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The Close of the Greatest Prayer - Part 2 of 2

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July 1, 2020 12:00 am

The Close of the Greatest Prayer - Part 2 of 2

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July 1, 2020 12:00 am

“O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17:25-26).

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In the solution ready Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible see him in his and and thanks for your with us today, and I especially want to thank all of you who have given us special help and support during these challenging times. We know that there were those due suffered financial reverses essential if you're in the position that you can still help with the support of the program will certainly be like before when you write as much of the call letters of the station, of which you receive the program address your letter to the Baptist Bible. Our box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217, we continue today with the message from John chapter 17 verses 25 and 26 the close of the greatest prayer we first of all, have taken note that he speaks Jesus in this prayer speaks of the righteous father and then the declaration of his name, and we continue there today. Romans chapter 1 is very explicit in talking about the situation. The condition of fallen, sinful man Romans 118 for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of man hold the truth in unrighteousness holding the truth here.

Literal meaning is, they attempt to hold down they seek to suppress the truth because that which may be known of God is manifest in them. For God hath showed how many would say that as they come up with their theories and ideas about how the world got here and how life reached its present status. We want to be scientifically correct. But God says that's not the motive. Their real purpose and intent is to suppress the truth about God because they are numbered with those who say I'm not one person I want to do what I want to do.

I want to be accountable to for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse to try to make excuses for those who don't. Those who do not know God somebody out of pity was able to parcel just doesn't know better.

God says there's plenty of things out there so that you can know that is true and living God because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart over and over again. The Scriptures given in Scripture of the wicked as being on.


They don't recognize that he is the giver of every good and perfect gift all way we as followers of Jesus Christ not be guilty of living with a thankful heart you're unthankful you complain a lot if you're unthankful you feel like anybody else got better than you have your unthankful, you failed to go to the Lord and explicitly tell him about the things that you're grateful that you have received both spiritual and professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man at the birds and four-footed beasts, and creeping thing. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness to the lust of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the creator who is blessed forever world is not know God, for all of its motion, all of its claims, all of its efforts to suppress the truth about God being the sovereign creator or man is in darkness headed down the wrong path headed for destruction. But if one comes to know the true living God is through the teacher Jesus as I have declared unto them by name and you declared each qualified teacher, he could declare the truth about the righteous father because he knows the father fact, he says I am the father are one. He knows the father's will.

He knows the father's character. He knows the father's love and so throughout his ministry he had been instructing the disciples had been informing them. He'd been giving them insight and guidance. He's the teacher. He declared the name of God when he speaks of acquiring his name.

It implies that he's declaring that name signifies. He's declaring the truth about who God is about his character, his person and his attributes.

First of all, he declared the very existence of God. John chapter 1 verse 14 and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth. The only begotten of the father. We beheld his glory when Jesus Christ then came to the world. Born of a virgin, he testified to the fact that there is a true living sovereign God then certain testified of the holiness of God. John chapter 17 back to the prayer once more. In verse 11 it says, and now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world I come to the only father he always spoke with the great respect for the file. I'm only speaking those things that were given me of the father.

I'm only doing those works that were designated the father and submissive to the father I my father will I came to do the work that keep set forward for me to do a declared the name of God from the standpoint of revealing his love in the 26 verse of this 17th chapter, I declare by name and will declared that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them so declared the love of God and back to John chapter 1 verse 17 we see that he declared the grace of God. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. He declared the righteous father in his life and everything that he spoke every message that he delivered every conversation that he had. He was glorify the father not only in his words within his deeds never miracle that was performed but he was raising up a lame man restoring the site of a blind man feeding a multitude are bringing Lazarus out of the brain and all of this he was testifying of his father glorify him.

Speaking of the five that there is a righteous father in heaven he was doing that, not only in word and deed, but as he rejected evil. He did that in the moment of his temptation when he was tempted of Satan in the wilderness and use the Scripture to resist the temptation quoting it is written, it is written and using the Scripture and testifying to excitement departed from him and left him alone and we need to learn from that when we are being tempted, when were being enticed in the world to go the wrong direction.

May we rely on the truth of God's word, bringing to mind including it. The things that we have read and heard preached Jesus rejected the evil of the Pharisees in their self-righteousness, claiming to worship God.

He said you drawl, not the God of your mouth with your heart is far from it. He took a bold stand and drove the moneychangers out of the temple, he said to these religious leaders year of your father the devil, Jesus was declaring the truth about the righteous father when he took a stand against evil, and the workers of he was declaring the father in the compassion that he displayed for suffering souls and compassion that he had for sinners. The self-righteous Pharisees brought him: taking the very act of adultery and Jesus did not condone her action but he for gave her sin. Jesus gave the lesson of the prodigal who left the father's house wasted his substance with riotous living. But he came to himself and said I made mistake service back in the father's house had plenty to eat and I'm down here feeding the swine and playing with a film about the house of the slide to be filed, said when the boy came to the father.

The father saw a great way off and ran to embrace treatment received him, all good news for wandering souls see themselves to be the center recognizing unworthiness and wonderfully made.

The lesson Jesus is declaring the truth of the living father that he welcomes sinners home and he said he would continue doing this he did it when he was here on this earth. I have declared under them by name, and will declare it, he was going to be crucified in a few hours, but is it will declared that he had told them already that I am giving you another comforter.

I'm sending the Holy Spirit comforter just like the one you had just slightly and he will empower you. He's going to enable you to continue this work of preaching the gospel and bringing the good news and seeing lines change so he continues to declare the truth of the righteous father today. He doesn't as he calls men to preach and enables them to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to talk about the righteous father and his love and mercy when he blesses you and your personal testimony and witness within your family to move her friends among neighbors talk about the truth concerning the righteous father. He continues to do it today so we can rejoice to know Jesus was going away that the work is not going he promised the disciples would go on and they would do even greater things and he had known from the standpoint of reaching more people than he had read that was beautifully displayed on the day of Pentecost when three souls were converted and that one day you mentioned that. What a joyous occasion where so faithful when we see one soul coming to confess their sins and acknowledge Jesus Christ to save we can be thankful for to C3 one day all we would pray for an awakening, a revival in our time that we could see the power of the Holy Spirit work is multitudes might be brought to Christ and then the third thing we look at these two verses is the gift of his love.

If you're a believer. He loves you as he loves his son just difficult to fathom.

How could it be that he would love you. You probably have a great sense of amazement that he would love you with all the places to just say you know I really don't like myself sometimes get upset with other people. People I don't care for some the things they do things excitement the biggest enemy I have is myself.

No selfish phone sinful nature prone to jump to conclusions prone to think the wrong way prone to doing the wrong thing to neglect the things on the be doing lovely and then on top of that, that he doesn't just love you feel like you son Jesus access beyond our ability to grasp.

We have to just embrace it by faith. That means that he loved you before the world again because he loved his son Jesus before the world began, and his love is continuous.

He didn't quit loving his son Jesus. He loved them an eternity lengthening time for lunch and now seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high and he loves you continually enough that he will put the rod of correction on you and chasing you when you go down the wrong children have difficulties believing that I came from a family of eight children and our father was never reluctant to apply the rod of correction and he often said this hurts me worse in technology at the time I leave work I couldn't possibly see how it was hurting him without hurting me a lot. But after becoming a father and especially grandfather.

I can relate times say mercy for the child say like the finished product going to go ahead later on 1 Season Correction Take Pl. here but God loves us and loves us enough to collect us. Still He loves us with satisfaction because he loves us like he loved Jesus when Jesus was baptized. This is in Matthew 317 that the fathers come from heaven. This is my beloved son in whom I am well Jesus. He was well pleased with. Jesus was well pleased with us preaching the this is what he said doesn't mean that he's well pleased with everything that we do, but he's well pleased with us because were in Christ were accepted in the beloved. He sees us through the righteousness of Jesus Christ. He loves his son infinitely without change without limit without EN loves him.

And so, in like manner. He loves us. He says this love is in you this love that he has for his son and consequently for you is you thought that this great marvelous spectacular also love is you.

Romans 55 and hope maketh not ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given of you that you are that red many times and you read it many times but he slowed down enough not just trying to count on University read that day but look what that works. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts this great love we are talking about using your one views been shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost.

Love is so vital in the Christian life. You remove love and holiness from godly living.

Have a self-righteousness.

You have the Pharisees plotting there accusing finger at somebody who's arrogant and brash feeling of their superior to others, remove love from truth and you have bitter orthodoxy. I've seen people who thought they were doing a marvelous job of contending for the truth but that would mean steak/critical, overbearing, intolerant procurement preach one time about the grace of God sound like he was mad when he says grace is one of we talk about the doctrines of God's word talking about tool with which to strike somebody talking about something put down her opponent wonderful, glorious, true love love love must be a part truth is vital, but without love JP.

Seeing that this love is in you that you are the object of his love that he loves you as he loves his son in this love is been shed abroad in your heart, it should make you a loving person. He said in John 1335 by this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another. Was it edifying Mark my Michelle to be identified in one of his because I've got all the answers on eschatology-I got all my thoughts together. I've got my systematic theology all worked out, but if there's no love, no evidence of what Jesus said somebody might be struggling with some issues might have difficulties along the way wonders love hole how beautiful first 2013 when he talked about it. He says the greatest of all these is love. Are you a loving person somebody were to be around you for a week with a have to draw the conclusion that your crank critic. The complainer that you get angry easily you blowup often are you full of love. You show love and your family. You shall love the people you work with go to school with show love to people in your church been somewhat amazed in recent times had a pastor called me just the other day experiencing this same situation that I've observed several times in recent or somebody in his church had gotten upset with disagreed with set I've tried repeatedly to talk to them sent to the many other day folks like your voting means that you got that right. I don't desire to talk to you still member this church will talk to his own pastor.

Is it somebody can say I'm a follower of Jesus. I love him and one of the evidences of grace is that I love others because they disagree on where the love easily. People get the flesh blowup say the wrong thing so discord is passed in the next management visually sowing discord in the church wrote to do about have to deal with destruction should be a loving person in this love that he has for you. This love that is shed abroad in your heart you choose the courage and the strength that you need to press all in life some days where you just say I don't know how much more I can take. I've had so many things go wrong so many situations under this been incredible try so hard to do the right thing seem to turn things are blowing up in the face, but if you come back to realize this truth that the love of God has been shed abroad in your heart it will give you the encouragement that you so desperately need the strength to press on Colossians chapter 1 verse 27, to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you the whole glory, not only as a loving you is in this very passage that he is in them, and I have acquired under them by name, and will declare the love with eyes love me. Maybe in them here Jesus is the believer in your heart you think about language in heaven. I pray to not only is he there, but he's omnipresent.

He's in you and you miss the daily pressures of life's easy to lose sight of these wonderful true think the amazing with which the father loves his son Jesus is the same love with which he loves you.

Love is in you and Jesus is in you.

We have reason always to rejoice, to have comfort to have strength to have courage before our rightful for his amazing today we brought you the second portion of the message entitled the close of the greatest prayer. What wonderful truth has been brought before us as we have looked at the words of Jesus as he prayed to his father sharply amidst the pressures of life. It's easy to lose sight of these great truths, but way we think about his sovereign saving grace, that we have through Jesus Christ who is our intercessor and plead for us at the right hand of the father owned hive you would like to get this complete message on CD requested when writing this at the Baptist Bible. Our top 17 own 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217. We greet you next time. This is Lucero Bradley Junior beating you goodbye and may God bless you and in all and all

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