July 29, 2018
This message continues from yesterday’s
3. A spiritual father’s desire is to bring all their sons to be OFFERED BEFORE GOD as a burnt offering that delights the heart of God
So far, many people are ‘allergic’ to spiritual fathering. This is caused by harboring wrong paradigms such as fear of being manipulated/controlled, fear of idolizing a leader, fear of being disappointed, etc. All of them are the snare and deception of the enemy, designed to disable believers from being formed by God’s hand. The enemy has successfully held back many people’s journey of faith here, just like Terah who first received the mandate to leave Ur for Canaan, but stopped in Haran because of his INNER CONFLICTS that he never overcame (Gen 11:31).
Meanwhile, a spiritual father’s desire is to shape and process all of their spiritual sons, but NOT FOR THEIR PERSONAL INTEREST. Just like how God formed themselves until today, spiritual fathers wants God to shape their sons with the same process. Therefore, the same victorious life, filled with heaven’s reality, aligned with the agenda of the Kingdom, could be transmitted from the fathers into their sons. Spiritual fathers want their sons to follow the heavenly blueprint that has been built in their lives.
When the sons want to submit themselves to their father, they will take up their cross, crucify their flesh and have their lives put on the altar. Then, God’s fire will descend and process the sons’ lives, burning every fat of carnality so they could become a delightful burnt offering before God. Through such process, the life of the sons will also delight the Father’s heart, just like their spiritual father. Thus, a generation that makes glad the heart of God is born.
4. The process of walking the faith journey TOGETHER will bring spiritual fathers and sons to receive GOD’S PROMISE that will STRENGTHEN their journey, enabling them to POSSESS THE GATE OF THEIR ENEMIES
The journey into the promised land is too big to be taken alone by the spiritual father or the son. They must go together. For there are many domains and giants to be subdued. Therefore, a SYNERGY must be created between the father and the sons. Such is the CORPORATE journey of faith.
Spiritual fathers and sons who have passed their test will enjoy God’s overflowing BLESSING and provision. They will receive anything they need to accomplish the agenda of the Kingdom of Heaven.
In this corporate journey of faith, He will become God who provides anything we need (Gen 22:14).
God will also be with us, and bless this corporate journey of faith, so MULTIPLICATION and DUPLICATION could occur to such an extent.
We will also receive GRACE to POSSESS THE GATE OF OUR ENEMIES. We shall subdue them and carry them into the territory of God’s Kingdom.
Genesis 22:16-18 (NASB) and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
Ps. Steven Agustinus