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In the name of Jesus

Who is this man Jesus Christ?

We have a friend, a very sweet young woman from the islands of Jamaica. (If she is reading this she knows who she is).  In one of our many conversations, the subject of “fathers” became the topic of the communication. During this particular discussion, our friend made us aware of the fact that she did not know her father.

We continued the conversation. At every instance, our young friend let us know that she was aware of the fact that he existed, but they do not have the personal, on-going, normal relationship that a father and daughter would ordinarily have.

We asked her whether her recently discovered siblings could be of assistance to her in bringing the parties together. She indicated that the siblings too were aware of the fact that their father existed, but there was no relationship established with any of them either.

People of Detroit, there are so many young people in our city that face the same dilemma. More importantly, we as God fearing Christians would be facing this problematic circumstance but for our Elder brother and first born of God. Yes, Adam was God’s son through creation. However, as our Divine Teacher and Instructor of Righteousness, Bishop William Duren of Detroit Michigan so aptly taught us, Jesus Christ is the first begotten Son of God. He is our Elder brother.

The scripture states:
John 14:4-17 (King James Version)

4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

15If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

The disciples addressed the concerns of many when telling the Lord Jesus that they didn’t know where He was going. Nor did they understand what Jesus meant when He said:

“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”

Yet, each and every one of the disciples knew in their heart of hearts that Jesus was the Son of God, The Chosen One, The Messiah. They knew of Jesus, they didn’t understand the purpose of the Messiah’s Coming.

The fact of the matter is this: God the Father performed the miraculous feats from heaven on behalf of the Son Jesus Christ, because the Son dwells in the heart of the Father. By this, the Father is glorified in the Son. The Word which came from the mouth of Jesus Christ was not of His own doing, but the Father which dwelled in the heart of the Son:

10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

By dying on the cross of Calvary, Jesus proved that the Father wanted to have a relationship with His earthly children. Jesus Christ brought the parties together. Then Jesus left the scene so that we would have the gift of that union: the Spirit of Truth, Our God given Comforter. The gift was and is the Spirit of God the Father in us, as the sending of the Comforter represents us being the apple of God’s eye, proving that we dwell in the heart of God the Father. Because we were in His heart, He gave us a gift.

So, to answer the disciple’s questions:

Jesus is the way: the only way we could have actually known the Father God of Heaven; and

Jesus is the truth: for factually, He is the only begotten Son of God sent to the earth. He was the only man to ever “see” God in heaven and to know Him as a Father; finally

Jesus is the life: He gave us God the Father, through His Words, to live forever in our hearts. That is life and life everlasting.

Now, we can ask the Father what we will, in the name of Jesus Christ, the first born who lived in God’s heart. Just like Jesus lived in the heart of God the Father of Heaven, now we live in the heart of God the Father in heaven, doing greater works than Jesus Christ because there are more of us! For this cause God will do as we ask of Him, for His Son’s name sake.

JUST ASK IN THE NAME OF THE SON JESUS AND IT IS DONE. 

Do you believe it?

God Bless.

 

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