God had to do it. He had to send His only begotten son to get the job done: to die for our sins in order that we may have eternal life. This is a hard thing to do, but God “so” loved us that He did it. You can imagine how difficult this would be for a human family to pull off: to give up your only begotten son to save a bunch of strangers that except doing bad times conveniently chose not to know you personally. Wow, that really would be tough to expect from a human family. Thank God we were not called to attempt such a thing. Now, there was one human that I read about with that burden put on him. When Abraham was called to do it with Isaac, God did not allow it to be a family affair. Sarah had already laughed when Abraham first told her that God said she would give birth to a child: it’s no telling what she would have done once Abraham came home to her with that dilly of information from God.
You know what else is hard to do? Intentionally go to the cross, and lay down your own life for a bunch of strangers that except doing bad times conveniently chose not to know you personally. Well, that is exactly what Jesus did for us strangers. And on the way to doing that, He also placed His mom in the hands of another putting them in a fresh new relationship not of their on choosing. Can you also see why Elijah responded to Elisha the way he did when Elisha asked him to let a double portion of his spirit be upon him? This spiritual stuff is difficult to pull off no matter what generation you come from: there is no pathway called the easy way out. It is all difficult, and most importantly, you have to be there through the end of the process to receive your portion.
Now speaking of being difficult to pull off, Jesus was successful, but He did not come to the fight short on power. No. Father made sure Jesus had more to fight with than any other combatant that He would face. Matter of fact, it pleased the Father so much that He gave the man Jesus the Fullness of the God head in bodily form to fight His fight. Here is something to think about, if Jesus needed access to all power to do His calling, don’t you think that any people of lesser ability than Jesus might need that same help?
Well, we are definitely no Jesus, so we will need everything that Jesus needed in order for us to succeed also: from begotten son to adopted sons. We are the adopted sons left here by the only begotten son to run the family business here on earth. Jesus knowing that the word alone was not sufficient to complete their work, He directed the Apostles not to go forth until they received the promise of the Holy Ghost. Like Jesus who had the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form, we adopted sons would need to have access to the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.
The access to the fullness of God started for us adopted sons when the Word himself was made flesh, and walked amongst us. He (The Word) now lives in the hearts of them that receives Him, and believes in His name. Next, when the Word (Jesus) ascended upon high to sit at the right hand of His Father, God sent us adopted sons another member of the Godhead. He sent us the Holy Ghost to give us power, and to teach us how to walk in the Word that now lives in our hearts. When the Holy Ghost is received by each of us individually, he resides in our new spirit. The Body of Christ has been at this phase of development for quite sometime awaiting to attain the maturity level to usher in the final God head member: Father.
So now, we (the Body of Christ) have received two-thirds of the members (the Word and the Holy Ghost) of the Godhead in bodily form. Father (the greater, and the unknown will that holds the times and seasons) is the final member of the Godhead that is left, and He is not willing to wait any longer on any further development of the Body as a whole: the time has come, and the time is now for Father-time. Here’s how Father is going to complete the fullness of the Godhead to the members of the Body of Christ. Those members that are ready to become fully adopted sons operating in like capacity as Jesus, will receive an opportunity to receive Father in bodily form. Once this happens to those that step up to the plate, they will have the ability to have Father finish the call on their life as He did with Jesus.
How do you know if you are in position to act on an opportunity to receive Father? First of all, the Word that you have already been walking in all these years have brought you to a fork in your walk. The power of the Holy Ghost has helped moved some hindrances, and giving you some victories, but the full work of that word is not finished yet. The fork in your walk has brought you to your Gethsemane crossroad just as it did with Jesus. Here is where Father will be waiting for you with your opportunity to receive Him, and attain the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form to finish the work. Jesus tells us clearly through His agony in the garden exactly what the Father needs from us. The agony that you have experienced at times will tell you exactly what the Father needs from you. The awareness that Jesus had concerning laying His life down, and taking on His death at the cross caused Him great agony in his soul. What are you aware of concerning laying down a part of your life at your cross that causes you great agony in your soul also as it did to Jesus? This thing that causes you all that agony in your soul is what the Father wants from you. Jesus thing was His death on the cross. Now feel your pain, and name your thing.
The Word and the Holy Ghost has brought you to a place in your soul where your emotions, and your mind are in agreement to let Father have His will. Your will on the other hand is fighting you tooth, and nail not to let Father have His will. Father wants you to let Him have your soul as Jesus did by finally denying your will, and saying to him your will be done. The victory is yours when you bare down, and rise above the pain that this thing brings to your soul with a mighty surrender to Father. You may have to hand over a relationship, or two to get your soul free as Jesus did with His mom.
So here it is, Father can’t take your will from you: you have to lay down your way to Him of your own accord. Once you do it, it is Father-time. So many members of the Body of Christ believe that you just keep waiting on God, and all things will come to pass on its own. Once you get into the soul, the only one that can take your will down is YOU: Then it’s Father-Time!!