The Kingdom of the Fatherless

Posted Dec 09, 2010 by Oliver Saade in Devotional - Blog Hits: 16,128

But turning from all lesser representations, we behold God in Jesus. Looking unto Jesus we see that it is the glory of our God to give. "I do nothing of Myself," said Christ; "the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father." "I seek not Mine own glory," but the glory of Him that sent Me. Joh-8:28; Joh-6:57; Joh-8:50; Joh-7:18. In these words is set forth the great principle which is the law of life for the universe. All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: through the beloved Son, the Father's life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source of all. And thus through Christ the circuit of beneficence is complete, representing the character of the great Giver, the law of life. {DA 21.2}

In heaven itself this law was broken. Sin originated in self-seeking. Lucifer, the covering cherub, desired to be first in heaven. He sought to gain control of heavenly beings, to draw them away from their Creator, and to win their homage to himself. Therefore he misrepresented God, attributing to Him the desire for self-exaltation. With his own evil characteristics he sought to invest the loving Creator. Thus he deceived angels. Thus he deceived men. He led them to doubt the word of God, and to distrust His goodness. Because God is a God of justice and terrible majesty, Satan caused them to look upon Him as severe and unforgiving. Thus he drew men to join him in rebellion against God, and the night of woe settled down upon the world. {DA 21.3}

 

There has always been one kingdom before the fall of Lucifer. It was the kingdom of the Father. Jesus said “Our Father in Heaven” Mat 6:9, “thy kingdom come.” Mat 6:10. Lucifer has passed on his fatherless self-governing mind to man through the receiving of a lie; you shall not surely die Gen 3:4; a lie that distorts man’s view of God and how he ultimately receives life.

I live in a neighborhood which has gradually become a place of vagabonds. A harsh word? maybe, but unfortunately, well describes a place inhabited by men, women and children, who all hold to an unspoken form of equality, where everyman lives unto him/herself with no regard for authority. While ascribing to an unheeded cry of reality seen in creation itself, we really don’t believe in it, don’t want it and only see it as a choice. In other words the choice of the people is what we prefer, to govern our own selves and no need for a father let alone a God and who is to say what is right and wrong; everyman is a law unto himself.

This is a place where the distinction of parents and children, fathers and sons has become mere addendum and an unwanted burden for which one can choose to perform or not with no sense of the need for relationship. The lines blurred to the point where all that remains in the ranks of families is what Satan has longed for, power. Remove Father and Son and the relationship between them, the life and blessing that is passed on in the relationship and all that remains is power; corrupted power.

The law of life denotes relationship and submission for life to flow. Satan wants none of that, he wants ruler-ship and power and when men behold this image (no view of true fatherhood) they receive this mind also. But how do we behold this image? Simply, when we no longer see fathers as fathers and sons as sons. The Sons life and honor to the one He calls Father only becomes a means to an ends and not reality. Satan’s mind is seen through this; man wants to be saved but still hold to “ye shall not surely die” eat of the tree of life, (salvation) live and still not accepts the relationship between a father and a son of which he will ultimately need to submit. He is beholding another, not the son.

To have power as a created being in spite of the recognition of the relationship that requires submission, one has to destroy the relationship to get to the power; power which in essence is bound in its core in the self-existence of God. A power that no other being possesses by himself of which the Son received from the Father and is the law he possesses in the relationship He holds with the Father. Relationship derives its name from who they are.

With this power also comes the worship Satan has long wanted.

Relationship as many know it today comes from the same lie, “you shall not surely die.” It is to coexist and bear a similitude of mutual respect for one another; a relationship of no relationship. But the relationship of the Father and Son gives us our very moral principle of love for one another in which due honor and respect is given; it is a relationship of life and life to all creation, the law of life.

In this world the strongest rule: no father required; the curse have been passed on and each succeeding generation gets worse till it gets to the point that fathers are literally becoming extinct. This is Satan’s kingdom, a kingdom with no fathers, no recognition of fathers, no recognition of headship and regard for authority, no honor, no law and ultimately no life. To remove Our Father, and make Him only God is to remove law and it is to seek to touch Life provokingly at its core (power). To have life but not the relationship, simple stated is to have power, in other words “not to surely die”. But man will surely die for Gods nature and character is the law we obey and that law is required for life to flow. It is the law of life for all living, loving, honoring, adoration and worship. But there is a power we are to receive, a power that enables us to truly live. When the Lord speaks of this Power, “ye shall receive power” Act 1:8, it proceeds from a restored relationship with Him, a receiving of His very spirit but Satan’s power is that of the world; men seeking fame and glory for themselves and independent of God.

Are we not robbing God? We don’t need to allude to it; we only have to subscribe to the mentality and to bypass the cry of our nature and the very image of the Father and Son given us. We can have one foot in Gods kingdom as it were, profess doctrines and allegiance to it, live close enough to pray the Father but in life and true worship deny the Father and in our heart of hearts not receive the blessing for we know not the Father.

There is a Father who seeks to bring His children back into His fold and bless them. Give them a true sense of belonging, life, purpose and will. He sent His Son to restore us unto Himself, redeem us back from our fallen state, restore His image into us through the recognition of Him, a literal waking up to the Sons love and honor, His example for us of which His own spirit, gives us power to do and to will His good pleasure Heb 13:21 and give hope to the hopeless. By the Spirit of the Son in us we can cry Father once more Gal 4:6. Through His Son, we can know true relationship. But will we rob Him of the honor due Him when we subscribe to Satan’s theology and forsake the ways of our Heavenly Father?

There are two kingdoms that vie for the souls of men, one has a true Father “Our Father” who in His rightful place blesses because He is a real Father and the other, a pretender holding only a usurped position and who can give no life, only a confused image and understanding and ultimately a curse.

Law in itself could not save us. We needed the spirit of Christ the Son of God to receive of the life. The law of life cannot be plugged into independent of Him. It is the Son who gives us His Spirit so we can partake in this life, for it is received through Him in the channel of blessing.

I long to see true fathers in my city “That thy Kingdom come” Mat 6:10, the true kingdom, in my country and on the earth.

Father thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Rom 8:1-22 KJV There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (3) For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (4) That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (5) For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Please do read the whole of these verses Rom 8:1-22 to further reveal what the first coming of the Son of God really meant to man.