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God is one in all ways. We should never consider one experiences something the other does not.

God is one in all ways. We should never consider one experiences something the other does not.

In John 10 when Jesus says to the Jews present that “I and my father are one” what is it that He is telling them? If we consider the passage directly, it is very revealing. Walking through the passage before verse 30 we find a list of facts. Jesus claims He is one with the Father in the following ways:

Jesus works are the Father’s works. Jesus witness is Yahweh’s witness. Jesus sheep are Yahweh’s sheep. As Jesus knows His Sheep, so the Father knows His sheep. As Jesus sheep hear His voice, they hear the Father’s voice, their voices are the same. Jesus hands are the Father’s hands. As Jesus gives eternal life, the Father gives eternal life. As the Fathers sheep shall never perish, so too Jesus sheep will never perish. As the father is greater than all, so too Jesus is greater than all.

We know Christ is God. What we often do though is divorce Him from the Father and Holy Spirit in existence. True, Jesus, not the Father, not the Holy Spirit died for our salvation. True, Jesus submitted himself to the limitations of man while on earth (Phil 2:8). Both the Father and Holy Spirit know this too. As God is one, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one. The Father and Holy Spirit knew everything Jesus was going through. They knew what He went through from the first night after birth to the last day when He said, “It is finished.” Though they felt those things, they knew the sensations, the pain, the joy, the struggles and everything that happened, neither the Father or Holy Spirit would claim Christ’s vicarious sacrifice.

When we consider John 10:30, not only should we think of Christ’s deity, which is obviously important. We should consider their unity. They know everything about Jesus, everything He was going to face, every sensation He would feel. Consider the fact that God had never before experienced these sensations. He knows all and we should never be challenged that He is not sovereign.

Knowing all things is not sensing and experiencing all things. For instance, God never experiences sin, yet He knows full well what sin is. God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.Therefore, not only did God the Father and Holy Spirit know and sense everything Jesus would and was going through, they were both present right with Him during the entire time.

Now you Christian. The promise is that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Heb 13:5). This means every struggle you experience, He is right there with you. Every evil thing perpetrated on or by you, He sits there with you to support you or to call upon you to cease that activity. The promise is that no one can take you out of His hand (John 10:28). The promise is that once you are saved you will have eternal life and no one can take it from you (1 Jn 5:13). The assurance we have? God is with you. God is in you. (1 Cor 3:16; Jn 14:23) God will finish what He starts (Rom 9:28). He knows what you experience. Rest in Him.