Good morning people who see the works of Jesus and end up at the Father.
John 14:11 NIV “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.”
In verse 10, Jesus said to His disciples, “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?”
And then He follows it up in verse 11 when He says, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.”
Jesus knows that the truth of Him being in the Father and the Father being in Him is hard for us to get our head around. On so many levels, this doesn’t make sense and it doesn’t sound right. Even now, we know that the Holy Spirit lives in us – not Jesus and not the Father (they are both in heaven). Yet here Jesus is telling us that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him – not just with, but in.
Let’s start by being reminded, spiritual truth is not to be naturally understood – it is to be spiritually received by faith and revelation.
And then Jesus effectively says, “If you are struggling to believe this because you don’t understand, how about you look at the works I am doing. Believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Clearly no human can do them. It must be God! And it is God! It is My Father; He is in Me and I am in Him.”
Jesus labours the truth of His Father’s reality in His life. I love Jesus’ honour for His Father. I love how He points continually to Him. I love how He gives the credit for His works to His Father.
I also love how He is patient with His disciples and with us when we are struggling to understand. He doesn’t cut us off. He doesn’t cast us aside. He doesn’t give up. Not at all.
In these times, He lovingly and masterfully opens the door for us to step into the deeper revelation through a more tangible truth. In this verse, He points to the obvious miracles. How nice is Jesus! He truly does take us by the hand and lead us forward.