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Know God in a Year #30 The Gift of Approval

Angels have never heard such a prayer as Jesus prayed after his baptism.

He desperately feels the need of divine power to accomplish His mission. He calls to his Father, Abba, in faith, craving assurance of His approval and blessing.

He knows the conflict will now become intense. He who lovingly revealed Their law will be accused of destroying it. He who came to defeat Satan will be called a devil!

Being misunderstood was something he had lived with his whole life, so now he must know that what he has believed is fact.

He knows how hard-hearted men have become. He has seen the power Satan holds over them. He must know that He will have help to change their belief from an angry, demanding God to a God of love.

Angels eagerly ask to be sent to him, but God Himself will take this message. Ruach goes to Jesus as a dove of light, enveloping his whole being in light. The Father’s voice is heard, “You are my Son, My Beloved, and I am very pleased with you.”

Straight from God comes His gift of approval.

John catches the signal and says “Look, the lamb of God…” though even he doesn’t fully grasp the meaning of his words.

But Satan does–he gets that Jesus is humanity’s do-over,  the second Adam, fully reconnected with God. And he shudders knowing Jesus reconnects us to God’s love! God’s approval–His delight–comes to everyone who wants it–no matter how broken and weak.

You are accepted. You, also, may hear those words, “You are My beloved child, and I am very pleased with you,” if you listen.*

Luke 3:21-22,  *Ephesians 1:6


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