Do you remember, while growing up as a child, hearing your father say these words: “I love you”? I ask this question everywhere I go around the world. The answer to this question, most of the time, is no.
This is not just happening in America. One time when I was ministering, a young girl from Mozambique came up to me and said, “I’ve been a Christian for a long time, and you are the first person that came up to me and looked me in the eye and said ‘I love you.’”
Do you think it’s important that we tell each other that we love one another?
When a person does not know their earthly father’s love, it opens the doors to the voices of hell. Many diseases, including all autoimmune diseases, come out of the rejection from a father. It’s not just blatant rejection; it can be emotional abuse, verbal abuse, ‘the silent treatment’, physical abuse, legalism in the form of religion, performance, and perfectionism, or something as simple as not paying attention to you as a child or being told habitually, “I’m too busy right now.” It creates anxiety disorders, depression, and releases the autoimmune system to attack and destroy the body.
Maybe you are suffering from diseases because you have never been healed from rejection by your father. You may not know what it is like to be accepted and loved by a father. Then you wonder why God the Father seems so far away. You may like Jesus; you may think of Him as you friend, but Jesus came to show you the Father.
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. – Luke 10:22
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. – John 16:25
We are tempted to not trust God the Father. That is the enemy’s plan to separate you from Him. We don’t trust our fathers; we don’t trust anyone. We have so much fear we don’t think we can trust anyone. We go to big churches or crowds and hide because we don’t have to deal with people. We don’t realize we have a fear of rejection and fear of failure, and we live it out as a way that is normal to us. It’s time to recognize the things that are in us and confess them so we can be free of them. It’s time to take a look at our relationship with Father God. Do you trust Him? Do you talk to Him?
I began a ministry in the early 1980s. I realized prayer was not working. I wanted to know why. God says you have not because you ask not. He also says you pray amiss.
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. – Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. – James 4:2-3
How are we going to pray effectively if we don’t have a progressively growing relationship with the Father? How will we know that His will is so we can pray and receive? Give the Father in heaven all the places of your heart so He may reform and recover you back to Himself. Tweet this!