One With The Father
We have noted how he discussed w/ them about Heaven But when he declared v.4 where I am going you know the way Thomas objected
"Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
Then he goes on in the remaining verses to show us the way, the way to the Father
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
In essence this is what Jesus meant when He said you know the Way You Know me I am the way
Need direction: He is the way
Need to know what is real: He is the Truth
Need to know about real living : He is the Life
Want to get to the Father it is thru Him
Jesus gives a Key Revelation: v.7
"If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."
He is simply saying, "To know me is to know my Father; henceforth you know him and have seen him."
That statement caused Philip to cry out, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."
Seen Jesus seen the Father what is God like ?
A)Look to Jesus My words I speak what he tells me
B) Marveled at the gracious words he spoke : Authority
1 Jn 3:1 Behold what manner out of this world
Never gives up Redmond
C) My works John the Baptist Focus on what I am doing -
This is the point that Jesus is leading them to: This is what He wants them to catch
A)The things I do / I am able to do because of the Presence of my Father in me I am in Him / He is in Me
B) The things that you are going to do is because of my presence in your Life I in you / You in me
1) Note v.20
C) Jesus was dependent upon His father / He wants us to be dependent upon Him
Note several things here
1st The works I do he will do: Jesus did not expect the disciples to disband after His departure, but to carry on the work in even greater magnitude.
Greater how? Greater is not "more sensational" but greater in magnitude. Jesus will leave behind a victorious, working church, not a cowering one.
A)Jesus sight to a man born blind lamed walked / Dead raised He was one man Now
B) Greater works You will do because I go to my Father
1) No longer one man But Christ Living His life thru his Church
C) Greater Scope Many workers
D) Greater Spiritual Magnitude Salvation
1) Peters 1st message 3,000 saved
Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do:
In My name is not an Aladdins lamp of prayer;
A)1st Accordance w/ His will the requests must be in accordance with the character of the name).
2nd it signifies both an endorsement (like a check)
Jesus ministered in union w/ the Father We live in