And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6).
Perhaps the most moving portions of Scripture are found in the record of Christs agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. And He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt (Mark 14:35,36).
Because of Christs willingness to do His Fathers will, we are given the privilege of crying Abba, Father (Romans 8:15)an endearing, intimate term. Jesus said, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God (John 20:17). He knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him (Matthew 6:8).
What we can know of our Father we have learned through Jesus Christ. He is our righteous advocate with the Father (I John 2:1). To Philips request, show us the Father, Jesus replied, He that hath seen me hath seen the Father (John 14:8,9). For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself (John 5:26). And note the security which comes through Gods Fatherhood. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Fathers hand. I and my Father are one (John 10:29,30).
The key to our relationship with the Father is our relationship to His Son. Jesus said He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father (John 14:21); if any man serve me, him will my Father honor (John 12:26). Jesus is the vine, we are the branches, and our heavenly Father is the husbandmanglorified when we bear much fruit (John 15:18). CJH