ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 441

this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have
abundant joy.
“I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop
speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father. Then
you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf,
for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe
that I came from God. Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now
I will leave the world and return to the Father.”
Then his disciples said, “At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively. Now we understand that you know everything, and there’s no need
to question you. From this we believe that you came from God.”
Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe? But the time is coming—indeed
it’s here now—when you will be scattered, each one going his own way,
leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have
told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will
have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome
the world.”
After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father,
the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you.
For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to
each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—
to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to
earth. I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you
gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the
world began.
“I have revealed you to the ones you gave me from this world. They were
always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now
they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on
to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came
from you, and they believe you sent me.
“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. All who are mine belong to you, and you have
given them to me, so they bring me glory. Now I am departing from the
world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father,
you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your
name so that they will be united just as we are. During my time here, I
protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them
so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the
Scriptures foretold.
“Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with
them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. I have given them

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