. Understanding the full impact of this verse hinges on a little, two-letter word "as." have loved them as You have loved Me." Christ is preeminent in position and responsibility—but not in the Father's love. If we consider how much He must love Christ after spending billions of years working together in perfect harmony, that is exactly how much He loves us. See John 17:23 with its adjacent verses in bold below. What Is the Work of God Now? It is a thorough commingling of minds. I am in them and you are in me. 21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (Part Three). If we put on Christ, we are in Christ. Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool. Click here to see our updated Privacy Policy. John:17:23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.See All... reads, “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”, The comparison is that since Jesus is “in them” and the Father is in Him, thus the outcome is that “they may [all] be made perfect in one.” This clearly involves more than an agreement on “essentials.” Rather, it speaks of a progressive unity that may only be reached when we leave this world (through death or the Rapture), which is the same agreement that the Son has with the Father. 24  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: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Darby First John:3:2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.See All... tells us, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”, Of that event, 1 Corinthians:15:52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.See All... says, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service. What does Jesus mean by "Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You" (John 17:1)? All emphasize the equality of the Father's love. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. ", » Ephesians 3:17-18: Referring to the "inner man," Paul mentions that he prays "that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Understanding the full impact of this verse hinges on the little, two-letter word “as.” One definition is “to the same extent or degree; equally.” “Equally” means no more, no less. Charles Whitaker After all, they have been working together side-by-side for literally countless years—all eternity—in perfect harmony. What "words" (John 17:1) had Jesus just spoken? ", » I John 3:24: John writes: "Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. That last element is not easy, as it takes a lot of experience with Him to know that He loves us, and that He loves us every bit as much as He loves Jesus Christ. Christians have contended long enough. The Berean Call is available by paid subscription .