Friday, 12 September 2014

Close Friend

There is a friend that sticks by you closer that a brother. 

How close is that?

And is this even possible?

Who is this?

This is Jesus!

Closer than a brother?

Pro 18:24 says there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Friendship says a lot of intimacy and relationship. It says:

I'll be your friend through good and bad.

I'll be your friend in spite of the wrongs you may or may not do.
I'll care for you and you do not have to buy my friendship.
I'd like to be ever so close to you and spend time with you, do things, speak things, decide things and go with you.
... just be with you.

How is friendship forged?

Friendship comes about through intimate relationship, getting to know each other and having mutual trust and faith in one another ... much like Abraham and God.

And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Jas 2:23

The Hebrew word for friend here is 'âhab or אהב  (pronounced aw-hab' and not to be confused with king Ahab or אחאב pronounced Achab and meaning brother of my father). 'âhab is a primitive root word meaning to have affection for, to love or be loved, to like or be liked, friend.

And get this! The Hebrew word-picture or pictograph for a friend אהב that sticketh closer than a brother depicts the power by Grace in the house enters (door) the house back (deeper) (than) power fenced

So, there's a picture here with a story?

Remember that Jesus is Grace.

Power fenced is Babylon power.

Something that can not be used or which is restricted and limited, i.e. power without freedom is power without Grace. Thus the power (to have dominion) was fenced by the enemy when Adam gave it away ... or even today by unbelief or believing a lie about yourself.

... enters the Restorer

And then something wonderful, something beyond our natural thinking and comprehension, something of absolute love happened when Abba Abba sent His only begotten Son to break down ALL fences.

In Jesus He openly demonstrated His ahabah Fatherly love אהבה for us (see this post), He died on a cross taking our sins on Himself and was raised again because of our righteousness. He breathed His Spirit right into us, Anointed us and lives inside and through us right now!

How close can you get?


Jesus promised it saying I will never leave your nor forsake you! Hebr 13:5

Jesus says He no longer calls us servants, but friends אהב. John 15:15

He sticks to us ... closer than a brother - Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word [Jesus] is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach

He is our Faith.

He is our Friend!

... closer than a brother!
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