Since we can’t see Father, we have to wait on movement by the Word to know that He maybe in the area. Then once we know that He is in the area overseeing His operations, we have to be ready to jump His operation in order to be in sync with Him. The way that Father finishes the operations of God, has to be treated like the five virgins that were ready with their oil at the bridegroom’s arrival: He is passing, now may the prepared jump Father’s operation, and be rewarded. We miss the rewards that God has for us because of foolishness. We just believe that what God has for me, He just has for me: that is not necessarily true. What He has for you, he has for you if you are ready, and willing when it comes your way. The other five virgins, also without sin, didn’t get what God had for them because they did not make them selves to be ready when the time and season came their way. They were simply not willing to do what the same other five virgins were willing to do. It maybe, they like so many others just had to believed that what God has for me, He has for me regardless. Why else would you gather with some who have their oil, and you not at least run back to grab a little something that has some oil in it?
Yeah, I think the problem is that we forget who we are dealing with when it comes to God. I know that you can’t beat God’s giving no matter how hard you try, but you got to turn the giving into you receiving before you can bank it. We deal with God like we deal with each other, I mean, God is nothing like us: His ways are much higher than our ways, and therefore, we have to treat His operation as such. Here is God’s business attitude summed up in this one well know scripture, obedience is better than sacrifice. God said that we may have to forgive seventy times seven, that did not pertain to Him. He is God, what sin has he committed? what other than the greatest expression of love has He given to us than to give His only begotten son. Some people would not give away a fig bar out of a twelve pack, let alone an only begotten son. No, we are coming at God in the fashion as though we may have something in common with Him. Thanks be to God that we do have the one thing in common with the Father that really makes all the difference, and that is Jesus. He’s the one that bonds us to the Father, and the Father to us.
Now Jesus comes at the Father the correct way, and He expects us to do the same. You see God, and especially at the Father Tier, He does not play. He really does do things decently and in order: even the one and only Jesus didn’t mess with that law when He was here on earth. One of many examples that fascinates me, and you can easily find many throughout scripture is when Jesus feeds the Five Thousand. I mean with all the hungry, sick, worn out people in need of relief service, what is the first that Jesus does with the people? Pray? No. Jesus commands His staff to make them all sit down by companies upon the green grass. Jesus also had them sit down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. There is more, but you get my point: And they did all eat, and were filled. Listen, if the other five virgins had done things decently and in order, keeping their lamps filled with oil would have been at the top of their to do list. This would have allowed them to be ready, while they wait for it, to jump on board when the bridegroom did come along and receive a reward also. The reward is not just yours because it’s just yours. It is yours because you were ready to jump on board the operation when it came your way.
The other thing to keep in mind is that the God, at the “Word” Tier, has built- in parameters along your path of keeping things done decently and in order. Some things take more of your time than others because God’s operations are always on the Father’s time clock. The “Word” Tier of the one God let’s you know the will of God; the “Holy Spirit” Tier of the one God moves what you now know into position: but the “Father” Tier of the one God holds the time and seasons of what you are hoping for all in His control. So don’t feel anxious while you do your due diligence if the steps you are taking seem a little longer to complete than usual. It maybe that the positioning of your “Word” since reaching the “Holy Spirit” Tier was slowed up a little on purpose to keep you aligned with God’s timing at the “Father” Tier level. The “Word” God seen in substance, the “Holy Spirit” God seen in power moving that substance into position, the “Father” God releasing the times and seasons at the appointed time to finish His will, and us sons in God who are used to be His hands must all be managed together as one to work the operation to its finish. Elijah didn’t say to Elisha that what you asked of God for you, God has that for you. No. What he said to Elisha was that if you be here at the end of this operation, and you see me (replace me with Father) when I (He) finish up, then you can have that which you ask. So keep ready, watch, and wait for it: the operation of God is on course. Work with the “word” and “Holy Spirit” so that your substance used to get what you hoped for will have the order and decency needed to be ready when “Father” passes through with the times and seasons for that operation: THEN JUMP THE OPERATION.