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Christ Prayed For Those That Believed

Coming live from turtle30cshell.com, I am your host
Christina Farris. I am talking today about Jesus
praying in the garden before his death for you, for me,
for his disciples and most of all Himself. In Christ
humanity though He be God’s only begotten Son, He
demonstrates how we ought to commune or pray for
others including our own needs. The compassion of
Christ knowing He was going to the cross is
remarkable for us. To love us knowing we all would
nail Him to that tree for our sin. All of us would be
guilty for doing so. We nail Him each time we believe
not God’s word, use God’s word in vain. Misuse God’
s word to glorify ourselves. Christ is the word of God
according to John 1:1. And when we think about it
Christ being in the flesh, born of virgin, named Jesus.
Born to die at Calvary, yet born to live eternally as He
always had to show the victory over the grave. The
victory over sin of killing the word of God. Yet God
can raise up the Word again. Christ demonstrates this
through His death and resurrection. All for the
purpose of glorifying the Father. Let us go to garden
where Christ prayed for his disciples, the world and

John 17:1-26 KJV
(1)  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes
to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify
thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
(2)  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that
he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.
(3)  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee
the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
(4)  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished
the work which thou gavest me to do.
(5)  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine
own self with the glory which I had with thee before
the world was.
(6)  I have manifested thy name unto the men which
thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and
thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
(7)  Now they have known that all things whatsoever
thou hast given me are of thee.
(8)  For I have given unto them the words which thou
gavest me; and they have received them, and have
known surely that I came out from thee, and they
have believed that thou didst send me.
(9)  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for
them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
(10)  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I
am glorified in them.
(11)  And now I am no more in the world, but these
are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep
through thine own name those whom thou hast given
me, that they may be one, as we are.
(12)  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in
thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and
none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the
scripture might be fulfilled.
(13)  And now come I to thee; and these things I
speak in the world, that they might have my joy
fulfilled in themselves.
(14)  I have given them thy word; and the world hath
hated them, because they are not of the world, even
as I am not of the world.
(15)  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of
the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the
(16)  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the
(17)  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(18)  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so
have I also sent them into the world.
(19)  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they
also might be sanctified through the truth.
(20)  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also
which shall believe on me through their word;
(21)  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in
me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that
the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
(22)  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given
them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
(23)  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made
perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou
hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast
loved me.
(24)  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast
given me, be with me where I am; that they may
behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou
lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
(25)  O righteous Father, the world hath not known
thee: but I have known thee, and these have known
that thou hast sent me.
(26)  And I have declared unto them thy name, and will
declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me
may be in them, and I in them.

Word of God brings life to all men, women, boy and
girl. It brings spiritual by belief in Jesus. Even if you
never heard of Jesus in the flesh, you either believe
the word of God or you do not. Most people fail to
grasp what faith is all about. It is both spiritual and
physical in the flesh. Meaning Christ is both spiritual
and fleshly. What God speaks is truth, Christ is truth
in the flesh. He is the Spirit of Prophesy foretold by
the saints in the Old Testament, fullfiled in the New
Testament, yet He always was and is on the right
hand of the Father, yet He was and is the sacrifical
Lamb in the center of the throne in Revelations who is
worthy to open the seven seals. Christ judgment is
coming. Yet here in the garden we see Christ praying
for each of us. For His disciples. Those that follow
Him, that they be united as one, as He and His Father
were united.

Are we united by the spirit of truth the Holy Spirit
living in each believers heart. The word written on our
heart that says we are His child. We all make
mistakes, we all fail, but the one thing that unites his
children is the word of God who is Jesus. Belief in
Christ and seal of the Holy Spirit that comforts our
hearts while we are absent from the Lord. Christ
prayed for not just our unity, but the struggles we
would have. Prayed that we be kept from evil. That
we would be sanctified. Sanctification begins when
one is saved. We are completely cleansed upon
salvation from all our sins. However we often need
our feet washed from the road dirt in life. The world
taints and tempts us. Yet God’s grace is sufficient to
those that trust in Him. The word renewing us daily,
weekly and yearly upon the hearing of it. But it more
then that, it first step of belief and God begins to
change us through His word. Christ prayed for the
keeping of our soul.

Paul said:

2 Timothy 1:12-14 KJV
(12)  For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I
have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to
keep that which I have committed unto him against
that day.
(13)  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou
hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ
(14)  That good thing which was committed unto thee
keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

Though God is able to keep what we commit our
hearts to Him, He does not force it. That why the
sanctification must continue in our life. For we slip
and fall not meaning to or in simple teen like rebellion
to the yoke and bridle God places on us. Though His
burden be light, we often get muddy by sin of flesh, by
our human nature, for we are ourselves are not God.
Yet as a believer we sin not against God in unbelief,
but believe until the day of redeemption, for the Holy
Spirit speaks to our hearts of the truth of God. It takes
faith to believe and a continuing growing in faith to
learn to trust God even daily.

Next week we will be speaking on the son of perdition
and the betrayal of Christ. We have not over looked
the reference in this chapter but has postponed it.
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