John 14 (KJV)
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Was Jesus in the Father, and the Father in Jesus? Did the Father dwell in Jesus? Could they see the Father in Jesus because the Father was in Jesus, actually dwelled inside Jesus? When Jesus said “me,” did he mean Jesus only, or did he mean us, ourselves, we? Did Jesus want us to become like him, and be able to mirror his words.
Are we also in the Father, and the Father in us? Does the Father dwell in each of us? Can we see the Father inside us, and in each other? Are we each the way, the truth, and the life, if we look deep inside? Is the only way to the Father through our inner selves?
3 thoughts on “I am in the Father, and the Father in Me”
It reminds me so much of the fifth lecture on faith http://lecturesonfaith.com/5/
“The Father and the Son possessing the same mind, the same wisdom, glory, power and fulness: Filling all in all—the Son being filled with the fulness of the Mind, glory and power, or, in other words, the Spirit, glory and power of the Father”
Thank you for sharing this from the lecture on faith. We should strive to possess the same mind as the Father and the Son as well, in fulness.
This topic reminds me of 2 Nephi 31:11-15. The content of what Nephi is explaining is not what I’m focusing on, but rather the method of instruction and revelation he’s receiving and in turn writing.
Simply put, his relationship with God has progressed to the point where he can clearly distinguish between the “voice of the Son” and the “voice of the Father.”