Hi and welcome once again to “Abounding Grace”. To-day I want to share a little on the Father fact, I think too many of God’s people only know Him as God, and really don’t know much about the Father fact. The Father fact is one of the most outstanding features of Jesus’ teachings. There was always an undercurrent of desire on Jesus’ part to go and be with His Father.
John.16:28. (Amp) I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.
Let us now look at some startling facts:
- Jesus had a pre-existence, that is, He remembered who He was before He became a man.
John.17:4-5. (Amp) I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honour in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.
Jesus remembered what the glory had been before the world was made, and He wanted to go back to the Father.
- Jesus introduced the God of the Jews, “Elohim”, as His Father, and He called God Father so often that the Jews considered it blasphemy.
John.1:18. (Amp) No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].
(Rotherham) Jesus has introduced the Father.
- Jesus was crucified because He had called God His Father. The unveiling of the Father fact cost Jesus His life.
John.19:7. (Amp) The Jews answered him, We have a law, and according to that law He should die, because He has claimed and made Himself out to be the Son of God.
Let us consider the intimacy of the Father and Jesus.
John.5:19-20. (Amp) So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn]. The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.
Jesus is the intimate companion, assistant and fellow worker with the Father.
In the follow scripture Jesus is not only confessing His deity but a divine oneness between Himself and the Father.
John.5:21-23. (Amp) Just as the Father raises up the dead and gives them life [makes them live on], even so the Son also gives life to whomever He wills and is pleased to give it. Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son, so that all men may give honour (reverence, homage) to the Son just as they give honour to the Father. [In fact] whoever does not honour the Son does not honour the Father, Who has sent Him.
We see the entire ministry of Jesus is interwoven with this Father fact. Jesus came into this world to introduce the Father. We have been given the same commission, when Jesus said:
Matt.28:18-19. (Amp) Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
The Word baptize means: to immerse or make one with. Immerse means to involve deeply or to absorb. So our commission is to go and make a people that are deeply involved with, that are absorb into the person’s of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are being changed into the image of Jesus on a daily basis, that means that our relationship with the Father is becoming the same type of relationship that Jesus has with the Father.
That is all I have for now, be blessed and go into all the world and be a blessing to all you encounter this day.
If you have not yet made a quality decision to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour yet then I would like to extend that invitation to you right now, there is nothing you can do to become a part of the family of God except bow your head and prayer the following prayer from your heart and receive the gift of righteousness from the hand of the Father, so don’t procrastinate, go for it:
“Father, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in my heart that You have raised Him from dead, I shall be saved. Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord of my life right now. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I renounce my past life with Satan. “I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is now my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away. Now all things become new in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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