3:16 - OUR FATHER’S PURPOSE HAS BECOME OUR PURPOSE
1. OUR FATHER’S PURPOSE HAS BECOME OUR PURPOSE
Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Is 61:1-4 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, for He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
2. WE ARE CALLED TO HEAL A BROKENHEARTED AND FATHERLESS GENERATION
Ps 68:5-6 Father to the fatherless, is God in his holy house.
Ps 27:9-10 father and mother walked out and left me but the lord took me in
3. WE ARE CALLED TO BRING FREEDOM FROM BONDAGE AND RELEASE FROM DARKNESS
Ex 3:9-10 the cry of the people has come to Me, and I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, out of Bondage.”
Is 45:3 I will go before you, and level the mountains and smash down the city gates of brass and iron bars. And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness, secret riches; and you will know that I am doing this
Isa 49:9 (nlt) I will say to the prisoners, 'Come out in freedom,' and to those in darkness, 'Come into the light.' They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare.
Being released from darkness means getting a vision for your life
Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people will perish
Is 60:2-4 For darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Lost shall come to your light, and leaders to the brightness of your rising. 4 “They shall all come to you; including your sons and your daughters
4. WE ARE CALLED TO BUILD OUR FATHER’S HOUSE
Lk 14:24 'Go into your community, and tell them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 19:10 (nasu) "I have come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Is 54:2 Enlarge your house; build additions; spread out your home! 3 For you will soon be bursting at the seams! And your Sons and Daughters will possess the desolate cities.
Is 49:8-9,20-25 The children you will have, After you have lost the others, Will say again in your ears, The place is too small for me; Give me a place where I may dwell.’ 25 for the Lord says, "The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save all your children
Lk 7:47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
"I WANT YOU TO KNOW, SAYS THE LORD, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A PLACE SO BIG IT WILL TAKE YOU A LONG WHILE TO FIND THE SEAMS."