John 17:9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
Jesus prayed for true disciples
Jesus mentioned that true disciples were given meaning they were under God’s ownership. The Lord mentioned this expression purposefully at least 4 times (John 17:9, John 17:11, John 17:12, John 17:24). You cannot give away something you do not own. our heavenly Father purchased and owned these True Disciples. Owning requires a surrender therefore a true disciple is one who is surrendered to the Lordship of God. His will is surrendered to the will of God. True conversion, biblical regeneration demands an all out commitment to the Lordship, Headship and kingship of God in our lives.