Seeking Jesus First - June 6, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - June 6, 2023
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Is Jesus Christ The Father? Jesus Christ is one with The Father, but are they the same being?

Everything that The Father is in heaven, in the spirit, Jesus is in the flesh. They share a name. They share the same way of thinking. They share the same love and compassion. But Christ Jesus has a physical body. He had physical body when He walked the earth and He has a resurrected physical body now.

The Father does not have a physical body. The Father is light. The Father is love. The Father is holy. Jesus is all of these things but He has a physical body.

The only way for The Father to experience what a man is, was for Him to incarnate Himself. The Father and Jesus are one and the same and yet they are separate in manifestation. They are two beings. One being is wholly (completely) spirit and the other is spirit, soul and body the way God created Adam.

Before Jesus received a body, He was called “The Word of God”. Many believe that the “Angel of The LORD” mentioned in the Old Testament was a manifestation of “The Word of God”.  Others believe it was a messenger sent by God carrying The Word of The LORD. You may see how this can be interpreted either way.

We see God as at least a tri-une being, The Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Scripture gives us reason to see God like this in many places. The Scripture also emphasizes the unity or oneness of GOD.

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.” (John 1:1–4, NKJV). “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14, NKJV)

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:9–10, NKJV)

Let’s try a few statements to point out how they are one and separate.

The Father gives life to the Son and to The Holy Spirit. The Son gives physical manifestation to The Father and The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives power to the communication between Father, Son and creation.

The unity of the Godhead is evident in that Father, Son and Holy Spirit unite each other and give the fullness of their expression, manifestation and power to all who believe.

Because Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one, each is not “more one” that another. One is not incomplete without the other. Neither is one more complete with the other. Infinity plus infinity is still infinity.

They always interact with one another. They are one but they manifest in different ways. Without Jesus, how would the Father have saved the world? Without Holy Spirit, how would Jesus dwell in all who believe?

Faith comes before understanding. Believe in God. Put your faith in Jesus. Trust the Holy Spirit. Know that they are one. Then start understanding the work of each in your life and give glory to God. Worship The Father. Praise Jesus. Be led by Holy Spirit.

Let Jesus show you The Father. Let Holy Spirit show you the resurrected Christ Jesus.

Let the Father adopt you. Let The Word transform you. Let The Spirit conform you to the image of The Son.

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” (John 17:1–5, NKJV)

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 14:16–17, NKJV)