Opening Scriptures: Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Jesus The Christ is about to be betrayed after the Passover supper. And before this happens, He taught His disciples then and us today how to remain (abide) in Him, to be a friend of God, bearing fruit of godly and holy love for one another (John 15:1-18).
He also taught how the world will hate us (John 15:19-25). And ministered about the promised Holy Spirit and how He will work on behalf of Jesus Christ and the church to draw men to God through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Also mentioned His own death and resurrection (John 16), but the disciples did not understand until (John 16:29).
After this, Jesus took His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane (Hebrew: ‘Olive Press’). But before they crossed over the Brook Cedron (Kidron) (Hebrew: ‘Dusky Place’) to get to the Garden of Gethsemane where He will be betrayed and beaten and taken to the cross for the remission of our sins (John 18-19).
He prayed this powerful prayer to God His Father for the church that He is about to build after His death, bodily resurrection and ascension through His blood which is the start of His New Covenant
John 17:1-22 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to Heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee: As Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him (John 6:44).
And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent (Matthew 7:21). I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.
And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was (John 1:1-14/Genesis 1:1-4). I have manifested Thy name unto the men which Thou gavest Me out of the world: Thine they were, and Thou gavest them Me; and they have kept Thy word.
Now they have known that all things whatsoever Thou hast given Me are of Thee. For I have given unto them the words which Thou gavest Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from Thee, and they have believed that Thou didst send Me (Hebrews 4:14-15).
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine (John 14:15-17/John 3:5-8). And all Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine; and I Am glorified in them. And now I Am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as We are.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Thy name: those that Thou gavest Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the Scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
I have given them Thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I Am not of the world. I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
They are not of the world, even as I Am not of the world. Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth (Ephesians 5:26-27). As Thou hast sent Me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world (Matthew 10:16). And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word (John 10:14-16); 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. And the glory which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one:
When we are abiding in Christ and the church body is unified under Spirit of God, we then have the mind of Christ being in one mind and in one accord where the teaching of Biblical doctrines is the same…they do not differ.
Where the body of Christ believes the same and we do not differ, and we are all in agreement that the Holy Word of God is infallible and inerrant (without error); and we live according to the commandments of God because that is the result of eternal life (Knowing God Almighty through Jesus Christ as Lord)
This is the Church which Jesus Christ has built and if there is a church that does not believe right or live right according to the Holy Bible standards (God’s Holy Bible) than it is not the church that Jesus Christ has built.
And Jesus Christ is the dividing line what is right and wrong, what is moral and immoral, what is truth vs. lie, sound doctrine over error of carnal minded thinking. He is the dividing line of religion vs. real salvation relationship with God.
And if there is ever a time where we need to guard our hearts from false Christ’s and false religion and from the doctrine of satan which is nothing more than the doctrine of confusion; it is now!