by Eric Reeder
When Jesus arrived at the river, He was the manifested Word sent from Father to shape and form a new creation in the earth. As the Counsel of Heaven brought forth creation in the beginning, there was water and darkness and depth. This seemed to be the canvas from which the process of creation emerged. At this turning point in history, the fulfillment of redemption, the scene was similar. Water, darkness, depth. The Jordan was flowing, the Mosiac Covenant had dimmed down and they couldn't even identify the Promised One walking among them. They were deeply entrenched in law and tradition and had become the old wine skin. In this setting, Father released the Word and once again Spirit was hovering. A new creation was happening. Jesus was the incarnated revelation of Father and the revelation that came in the Jordan is that Father is pleased. In other words, this new creation was GOOD. Like in Genesis, Father saw what was formed through Jesus and said it was good. He was pleased. The Father, Son, and Spirit had again brought forth goodness from the water, the darkness, and the deep. Father wanted His heart to be seen immediately within this new creation. He wanted the revelation that He is pleased and happy to be the bedrock of how He would be known. He wanted it well confirmed that He was Father and not an angry avenger. The statement that this was His Son made it known He was a Father. Even before Jesus stated He was Father when asked how to pray, that was the premise He set. We are to know He is a Father who is pleased. We are told through Paul that anyone who is in Christ is this new creation. Created sons and daughters are in the Uncreated Son and it so pleases Father. In Christ, we are sons and He is well pleased.
Eric Reeder is joined by other leaders of RISEmovement to reveal the heartbeat of The HOPE-filled Gospel.