Jesus Was Sent by the Father

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The preexistent Word, who later became Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times. "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved" (John 3:17). John 3:34 adds, "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God."

Jesus said, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work" (John 4:34; compare John 5:30).

But where did Christ come from? The book of John also makes this abundantly clear: "No one has ascended to heaven but He [Christ] who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man" (John 3:13). Jesus further said, "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me" (John 6:38). And He also told people of His day: "You are from beneath [the earth]; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world" (John 8:23).

Thus, Jesus was sent from the Father and returned to Him, where He now sits in glory and majesty (Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 12:2).