A Man Needs a Father

A Man Needs a Father

Sometimes you never know where you are going to learn an important truth… This truth that I’m sharing with you today was actually shared with me by one of my Spiritual Son’s; Nathan J. Culver. He pointed it out to me and I realized that I had given these things to him because I had received them from a Father… I pray you are touched as much as I was by this profound truth.

The Father spoke from heaven and gave Jesus 3 things

Identity

He gave this to Jesus when He said: “This is my beloved Son

Validation

He gave this to Jesus when He said: “In whom I am well pleased”

Authority

He gave this to Jesus when He said: “Hear ye him”

 

Every man needs 3 things and we can see them at the Transfiguration of Jesus

Matthew 17:1 – 5 (KJV) 1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

The Father spoke from heaven and gave Jesus 3 things

Identity

He gave this to Jesus when He said: “This is my beloved Son

Validation

He gave this to Jesus when He said: “In whom I am well pleased”

Authority

He gave this to Jesus when He said: “Hear ye him”

 

All men need a Father!

Every man needs a “Father” to Identify him as a “Son”

Every man needs a “Father” to Validate him

Every man needs a “Father” to transfer Authority to him

 

We all have “natural” fathers… but sadly most men have never had a father who gave him those three things that God the Father gave to Jesus…

If you, like so many others, have not had a father who gave you these three things then you are a candidate for a “Spiritual Father”…

You need someone who will build a relationship with you and give you a Godly Identity! Someone who will Validate you for who you are! And, someone who will transfer Authority to you!

The Apostle Paul said it this way when it comes to Spiritual Fathers…

1 Corinthians 4:15 (NKJV)
For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

 

It’s still true in the Church today… We have countless Pastors and Teachers but how many Fathers do you see? Not many…

 

But, be encouraged! There are Spiritual Fathers to be found! Pray… Ask the Lord to show you a Man of God you can relate to and find these three things that all men need. He will not leave you as an orphan… You will find someone to relate to and receive from.

Once I realized that I needed a Spiritual Father I looked far and wide… And then The Lord spoke to me about someone that I knew years earlier and said to me that he was to be my Spiritual Father. I reached out to him and, praise God, he already knew that we were to have this special kind of relationship and was waiting for me to reach out to him. He had waited for 7 years! You see, I wasn’t ready to receive those three things yet. I needed to know that I needed them and then the Lord worked on my behalf!

That man was Wade E. Taylor… he has gone home to be with The Lord but he lives in me through the things he gave me…

Identity, Validation and Authority

And, now that I’ve received them I am able to be a Father to others and impart to them just as my Spiritual Father imparted them to me.

Frank Dupree
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