One way to prove that two things are the same is by observing the actions of both. For example, if two cups are filled with a clear substance and one proves to be acid that eats through a piece of wood, pour the substance from the other cup onto the same piece of wood to see if it does the same thing. If the second substance eats through the wood in the same way, it’s safe to assume that the second substance is also acid.
So it is with God and Jesus. One proof that they are the same is that they can do the same things. In Psalm 104, the Psalmist declares that “the waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of Your thunder they hastened away…You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, that they may not return to cover the earth.” In other words, God can control water; water obeys Him.
Now let’s test the other cup. Matthew 8:26 says, “But He (Jesus) said to them (the disciples), ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” Not only do we see here that the waters obeyed Jesus’ command, but they acted differently when He was around. In John 6:19, the water holds Him up as He walks on it, and in John chapter 2, it blushes at His word and turns into wine.
Dealing with the elements (like water) is but one example proving that both God the Father and God the Son can perform the same feats. Indeed, They are one in the same. And They have not changed. They continue to walk on the impossible and calm the irrational issues that confront us. Worship God today for being the water-walker and storm-stiller.
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