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When Jesus discloses his words were what God the Father instructed him to say, this means any who reject Jesus, reject the words of the one true eternal God, yet those who follow Jesus, follow the Almighty God’s teachings.

John 12:48-50

48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”

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Jesus crediting God the Father with Lazarus’s resurrection by thanking him for listening to and honoring his request, witnesses God the Father’s endorsement of Jesus’ divinity claims, and shows the source of prayers’ power as God the Father, and our relationship with him, a relationship Jesus teaches us how to achieve through him.

John 11:41-43

41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.

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Ask God the Father for a generous infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 11:11-13

11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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The miracles Jesus performed are God the Father’s witness to Jesus’ sovreignty, as are those later performed by his disciples, to testify to the truth.

Hebrews 2:3-4

3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

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