#5124 – Jesus in the Father

Good morning people who are in God as Jesus is in the Father.

John 14:9-10 NIV Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.”

Jesus keeps on unpacking this single truth about the absolute importance and destination of us having a relationship with His Father; with our Father.

Further to asking, “How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”, Jesus follows it up with another thought-provoking question that reveals His intention. Let’s look at it together today.

Jesus said, “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?”

This is another way that Jesus is cementing the truth that He and His Father – He and our Father – are inseparable. Now He is using the most intimate of language of being in each other. This is true oneness as it relates to Jesus and His Father.

Did you know that Jesus used the same language about us and Him, as well as us and the Father?

I’m jumping ahead, but I must share the words of Jesus with you from John 17. Take a moment to meditate on this truth:

John 17:20-23 NIV “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

Our complete unity with the Father, and the Son, and with each other will be the greatest testimony to the world that God is love.  

Oh how marvellous is our intimate loving Father.