Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 11
What was Jesus' realization of oneness with the Father?
11. Jesus declared, "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30). When Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied," Jesus' reply was, "He who has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:8, 9). Jesus was keenly conscious of the character of God and of His relationship to Him. He knew that His character was one with that of God; that His identity was divine.
Jesus knew God as unlimited love, as ever-present, abundant life. He knew God as infinite wisdom and supply. He knew God as the Father, who is ever ready and willing to supply every need of the human heart. Jesus knew that as a son of God He had access to every blessing of God the Father. Jesus did not simply believe that the words He spoke were true — He knew they were true. His words had deep meaning, for they were vital, living words that carried conviction, and more important, they produced immediate results.
Preceding Entry: Explain how the Father can be in the Son, and the Son in the Father.
Following Entry: What was Jesus' custom in the matter of self-identification?