Our Heavenly FamilyOctober 28, 2016
They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.Hebrews 8:5
Among systems, the family system on this earth is a copy and shadow of the one in heaven. On this earth, there are a father, a mother, brothers and sisters in the family system.
How about in heaven?
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!Hebrew 12:9
Just as we have human fathers, the Bible testifies that we have the Father of our spirits. Jesus testified to the existence of our Spiritual Father—God, whom we call Heavenly Father.
This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,Matthew 6:9
How can a man become a father? He must have children. On this earth, the children call each other “brothers and sisters”. Then how about in the kingdom of heaven?
Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”2 Corinthians 6:17-18
God testifies that we are His children in the heavenly family system, and thus like on this earth, we call each other “brothers and sisters.”
Until now, we know that there is a Heavenly Father, and also heavenly brothers and sisters in the heavenly family system. Then who are we missing? What is the only way for a man to become a father? From whom do his children receive life?
Just as on this earth—which is a copy and a shadow—a family can only exist when a mother gives life; so it is with the heavenly family. There has to be a spiritual Mother who gives us spiritual life.
But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.Galatians 4:26
Therefore, the Bible testifies that heavenly family system consists of our Heavenly Father, Heavenly Mother, and heavenly brothers and sisters. Only then, can we call this a perfect and complete family system.