Thoughts on st. John xvii, the Lord's prayer

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byMarcus Rainsford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... "I pray not that Thou shouldest take them oat of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil."--John xvii. 15. You observe there are two things taken for granted all through this prayer--first, Their conversion to God; and, secondly, the mutual interest which His people have in Christ, and which Christ has in them. He does not pray for these things, He speaks of them as matters of fact: "I have given unto them the words which Thou gavest Me; and they have received them, and they have known surely that I came out from Thee, and they have believed that Thou didst send Me." Then, with one exception, in verse 24, where He prays, "Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me," all the rest of the prayer, from beginning to end, is for their protection in the world, and their sanctification through the truth. "Keep them from the evil" is the burden of His entire prayer. "Keep them from the evil" is the boon which He pleads for with His Father, urging every possible consideration in order that it may be surely granted. "Glorify Thy Son," in keeping them. "I have given them Thy word!" "Keep them." "I pray for them!" "Keep them." "I am glorified in them!" "Keep them." Holy Father!" keep them." I plead Thy name. I plead Thy gift of them to Me. I plead Thy word. The world hates them. "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." "Keep them." "I pray not Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil." I leave them here in the world, to learn their own great need, their indescribable weakness and emptiness; I leave them here to learn the strength of the foes with which they have to battle, and from which I hav...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... "I pray not that Thou shouldest take them oat of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil."--John xvii. 15. Yo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217967191

ISBN - 13:9780217967198

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