Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Unity Of The Father And The Son

(1) The Father loves the Son and shows Him everything the Father is doing, a carefully planned work that was unfolding just as Father and Son intended.
"For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel" [John 5:20]
The greater things mentioned in this verse would continue to the cross, to the resurrection and Jesus’ going up into heaven, then sending His Holy Spirit.

(2) The Father is the source of life, has the power to raise the dead and gives life
"The Father raises the dead and gives them life."
"The Father has life in himself." [John 5:21a, 26a]
(3) The Father is the judge of all. To the orthodox Jew, Jehovah God was “Judge of all the earth” No one would dare to take that title for themselves.
"The Father judges no one..."[John 5:22a]
(4) The Father rightfully receives honor
"...just as they honor the Father" [John 5:23b]

(1) The Father shares all this with the Son; therefore, just as the Father gives life, so also the Son gives life,
"For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will." [John 5:21]
(2) And just as the Father is the source of life, He has granted that the Son would also be the source of life,
"For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself." [John 5:26]
(3) Though the Father is the judge of all, He judges no one, but instead has given all judgement to the Son,
"The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son," [John 5:22]
and given Jesus the authority to execute judgement,
"And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man." [John 5:27]
(4) And though the Father receives honor, if the Son is not also honored, then as far as the Father is concerned, He hasn't been honored either. In other words, to honor the Father without also honoring the Son is to actually dishonor the Father,
"That all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him." [John 5:23]
We begin to see how intertwined the Father and the Son are, two distinct persons, and yet also one Being.

Later in His discourse, Jesus switched from using the word "Father" to using the word "God," the only God, for there is only one God, and to Him should go all the glory.
"I know that you do not have the love of God within you." [John 5:42]
Yet this glimpse into the nature of God reveals the complex concept of Father and Son, completely equal to each other, each giving of themselves to the other.

The Father chose not to judge anyone, but gave all judgment to the Son. the Father shares equally the power of resurrection with the Son, and the Father does not receive honor unless the Son also receives honor.

Yet the Son did not seek His own will, but the will of the Father Who sent Him, and judges only according to the Father's will.

The Son did not do anything on His Own, but did only what He saw the Father doing and showing Him, and heard what the Father said to Him. The powerful works that Jesus performed were given to Him by the Father. Jesus was sent by the Father.

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1 comment:

  1. Greetings Joannebethel

    On the subject of
    I recommend this video:
    The Human Jesus

    Take a couple of hours to watch it; and prayerfully it will aid you in your quest for truth.

    Yours In Messiah
    Adam Pastor


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