SIDEBAR: Father in Heaven If-then Principles


by Alicia Britt Chole


  • If you let your light shine before men,then others will see and praise your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
  • If we love our enemies, then we will be sons of our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:44,45).
  • If we give to be seen, then we will have no reward from our Father in heaven (Matthew 6:1).
  • If we forgive others, then Father in heaven will forgive us (Matthew 6:14; 18:35; Mark 11:25).
  • If we do the will of Jesus’ Father who is in heaven, then we will enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 7:21).
  • If we acknowledge Jesus before men, thenJesus will acknowledge us before His Father in heaven (Matthew 10:32).
  • If we disown Jesus before men, thenJesus will disown us before His Father in heaven (Matthew 10:33).
  • If we do Father in heaven’s will, thenwe are Jesus’ mother, brothers, and sisters (Matthew 12:50).
  • If two agree on earth in prayer, then Father in heaven will hear and act (Matthew 18:19).

Additional “Father in Heaven” attributes:

  • He is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
  • He feeds the birds of the air and knows what we need (Matthew 6:23,32).
  • He revealed Jesus as the Son of God to Peter (Matthew 16:17).
  • He knows how to give good gifts to His children (Matthew 7:11; Luke 11:13).
  • He watches over little ones closely and does not want any of them lost (Matthew 18:10,14).