#3 Post on 7 Teachings of Jesus about the Father

4. Jesus Lived out of Intimacy with the Father. Then Jesus answered and said to them, “ Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. John 5:19-20 (NKJV)

Jesus demonstrated what ongoing intimacy and connection with the Father is like.  He didn’t act unless He connected to what He “saw” the Father doing. This cannot be understood if we still approach God as a taskmaster. It only comes out of getting God’s fathering heart for humanity. When you see mankind with a lens of a Father, it leads you into the blueprint and timing of His workings.

Jesus recognized the Father’s love for Him and showed us that God is love. Many people want the deep ongoing intimacy with the Father, but they are still trying to find it through performance and religious perfectionism. We interact with God as an office administrator, rather than a Dad who first wants to connect with His children. Even as a young man, Jesus was aware of the heart and agenda of the Father that was needed to manifest on the earth: . . . Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke 2:49 (NKJV) If you are going to understand intimacy with the Father like Jesus did, you must get comfortable with what a perfect and loving Father is like. You will have to get more used to receiving His love, rather than spending your days trying to earn His love.

5. Jesus Always Sought to Glorify the Father. I am going to the Father, for My Father is greater than I. John 14:28 (NKJV) Jesus sought in all things to glorify the Father. Although glory belongs to Jesus, He directs it up to the Father. Jesus is the cornerstone, the model. He is the epitome of the Godhead. You can see all things in His nature. You can understand the Godhead through Him. Yet in all things, He directs the end glory to the Father. Even at the moment where every knee bows to the name of Jesus, He gives glory to the Father: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11 (NKJV)

At the end of days, when Jesus establishes His rule and reign, He delivers it to the Father: Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 1 Corinthians 15:24 (NKJV)

Published January 29, 2018 by Mark DeJesus Father’s Love  

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