This is "the beatific vision"; but it shall be no mere vision, for "we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is" ( 1 John 3:2 ). The whole self-sacrificing work of the disciples appears here as a mere result of the offering of Christ [OLSHAUSEN]. It is our source of the word "apostle.". John 17:20(NASB) Verse Thoughts Christ's prayer and intercessions in John 17 is our only opportunity to take a peep behind the scenes of Christ's intercourse with His heavenly Father. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. Interesting and Hidden Aspects: The KJV of this verse is easily interpreted as referring to the apostles in the phrase "they all." That all these might be united, even as you, Father with me and I with you; that they may also be with us; that the world order might believe you sent me out for this. John 17:21 (GNTA) thy truth--God's revealed truth, as the medium or element of sanctification; a statement this of immense importance. or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thus we are taught that our glorifying God is needed as an evidence of our interest in Christ, through whom eternal life is God's free gift. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 17:20-26 . Notes on Ephesians 4:4 et seq. It is the spirit of obedience to Christ.. a zeal for God and a jealousy for the truth of God's word. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. I pray they will be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. I pray that through my witness, many may be drawn into an even closer relationship with Christ -our God and our Redeemer, in Whose name we pray, AMEN. be sanctified--consecrated. (John 17:21-22) “That THEY all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be ONE (singular) in US (plural): that the world may believe that thou (God) hast sent me. But now we see not yet all things put under him. Thus we, I and my father (spiritually), are indeed one (unified). However, if this was the intended meaning, why the change of words? According to Scripture Jesus is one with the Father not because Jesus was God himself but because he had the Spirit of God (the Father) dwelling in him “I speak not of myself: but the father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” (John 14:10). me may be in them, and I in them--This eternal love of the Father, resting first on Christ, is by His Spirit imparted to and takes up its permanent abode in all that believe in Him; and "He abiding in them and they in Him" ( John 15:5 ), they are "one Spirit." Jesus had to be from Abraham’s “real” flesh bloodline in order to be his seed. with the glory which I had with thee before the world was--when "in the beginning the Word was with God" ( John 1:1 ), "the only-begotten Son in the bosom of the Father" ( John 1:18 ). ", καὶ "Also" is from kai, which is the conjunction joining phrases and clauses, "and," or "but." John 17:21 (SBLG) 4, 5. In the church this is true when a member is dismembered for any amount of time it is possible for them to die spiritually. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. It is with this in mind that we delve into the word of God and specifically the scripture John 17: 21-22. What does this verse really mean? As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.—The insertion of “art,” which, as the italics show, is not in the original text, weakens the sense. ), That the world may believe that thou hast sent me.—The result of the union of believers with God, and therefore with each other, will be that the world will see in it a proof of the divine origin of Christianity, and will believe that the Father sent the Son into the world. This speaks the Father and Son to be one. There is no friendship so pure and enduring as that which results from having the same attachment to the Lord Jesus. This was done. The spirit of God was in Christ in the same way God’s spirit is in those who serve him today. It is when "the Spirit shall be poured upon us from on high," as a Spirit of truth and love, and upon all parts of the Christian territory alike, melting down differences and heart burnings, kindling astonishment and shame at past unfruitfulness, drawing forth longings of catholic affection, and yearnings over a world lying in wickedness, embodying themselves in palpable forms and active measures—it is then that we may expect the effect here announced to be produced, and then it will be irresistible. John 17:21 (GW) And the glory which thou gavest--hast given. 19. See the notes at John 13:34. John 17:21 (NRSA) 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me. John 17:21 (KJV) EXEGESIS: JOHN 17. JESUS’ HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER. “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” Luke 22:42. It it the love of God dwelling within.. permeating out to others. His prayer was that we who are saved by grace through faith, would exhibit the godly characteristics and the moral attributes of the triune Godhead itself, so that the lost may be reached with the glorious gospel of grace.. so that many might be brought into the kingdom of His dear Son - so that the world may believe that You sent Me. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. 6-8. The seed of the new world must be sown in Death, that thence Life may spring up" [OLSHAUSEN]. John 17:21 (NCV) Jesus Christ came into the world of save sinners.. and as members of His body we are the instruments that God, in His grace, uses during this Church dispensation, to reach the lost. 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. The divisions of Christendom have ever been the weakness of the Church and the proof to the world that, in that they are divided, they cannot be of God. Wilt thou not secure them? Though they are divided into different denominations, yet they will meet at last in the same homes of glory. John 17:21 (RSV) They are "en" (one) as you are "en" (in). 9-14. The Father in the Son and the Son in the Father; both Father and Son taking up their abode in the believer, and the believer, therefore, in the Father and the Son. May they be in us, just as you are in me and I am in you. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1]. but . I want them also to be in us. This is the ideal of the unity of the Church of Christ; and if this union with God is realised by each individual, it necessarily follows that all the individuals will be one with each other. (Hebrews 2:16) – For verily he took not on him the nature of [<2>Bible Students know that the italic words as written in the  KJV were added by the translators. Father, the hour is glorify thy Son--Put honor upon Thy Son, by countenancing, sustaining, and carrying Him through that "hour. Father, I will--The majesty of this style of speaking is quite transparent. This is a simplified translation of the original Greek word. . John 17:21 (DBY) John 17:21 (NKJV) It is an interesting correlation because the body can live without many parts however; no particular part can live without the body. 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. The things sought for them, indeed, are applicable only to such. After words implying sameness, "as" (the same opinion as you). thy name--His whole character towards mankind. Frequently asked Questions About Spirits, 6. John 17:21 (MSG) keep through thine own name--rather, "in thy name"; in the exercise of that gracious and holy character for which He was known. May they be in us, just as you are in me and I am in you. ", αὐτοὶ "They" is from autos (autos), which means "the same," and the reflexive pronouns, "myself", "yourself", "himself", "herself", "itself," or the oblique case of the pronouns, "him", "her," and "it." Sadly, this verse has been assimilated into the perverted doctrine of the interfaith movement, where all gods are the same.. as well as the ecumenical lobbyists, who are prepared to adopt a watered-down, compromised “gospel', for the sake of political correctness. John 17:21 (MSG) The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind - Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, So they might be one heart and mind with us. Nonetheless, Jesus was Abraham’s seed on the maternal side of his lineage; his paternal side (God) created all mankind including those men that preceded Abraham. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one ." John 17:21 (HNV) The man Jesus Christ who was foreordained, called of God and through the suffering of obedience was he made perfect (Hebrews 5:8-10). that all be one [that all they be one], as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee, that also they in us be one; that the world believe, that thou hast sent me.

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