So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. (Jn. 5:19 ESV).
Jesus said, “I only do what I see the Father doing”. What does this statement mean? I have always been perplexed by His words and wondered what Jesus was really saying. Did He mean that, before He took a step, He had a vision of the Father taking a step?
He was not talking about a physical or spiritual vision of the Father. Receiving a revelation of this verse will certainly change your life! Even so, this revelation will not come by your own intellectual power of study. It comes when the Father opens your understanding, by the power of His Spirit, as you meditate in an atmosphere of prayer.
Jesus was not having repeated visions of the Father doing things so that He could copy the Father’s actions. Seeing the Father was a description of the intimate relationship He had with the Father, a place of perfect unity and yielding. It is the place called the bosom of the Father, where He was in complete knowledge of the will and purpose of the Father. The Father was completely immersed in His being as a Man so that His will and the Father’s will was the same. He was so completely yielded that the Father was living through Him. He knew what to do because He knew what the Father wanted- and He did it! Seeing the Father was not seeing spiritual visions repeatedly. It was a place of such intimacy, that He knew the perfect will of God, and was completely yielded to it.
Please think through every sentence of the devotional above to ensure you understand it.
APPLY THE WORD
Did you know that God’s ultimate will for you is to be one with Him in the same way Jesus was?
Ask the Father to help you grow and yield to Him more each day, until you get to the place of living 24/7 in His bosom.
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