1 Peter 3.18 For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. Amplified Version
One of the most forgotten redemption truths of Scripture is that Jesus Christ was sent by The Father to be the perfect sacrifice for our sin. In order we might be brought to The Father, through faith in Him. Among other things, Jesus Christ came to bring us unto God. The Son of God came to obtain redemption and in doing so, restore fallen man’s fellowship with The Father. Do you remember what Jesus told the disciples in the upper room, prior to His arrest and passion? Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
I realize that there is a depth of revelation knowledge regarding our relationship with God, Father, Son and Spirit. But in some “circles” of bible believers, you hear almost nothing about The Father. For through Jesus, we both (Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit unto the Father. My intention this morning is not to “split theological hairs”, but to remind us of the fact that through Jesus Christ, we have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but we have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Abba Father. The very same words that Jesus used when He cried in His prayer in Gethsemane. And he said, Abba, Father, all things [are] possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. As Son of Man, Jesus referred to His Father on many occasions. His Father is Our Father, Who art in heaven.
In speaking of the glories of Christ and His perfect sacrifice for sin, we are told that the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God. Again, through Christ, we draw near to The Father. May our fellowship with The Father get richer and more meaningful in the days to come. We have a loving, gracious, kind and compassionate Father, Who sent His very Son to die for our sin, and Who has bestowed upon us The Holy Spirit. It is this truth that inspired Paul to write, for this cause, I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Worship Him beloved, worship Him Whom one day, we will see face to face.