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See Jesus, See The Father

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No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
John 1:18

The Scripture is clear, Jesus made God known. God sent Jesus. What does that say about God’s heart? It is evident that God wants people to know him. It’s only when someone knows him that they can find who they truly are. Believers have no identity and life apart from him. 

When one fully embraces that Jesus made God known, they must release every other belief or thought that has made them see God differently than the way Christ revealed. 

Sometimes people have negative experiences with their earthly father. This can cause them to see the Heavenly Father in that same negative light, resulting in a poor relationship with God.

My (Jesse) earthly father deserted me while I was still a baby and abused my family before leaving. No matter what has happened in the past, this truth that Jesus reveals who the Father truly is has completely set me free. By God’s grace, I have no bitterness, anger or hurt from what my earthly father did. Nothing is impossible with God!

We encourage you to take a moment to,

  1. Ask God to reveal any thoughts or beliefs you’ve had about him that aren’t revealed through Jesus Christ. 
  2. Confess out loud anything that comes to your mind.
  3. Be diligent to find Scripture verses that will replace any old ways of thinking. (Remember, the Word of God is the sword of the Spirit.) 
  4. Be prayerful daily and ask God to continue revealing himself to you through Christ. 

God will never desert, hurt or let you down. You are known by him and his plans for you are good. There is no ill intent in his heart toward you and he sees the value he originally created you with. He longs for you to know him and has made a way for you to have a brand new life in Christ. 

“Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
John 14:8-9