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We have a father – Part 2

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Having established the fact that all things came from God the Creator, it is prudent therefore to also state that He is our Father. He is the Father of all those that have accepted Him, who love and obey His commandments. We must understand that although God created all creatures, He declared Himself as the Father of the righteous, even those that received and obeyed Him are counted as righteous. Every truly born again Christian is a child of God. No wonder born again Christians are more honoured than any other men because God regarded them as privileged children, for they share the inheritance of the heavenly Kingdom with Christ. And they pride themselves as children of the Highest. It is not by their works or making, but because God chose to impart this blessing to them.

To have God as your Father is a favour given only to those who believe in Him. As many as belief in Him, receive the power of son-ship. Those who refuse to believe and as such refuse to have Him as their Father are the disobedient ones and sinners. All those who have no confidence in God cannot be regarded as His children. No parent would consent to be the father of a child who has no confidence in him, who doubts or denies all he says, and who despises his character. The only thing capable of restraining men from sin is disrespect to the honour and law of God. If you have not made up your mind to submit to His Will, then you are not ready to accept Him as your Father.

This message should help you to examine yourself to discover if God is your Father as you are claiming. Remember that God created everyone, but because of sin, not every human being is a child of God.

Ezekiel 18:4 says, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

The Lord overrules every event for the eternal good of believers. Any soul that goes into sin is separated from God, even though all souls belong to Him. All souls are in His hand and He deals with them according to their obedience to His commandments. No one will perish for the sins of another. Those that return to their father for mercy and give heed to His words shall be granted mercy. We all have sinned, but have been invited to come to the Father through Jesus Christ.

1John 3:88 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

I want to let you know that a sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a sinner. I want to let you know if you are claiming that God is your Father, the Bible says he that continues in sin is of the devil. Also, those who are backsliders, prodigal and disobedient children shall be treated not as sons or daughters, but shall go into the fire because they do what the sinners do.

Luke 15:11-16 says, “And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.”

The fate of a prodigal son is like that of the sinner who lives a beggarly life, whose food was the food made for swine. But when he remembered that he had a wealthy father, he repented from his foolishness and returned to his father to become a true child, his dignity and son-ship were thus restored.

My prayer for you, today, is that you shall not be in that suffering any more, but shall return to the Lord and be a true child of your Father the Almighty God, so that you shall be free, and have your prayers answered in Jesus name. Are you a backslider, a prodigal son or a sinner? I implore you to amend your ways and do something. We, believers, the Chosen people, we have a Father we should trust and depend on Him at all time, for He will never fail us.

The Father never failed me, since I came to know Him, neither has He failed the Chosen people. When armed robbers attack and when we declare ourselves to be Chosen people, the robbers will flee. Same thing happens, if any Chosen is confronted by ritualists, as soon as he declared who he/she is, the ritualists will flee. Beloved, I want to let you know that our Father the Almighty God is faithful, as long as you are a true child of His. He is our Father, and will never let us down. He blesses and gives us all things. Those people that are not true children of God must do something now before it is too late.

Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The only way you can qualify to receive all the things that accompany the love of the Father is to repent and surrender to Him, turn away from your sin and surrender your life to Jesus Christ. If you are praying that God should bless, heal and answer you, you must first of all be a true child of God.

Hosea 14:1-2 says, “O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.”

If you return to Him as a backslider and surrender to Him, I promise you, the Lord shall forgive and heal you. In the context above, Israel was exhorted to return to God their father as a matter of repentance. They were asked to remember their iniquities, and beg God to forgive them. Their sin was like a burden to them. Thus, they prayed that God should lift it away and grant them full forgiveness. So also, it is required of you a sinner to return to God, so that it shall be well with you.

Hosea 13:9 says, “O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.”

If you are among those that have separated from God through sins, backsliding, etc, God is saying you can be restored if you return. I am promising you that God will receive, bless and restore everything you have lost. He shall be your Father and you shall be His son. Like the prodigal son returns to God in repentance, if you return, the Lord will surely comfort you. Remember when the prodigal son returned, his father was very happy and called for a celebration. So, if you are among the prodigal sons or servants and you are thinking God will not receive you, I put it to you that as you return, the Lord shall receive you and there shall be a celebration in Heaven because of your return. So, search your life, are you truly born again or are you a backslider? I have told you what to do and the God Almighty shall come to your aid and your sins shall be forgiven in Jesus name.

If we are truly children of God, let us bring our problems to Him and He shall uproot them. Believers, I am assuring you that the Lord has assured us to return to Him and He will take care of us. He will let us know that we have a Father. If you have challenges, present them to Him and He shall take them away from you.

Cast your care upon Him and He careth for you is His instruction. Are you poor? Ask the Lord to break the yoke of poverty and bless you mightily. Are you oppressed or bound by the enemies? The Lord is saying bring the burden to me and I shall deliver you. Are you going through any battle today? The Lord shall fight for you. What is that thing you are passing through? Are you having a delay in conception, or delay in marriage? Ask the Lord to break the yoke, today, and the Lord shall give you husband or wife. Are you unemployed? What you need to do is cast it upon the Lord, and employment shall be given to you. What are that thing that is troubling you and every time you are sorrowful and everyone is mocking you, asking you a question? Today, our God shall prove to them that you have a Father. I don’t know who is standing against your promotion. I don’t know who is laughing at you and mocking our God, the Lord God we serve. Today, God shall silence him. I don’t know why your life is full of struggle. Should it be so? Today, God is set to prove to you that we have a Father, and if you believe and trust Him, He will finish the work in your life. Ask whatever you need, and He will never fail you.

Matthew 7:7-117 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or If he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

Today, our Father in Heaven will give you good things. I don’t know what you are asking for, but I want to let you know that by the reason of this message, God has come to prove Himself in your life. He has come to prove to the Chosen ones that we have a Father, that we are not orphans. Our help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and earth. Our Father shall do what no human being can do for you.

Matthew 6:30-32 says, “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

God knows that you have needs for all these things. What you need to do is to ask Him and when you ask, thank Him and He will surely deliver it into your hand. Not too many prayers, just thank and praise Him and the prayer is answered.

Mark 11:22-23 says, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

When you pray, believe and God shall prove that you have a Father and your prayer shall be answered in Jesus name.


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