And yet if I judge, My judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me.
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
I am One that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.
Jesus claimed the presence of the Father throughout the book of John, until some of His last words from the cross, when He said, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” as He became sin for us.
In this passage, Jesus takes up the challenge of the Pharisees that He is judging Himself without any authority to do so. They knew that in their Law, for someone to be convicted of a crime, two witnesses who agreed in their testimony were required.
Jesus said, “But I am not alone in My testimony! I am One Who bears witness of myself; the other is the Father Who has sent Me!”
Jesus is prophesied throughout the Old Testament, in words given by God to those who recorded the prophecies.
The first is in Genesis 3:15, which is commonly referred to as the first mention of salvation in the Bible. “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.”
What does that mean? God was speaking to Eve after she disobeyed God and ate of the fruit of tree of the knowledge of good and evil. She had been deceived by Satan, who came to her in the form of a “beautiful serpent.” She had no need to fear a serpent at that point, because sin had not yet been introduced into the world. God is pronouncing Eve’s punishment in Gen. 3:15, speaking to both the woman and the serpent. First: Hatred (enmity) between the serpent and the woman. Yeah, I get that. Second: The enmity would descend to all the descendants of both the serpent and the woman. The most important Seed of the woman of Jesus Christ, against Whom Satan (the Serpent) would wage constant warfare. Eve’s Seed, Jesus, would bruise (the word here is crush) the serpent’s head, and the serpent would seem to succeed in bruising the heel of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. But Jesus would triumph over sin and death, giving us the ultimate victory over sin and death if we believe on Him.
This promise, repeated often in the scriptures, was fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ. The scriptures were God’s witness of His Son; and the witness of the Son was true. Both witnesses were absolutely without sin, incapable of telling a lie.