Man cannot live apart from the Father. Separation occurs when he is deceived and led astray by his own vain imagination and starts listening to a voice other than the Father’s. When deception and sin enter in, they impact anything and everything. To revel in this place of waywardness unleashes chaos into human life and displeases and grieves the Father, who is a God of order. As such, He possesses by nature a righteous standard and rule that establishes and upholds truth and morality. In Him there is no sin. The Father’s very essence is such that we, the creatures He has fashioned in His own image and likeness, have the ability to follow suit and live an orderly life that represents the Father well.
We have a mediator in Christ, who is also our intercessor and our High Priest, in whom there is no sin, but who became the propitiation of sin for us all. He continues to shower the heavens and the earth with His prayers over us. Why? There must rise up a generation that understands the victory that He, the ultimate Lamb of God, has made for us. There have been many men who have faithfully followed God, but they all merely represented and foreshadowed the ONE ultimate MAN who would demonstrate how to live in the realm of the Father on a daily basis, being connected to Him. Wherever He went, He displayed the Father. Jesus always was, still is, and always will be the SON of God. Within Him is a multitude of sons awaiting the day of their revealing.
A breakdown in relationship takes place when a person does not know the Father. An unscrupulous mindset comes into play and creates an environment that promotes the “self.” This leads inevitably to decay because God, the very source of life, is purposely left out. But He comes to take the measure of man, and when He looks at the environment and sees what is being expressed, He will certainly judge things accordingly. He brings correction so that we can align ourselves with our Father and Maker, and live by His standard—His nature and character. This within itself represents a “renewing.”
The man who lives by the righteous standard of the Father, who seeks the truth daily, and who does not depart, becomes one who showers his environment with prayers to see countless people turn their hearts toward the Father. There is mercy and grace in the words he expresses for the Father to reveal His glory. Such is the daily bread that many need to partake of so that they can taste and see how good the Father is. He has a multitude of sons who have not bent their hearts to the worldly systems that exist today. Every day, these systems are being judged and exposed more and more as powerless and empty. As we engage the heavens, we have a language that reaches far beyond an earthly mindset; the language of a righteous people who love justice and possess the seed of truth. Such a language—and such a people—is a pleasing aroma to the Father.