God did not put every kingdom leader into a trance. God didn’t take anyone to planet Heaven for ice cream with Jesus. God didn’t hold a prophetic conference and line up the kingdom’s citizens–all Jewish–and tell each of them individually what He was doing.
Encouraging exhortation and rattling rebuke release expansion of blessing and restrain of limitation. Be careful what you bless because it will get bigger. Be intentional in what you curse so it will diminish.
The result is not something good. On the contrary, the complete restoration of everything lost during previous failures is the result. The outcome is that the inheritance becomes what it would have been had there never been a breach of fathering.
master conductor does not produce a sound. He doesn’t attempt to control each instrument or musician to force a sound he wants. A master conductor positions every musician and instrument’s master sound so that the whole becomes one sound.
Paul clarifies in the Bible that what Christ started with continues. He never even hints that Christ would chuck everything He set up in His kingdom after the Bible was completed. This idea is so obviously not what the Bible says that its proponents need both a sledgehammer to drive it home and a prescription for spiritual and rational blindness to ignore the Truth.
Overcoming kingdom family honor resistance becomes the most crucial training exercise of your leadership development.
Our intercession blends into accumulated intercession. Our finishing intervention causes the synergistic surge.
That means a fathering leader never looks at the present condition but the future completion. I look you in the eyes, see your soul as Father sees it–your eternal identity from Christ–and I respond to that inevitability as if nothing can stop it.
When a penetrating rain falls, it reaches the deepest places. It contributes to the hidden river or aquifer beneath from which we all draw water. The wells sustain both the people of production and the production itself.
Providence means God is involved in history. Inspiration means God is involved in writing, preserving, and guaranteeing the Bible so that inspiration to read the Bible becomes available through reading, preaching, teaching, mediating, prophesying, worshiping, praying, singing, and hearing–inspiration breathed in continues breathing!
Conclusion: to reach reformation momentum, we first restore and re-pioneer kingdom culture, and we do have all the pieces available now.
To assume there is no leader between God and emerging leaders is to tell Paul he has written Scripture from faulty presuppositions. If you refuse to submit to the apostolic order because you can find several apostles who look after themselves more than Christ, you merely reveal your willingness to tell Christ His original designs don’t work.
We do well to step over into God’s way of processing information by surrendering to the Holy Spirit for spiritual wisdom.
esus says, “Many people will not stand as leaders and representatives in His next steps for the eternal kingdom on Earth. If they ignored the blueprints, He ignored them. So it appears there will be no opportunity for “do-overs.”