November 6, 2018
This is the continuation of yesterday’s message.
2. The aspect of acceptance towards the word
‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Mat 4:4, NKJV)
Believers often understand this verse in the individual context. As a result, the proceeding word we look for is limited for our personal life (using His word to pursue personal success and wealth).
Meanwhile, another fundamental principle and standard that God has set is: “we are alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Rm 6:11, NASB). This means, we live a corporate life as God’s people! Together, we are being built to function as His temple on earth (Eph 4:11-16, 1 Pet 2:5-10, Rev 12:1-6).
a. It is mandatory for spiritual fathers to receive the word from the throne room for all their congregation/spiritual sons.
Psalms 119:105 (NASB) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Proverbs 20:27 (NASB) The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.
A spiritual father must always deliver the voice of the Lord. And the whole congregation/spiritual sons must devote themselves in that word; listening again, praying, imagining, and declaring the word over and over. They must do so until their inner man is stirred and burning, signifying the work of the word & Spirit occuring in their life.
When the people devote themselves in the proceeding word, the next work of the Holy Spirit will take place. He will give urges and directions which will will incline our hearts more and more towards the truth when we follow them. We will experience Holy Spirit testifying that we are truly sons of God and guiding us to our portion as His sons (1 John 2:27, Rom 8:15-17).
b. Church members/spiritual sons who devote themselves in the proceeding word will be molded by the same word and Spirit that molded their spiritual father’s life
John 1:3-5 (NASB) All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
The heavenly Father’s heart desire is to reform our lives. He does so by ‘releasing the word’ into us! The problem is, we often fail to ‘capture’ the word when He releases it (John 1:12). In the end, God has to use people, situations, incidents, and even the enemy’s evil intent to ‘crush and reform’ our lives!
As church members and spiritual sons, we should always be vigilant of any incoming word. Because if we could capture God’s proceeding word being delivered through our spiritual father, we don’t need to experience all kinds of painful things only to grow mature in Christ. His word and the reality of His presence is enough to make us perfect (Heb 12:23).
c. When God’s proceeding word from a spiritual father is received and obeyed by the congregation/spiritual sons, it will condition them to have an influential & impactful life
Believers have received divine life when they were born again. When the word comes and works in the spiritual sons, it will grow and manifest the existing divine life into a light for their life (John 1:4-5). As a result, they will receive clarity about their God-given talents and purpose in life.
This will give leverage for the spiritual sons compared to other people. Holy Spirit will truly organize and grow their life through God’s voice delivered by their spiritual father.
Through this message, my hope and prayer is for the Holy Spirit to keep guiding & building the lives of every church member/spiritual sons in truth and the fear of the Lord. Let Him work inside all of us until we function as His holy temple on this earth! #iLoveGod