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The Daily Word of Righteousness
John 6:25-58, #16
It is written in the Prophets: "They will all be taught by God." Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. (John 6:45)
Learning about the Father.
When we first are saved we learn about the Lord Jesus Christ. When we receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit we become more familiar with the Spirit of God.
As the Spirit of God begins to prompt us to move forward to the next level of redemption we become aware of the Father. We always have known there is a Father, I guess, but the doctrine of the Trinity leaves many of us confused.
In our understandable desire to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ we have made Him the same Person as the Father. Christ is not the same Person as the Father. Christ is a Person, and the Father is a Person. Christ worships the Father and does the Father's will. That is plain enough in the Scriptures, and theologians should not be pressing beyond this.
The Lord Jesus Christ came from Heaven to reconcile us to the Father. Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life who brings us to the Father. No person knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.
The blood of the cross is our basis of authority for entering the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit provides the wisdom and power necessary if we are to enter the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God itself is the doing of the Father's will throughout His universe. Now that we have been forgiven through the blood atonement and have been empowered by the Spirit we are to focus on doing God's will completely and perfectly. No act of disobedience of any kind is permitted in the Kingdom of God. If we stumble and fall we are to repent, get back on our feet, and press forward in the Kingdom.
However, if we do not repent, if we do not get back on our feet and press forward in the Kingdom of God, we then are viewed as sinning willfully. Willful sin is not permitted in the Kingdom. We will experience fiery judgment designed to lead us to repentance. If we still are not willing to do the Father's will, we are in danger of eternal fire.
Today there is talk of many roads that lead to God. This is an error. The individual who seeks God will always be brought to the cross of Calvary. God meets man only at the cross.
To be continued.