Family & Covenant #6: Our Relationship to Our Heavenly Father Part 2

As members of the royal priesthood, we continue in repentance and replacement in the area of culture of the Family in our Nation. This week’s topic is based on Scriptures relating to our Heavenly Father. As members of the royal priesthood, perhaps some of these repentance verses may not be items that we identify with in our personal lives. Please remember that even though we may not have a memory of doing these, at some point in our generations there have been ancestors that have participated in these sins. Not only are we repenting on behalf of ourselves and our generations, but also on behalf of us as a Nation. So, even if there are items that do not seem like one we have participated in, please include yourself in the prayer as well as praying for our generations and our Nation. We want to make sure that we are clean on things before we can pray about them on behalf of our generations and our Nation.

As a member of the royal priesthood, please repent of not being in right relationship with our Heavenly Father on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for (items in regular font)…

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace (items in italicized font)… 

1. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21 (NKJV)

  • Wanting to enter the Kingdom of Heaven by saying, “Lord, Lord” and not obeying the Lord (Matt 7:21)
    • Obeying and doing the will of our Heavenly Father in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 7:21)

2. “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 (NKJV)

  • Not confessing Jesus as Lord before men breaks down our relationship with Jesus and the Father (Matt 10:32)
  • Denying Jesus as Lord before men; therefore, being denied by Jesus before the Father (Matt 10:33)
    • Confessing Jesus as Lord before men so Jesus will confess us before the Father (Matt 10:32)

3. “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Matthew 12:50 (NKJV)

  • Not doing with will of our Heavenly Father breaks down our family relationship with the Father and the Son (Matt 12:50)
    • Doing the will of our Heavenly Father and being in right relationship with the Father and Son (Matt 12:50)

4. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)

  • Not making disciples of all the nations (Matt 28:19)
  • Not baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19)
  • Not teaching them to observe all things the Lord has commanded (Matt 28:20)
    • Making disciples of all the nations (Matt 28:19)
    • Baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19)
    • Teaching them to observe all things the Lord has commanded (Matt 28:20)

5. “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 (NKJV)

  • Having fear (Luke 12:32)
  • Not believing it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 12:32)
    • Having the perfect love of the Father that casts out fear (1 John 4:18)
    • Believing and living from the reality that it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom of Heaven

6. “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” Luke 6:38 (NKJV)

  • Not being merciful (Luke 6:38)
  • Not representing our Father when being judgmental (Micah 6:8; Luke 6:38)
    • Being merciful like our Heavenly Father (Luke 6;38)
    • Doing good by loving mercy (Micah 6:8)

7. Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. John 5:19 (NKJV)

  • Doing what we think we ought to do without seeing what the Father is doing (John 5:19)
    • Following the example of Jesus and only doing what we see the Father doing (John 5:19)

8. And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.” John 6:65 (NKJV)

  • Thinking that we come to the Lord of our own volition (John 6:65)
    • Knowing and accepting that it is granted to us by our Father to approach the Messiah (John 6:65)

9. Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.” John 8:42 (NKJV)

  • Claiming to love the Father but not loving Jesus (John 8:42)
    • Loving the Father and loving His Son (John 8:42)

10. “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” John 12:26 (NKJV)

  • Not serving nor following Jesus; thereby not being honored by the Father (John 12:26)
    • Serving and following Jesus so that we can be honored by the Father (John 12:26)

11. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (NKJV)

  • Not believing and living from the reality that Jesus is the way (John 14:6)
  • Not believing and living from the reality that Jesus is the truth (John 14:6)
  • Not believing and living from the reality that Jesus is the life (John 14:6)
    • Believing and living from the reality that Jesus is the way (John 14:6)
    • Believing and living from the reality that Jesus is the truth (John 14:6)
    • Believing and living from the reality that Jesus is the life (John 14:6)

12. “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.” John 14:11 (NKJV)

  • Not believing the Jesus is in the Father and that the Father is in Jesus (John 14:11)
  • Not believing Jesus based on the sake of the works He performed (John 14:11)
    • Believing Jesus is in the Father and that the Father is in Jesus (John 14:11)
    • Believing Jesus based on the sake of the works He performed (John 14:11)

13. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” John 14:12 (NKJV)

  • Not believing in Jesus (John 14:12)
  • Not believing that we can do the works Jesus performed (John 14:12)
  • Not doing the works Jesus performed (John 14:12)
  • Not believing we can do greater works than Jesus since He has gone to the Father (John 14:12)
  • Not doing greater works than Jesus did now that He has gone to the Father (John 14:12)
    • Believing in Jesus (John 14:12)
    • Believing we can do the works Jesus performed (John 14:12)
    • Doing the works Jesus performed (John 14:12)
    • Believing we can do greater works than Jesus did since He has gone to the Father (John 14:12)
    • Doing greater works than Jesus did now that He has gone to the Father (John 14:12)

 This is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of “Covenant & Family.” The remainder of this chapter and the complete book, “Covenant & Family,” is available for purchase here.

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs