Seeking Jesus First - June 7, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - June 7, 2023
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Why does Scripture place so much emphasis on the oneness of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and then go to the trouble of defining how they operate differently? The answer is found in The New Testament.

Jesus Christ instituted a new covenant that united all believers into one body regardless of race or ancestry. In the New Covenant, there are two main laws or principles. These are, “believe on the LORD Jesus Christ”, and “love one another as I have loved you.”

The principle of unity and oneness is a foundational truth in the Godhead and in the body of Christ.

so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” (Romans 12:5, NKJV).

The Bible teaches us that we are one body with many members. We are not only members of one another but we are members of Christ Jesus. He is the head and we are the body. This is in line with the teaching about the Godhead. They are one but also individual.

Like a family is one but has many members, even so the body of Christ. And the thing that unites us is the love of God that floods our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us by God (See Rom. 5:5).

This is why there is no room for unforgiveness in the body of Christ. And there is no room for jealousy or competition in the body of Christ. How can we war against our own body? You may remember that Jesus said, “A house divided shall not stand.”

Let’s touch the topic of us being one with God. We already talked about how we are the body of Christ. And Christ Jesus is one with The Father. “I and My Father are one.”” (John 10:30, NKJV). “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”” (John 14:18–21, NKJV)

You will know that I am in My Father and you are in me and I am in you. This is the unity of God with us included. I am not saying that we are The God, or The Son of God, or The Holy Spirit. I am saying that Jesus changed everything. What was true in the earth before Jesus came was changed by Jesus. There was hidden truth that existed from the beginning in God. It was a hidden truth because it had not been revealed to humanity. Jesus became the revelation of that hidden truth that God wanted to make all of us His family and have the same kind of relationship with us that He has with Jesus. Certain people tapped into God’s heart on this and God did special things with them even in the Old Testament.

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32, NKJV).

Look at this verse again in the Amplified Bible: “Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him.” (Matthew 10:32, AMP). I studied this out in the Greek myself and found it to be a accurate to say it like this, “If you confess me before men that you are one with me, I will confess you before the Father that I am one with you.”

We are not Jesus but we are one with Him.

Because of His love for us and our faith in Him, everything He is in heaven, in the spirit, we are in our inner man dwelling in flesh. “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17, NKJV).

This is true in Jesus Christ but there is more. “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12, NKJV). “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”” (Romans 8:15, NKJV). “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11, NKJV). “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17, NKJV).

The Scripture goes to so much trouble to explain the oneness of God so that we can understand how much He loves us. He loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, part of Himself, that whosoever believes in Him could enter into that love and unity and become part of Himself.