Look at Me!
Living with Jesus, and witnessing the power of God, His disciples still did not know the uniqueness of His being. How can anyone know without revelation? For them, the time had arrived.
“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” “Philip said to Him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you (plural) for so long a time, and yet you (singular) have not come to know Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own, but the Father, as He remains in Me, does His works.” (John 14:7-10 NASB)
Do you know the Father? If you do it is because His Son has revealed Him to you. “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son determines to reveal Him.” (Matthew 11:27 NASB) Ask another faith if they Know the Creator and they will tell you what another has said, but not that they know Him. If they did, they would believe His Son. When we believe Jesus, He reveals our Father.
“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:11-15 NASB)
The deep things of God, things beyond our comprehension, are accepted through faith in Christ’s revelation. Jesus promised to do great things for His disciples so that His Father would be glorified. That should be easy for us to understand, and just as easy for Jesus to know that He is loved. (To be continued)