So if Father gives up his only begotten Son, it is because he so loved the world; however, if Abraham gives up his only begotten son according to the Will of God, it is because he fearest God. Therefore, we have “so loved,” and we have “fearest,” for which one made us do it is the question? Let’s look at the two scriptures to see how we might find ourselves processing between the two bookends, in order to know which one made us do it. First scripture is 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.” Now if we are to find ourselves processing between the two bookends, we have to know how the processing goes for each bookend, so let’s start with the “so loved” bookend here in this scripture. When we look at both bookends, each one will tell us right off which direction to go in if we are to arrive at it. Here, the “so loved” bookend comes to us in its past tense form; therefore, we know that a lot of pre-past tense action has already gone forth ahead of the bookend’s coming to its “so loved” conclusion. So what has happened or went forth already for the conclusion to be drawn that God has now so loved the world? Well, if we change the bookend from past tense to its present tense as it was being processed; then, we will find out that in its present tense form that there was a whole lot of love going on before arriving at the bookend “so loved.” It is easy to know this because the past tense can only come from what it was doing in its present tense; therefore, if so loved is the past tense, then there was so love or much love going on before it. There is plenty of scripture evidence in the Bible from the beginning of creation up through the law unto the realized decision of John 3:16 to give up Jesus to save us. God showed the world his love over and over and over through many things to include the Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, Patriarchs, Judges, Kings, Prophets, up to the law, and all the many other attempts in between by God to love the world. These things were all done to no avail, and led to the realization of the decision of John 3:16. This was no guess work as it would have been with man. God did and does know all, and he knew that he had so loved the world by doing all that could be done, and it did not work: man alone was not going to be able to step up to the righteousness of God. There was but one final way for him to give to the world that which he wanted to give it: John 3:16 was realized. There is a saying that is true on earth and it is true in Heaven: if you want something done right or if you want something done the way that you want it done, then go do it yourself. If we are giving all that we can give with the ongoing faith substances which are being given to us, then it is time for us to give to God that one solution that means a lot to us in order to get it done. There will be one solution near and dear to us in which we did not see being put on the table, or expect to have to put on the table to give; and once we give it to the cause, then we have processed to the “so love” bookend, and Father will take it from here. Father once had me to put on the table not to go to my natural father at the time of his Bypass Surgery. Well, my natural father was the one in which I had loved more than any other, and not being at his surgery open the door for his replacement: our Heavenly Father. The Heavenly Father is the jealous member of the Godhead; therefore, we want to be sure to keep people in their right order, or Father will help us with that order as I found out. My natural father’s surgery was successful, as was now the order of people in my life next to the Heavenly Father as was his intentions. I gave up my natural father because I really did so loved my Heavenly Father as much as I known how to; and this was the first time that something to give up the order of my natural father had ever been put on the table. Fear, Or So Loved For Father, Which One Made Us Do It?
Now how about the direction of the other bookend, the “fearest” bookend; and how do we know if we are starting in that direction? Let’s read again how Abraham was given the label that he “fearest” God, which made him do it: offer his only begotten son up for sacrifice. Second scripture is Genesis 22:12, “And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.” Wow, that is something to be willing to do, whether by “fearest” or by “so loved.” Well, I’m glad that I don’t even have to imagine doing that as being my act of either one, “fearest” or “so loved;” howbeit, not being there for my father’s Bypass surgery at that time did cause, and did cost some family pain stuff; as well as taking a part of my father’s heart away from me. Anyway, why would Abraham go to the opposite bookend of God for basically the same action of given his son up to death also? I know that Jesus actually did die, but Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac if God hadn’t stepped in to stop him; therefore, up to the point of his stopping Abraham, both (f)Fathers were on their way to given each son to death at their parallel stages of the process. So in order to see what gives, we need to make a distinction between the Heavenly Father, and Abraham the father of faith. first of all, Father is not a man that he should lie: Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? The question becomes, why does man usually lie? Right, for fear of having to pay the consequences, disappointing someone, failure, and on and on; however, the bottom line of any of the many reasons can be wrapped up in one word: retribution. Every thing from a little white lie as we call it all the way up to treason, man will lie for fear of what he may lose or have taken away from him. This is the reason that Father would go in the direction of the “so loved” bookend, and not in the direction of the “fearest” bookend. Since Father is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: then he has no one above him to repent or to give answer, along with not having the capacity to lie; therefore, there is no fearest bookend for Father to go toward, as fear could not breach his presence, nor have power to motivate him in anyway. He is God, and there is none other to fearest. Fear Or So Loved For Father, Which One Made Us Do It?
So why couldn’t Abraham just fear God, as oppose to him having to fearest God? Well, here is one of the few things that we can do in which God can not do: we can both “so love,” and “fearest,” while God will only “so love” out of those two options. We wouldn’t want to go around Heavenly places making brag about it; as we would soon find out that the joke is on us. We, like Abraham, will find that we have our degree of fear marked to where we are with God in the fear factor. In this time and season, Abraham has been through much with God, and we can see that he has processed to a high degree in his fear factor since his son is involved. Where are we, individually, when it comes to fearing God: I am sure that we have also processed from fear, to greater fear, and some to the greatest fear level. Since this act from Abraham does include the possible lost of Isaac, I can see this level being labeled the one he fearest the most. This will tell God that he has processed fully, for there should be nothing else out there in which he can be more motivated than by the possible lost of his only son. We need to know that God will come to see if we are moved more by what he could possibly take from us, or are we more moved by that which is near and dear to us? When dealing with the bookends concerning Father, we have to know that it is not really about losing what is near and dear to us; but it is about us gaining more capacity in God to gain more. It is true that Father does love us; however, it is also true that we give more when we have fear. If we develop our relationship with Father to where we can trust his love to always do what’s best for us, then we will use the fear of God to transport us to levels of love that sits atop the fear. I thought back to when I was in middle school, and how we would have to deal with a bully from time to time. Now if my father had said, “son I love you so much, and I will always be here for you if you need me.” Yeah, I would have lost my lunch money on most days. However, this is what my father did say, “son if you come home and someone beat you up, I am going to beat you up.” Yeah, I never did lose my lunch money on any day after my father put that fear in the equation. You see, (f)Father knows best, and my (f)Father knew that I fearest him to not lose my lunch money to a bully. Hey, Spiritually speaking, there are things we fear that we must get beyond to have all that Father has instore for us. We will need to allow the love that he has given to us power our fear of him to a level necessary to overcome the fear that’s in our way. When we run into something that we fear, look at it, and then look at Father, now go forward in the fear of the one who has loved you the best. When I saw the bully, I saw my father’s words made flesh; and I moved in the one who has loved me the best. Fear Or So Loved For Father, Which One Made Us Do It?
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.