John 14 verse 7

“If you had known Me,
you would have known My Father also;
and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
(John 14:7)

In verse 7, Jesus starts off with a gentle rebuke
If you HAD known Me
Since it would appear from the way
That Thomas has spoken that they didn’t
REALLY know Jesus

And this shouldn’t surprise us
Since we, so often, are just the same

We pride ourselves, often
In thinking that we have got it all sorted
We read the book (the Bible)
We can see what it is all about
Because we have the whole story
The complete and finished work of God

And yet so, so often
Our lives do not reflect what we claim to have
What we claim to understand

“If you had known Me,
you would have known My Father also;”

Since you didn’t really know Me (Jesus)
You wouldn’t have really known My Father either
Because of the truth that Jesus was
About to reveal to them

“and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
BUT NOW – you do KNOW Him
You know Him, the Father,
Because you have now SEEN Him

Why is it that when Jesus speaks plainly
We (people, Disciples, anyone) do not understand Him?
I say this because of what is said by Philip in the next verse
(Which I will deal with next time)

Jesus has spoken the truth
(Which is what He always does)
You know the Father and have seen Him
Since you have seen Me (Jesus)

Did Jesus not say:
“Let not your heart be troubled;
you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
(John 14:1)

He had already declared Himself as being God
And the Disciples, as Jews, would have known
“The Lord our God, the Lord is one! “
(Deuteronomy 6:4)

So, for the Disciples, if Jesus was God
Then they should have realised that
When they looked at Jesus
They were also looking at the Father

This is the same logic we need to use
And yet many of us get confused
Thinking that there are three gods
Father, Son and Holy Spirit

But we know that God has revealed Himself
As being a Trinitarian God
Three persons in One God
Father, Son and Holy Spirit

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”
(Colossians 2:9)

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