This is one of the passages (John 17:21-22) we as “Oneness” (most Apostolic/Pentecostals) tried to avoid because Jesus is clearly indicating that he is not God himself nor was he acting alone. Jesus prays for believers to be in God so that the world will believe in Jesus (John 17:21). Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 17:20-26 EXEGESIS: JOHN 17. John 17, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. When believers are united and abide in God, the world will know that God loves them and that He sent Jesus for them (John 17:23). John 17:21-23, Jesus' prayer for the unity of all believers, has been interpreted frequently as a petition for the healing of institutional division among followers of Jesus. JESUS' HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER This prayer, prayed by Jesus just prior to his death, is often called his High Priestly Prayer, because he intercedes with God in behalf of the disciples, present and future. But those words are easy to gloss over. John 17:21(NASB) Verse Thoughts Every phrase and every word in this beautiful High Priestly prayer of the Lord Jesus.. as He faces the shadow of Calvary's cross, are thoughts that we should take time to reflect-upon, and about which we should rejoice with great joy - for we see Christ interceding on our account, at the throne of grace. International Bible Lesson Commentary John 3:17-21 (John 3:17) Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Read John 17:21 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. On his last night with the disciples, Jesus shares a meal with them, washes their feet, gives them a new commandment, and answers question after question concerning the fact that he is about to leave them (John 13-16). Commentary on John 21:20-24 (Read John 21:20-24) Sufferings, pains, and death, will appear formidable even to the experienced Christian; but in the hope to glorify God, to leave a sinful world, and to be present with his Lord, he becomes ready to obey the Redeemer's call, and to follow Him through death to glory. It is my pretty firm opinion that this prayer recorded in John 17 is as close as we come to a telling of “what it’s all about” And Jesus prays that we - his followers - would all be one. John 17:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 17:21, NIV: "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." We ought to think of this prayer, God’s purpose in sending Jesus, His Son, was to save the world through faith in Jesus, the Messiah and Savior that God promised to send when He inspired the John 17:21, ESV: "that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me." Christ's request refers to a oneness in unity, as a unit, of agreement. Jesus loves the world, and His sacrifice that brings eternal life is for anyone who believes (John 3:16–17). John 17:21-23. (He prays for the world at John 17:21,23, that they may believe - That they may know God hath sent him.) John W. Ritenbaugh The Nature of God: Elohim Study the bible online using commentary on John 17:21 and more! This same principle is found in Philippians 2:5, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus"—to be one in mind, one in heart, one in spirit. The history of research provided in chapter one shows that this "institutional" interpretation gained ascendancy largely after Rudolf Bultmann's landmark commentary on the Gospel of John. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, when Jesus prays before his … Continue reading "Commentary on John 17:20-26" After all that, Jesus begins to pray.