The Father God in Jesus

The Father God was in Jesus, and Jesus in Him. From the beginning, Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God. All things were made through and by Him for His Glory. When God wanted to show His love for you, He sent His Son into the world. How did Jesus work miracles of healing? It was because He is God. How will God work miracles in your life? - Through His Spirit living and working through you.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-4, NKJV)

So many ask, Who Is Jesus? The Bible says He is the Son of God. When God made the world, and when God made man, Jesus was there. Right from the beginning Jesus was part of God; He is God. When Jesus healed the blind man in John 9, one of the first questions asked of the man was, ‘Who do you say He is?’ - This is the question we all must answer, who do we say Jesus is.

Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. “He put mud on my eyes,” the man replied, “and I washed, and now I see.” Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided. Then they turned again to the blind man, “What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” The man replied, “He is a prophet.”

He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” (John 9:15-17, 25)

Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. His holiness doesn’t separate Him from us; His righteousness doesn’t prevent Him from fellowshipping with us; He came down to dwell with us. He not only looks down from heaven, but he lives with us as one of us. - The Apostle John wrote, ‘The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us’ (John 1:14).

Our sins separated us from God. But Jesus loved us too much to leave us alone. He chose to dwell with us. He voluntarily gave up His righteousness for our unrighteousness. ‘For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him’ (2 Corinthians 5:21, NKJV).

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, NIV)

Years ago I met a Russian man living in Israel. He had gone there seeking a new life with his son; tragically the son died in one of those terrible suicide bomb attacks. On the day of the funeral, the father stood at the grave as his son was lowered into the ground. The father said to me, “When my son died, I died.” He said, “I am an old man. I have no life left. When my son died, my future died with him. He was everything that I have.”

When God wanted to show His love for you, He sent His Son into the world, to live as you live: to experience the world as you do. He let His Son die for you. God watched as His Son was brutally beaten; saw Him dying on a cross; watched Him die in terrible pain. Why? “When My Son died on a cross, I died.” Do you understand? The Father God was in Jesus. When these miracles happened in the Bible, it was not just Jesus, it was God the Father in His Son. Jesus is like the Father. He is part of the Father. He is part of God. And when the Son of God died for you, it was as if God was dying. But God could not die, and hallelujah, Jesus did not stay dead. But He came alive on the third day. He is alive today. That is why miracles still happen, Jesus is alive.

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made Him known. (John 1:18, NIV)

'Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.' - John 14.9-11, NLT)

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