No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
1 John 2:23 (NIV)
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The longest three days in the life of the apostle Peter were the hours between the third denial of Jesus on the night He was betrayed and the experience with Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus knew how horribly Peter felt. Mark 16:7 tells us that when Jesus rose from the dead, the angel in the empty tomb told the women “…go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” Peter had to live with the guilt of his denial for those long days, until Jesus met him, cleansed his heart and eased his mind. Peter was restored to a right relationship with Jesus Christ and to the ministry that would change the world. John knew all about this, and wrote in 1 John 2:23: “No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” One of the mysteries of the Trinity is that when we acknowledge Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, we get the blessings of the Father and the Holy Spirit as well.
These have been words from the heart.