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25 A Not my will, but Thine, be done @ The following is Bruce R. McConkie = s commentary of the parallel passages covered in the above chapter of the student manual. Reading the entire selection constitutes 10 pages. Jesus Glorified By Gaining Eternal Life p.760 1. These words] The words of the Intercessory Prayer, so named because of the intercessory pleadings Jesus makes for his disciples and for all who believe on his name; called also the High Priestly Prayer, meaning a prayer by the great "High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus" (Heb. 3:1), who is about to perform his supreme priestly function by sacrificing himself for the sins of the world. p.760 The prayer itself is one of the greatest ever recorded and is perhaps exceeded only by those which it is beyond the ability of the written word to preserve. Many of its petitions and statements were repeated by Jesus when he prayed for the Nephite disciples. Because of the greater faith of those ancient American inhabitants, the sacred account has this to say of additional prayers Jesus offered in their behalf: "And it came to pass that he went again a little way off and prayed unto the Father; And tongue cannot speak the words which he prayed, neither can be written by man the words which he prayed. And the multitude did hear and do bear record; and their hearts were open and they did understand in their hearts the words which he prayed. Nevertheless, so great and marvelous were the words which he prayed that they cannot be written, neither can they be uttered by man." (3 Ne. 19:31-34) Earlier in his Nephite ministry our Lord had also prayed with this same overpowering effect. (3 Ne. 17:14-18.) p.760 The hour is come] Jesus had come into the world to suffer the trials of the approaching hour, the hour when he would work out the infinite and eternal atoning sacrifice and fulfil the will of the Father in all things. Glorify thy Son] Jesus prays for himself. He asks for exaltation in the Father's kingdom, thus setting a pattern for prayer which all men should follow. p.760 - p.761 2. Power over all flesh] All things are subject to Jesus. He is the Creator and Redeemer. He judges all men. (John 5:22.) He is "the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity." (Mosiah 3:5.) He should give eternal life] Christ rewards men; the Father has placed all things in his hands. Salvation comes because of the Son. "There is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah." (2 Ne. 2:8.) p.761 3. Life eternal] Also called everlasting life. "As used in the scriptures, eternal life is the name given to the kind of life that our Eternal Father lives. The word eternal, as used in the name eternal life, is a noun and not an adjective. It is one of the formal names of Deity (Moses 1:3; 7:35; D. & C. 19:11) and has been chosen by him as the particular name to identify the kind of life that he lives. He being God, the life he lives is God's life; and his name (in the noun sense) being Eternal, the kind of life he lives is eternal life. Thus: God's life is eternal life;
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