HOW to MEET THE FATHER and walk in the kingdom-by EJ Ouellette
I’ve been asked this question many times over the years. Unfortunately I never had much chance to give a full answer. The only answer I gave was “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God”
I was once in a certain part of heaven walking with the Father where all the children were. The children in that place were shocked when they saw me and exclaimed, “No one from down there has ever come this far before” To which I responded with tears. I knew what they were saying is that God though my heart was clean enough to go to meet with the children that he protected. He protected them from worldliness and didn’t want them exposed by anyone from earth. Of course this is nothing for me to brag about as He prepared me for many years first. Afterwards he told me to “Tell my people I want to be found by them”. I have told this story many times over the years but still last night I could sleep as I thought that maybe others haven’t heard or need to be reminded of this. I believe it’s possible for anyone to meet the Father if they followed these rules that actually Jesus laid down during his earthly ministry. God speaks to me all the time “Blessed are the pure in Heart for they shall see God” To see God your heart must be pure and these are the keys to having a pure heart.
1: You need to pursue God with all of your heart. For me that meant staying home fasting and praying over more than a year. During this time he exposed many shortcomings in me and showed me many great revelations. This is a time of cleansing from all your worldly philosophy that has been ingrained in you since birth. You may not recognize your shortcomings but He certainly does.
2: GOD must be more important than even your own family.
New International Version (NIV)
37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
3: You must surrender all your worldly belongings to God.
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
4: You cannot hold any grudges or bitterness towards anyone (Un-forgiveness)
This of course also applies to things like war. It is impossible to be someone who supports any kind of retaliation to enter in. After all the law of God is written on your hearts and it would be impossible to be a Christian and to kill someone. Even heathen police officers will often quit their jobs after killing a criminal in the line of duty, as they are unable to deal with the trauma of taking another life, During the Viet Nam war I heard that many of the troops shot above the enemies heads because they couldn’t kill someone.
Here Jesus made it clear how we are supposed to act with our enemies.
Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
Remember the Lord now is your defender not the armies of men. That is the way of the Satan and his kingdom.
5: You must be willing to lay down your life in exchange for another even your enemy. God has tested me several times in this area. This of course is the exact opposite of some peoples thinking. (Even people claiming to be Christians)
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[f] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
6: Suffer the children. If there is something I’ve learned from the Character of God over the years is that the most precious thing to him are the children. If you have a problem with children you will have a problem with God. It most cases you might require healing first before you can go any further.
7: Humility is essential. Remember Satan got kicked out of heaven because of his pride. I have found many people in ministry who were self-seeking narcissists who only goal was to elevate themselves. Over the centuries many Christian nations have been released into the hands of Satan because of pride and some no even longer exist today.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
LUKE 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
8: JOHN 14: 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”