Pastor W.F. Kumuyi explains why John 17:1 is different and special from the rest of the New Testament.
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, stressed the great importance of John Chapter 17 in the New Testament in a recent live-streamed sermon. He called it a very remarkable part since it includes Jesus Christ’s sincere plea for His faithful followers. Pastor Kumuyi noted that by praying this prayer, one might have priceless insight into the close relationship between Jesus and the Father. In the prayer, Jesus captures the core of their connection by speaking beautifully to the Father, Himself, and the disciples (John 17:1).
While speaking on an introduction in a Monday Bible study, the cleric reportedly Quoted John Chapter 17 and he said “Of all the chapters in the book of John and in the New Testament, this chapter is very special and unique. Why? Because this records the prayer of Jesus Christ for His disciples. And as we look at the prayer, we have a deep insight into the relationship of Jesus and the Father. In the prayer, Jesus talks about the Father, Himself and the disciples. He brought everything together in the prayer (John 17:1).
Speaking further he said “Jesus was on earth, He was about to go to heaven which had been on His heart for some time. He got the disciples converted with their hearts tuned to heaven. He also taught them to pray to the Heavenly Father. He told everyone that God is His Father, He made Him so near and so dear, teaching and showing us the beauty of His relationship with the Father. He also showed and taught us how to approach the Father in prayer. No one knew the Father like Jesus.
Speaking lastly he said “Jesus prayed to the Father. The prayer was solemn, sacred and supernatural. In this prayer recorded, He spoke about the Father, Himself as the Son, and also the world. He prayed as the High Priest.
Pastor Kumuyi’s message brought out the spiritual depth that is unique to John 17. He brought up the prayer to show how close Jesus was to His students and how it showed how complicated the relationships between Father, Son, and followers were. Through this powerful prayer, Jesus brings together these important parts, giving a deep look at the relationship between God and humans that is at the heart of the Christian faith.