WHOEVER HAS THE SON HAS THE FATHER
1 John 2:22-23
22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son, the same doesn’t have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also. (WEB)
In our ministry, we get a chance to meet lots of people in different countries. Because the topic that we are most asked to speak on is the Fatherheart of God, we meet lots of hungry people who want to know God more intimately as Father. To see their hunger, is a wonderful thing. I do believe that spiritual hunger comes from God and as Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount... blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
However, sometimes when we are talking to these dear hungry people, we sense a frustration in them where they feel like Father God is somehow a million miles away from them. In today's Scripture reading, I want to settle this issue once and for all. The Apostle John tells us that whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
When we received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we received the entire Godhead as part of the package deal! We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and Jesus told us in John 14:23 that both Father and Son would make their home in our hearts.
If you are feeling distanced from Father God, it is not because He is separated from you. He is closer to you than you could possibly imagine. The issue is we just don't know how close He is. One of the definitions for the word 'revelation' is... to pull back the curtain and reveal what has always been there.
My prayer today is that we would all know that whoever has the Son, has the Father also! May the Holy Spirit pull back the curtain that prevents us from seeing just how close our Father is to us right now. He is not separated from you by millions of light years, for He indwells your very heart because when you received Jesus, you received your Father as well!
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works. (WEB)