“Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the father, and it sufficeth us. 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, show us the Father? – John 14:8-9
The Bible says in Jesus dwells the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form; meaning anyone who wants to know what God looks like should look at Jesus. No wonder He said to Philip “he that hath seem me hath seen the Father.” Jesus is the express image of the Father’s Person; He is the effulgence of His glory.
Some folks believe that in heaven, there’s three thrones; one for the Father, one for the Son and then one for the Holy Spirit; but that’s not true. The Father joyfully appointed Jesus as the heir of all things, including His throne. Thus in heaven, there’s only one throne, and Jesus is the one sitting on that throne. So where then is the Father? He’s in Jesus! The Bible says “For it pleased the Father, that in Him (Jesus) should all fullness dwell” (Colossians 1:19). Then Colossians 2:9 lets us know that “in Him (Jesus) dwells the fullness of Godhead bodily”. So if you’ve seen Jesus, you’ve seen the Father.
No wonder he said in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one”. When He said this, the Jews picked up stones and wanted to stone Him, why? They said “…for blasphemy, because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.” The Jews understood the import of what Jesus meant when He said “I and the Father are one”, but they considered His Word blasphemous because they didn’t know who Jesus was. Jesus is one with the Father; He is the complete embodiment of Deity.
When you see Jesus, you won’t need to look for the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the perfect image and replica of the Godhead. He’s the expression of God’s glory, and by inheritance, not only has He obtained a more excellent name in all of heaven and earth, the Father has crowned Him with all glory, honor and majesty. That’s why He is the King of kings, and Lord of lords; He’s the Monarch of the universe. He’s the express image of the Father’s person.
I’d like to invite you to make Jesus your Lord and personal Savior right now if you haven’t done that yet. He came to save you by offering His own blood as your sins sacrifice. Please click here. God bless you.
Dear Lord Jesus, I ascribe to you all glory, honor and majesty. You’re the King of glory, the joy of heaven, and the bright morning star! You’re the effulgence of God’s glory, the beauty of divinity, and the perfect expression of the Father’s person. I worship and adore you precious savior, for there’s none like you! May your kingdom reign in the earth, and be established forever in the heart of all men. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Hebrews 1:1-3