We can not ever in this life time be expected to know Father in the way that Jesus knows Father. There is so much history between them from the beginning before the world was, up until now where he sits at the right hand of the Father: Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus knows the Father so well, that he could not help his fervent desire to return back to the glory that he had with him before the world was: John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” What can we do with the Father to have a relationship even close to what Jesus has built with the Father since before the world was? Let me answer that one for you, NOTHING. Father has done everything over time to give man a chance to improve upon his relationship status with Him; and man has continued from Adam up until now to continue to leave Father on the table. There is so much that Father has desired to give us from the beginning, and we continue to just leave Father on the table. It really would have been nice to keep that garden of Eden concept going where the Father provided all things naturally, and all we had to do was keep it, and dress it as needed. I can just imagine how nice, and much better on the body that would have been as I pretended to reminisce of what could have been in my plot of garden: having five and a half days of leisure, a half day each week to dress and keep a self contained garden, along with a full day of just rest. We sure did leave a lot on the table when it comes to the sweaty alternative given to us until we die: Genesis 3:19, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” If we only figure in that first major set back for mankind, the amount for that alone would make the amount left on the table by man, make compound interest seem like a curse to all. And that is just one of numerous, uncountable things of Father in which we have left on the table. And we are still in this present time leaving Father on the table today in greater amounts than ever with it being so many many more of us doing the leaving. Stop Leaving Father On The Table.
Let’s come forward from the beginning, up until the love act by the Father, that gave us our new beginning: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Ok, after this act, we can freely eat of the tree of life, and look forward to eternal life in heaven. However, we still have to live on the earth just a tad longer, and we will still need to be pulling in benefits from our spiritual plan. Then the question, even after our new beginning, seems to still be the same. Why are we still leaving so much of Father on the table, when there are still so many needing to pull from our spiritual plan? When we last checked in with mankind before we were given our new beginning by Jesus’ death on the cross, we were still leaving so much of what the Father has for us on the table. So let’s check in with mankind again, just as the new beginning was at hand to see if any progress was being made. We have some of the early partakers of this new beginning at hand, who just became members of this body, and new interns to the newly created position of Apostle. Let’s listen in on one of the meetings being given by the Head of the Body, and see if any progress is being made toward not leaving so many benefits of the Father on the table. And remember, the best sign of progress is to build a strong relationship over time with the Father. Ok, we can now listen in for a moment: John 14:6-9, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” Wow, it seems as though from listening in to their conversation, even with Jesus here in the flesh, they are still not realizing the Father; and therefore, the beat of leaving the Father on the table goes on.
What about us with the kingdom of Heaven not just being at hand anymore, but is now being present; and Jesus is no longer here with man in bodily form? To what degree do we know the Father now, so that we can stop leaving so much of Father on the table? The teachings of Jesus to the new apostles were quite clear in the above verse: John 14:7, “If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” The first thing that we know is that the Apostles at this stage with Jesus still amongst them, are mistaken Jesus to mean that they should know the Father in the form in which he himself is known to them. And we know this to be false not because we have hindsight now, but because Jesus knew that the majority of his followers had yet to be born. Jesus would not have left a teaching to the majority of his followers yet to be born for centuries, with them needing to see him in bodily form first before they could see his spirit Father. The Apostles, led by Phillip, have done to the Word of God, the one thing that you want to never do; and that is to get it twisted. Jesus would tell them as stated above in John 14:7, “If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.” However, the Apostles keep replacing knowing Jesus, and also knowing the Father, with seeing Jesus in bodily form, and also seeing the Father in bodily form. This is why they left so much of the Father unrealized early on. When you get the Word twisted, you will have a major set back if Godly counsel is not there to fix it. Thank God that Jesus was still here with the Apostles to fix it as He did in John 14:7:and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Jesus just goes ahead and kills any more looking outside the box for the Father by the Apostles: hey listen up to get this now or later, but from here on out you now know the Father, and you have now seen the Father period. Eve also got in big trouble in the garden by twisting the Word, and ended up leaving much of God on the table: Genesis 3:3, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” God didn’t say that at all. Here is what God said: Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” When Eve added to the Word, or twisted the Word, with neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. It was already check mate for the serpent. Now all that the serpent needed was for Eve or Adam to just touch the fruit, and just hold it for a minute, a day, a week or whatever. And soon as one of them realizes that they did not surely die, then the serpent will just come off his nap time, and enjoy a big bowl of fruit with both of then from that tree. God never said they would die for touching the fruit on the tree. Plus touching the tree was probably required to properly dress it and keep it? So the Word in which Eve had twisted, gave her the faith to eat from the tree since she had touched it and continued to live. Pleas don’t twist or change the Word of God, you may find faith for that in which God never said, and leave him on the table.
The thing that Jesus wanted the Apostles to know, as well as for us to know, in order to Stop Leaving Father On The Table, is to know the Word correctly, inside and out. When Jesus would say if you know me then you know the Father, it was not the body form in which He was speaking of. If we know the Word (Jesus), then we know the Will (Father), for they are one in the same. And he that hath seen me (Jesus), hath seen the Father, for the Word made flesh, is the Will made manifest. So the flesh, or the natural manifest is God we see henceforth. In order for us to not leave the Father on the table, we must know the Word and let it run. And we must let it run, then run with it to see, and to dress what it will become. If we stop running with the Word, we will stop the Word and the Will from becoming manifest. And when we stop the Word from running, we then stop the Will from becoming; and then we leave Father on the table because we did not manifest Him. This is why Jesus says if you “had” known me, then you “should have” known the Father. This is about order and processing: the Word would “had” been known thoroughly, before the Will is manifest. This is also why Jesus says you should “have” known the Father as He is manifest, if you had already known me (the Word) thoroughly. There can be no knowing of the Father to see Him manifest, if there is no through knowing of the Word. And to know the Word thoroughly, you must run with it as it runs, to see and to dress what it becomes. Stop Leaving Father On The Table.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good!