I was thinking after praying this morning, and sometimes I can really get to thinking after I have a little talk and listen with God. In John 14:2 Jesus says, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” This is pretty clear, and straight forward. Jesus in bodily form went bye-bye many years ago to His Father’s Super Big House to prepare a place for us to come back to after He returns from earth with us, right? Ok, most everyone can handle that without having to give much more support to that promise. Plus this promise is easy to find all through out scripture. Then, I had this thought about what the Father was doing right now, while His Son finishes up getting things ready for us in Heaven. And I just hope the Holy Ghost is able to get a breather since He is doing double duty between those two. Even in Genesis 2:2 when the heavens and the earth were finished, along with all the host of them on the seventh day, God ended his work he had made and he rested. This current operation has taken a lot longer than just seven days. I hope we are doing enough of our part so that God can get a little rest from all this work: at least a 15 minute break twice a day!
OK, enough, We had jokes this morning! Back to the thought about what the Father is doing now. Jesus said in Acts 1:7-8, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Verse 8, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” It has never been in our power to decide when to know the times and seasons of the life of a thing, but we were given the power to work on a thing knowing that Father would meet us at some point to manifest what He had already prepared. The scripture does not say that we couldn’t know the times and seasons of a thing. It just says that the time of knowing was not in our power to control.
This brings me to Fathertime. The body of Christ has matured from its milk of the word state for a long time now, and has become quite mature in the meat of the word while working in conjunction with the power of the Holy Ghost. We also now have in the Body of Christ members that are advanced enough to walk with Father as a son as Jesus did when He was on the earth. Father is here now for the sons that have walked to the fulfillment of the word, and are just sitting at the edge of its time to step into the manifestation of that time and season in which the Father has put in His own power. No other of the Godhead comforters controls the power to release the time and season of a thing. Yeah, the Holy Ghost does carry the gift of healing, and working of miracles, but the time and season for someone to receive the manifestation will have already been in line with the will of the Father first. Yeah, the word of God carries the faith to say what you will have, and have it, but the time and season for that word to manifest will have already been in line with the will of Father first. No matter how we look at the God head, they are one unified God moving as one with one purpose in mind, the will of the Father.
It really comes down to this. In Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. We that are mature sons looking to walk with Father as Jesus did are aware of this one thing. Father has His time and season already set, and you must be willing to sit by the brook until He gets ready to open your next season. This is one main reason why the scripture says NOW faith is. And this is because from the time faith first comes Now, until Father releases the time and season, you must remain ready to step. It requires a high level of maturity, trust, and just love for God to remain ready at any moment just in case He decides today is the day. It’s not about sin at this level, or being good enough to step into the time and season. No, it’s about being ready, and allowing Him to be God at the time He decides to be God. There were 10 virgins, meaning no sin, but half of them missed the bridegroom when He came through: stay ready as not to miss Father when He decides to come through. Yeah Jesus is away in bodily form preparing a place in Heaven for us, but Father is in earth taking care the business of God that He put in His own power: bringing to pass that which He prepared for earth. Once you have walked the “Word” to its fullness in the power of the “Holy Ghost,” who’re you gonna call? That’s Right: FATHER.
He has your time and season in His own power!