Oneness into His Likeness
Studying the relationship between Father and Yeshua unlocks a plethora of revelations on pure, divine and purposeful fellowship. In fact, eternity records countless moments of Father teaming up with His Son, and the duo working in perfect quorum to do mighty works which continues to remain incomprehensible to human mind.
Together, they brought into existence everything we see around us. They worked together on a divine and sacrificial plan to redeem their most valuable and loved creation, Man, whom They created in Their own image and likeness. Amongst all that was created, God loved mankind the most and considered them to be His masterpiece. His Agape love led to the greatest bloodshed in the history which was neither easy on the Father, nor the Son.
While reading through all the great missions They did together, there are certain superlative qualities of the Father and Son which is subtly noticeable starting from the beginning and I would love to share my thoughts on the same. To begin with, let’s go few scriptures.
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19
In the above scripture, we noticeably see Jesus attesting the credibility of His Father and expressing confidence on the Deity in all its totality. He also expressed His highest level of dependence on His Father and His wisdom, and every work He did in this world was coherent with His Father’s will and approval.
Now here’s my another favourite moments in the history
“…. the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This (Jesus) is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17
The voice of Father resounded over the face of the earth, expressing firm approval of His Son, Yeshua as He was stepping out of river Jordan after being water baptized.
Somewhere along the study, I could evidently sense an inherent desire of Father to complement and attest His Son in every possible opportunity. Likewise, one can also sense the deep desire Jesus had to reveal His Father’s goodness wherever he spoke or taught the multitudes and His disciples.
The Father and the Son “competed to complement each other”.
This revelation leaves me in awe and reverence for the trinity which cannot be expressed through words.
What next? Being the bride of Christ, is there something we could carry away from above?
Soon after being formed, man was instantly elevated to exercise dominion over everything on this earth that carried life. (Genesis 1:28). We were created in the image and likeness of God. The spirit of excellence and authority was imparted into Adam and Eve upon inception. Mankind grew to be the most powerful and superior race amongst all that carries life. We thrived in terms of intelligence, excellence and competitiveness. Could we pause a moment and think why would God enable us to be so capable and powerful among all the creation?
Many times, unknowingly, we operate on all these gifts for purposes which may not be originally intended by God. We are indeed living in very unique times where man has achieved great feats with His superlative caliber which no other creation possesses. I love what Paul says about character of a new person in Christ - “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17”. In another epistle, Paul mentions similar
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves Philippians 2:3 “
“Value others above yourself” - this seems to be pretty deep command. Can we sit back and think on following
Have I been able to contribute to building God’s kingdom and His purposes through the excellent spirit He has invested inside me?
Has the competitiveness inside me led to glory in myself? Could I “compete to complement” my fellow brothers and sisters in the body of Christ and be a catalyst in empowering them to do greater things than you did till date? Notice what Jesus mentioned in this scripture “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. John 14:12” . Jesus left a deep impact on His disciples which potentially empowered them to do “greater works than those of Himself” .
Have I used the leadership qualities to lead the vision which God has entrusted unto me? Am I a good steward to the call and purposes over my life?
I want to encourage you to identify superlative qualities that God has invested in you and continue to impart, teach and multiply to birth more disciples for this end time revival move. The time is short and the harvest is plenty.
May God bless you and keep you
About the author:
Reji Mathews, along with his wife Frenchi, serves God as lead worshipper at Church Underground, Toronto. He is a software engineer by profession but his heart yearns to see a global revival and a great awakening in christian churches. He plays a pivotal role in challenging and impacting churches to seek God’s heart in everything and most importantly, stay strongly founded on the apostolic doctrines established by the early first century church leaders. On the side, he loves writing biblical blogs to encourage body of Christ.