John 5:37 – The Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me.
The Father gives testimony to all He does. If the Father has called you and sent you, He will bear witness of you. The Father sent Jesus and testified about Him through the prophets of the Old Covenant. All the prophets spoke of Christ, pointing to His coming. Daniel even pinpointed the exact time of Christ’s ministry in his seventy year prophecy in Daniel 9. Isaiah described His suffering perfectly in Isaiah 53. John the Baptist, the last Old Covenant prophet, actually pointed out Christ declaring, “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
The Father begins His witness in our lives as we respond to His Son through faith, just as the Father testified of Jesus when He spoke from heaven. “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:16). He witnesses of His love for us. He declares it in the Scriptures, He bears witness in our regenerated spirit, and He encourages us through others.
The enemy of our soul tries to discourage us through feelings of unworthiness and rejection. He is a liar! We are not unworthy; for the Son has made us worthy, even though we are in the process of growing up into Him. The Father declares us “accepted”! Our past may try to haunt us through the statements of others. Statements filled with rejection, worthlessness, and failure. Those views of others are under the blood of Christ who declares we are beloved, accepted, worthwhile, darling, successful, purposeful, and important. We are His prize, His darling, and His beloved bride.
Jesus was very direct with the religious leaders whose hearts were hardened and controlled by the devil. Jesus declared, “You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form. You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent” (John 5:37-38).
Today, believe His word and His witness about you. Receive His love, acceptance, and forgiveness. The Father is ecstatic over you. We are in Christ and cannot be separated from His love. Rebuke the lies of the enemy that say you’re not worthy. Reject any negative comments from the past. Release those who have spoken poorly of you. Accept the Father’s love and favor. Then allow the Holy Spirit to reveal what He has done for you and in you that others might hear the witness of the Father through you.
Father, thank You that I am loved and accepted by You because of what Jesus has done on my behalf. I receive Your witness of me and want to tell others how You love them because of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.