have diluted the Gospel down to having Jesus forgive our sins…that’s it. There is no followship, no discipleship, and no fruit from many who say they came to Christ. All we can do is be faithful and preach a correct message. 

 [24]  “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

BEST VERSE! It explains Jesus’ passion and plan for us while giving us a glimpse of His former glory. 

[25] “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. [26] I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” 

I love the word, “continue;” it tells us that Jesus will be interacting with His disciples (and us) revealing the Father to us as we go. His love is to overflow in our hearts to those around us, especially to those who need Jesus! 

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