To me one of the greatest prophetic texts in the Bible is found in Habakkuk 3:14, where the Spirit through the prophet says;
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
I strongly believe that before Jesus returns there will be a world-wide revelation of the Father’s glory as the “water covers the sea.” As I have pastored for more than two decades, counseled countless people, ministered in prisons and have been involved in a ministry to orphans in the Southern part of Africa I know the greatest need of our hurting world is a biblical understanding of the Father.
From the dawn of creation there has been a battle in the heavenly realms that plays itself out in the world we live in. And at the heart of that battle is an enemy called Satan who is hell bent on distorting our vision of a Heavenly Father who we can trust and whose love is the very essence of life itself. The enemy knows that once we have an intimate encounter with the Father’s love he has lost.
Inside of every person is a deep longing to be loved completely and unconditionally. We all are on a journey to find that perfect love that drives away our insecurities and fears. Our enemy has done a masterful job in offering substitutes for the Father’s love and it has left us shell shocked and on a frantic search to fill our lonely souls.
Look again at the promise of Habakkuk, “for the earth will be filled…” it “will” happen before our Lord returns, The Father’s “glory” will cover the earth in epic proportions never before seen. I believe the Holy Spirit is stirring a new move of God in our day to unleash a fresh vision of a glorious Father and His love that will rise up a generation of sons and daughters that will radiate His presence to a lost and longing world.
Tools used to MAKE THE FATHER KNOWN:
- Teaching and Preaching on this theme in churches, prisons, schools.
- Prayer networks praying for an awakening of the Father’s glory.
- Books and publications.
- Conferences and Retreats.
- Network of Christian counselors that focus on healing of father wounds.
- Mentoring relationships modeling the Father’s love.
- Kingdom vision trips to Israel, Africa, and prisons.