Why Jesus Said, “My Father and I Are The Same.”

“I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30 NIV)

This statement has triggered controversy for generations since many have not understood why Jesus said this or to whom. The simple explanation is this–God the Father and God the Son are one in purpose and intent. They do not vary nor are they ever in conflict with one another. God is Spirit, and loved us so much He decided that the only way to reconcile mankind back to Him, was to make the ultimate sacrifice, the blood sacrifice that many recognized as atonement for sin, so He came–wrapped in flesh and born of a woman–to experience life as we do–tempted to sin, but didn’t. Under the Law, a pure lamb was to offered and Jesus is the pure Lamb–sacrificed for the sins of man–for all who believe.

But let’s go back and see what led to this statement when the Jews questioned Jesus’ veracity.

John 10:24-29

v. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

v.25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,

v.26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.

v.27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

v. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand,

v. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

What follows is the attempt by them to stone Jesus for blasphemy–accusing Him of claiming to be God when He was a mere man.

Some people–those who say they believe and those who don’t–still do not understand that Jesus and God are one. When we pray to the Father, in Jesus’ name, we are talking to both and Jesus said (in another verse of scripture), whatever we asked of the Father in His name, it would be given to us. When we attempt to separate God as one entity and Jesus as another, and Holy Spirit as another, we nullify the power of the three since they are One in purpose. I have never understood how people can say they believe in God and yet not believe God or in how they can establish, “Jesus Only,” doctrines.

Before Jesus came (God in the flesh), God spoke to the people through the prophets or whoever else He chose to use. While He was here on earth, He was limited by His fleshly body to a point, but He knew what people were thinking and He knew all the Father had spoken to those of old and this is why the Pharisees were amazed at the knowledge He had since He had not been taught by them. Jesus is The Word so He would certainly know The Word as God spoke it to those who were before Him. Now, since His ascension back to heaven, we have access to Him through Holy Spirit and when we are filled with His Spirit and allow His spirit to guide us in all things, we no longer have need for others to “tell us” what The Lord says about anything. But this is for those who Believe! God is yet speaking to us, directly–and those who know His Word, know His voice when we hear Him and He knows all who belong to Him, by our obedience to His Word. Glory Hallelujah!

When we belong to God, we listen and obey. If we do not belong to God, we will not hear and certainly will not obey. So, when people claim to believe in God yet encourage or promote others to live in opposition to His Word, they are really saying they believe in a force greater than them, but since they do not what God has said, they cannot believe God.

Jesus is the Great Shepherd, I am one of the sheep who belongs to Him and I know His voice because I know what the Father has said. It is my relationship with God through His Son, that I can stand firmly on The Word as my foundation for living and knowing how to live–unconditionally, but also knowing that loving comes with the responsibility of correction, and instruction. 

God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ are one and since I belong to them, my purpose is the same as theirs–to bring all into the knowledge of who He is, acceptance of the work on the cross for our sins, and encouraging obedience in all things so we can all hear, “Well done” and live with Him for all eternity.

More about what Jesus said and why, next time.

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8 thoughts on “Why Jesus Said, “My Father and I Are The Same.”

  1. Reblogged this on Ai Kant Spal Kwit and commented:
    The real truth is in the Word, the Bible used in the days of Jesus and Paul. The Scriptures referred to in 2 Timothy as inspired writings. That was the Old Testament; the New Testament, rather New Covenant, was still a future item.

    Isaiah 9:6
    For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 11:2
    The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

    Hear, Oh Israel, your Lord is One!

    Trinity hails back to the days of Nimrod and the Nephilim. It never was a Biblical teaching and was introduced as a theory by a Byzantine monk in 284AD. It was later canonized by the pagan Constantine and his hooded monks.

    Jesus said: “Before Abraham was, I am.” Also read the first chapter of John.

    Trinity is as pagan as is Halloween, Christmas or Easter. Bear in mind how the New Testament was compiled and by whom. Then start studying how they did it and you will be horrified. No originals, only copies. Based upon very incorrect translations, every error meticulously copied and then rather arrogantly, the homosexual King James 1 decreed it as the “inerrant breathed Word of God.”

    So, if that is true, God must have breathed eleven times at least, contradicting Himself and even left thousands of errors by the eleventh effort. Can God err? I guess not, so we have to reject Queer James and his own errant breathed decree. Digging deeper, the worms appear. Erasmus using the Latin Vulgate and, while not sufficiently fluent in Greek, by his own admission, he translated that back into Greek in just eight months. A rush job, by his own admission.

    We need to go back to what the early Christians read, believed and taught prior to Gentile influences and their corruption that had brought the division that would result in an estimated 47,000 denominations by 2015.

    Christianity generally accepts pagan tradition as mentioned but also Sunday worship and infant baptism, even though Paul said that anyone bringing a gospel different to the original, should be condemned to hell.

    So, when do we repent and return to the original Gospel?

    #trinity #jesus

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  2. “When we belong to God, we listen and obey. If we do not belong to God, we will not hear and certainly will not obey.”

    Good post !! My only thought (because I wasn’t Spirit filled for quite some time) is that we as Christians, if we are not living a Christ centered, Spirit filled life, might hear the Holy Spirit, but then we might decide not to obey Him…

    This grieves the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30), or worse we quench the Spirit…(1 Thessalonians 5:19)

    I was living in this state of self-righteousness, until I read a sermon by REV. C.H. Spurgeon from 1859, on “Grieving the Holy Spirit”…that the Lord used to open my eyes, and plead for Him to take back control of my life…

    Here is the link, and I recommend any Christian who has lost their God given peace and joy, (like I did) to read this teaching… It changed my life !! http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0278.htm

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

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    • I have chosen not to obey, immediately, but do eventually because He will not leave me alone until I do. That’s why I know I am in constant need of correction and instruction and I submit, even though my flesh rages against the correction sometimes. I have to remember that God knows best, even when I cannot see what’s ahead of me and cannot count on my wisdom, but must trust His.

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