Matthew Poole Commentary - Matthew 11:27 - 11:27

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Matthew 11:27 - 11:27


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John saith, Joh_3:35, The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. Mat_28:18, All power is given unto me. Joh_17:2, Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. God is the Fountain of power, Psa_62:11. He hath committed also power to Christ as Mediator, Psa_2:7-9, more particularly the power of life and eternal salvation, as Joh_17:2; he hath the keys of hell and death, Rev_1:18, and all the means that lead to eternal life are in his power and disposal.



And no man knoweth the Son but the Father; no man knoweth his Divine essence, his eternal generation; and therefore men are not to listen to what the scribes and Pharisees say of him, but to attend to and to believe what the Father hath revealed from heaven concerning him, who best knoweth him.



Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son: no man knoweth the essence of the Father, or the counsels of the Father, as to the dispensations of the gospel.



Save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. The prophets inquired and searched diligently concerning this salvation, searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow, 1Pe_1:10-12. Mr. Calvin saith, the Son is said to know the Father, as he is his lively image, the express image of his person, and the brightness of his glory. And he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him, Joh_6:46.



He that hath seen me hath seen the Father, Joh_14:9. All our saving knowledge of God is in and through Christ.