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The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus

Before Jesus begins His prayer, John reminds us of those things which He had spoken immediately preceding that this prayer conversation with His Father – His teaching about Father, the vine and the Holy Spirit. This chapter reveals to us the divine Sonship of Jesus Christ. It is not stated as such but it is clearly revealed in Jesus’ conversation – just in the way He speaks to His Father, the things He says to Him and the way in which he views Himself in relationship to Father. This is true of course regarding all of His conversations to the disciples about His Father in John’s Gospel. Father does not respond in vocal conversation, but it is clearly understood by those who are listening to these conversations that Father is engaged with every word His Son speaks.
Graham Gordon,
3 Jun 2020, 14:03