The Our Father Dimension
Our Father . . . The first emphasis in Jesus’ instruction was to start prayer from the “Our Father” position of a son to his father. This places priority on relationship rather than protocol and on heritage rather than hierarchy. Relationship assures us we can be confident of acceptance when we approach Him personally, face to face. Lack of relationship (1) leaves us unsure and at a distance, (2) a questionable guest in the throne room or (3) a needy outsider having to beg. Coming face to face is about knowing our Father well enough to see as He sees. If we don’t come face to face, we position ourselves on the peripheral where we are susceptible prey for misbeliefs about God. When men are too far away to really know Him as a son, they are more apt to lean to their own understanding and create images from their own imagination and experience, like the ancient Greeks did. The gods they created had so many human flaws that their supernatural powers over men were distorted to extremes by emotion and whim. If misbelief misrepresents God, it corrupts the potential and purpose of relationship and the motivation of the heart. Then there is no sonship and no “Our Father” entrance into the dimension of prayer Jesus taught.
(This is the third excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)
Kathy will be speaking at Kingdom Congress Mar.7-9, 2018 — NO FEE.
Marty and Kathy’s 11th Annual Congress * NO FEE
Kingdom Congress 2018
March 7-9, 2018
Worship, Prophetic Ministry, Impartation Service
Location: Grace International Church in Willis,TX www.graceic.org