The Lord has been revealing to me just how important our “origin” is. Those who carry the Holy Spirit within and have a personal relationship with Christ are known as “Born-again” believers. This born-again experience gives you a new origin and therefore “adopts” you into a new bloodline.
So who’s your daddy?
I think we pass up huge revelation when we deem a certain moment in scripture as “familiar” and don’t mediate on it. One of the best tips I ever received concerning reading the bible was from my friend Brian Simmons ( stairway ministries.org – The Passion Translation ). Brian said, concerning reading the word of God, we need to simply “slow down.” Consider the truth of this verse:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
( Ephesians 2:10 ESV )
This is a verse many of you reading this have heard plenty of times. I want to point out that our familiarity with something does not necessarily equate understanding of it. Just because you know something, doesn’t mean you fully understand everything about the concepts and premise and context etc…
This verse tells me where every new covenant believer originates. It says you where created in Christ… Your origin is in HIM! We have a new origin when we come into the kingdom. Our bloodline changes and we have the DNA of Jesus Christ himself because that is who we where created in.
Isaiah 9 calls Jesus the “Everlasting Father” because he is where every Holy Spirit filled believer comes from. He is the one true source of eternal life and in Him all things hold together.
Who’s your daddy?
The point I am laboring towards is this: we have a new starting point in Jesus. Your past no longer exists. Your family history no longer dictates your future. You have a new beginning and origin and it is in Him whom there is no variation or “shifting of shadows” ( James 1:17 )
You are in fact the “good and perfect gift” that came from the “Father of lights” and therefore you need not be bound by your family line or past mistakes. You can walk in the ways of your Father, Jesus Christ. He who is perfect has called you to be perfect. How does that happen? We simply “be” in Him who is perfect. We don’t “do” anything except “be”.
So if you find yourself excusing behavior that you know is inappropriate due to that fact that it is “how you where raised” or one of those “my family is just this way” I want to challenge you to look unto Jesus who si the author and finisher of our Faith. He is the one you should be acting like, not your earthly parents or siblings This is not impossible, it’s actually a believer’s reality taught by John.
“Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.”
( 1 John 2:6 NLT )
So who’s your daddy? And do you look anything like Him? Whatever doesn’t look like him is actually not your current reality, but a phantom thought process that needs to be renewed according to the new creation that you are. So disown your earthly habits and tendencies and walk in the ways of Jesus.
He who started a work in you is faithful to complete it. You can be everything He has called you. Let His love be your ultimate motivation and cure. He adores you and will never call you anything less than His Beloved!
So be loved by Him today. He is your Daddy.
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”
( 1 Peter 1:23 NIV )