“Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.” John 14:10-11 (HCSB)
Today, much is said about the love of God, and the love of Jesus for sinners–but in many instances the deity of Jesus is denied. Men talk much of the holiness of God and the love of Jesus; but the Word of God clearly teaches that Jesus–the Son of God–is just as holy as Jehovah God is holy, and that God the Father is just as loving as Jesus is loving.
Christ Jesus the Lord was God in flesh. Therefore in holiness, in righteousness, in purity, in love–in all things–God the Eternal Father and Jesus the Son are one (John 10:30). Until we believe, confess, and fully embrace the holiness of Jesus, we cannot possibly have an adequate conception of His love.
Even Judas Iscariot confessed that Jesus was holy. He sold the Lord for the price of a slave, but later returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood” (Matt.27:4).
One of the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus confessed that the Son of God was sinless: “We are punished justly, because we are getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong” (Luke 23:41).
Three times Pontius Pilate confessed that Jesus was without fault–therefore holy; In John 18:38 he said to the Jews, “I find no grounds for charging Him.“ And in John 19:4 he again said to the multitude, “I am bringing Him outside to let you know I find no grounds for charging Him.” And in John 19:6, when the Jews continued to demand the crucifixion of Jesus, Pilate said to them, “Take Him and crucify Him yourselves, for I find no grounds for charging Him.”
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus possessed every attribute of Jehovah God. When Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, “ Jesus replied, “The one who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:8-9). Since Jesus was God manifested in flesh, those who saw Him in person saw God. Today we who see Jesus with the eye of faith see God. To know Christ is to know God, and those who do not know Christ do not know God. To know the meaning of God’s love in its power, purity, and fullness, we must look at Christ, God’s only begotten Son. He was the love of God on display.
[All Scripture is from the Holman Christian Standard Bible]