The Meaning of Union 22 by David Heisler
Look again at how John describes Fathers: “I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning.” [I John 2.13] There is such clarity in that vantage point – knowing Him – the One from the beginning. All the nonsense of religious Christianity drops away at that point. Get it? It is not religion – it is knowing Him.
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. “ [John 17.3] That statement is beyond human grasp – except by intuition.
So how do you get it? How do you “know” your union? How do you know “Him from the beginning”? Well, for one, you do, whether you know it or not. That fact is eternally true. You are a father whether you appear to be or not. Your feelings are irrelevant as to eternal truth. Appearances can be irrelevant as to eternal truth. Feelings and appearances are not relevant unless they align with eternal truth.
But, there is one thing you must know. He always gives confirmation of what is real – eventually. That old missionary always talked about expressing faith like committing yourself to sitting in a chair. Have you ever seen someone sit in a chair and the chair broke. I have. It’s very funny if it’s not you. It does happen. Sometimes chairs break. However, He does not break. So, just take your seat.
More on that in Part 23