Matthew 3:17, “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” What happens when the Father is well pleased with us? According to Matthew 3:16, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.” Can you imagine the heavens opening up for you to receive from God? Well, you can do more than imagine the heavens opening up to you. We know at least one way that the heavens will open up to us according to scripture. In Malachi 3:10, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” So we know that bringing the tithes will open up the heavens to us, but what about another way to have the heavens open up to us?
Jesus shows us another way to have the heavens opened up to us, and it is the functionality of all we do. Jesus made the Father well pleased with him. Are you willing to make the Father well pleased with you? When we are willing to make the Father well pleased, the Father will open the heavens up to us. Jesus was well pleasing to the Father before he ever did a miracle. What was it about Jesus that made him so well pleasing to the Father? If it was only because Jesus was his only begotten Son, that would mean that parental love was all that was at work here. If Jesus is well pleasing only for the reason that a good parent just loves his child, then you and I would be well pleasing to the Father also just because we are adopted children to a greater parent than any natural parent could be, right? No, there are many of us that have not been pleasing to the Father at times, let alone being well pleasing to the Father.
The Father is well pleased because the apple, Jesus, didn’t fall far from the tree. Matter of fact, Jesus is just like the Father, and the Father knows that for the first time since creation that he has a Son equipped to do his will: Colossians 2:9,” For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” The Father is well pleased because Jesus will do all that he ask of him. You and I was not given the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form, so it remains to be seen just how much we are “living for the pleasing of the Father.” We will need to show more than just the tithe for him to be well pleased with us. Since we have access to the fullness of the Godhead, we will have to be pleasing to the Father when it comes up next for us to show him. In the case of Jesus, the Father already knew what he had put in Jesus. The Father will open up the heavens to us as we go as long as we show it to be our will to please him. Jesus came down not to do his will, but to do the will of the Father. Let’s join in and please the Father as did Jesus, and let’s show the Father that it is also our will to step into the Godhead, and make him well pleased.
Father does Love to do the body good.