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Aug 10, 2018 – John 14:11

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

– John 14:11

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

The Lord Jesus witnessed that He is the incarnate God Himself in this verse. In the Bible, He said more than once “I am in the Father, and the Father in me,” and He also said, “I and my Father are one” (Jhn 10:30). Obviously, He is the incarnate Spirit of God, is the appearance of God Himself, and the unique God Himself. Christ’s external appearance seems ordinary and normal, but He is the embodiment of the Spirit of God. He expresses the truth, carries out the work of God Himself to redeem and save mankind. Human beings have never conceived that the supreme God is incarnated to be a man. The Lord Jesus also told us that if we wish to know the incarnate God, we should know Him from His deeds and His work.
Just as God says, “The incarnate God is called Christ, and Christ is the flesh donned by the Spirit of God. This flesh is unlike any man that is of the flesh. This difference is because Christ is not of flesh and blood but is the incarnation of the Spirit. He has both a normal humanity and a complete divinity. His divinity is not possessed by any man. His normal humanity sustains all His normal activities in the flesh, while His divinity carries out the work of God Himself. Be it His humanity or divinity, both submit to the will of the heavenly Father. The substance of Christ is the Spirit, that is, the divinity. Therefore, His substance is that of God Himself….” “He who is God’s incarnation shall hold the substance of God, and He who is God’s incarnation shall hold the expression of God. Since God becomes flesh, He shall bring forth the work He must do, and since God becomes flesh, He shall express what He is, and shall be able to bring the truth to man, bestow life upon man, and show man the way. Flesh that does not contain the substance of God is surely not the incarnate God; of this there is no doubt. To investigate whether it is God’s incarnate flesh, man must determine this from the disposition He expresses and the words He speaks. Which is to say, whether or not it is God’s incarnate flesh, and whether or not it is the true way, must be judged from His substance. And so, in determining whether it is the flesh of God incarnate, the key is to pay attention to His substance (His work, His words, His disposition, and many more), rather than external appearance. If man sees only His external appearance, and overlooks His substance, then that shows the ignorance and naivety of man.

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John 14-11

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