The Meaning of Union 20 by David Heisler
And, here’s the key to understanding. The Father knows that his life is not about him or for him. The Father knows he lives his life for others. He is Christ in his world. And, probably most importantly, the Father knows that there is nothing he can do to achieve or improve the eternal fact of union and fatherhood and the fact that he is Christ in his world. And, accordingly, the Father knows that there is nothing he can do to “live his life for others”. He just lives. He doesn’t “try” to live his life for others. He just lives with the knowledge and assurance that his life is for others. And so he lives with, as the old missionary would say, “with a wink”. That “wink” is the same wink Jesus gave to Philip, when He said, “… he that hath seen me hath seen the Father …” [John 14.9] Jesus didn’t try to be anyone or anything. He just lived and spoke the truth. He knew that his life would be the “ransom for many”. [Matt. 20.28] And, He knew He could not make it so. He could only live and yield to the truth.
John says an amazing truth about the Fathers. “I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning.” [I John 2.13] Think about that. You and I know Him, the One “from the beginning”. This is not an external knowing. This is an internal, intuitive and intimate knowing. This is Union. You already have Union – His Spirit joined eternally and unchangeably to your spirit. And what does that mean? It means you are already a Father.
More on that in Part 21