|John 5:19 |
19 Then Jesus answered them and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you; the Son can do nothing of himself [by his own will], but only does what he sees the Father do. For whatever things he [the Father] does, these are also likewise done by the Son.2 [Jesus did nothing in his will, only by the Father's will; this is what it means when you pray: thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. All true sons do nothing of themselves, only what they are told to say and shown what to do. We have to learn from Him and be changed by Him to be able to only do the Father's will on earth, the same as the Father's will is done in heaven by the angels.]
2 Truly, truly, I say to you; the Son can do nothing of himself [by his own will], but only does what he sees the Father do. For whatever things he [the Father] does, these are also likewise done by the Son. Even Jesus did not judge, speak, or act without following the Father's specific orders. Jesus said:
Of my own self, I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, John 5:30
For I do not speak from myself [not my own words], but the Father, who sent me, himself commands me what I should say and what I should speak.
And I know that [to obey] his command is life everlasting. Therefore, whatever I speak is just as the Father tells me to speak. John 12:49-50
The Son is can do nothing of Himself [by his own will],
but only does what he sees the Father do. John 5:19
He who speaks from himself [speaking his own words] seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him, that man is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. John 7:18
The Master sees everything to do and hears everything to say before speaking. Christ said: "The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master." Luke 6:40. Those that speak and/or work for God without being specifically ordered in each and every word and action, are essentially claiming their own words and deeds are superior to what Jesus' might have been if he had made his own decisions about what to say and do. Anyone not having been specifically sent by God and speaking without God providing his words to speak, is a blind guide seeking his own glory, your money, and your admiration of him.
The preachers of Christendom stand condemned for seeking their own glory and then accepting pay for their worthless words; when to even charge for true words of life like Balaam, spoken from the spirit of God, is expressly forbidden by Peter, Paul, and Jesus. Seeking their own glory, the preachers of Christendom speak their vain opinions from their carnal minds, the nature of death, and from the imagination from their evil hearts.