Well Pleased

FATHER spoke in Matthew chapter 3:

17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Before Jesus had begun His ministry where He would soon preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and set the captives free,  FATHER was already well pleased.  The most obvious reason based on Scripture is that Jesus listened to FATHER and had responded in faith to be baptized by John in the Jordan river.  Jesus submitted to FATHER’S plan, will, and purpose in order to fulfill all righteousness:

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.

14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.

In Matthew chapter 12 Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath and caused the Pharisees to plot against him on how they might destroy Him.  Their eyes were so blinded that they were unable to accept a miracle that challenged their traditions.  How many today would respond in the same manner?  If your doctrine which you have held onto for years was challenged, would you be open to change?  Many past revelations have become traditions without realizing the relevance of the revelation has passed because circumstances have changed.  We must be pliable to change according to what FATHER has in store for us.  FATHER is not in to developing habits and traditions.  John felt unworthy to baptize Jesus yet he submitted to the revelation Jesus had been given by FATHER.

In Matthew 12:

14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.

16 Yet He warned them not to make Him known,

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

18 ​​“Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,

​​My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!

​​I will put My Spirit upon Him,

​​And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.

Once again FATHER was well pleased with Jesus after He healed the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath.  Customs and traditions do not rule us but every Word which proceeds out of FATHER’S mouth.  As we are led by THE SPIRIT we too are well pleasing to FATHER.

On the mount of transfiguration once again FATHER expressed HIS pleasure with Jesus.  In Matthew chapter 17 it is written by THE SPIRIT:

1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;

2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.

4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”

These three events are easily associated with the three feasts: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles and we could spend much time analyzing and assimilating the parallels.  However, isn’t it more important to embrace the revelation rather than just the information?  Hearing is the issue rather than only knowing the informational details of the three feasts.  Don’t get me wrong, the feasts are important but not at the expense of being unable to “hear”.

Faith comes by hearing and without faith it is impossible to please FATHER.  When we truly hear and respond to the Words of Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and/or FATHER then we are well pleasing!


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