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The Importance of Knowing the Father Through His Children

Do you want to truly know a father? Then, talk to his children!

If you genuinely wish to understand who a father is, all you have to do is engage in a conversation with his child. Observe how the child acts, and you will discover that their behavior reflects that of their father. Why is this the case? It's because the father invested time in teaching their child, in maintaining a relationship with them, and in guiding them towards their destiny.

Abraham had a specific plan for Isaac, a plan that mirrored God's will for him.

When God adopts us as His children, He outlines a unique plan for each of us. He is our Heavenly Father, and His aim is to train us, teach us, and align us with His divine purpose. Ultimately, obedience is the key to fulfilling God's will. Obedience aligns with authority, and the language of love from our Heavenly Father is precisely obedience. The child follows the father's instructions until the time comes when the child must make their own decisions.

In the earthly realm, authority is measured in terms of rank and power. But in the Kingdom of Heaven, with greater authority comes greater responsibility and greater service. Each child of God is destined to represent many more people as children of the Most High, following the example of Abraham, who became the father of multitudes, and those multitudes, in turn, became children of God.

The child has the choice to obey the path marked by their Father or to deviate and disobey, often resulting in consequences and delays in the divine plan.

As mentioned earlier, a father plays a crucial role in shaping, training, and preparing their child, all with the purpose of carrying out God's plan. Anyone can have children, but only a few take the responsibility of guiding them to reach their fullest potential, God's purpose.

It's essential to distinguish between a child and a bastard. The Lord corrects the child because He loves them. The child has been prepared throughout their life, guided, instructed, and molded by their Father. In contrast, the bastard stumbles repeatedly, learning through the pain of their mistakes. The child inherits a platform established by their parents if they have been properly raised. In contrast, the bastard or orphan lacks this generational advantage and does not carry the legacy of a father.

"But God said to Abraham, 'Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.'" (Genesis 21:12 NTV)

This verse speaks of the separation of Ishmael from Abraham, but God reminds Abraham that Isaac is the child through whom the promise will be fulfilled. He is the designated heir to continue his legacy. God instructs Abraham to guide Isaac along the divine path.

What God had deposited in Abraham could not die with him; it was Abraham's responsibility to be the foundation upon which Isaac would build his future. Isaac became the living image of his father in every way.

Written by Victor Preza, based on the sermon of October 14, 2023.

This article underscores the importance of getting to know a father through his relationship with his children and how our Heavenly Father guides us toward His purpose through obedience and training. It also highlights the distinction between a well-prepared child and a bastard who lacks paternal guidance. The story of Abraham and Isaac exemplifies the vital role a father plays in shaping his children and continuing his legacy.

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