Scripture: John 17:15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. (NKJV)
Nugget: Jesus was talking to God in this verse & throughout this chapter about His disciples & believers. Jesus knew that part of His purpose was to instill God’s word in those around Him & to be an example of God on earth. Jesus gave the disciples & believers what was needed to continue on as He wouldn’t always be around.
Jesus knew that they couldn’t be taken out of the world or avoid what struggles/challenges/doubt/etc. to come, but His prayer was for protection---knowing that He’d provided what was needed in order to endure these things. It’s the same way with us---we’re given what we need daily to face what comes our way. God didn’t promise we wouldn’t face difficulties, but He did promise to take care of us & to be there every step of the way. This was even one of Jesus’ prayers!
Quote: “God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.” -Benny Hinn
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