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Both the New Testament and the Old Testament agree that God is our Father. While the word "Father" is a title, the name of the Father is Jehovah, or LORD. As the Son of God, Jesus fulfilled the will of the Father on earth, and declared his Father's name, which was his own name: Jesus (meaning "Jehovah saves").

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:8-13)

Commentary by William Branham

We have the Spirit by Measure

"Show us the Father and it sufficeth us."
He said, "I've been so long with you, and you don't know Me? He that seen Me hath seen the Father. It's not Me that doeth the works. It's My Father that dwelleth in Me." God is a Spirit, Jesus was the man. He was a Tabernacle that God dwelt in. See?
Now, He had the Spirit without measure, like all that water out there in the sea. That was what was in Him. But in us, it's just a spoonful out of it. We got it by measure. But remember, the same chemicals that's in the whole sea is in the spoon, not as much of it, but the same kind. Amen. See? That's right. That's the reason He said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he do also."

The image of Jehovah

Now, quickly, let's take God in His Son. You believe God was in Christ? I believe it with all my heart. The Bible said that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. He was Emmanuel. In other words, He was the expressed image of Jehovah here on earth, as Jehovah inveiled in flesh, living here on the earth, the only begotten of the Father, from His bosom.

Unveiling of the Same God

It's like a three foot rule. You got twelve inches here. You got twenty-four inches here. You got thirty-six inches here, but it's the same rule. God, the Father, was revealing Himself, unfolding Himself, trying to get to man.
God, the Father, was made manifest in a Pillar of Fire that hung on the mountain. Even Moses dread the quake. Is that right? If any, even a beast come near the mountain had to be thrust through with a dart. Is that right?
Then the same God was manifested in flesh and dwelt among us in a virgin born body in order of take away sin. Do you believe that? That was God the Son. You believe that? It's the same God. "My Father and I are One. My Father dwelleth in Me. It's not Me that doeth the works; it's My Father." That was Jesus talking about His Father, the same God revealed down here in a body of flesh Who hung in a Pillar of Fire.

God in his universe

God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Hallelujah. Then God, the Father, in His universe, God in His Son, God in His Word, and now God's in His people.

What the Father shows the Son

Now look, friends, I have to do this so that you'll understand. Now notice, Jesus of Nazareth, when He was here on earth, He did not say He was a healer. He said, "I'm not a healer." He said, "It's My Father that dwelleth in Me." He said, "I do nothing, but I see what the... The Father shows Me by vision what to do."