Jesus is God revealing HIMSELF through himself

As Jesus was praising his Father in the joy of the Spirit he said, “No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him (Luke 10: 22).” So, within the life of the Triune God, Father and Son know one another in a way no-one else can share. This is a deep relational knowing within God’s own triune life. However, the Father’s Son makes his Father known as a human amongst humans. He once said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14: 9). The Son does not reveal the Father to us as one who has some truth about God to make known.  He is the Father’s unique Son who is one with his Father.  He is, therefore, the very unveiling of God in person. 

That same Jesus comes to us personally by his Spirit to reveal both himself and his Father. He alone knows who the Father is because he is in the Father and the Father is in him. And so, Jesus is God revealing HIMSELF through himself and not merely the revealing of something about God.

Furthermore, Jesus reveals his Father to us in such a personal way that we get to share in the knowing of God as Father and Son in the Spirit. For we now share in the Son’s knowing of his Father and the Father’s knowing of his Son. And we gaze into an utterly new vision of God that we could never tell ourselves.

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