Jesus' Prayer At Gethsemane John 17:1-26. Jesus finishes praying with his faithful apostles. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and (W)none of them is [g]lost (X)except the son of [h]perdition, (Y)that the Scripture might be fulfilled. John chapter 17 - the prayer of Jesus in the garden - YouTube Acts 1:9-11; Phil 2:9-11; Rev 1:16). First is that an early commentator, no less than the author of the book of Hebrews, suggests that the Father answered Jesus Gethsemane prayers in the affirmative: In the days of his flesh, he offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the one able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his piety.. iii) It was prayed somewhere between the Upper Room institution of the Lord’s Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane. If God was going to reckon me as very sin, curse, and death, Id certainly be praying that the judgment not continue eternally. 2:6; Col. 1:15; Heb. An interpretation consistent with the claim of the author of Hebrews”that Jesus was not asking to avoid the cup altogether”would seem to be suggested in Matthews account, which reports that Jesus prays, My father, if [or perhaps since] this cannot pass away until I drink it, your will be done. This is a prayer that the cup of judgment pass away after Jesus drinks it. 21, 23), and heaven (v. 24) in the future, that believers might see His glory (v. 24), and fully experience God’s love (v. 26). The Father said yes to Jesus prayer, and the cup passed away. ii) This prayer in John 17 the Lord's Prayer. 1:14), prior to the Upper Room Discourse (12:28), and it is also part of it (13:31-32). He asked for the Eleven (and their successors): faithfulness (v. 11). In the John 17 prayer, Jesus looks to the future and includes all those who would ever believe in Him (verse 20). Eternal life is not defined here in terms of duration, but rather in terms of relationship: knowing God through faith in Jesus Christ (17:3). 3:28]; Eph. Because Christ is returning to heaven, Jesus asked that the Father keep them loyal, and that they have unity as well as the joy of Christ (17:11-13). Eternal life starts when a human is spiritually born again (cf. 3 And (D)this is eternal life, that they may know You, (E)the only true God, and Jesus Christ (F)whom You have sent. 3:22], Matt. To this benign wish, Jesus responds to Peter with the bracing retort, Ge, But given these texts, is there a reasonable way. 6 (K)“I have [c]manifested Your name to the men (L)whom You have given Me out of the world. I want to return to the texts to see if we can read them likewise. Jesus prayer that the cup pass away would not a prayer that he not drink of the cup at all. Constable (2017:321) summarizes the main points of the prayer as follows: Jesus asked for Himself: glorification (vv. But it will take all eternity for us to fully understand it! this is eternal life, that they may know You. Before considering them, though, I want to note a couple of other items that would also make it problematic to read Jesus prayer in Gethsemane as a request to escape the cross. Ever since the fifth century, Jesus' prayer in chapter 17 has been referred to as Jesus' High Priestly Prayer, praying for others as a mediator, in a priestly way (Hebrews 8:34; Hebrews 4:14-15; 7:25; 1 John 2:1). Jesus’ request for glory (17:1, 5) is unselfish, for his death on the cross would reverse the conditions of a lost and fallen humanity (Constable 2017:309). * 1 When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven * and said, “Father, the hour has come. Note: These two prayers of our Lord at this particular time in His ministry (the high priestly prayer of John 17 and the Gethsemane prayer of Jesus as recorded in Matthew, Mark, and Luke when His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground), which took place so close in time, are not found together in even one Gospel. Now the Son is asking to at least be restored to the status He had before the world was — and this was undoubtedly granted (cf. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but (AB)that You should keep them from the evil one. What did Jesus ask for, and what were his reasons for the petitions made? The main themes of this prayer are the glory of God and the welfare of Christ’s disciples. Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com, unless indicated otherwise. 4 (G)I have glorified You on the earth. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Because Jesus is glorified in them (17:10) — and what is Christ’s is the Father’s — the second part of this high priestly prayer is for the preservation (17:9-14), protection (17:15-16) and sanctification (17:17-19) of the eleven apostles (cf. His previous On the Square articles can be found here . James R. Rogers is department head and associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University. . Jesus’ “high priestly prayer” (John 17) is only about 650 words. 11 (S)Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Prayer should be for those whom we know personally, even as Yeshua prayed for the apostles. for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. But given these texts, is there a reasonable way to understand Jesus petitions in the garden that is consistent with the commentary in the book of Hebrews and the upshot of these other texts? Leah: The Woman No Man Loved But Every Woman Envied (Gen. 29:15-35), 1. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. Regarding view 2, this is certainly not the case in the temptation of Jesus, and is most likely not the case in John 17, either. But the Father did not desire it. It is similar to the question, How do we know what the temptation of Jesus by Satan looked like? 3:3; [2 Tim. 3:3-5). Then, ‘after singing praises, they go out to the Mount of Olives.’ They head eastward to a garden called Gethsemane, where Jesus is accustomed to goingOnce they arrive at this pleasant spot among the olive trees, Jesus leaves eight of the apostles behind.
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