John - to the believers, revealing Jesus as the Son of God - Deity
We`ve seen the Lord`s authority in Matthew`s account; are amazed at His humbleness shown as a Servant, in Mark; then appreciate His compassion for the many hurting in Luke. Finally in John`s picture of the Lord we stand in awe in the knowledge that He is actually God come in the flesh.
`In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God....And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, ` (John 1: 1 & 14)
The Word - He is the complete expression of the mind of God. The work of creation is followed by His administration as Son. The Father has given all things into the hands of the Son. (John 3: 35)
He shows the Father`s heart, His mind and will. He became flesh in order that humanity might behold Deity in human form.
`...the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.` (John 1: 14)
Jesus reveals this relationship with the Father, a title which occurs over 120 times in this account and made these stupendous claims.
`He that has seen Me has seen the Father,` and ` I and My Father are one.` (in unison)
As the Word, the mind of God then both eternal life and truth are revealed in Him. He reveals that the symbols of the Tabernacle and aspects of Israel`s history all point to Him - Deity.
`I am the truth...life...light...the way...the resurrection...the door...the living bread...the Lamb....the Bread....the Vine....`
He is omnipotent. This is demonstrated in creation.
`All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made....` (John 1: 3)
He is omniscient. He knows the inner secrets of man`s heart. From the beginning to the end of this account Jesus shows that He knows the heart of man, together with the inner thoughts and desires. (John 2: 24)
He is omnipresent. He manifested Himself in the midst of the disciples in the upper room. (John 20: 19)