Sometimes I feel as if I am repeating myself; but if I have to continue to repeat the same things, but present differently, just so that someone truly gets it, I will do whatever it takes.
As followes of Jesus Christ, we have an obligation to properly introduce God, our Father, and not as someone who can give us something. Here’s an example. If I always introduce God as:
A supplier of needs.
A bill payer.
A case closer.
and I never introduce you to His love or as a loving Father, then I am setting you up to only talk to him when you need something.
Here’s another example. If my children introduce me to their friends as the person they can get whatever they want, and not their mother, imagine how that would make me feel? Used. Irrelevant, and valued for what I can bring to their lives. Their friends are setup to approach me with the thought of only getting to know me to get what they want from me and not for who I am or what values I can instill in them. Imagine how God, our Father feels.
How is your Father being introduced? Are you sharing what He has taught you? Are you sharing the morals and values (character or fruit of the Spirit) that He has instilled in you?
- A father loves.
- A father corrects.
- A father teaches his children how to become adults and how to handle tough situations.
- A father teaches his children how to have respect for themselves and others.
In acts the 8th chapter. There was a man by the name of Philip. The Spirit of the Lord told Philip to get up and go in a certain direction. As he was going, Philip came across a man of high authority. Philip allowed His Father to direct Him to fulfill a specific purpose. As Philip traveled in the direction His Father, God gave, he heard the Ethiopian man reading. The Bible goes on to say that the Ethiopian man held a high ranking position for Queen Candace. Even those you think that have it all together – in high ranking positions, they need JESUS as well. What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?
“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?” Luke 9:25 NKJV
So, the man was reading the book of Isaiah. The Spirit of God spoke to Philip and told him to go talk to the man. Philip asked the man if he understood what he was reading? The man said he couldn’t unless He had someone teach him, and Philip begins to explain. After Philips’s Bible study, the Ethiopian man determined that he needed JESUS, repentance, and desired to be baptized…at THAT moment.
If we do not teach people to repent; if we do not teach people to separate from sin, if we do not teach people to be respectful in God’s house, and if we do not teach about JESUS- how will the people experience a real relationship? How can they become passionate about someone who was not properly introduced to them? How can they expect to trust in someone in troubled times when they weren’t taught how?
Do you really know why God says separate from Sin and then He will receive us? The devil is the enemy of God. He has openly professed to exalt his kingdom above your Father. He has begun an unfriendly, backstabbing, undermining competition against your spiritual family- basically saying…”I can do what you do but better. Why are you God? I can be a God too.”
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
The enemy is doing a good job because we allow Him to. The fight is fixed. We are setup to win, but we lose because we do not have a relationship with our dad.
HEAR THIS! Anything or anyone associated with the Lord, the devil desires to destroy; that includes Which YOU!
It’s time to start introducing the children of God to their Heavenly Father so that they can have a real relationship with Him.