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Into My Heart 

Into my heart, into my heart,
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
Come in today; come in to stay.
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.

Harry Dudley Clarke, born in Cardiff, Wales, published the words and tune of this well known song in 1924.
Some have voiced concern about the theology of this popular childhood chorus, fearing that, for children at
least, it promotes confusion and frustration. Before they’ve grasped the concepts of abstract thinking, these
young minds take the words literally and puzzle over how Jesus can really be living in the middle of their chest.

But life and age bring understanding. Reading God’s word, we learn that “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”
Proverbs 23:7. OK, so thinking takes place in that inner part of us we now call “the brain” and the Bible calls
“our inner man” Eph 3:16. Yet even as adults we still struggle with “the mystery which has been hid from ages”
which is “Christ in you, the hope of glory” Col 1:26, 27. How can the Anointed One, the Christ, the Messiah be
in us? Let alone “the kingdom of God” which Jesus also said “is within you” Luke 17:21.

Nonetheless, God’s word is clear: it is his intention, his plan, his desire to dwell within us in some mysterious,
wonderful way.

“God is in you” 1Cor 14:25.
“God dwells in us” 1John 4:15, 16.
“God dwells in us and his love is perfected in us” 1John 4:12.
“He (the Father) is the power that now works in us” Eph 3:20.
“God works in us to will and to do his good pleasure” Phil 2:13
“the same God and Father of all...is…in us all” Eph 4:6.

The Bible also tells us that God reaches us and deals with us through his Son. The “mystery of godliness” is that
“God was manifest in the flesh” 1Tim 3:16. That’s referring to Jesus, “the son of the living God” Matt 16:16.
And God the Father accomplishes His will by and through His Son.

He creates through His Son
God “created all things by Jesus Christ” Eph 3:9
“All things were made by him” John 1:3
“All things are by him” Heb 2:10
“All things in heaven and in earth were created by him” Col 1:16
“There is one Lord Jesus Christ by whom are all things” 1Cor 8:6
“God made the world by his Son” Heb 1:2

Spirit of Creation
Before the Son of God became the Son of man, taking on flesh and blood (Heb 2:14), the pre-incarnate Jesus
was a living Spirit (1Cor 15:45) like his Father (John 4:24). It was the Spirit of Christ who created all things.
God “sent forth the Spirit of His Son” Gal 4:6 to create heaven and earth.

“You send forth your Spirit, they are created” Psalm 104:30.
“The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” Genesis 1:2

The Spirit is the wind, the word, the breath of God. As Jesus breathed on his disciples and said, “Receive the
Holy Spirit” John 20:22, so the Father breathed the Word of God, the Spirit of His Son, to accomplish His will.
The Holy Spirit comes from Christ; the Spirit of Christ comes from God the Father. Jesus is the Word “that
proceeds from the mouth of God” Matt 4:4.

“By the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth” 2Pet 3:5
“The worlds were framed by the Word of God” (Heb 11:3) because Jesus is the Word.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God” John 1:1
Jesus spoke “the word of God” Luke 5:1
“In these last days God has spoken to us by his Son” Heb 1:2
“His name is ‘The Word of God’” Rev 19:13
Jesus, “The Word of God is living and powerful” Heb 4:12
Jesus is “the incorruptible word of God who lives and abides forever” 1Pet 1:23

He saves through His Son
“God has appointed us to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” 1Thes 5:9
That the world might be saved “through him,” God’s Son. John 3:17.
“He (Jesus our High Priest) is able to save to the uttermost those that come to God by him” Heb 7:25
When we “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,” we “have life through his name” John 20:31
“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Rom 6:23
“God saves us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” 1Pet 3:21

He judges through His Son
“God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ” Rom 2:16

He calls by His Son
”God called us by Christ Jesus” 1Pet 5:10

He empowers through His Son
We are strengthened “to do all things through Christ” Phil 4:13
“God has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1Cor 15:57
“The fruits of righteousness are by Jesus Christ” Phil 1:11

He blesses and comforts through His Son
The blessing of Abraham comes to the Gentiles “through Jesus Christ” Gal 3:14
His grace and kindness comes to us “through Christ” Eph 2:7
God’s grace comes to us “by one man, Jesus Christ” Rom 5:15
“The grace of God is given by Jesus Christ” 1Cor 1:4
The peace of God keeps our “minds through Christ Jesus” Phil 4:7
“Our consolation also abounds by Christ” 2Cor 1:5

So, it is not surprising to find that when the Bible says, “God dwells in us” and “works in us,” He also
accomplishes even this by His Son.

Jesus said, “You know that I am…in you” John 14:20.
“I abide in you” John 15:5.
Jesus told his Father, “I [am] in them,” and prayed “that I may be in them” John 17:23, 26.
It was Paul’s desire that “Christ be in you” Rom 8:10.
“Jesus Christ is in you” 2Cor 13:5.
Jesus is “the Word of God which effectually works in you” 1Thes 2:13. “The Word of God abides in the young
men” 1John 2:14. Jesus, calling himself the “true vine,” said that he abides in us. John 15:4,5. He then explains
that this actually happens when his “words abide in” us, verse 6.

As Jesus is the means by which God reaches us, so too,
Jesus, the Word, is the channel through which we reach God.

Paul thanked “God through Jesus Christ” Rom 1:8
We give glory to the only wise God “through Jesus Christ” Rom 16:27
God is “glorified in all things through Jesus Christ” 1Pet 4:11
We receive “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” Rom 5:1
We can only “be alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord” Rom 6:11
“No man comes to the Father, but by me,” Jesus said. John 14:6

“His blood (Christ’s)…works in us that which is well pleasing in his (God’s) sight through Jesus
Christ” Heb 13:20, 21.
“He who raised up the Lord Jesus” (the Father) “shall also raise us up by Jesus.” 2Cor 4:14.
“God has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ” 2Cor 5:18.
“It pleased the Father” “to reconcile all things in earth and heaven unto himself by him” Col 1:20
“We are acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” 1Pet 2:5
God adopts us as His children “by Jesus Christ” Eph 1:5
All, both Jews and Gentiles, are brought to God “by his death on the cross” Eph 2:16

In our Hearts
“The day star will arise in our hearts” 2Pet 1:19. The sun is earth’s day star, the source of light to our planet. It
is a fitting symbol of the Son of God, the Sun of righteousness who rises with healing in his rays. Micah 4:2. He
is the Light of the world. It is God’s plan in sending Jesus into the world “That Christ may dwell in our hearts
by faith” Eph 3:17.

He leads us, guides us, comforts us, teaches us by speaking to us as we read his word and pray to him, keeping
him in our thoughts, trusting in him, keeping our faith fastened on his promise to return again and receive us
unto himself! John 14:3.

But until then, he intends to dwell within our minds, speaking to our conscience, feeding us with his thoughts, a
process the Bible calls “breathing.” And even this is accomplished through the Son.

The Father “shed the Holy Spirit on us through Jesus Christ our Savior” Titus 3:6
“He is in us because he has given us of his Spirit” 1John 4:13.

The Father’s Spirit, the Son’s Spirit, is their Spirit.

“The Spirit of your Father speaks in you” Matt 10:20.
“The Spirit of God dwells in you” 1Cor 3:16.
“The Spirit of God dwells in you…the Spirit of Christ” Rom 8:9.
“The Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead (God the Father) dwells in you” Rom 8:11.
It is “His Spirit that dwells in you” (same verse).
“He abides in us by the Spirit which he has given us” 1John 3:24.
“the Holy Spirit in you” 1Cor 6:19.
“the Holy Spirit dwells in us” 2Tim 1:14.
“The Spirit of truth…shall be in you” John 14:17.
“we have an unction (an anointing) from the Holy One” (Jesus) 1John 2:20.
Jesus is “the Holy One of God” Mark 1:24. The anointing comes from Jesus.
“the anointing from him abides in you…teaches us all things and is truth” 1John 2:27.
The anointing teaches us all things because Jesus is the Great “Teacher come from God” John 3:2.
The anointing is truth because Jesus is the Truth. He is the Spirit of truth.
“His Spirit in our inner man” Eph 3:16.
“The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us” Rom 5:5.

“God has anointed us, sealed us and given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts” (2Cor 1:21, 22),
a taste of heaven, a sample of our Savior, while we wait for Jesus to return.

Jesus desires that
“my words abide in you” John 15:7
that “my joy may remain in you” John 15:11
For “the love of the Father is in us” 1John 2:15
And the mind of Christ is in us Phil 2:5

His spiritual (not physical) presence is seen in our lives as we make His word the basis for behavior and the
cause for conduct.

“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts” Col 3:15.
“Let the word of Christ…dwell in you” Col 3:16.
For “the word of God…works in you” 1Thes 2:13. Jesus is the word of God and he works in us.
“Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them” Matt 18:20.

The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest in the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God, in the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, There is room in my heart for Thee.
Emily E. S. Elliot 1864

Truth and the Spirit of Truth
Jesus told his disciples that the Spirit of truth was with them and shall be in them. John 14:17.
John later declared that “The truth dwells in us and shall be with us forever” 2John 1:2. This Truth is the same
Spirit of truth, the Comforter that Jesus promised to send after returning to the Father. This “Truth came by
Jesus Christ” John 1:17. He is the truth. John 14:6. He is the “true witness” Rev 3:14. And because Jesus is the
Truth that dwells in us, he promised to “never leave us or forsake us” Heb 13:5 but would be with us “always
even unto the end of the world” Matt 28:20.

God’s Gift
We know that “the gift of God is eternal life” Rom 6:23. And Jesus is “that eternal life which was with the
Father was manifest to us” 1John 1:2. Jesus was “with God” in the beginning and was “manifest in the flesh”
that “the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body…in our mortal flesh” 2Cor 4:10, 11. This makes
Jesus both “that eternal life” and “the Gift of God which is in you” 2Tim 1:6.

Gift of God = Eternal Life
With the Father That Eternal Life
With God The Word
Gift of God which is in you The life of Jesus…in our body

Paul continues by stating that this “gift of God” comes “by the putting on of my hands.” What happened when
Paul laid his hands on the believers in Acts 19:6? They received the Holy Spirit and prophesied. The Spirit of
Christ came upon them, and filled them, and dwelled in them, and was manifested in their bodies as the life of
Jesus gave them words to speak.
The Comforters
That Jesus, who comes to dwell in us, is also the Comforter he himself promised to send, is both obvious and
confusing. After all, he clearly said, “I will not leave you comfortless (orphaned): I will come to you” John
14:18. But then he also said, “I will pray the Father and he shall give you another Comforter” verse 16. This
sounds as if there is a second, different Comforter: Jesus being the original Comforter, while the Holy Spirit, the
Spirit of truth, is another Comforters

So, are there two Comforters? Yes. Only Jesus is not the original Comforter—his Father is.

“God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort” 1Cor 1:4.
The Father is the one “who comforts us in all our tribulation” verse 4.
God comforts those that are cast down. 2Cor 7:6.
“The Lord comforts our hearts” Eph 6:22.
“The God of consolation (comfort) grant you to be likeminded one to another” Rom 15:5.

The Original Comforter
“God is a spirit” John 4:24 and He gives His Spirit to His Son “without measure” John 3:34.
The “Father of spirits” Heb 12:9 is the one to whom we should be in subjection.
And before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Father’s Spirit was active in the lives of men.

John the Baptist was “filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb” Luke 1:15
Elisabeth, his mother, “was filled with the Holy Spirit” when he leaped in her womb. Luke 1:41
When Zacharias’ tongue was loosed “he was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied” Luke 1:67

Then, in the fullness of time, the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, and “the power of the Highest” overshadowed
her. Luke 1:35. That which was “conceived in her” was “of the Holy Spirit” Matt 1:20. She was “with child of
the Holy Spirit.” This was the Father’s Spirit, the Spirit of God the Father. That’s why Jesus was “called the
Son of God” Luke 1:35, “the Son of the Highest” Luke 1:32. He was not called the Son of the Holy Spirit, or
even the Son of God the Holy Spirit. Such language is not found in scripture. “God the Holy Spirit” is an extra-
biblical term; men frequently employ it, but it is only human tradition. However, “the Spirit of God” is
prevalent throughout scripture. “God the Son” is alien to God’s word; “the Son of God” is found abundantly. It
should be our desire to “rightly divide the word of God,” using only words and terms of biblical origin.

The Second Comforter
But “in these last days God has spoken to us by his Son” Heb 1:2. Jesus is now the Comforter, the Spirit of
truth. “There is consolation in Christ, comfort in love, fellowship of the Spirit” Phil 2:1. His Spirit.

He is the parakletos, the Greek word that is translated Comforter, in John 14, 15, and 16.
He is the parakletos, translated Advocate, in 1John 2:1—“We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ
the righteous.” While Jesus is with the Father in person he is also in us in Spirit.

The presence of the Comforter is mutually exclusive with the presence of Jesus. We can have one or the other,
but not both at the same time. Jesus said, “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come to you. But if I depart, I will send him to you.” John 16:7. Now, wait right there. Jesus
must be talking about someone other than himself, it is argued, because he says, “I will send him to you,” not “I
will send myself to you.”

Actually, this is characteristic of how Jesus often referred to himself—as if he was speaking of someone else.
To Nicodemus, Jesus said of himself, “God sent his Son into the world that the world through him might be
saved” John 3:17. He certainly could have said, “God sent me into the world so that I might save the world.”
But, instead, he chose this third person approach to describe himself.
To the woman at the well Jesus said, “If you knew who it is that says to you, Give me to drink, you would have
asked of him, and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10. Why didn’t he just come out and say,
“You would have asked me, and I would have given you living water?” He could have, but he didn’t.

When confronting the leaders in the temple, Jesus announced, “The Son can do nothing of himself but what he
sees the Father do” John 5:19. This is proper grammar, yet Jesus is the Son, and as such, he later said, “I do
nothing of myself, but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things” John 8:28.

After his transfiguration, Jesus repeatedly said to his disciples, “The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands
of men: and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again” Matt 17:22,23. The persistent
confusion about what Jesus meant by these warnings was partly due to this indirect third person reference to
himself. “He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles…And they shall scourge and put him to death:” Luke 18:32,
33. It sounded like he was talking about another Son of man. But he wasn’t.

As Jesus walked to Emmaus he said to the unsuspecting travelers, “Ought not Christ to have suffered these
things, and to enter into his glory?” Luke 24:26. This kind of language added to their failure to recognize him as
the risen Savior. Then to further his anonymity, when “they drew nigh unto the village, where they were going,
he made as though he would have gone further” Verse 28. But when “he took bread, and blessed it, and brake,
and gave to them, their eyes were opened” (perhaps they saw the scars in his outstretched hands) “and they
knew him: and he vanished out of their sight.” Verses 30, 31.

Jesus had previously told the twelve at the last supper, “The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth because it
does not see him, neither know him” John 14:17. Did this mean that the disciples could receive the Spirit of
truth because they did see him and know him? Yes! Jesus continued, “But you know him because he dwells
with you.” Cleopas and friend “constrained” Jesus, saying, “Abide with us.” Luke 24:29. He was dwelling with
them, staying for supper. They saw him, and then they “knew him.” Though Jesus suddenly disappeared, he
didn’t leave them. He had promised them that as the second Comforter, he would abide with them forever. John
14:16; Matt 28:20; Heb 13:5. They arose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem, but Jesus never left their
side. He returned with them to the upper room.

“That evening, when the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood in their midst” John 20:19. “They supposed
that they had seen a spirit” Luke 24:37. But Jesus reassured them that he was not “a spirit,” a ghost, an
apparition, a spook. “A spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see me have, ” He said. Luke 24:39.
Why didn’t he say “flesh and blood”? Hebrews 2:14 tells us that “The Son of God himself took part of the
same flesh and blood as the children” which God had given him. When the Son of God, the Word, became
flesh, he took on flesh and blood. But on the cross he shed his blood to redeem us from sin. His life was in his
blood. He gave his life for us. Then his Father raised him from death giving him back his eternal life, a glorified
life, glorified with the Father’s “own self, with the glory which [he] had with the Father before the world was”
John 17:5.

Their Spirit
Both the Father and his Son comfort us.
“Their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love in full assurance of understanding the mystery of
God, of the Father, and of Christ” Col 2:2.

Both the Father and his Son dwell in us.
“If a man keep my words,” Jesus said, “my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode
with him” John 14:23. “Therefore God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts” Gal 4:6. The Father
sends the Spirit of his Son but He comes along as well! We get both! And we know that this Spirit is the Spirit
of His Son because this Spirit cries “Abba, Father.” This was the prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:36).
Their Mind
It is their Spirit, their mind, that resides within us.

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” Phil 2:5
Until “Christ is formed in you” Gal 4:19
“He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit” Rom 8:27
“Who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?” Rom 11:34.
“Who has known the mind of the Lord? But we have the mind of Christ” 1Cor 2:16.
Paul in both of these verses is quoting the prophet Isaiah who asked,
“Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD? or his counselor has taught him?” Isa 40:13
Paul understood that the Spirit of the Lord is the same as the mind of the Lord.
“The Word of God is living and…a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” Heb 4:12.
Jesus knows what is on our heart and in our mind.

Psalm 139 connects thinking and thoughts with God’s Spirit and His presence.

O LORD you have searched me, and known me.
You know my sitting down and rising up; you understand my thoughts from afar off.
You are acquainted with all my ways. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
How precious also are your thoughts unto me, O God!
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.

God’s Spirit is God’s Presence, God’s thoughts. He is able through his omnipresence to know our thoughts and
our “heart,” our mind. When our mind is in tune with His mind, we are at peace with God.

“Be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you” 2Cor 13:11.
“To be spiritually minded is life and peace” Rom 8:6.

Christ’s Life
The correlation of Christ’s Spirit with his mind extends to his life as well. This theme is seen in the second
epistle to the Corinthians. “God causes us to triumph in Christ” 2Cor 2:14. Victory comes through Jesus, as we
have already noted. “God has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1Cor 15:57. Jesus lived a life
of victory over sin and Satan’s temptations. God promises to give us Christ’s victorious life! How does God do
this? By writing his law, his character, his victorious life, on our hearts, in our minds. Continuing on in 2
Corinthians, Paul says that “the epistle of Christ” is “written in our hearts” “with the Spirit of the living God.”
2Cor 3:2, 3.

This is a work that takes place in our minds. Jesus, “the mediator of a better covenant,” says, “I will put my
laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts” Heb 8:10. “The Holy Spirit is also a witness to us, saying,
“I will put my laws into their hearts and in their minds will I write them” Heb 10:15. Both chapters of Hebrews
quote the same verse in Jeremiah 33. Jesus, the mediator, through his Spirit, inspired Jeremiah to write this
promise of the new, the better covenant. The writing is done by “the Spirit of the living God” because it is only
the life of Jesus, his experience of condemning and overcoming sin “in sinful flesh” Rom 8:3, that can reach our
sinful flesh. It is his Spirit that speaks to our spirit (Rom 8:16), his mind that fills our mind (Phil 2:5), his life
that lives in our life (Gal 2:20). “The spirit gives life” 2Cor 3:6. And understanding.

In verse 14 of 2Cor 3, Paul applies the veil that was placed over the glorious shining face of Moses, to the veil
that is over the mind of the children of Israel when they read the old testament. “Their minds were blinded,” he
says. Without the spirit, without the mind of God, they could not understand the scriptures. But this blindness,
this veil over their minds, “is done away in Christ.” Jesus removes the veil, by giving them his Spirit, his mind,
so they can understand.
But because they have not received Jesus into their heart, into their mind, “even unto this day, when Moses is
read, the veil is upon their heart” verse 15. Their minds are blinded. This is why Jesus said that the Jewish
leaders were “blind leaders of the blind” Matt 15:14, “having eyes but they see not.” Not physically blind, but
spiritually blind, unable to hear or understand his words. John 8:43. In the next chapter Paul states, “The god of
this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers” 2Cor 4:4. An enemy has done this. Matt 13:39.

The good news is that “the veil shall be taken away when they turn to the Lord” 2Cor 3:16. Jesus will take it
away. “The Lord is that Spirit” verse 17. Jesus is that mind which clears up their thinking. “There is liberty (to
read Moses without a veil) where the Spirit (the mind) of the Lord is.”

Born Again Eyes
The story of the man born blind in John chapter 9 illustrates how God provides this Gift of his Son to restore
our vision, to remove the veil over our minds that have been “blinded by the god of this world” 2Cor 4:4.
We are told in verse 3 that the man was born blind “that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”
While the disciples thought his misfortune was the result of either his own sin or that of his parents, Jesus
reported that his plight was to be a demonstration of how God plans to work in us to save us.

After announcing that he is “the light of the world,” Jesus “spat on the ground, made clay of the spittle, and
anointed the blind man’s eyes.” The blind man could not see the light. He was physically, totally, legally blind.
Jesus sent forth the water of life out of his own mouth, even as the Son came forth from the Father as the Word
proceeding from the mouth of God. The spittle fell to the ground and mixed with the earth to produce clay.
The Spirit of God’s Son took on the flesh and blood of earth to become the Son of man, Immanuel, Jesus Christ
the incarnate Son of God, the second Adam, who like the first Adam was also made of clay.

Then Jesus anointed the blind man’s eyes with the clay and told him to go to the pool called Siloam (which
means Sent) and wash. Jesus was anointed with the Spirit of his Father who “sent” him “to heal the broken-
hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind” Luke 4:18. And when the
blind man washed his eyes in the water, when his blind eyes were baptized at the command of Jesus, he
“received his sight.”

When we are baptized into Christ we receive the Gift of Jesus, the unction, the anointing of his Spirit. Our eyes
are opened and we see and know Jesus. As the man born with blind eyes had to have his eyes born again in
order to see, so we who are born with blinded minds must have our minds born again in order for us to see, to
know, and to understand the mind of Jesus. “The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory gives us the
Spirit of wisdom, a revelation in the knowledge of Himself, that the eyes of our understanding being
enlightened, we may know the hope of His calling” Eph 1:17,18.

“We have this treasure, the excellent power of God, in earthen vessels” 2Cor 4:7.
“Christ [is] the power and wisdom of God” 1Cor 1:24. Jesus in our earthen hearts is the excellent power of
God. “That the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body…in our mortal flesh” 2Cor 4:10, 11.

On an another occasion Jesus again used his own saliva to heal a blind man. This time the blind man was
brought to Jesus by his friends requesting that Jesus “touch him” Mark 8:22. Jesus took him by the hand and led
him out of the town of Bethsaida. Then he “spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him” and asked him if he
saw anything. The man reported, “I see men as trees, walking.” So Jesus “put his hands again upon his eyes and
made him look up.” This time his vision “was restored, and saw every man clearly.”

This healing was different from the man born blind in several ways. Jesus did not spit on the ground and make
clay with which to anoint the man’s eyes—he spit directly on the blind eyes and put his hand on his eyes. The
man’s sight was partially restored. Then with a second “putting on of his hands,” apparently without spitting,
the man’s vision was fully restored.
This two-stage process was discussed by Jesus to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he
cannot enter into the kingdom of God” John 3:5. First, Jesus baptized his eyes with the water of life which came
from his own mouth, and the man was spiritually healed so that his mind could see. Scripture speaks of men as
spiritual trees. The man who walks with delight in the law of the LORD…is “like a tree planted by the rivers of
water” Psalm 1:1-3. When Jesus touched his eyes the second time, the man was instructed to “look up.” Now
the he is physically healed by the power of God’s Spirit and his eyes can see.

Glory to Glory
So, how does God cause us “to triumph in Christ?” We are changed as we “look up” and behold the glory of
the Lord, his glorious, victorious life. “From glory to glory by the Spirit (the mind) of the Lord” 2Cor 3:18.
“Transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” NIV.
“as from the Lord, the Spirit” NASB. “This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” God’s Word Translation.

When Moses asked to see God’s glory, God declared His character, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and
gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth” Exodus 34:6. When we focus on the life, the
character, of the Son of God, who is the image of his Father, we are changed, transformed, into the same image,
the same character, because his thinking becomes our thinking—we have the same mindset, we’re on the same
wavelength, in tune with God. This is God’s earnest desire.

“Be of the same mind one toward another” Rom 12:16.
“The God of consolation grant you to be likeminded” Rom 15:5.
“that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind” 1Cor 1:10.
“God has given us the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind” 2Tim 1:7
 
Jesus wants us to overcome as he overcame. Seven times he tells the seven churches that he will give gifts to
those who overcome. Each time he begins by identifying that it is Jesus himself who is speaking.

“He who holds the 7 stars and walks among the 7 candlesticks,”
“The first and last, who was dead and is alive,”
“He who has the sharp two-edged sword,”
“The Son of God with eyes of fire and feet of brass,”
“He who has the 7 Spirits of God and the 7 stars,”
“He that is holy, true, who has the key of David to open and shut,”
“The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God says these things.”

And each time he ends by saying, “Hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Jesus speaks and his mind says.
Jesus “says these things” and the Spirit of Jesus speaks “to the churches.”

Seven Spirits
In Revelation 4:5 we are told that “the seven lamps of fire burning before the throne are the seven Spirits of
God.” In chapter 1:20 we are informed that “the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.” We can only
conclude that the candlesticks are not the same as the lamps of fire. Jesus said that men “light a candle and put
it…on a candlestick” Matt 5:15. The lamps of fire are on the candlesticks. The Spirits of God are on the
churches, just as the tongues of fire were on the heads of the 120 united in one accord in the upper room on the
day of Pentecost and the manifestation of God’s glory appeared on the head of Jesus at his baptism.

Jesus reminds the fifth church that he “has the seven Spirits of God.” He possesses them; they are his Spirits.
Seven indicates that this is the totality of God’s Spirit. John, the cousin of Jesus, said, “He whom God has sent
(Jesus) speaks the words of God. For God gives the Spirit without measure to him (Jesus)” John 3:34. Jesus is
not limited in power or grace or love or glory or wisdom—the qualities of his Father’s Spirit. Jesus confirmed
this on the day of his ascension, “All power is given unto me in heaven and earth” Matt 28:18.
In Revelation 5 Jesus appears again having the seven Spirits of God. He is pictured as “a Lamb…having seven
horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth” verse 6. Seven horns
represents all power—his omnipotence; seven eyes, all seeing, all knowing—his omniscience.
It is these two divine attributes that constitute the omnipresence of God. And as Jesus began his work in the
heavenly sanctuary the entire hosts of heaven proclaimed, “Worth is the Lamb that was slain to receive
1 power, and
2 riches, and
3 wisdom, and
4 strength, and
5 honor, and
6 glory, and
7 blessing.”
This seven-fold declaration describes the seven aspects of God’s Spirit which Jesus received from his Father.
This is how Jesus can be with us always, how he can never leave us nor forsake us.

The Dove and the Cloud
Jesus received his Father’s Spirit, as he did “all things,” by inheritance as the divine Son of God from eternity.
He received his Father’s Spirit when he came into the world to be “manifest in the flesh,” Immanuel, God with
us. He received his Father’s Spirit when he was baptized, when he was transfigured, when he rose from death.

John the Baptist was told to watch for one upon whom he would see “the Spirit descending and remaining”
John 1:33. John did not know him (verse 31). But John was aware that Jesus was “mightier” than himself (Matt
3:11). John understood that Jesus would “baptize with the Holy Spirit” John 1:33. But John misapplied the
prophecies concerning the second coming to reap the earth’s harvest and “burn up the chaff with unquenchable
fire” (Matt 3:12) fulfilled by the autumn feasts by combining them with the prophecies regarding the sacrifice
of God’s Son, “the Lamb of God” (John 1:29) at his first coming as fulfilled in the spring feasts.

The day finally came when “the heavens were opened unto him” (John) and he “saw the Spirit of God
descending as a dove and lighted upon him” (Jesus) Matt 3:16, while Jesus was praying (Luke 3:21). The Holy
Spirit was “in a bodily shape like a dove” Luke 3:22. Then a voice which came “from heaven said, This is my
beloved Son” Matt 3:17, “You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased” Luke 3:22. This was the first of
three times that Jesus heard the audible voice of his Father. With the first two times, the Father identifies Jesus
as his beloved Son.

Isaiah had prophesied this. “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put
my Spirit on him” Isa 42:1. Matthew picked up on this as well, recognizing that these words applied to Jesus.
“Isaiah said, Behold my Servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom I am well pleased. I will put my
Spirit on him” Matt 12:18. The dove was the Father’s Spirit.

The second occurrence was on the mount of transfiguration. Jesus took Peter, James, and John “up into a high
mountain” Matt 17:1. There he was “transfigured,” transformed, changed before their very eyes: his “face
shining as the sun,” his clothes “white as the light.” After Moses and Elijah appeared, all six “entered into the
cloud” Luke 9:34. “A bright cloud overshadowed them” Matt 17:5. Just as “the power of the most High”
overshadowed Mary (Luke 1:35) when Jesus was “conceived of the Holy Spirit” Matt 1:20, the glorious visible
presence of the Father appeared as a bright cloud overshadowing them. They did not see the Father. Jesus said
“No man has seen the Father” John 6:46, “no man has seen God at any time” John 1:18, men have not even
“seen his shape” John 5:37. But then “a voice from out of the cloud said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased; hear him.”

Just like the Father’s witness at the baptism of Jesus, there was both a visible and audible manifestation of the
Father’s presence. In one He appeared in a bodily form shaped like a dove, and in the other as a bright cloud.
The Father’s Presence and Power
Throughout the life of Christ on earth, the Son performed all his mighty works and conducted every moment by
the power of his Father’s presence.

After his baptism, Jesus “being full of the Holy Spirit was led by the Spirit into the wilderness” Luke 4:1.
Jesus “returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee” Luke 4:14. Soon after this, Jesus said to Nathanael, “You
shall see…the angels of God Ascending and descending upon the Son of man” John 1:51.
In Nazareth Jesus read Isaiah 61, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me” Luke 4:18.
He assures us, “Your heavenly Father gives the Holy Spirit to them that ask” Luke 11:13.
Jesus acknowledged this in his Gethsemane prayer, “Father, glorify your Son…you have given him power over
all flesh” John 17:1,2. Jesus asked his Father for glory, the glory that he had with the Father before the world
was. And his Father gave him power—the power of the Father’s own presence in Christ’s life.
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: God was with him” Acts 10:38.
Every miracle was performed by his Father’s power because it was the Father dwelling in Jesus that did the
works. “The power of the Lord was present to heal” Luke 5:17
“Christ wrought…mighty signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God” Rom 15:19.
God has “appointed His Son heir of all things. The Son of God is the brightness of His glory; the express image
of His glory; and upholds all things by the word of His (the Father’s) power” Heb 1:3.
Jesus said, “I received power to rule the nations with a rod of iron from my Father” Rev 2:27. “The Father who
dwells in me does the works and speaks the words” John 14:10.

Even the power to rise from the dead came from the Father. We can know “the exceeding greatness of His
power (the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory)” in “the working of His mighty power which He
wrought in Christ when He raised him from the dead” Eph 1:17, 19.

Wind Power
Jesus told Nicodemus that the Spirit is like the wind that blows in the trees; you can’t see it, only its effects.
Threatened by a storm on the lake, Jesus “rebuked the winds…and there was a great calm” Matt 8:26. “The
wind ceased” Mark 4:39. Immediately after this, Jesus encounters threatening “unclean spirits” in a man
coming from the tombs. After rebuking these spirits (winds) there also was a great calm. People coming from
the nearby town found the man “sitting, clothed, and in his right mind” Mark 5:15.

Spirit of Christ
Before Jesus was glorified, the Spirit of Christ to give us victory over sin “was not yet” John 7:39. Prior to this
in the old testament, the Spirit of Christ was in the prophets to “inspire” them with the word of God. “All
scripture is given by inspiration of God” 2Tim 3:16. God inspired, “in-spirited,” breathed into the prophets to
write His words. “The prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace to you:
searching what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand
the sufferings of Christ” 1Pet 1:10, 11.

Translating this KJV passage into modern English becomes: The Spirit of Christ was in the prophets testifying
to them who diligently searched beforehand for the time when Christ would suffer. This particularly applied to
the prophet Daniel who searched through the prophecies of Jeremiah for the time when the temple in Jerusalem
would be restored. Instead he was shown when the temple in heaven would be restored. Gabriel was sent to
“make him understand” the vision of the 2300 days which began with the 70 weeks pinpointing Christ’s first
coming and his sacrifice in the middle of the last week.

Here again is another example that Christ’s Spirit brings understanding. It is closely linked with the mind of
Jesus, by opening the eyes of our mind.

“The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit” 2Time 4:22. Jesus wants to be with your mind.
Promise of the Father
On the day of his ascension, Jesus told the disciples to “wait for the promise of the Father” Acts 1:4
Jesus said, “I send the promise of my Father upon you..you will be endued with power from on high” Luke
24:49. Then “Jesus having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit” shed it forth. Acts 2:33.

The promise if of the Father because it comes from the Father. Jesus said that he came from the Father.
“I came forth from the Father” John 16:28
“I proceeded forth and came from God” John 8:42
He is the “Word that proceeds from the mouth of God” Matt 4:4
He is the “teacher come from God” John 3:2.
He has seen the Father because he is from God. John 6:46.
Jesus said, “I am from Him” John 7:29.

Paul says that “we receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” Gal 3:14.
“The promise of Jesus Christ was given to them that believe by faith” Gal 3:22
“Through the Spirit we wait for the hope of righteousness by faith” Gal 5:5
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named (the family of God),
That He would grant you…to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith” Eph 3:14-17

The Father strengthens us with the power of His Spirit (mind) dwelling in our minds, our inner man; which
enables Jesus to dwell in our minds by believing he is the Son of God who came from the Father. The Spirit of
God in the inner man is Christ dwelling in our heart. His presence in our minds makes it possible for us “to
comprehend the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which surpasses
knowledge, so that we might be filled with all the fullness of God” Eph 3:18, 19. The Spirit of Christ affects our
minds, our comprehension, our understanding.

When the Spirit of Christ dwells in our minds, not only are we united with him, but we are united with each
other because we share the same mind of Jesus. “We are called with all lowliness and meekness, with
longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Eph 4:1-3. “One body (the body of Jesus, the church), and one Spirit (the mind of Jesus), even as you are called
in one hope of your calling” verse 4. Who is the hope of our calling?

“Christ in you, the hope of glory” Col 1:27.
“Hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” 1Thes 1:3.
“The blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ” Titus 2:13.
“We have a hope as an anchor of the soul which enters into that within the veil” Heb 6:19.
Jesus is our Hope. He has entered within the veil into the most holy place.
“He is a better hope that makes perfect by which we draw near to God” Heb 7:19.

He is better than the angels, better than Moses, better than Melchisedec. He is able to make us perfectly united
with him. And when we are united with God’s Son, we can through him draw near to his Father.
“We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure though the billows roll.
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move: grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love”

So, there is one body: Christ’s. There is one Spirit: Christ’s. There is one hope: Christ.
And “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” all Christ Jesus, the Promise of the Father.
“He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” 1Cor 6:17. Our spirit is united with his Spirit.
What does it mean to have the same spirit? Paul said that “Titus and I walked in the same spirit, we walked in
the same steps” 2Cor 12:18. “We should walk even as he walked” 1John We follow him.

The Promise is also called the Gift.
“The gift of righteousness shall reign in (our) life by one, Jesus Christ” Rom 5:17.
“The grace of God and the gift by grace which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded” Rom 5:15
“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Rom 6:23.
“Every good and perfect gift comes down from above from the Father” James 1:17

We are “sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” Eph 1:13.
“Christ who has sealed us and given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts” 2Cor 1:22; 5:5
“This Spirit is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession” Eph 1:14
when Jesus returns to claim us as his own.
Then “by means of (his) death, they who are called, receive the promise of eternal inheritance” Heb 9:15
For “God promised eternal life before the world began” Titus 1:2 The Spirit of Christ is the life of Christ.
“The promise that he (the Father) has promised us is eternal life” 1John 2:25
“After we do the will of God we might receive the promise” Heb 10:36
“The Lord has promised a crown of life to those who love him” James 1:12.
“That we might be partakers of the divine nature by exceeding great and precious promises” 2Pet 1:4

God wants us to return to the creatures He made us: in His image. This can only happen when “this corruptible
shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall put on immortality” 1Cor 15:53. Although this will not
physically take place until Jesus comes in the clouds of heaven, he can’t wait to have us experience a union of
though and mind right now. He wants us to have a taste of heaven now. As a pledge of his desire to give us the
kingdom (“it is your Father’s good pleasure” to do so, Luke 12:32), the Father promised his Son that he could
send the Spirit of his life as an earnest down payment toward our final inheritance. Jesus can live in us now!

Out of my heart, out of my heart,
Shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus.
Shine out today; shine out alway.
Shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus.

Being In Us He Knows Us
Speaking to his Father, Jesus said, “The glory that You gave me, I have given them, that they may be one
(united in one mind, being likeminded), even as we are one (united in the same mind, character)” John 17:22.
Jesus continues by explaining the cascading relationship: “You in me, I in them” verse 23. This “indwelling”
has everything to do with “knowing,” “being with,” “loving,” and being named. “Father, I also want them to be
with me where I am, that they may behold my glory (the power of my character, my life), which you have given
me. You loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, I have known you, and these
disciples know that you sent me. I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with
which you have loved me may be in them, that I may be in them” verses 24-26.

When Jesus is in us, the Father’s love is in us. The Father gave Jesus His glory and His love.
Jesus declared his Father’s name “and will declare it.” This is just what his Father said! When Jesus prayed,
“Father, glorify your name,” the Father called back, “I have both glorified, and will glorify it again.”
Jesus said, I have declare your name and will declare it again.
His Father said, I have glorified my name and will glorify it again.
How did Jesus declare his Father’s name? By living a perfect life of submission to his Father’s will.
How did his Father glorify His own name? By anointing His Son with His own power to overcome sin.
This intimate connection between the Father and Son is unmistakably emphasized throughout the new
testament. Jesus is consistently called the Son of God.

Beginning with “The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” Mark 1:1, who “shall be called the Son of the
Highest” Luke 1:32, “the Son of God” verse 35. Joseph was warned to flee to Egypt to fulfill the prophecy of
Hosea, “Out of Egypt have I called my son” Matt 2:15. John the Baptist “bore record that this is the Son of
God” John 1:34. Nathanael told Jesus, “You are the Son of God” John 1:49. Jesus told Nicodemus that
“God…gave his only begotten Son” and “sent his Son into the world” John 3:16, 17. The demon possessed man
called Jesus “Son of the most high God” Mark 5:2. The disciples “worshiped him saying, Of a truth you are the
Son of God” Matt 14:33. Jesus asked the man born blind, “Do you believe on the Son of God?...it is he that
talks with you” John 9:35, 37. Peter declared, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” Matt 16:16. “I am
the Son of God” John 10:36. Martha said, “You are the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the
world” John 11:27.

Jesus spoke frequently of his Father in heaven.
“Let your light and your good works glorify your Father which is in heaven” Matt 5:16.
We are “the children of your Father which is in heaven” Matt 5:45.
“Be perfect (merciful) as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (and merciful)” Matt 5:48; Luke 6:36.
“You will have reward of your Father which is in heaven” Matt 6:1.
“Your Father which is in secret…sees in secret” Matt 6:6.
“Our Father is in heaven” Matt 6:9 The Father’s “kingdom comes,” The Father’s “will be done earth and in
heaven.” The Father gives us “our daily bread.” The Father forgives us. The Father delivers us from evil. Matt
6:10-13. “Your heavenly Father feeds the fowls of the air” Matt 6:26.
“I will confess those who confess me before my Father which is in heaven” Matt 10:32.
“Whoever does the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother” Matt 12:50.
“It is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish” Matt 18:14.
“If two of you shall agree…it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven” Matt 18:19.
“Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be uprooted” Matt 15:13.
“My Father which is in heaven has revealed this to you” Matt 16:17.

The Father and the Son work together.
Jesus said, “My Father works hitherto, and I work” John 5:17.
But “the Son can do nothing of himself but what he sees the Father do” John 5:19.
“I do nothing of myself but as my Father has taught me” John 8:28.
“I speak that which I have seen with my Father” John 8:38.
Jesus said, “I seek the will of the Father” John 5:30, “the will of God” Mark 3:35.
“I am come in my Father’s name” John 5:42. “The Father himself has borne witness of me” John 5:37.
“The Father loves the Son and shows him all things” John 5:20. “The Father has loved me” John 15:9.
“My Father loves me because I lay down my life” John 10:17.
“All men should honor the Son, as they honor the Father” John 5:23.
“I honor my Father” John 8:49. “My Father honors me” verse 54.
“The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand” John 3:35.
“If any man serve me, my Father will honor him” John 12:26.
“The Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son” John 5:22.
“My Father has delivered all things unto me” Matt 11:27; Luke 10:22.
“It is the Father’s will that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me” John 6:39.
“As the Father has life in himself; so He has given to the Son to have life in himself” John 5:26.
“The Father raises up the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life” John 5:21.
“God the Father has sealed the Son of man” John 6:27.
“No one can come to me except the Father draw him” John 6:44.
“The living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father” John 6:57.
“The Father who sent me gave me what I should say” John 12:49.
“My Father is greater than all, He gave the sheep to me” John 10:29.
“I and my Father are one” John 10:30. “I do the works of my Father” John 10:37.
“You believe in God (the Father), believe also in me” John 14:1.
The Father and Son have an exclusive relationship.
“I am not alone, but I and the Father” John 8:16. “The Father has not left me alone” John 8:29.
“The LORD (Father) said to my Lord (Son), Sit on my right hand” Matt 22:44.
“No one knows who the Son is, but the Father” Luke 10:22.
“No one knows who the Father is, but the Son” Matt 11:27.
“The Father knows me, and I know the Father” John 10:15.
“The Father is in me, and I in Him” John 10:38.
“One is your Master: Christ…One is your Father, which is in heaven” Matt 23:8, 9.
“There is but one God, the Father…and one Lord Jesus Christ” 1Cor 8:6.
“The Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels” Matt 16:27
“The testimony of two men is true” John 8:17.
“I bear witness of myself; the Father bears witness of me” John 8:18.
The appearance of a dove-like form at Christ’s baptism was the Father’s witness.

Jesus Prayed to his Father.
“O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed
them unto babes. Even so, Father: for it seemed good in your sight” Matt 11:25, 26.
“Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I know that you hear me always” John 11:41, 42.
“Father, save me from this hour…Father, glorify your name” John 12:27, 28.
The entire chapter of John 17 is a prayer from Jesus to his Father.
“Father, glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.” John 17:1. “This is eternal life, that they might know
you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” verse 3. “Father, glorify me with your own self
(your own glory, name, character, spirit), with the glory which I had with you before the world was” verse 5.
“Holy Father, keep those whom you have given me through your own name that they may be one” verse 11.
“That they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us” verse 21.
“Father, I also want them to be with me where I am that they may behold my glory which you have given me.
You loved me before the foundation of the world” verse 24. “O righteous Father, the world has not known you,
but I have known you” verse 25.
“Abba, Father, all things are possible unto you” Mark 14:36.
“O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” Matt 26:39.
“In the days of his flesh he offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him (his
Father) who was able to save him from death” Heb 5:7.

The Father and Son in Type and Proverb
“The householder planted a vineyard…last of all he sent his son” Matt 21:33, 37, “his wellbeloved” Mark 12:6
He is “the heir; let us kill him” Matt 21:38
“A king made a marriage for his son” Matt 22:1.
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, my Father is the husbandman” John 15:1.

“The twain (two) shall be one flesh. They shall be no more two, but one flesh” Matt 19:5, 6.
The creation of man and woman is a model of the Father and Son.
“And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, he made a woman, and brought her to the man”
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she
was taken out of Man.” Gen 2:22, 23. Even came out of Adam; she was made from his own substance; she had
the very same human nature; she was begotten from Adam. Adam and Eve are two unique human beings. Adam
is the only human that was not born or begotten; Eve was the only human begotten but not born.
“The wife you your youth…is your companion, and the wife of your covenant. And did he not make one? Yet
he had the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed (Seed of God). Therefore take
heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously (unfaithful) against the wife of his youth” Malachi 2:14, 15.
NASB “a remnant of the Spirit” God made one Eve for one Adam. He could have made more than one
companion for Adam, but He didn’t. Adam had more ribs left, but God only used one.
The two were created “in our image, after our likeness” Gen 1:26.
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church” Eph 5:25. “They two shall be one flesh. This
is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church” verse 31, 32.
Jesus said, “I came out from you (Father)” John 17:8, “that they may be one as we are” verse 11.
“That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us” verse 21.
“That they may be one, even as we are one” verse 22. The Father is in the Son even as part of Adam was in
Eve. The Son is in the Father even as Eve was once in Adam. As Levi was in Abraham three generations before
he was born! “Levi also paid tithes in Abraham; for he was yet in the loins of his (great grand) father” Heb 7:9,
10. Jesus is not only the Seed of the woman (Gal 4:4), and the Seed of David (Rom 1:3; 2Tim 2:8), and the Seed
of Abraham (Gal 3:16; Heb 2:16), but he is also the Seed of the Father.

Christ and the church have the same relationship as a Husband and wife; and the two are to become one.
The Father and the Son have the same relationship: the two are one.