FOLLOWERS ARE RESERVED – JOHN 17
Reserved in the Father’s Name John 17:1 – 11:
1 Jesus said these things; then, lifting his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the time has now come; give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you: (John 12:23; 13:32 BBE)2 Even as you gave him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all those whom you have given to him. (Dan 7:14; Matt 11:27; 28:18; John 3:35; 5:27; 6:37; 17:6, 9, 24; 1 Corinth 15:25,27; Philip 2:10; Heb 2:8 BBE)3 And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ. (Isa 53:11; Jer 9:24; John 3:34; 5:36-37; 6:29,57; 7:29; 10:36; 11:42; 1 Corinth 8:4; 1Th 1:9 BBE)4 I have given you glory on the earth, having done all the work which you gave me to do. (John 4:34; 5:36; 9:3; 13:31; 14:13,31; 15:10; 19:30 BBE)5 And now, Father, let me have glory with you, even that glory which I had with you before the world was. (Joh 1:1-2; 10:30; 14:9; Philip 2:6; Col 1:15,17; Heb 1:3,10 BBE)6 I have given knowledge of your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world: yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your words. (Psa 22:22; John 6:37,39; 10:29; 15:19; 17:2,9,11,26 BBE)7 Now it is clear to them that whatever you have given to me comes from you:8 Because I have given them the words which you gave to me; and they have taken them to heart, and have certain knowledge that I came from you, and they have faith that you sent me.(John 8:28; 12:49; 14:10; 16:27,30; 17:25 BBE)9 My prayer is for them: my prayer is not for the world, but for those whom you have given to me, because they are yours (1John 5:19 BBE)10 (All mine are yours, and yours are mine) and I have glory in them. (Joh 16:15 BBE)11 And now I will be no longer in the world, but they are in the world and I come to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name which you have given to me, so that they may be one even as we are one.(John 10:30; 13:1; 16:28; 17:21; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 1:1 BBE) Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are (John 17:11 NKJV)
Reserved in Safety:
12 While I was with them I kept them safe in your name which you have given to me: I took care of them and not one of them has come to destruction, but only the son of destruction, so that the Writings might come true.(Ps 109:8; Joh 6:39,70; 10:28; 13:18; 18:9; Ac 1:20; Heb 2:13; 1Jo 2:19 BBE) “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled” (John 17:12 NKJV)
Reserved in Joyfulness:
“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves” (John 17:13 NKJV). And now I come to you; and these things I say in the world so that they may have my joy complete in them. (John 17:13 BBE).
Reserved in Purity:
“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15 NKJV) “ I have given your word to them; and they are hated by the world, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world”.(John 8:23; 15:18-19; 17:8,16; 1 John 3:13 BBE) “My prayer is not that you will take them out of the world, but that you will keep them from the Evil” One.(Matt 6:13; Ga 1:4; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 John 5:18 BBE)
Reserved Separate from the World:
“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world (John 17:16 NKJV). “They are not of the world any more than I am of the world” .(John 17:14).
Reserved in Process of Sanctification:
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17 NKJV), “Make them holy by the true word: your word is the true word” .(2Sa 7:28; Ps 119:142,151; Joh 8:40; 15:3; Ac 15:9; Eph 5:26; 1 Peter 1:22).
Reserved in Active Service:
“As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world” (John 17:18 NKJV). ”Even as you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world”.(John 20:21).
Reserved in Perfect Unity:
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:20-21 NKJV) 19 And for them I make myself holy, so that they may be made truly holy. (1 Corinth 1:2,30; 1 Thess 4:7; Heb 10:10) “My prayer is not for them only, but for all who will have faith in me through their word; “May they all be one! Even as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, so let them be in us, so that all men may come to have faith that you sent me”.(John 10:16,38; 14:11; 17:11,22-23; Rom 12:5; Gal 3:28).
Reserved for the Coming Glory:
“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:22-24 NKJV). “And the glory which you have given to me I have given to them, so that they may be one even as we are one; (John 14:20; 1Jo 1:3; 3:24 BBE) “I in them, and you in me, so that they may be made completely one, and so that it may become clear to all men that you have sent me and that they are loved by you as I am loved by you. (Col 3:14 BBE) “Father, it is my desire that these whom you have given to me may be by my side where I am, so that they may see my glory which you have given to me, because you had love for me before the world came into being. (John 12:26; 14:3; 17:5; 1Th 4:17 BBE) “Father of righteousness, I have knowledge of you, though the world has not; and to these it is clear that you sent me; (John 7:29; 8:55; 10:15; 15:21; 16:3,27; 17:8) “And I have given to them knowledge of your name, and will give it, so that the love which you have for me may be in them and I in them.” (John 15:9,15; 17:6).
THE DIVINE PROTECTOR WILL ALWAYS RESERVED THE SAINTS:
God Is the Pilgrim Companion: “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you” (Gen 28:15 NKJV).He is the Sleepless Watchman: “Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep (Psa 121:4 NKJV).
He is the Protective Father: “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are” (John 17:11 NKJV) “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:7 NKJV). “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one” (2 Thess 3:3 NKJV).
He is the Almighty Guardian: “For this reason 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 what I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Tim 1:12 NKJV) “who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5 NKJV). Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy (Jude 24 NKJV) Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth (Rev 3:10 NKJV).
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