Monday, February 18, 2008

JESUS AND THE FATHER ARE ONE

READ JOHN 14:8-21

In the previous verses Jesus gave a promise that He will return. In these verses Jesus is give us two more promises:
Promise of answered prayer: Ask in Jesus name and it will be done. It is by the authority of Jesus that our prayers are listened to and answered. Jesus takes our prayers and presents them to the Father. (See also John 15:16)
Promise of a helper: I will not leave you orphans, but give you a helper, the Spirit of Truth. One who will abide with us and be in us.
Why can Jesus make these promises? Because He is one with the Father. He is the evidence that God exists and if you, Philip, do not believe my words than believe my works. But what is more amazing: His works will increase:
1) He will represent us before the Father with our prayers.
2) He will help us keep His commandments through the enabling of the Holy Spirit.
3) He will bring all of us, chosen in Him, into eternal life.
4) He discloses Himself to us and those whom He loves will be loved by the Father as His own possession.
THANK YOU MOST GRACIOUS AND LOVING FATHER FOR YOUR SON, WHO IS ONE WITH YOU AND CAN BE FULLY TRUSTED, LOVED AND BELIEVED. HIS WORKS ARE MARVELOUS! AMEN

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