“I glorified You on the earth.” DOXAZO - Aor, Act, Ind, indicates the completion of Jesus’ ministry in His 1 st Advent that glorified God the Father whose plan it was.
Jesus “glorified” the Father by revealing Him in His life and ministry.
Glorify expresses God’s active presence with His people, disclosing who He is and enabling us to praise Him for His essential nature and character.
God’s glory is rooted in who He is by nature, and to glorify God is to display His nature in acts which take place in space and time.
“On the earth”, is the place of Jesus’ glorification of the Father, His incarnation due to His virgin birth, etc., the fulfilment of Heb 10:5-10.
“Having accomplished,” To complete a project or complete a plan. The plan of the 1 st Advent calls for the Cross and Jesus Christ will complete it.
Man will know the only true God after and by means of the Cross.
Our lives in totality are one work, one mission, one plan that the Father has planned for us to do. When we follow that one plan for our lives we too will glorify the Father.
“You have given Me”, Perf, Act, Ind of DIDOMI. The Father’s Plan from eternity past was written and set billions of years ago.
“To do.” The Father has a plan specific for you. No one else can or should fulfill that Plan. And you can not fulfill, nor should you try to fulfill, the plan the Father has for someone else.
John 17:4, “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me in order that I do it.”
John 4:34 tells us this was Jesus’ mission and goal in life, “Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work”.”
The OT declares that God will not give His glory to another, Isa 42:8; 48:11.
Isa 42:8, “I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven images.”
“Father, Glorify Me” DOXAZO, Jesus is petitioning the Father to see Him through to the end, that is, to accomplish the Father’s plan whereby the Son is glorified.
He is not petitioning for the Father to glorify both of them.
Imperative Mood of Request Jesus is not commanding the Father, but petitioning for the Father to glorify Him.
“Together with Yourself” is a bad translation. It should read “by your side.”
“With the glory which I always had beside You before the world existed.” Jesus’ glory from eternity past has not ended. He still has it. But there is something more He is petitioning for here?
Now He is entreating that His humanity have the same glory that He has as God. He is requesting that His humanity have equal glory with His Deity.
John 17:5, “And now, Father, You glorify Me by Your side with the glory which I always had beside You before the world existed.”
Grace Fellowship Church Thursday, October 20, 2011 Tape # 11-118 Jesus’ Petition for the Father, to Glorify His Humanity Great High Priestly Prayer, Part 26 John 17:4-5; Isa 42:8; 48:11; Phil 2:5-11; Heb 12:1-2 James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2011
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