30. May they be one in Us

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:20-21).

Anyone who keeps God’s commandments and has received the Holy Spirit through the one baptism of Jesus Christ, abides in God (1 John 3:24). But while our obedience may save ourselves, if we do not preach the whole truth, including the truth of the relationship between Christ and God, we cannot save others.

The Trinity doctrine is a great blasphemy that prevents its followers, and others, from receiving salvation. It not only divides Christians, but it was also the primary catalyst behind the creation of the Muslim religion, which now has 1.6 billion followers. The understanding of a one-person God, among the Arab people, goes back to Abraham.

Our explanation of Christ and God must agree with the teachings of Christ and the Apostles, to bring God’s message of salvation to the world.

The “image of the beast” and the “mark of the beast” are the two great blasphemies that survived the Reformation.

But the Book of Revelation prophesied that these two great blasphemies would be overcome by the preaching of the White Horse, which is the Sanctified Church of the end days.

                “He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of the Almighty God.”

Revelation 19:15

It is the duty of the Sanctified Church to preach the truth of the Word of God for the salvation of mankind.

The Six Communications of God to His Image, and the Completion of God’s Plan

In Chapter 3, “Let Us make man in Our image,” we mentioned that God communicated His salvation plan to Christ through six statements. Knowing that God’s plan would be completed on the cross, Jesus prayed, “May they be one in Us.”

 

The Six Statements of God to Christ

Let Us make man in Our image” (Genesis 1:26). God declared His purpose to make man into His spiritual image.
“Behold, the man has become like one of Us,
to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” (Genesis 3:22).
God revealed man’s sinful nature through His commandment. And separated man from the hope of eternal life.
“Come let Us to go down and their confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech” (Genesis 11:7). God separated world into tribes and nations, and created the chosen nation of Israel.
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?” (Isaiah 6:8)
God spoke of the coming Messiah, and commissioned Isaiah as the Messianic prophet.
“You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22). The first Son of God was born of water and Spirit (John 3:5).
“I have both glorified it and will glorify it again” (John 12:28). The name of the Father was glorified; the name by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
“May they be one in Us (John 17:20-21). Jesus prayed for the unity of all believers that the world would believe.