People, people, people: do you really believe that Father would always be testing your resolve every time you were in dire need? Of course, we know there are times of testing, but there is a thing called final exams. It comes a time, at least for a season, where the testing is not the reason for the hold up. Please, what kind of Father would always watch you suffer when you are in need, and you can’t get up. I understand that our Father God is better to us on His bad day than the best natural father is to his kids on his best day. So what’s up with this always lacking, and needing something just to make it through a reasonable day? You know, just a plain regular day: not eating out at the big game type day, not buying new clothes type day, but just a get up in the morning day with everything that you need already in place. You just get up out of bed looking forward to starting your day, and making it a day that was better than the day before: yeah, that kind of reasonable day.
Have you ever been in a store, and was ready to check out, but you didn’t see anyone close to the check out register? Yeah, me too, it happened to me just this past Thursday. However, once I got closer to the counter, there it was: I saw the little bell with the little sign on it that read ring bell when ready. Well, I was ready, and as soon as I rung that bell, like out of no where comes this head ready to check me out. I was in the place with everything that I needed, and I had money to pay for everything that I needed. And although I saw the exit door in front of me, I didn’t see the person that I needed to get me out of that door with the things I needed until I rung the bell for service. You already know where I’m going with this don’t you? You see, many of us have positioned ourselves in a pretty good place in the Lord, but we just haven’t figured out how to get that good place in the Lord, transferred out of the Lord. We see the exit doors: prayer, praise, song, exaltation, worship, etc., etc., but we can’t seem to get the things needed into our lives so that we can live that reasonable day.
The Body of Christ operates very differently from any other major body of operation, but it still operates according to Kingdom principles. You still have to have a word from God concerning your reasonable day. You can’t just be wondering around, and not have direction and purpose. Let’s stay focus on those that are already well positioned in the Lord. You have your word(s) from God that you hold dear too, and you have patiently followed the leading of the Holy Ghost concerning that word. This is why you find yourself well positioned in the Lord. This allows you to be ready to check out of the Kingdom store with what you need for your reasonable day.
There is one question that you will want to answer before you ring the bell for the check-out person. The answer will let you know if you are ready to ring the bell for service. The question to ask yourself is this, have I done all that I can do with, and to the word(s)? In order to be ready for the check-out person, you (an adopted son), and the Holy Ghost (power) must have worked together to do everything that you both can do to bring that word into position for check out. It can only mean one thing if the time has come to ring the bell: it means that it is Father-time. Jesus said to the Father, “I know that you always hear me.” The reason the Father always heard Jesus was because Jesus was always in great position when He called for the check-out person. Remember the one example of Lazarus in the previous post, Jesus and the power of God did not call for the check-out person (The Father) to bring life from the kingdom store back to Lazarus prematurely. Jesus had to make sure that He did His part by producing patience in the fruit of the spirit to wait a couple of days, and the Holy Ghost did His part by bringing forth the word of wisdom that Jesus come in a couple of days. You see the fruit production by the Son to wait, and the manifestation of the Holy Ghost on how long to wait, positioned the Son to be heard when He rings the bell for service.
We adopted sons have been prematurely calling for the check-out person. We must improve our skill level in working out the word with the Holy Ghost. It will not be the Word or the Holy Ghost that will delay the check-out person when you ring the bell: the thing that delays check-out are the sons, no make that the adopted sons. There is only perfection in the equation with the Son Jesus, the Holy Ghost power, and the times and seasons in the power of the Father (check-out person). Now when you add us human adopted sons to the equation, that’s where you will find the delays in the process. We adopted sons have to understand that it is us walking out the word, and not Jesus the only begotten perfect Son. So you have to stop ringing the bell prematurely, and make sure that you are in good position before you check out. If you and I call for the check out person to manifest life back to Lazarus from the Kingdom store prematurely, service will not be provided. We are not missing the will of the Father, but we are missing the times and seasons that hold the will of the Father. In all truth, they are one and the same for us. Let’s Not Ring The Bell Prematurely: Father awaits with the times and seasons of your word of hope in His own power to render service!!!
It’s Father time.