No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him (Jn. 1:18 KJV)
There is a place called the “bosom of the Father”. John speaking says Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, is in the bosom of the Father. Bosom means chest or breast. It was used of Lazarus laying on father Abraham’s bosom. John, the beloved, also laid on Jesus blossom during the last supper. It is used in the Old Testament for the relation between a husband and wife( Deut. 13:16). It becomes evident the bosom is a figurative expression that describes an intimacy, love, and knowledge.
It is used in John 1:18 above to describe the Father ’s relationship to the Son, the Word, who Himself is God. Jesus came to reveal the Father to us. However, to show us the Father, He must first know Him. His knowledge of the Father did not come from His extensive study of the Jewish scriptures. Neither was He taught by some Jesus scribe or Pharisee. He knew the Father from the bosom of the Father, meaning He was Himself God revealing God! He was the Word made a human being so people could see what God looks like.
As Christ is in the bosom of the Father, so we are in Him. We are in Christ, and Christ is in the bosom of the Father. We partake of the privileges of the bosom of the Father in Christ. In fact, the place called “in Christ” for the believer is essentially the bosom of the Father. Can you see God’s purpose for your life? He wants to bring you into a full intimacy and knowledge of Himself in love. He wants to make you a full revelation and expression of Who He is!
Declare that “I am in the Bosom of the Father in Christ, a partaker of the divine nature and the full expression of His person through His Son Jesus Christ!”
APPLY THE WORD
Jesus is the living manifestation of the invisible God. If you ever doubt what God looks like, look at Jesus. Some of you might be shocked to learn that the Old Testament did not reveal who the Father really is. Look at Jesus and you will see God’s will for your salvation, health, finances, family, etc. Better still, let people now look at you and see what God looks like, in His grace and glory!
Thank the Lord for His wonderful grace that has brought us into such unfathomable glory in Christ.