Friday, May 06, 2011

The LORD is One !

In the quote below, Jesus prays for unity in the church – just as there is unity between Him and the Father.

John 17:10-12 (English Standard Version)

10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

Is Jesus praying to Himself asking for His followers to lose their individual identity and existence – to become one being with many names?

Certainly not!

This prayer reveals God in unity, not God in singularity.

It reveals a God in relationship (here between Father and Son), not a God in isolation, not a single God with multiple identities.


Anonymous said...

Hello, Onesimus!

I was on the JohntheBaptisttv site briefly.

I just saw that you and Gramma will be in touch, and you told her how to find your blog. I will check in from time to time, as I liked things you posted on the other site.

God bless you!


Onesimus said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Jeremy. I hope you find it of interest.

I also enjoyed your posts on the JtBtv site.

Kevin Jackson said...

Hi Onesimus, Completely off topic, but I noticed that IHOP posted several more sermons by David Pawson. You pointed me to his series on Romans 9, and it was excellent. Anyway, it looks like he's doing a seminar this week, and they are posting new links every day.

Onesimus said...

Thanks Kevin,
I'll check it out.