John 17 The High Priestly Prayer Verses 2 through 4

The High Priestly Prayer Part Two

Verse 2b-4

Note Matthew 11:27a where Jesus affirms this truth. Also, see Luke 10:22. Everybody will receive eternal life. The phrase “eternal life” comes from the Greek word Zoe which means life. We are to experience life without end. We have hope that extends beyond the grave. The believer never dies. The individual leaves this world to a place of bliss and peace in God.

This is eternal life—that believers should come to know and have fellowship with the Father. Because He is eternal, His believers are possessors of eternal life. He is the only true and living God. This same God sent Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Jesus says that He has exalted the Father on the earth. He [Jesus] has accomplished [fulfilled, completed] what He was sent to do on earth. The time is coming when His earthly ministry shall be finished. Note what Jesus says concerning about a prophecy concerning Himself:

“For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, and He was numbered with transgressors; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.” Luke 22:37 NASB

Jesus’ earthly ministry fulfilled all prophecies concerning His life, ministry along with His subsequent death and resurrection. Note also John 4:34:

“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” NASB

Jesus served to be an example to the believer. He was called, anointed and appointed to do a specific work on the earth. When His time was up, He left this realm, and returned to Heaven. We should do the same thing. We have been called to do a work for the Lord during a certain season. We must focus on completing what we have been called to do. If we do this, we will bless the lives that our ministry will touch. We will bring glory to the Father. We will receive glory and honor from the Father.


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