I see it through out in the Christian world, and it usually ends up diminishing a big percent of your right to operate in the earth. Father is straight forward when it comes to operating under his banner in his name in the earth. One example you see, and hear it all the time is dealing with Covid-19: Jesus will protect me even if I don’t do the safety requirements put forth by the medical experts. Father, and Jesus have been quit consistent about matters of the selfish heart through out scripture. The same way that we see many Americans defy these matters every hour of the day, there are many Christian Americans doing the same: we are doing the works that they do. I don’t for one second believe that Jesus would defy the requirements if he was here even while knowing that he could’t get sick or that he would be healed.
So first of all, what is the waiver that we all have agreed to, and at times it seems more like we have allegedly agreed to? Well, no one knows the agreement better than Jesus, so let’s hear what it was that he agreed to do. John 6:38, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” OK, that sounds all good, and that is what I basically hear from just about every Christian when walking in the cool of the day. The cool of the day is when everything goes God’s way: when there is no heat in the day, well, everything is all well. So we all get fired up everyday to leave the cool of the day, and find that heat just so we can do what we came out of the cool to do: and that is not to do our own will, but the will of him that sent me. The Father has terms and conditions that govern the agreement to not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. If we go about doing his will without applying the terms and conditions, it will caused many problems. And many times it will expose a camouflage element of God’s plan before its time. And if you are not mature enough, you will not be able to compensate for the broken cover. You know, Jesus mother was good at pulling on Jesus to do things when it was not yet his hour, but it was Jesus, so he could handle it. I can hear Jesus now saying to his mother in John 2:4, Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. Yeah, just because we know Jesus doesn’t give us right to force his hour. When we stand out on display before the cameras in a selfish heart loading God up with all of our wants, he just waves the waiver at us, and says not my hour yet. It’s a simple waiver, and finally here it is: 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order. Yes, God is a God of Order. When we step out of order, Father is not enticed to follow us. We do not lead him. It is he that does the leading.
I mean, you had to agree to the waiver, there is no other way to be happy in Jesus unless you not do your own will, but do the will of the one that sent you. And when going forth to do his will, do it in decency and in order. We may know God, but we can’t force him to cover something just because we don’t want to do it. We need to learn how to produce the fruit of the spirit for those moments when the selfish heart wants to be the producer. You can always tell what fruit God has call for you to produce because he will keep you in the midst of activity that requires that fruit in order for you to get through. It’s the fruit, and sometimes nothing but the fruit that can get you through. The flesh doesn’t like it, but this is when you remember the reason upon which you made the agreement: I come not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. And I come to do his will in decency and in order: Father is not the one in a hurry, it is we in a hurry. You know Father always talks about the innocence of children leading the way, but when it comes to his will, and his terms and conditions of decency and in order, nothing else leads the way.
I remember from scripture how the excited Jesus, as a 12 year old boy of innocence, stayed back after the feast because he saw a great market there to do his Father’s business. Jesus in the innocence of the child, had to let it go, and come back to decency and order, but boy did he make a good case in his defense: Luke 2:49 “And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” WOW, I must be about my Father’s business: that sounds so good and convincing, but not the hour for it yet; plus a 12 year old need to fall back into the decency and the order of his parents. You know, not just with covid-19, but you will find that same response from Christians where there is a selfish element, lack of maturity, and/or wisdom. Matter of scripture fact, Jesus at that age was not dealing with a selfish heart, but he hadn’t arrived yet. Luke 2:50-52, “And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.” See here, some of the camouflage of the young Jesus had not yet undressed for there full understanding because it was not yet the hour. In verse 51) we see Jesus restore the decency and order of the flow, ” And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.” Jesus knew how to become back subject at that age, while we have people in middle age that do not humble themselves to be subject to the decency and order for the sake of their own selves. And finally in verse 52) we see the problem: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” Jesus was just not ready yet, but he was only a child: his ability to come back to being subject allows his increase in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man to just flow on. He did not diminish any of his right to operate under the banner of his Father as so many of us do: we simply will not become subject to decency and order when we should. Our selfish heart, lack of wisdom and/or stature, along with the lost favour from man and God continues to derail us.
Continue the agreement of not doing your will, but the will of the Father, and stick to the terms and conditions of being subject to decency and order. The hour always comes if you hold true to the agreement, and allow yourself to be subject to the terms and conditions. I can hear Jesus now saying for himself: John 12:23, And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Listen, I love it when all I have to do is produce a little subjectivity to walk into my hour. You do realize that this is the process, and it happens over and over again with each new word of promise to bring to pass. We should be good at this at some point: Jesus nailed it at 12 years old. What age say you, that you nailed it?
Father Does Love To Do The Body Good.