“The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of me(Jn.10:25).”
Here we have the Father-Son relationship in terms of the worlds created. Where we read in the Book of Genesis God created heaven and the earth the work of the Son testifies them as new heaven and new earth in the last book. This quality of newness is what the Spirit signifies by the works.
Grace and truth came by Jesus. Grace and truth. These two witnesses are emblem of the eternal God. Father-Son relationship draws force from these two witnesses. Towards the end of his earthly ministry Jesus in his prayer speaks these words, “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them (Jn.17:22).” The Spirit relies on a narrative mode where the Principle of Association is a device to make the realities of heaven and the earth on one standard. Take light as an example. God whom no one has seen and who lives in unapproachable light (1 Ti.6:16) has been brought to light. It is what Jesus as light of the world has done (Jn.1:9). He is a witness as God the Father who witnesses, “Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee (Ps.2:7).” Throughout the entire Scripture we shall see the role of two witnesses wherever mentioned drawing the relevance from this relationship.
“The works that I do in my Father’s name” signify glory of the Father in working clothes.”But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work”. This is the glory factor which we read God did on the first day of Creation Day by separating light from darkness(Ge.1:3).It shall in the end bring to light two groups of people, children of light and children of wrath. Glory of the gospel is that of reconciliation which in a nutshell denotes the works.
Spirit of Christ working (the word as sown into the world as a field) and outpouring of the Holy Spirit sandwich his earthly ministry. His works testified the Father who is in heaven.(Jn.5:36-37) Jesus said to those who wanted to know whether he indeed was Christ,”And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me,” for he was the truth indeed.. As soon as Jesus came out of the water a voice from heaven testified,’This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased(Mt.3:17).’
As said earlier the principle of Association makes association of the heaven and earth in terms of the Father and Son achieve results. Fellowship of God with man is the core value of the divine Will.
The Spirit in setting the creation of the heaven and the earth gives us a narrative account we have both from the point of view of the Father and from the Son the end result of the works,’Behold I make all things new.’ In order to create coherence in the glory and in works we have God the Son as the key: law of gradation presents entire spectrum of people and events holding a certain relationship to the Son. When Moses wanted to see the glory of God (Ex.33:18)He places him in the cleft of the rock (33:21-22) which is a symbol for the Son. Where God allowed Moses to see ‘back parts’ transfiguration of Jesus on the mount gives us the glory that we shall be allowed to see.
In the context let us compare the passages from the two gospels of St Luke and St Matthew respectively. In the latter Jesus is specific: “Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not (Mt.10:5-6)”. In the Gospel of Luke we read the Lord sent the other 70 disciples ‘into every city and place, whither himself would come. This ties up in intent and spirit of ‘Saviour of the World to the Great Commission’. Beginning at Jerusalem they were to preach in his name among all nations (Lk.24:47; M.16:28).
Law of Gradation places the world in direct context of the Kingdom of God.
Symbols serve as tags for people and they are the means to bridge lapse of time. Elijah thus telescopes into John the Baptist. As with persons events also are placed side by side.
Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.(Mt.17:11-12-NIV)”
The following verse makes it clear: Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.Persons and events double for another and it is how the Spirit instructs us in righteousness.