Scripture of the day


WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF UNDERSTANDING MY HEAVENLY FATHER
All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal him.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:27‬ ‭CSB‬‬
Christ’s main reason of coming here on earth is to show/reveal to us who the Father is, teach us how to Communion with the Father and live under His instructions and direction.
In Christ we see, we experience who God is, what He is to us and what He expects of us.
Even if you don’t understand the Father now, He understands you, No one knows the Son except the Father - nothing is secret about you, if you don’t know the Father, He knows you as your creator but when you know Him as a Father the relationship is sweet. Jesus never said God referring to His father. 
Reciprocal relationship.Revealed relationship - strong relationship based on friendship rather than just benefits 
The language has to change if we are to see the fatherhood of the Almighty in our lives..
Hear the conversation Jesus had with Philip in John 14:8-10
Philip says that knowing the Father is sufficient enough, satisfaction. 
I always watch some programmes on adopted children or family who will be seeking to know their real dad/mum and it’s fulfilling when you see them meeting each other.
Jesus Christ’s answer is the best, “he that has seen me has seen the Father” 
Brethren 2019 years ago, God the Father was walking here on, He touched what you touch, He saw what you see, He smells what you smell, He heard what you hear and tasted what taste.
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:14-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬
We are adopted through the death of Christ Jesus by faith. We are no longer slaves to fear. Are adopted, another verse says we are grafted
“But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
We are assured of this..
God can only extend His fatherhood to us by being in Christ by faith.
The fatherhood can only be extended to us when we are willingly to take on our identity in Christ Jesus. 
Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, no one come to theFather but by me - John 14:6. 
When we are in Christ Jesus, our spirit witnesses with the Spirit of the Father and we are able to call Him ABBA Father.
The Way, one not ways, we are privileged to have The Way. There is no other way to communicate with God the Father than Christ, so the one to be exalted in our lives should be God and no other.
Jesus in John 8:44, said to the Jews that they are of the Father devil... which means there are many fathers.. I don’t want to go there but please don’t call me Father, papa this papa that...
In John 20:17, Christ specifically spoke that we have a Father where He was going. His sanctuary/dwelling is in Heaven but, He is an omnipresent God - He is everywhere. While we say our Father who art in Heaven but real, He is in you..He is here as He said where 2 or 3 gather I am there in their midst.. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

What should we expect in 2019 from The Father? Matthew 7:7-11
1. A Father who hears our requests
God said to Moses; 
“And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3:7-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬
There are some truth that will come out of this year, you have never picked out of the bible. Scriptures will become alive in your sight. God Himself will reveal Himself to you. You shall hear God audibly with no doubt this year. Your ears will hear, your eyes will see, be expectant as you shall walk under open heaven...
As long as you understand that you have a Father, you are guaranteed that your requests are met. 2019 is a year of answered prayers.. 1 John 5:14-15, 
“You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
So God answers prayer not for your sake but for His name to be glorified 
“At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.”
‭‭John‬ ‭16:23-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬
2. A Father who meet our needs: 
If your earthly father was able to meet your needs until now, then your Heavenly Father has been on your side always. Our Heavenly Father has been providing for our parents, This God we are talking about is the one who meet the needs; 
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

3. A Father who provide good gifts
If we evil fathers no how to give good gifts to our children what about the Holy and perfect Father, take heart we are safe. Abraham was willingly to kill for this God, but because He is good father he provided a good gift but the perfect gift was Christ Jesus. James said; 
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Good and perfect gifts are not from the pastor or prophet, they come from the father. 
Gifts makes room for you at the top, 
“A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬
I don’t know about you but as for me by end of this year my position will be among the great men. I have no doubt the the gift provide to by God when put in use will create room of second in command of Israel.

4. A Father who disciplines: 
Don’t expect only the above without be reprimanded. As a father if I don’t discipline my children, when they do all sorts of things I shouldn’t complain or cry to God.
People of God our children will need discipline no matter where you go. The law of the land must be respected but children must be disciplined, 
“Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:24‬
“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:15, 17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:10-11‬ ‭

“Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Self control is the fruit of the Holy Spirit 
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Enjoy the Year of Understanding our Heavenly Father
THIS YEAR IS A YEAR OF IDENTITY SEARCHING AND WE HAVE SEEN GOD DOING IT IN OUR MIDST AND THE MINISTRY AS A WHOLE. IF YOU ARE IN READING JOIN A HEALTHY GROWING CHURCH AND WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL FIND YOUR REAL YOU IN CHRIST JESUS