Manifest the Father in You
In John chapter 14 we have Jesus telling the disciples that He is going away to prepare a mansion in God’s house for them. In the discourse Thomas says that they do not know where Jesus is going and therefore they do not know the route that Jesus was taking. It was at this point that that Jesus stated, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” It is then that Philip makes the request of Jesus to show them the Father.
It is interesting that this is the same request that believers and unbelievers alike make often. Unbelievers make this request in order to prove that that there is a God, in spite of what is happening. Believers make this request when circumstances around them create a wavering in the faith; therefore want to see the one that they profess a belief in. The request is understandable in the times that we live. Nothing that we have put our hope in seems to be panning out. From the economy to your personal lives things seem to falling apart and we need to see something concrete, something that is real.
Jesus answered Philip by saying that as long as He was with them they saw the Father. Mystery is not that the truth that Jesus and the Father are one, but that the Father is in the believer. Jesus stated that he only did the will of the Father because He and His Father are one (John 5:30; 10:30). Endued with the power of the Holy Spirit every miracle that was performed by Jesus manifested the presence of the Father. Can the same be said of the believers?
While the believer may not manifest miracles (1 Corinthians 12:11) we should be able to manifest the presence of God in us. God should show up in us when we conduct our everyday lives. When we talk, do business, and even in our get together times, the Father should be seen. The more that we show the Father in what we do, the more unbelievers will see the everlasting Father, and more believers will be assured of their faith.