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John 17

November 3, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

‘Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. 14 I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. 16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. 19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.’” v.13-19

In John chapter 17, we see Jesus praying for Himself, His Disciples, and Future Followers.  His overall message is that we would become ONE just as He and the Father are ONE.  In this he prays that His Followers would know the truth of His word, and be in the world but not of the world.  The only way this can happen is when we get serious about knowing God and we allow The Holy Spirit to reveal Truth to us.

How do we get this truth?  Great question!  You can gain some of it by attending Church, but the best way to get to know God and His teachings is to spend time with Him on a daily basis.  When you do this, God will reveal himself in new ways.  Think of it like a conversation.  You speak to God through prayer, and he speaks to you through His Word.  Carve out time in your day to connect with God and you will see your relationship with Him grow stronger and deeper.

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