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June 18, 2017

Following the Father

In John 5:19-24, Jesus talks about His relationship with the Father. In John 10:30, He says that He and the Father are one. Believers are encouraged to live like Christ throughout the New Testament. So, here’s the deal: Can you imagine what the Church would look like if we started living as if God is indeed our Father? “God is our Father,” you say. Our Father raises the dead, casts out demons, rules, reigns and judges with righteous judgement, and He is building a Kingdom and amazing a nation. Are we amazing the nation yet?

“So Jesus answered them, ‘I tell you the truth: the Son can do nothing on his own; he does only what he sees his Father doing. What the Father does, the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. He will show him even greater things to do than this, and you will all be amazed.’” (John 5:19-20; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Good news! You get to repent! Repent for your doubt and unbelief.

  2. Take a walk through the four Gospels (or just Mark, if your time is limited. Look at everything Jesus did that He said He saw the Father doing.

  3. Tell your heavenly Father that you want to do these things, also!

  4. Bless your earthly father today, if he is living. If he is unsaved, ask God to use you to introduce him to the Father. If he was a rascal, ask the Lord to help him repent and be saved.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I want to be like Jesus. He loves You. He trusts You. He partners with you to expand Your Kingdom. He lives in me and left me instructions in Your Word. I need to believe that You live in me and that I can do the works that Jesus did, which were everything He saw You doing. I want to raise the dead, cast out demons, save the lost, and heal the sick. I want to demonstrate Your power to a nation that needs Your righteousness and justice. Show me all the great things You want to partner with me to do. (If your father is living, add this next section.) On this Father’s Day, I bless my dad. I also pray that you would use me to help my dad come to know You as fully as possible. I forgive him for any way he hurt or abandoned me or acted in any unloving way. Thank You Jesus, for my earthly dad and my heavenly Father. Amen.

Today’s decree:

This Father’s Day, the sons of God will explode with revelation of what it means to do whatever the Father is doing!

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