Fathering Leaders Set Kingdom Priorities

If the kingdom leader represents the King’s priorities, he will set the priorities of the people he leads.

Of course, moderns expect that to mean their personal lives are none of God’s business. They would never say that, but they have a “church as an organization” and “personal relationship with Jesus” separation anxiety syndrome.

When we stop seeing kingdom life as modern churchism, we see that kingdom culture directly represents the Kingdom of God by representing the King. That means the leaders who represent the King’s priorities communicate His priorities to the people they lead.

It is 100% certain that fathering leaders cannot father when inheritors set priorities and ignore the King’s priorities communicated by and in their fathering leaders.

If the fathering leader is living by the King’s priorities, and the inheritors he fathers are living by other priorities, both need to adjust the priorities to the design of the King for kingdom culture.

Fathers and Priorities

Fathers have fathering priorities, and the inheritors do not. Fathers demanding that inheritors fulfill fathering priorities fail to wash feet–that is, only fathering leaders can fulfill fathering priorities.

For example, a fathering leader cannot assign someone to do the fathering intercession that he alone can pray. A fathering leader cannot assign inheritors to do the giving that father alone can give.

Fathering leaders have inheritors they directly father and fathering training they give to fathers they are fathering. “Father of fathers” provides a set of priorities for a fathering leader that is unique. When they father fathers, the fathering priorities they provide fathering leaders must be the priorities of those fathering inheritors.

A “father of fathers” immediately steps into that role, his priorities shift, and those he fathers shift their priorities into fathering mode.

No one can do what a father is assigned to do. Fathers who make shadows of their inheritors asking them to serve the fathering leader instead of learning to serve their inheritors fail in fathering.

Inheritors Shift to Match Priorities

When the King shifts priorities in the leader, the inheritors must shift priorities to match the King’s fresh orders. If they lag, the whole lags. If they jump ahead or out of position and attempt to fulfill a role they are not assigned, they short-circuit leadership grace.

That is, the grace flow diminishes or disappears when inheritors do not shift priorities with the fathering leader. They disengage at some point and feel that disconnect, erroneously assuming God is leading them onward or outward when they are merely dysfunctional in their inheritor role.

Prioritization Feeds Momentum

Priorities are the King’s way of moving with the movers. Walking away from your “first love” or primary passion as the Ephesian Ecclesia means you step away from the King’s priorities to maintain your preferences, eventually performing to produce perceptions instead of submitting to finish your obedience by fulfilling purpose.

It is never enough to bark orders or draw an artist’s conception of the finished building. Apostolic fathering is a blueprint design leadership role essential to individual and national kingdom purpose production. Individuals within the kingdom receive personal destiny priorities from fathering leaders who represent the King. Nations are influenced by the priorities of the kingdom culture governed by the King through His blueprint-carrying representatives.

Apostles are recognized as blueprint-carrying leaders, not calling card-carrying leaders.

Suppose any leader cannot express the King’s priorities, create urgency by the impartation of the Father’s passion for purpose, and assess the progress of producing for what the blueprints reveal. In that case, he is not living up the designed role of a kingdom fathering leader.

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