In several previous posts I discussed the concept that it was Jehovah Himself who came into the world and through a woman’s womb procured a finite human body.
Many issues have to be addressed to make this idea plausible. There is the issue of tackling the false doctrine that the Holy Trinity represents three Persons rather than three attributes of one God. There is the issue of how the infinite can be contained within the finite. There is the issue of how the Lord glorified his human nature and ascended to heaven with His physical body. And there is the issue of why Jesus would converse with Jehovah if they were one and the same Divine Personality.
Since I have addressed the first three issues in other posts I will now address the issue of Jesus seemingly talking to Jehovah God as though they were separate personages. How can “Father” and “Son” carry on a conversation if they are actually the same person?
We humans, being created in God’s image and likeness possess the same three attributes, but on a finite level. These attributes consist of free will (an analog of God’s Infinite Love), intellectual discernment or rationality (an analog of God’s Infinite Wisdom), and thirdly, forging our heart and mind into concrete outcomes through purposeful action (God’s Infinite Flowing Spirit).
In the same way that the human will is put on display from our thoughts and actions, Jesus’ thoughts and actions, while living on earth, put God’s will on display.
Having a physical body, the Lord, too, could experience the same compulsions and allurements from the corporeal/sensual world. Jesus put God’s will on display by combating these human seductions and gaining victory over them. This meant that the Lord’s human nature had to be humbled before His Divine Nature. It was during these states of humiliation that Jesus (the Son) seemingly spoke to Jehovah (the Father).
This communication is similar to humans who have experienced bouts with their conscience or inner spirit over some worldly temptation. This inner communication is between our corporeal nature (the flesh) and our inner compass. One influence will ultimately rule over the other (even though both influences constitute one and the same person).
The Lord also had this multi-leveled conversation within Himself. By compelling His flesh to come completely under the rule of His inner heavenly spirit (a process of humiliation that reached its fulfillment on the cross) He was able to make even His flesh completely ONE with the “Father.” This was the means by which the Son glorified the Father, and the Father the Son. This unification was also the means by which the Lord became the Alpha and Omega and gained all power over heaven and earth.
Unlike Jesus, the human spirit is unable to empower the flesh to resist evil without Divine assistance. When we approach the Lord for help—through humility—we are tapping into a power that has proven itself to resist evil in concrete ways.