Computer Photo taken from 3D Graphing of the Shroud of Turin by Ray Downing
“I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.
11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
To read the early histories of the men who knew John and his disciple Polycarp, is to read John approved of the Gospels. Bishop Papias of Hierapolis contacted as many people as he could who had seen Jesus or seen Him heal. Bishop Papias of Hierapolis then interwove the Chapters of the Gospels doing this.
We debate today if Paul wrote Hebrews suddenly after 2 millenniums, yet if you travel to the University of Michigan and pull out the Book of Hebrews owned by University of Michigan, you see the 1900 year old documents say Hebrews was written by Paul on each cataloged page.
Paul was known to converse with Peter. Loudly sometimes.
Let's see what Paul learned about Jesus from the men who walked, lived, ate and believed Jesus from Hebrews 5.
See in this Passage, so many biblical people raised their children harshly - Adam and Eve, Isaac, Hezekiah, Hannah - Samuel's mother, Eli, Samuel, Hezekiah - in the middle of questioning (in the middle of 2 Gospels in heated discussions) exactly whom Jesus is - his parents are praised for their parenting and their family. Jesus' Holy Father is at work here. Jesus brings us - His Goodness.
University of Michigan owns 300 pages of the New Testament that were possibly from the time the Disciple John was still alive.
For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
6 as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
after the order of Melchizedek.”
7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9 And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
We see the disciples and Paul spoke of Jesus by saying the days of his flesh. A man. A Son of God. And this John 17 is the Chapter Hebrews 5 is describing from talking to the eye witnesses.
The eye witnesses tell us:
Jesus has deal gently with the ignorant and wayward.
Before He died for us, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to God who was able to save us from death. Jesus was making the Covenant with Father God on our behalf.
Jesus knew what was to happen next. The Chapters of Luke 1 and 2 are wonderful. God would sign on for us.
Jesus saves us from death, His victory is ours. The manner of this prayer is reverence. Obedient to God.
Jesus knew how to talk to His Father, Jesus has been part of creation since before Abraham. Jesus fully knew in addressing Father God what distinguishes good from evil.
Jesus was making one perfect sacrifice for us. To live with Father God always.
Jesus opened His arms for us.
Help us to pray knowing You dwell within us. You've said as we pray, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. You are here.
We will never ascend to be God. You alone are God. And in Your Goodness, for there to be relationship, You choose to dwell among mankind. You are the Light in all of mankind.
Keep us alert and help our days to please You. We lift up the real prayer concerns of the ones we love. Thanking You for listening and acting upon Your Word. You work all things for good, for those who Love the Lord. Thank You Father we entrust the ones we love to you, the people You have Given. Our Nation to be build up in You.
We are glad for Your Good Will. Amen in Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †