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Written on June 21st, 2005 - 4:34AM
Last Updated: June 21st, 2005 - 4:36AM

The Lord's first portion of praying, as taught to His disciples, was for them to realize that their Father is also the Father of every other creature (Luke 11:2). We are blessed by grace to be able to draw near to Him without sin separating us. Therefore, if He is the Father of all, remember the rest of His children, knowing that you are not alone His child. Indeed, He is "Our Father."

For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (Romans 12:4, 5)

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. (1 Corinthians 12:13, 14)

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."} (Romans 8:28, 29)

In our earthly families we are always encouraged to get along with our siblings. This is a reflection of God's desire for us as members of His family. Just as we would not expect our earthly father to give us what we ask if we have just wronged our brother, so we shouldn't expect it from our Father in heaven. Our hearts will condemn us unless we are first reconciled to them.

"If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23, 24)

We who have believed in the Son of God have passed out of death into life; we have been transferred from the authority of Satan to the authority of Yahweh; we have Yahweh as our Father instead of the Devil. Therefore, we are all related through our union with Christ. As we become fellow-heirs of God with Him, we become fellow-heirs with each other. We have been born and adopted into a new family, with new brothers and sisters in the Spirit.

Christ's teaching on praying shows us that we might pray together, not just as individuals. We can join together to petition our Father and He will hear us not just as individual sons and daughters, but as His family!


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The Good Message

As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.

But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.

This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, Christ Jesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.

You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.

God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.

That Son, Jesus Christ, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.

His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.

The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.

So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.

Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!

 
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