“But thou, Israel, [art] my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend.”
“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
“13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. 14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him [to be] captain over his people, because thou hast not kept [that] which the LORD commanded thee.”
1 Samuel 13:13-14
“20 And after that he gave [unto them] judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. 21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. 22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. 23 Of this man’s seed hath God according to [his] promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:”
The Word Friend, we take it so lightly, without any in depth decision. The Word Friend means a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. The Father wants, desires to be Friends With You, He desires it so much that He sent His Son Jesus to blot out our Sins so that we Can Be Friends with The Father.
We need to understand that when God looks upon us, He wants to see Himself In Us, not a False Reflection of Him. The Father wants a Relationship with the only creation that is Like Him…
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
Adam at the beginning was Pure, without Sin until he allowed Disobedience to enter in. Adam Walked With God, Talked To God, Had A Relationship, A Bond like no other. But when Disobedience entered into the Life Of Adam, that Bond, that Relationship was broken and had to be Restored Only By A Sacrifice Covering Sin, Covering Disobedience… But, the Relationship is Restored by the Washing Away Of Sin and WALKING IN OBEDIENCE!!!
Now, what is Restored…The Fathers Love For His Creation!
“But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I [am] the LORD your God, which have separated you from [other] people.”
The Godhead, that is, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit still want to give to The People Of God a Blessing that cannot be held, overflowing would our cups be! The Father through His Son Jesus has Enabled Us to be Blessed, to be a Blessing to those around us, that The Name Of Jesus Be Glorified, while Glorifying The Father In The Process!!!
Now, we need to understand this, that now, moreso than not, this is to us a Spiritual Blessing and may or may not be represented in The Flesh as a Blessing. Our Blessing is in having a Relationship With Jesus, being able to Walk in His Commandments, Statues, and Ordnances being Ambassadors Of The Father through Jesus to a dying world.
There may be some that would say, “…how is the Fathers Heart being Restored…”, the answer is in this Scripture…
“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
This, was a Restoration Statement…Not My Will, But Your Will Be Done! It was The Restoring Of The Fathers Heart given to The People, Sanctified By The Blood Of Jesus!!! Jesus, is One With The Father, wants us to Seek Him with All that we are, at All Times that Our Lives Become The Fathers Will, that like David, it can be said that We Are A Peculiar People That Seek God’s Heart, that like Abraham be called The Friends Of God!!!
In order for this Restoration to happen, there Must be a Separation Within Us First, that is, we Must Desire The Fathers Will Above Our Own, putting down our Flesh, that it No Longer Controls us, but God Does!!!
This is not an easy task, for we are Polluted With Worldly Affair’s, Saturated In a Society Of Sin. But let our Walk be Accounted As Righteousness, Walking In Faith, in each passing moment of the day, even as it was accounted to those before us.
“14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”
“1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.”
“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
There are those who would say that they Live By Faith, yet show very little evidence or none at all that they are Blood Bought and Seeking Jesus and The Fathers Will in Their Lives! Those who Speak one thing and then do the Opposite!!! To Restore The Fathers Heart, we Must Walk In His Ways, not our own, Crucifying The Flesh, Living Spiritual Lives showing the World that Our God, IS GOD!!! James says that Satan Believes and he Trembles with Fear and also says that if Our Faith, which is Unseen, does not Become Seen In Our Words and Actions then IT IS DEAD FAITH!!!
“17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
We need to Understand, that Jesus, Is The Will Of The Father, that Jesus, IS The Word Of The Father Manifested to us and it IS Jesus who will Judge Us According To The Fathers Will Manifested in both Word and Deed In Our Lives!!!
We, my Brothers and Sisters should be Feared by The World and by Satan, because of God In Us, but both The World and Satan have no Fear of you because you Walk In Disobedience and they make mockery of The Father and of Jesus who paved the way!!!
Are there times that we Fail…YES, Praise Jesus for the Atonement, Grace that we have obtained through Obedience to Jesus in our Continuous Walk, but when we Fail, let us not be overcome, let us not give up, but let us Rise Up being The Children Of God, Restoring The Fathers Heart Before The World Giving Praise, Honor and Glory To Jesus which Grace Overflows To US!!!
Restoring The Fathers Heart is what it is all about and it is by The Fathers Heart that we will enter into The Kingdom Of Heaven, Cleansed From Sin, By The Fathers Will, Through Jesus Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!