LOVED BY THE FATHER
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy”.Matthew 3: 17
The event in this morning’s anchor scripture took place at Jordan, which was the point where John baptized Jesus. This was that strategic point that revealed Christ as the son of God and the fulfilment of the promise. One of the many reasons this was documented in the bible is because of the events that precede it, which is noticeable in the great manifestations of the supernatural that Christ enjoyed in His earthly ministry. It was obvious to all the men who followed Christ that He had The Father’s backing in all that He did. Many believers today can tell of the Father’s love, in fact, we all boldly confess it in songs “Oh the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God”. The truth, however, is that this concept is becoming a cliché and we find believers struggling to live in the reality of the Father’s love.
Living in the reality of the Father’s love is being conscious of your rights and privileges as a son. It simply means you’re living up to the prestige of your Father and you’re proudly representing the Father’s legacy. The love of the father gives the believer great confidence and peace in the face of persecution, turmoil and trials. A believer who knows and is assured of the Father’s love is not one to be scared nor fidget, The father’s love provokes boldness and charismatic drive. This kind of love is the purest kind of love there is; It does not boast, it does not fail, it can be trusted, it is reliable, it is readily available, it is not time-bound, it is selfless and all-round perfect.
In John, the scriptures introduce the believer to his newfound reality and consciousness in Christ. 1 John 3:1 says “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.”
The Father’s love bestows on us the inheritance that was made available to Christ. This love translates that the father is forever pleased with us because we are his own. This love gives us access to living a supernatural life as Heirs of a supernatural God. Due to this love, we are boundless and limitless. The believer needs to constantly bear in mind, that He is of the Father and the Love of the Father towards him is undying, unfailing and unchanging. The love covers all the iniquities and shortcomings and makes room for development and spiritual transformation.
Dear Believer, remember we are joint Heirs of God, we are loved by the father. This is beyond motivation, that is our reality.
Further reading: 1 John 3: 1-2, Galatians 4: 6-7
DECLARATION: I am eternally loved by the father, my father Loves me unconditionally, My Father’s love for me is as real as my existence. I am God’s own beloved; I live in the consciousness of this perfect love. As a loved child, I do my father’s will.