Resource Sheet 11 – Part 2

God as Father

The Amazing Love of God

I John 3:1 – Behold, the Love of God

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.”

John 3:16 – God so Loved the World

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Compare the following verses:

I John 4:9, 18
Romans 8:31, 32
Romans 8:38, 39

I John 5:7 – The Three Are One!

“For there are three that testify.”

The Father’s Blessing

The Need We Each Have

There are no perfect individuals on earth. There are no perfect families on earth. There are no perfect Fathers. Even the best are a dim mirror of the true eternal Father – God in Heaven that loves us! Why is this? My personal thoughts are that we are created to need God! We are created to need a “Father’s Love” and a “Father’s Blessing” that ultimately only He can fill. There are no grandchildren in the Kingdom of God. The best mentors and examples of the faith should always be used to direct us to another. One who is superior. One who is great. One who is worthy of our worship and praise. We each have the need for our Father’s love and blessing.

God Used Human Vessels Representing Himself

In the Book of Genesis, we are given an example where the patriarchal or Father’s blessing is passed on. Genesis 49 tells us of Israel’s (formerly Jacob) blessing being given to his sons. Each blessing was distinct. Each was individual. Each was a prophetic act. Earlier in Genesis 27, we are shown another picture of the father’s blessing being given. This time it was from Isaac to Jacob and Esau. Esau was the first born, but Jacob deceived his father and stole the first born son’s blessing. Once it was given, it could not be revoked!

Today, God Uses Imperfect Vessels

Each of us have been created with the need of a Father’s Love and Blessing. For many of us, we have had poor earthly models. Every child born into this world cries out for the love of a father. When received, this impacts acceptance and security. When denied, it leads to rejection.This is the single greatest root cause of emotional and demonic problems in a person’s life. Rejection tends to perpetuate itself in a vicious circle from one generation to the next. But this changes through the completed work of the cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to introduce us to “Our Father.” Through relationship with Him, this need and void can be filled.

As you seek God’s face, He will also bring into your life vessels to impart the Father’s love to you. Honor is a key that releases this Heavenly grace through earthen vessels. Drink from the deep wells of pioneers who have gone before you. Receive His love and acceptance through cracked clay pots in Christ’s Name.

Receive the Father’s Love

Now open your heart and freely receive the love of God the Father through Jesus Christ His son.

Receive the Love of God the Father through a relationship with the Word of God!

Receive the Love of God the Father through soaking in the Holy Spirit’s Presence.

Receive the Love of God the Father through reading the lessons of Church history – leaders who have known the depths of His amazing love.

Receive the Love of God the Father by redemptively gleaning glimpses of His shadow through your earthly family members.

Receive the love of God the Father by honoring the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon veterans of the faith. Drink deeply!

Receive the Blessing and Love of God!

It Happens by Revelation!

Read II Kings 1 and 2 where it depicts the life of Elijah and Elisha. Especially note II Kings 2:9-14. Elisha cries out, “My Father, my Father!”

The prophet Malachi promises us a last day move of God where the Holy Spirit would restore the “hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” (Malachi 4:6) Let it begin! Let it come forth in fullness!

Receive God as Your Father!

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