Jesus once said to the Father while performing a miracle on Lazarus, “And I knew that thou hearest me always.” My thought to all of the adopted sons within the Body of Christ is this, do you feel at times that you have to be lucky with the Father? Can you say to the Father what Jesus said to the Father, and honestly mean it in the same context? Let me give you the two contexts that this is usually spoken from in terms of understanding its meaning. When the members of the Body of Christ (the adopted sons) say this, they believe that the Father heard them, but their understanding is that it will come to pass at sometime in their life time: later than sooner. They may need it to come to pass immediately, or sometime really soon, but they have not exercised the skill to really impressed upon the Father their true desire. Now on the other hand, when Jesus (the only begotten son) says this to Father, Jesus has impressed upon the Father the intent of His true desire. Jesus expects things to happen when He expects them to happen: just ask the out of season fig tree. It’s not good to be out of season. The “word” will not work for you fully when out of season.
So why is it that we have so much hitting and missing when it comes to the bringing to pass, of the word desired, and then very little admitting that the missing wasn’t just because He didn’t come when you wanted Him too? Let’s say in all truth that He just didn’t get there on time at times, or in all fairness to the Father, we just didn’t get Him there on time. I use to operate a training facility back in the mid 90’s thru early 2004 years, and I can tell you for sure that there were many ministry leaders that I met who came up short quite a few times within the time allotted them for their word of hope to come to pass. Let me ask you this question? Do you really believe that Jesus would tell us that greater things would we do, if we couldn’t do them when it counted? There are many things that need to happen at a specific time, or you can just keep them in your pocket. Ok, he who is without things not ever coming late, cast the first stone at me.
Now for the rest of us who has experienced on more than a few occasions that word of hope not coming to pass before the time expired, listen up. Jesus was always on time because He was given the fullness of God. It pleased the Father to make Jesus all God. So what that meant to Jesus was simply this, He would process things according to the timing of the Father: because He had the Father in Him as they were one. For example, Jesus knew not to come running as soon as the sisters sent news of Lazarus death because He knew that the timing for it was a few days later in order to serve God’s full purpose: so Jesus was equipped to always be on time. Today, if a family calls the pastor over because of death to a family member, most pastors will find their way to the family before the day is out. And you have to remember the religious culture that we live in today: even more now than when Martha and Mary complained of Jesus taking so long to get there. The poor Pastor today would hear about his insensitivity all over social media, so he has to jet on over there or pay the price. The timing of God may say wait, but not many will be thinking, and expecting that the pastor could bring the family member back from death as the thinking was with the sisters about Jesus.
Neither Jesus nor the Father wants their main tools (the adopted sons) on earth to walk into a spiritual battle with the “Word,” and have to feel lucky. Remember that the times and the seasons for things to happen is in the hand of the Father. Jesus has the full God in Him, and we don’t. We have to move into the Father if we want to move into the fullness of the times and seasons for a word of Hope. I call my charge to talk about this process, “Fathertime,” because it is the time for the Body of Christ to add this skill level to our “word,” and “Holy Ghost” processing skill level. When we do not continue the process, and enter into the timing and seasons of Father, we miss the time and season for that word. Let’s stop having to feel lucky at times, and let’s process through the Godhead so that we can have things come to pass fully and on time.
It’s Fathertime, not feeling lucky time!!