“… the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:17-19 NIV
What I want to say here is that the impartation of Grace is a package deal. It not only comes with DNA of God, it also comes with which an “Everlasting Father,” (Isaiah 9:6) to watch over His very own DNA in us.
“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” Hebrews 12:7-9 KJV
Our heavenly father is not far from any of us, and for many of us He has gone so far as to come to us with skin on in the fatherhood included among those Jesus promised to us in His “100 times” promise of Mark 10:29, 30.
“Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 4:15 NIV
The truth of this didn’t end with Paul as many would have us believe. The key thing we need to appreciate is that all of this is of GRACE – relationships of GRACE! If we have been given the kind of eyes that are able to see, and the kind of ears that are able to hear, we see, hear and appreciate that this is all the impartation of GRACE. The Grace of Spiritual fatherhood looks after and nurtures the Grace of God’s DNA in us as we grow up into Him who is the Head, even Jesus Christ, Ephesians 4:7-24.
In Short, It’s All GOOD, because It’s All God. :-)
~ By Jay Ferris, Originally posted November 2012
For Related Reading, see the post: A Woman