3. Jesus was sent by the Father. He whom God has sent… (John 3:34).
How could you know today that God loves you? You would not be able to know by looking at the world. This world is in rebellion against God and deeply scarred by the presence and power of evil.
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son” (John 3:16). That’s how you know the love of God, you see it in Christ. You see it in the fact that he came, and when he came, he didn’t come to condemn, but to save the world.
4. Jesus speaks the words of God. He whom God has sent utters the words of God (John 3:34).
The works that Jesus did are the works of the Father, and the words that he spoke are the words of the Father. Jesus said to Thomas: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). Jesus Christ is God with us. You can have confidence in him!
5. Jesus has the Spirit without measure. For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure (John 3:34).
This means that God gives the Spirit without measure to Jesus. So, he will never say to you, “I’m sorry, a lot of people have been asking for forgiveness and I am all out for now.” That’s never going to happen! You will never come to him for strength and hear him say, “A lot of people are asking for that one—my supplies are low!” No. He has the Spirit without measure!
Which of these is most encouraging to you for your day-to-day Christian life?