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November 7, 2022

The Son and the Father Being One

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way and the reality and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. (7) If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and henceforth you know Him and have seen Him. (8) Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father and it is sufficient for us. (9) Jesus said to him, Have I been so long a time with you, and you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how is it that you say, Show us the Father? 10:30 I [Jesus] and the Father are one.

Even up until this very moment, the Lord's word here remains a mystery. What does it mean? On the one hand, it means that the Father and the Son are just one and, on the other hand, that They are still two. If you were to ask me how this could be, I would say, "I don't know. I only know that on the one hand the Father and the Son are one, that if you see the one then you see the other because the two are one. The Father is in the Son. If you see the Son, then surely you see the Father. But, on the other hand, they are still two." This is the mystery of the Triune God. Again I say, we cannot explain this matter adequately because it is very difficult for our limited mentality to understand how They two could be one. In our limited understanding, the Son is the Son, the Father is the Father, and the two are distinctly separate one from the other. But the Lord tells us clearly that the Son and the Father are one. Here I strongly say that the Lord never says that He and the Father are two. We have to take the mystery of the Trinity according to the Lord's definite and clear word, not according to our suppositions.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 368-369. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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