Receive From The Father

By March 3, 2019 Message Notes

(John 7:37-38 CSB) On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me[a] and drink. 38 The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.”

(Luke 15:11-24 TPT) Then Jesus said, “Once there was a father with two sons. (12) The younger son came to his father and said, ‘Father, don’t you think it’s time to give me the share of your estate that belongs to me?’ So the father went ahead and distributed among the two sons their inheritance. (13) Shortly afterward, the younger son packed up all his belongings and traveled off to see the world. He journeyed to a far-off land where he soon wasted all he was given in a binge of extravagant and reckless living. (14) “With everything spent and nothing left, he grew hungry, for there was a severe famine in that land. (15) So he begged a farmer in that country to hire him. The farmer hired him and sent him out to feed the pigs. (16) The son was so famished, he was willing to even eat the slop given to the pigs, because no one would feed him a thing. (17) “Humiliated, the son finally realized what he was doing and he thought, ‘There are many workers at my father’s house who have all the food they want with plenty to spare. They lack nothing. Why am I here dying of hunger, feeding these pigs and eating their slop? (18) I want to go back home to my father’s house, and I’ll say to him, “Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. (19) I’ll never be worthy to be called your son. Please, Father, just treat me like one of your employees.”’ (20) “So the young son set off for home. From a long distance away, his father saw him coming, dressed as a beggar, and great compassion swelled up in his heart for his son who was returning home. So the father raced out to meet him. He swept him up in his arms, hugged him dearly, and kissed him over and over with tender love. (21) “Then the son said, ‘Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. I could never deserve to be called your son. Just let me be—’ “The father interrupted and said, ‘Son, you’re home now!’ (22) “Turning to his servants, the father said, ‘Quick, bring me the best robe, my very own robe, and I will place it on his shoulders. Bring the ring, the seal of sonship, and I will put it on his finger. And bring out the best shoes you can find for my son. (23) Let’s prepare a great feast and celebrate. (24) For this beloved son of mine was once dead, but now he’s alive again. Once he was lost, but now he is found!’ And everyone celebrated with overflowing joy.

1. Know Your Father
(Luke 11:9, 11-13 NLT) “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. (11) “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? (12) Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! (13) So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

2. Know Your Place In The Father’s House
(2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

3. Believe And Do Not Doubt
(Matthew 21:21-22 NLT) Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. (22) You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”