A mirror is a reflection of reality. It shows what something is like in all its detail, it is an exact replica without being the original. We have a love/hate relationship with mirrors - it shows us how good we look yet it also reveals the spots and wrinkles (often more clearly than we would like).
Throughout our history God has spoken to our ancestors by his prophets in many different ways. The revelation he gave them was only a fragment at a time, building one truth upon another. But to us living in these last days, God now speaks to us openly in the language of a Son, the appointed Heir of everything, for through him God created the panorama of all things and all time. The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! (Hebrews 1:1-3 TPT)
The ministry of prophets is vital to the church, they bring clarity and insight and reveal the hidden purposes of God to his people. However, their words can be a mystery at times; as Paul says, we can only ever prophesy in part and that can leave a question. It is incomplete and therefore open to interpretation. That's how God spoke to his people. He still speaks to us today through prophets and that is important for us. A change has taken place and we are fortunate as we have been given something greater, we have the Word of God itself, the person of Jesus who became a man in order to show us the true personality, nature and character of God (John 1:1-5).
At the end of Jesus' life he prays to his Father, in that conversation he starts of by saying that he has done everything he was sent to do. He has made the Father known to mankind (John 17:6). Some translations say "I have made your name known" and others say "I have reveealed you". It's the same thing! Jesus has shown us who God really is. He has fulfilled the prophetic cry of Jeremiah 3:19 - "I thought you would call me 'Father'". Why did God say that through Jeremiah? He said it because that's who he is.
God, the Father, has always wanted to be known. He has been and still is misunderstood. People don't know what he is like. They create all sorts of impressions of what they think God is like. They (we) miss the detail.
When we start to look at Jesus, at what he did, what he said, how he behaved or reacted we see something very different to our perceptions. We see the fulness of God revealed in a man. We see the nature, personality and character of God revealed. We see who God is. We see the Father. We see the perfect image of God through his son.
When the eyes of our heart see, our perceptions are destroyed in a moment. Instead of our made up view of God, we see the Father of Jesus who the apostle John can describe in one word - "LOVE". That's what we see when we look in the mirror of Jesus.
A Father to YOU is a signpost to the heart of the Perfect Father. When we became Christians we were given the right to become children of God (John 1:12). Sadly, many of us fail to take up that right and instead continue to live as slaves or orphans. But our true destiny is being sons and daughters who have a permanent place in the Father's family. This blog is an encouragement to help you know who God really is and who you really are. Click here to subscribe.