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 the meaning of the Father
living in us.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Father in Us
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you." "Jesus
answered and said unto him, if a man live in me, he will keep my words: and my Father will
love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him." "At that day ye shall
know that I am in my Father, and ye are in me, and I in you." John, Chapters 13 and 14,
Verses 20, 23 and 34.
The Father is present in his Son, Jesus, and if we keep the commandment of Jesus to love one
another as He loves us, then we are present in Jesus and he is present in us. Jesus only does that
which he sees the Father do; therefore, whenever the Father expresses Himself he does so through
Jesus, and Jesus seeks to express himself through us spiritually. The Spirit of the Father and the Son,
the Spirit of truth are both in us.
Only the Son, the Word of God, can perfectly express the thought of the Father. And through Jesus,
the Spirit of Truth, that word of the Father can be perfectly expressed through us if that is our whole
hearted choice. And this spiritual word of the Father are the fruits of the spirit. These fruits flow
from the Father through the Son in the Spirit. We can therefore look to Jesus, for he is the way, the
truth and the life. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. And Jesus requires that we produce
much fruit as the price of having the Father and him living in us. Therefore when the Father and
Jesus are living in us, we will produce much spiritual fruit.
When we choose to submit our will to the Father's will, we open the channel for the fruits of the
spirit to flow through us. When we react to our brothers and sisters with love, the Spirit of the Father
flows through the Son to us. If we refuse to react to our brothers and sisters with love, than we block
the expression of the Father.
When we react to our brothers and sisters with patience, we allow the Father to manifest himself
through His Son to us and to our brothers and sisters. When we do this, we experience that aspect
of the Father's character. When we react to our brothers and sisters with mercy, we receive mercy
and experience that aspect of the Father's loving nature. When we react to our brothers and sisters
with forgiveness, we experience that aspect of the Father's character and receive forgiveness---that
forgiveness that makes our souls pure. And as we continue with these Fatherly reactions, these
unselfish reactions to our brothers and sisters, we become filled with the goodness of the Father and
recognize that it is the Father that dwells within us doing the work.
This concludes today's message on understanding the meaning of the Father living in us. 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.