March Letter XIII
Grace, Mercy, Joy and Peace from God the Father who is the Source of all good things and from Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord who is our access to these good things flowing from the Father. See James 1:17; Jeremiah 33:9; Ephesians 1:3-4; John 1:16-17; Philippians 4:19; Matthew 7:7-11.
The Bible says that “The Lord is good and His mercies endures forever.” This means that God is always good. It also means that for everything that God does He has a good intention and He is always merciful on any day and at anytime. This is because His mercy endures forever. However, many do not believe this because their perspective of who God is, is based on the opinions, traditions and experiences of ignorant men. See Psalm 23:1-6; 20:1-9; 21:1-13; 86:5.
Without a good opinion of God, we will be without confident faith. You cannot expect good things when you think that God hates you and desires to do you evil. Your opinion of God matters. It colors the way you see life, the way you treat people and what you attract towards you. See Job 1:4-5; 3:25-26; 38:1-2; 42:1-6.
The way to know God intimately is to look at Jesus Christ Himself. For instance, Isaiah said, “His Name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.” See Isaiah 9:6. Jesus is called “The Everlasting Father.” He Himself said, “He that has seen me has seen the Father.” Jesus is the Father manifested in the flesh. He is God in human form. See John 1:1-14; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2-3; 1 Timothy 3:16.
John 14:6-9 NKJV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
No one can know the true picture and character of God without looking at Jesus. He is God in the likeness of men. Jesus said He came to do the Father’s will. Everything that Jesus did is the Father’s will. Jesus is the perfect picture of who God is. He gave us a different perspective of the Father than what we assumed that He was. See John 6:38; 8:39; 5:30.
Jesus portrayed God the Father as caring and compassionate. See Matthew 6:7-8; Luke 6:32-36; John 17:23. He revealed Him as thoughtful and tactical in all His dealings. See Matthew 10:29-31; Luke 12:6-7; Matthew 6:25-32. He showed that the Father was good and generous. See Matthew 7:7-11. He unveiled a God with good intentions towards us. He made us see God as the Comforter and not the condemner. See John 3:14-17; 8:1-11.
John 1:16-18 NLT
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.
God seeks your good and not your harm. He did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. See John 3:17. God loves you. God wants to do you good. That is why He sent His Son to die for you. Think about it!
Galatians 1:3-4 KJV
Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
God wants you well. He wants you blessed and prosperous. He wants you to be free from every demonic affliction. He is mindful of you. He is always thinking of how to bless you. Really? Yes! Please kindly read the following scriptures: 3 John 2; Psalm 115:12-15; Psalm 8:4; 145:8-9; Acts 10:38; James 1:17; Acts 13:38-39; Luke 24:46-47; 1 John 5:20. Selah
To be continued….
In His Majesty’s Service,
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations