John 14 verses 8 to 11

“Philip said to Him,
“Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
Jesus said to him, 
“Have I been with you so long,
and yet you have not known Me, Philip? 
He who has seen Me has seen the Father;
so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 
Do you not believe that 
I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?
The words that I speak to you 
I do not speak on My own authority; 
but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, 
or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”
(John 14:8 – 11)

So now Jesus goes into a fuller explanation
Of how we can see the Father if we have
Already seen Jesus

Remember that God is ONE God, NOT three
He has revealed Himself to us as having
Or being three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
But there only ever has been ONE GOD!

So even taking this truth on a logical level
If that is the truth (and it is)
Then surely when you SEE one person
You MUST be actually looking at ALL three

And this is what Jesus is saying to Philip
And the other Disciples:
“He who has seen Me has seen the Father;”
(John 14:9)

Jesus talks about the words that He speaks
That He doesn’t work on His own authority
That the Father DWELLS in Him
And it is the Father who dwells in Him
Who DOES the works

This last bit explains how we are
“To lay hands on the sick and they shall recover”
(Mark 16:18)
It is God IN us who does the works
The power from heaven flows through us
To bring healing, when we are obedient by FAITH

Just as Jesus did
Remember He gave up His divinity
To become man and dwell among us
He WAS still God, but limited Himself
While He lived on the earth as a man
Just like us and yet without sin

So Jesus of Himself could not do anything
Without the power of the Holy Spirit within Him
Directed by the Father from Heaven

Jesus received this power at His baptism
In the river Jordan by John the Baptist
Before that point there are NO miracles
Recorded as being done by Jesus

So after Jesus’ baptism in water
He received the anointing of the Holy Spirit
And the Father was able to do miracles
Through Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit

Which is the same for us, at and after Pentecost
Since the time of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit
Was poured out on all flesh
We, by being baptised in the Holy Spirit,
Have the power within us to heal the sick
Which the Father does through us
As we are obedient and act in faith

How important it is to realise whose you are
And the power of God that is in you
(Ephesians 1:19)

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