Tuesday, 23 June 2015

"You are with me always and all that i have is yours". Those were the words of the father of the prodigal son in trying to assuage his elder son's anger in Luke 15:31. The relationship between father and son is everlasting. It is similar to the covenant of salt. If you understand how father-son relationship worked in the Old Testament, you will also understand how it works in the New Testament.

In Exodus 3:6, God said to Moses, "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." In mentioning Moses' forefathers,God invoked instituted laws overseeing father[son relationships; particularly, its everlasting aspect.Your biological father gave his spiritual DNA, complete with all the family and community covenants with idols and evil deities. Every evil covenant entered by your fathers automatically affects you.You cannot exclude yourself from it and you cannot negotiate your way out of it.

Moses became became a beneficiary of the covenant between God and Abraham. As Abraham heard directly from God, so did Moses. You inherit and benefit directly from the grace that your spiritual father gets from his walk with God.

God said, " I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob". The question is why did He stop at Jacob? The answer is that God wanted to make room for Jesus Christ, your spiritual father, and you. This is revelational. To help you understand it, look at Galatians 4:5-6.

"But when the fullness of times was come, God sent for His son, made of a Woman made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive adoption of Sons. And because ye are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying Abba Father."

The church was the thirteenth son of Jacob. The church does not discriminate between biological and adopted children. Just like biological children, adopted children have have full rights under the law. Jesus is the link between Abraham's lineage and you. God has sent the Spirit of His son into your heart, crying, 'Abba Father'; so that as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob laid claim to Jehovah, as Moses laid claim to Jehovah, you can also lay claim to Him. This is a deep biblical truth.

You are no longer a servant who "...abideth not in the house forever." (John 8:35). You are a son whose lifelong relationship with his father is covered by the covenant of salt. God said to Moses, "I am the God of thy father"; It is applicable to you. Jehovah is the God of your father.

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