Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This morning we will ponder our lives as we seek to understand what it means to do the Father’s will on Earth.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Doing the Father’s Will on Earth
Jesus said, ". . . I came down from heaven not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” John, Chapter 6, Verse 38
Good morning brothers and sisters, in today’s broadcast we see how the Father broke out of eternity and revealed himself in time and space, especially on planet Earth. In eternity, the will of the Father suffers no delays nor handicaps because there are no time delays nor space handicaps. In eternity the Father's will is. But out in time and space, it is a different story, as we observe how things progressively change. We have to reckon with the delays of time and handicaps of space.
Some two thousand years ago, the Father through His Son, left eternity, and entered time and space in the form of helpless babe. This babe grew up as all children grow up, and began revealing the Father to us. Though we will never know how such a thing was done, we can rejoice that the Father has the know how to bring such things about. We can all be thankful that the Father became one of us through His Son, Jesus, and lived the very life that you and live, from beginning to end. He was in every way human, and yet at the same time remained God. Such a mystery is the mystery of mysteries.
When he has mastered the human self, he regained consciousness of who he was before the foundation of the world was laid, and in this combination of the Son of man and the Son of God, he came revealing the spiritual nature and character of the Father. He reveals that the Father was love, and that the Father loved us with an infinite affection, and that if we believed in him, we could not only know the heavenly Father, but would one day see him in person. He taught us to love one another, and that by doing so we would experience the heavenly life while still living on earth. What he meant was that even though we still have to live the human life, we could enjoy the spiritual values and meanings of the heavenly life. We could live a life predicated upon love and truth.
He taught us that he was the way, the truth, and the life. He perfectly demonstrated the Father’s will to mankind. He went about doing good. He was the goodness of God. He demonstrated to us how to overcome evil with goodness. Goodness is the essence of God. Evil exists in time but not in eternity. It exists in time and space, because being imperfect we can choose evil. We can make decisions that are not consistent with the Father’s will. Evil can exist in an immature and imperfect individual because the very concept of imperfection implies some condition other than perfect. In general, immature will creature lack faith in the power of goodness because when they view their own experiences, they perceive evil which they think they have gotten away with. They logically think that if they have gotten away with it, then someone else will get away with it also. They fail to discern the factors of goodness which are operating in their own life concerning their misdeeds.
They fail to recognize love-that quality of desire that desires to do good to others regardless of what they may have done. They can not perceive patience-that quality that is associated with time that allows evildoers to mature, and to recognize the error of their ways. They are blind to mercy-that quality of compensation shown to imperfect and immature creatures as an incentive to repent. And finally they are oblivious to forgiveness-that quality of the final phase of goodness that obliterates the evil from their souls.
Behold, the Father has said "though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." As the evildoer repents of all known evil and sin, as he passes through each stage of goodness, beginning with love, continuing through patience, and mercy, and culminating in forgiveness, he achieves unshakable faith in the power of goodness. Such a one will resist all temptation to use evil as a solution to moral problems, that is he will resist all temptation to hate, to be impatience, to extract revenge, and to be filled with the soul destroying force of unforgiveness.
Jesus bore witness to the Truth. He was the personification of Truth. Truth is the absolute spiritual reality of the Son. Truth is the relationship that exists between us and the heavenly Father through His Son, Jesus. It is the bond that holds us together. It is the spiritual glue. And now that he has revealed the Father to us, and ascended on high, he has left his Spirit of Truth behind to continue the revelation of truth to us. The more truth we know, the more truth we become. We are the sons and daughters of the heavenly Father and we can experience this relationship daily by submitting our will to the Father’s will. By entering the Kingdom of Heaven, we are empowered by the Spirit of Truth to discern truth, and to live it.
This concludes today's message on understanding what it means to do the Father’s will on Earth. We hope you find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day.
Until next time, this is Dr. James Perry.