Call Me ”FATHER”

Oct 29, 2021 No Comments ›› admin

Who is Jesus to you? Remember He is fully God! He is One with the Father and the Spirit. He is the express image of the invisible God: “In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself” (John 1:1, AMP). Isaiah 9:6c calls Him the ETERNAL FATHER! Beloved, what do you call Him? The sum total of your relationship with Him is summarized in what you call Him, not what other people call Him! What you call Him is actually how you relate with Him! However, He desires that you come to truly know Him as and call Him ‘FATHER’!        I always wondered how the Disciples of Jesus Christ must have felt when they asked Him to teach them how to pray, and He responded: “…you should pray like this: Our Father in Heaven…” (Matthew 6:9a). I believe that phrase would have shocked them. To regard the Creator of the Universe and all that is within as ‘Father’! Jesus was introducing the Father to us! Not just as God Almighty, but the One true Father! This means this is how He wants to relate with us. Not as a distant, absent authoritarian and powerful being that lives in a far-off segment of space! But as Father – Near and Present!        The desire of God Almighty from the very beginning is to be our Father, in every sense of the word!  In fact Apostle Paul, by the Spirit of God declared, “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named” (Ephesians 3:14-15). We are His children and members of His family! Our biological fathers got their name (fatherhood) from Him!        Beloved, the essence of this fatherhood is leadership. And leadership entails responsibility, empathy, sympathy, ownership, humility, love, protection, provision and the likes. Fatherhood is not an invention of great scientific minds or does it originate in folklores and myths. It was designed by God! And for it to be fully enjoyed and sustained, one must return back to God. Unfortunately, many in the Body of Christ are slowly losing sight of Who God is and should be in their lives. Instead of having a one on one relationship with Him, they entered into the error of the children of Israel in the wilderness (Exodus 20:18-21) by demanding a representative (middle man) between them and their Father!          In the same way, presently, many have turned their Pastors, Leaders and Elders to ‘fathers’. Sadly, when they are in need of the true Father, these people are nowhere to be found! Beloved, who you are, whom you have been created to be is in His hands. You cannot access the blueprint without coming to Him and sitting with Him, as a son with his father! When you see Him as your father, the dynamics of your worship and service to Him changes. It does not matter what the situation is, or what winds are blowing at that moment. You are certain and assured that you are safe within the circle of your Father’s arms: “For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock” (Psalm 27:5). Beloved, open your heart to Him and call Him ‘Father’! He awaits you with loving open arms. God bless you. 


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