The Manifested Name (Expounding of John 17 and subsequent verse)

In John 17 we see Jesus is speaking in a prayer to the Father. His prayer begins in the first verse. In verse three He petitions the Father that they may “know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ…”.

When we get to verse six we see Jesus say this to the Father, “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me…”.  What NAME was manifested unto the men?

Well, it couldn’t have been Yehovah or Yahweh since the Jews already knew of those names of the Father.

We get a clue in verses 25 and 26 when Jesus says, “O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee:, but I have known thee,….” Then in verse 26 it says, “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it….”

How did the Jews not know the Father (let alone the world) since they were His chosen people and knew of the names Yahweh and Yehovah, but Jesus has known Him?

What name of the Father did Jesus say he would declare that they were not already aware of?

If you go to 1 John 5:20 you will see the understanding that Apostle John speaks of in that He declares the Son of God, Jesus Christ is the Only True God and eternal life.

Even as said of Jesus, of the Father, that the Father was the only true God.

How can there be two “true God” ‘s unless Jesus is the only “True God”, the Father and everlasting life according John 4:14, 1 John 1:2, and 1 John 5:11.

A closer look at one of these verses indicates that Jesus is the Father and eternal life.

1 John 1:2 – “(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us ;)”.

The mystery that Jesus revealed by His Spirit, is that Jesus is the Father                                (1 Corinthians 2: 9 – 14 & 1 Timothy 3:16, and Colossians 1:26 –27).


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