March 29, 2024

I AM IN THE FATHER AND THE FATHER IS IN ME - Morning Devotion on Mar. 28, 2024


John 14:10-20

Don't you believe that I am in the Faster; and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father: You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father; and he will give you another counselor to be with you forever -- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you." 

Jesus said that he and God were one body. Furthermore, he said that he was the Son of God -- specifically, the only begotten Son. Going one step further, he said that he was the bridegroom of humanity. You have to understand that Jesus was the True Parent of humanity... Therefore, Jesus was the King of all kings. In regard to life, Jesus spoke of being the bridegroom, and we are the brides. The purpose of these words is to implant the idea of a united couple in the living realm. Accordingly, even when he was passing away, Jesus pledged to do the work of True Parents through himself and the Holy Spirit. Since God who created the earth is invisible, it can be said that the purpose of Jesus' coming to this earth was to represent the invisible God, to testify to humankind of the invisible God.

Let Us Join in Pursuit of the Homeland

September 22, 1957

Among God, parents, and children, there must be some unifying concept. Unity and harmony among all three is vitally important. None of these components can be removed; we cannot eliminate God from the package, we cannot delete parents, and we cannot leave out the children. Within true parents exist elements of God and children. Within children are elements of God and the parents. In other words, every component contains an expression of the whole.

John 14 records a deep message which Jesus gave to his disciples, preparing them for his impending crucifixion. In that talk Jesus said, "Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me?" and "In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." What did Jesus mean? What is the essence and implication of his words? Based upon the family concept, Jesus stated that he was in the Father and the father in him, and that he was in his disciples and they in him. These are amazing assertions.

The Way God Is Pursuing

January 23, 1983

Why do we want everlasting love and life? It is because God has them and we want to be like him. What's so good about becoming one with God and his love? It is simple; once you become like that, God and the universe belong to you. That's a big ambition, isn't it? Judge for yourself, is this truly possible or not? I have talked about truth, life, and love this morning. Once you possess these three, you don't have to follow God. Even if you try to go a different way or escape from God, you will find yourself in God already. Jesus said he was in God and God in him, and he called himself the way, the truth, and the life. If you are in me and I in you, then we are like each other. This is the one genuine, public way.

The Age of New Dispensation

May 14, 1978

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