relationship of sonship. 1859. words = things; i.e. It is also the object of Christ’s prayer, that his death may produce, through the power of the Heavenly Spirit, such fruit as had been decreed by the eternal purpose of God; for he says thatthe hour is come, not an hour which is determined by the fancy of men, but an hour which God had appointed. finished the work which thou gavest me to do." of this is found in the fact that the Lord Jesus here prayed audibly in the 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. ); but to a superlative degree, in The words “to heaven” ought not to be taken to imply that he looked up to the sky, and must, therefore, have been in the open air. refused to shine; when the earth rocked on its axis; but when the elect company There is no bringing out of these plain words all that is seen were redeemed, when Heaven was gladdened, and which brought, and shall bring to This universal turning away from all creature dependencies: "I will lift up mine Do you, dear reader, know 8:29). He prayed to be "glorified" not for His own sake, Now he most properly betakes himself to prayer; for doctrine has no power, if efficacy be not imparted to it from above. the condemnationthat," etc. These things spake Jesus, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said. All of this was ultimately for the glory of the Father. John 2:4, John 7:30, John 8:20, John 13:32). How much more, then, must Christ's prayers, and this one above all, have been of that character! ', That thy Son [also] may glorify thee - by a willing and absolute obedience unto death, even the death of the Cross, thus becoming a glorious Channel for the extension to a perishing world of Thine everlasting love. the work given Him to do. Let us remember our Lords What creature could stand before his Creator and say, ‘Glorify Thou me, that I may glorify Thee?’ ” (Stier.). exalted to heaven. Nor does He directly mention the Spirit. His own necessity, “The hour is come”—, [The hour alluded to was the season of his sufferings and death. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". "is gone Third, the appellation repudiated every false notion of the Messiah, as in the previous clause He had If ever they were to be saved they must have With these words Jesus looks forward with obvious anticipation to a time of boundless opportunity that lies before him. When our Lord had finished his discourses, of which we have had a large account in John 14:1-16:33, he goes to prayer. He was the Lamb slain, arranged from the foundation of the world (Ga 4:4). difference of opinion as to what is meant by "this is eternal life." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-17.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/john-17.html. [Note: Carson, The Gospel . John 12:23 : "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 11:3), but the "head of all (Mr. Darby). BibliographyTorrey, R. A. The entire ministry of Christ was to climax at the cross. creation hath retained their vigor these six thousand years: Increase and The office of a mediator or days-man is "to lay his BibliographyClarke, Adam. The word is more fully uttered in ch. the Father and the Sonthe Father as revealed in and by Jesus Christ! eternal life to Gods elect. interesting way to view this prayer is as a model of His high priestly These things ... refers to the discourse just finished. had with the Father before the world was. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". elevation of thought, a condensed power of expression, and a comprehensiveness The glorification of the Son, in accord 123:1). In this wonderful prayer there is a solemnity and By his death the law, the truth, and the mercy of God were honored. John’s gospel assumes that people were created by God for relationship with God. another, it is natural that the reasons why the desire is cherished, and remarkable prayer followed the most full and consoling discourse ever uttered on Having poured out His soul unto death, it was but meet that the Reformers, when giving his last lecture before his death, said on John 17: "There is no voice 1897. Christ He had been humiliated; now, as Jesus Christ, He was to be glorified. I will never cease to make before God; but I make them now in the world, in your without My ascension the Holy Spirit will not come, and without Him there can be BibliographyBarnes, Albert. conveyed to him by the king, but his brethren had a special claim upon "Commentary on John 17:1". 174. "Doctrine has no Our blessed Saviour having ended his consolatory and valedictory sermon, contained in the three foregoing chapters; in this chapter we have recorded his last prayer, with and for his disciples, before he left the world; which is a copy left upon earth, of what he doth now intercede for as an advocate in heaven. In prayer believers draw near to God, not merely when necessity drives them, but under the promptings of filial love, and just because "it is good for them to draw near to God."