Representatives on Earth

John 17

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

6“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.

7Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.

8For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

9I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.

10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

11I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.

12While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

17Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:

23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

As i have previously mentioned, when we call ourselves Christians we are representing Yahuvah and Yahuwshua. I was watching reality TV the other day and an unnamed woman showered daily in the garden in full view of everyone. I remember one contestant said something like ‘so is that sort of thing allowedacceptable now?’ referring to ‘Christianity’ as a whole. Furthermore i rememer the same lady saying something like what she sees as wrong may be ok i someones eyes, and what they see as wrong may be ok in her eyes. What ever happened to unity and truth? There is only one truth, its not about our interpretations. Isnt that how things went wrong in the first place. Its really easy to fall into that minset because to be honest, a lot of people are too liberal [i feel i am very liberal but it comes from a different mindset which fits in with all my beliefs whereas i feel many others are just to so they fit in, are acceptable to the society, their peers etc. With time i hope to get to a place where i do not care what anyone says or thinks about my faith and beliefs].

Even the most well intentioned person couldnt get into Yahuvahs mind to find whats acceptable so we must just follow the bible and the holy spirit. Again as ive said before, people are watching us, people are relying on us to show them the truth and we mist not distort it by acting against it publicly for all to see. Nor should we act one way publicly then another privately [i.e. in front of our family and friends], Yahuvah is still watching us and we must keep our integrity.


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