So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” John 5:19 NLT
Please note that He didn’t say He does only what the Father says, rather He said He does only what He sees the Father do. You may think, ‘Well, that was Jesus! They have a different type relationship then we do with Father.’
If that is what you believe, you are misinformed! We are all sons and daughters of God, adopted because of what Jesus did on the cross and God is no respecter of persons. Remember when Moses told the children of Israel that they could hear from God as he did? They were entitled to the same relationship but they wouldn’t have it. They chose to do their own thing and let Moses be their spokesperson. It’s the same thing we do today, we go to church and expect a man to hear from God for us and relay that word to us.
Sort of explains the verses in Matthew 7:21-23; “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
We need to be so close to the Father that we see what God does and we do what we see. God is our example to follow closely, not a man. It’s when relationship with God is a priority, not just when we desperately need Him. We tend to want what we want, but when asked to do the hard things, we turn a deaf ear. We can’t call ourselves ‘remnant’ if we don’t separate ourselves from the world and surrender completely to Him.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not satisfied with where I’m at right now. If it’s possible to be crazier then I already am, I’m game! I hear Him calling right now, ‘Come closer! Come higher! Leave the cares behind, come unencumbered into My presence and spend time with Me. Seek My face; for if you seek Me you will find Me if you seek Me with all your heart.’ Deuteronomy 4:29