The Father Speaks to Jesus

Jesus said, “For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak” (John 12:49-50).

Summary of Jesus’ words in John 12:49-50:

1. Jesus did speak on His own authority

2. The Father who sent Him gave Him a command, what He should say and what He should speak.

3. The Father’s command is everlasting life.

4. Whatever Jesus speaks, just as the Father has told Him, so He speaks.