For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.
— John 3:34-35 NIV
John's gospel declares again and again that Jesus is God among us. He speaks the words of God. His actions are the actions of God. He follows the will of God. On Jesus and in Jesus, the Spirit of God operates with absolute power and authority, yet in complete harmony with the will of God — the dance of grace between Father, Son, and Spirit in Jesus. If we want to know how God acts, how God feels, what God wants, or what God would say, we only need to look to Jesus. He is Immanuel, God with us (Matthew 1:23). He is God come to care for his people (Luke 7:16). He is the Holy One of God (Mark 1:24). He is God made flesh (John 1:11-14). He is the Son who fully reveals the Father because he operates fully by the power of the Spirit (Luke 4:16-21; Acts 10:37-38).
Almighty God, LORD, Yahweh, the God of our fathers — Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — I praise you and thank you. I praise you for your holiness that is beyond my comprehension and for your self-revelation in Jesus who was flesh and blood like I am. Even though I cannot fully understand this truth, thank you that as Father and Son and Spirit you operate as God, the Lord, who is one God. Just as you have given your Spirit without limit and the Son has shown me who you are, I pledge to you my love, heart, soul, mind, and strength. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
About This Devotional
God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.
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