|THE JESUS PAGE...As many
times as I've read thru the Bible this passage never really "hit" me until
yesterday afternoon! (Sigh...can we say 'dense'? ) I was leafing thru
the Gospel of John and suddenly, there it was.... a whole page quoting
verbatim the prayer that Jesus had prayed just for us---His disciples
and all those who would come after them ( That's you & me folks!!! )
Totally freaked me out that I'd never discovered it until now.....probably
read it a hundred times without realizing just what I was reading! And I
knew that if I hadn't ...then there had to be others who hadn't
either....and this was simply too good to miss!!
It was right before they crossed the Kidron valley to the place where
the disciples couldn't manage to stay awake while Jesus went into the
garden at Gethsemane?
Picture this now....before Jesus even knelt to pray for Himself, knowing
what was coming and knowing how He would suffer, He still took the
time to stop and pray for all of us? Is it just me or is it hard to get your
head around the fact that He loved us SO much that even under those
circumstances He would stop to pray to His Father for & about US? It
rocked MY world for sure!! Read on!! Then share the link so
everyone who doesn't know? Will !!!
THE WORDS THAT JESUS PRAYED TO HIS
FATHER FOR HIS DISCIPLES:
"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. Now they know that everything You
have given Me comes from You. For 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. I pray for them. I am not praying for
the world, but for those You have given Me, for
they are Yours. All I have is Yours, and all
You have is Mine. And glory has come to Me
through them. I 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.
While 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 (JUDAS!!) so that Scripture would
be fulfilled. I am coming to you now, but I say
these things while I am stilll in the world, so
that they may have the full measure of My joy
within them. I 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. My
prayer is not that You take them out of the
world but that You protect them from the evil
one. They are not of the world, even as I am
not of it. Sanctify them, by the truth, Your
word is truth. As you sent Me into the world,
so have I sent them into the world. For them I
sanctify Myself so that they too may be truly
AND THE WORDS JESUS PRAYED TO THE
FATHER FOR US :
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also
for those who will believe in Me through their
message. That 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. I have given
them the glory that You gave Me, that they
may be one as We are One. I 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. 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.
Righteous Father, though the world does not
know You, I know You, and they know that You
have sent me. I 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.”
WHEN I FINISHED READING THIS... I READ IT AGAIN... THEN I READ IT A THIRD TIME. WORDS
SPOKEN BY JESUS, PRAYING TO HIS FATHER ALMIGHTY GOD, NOT ONLY FOR HIS DISCIPLES
THEN....BUT FOR ALL OF US WHO would be HIS DISCIPLES....ALL OF US WHO WEREN'T EVEN
BORN YET, BUT WHO WOULD ONE DAY DO THEIR BEST TO LIVE THEIR LIVES FOR HIM AND
SPREAD HIS MESSAGE AND PROCLAIM HIS NAME!!
DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU? BUT I GOT A MAJOR CASE OF THE GOOSEBUMPS
WHEN I REALIZED WHAT I WAS READING AND WHAT IT MEANT!! KINDA GIVES A WHOLE NEW
MEANING TO PHILIPPIANS 4:13 !!!! I MEAN...HOW ON EARTH, WITH JESUS BACKING US UP,
CAN THERE BE ANYTHING WE CAN'T DO? IF WE'RE ON HIS SIDE? THEN HE'S IN OUR
CORNER...ROOTING US ON...CHEERING FOR US ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE!! WHAT
AN AWESOME PICTURE!!!!!!!
STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT AND I BET YOU'LL END UP FEELING LIKE I DID ON THAT BENCH
YESTERDAY!! LIKE YOU' D RATHER DIE THAN LET HIM DOWN!! LET'S FACE IT...WHATEVER
WE HAVE TO PUT UP WITH OR DEAL WITH DOWN HERE IS PEANUTS COMPARED TO WHAT HE
SUFFERED THROUGH FOR US!!
COPY THE LINK BELOW AND SPREAD IT TO AS PLACES AS YOU CAN....WE HAVE A TRULY
WONDERFUL SAVIOR WHO DIED FOR US AND WHO DESERVES EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY,
LOVE, DETERMINATION AND PASSION WE HAVE WITHIN US AS WE WORK TO COMPLETE THE
ONE ASSIGNMENT HE GAVE US:
"GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS!!"
|Here's the link to send to your friends, forward to your address
book, post in your communities, add to your signature or all of
the above!! Just copy and paste it to wherever!!
|WANNA READ IT FOR
VERSES 6 -- 26 !!!
|WANNA READ IT FOR
YOURSELF? GOSPELS >>>JOHN
VERSES 6 -- 26 !!!
speakers up !!!!