Week 14 The Great Mystery
Jn 14:15-24. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 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. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.”
The Lord showed me a lovely example of my place in the mystery of oneness through a set of matryoshka dolls. You know, those lovely Russian nesting dolls?
Two years ago I drew this in my Bible, but today I have a better revelation of it.
The outer figure of these dolls contains increasingly smaller versions of itself within itself. Apparently, it is essential that the full set of dolls be made from one piece of wood because of the characteristics of the wood are unique. If you use different pieces of wood the doll will not fit together properly!
Now, I can visualize Jesus in the Father and the Father in Him. Jesus is the second doll within the First, made of the same wood as the first. I too am in the Father because I am in Jesus, while the Father (wood) is in me. And finally, Holy Spirit, the Father’s mind and heart, dwells in me because Jesus returned to the Father.
We are one as He is one. When I rest within Him, wherever He goes, I go. When I am separated from the set, He is still in me for I am of the same wood. I cannot be separated from His love, He CANNOT leave me or forsake me. Wow! I love this revelation.