Thursday, May 01, 2003
Edifier du Jour-John 14:7-13(NASB)
7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him." 8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12 "Truly, truly, 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 the Father. 13 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.In the past, I'd likened the Trinity to an partitioned hard-drive of infinite size, each of the three partitions being of infinite size themselves and cut of the same cloth (sorry for the mixed metaphor), yet there are parts of one that aren't parts of the other. I'm going to change that simile a bit and include a common area on the metaphysical server where everybody in the network is equally at home. I don't understand the quantum metaphysics that allows two beings to cohabit the same space, yet we're left to assume that it is so. The spiritual dimension isn't like our normal four-dimensional world; time and space are less of an issue. Thus, two or more beings can cohabit in a piece of spiritual space. I'm not sure what this celestial mind meld looks and acts like, but a common database on my metaphorical server will allow Jesus and the Father to be on the same page and for part of the Father to show through into the brick-and-mortal realm.
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