OUR FATHER

A Message from the Patriarch and Chief Apostle

 

 

MESSAGE FORM Sir DARRINDEL HOYTE-JOHNSON

PATRIARCH AND CHIEF APOSTLE

My brothers and sisters another year has come and as your Spiritual Father and Leader of The Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel, I greet you on this Father’s Day. Those who know me real good know that I am aman of few words and I will maintain that today. However, a special greeting to my Archbishop advisor and confidante and all the clergy within the Courts.

Many have come and left and there are many more coming. Many men have become fathers and many have shirk their responsibilities in the role of being a father. As a result many women had to step up to fill the role of father  while being the best mother to their children.

I want to draw your attention to Isaiah the great prophet of old chapter 63 and verse 16 as I admonish you today. “Doubtless You are our Father… You, O Lord, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.” — Isaiah 63:16

When people hear the word father, many different images, memories, and feelings immediately occur. For some, thoughts of a father connote feelings of love, affirmation, guidance, and provision. For others, feelings of rejection, criticism, and abandonment come to the surface.

Our view of God our Father must come from Scripture and must stay in the Scripture as we received them. The word of God is not to be interpreted privately but with the Holy Spirit and “Thus saith the Lord”.

In Old Testament times God’s chosen people generally understood that He was Father to them. This verse from Isaiah, however, is one of the few direct Old Testament references to God as a Father. Today I want to affirm to you that I stand as your father within these courts of Starlight of Israel and The Mystical Order. I will not leave you nor forsake you. I shall be available when you need me.

In the New Testament, Jesus addresses the Almighty God as “Abba” or “Daddy” (Mark 14:36). The apostle Paul adds that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we believers are privileged to cry, “Abba, Father” as well (Romans 8:15). The term reflects a healthy tension between respect and intimacy, a tension you may or may not have known with your earthly father.

Our view of God our Father must come from Scripture, not from our childhood experience. You must have an open mind as you approach the scriptures. Aview that only God can reveal to you, for these things are spiritually discerned.

The Bible clearly teaches that our heavenly Father guides His children, enjoys fellowship with them, and is glorified through them (Romans 8:14). Allow your heavenly Father to develop the loving, fatherly relationship with you that He is seeking, and enjoy it for all eternity.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY