John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto ( My Father never ceases working in the Spirit) and I work.(and I work externally, using exactly the same procedures and in exactly the same manner in which I see instinctively the Father working within me.)
Worketh is defined in exactly the same way that a company strives to be successful in producing the services for which it is in business for.
Hitherto: Until now. My Father has been continually at work, producing the services that pertain to the business of the kingdom of God in an unbroken flow, right through all of your Sabbaths; and even now as we speak, He works.
And I work in like manner.
This is a tremendously important point of instruction for ministers who wish to work in the Spirit.
Jesus tells us that we are to work out into the world, what the Father works into us with exactly the same intentions, intensity, and procedures used by the Father. Our ministry must be a carbon copy of the Father’s ministry in us.