JESUS AND THE FATHER.....THEIR RELATIONSHIP.....a little more in the Gospel of John
"HE THAT BELIEVES ON ME, BELIEVES NOT [ONLY] ON ME, BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME. AND HE THAT SEES ME, SEES HIM THAT SENT ME. I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES ON ME SHOULD NOT REMAIN IN DARKNESS.....FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF; BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME, HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT, WHAT I SHOULD SAY, AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK. AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS LIFE EVERLASTING: WHATEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE, EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME, SO I SPEAK" (JOHN 12:44-50).
"TRULY, TRULY, I SAY UNTO YOU, THE SERVANT IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS LORD; NEITHER HE THAT IS SENT GREATER THAN HE THAT SENT HIM" (JOHN 13:16).
"HE THAT LOVES ME NOT KEEPS NOT MY SAYINGS: AND THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR IS NOT MINE, BUT THE FATHER'S WHICH SENT ME" (JOHN 14:24).
"YOU HAVE HEARD HOW I SAID UNTO YOU, I GO AWAY, AND COME AGAIN UNTO YOU. IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU WOULD REJOICE, BECAUSE I SAID I GO UNTO THE FATHER; FOR MY FATHER IS GREATER THAN I" (JOHN 14:28).
"BUT THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW THAT I LOVE THE FATHER, AND AS THE FATHER GAVE ME COMMANDMENT, EVEN SO I DO...." (JOHN 14:31).
"I AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE HUSBANDMAN. EVERY BRANCH IN ME THAT BEARS NO FRUIT HE TAKES IT AWAY; AND EVERY BRANCH THAT BEARS FRUIT, HE PURGES IT, THAT IT MAY BRING FORTH MORE FRUIT.....HENCEFORTH I CALL YOU NOT SERVANTS; FOR THE SERVANT KNOWS NOT WHAT HIS LORD DOES: BUT I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS; FOR ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE HEARD OF MY FATHER, I HAVE MADE KNOWN UNTO YOU" (JOHN 15: 15).
"AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW YOU, THE ONLY TRUE GOD [SUPREME], AND JESUS CHRIST, WHOM YOU HAVE SENT.....I HAVE MANIFESTED YOUR NAME UNTO THE MEN WHICH YOU GAVE ME OUT OF THIS WORLD; YOURS THEY WERE, AND YOU GAVE THEM TO ME; AND THEY HAVE KEPT YOUR WORD. NOW THEY HAVE KNOWN THAT ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER YOU GAVE ME ARE FROM YOU...... KEEP THROUGH YOUR OWN NAME THOSE WHOM YOU HAVE GIVEN ME, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, AS WE ARE" (JOHN 17: 3-11)
WHEN YOU READ THROUGH THE GOSPELS, IT SHOULD BE VERY CLEAR TO YOU THAT THERE IS A FATHER SON RELATIONSHIP, BETWEEN THE FATHER GOD AND GOD THE SON [JESUS CHRIST].
THEY ARE ONE; THEIR CHARACTER IS ONE; THEIR MIND IS ONE; THEIR EVERYTHING IS ONE, BUT JESUS STILL LOOKED TO THE GOD IN HEAVEN AS "FATHER" - "I ASCEND UNTO MY FATHER, AND YOUR FATHER; UNTO MY GOD AND YOUR GOD" (JOHN 20: 17).
THE WHOLE NEW TESTAMENT MAKES IT CLEAR THAT ALL THE FATHER HAS, SO THE SON HAS. I MEAN EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF THAT THE FATHER HAS, SO ALSO THE SON HAS.....ALL, EXCEPT....... AUTHORITY!
GOD THE FATHER IS SUPREME IN AUTHORITY.....
PAUL WAS INSPIRED TO TELL US IN CLEAR SIMPLE WORDS THIS TRUTH.... "BUT I WOULD HAVE YOU KNOW THAT THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST; AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS MAN; AND THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD" (1 COR. 11: 3).
THE FATHER, THE HEAD OF CHRIST, IS THE SUPREME IN AUTHORITY GOD.
AGAIN THE READING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SHOWS CLEARLY THAT JESUS RETURNED TO SIT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER IN HEAVEN.
JESUS DID NOT RETURN TO SIT INSIDE THE FATHER; HE DID NOT RETURN TO SIT ON TOP OF THE FAHTER...... HE RETURNED TO SIT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER!
THE CRAZY IDEA HELD BY SOME, THAT GOD IS A BLOB OF SOMETHING THAT CAN NOT BE EXPLAINED, AND CAN BE ONE BLOB, CONTAINING THREE; OR THE BLOB CAN SEPARATE AND BE TWO GOD BLOBS; OR CAN SEPARATE AND BE THREE GOD BLOBS.....ALL THAT HUMAN REASONING IS ABOUT AS SILLY AND AS STUPID A THEOLOGY AS YOU CAN GET, A CRAZY THEOLOGY FROM PLANET PLUTO!
THEN AGAIN THE OTHER "TRINITY" IDEA, THOUGH NOT AS FAR OUT STUPID AS THE ABOVE IDEA, BUT THE TEACHING THAT THERE ARE THREE GOD BEINGS IN HEAVEN ALL SOMEHOW SITTING ON ONE HEAVENLY THRONE, AND CALLED GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, IS ALSO VERY WRONG!
I HAVE PROVED IN OTHER STUDIES THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT A SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL GOD PERSON, SEPARATE FROM THE FATHER AND SON.
THE GODHEAD AS THE APOSTLE PAUL ONCE CALLED IT BY THAT WORD, IS GOD THE FATHER, AND GOD THE SON SITTING ON THE FATHER'S RIGHT HAND.
HERE IS WHAT HEBREWS SAYS, "GOD....HAS IN THESE LAST DAYS SPOKEN UNTO US BY HIS SON.....WHEN HE HAD BY HIMSELF PURGED OUR SINS, SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE MAJESTY ON HIGH!" (Hebrews 1:1-3).
"Majesty on High" could be called "Supreme One on High" or "Supreme in Authority on High" - they are words to convey to you that there is a God in heaven that is "top dog" as we might also say in human language. It is a way of saying there is ONE in heaven who is above all. And as Jesus said "All power was given unto me in heaven and in earth" (Mat. 28:18), and as we know God the Father and Christ as ONE, the only difference there can be to have a "majesty on high" a "head of Christ" God being, a supreme God, that God the Son sits on His right hand, is that the Majesty One, is GREATER in AUTHORITY!
As a child of 9, 10, 11, and into teenage, reading my New Testament, it was so clear to me that God the FATHER was the SUPREME God of the universe; it was clear to me Jesus ascended back to this Majesty on High, to sit at His right hand.
I can remember knowing this before I got to reading the book of REVELATION!
Then reading the book of Revelation just hammered home the fact that the supreme in authority ONE, had the Son of man, the Son of God, at His right hand.
THE TRUTH OF THE GODHEAD CAN BE KNOWN; THE FATHER WANTS YOU TO KNOW.
ALL ABOUT THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, IS FOUND IN MANY STUDIES ON THIS WEBSITE.