April 30, 2007

A powerfully masculine identity statement: ALL THAT THE FATHER HAS IS MINE

At the Last Supper:
The Father, the Son, the Spirit, the Disciple

As Jesus begins his final discourse to his apostles at his Last Supper, he speaks as their father.
John 13:31-33
Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once.
LITTLE CHILDREN, yet a little while I am with you....
He continues to speak to them at length.
John 14:16,17
And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you,
and will BE IN YOU.
Jesus continues at length.
John 16:13-15
The Spirit of truth [....] will glorify me,
for he will take what is mine
and declare it to you.
ALL THAT THE FATHER HAS IS MINE;
therefore I said that the Spirit will take what is mine
and declare it to you.
Jesus continues to speak to his men, his apostles, until he begins to pray aloud to his Father.
John 17:22,23,26
The glory which you, Father, have given me
I have given to them,
that they may be one even as we are one,
I IN THEM
AND YOU IN ME [....]
I made known to them your name,
and I will make it known,
that the love with which you have loved me may be in them,
and I IN THEM.
The Father is in Jesus,
Jesus— as a father— is in us,
and the Spirit is in us:
ALL THAT THE FATHER HAS IS OURS


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