Developing a Relationship With the Father

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A Nugget from New Life Network

(excerpts from Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day (January 15, 2018)

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. (Hebrews 6:18, NLT)

We need to develop a relationship with God. We must have regular prayer, Bible study, and conversations with Him so that we will not just know about Him, but we will know Him and can say the same things that He says.

Anytime we have a poor confession, or anytime we say something that is contrary to the Word of God, what we are really doing is calling God a liar. Anytime that we say, “I don’t think it’s God’s will that I be healed,” or “I don’t think it’s God’s will that I be prosperous,” we are calling God a liar.

If God says something and we say something that is different, one of us is not telling the truth. Do you understand that? If we say something and God says something and they don’t line up, one of us is telling the truth and one is telling a lie. Who do you think is lying? Either God tells the truth and we say what God says and we are truth tellers too; or God tells the truth and we don’t agree with Him and we are liars. Those are the only two options.

It is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2). God does not change (Hebrews 13:8). If He says He’s the Lord our God who heals us, then He is the source of our healing (Exodus 15:26). If He says He takes pleasure in the prosperity of the saints, then He wants us to be prosperous (Psalms 35:27; 3 John 2). If He says to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33) and He’ll supply all our needs (Philippians 4:19), then He will supply all our needs if we seek Him and His righteousness first. Anything else is a lie. We must make our confession align with His confession.

If our words align with God’s Word, then we unlock revelation knowledge and receive our request (1 John 5:14,15).We must expect the same results in our lives that Christians had in the book of Acts. They were doing something that a lot of people aren’t doing today. They repented. Repentance involves renunciation of evil and a reversal. You’ve got to renounce the things of evil and turn around 180 degrees and start moving the other direction.

There must be submission in our life. We must be submissive to God and have a teachable spirit. Christians must be teachable! We will receive revelation knowledge of the Word of God if we have a teachable spirit and a submissive heart.

God wants to have a relationship with us. For our relationship with Him to grow, we must not call Him a liar. We must be like Jesus and only say and do what the Father speaks (John 8:28). Remember, faith is hearing God’s Word, believing God’s Word, speaking God’s Word, and doing God’s Word. “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him” (John 14:21).

 

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