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No man or women on earth can or does act toward His children as God does. We may call our physical fathers,our father,but Christ said not to. Thats because NONE have treated their children as Jah would have as we grew up. How Jah would like to treat us,is NOT reflected in how our physical fathers have done so. So even though they are our physical fathers,they have NOT treated us in a way,that God would love to. Look at Adam and how he treated his children.
Christ reflected how Jah the Father would want to treat us. So we have to let go of the idea,that how our physical parents treated us,must be a reflection of our worth in GODS EYES. Did they treat us as God would have? No! But look as Jesus. When children came to him,they felt comfortable in doing so. Even his own disciples tried to stop children coming to him,because they treated children,as they were treated as children. But Christ was not like even his own disciples in the treatment of children.
When He was being led to His death,a large crowd of women followed him. Luke 23:27 This is because no other man had treated them,as Jesus had. Would any other man allowed a women to weep on His feet as she had,in front of other people? Luke 7:36-50. What would have caused her to take such an action? She was shown great love by Christ.
If we have seen Christ,we have seen the Father. How Jesus treated people,is how The Father would have wanted to. We gauge our worth by how those 2 would love to treat us. John 14:9 "Jesus *said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?"
John loved Christ and would even lean upon Christ as a sign of his affection. Christ loved John also. That this affection was between them both was part of the reason for Jesus entrusting His mother,to John who He loved.
Who were the first ones he revealed Himself to after His resurrection? His disciples? No! To Women. Jesus was NOT bound by conventions of men,in regards to affection with men,His love of Women and how He treated them...and how He loved Children.
This is why "He who has seen Me has seen the Father" and why no man on earth has acted like Jah in the treatment of his children and we ought not call men our "father" in the sense that they are worthy of being called "Father" as Jah is.
In regards to "fathers" or parents,what is one key issue,is that how we were treated,has a great bearing on how we value ourselves...if we have worth in our eyes.
This is how it should have been. If our parent loved us unconditionally like Jah would have,we would have known we were lovable,even before we could reason on such matters. Why would someone love someone who is not lovable? So if we were loved,then when old enough we could have learnt why we WERE lovable.
A parents role is to teach a child what Gods wants them to know about themselves. If a parent does not know God in any way,will they love that Child as a gift from God?
But very few parents know their own worth coming fro Jah,so as to pass this onto their children. Neglect is as damaging as abuse in some respects. NOT being taught our value,is with holding a key part of knowing who we are. But since very few parents know Jah to an extent of knowing their value comes from being in Gods image,knowing our real worth coming from Jah is VERY unlikely to be known to most...because the parents simply dont know this fact.
This is why we cannot rely on how parents raised us as the only way to define ourselves. We have to look at how Christ treated people,to see who the Father wanted to love us.
Experiences of violence or neglect upon children,teach that child they have no value. If that person who committed those crimes KNEW the childs value,would they have done the terrible things? If the person who committed those crimes of hate against that child knew THEY themselves were lovable and had value,would they have done those terrible things? No! The abused becomes the abuser,because they dont know any different.
There isnt an easy answer to this topic. Many children have terrible childhoods...many have reasonable. But we cannot allow how we are treated BY OTHERS who dont know their own personal value,to determine OUR VALUE,including parents.
God is LOVE. How He has treated us,shows HE KNOWS OUR VALUE. He sent His Son,who gave so much,because He was taught by His “father” His true value. Jesus gave so much,because He knew He had been given so much...and had been given so much Himself and wanted to share that with us.
So WHY did Jah send His Son,who knew so much about our true value? By His actions,revealed Gods great love for us,because we ARE valued by Him because we have great value!
Would Jesus have LOVED those people back then so much,if they didnt have an intrinsic value that prompted Him to LOVE them?
There are important issues being settled which require God to not be involved in human affairs. But when God sent His Son,what Jesus did while on earth,shows us just how much He does LOVE us...and HOW HE REALLY WANTS TO DEMONSTRATE HOW MUCH THEY LOVE US! How Christ loved people,is how God wanted to LOVE them!
Jah and Christ treated people back then according to the inner value,which He knows still exists within us.
Look at how people responded to Christ's treatment of them! ADULTS were starved of LOVE...and even though only 30YO,knew how He treated them,was from God.
In Jesus life,we have a small window into how God wants to Love us BECAUSE He sees our inner value. This is what had to be ransomed and saved!
HOW you give a gift often reflects the intention and motive for the gift. Christ came to ransom mankind,but the way the gift was given through so much love before Christ died,shows WHY that gift was given. So God could once again love mankind the way he originally intended...BECAUSE we have an inner value He wants to LOVE. John 3:16,Romans 5:8,Titus 3:4,1John 4:9,10.
We have no Father but one? Yes,no-one wants to love us like Jah does...no-one gave up so much like Jah did,so he could love us once again! And the Son gave up everything so that BOTH of them could bring us back into their family.
Jah is neither male nor female. Yet grammatically,He is referred to as Father. "father" in Greek can also mean "Parent",which is a non gender term.. This may help those abused by men/fathers,to see Jah differently as a “Father”.
His great LOVE and Him loving us,has nothing to do with gender...or what kind of Body He lives in. He loves because of the abundance of spiritual qualities that HE is loyal to. So when Jah is referred to as Father”,its a term he allows to be used,so we can relate to Him in some way. But since He has no physical gender,He loves us because of who “He” is,not what “body” He has. Its the values He is loyal to,that He chooses to love us.
So when He loves us,it has nothing to do with His body or gender. “He” is not a Father” in the same sense as our physical fathers here on earth. When the scriptures refer to Him as “father” its not in the same sense as a physical father. He is our parent/originator who has NO gender...and has not acted in any way like any physical father has.
He loves us because he sees within us what is beautiful,which by a miracle,He put there. This moves Him to love us,which included a rescue mission via His Son to have us back within His reach,so He could love us once again . The scriptures explain why he did this,we are still in His image. This value which originates with Jah,is so precious it cannot be lost. Which is why both Jah and Christ sacrificed so much,so it could be restored in Paradise and bought to its former glory,which was lost in Eden.
Christ said to call no-one “father” but Jah. His reasons for giving humans life,are not the same reasons human men “pass on” life. Jah originated life,human men many times recklessly get women pregnant with no regard for the offspring,nor care what happens to them. Jahs creating life was a deliberate act for a specific reason. He loved His life because of what His qualities bought to it. Without Loves abundance in His life,there could be no harmony and joy. He wanted to share this with us! So they might know Love in so many ways,which can only happen if they are in Gods image.
I have highlighted in grey, some of your comments, because they are not in accord with scripture. Rather than remove the comment, which does contain some beneficial information, I have distinguished the beneficial from the false.
If you or other readers wish to see what scripture tells us, regarding God's gender, or who and why God loves, God loving "us once again", whether we are still in God's image as His children, and whether or not our value in God's eyes "cannot be lost", please consider the scriptures regarding those subjects...
**God is called "father" because gender is not only physical. The physical is a manifestation, patterned after the spiritual (Gen.1:26). God's unseen qualitites are demonstrated in the physical (Rom.1:20; Acts17:28; Prov.23:22 A). That includes His spiritual male gender. It also includes, the "femininity" of His covenants and the members who comprise them, as "female", due to the spiritual role, capacity, and disposition of their members (Gal.4:26; Rev.21:2,9).
**God does not "see within all of us, what is beautiful", but rather, He searches the earth throughout time, for such hearts.
(2Chron.16:9; Prov.21:2; Rom.3:10; Prov.16:5; Gen.6:12; Prov.19:3)
**God never stopped loving mankind, so that His love has to be renewed. Yet His blessing and salvation, is only toward those who seek reconcilliation with Him.
**We can have Satan as our father, because we no longer imitate God, are in His image, nor obey Him.
**We can certainly lose our value in God's eyes (Matt.25:30; Eze.22:18; Ps.119:118-119; 1:4)
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