Why would Jesus say what he said, if what he said had no relevance for the Father other than being honorably put out to pasture after fathering his only begotten Son? Let’s read some of what Jesus says in this one of many scriptures where he talks about the Father: John 14:28, “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: FOR MY FATHER IS GREATER THAN I.” What does it mean, “for my Father is greater than I,” if the Father is done being the greater? I have heard a hundred different ways how many have gone about this in their defense for one way of another as to who is the greater between the two. Instead of pondering who is greater, even after the one and only Jesus says that it is the Father, let’s look at who is greater at what He does in making sure we finish our work here on earth. First of all, just for the record, I am always sticking with what Jesus says about anything because He knows better than anyone what time it has always been. And besides, Jesus says that we get the two for one deal: 1 John 2:23, “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” So the view that Jesus has is that he and the Father are not equal, but one: John 10:29-30, “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30) I and my Father are one.” Oh, there is that greater than all talk again in scripture; and I’m trying to stay away from it, but it’s just through out the Bible. Anyway, as we can read here, Jesus says that he and his Father are one. And there goes another thing, Jesus doesn’t say through out the Bible that He and the Father is one; no he usually says that he and the Father are one. This usually rises up to advocate that there are two separate principals involved even if the two are one.
How can Jesus and his Father come as two separate principals, and yet be one? Well just to keep it elementary, one was the son of man in the flesh while one was the son of no man and all spirit: the one that is the son of man was seen of man, where as the one who is the son of no man, has no man seen. To make a longer story shorter, when it comes right down to it, Jesus and the Father are one because their “Will” is the same. You and I would be one also, even running around like cronies, if I was always sent forth by you to only do what it is that you wanted me to do; and for one, that in itself would make you remain greater than I: and even more so if you gave me all of your fullness with all of your power in my hand to only do with it what you told me to do. Jesus and the Father are not one because it pleased the Father to give Jesus the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form while making him the head of the Church. They are one because Jesus goes forth doing every thing in the way that the Father is doing it himself; and this is another main reason that makes the Father the greater. Jesus coming in the flesh, allowed the Father to have a body face put to his work for all to know his “Word” as he has always been, the maker of all things that were made.
Now my whole purpose in this post is not to convince anyone about who is the greater of the Father and the Son. It is not my calling or desire to take that on. The one thing that works for all of us is that only Jesus has saved our souls, and come that we might have life, and that we might have life more abundantly. And in this lies the reason for this post today, Jesus has done his part so that we have the opportunity to might have; and now the Father wants to do his part so that the might have, turns into a more frequent experience of having life more abundantly. I had to first get everyone thinking about the difference between the two: you can kind of think about Jesus and Father in the relationship of Joseph and Pharaoh. Joseph had the rulership of the whole kingdom except for respect to the throne would Pharaoh be greater than Joseph. Jesus has the rulership of the whole kingdom except for respect to the Will of the Father Because Jesus has not his own Will. In John 14:28 stated above, Jesus tells them that if they love him, that they would rejoice for him because he goes unto the Father, for he is greater than I. Jesus is happy because he is going back to the glory days before the world was: John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” Now where was Jesus before the world was, and way before he was made flesh: John 1:18, “No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” Jesus was hidden in the bosom of the Father as the “Word” before the world began. This was to keep him from the princes of darkness until the fullness of time had come. And here is the main point of all of this: Jesus was one with God because he came from him as his “Word,” hidden in his bosom before the world was. Then in the beginning God sent his “Word” forth from his bosom unto the world by which any thing that was made, was made by him. When God sent his “Word” from his bosom, and don’t miss this, he sent him forth as his own entity with life in himself. It is like me sending my word to you to do my will, and we know that the word is mine and my will; however, here’s the difference with the Father sending his “Word” to do his “Will,” where we also know that the “Word” is his and his “Will.” Now where my word needs me to back it up to give it life, the Father’s “Word” does not need him to back it up to give it life because the “Word” of God has life within himself to back the “Will” up all on his own: John 1:4, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” And this is the thing that makes them one, but separate: God, pre-Father, gave his Son, who was at that time hidden in his bosom as the “Word,” this life within himself. My word dies out if I am not there to fulfill it, but the Father’s “Word” does not die out if the Father is not there to fulfill it. It’s like the Duracell Bunny “Word” before being made flesh; and then later as the Duracell Bunny Son, Jesus after being made flesh, there is life within them to run on, and run on, and run on. They both have separate life entities within themselves to operate as each needs without needing life support from the other. And the two are indeed one as the “Son” is the exact visible image of the spoken “Will” of his Father in bodily form: John 5:26, “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.”
So here we are with the thought of how does the Father fit into all of this? Do not forget that God is no magician, he does require that we still process through the Godhead to bring to pass that which we hope for; or to have life more abundantly. The Father will never be put out to pasture just to rest because we will need him to help us finish our work, and to help us bring to pass certain things that we hope for. There has been, there currently is, and there will continue to be things to come up that the Father has put in his own power. And although the Father has given the body of Christ, the Church, the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form; according to Jesus for example, there are certain times and seasons of our lives that the Father has kept in his own power. So he will be the only one that would be able to help us out with that when we need certain times and seasons to be adjusted one way of another: Acts 1:7, “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” Here was another scripture where we see the Father to be the greater as only he has this power over certain times and seasons as stated by Jesus.
And now that we have come unto this point in the post, we can soon surrender our progress to write more because we have come to the greater part: I have reached the part of the title, “The Father Has The Will To Word The Truth.” In John 14:28 stated above, Jesus hoped that the Apostles would rejoice with him because he had come unto this point in his Father’s “Will,” where he would soon surrender his time to stay longer on the earth because he had come to the greater part, the “Will” of God complete. When Jesus would always talk about why he came to earth, it was because he was sent to always return unto the Father with the “Will” made complete, the greater: John 6:38, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” Many take this statement from Jesus as a strong proclamation of his desire and commitment to do the Father’s “Will” over his, and this is not what is going on here. There is no battle for Jesus to have hope to win out over in order to do the “Will” of the Father. Jesus came to die on the cross, and this is what will happen, and there was never any doubt about it from before day one. When the Father spoke this part of his “Will,” it then became Jesus only purpose to become it manifested: remember, the “Word” came forth from the Father’s bosom to become the manifestation of what the Father would “Will.” Isaiah 55:11, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” The greater is the Father who authored the “Will” for the “Word” to return unto him as the “Will” manifested, and complete. I can recall an email that I sent out, and it will be treated as though it was never sent out; however, once I send the email out from my bosom device, only I can recall it: the email was created and sent forth from me as mine to accomplish that which I please. Now here it is, the email is not greater than I because it will not recall itself, it will not adjust the times and seasons in it, and it will only go forth from my bosom device until I send it. Therefore, if I need a “Word” to act on that has not already come forth from the “Will” of the Father, the “Word” will not speak forth itself: I will need the Father because it is “He Who Has The Will To Word The Truth.”
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.