The manner of Jesus in training His originating apostles reveals a context of addressing the entire culture of Israel on an oversight visit to determine how to reset the kingdom. Thus Christ carries on apostolic academia in the context of His life and ministry. He encounters the crowds and shares spiritual experiences with His leaders. He trains by doing, as Luke reports in both His Gospel and inspired report on the Acts of Holy Spirit: “all that Jesus began both to do and teach.”
Remember, you represent and partner with the Father. Do not represent yourself and partner with yourself in fathering lest you turn into a Pharaoh.
Then, the entire system now dominating Earth will know that Jesus sent these representatives. In this way, the Ekklesia sets the agenda for spiritual warfare on the Earth and the heavenlies. In this way, a genuine response to God’s intentions is possible.
The test does not build character. The test reveals the character you build in the mundane of life.
Testing answers the question: “how much progress have we made toward the ultimate goal?” Since only the leader who designs the strategic process knows the ultimate goal, he remains the only person who can develop the tests.
A test is an examination of the inner man that measures the strength of a man’s endurance for submission. Submission is endurance, and endurance is submission.
Remnant warriors approach warfare in ways that give the office-chair generals ulcers.
Prophecy comes with risk. So do all the other aspects of spiritual reality. The risk of personal prophecy is vastly diminished when Holy Spirit remains fully involved in the entire process.
Your identity in Christ cannot lead you to your identity from Christ without trust, passion, submission, and obedience to the designed process. Identity begins with bonding with Christ, then bonding with the kingdom leadership design.
Consider where you must be in October as your signal for what you are doing now. Do not measure your present boldness by the green-dusted pollen of spring. Picture yourself in the “dry-leaves scratching on pavement” changes of September.