You know, when our kids reach a certain age group, most of them could pass for adults in their outward appearance. And the main reason that the vendors do an ID check is because they don’t want to break the law by unintentionally selling products and services to underage kids by trying to discern their age from their appearance. And besides, the vendors shouldn’t worry about that ID thing to much because all of the kids are happy to tell the vendor their correct age upon asking, aren’t they? Now how about the Spiritual kids, when we reach a certain age group, can most of us pass for Spiritual adults in our outward appearance? The difference between a Spiritual kid and a Spiritual adult (aka, mature and developed) is not determined by the outward appearance of each as it can be safely done with most natural kids and natural adults. And to take it a step further, just because one may come a calling with an ID card (aka, business card) to show you when first meeting, that does not tell you either, whether or not, this is a Spiritual Adult standing before you. The only way to tell if you are in front of a Spiritual adult is to judge the person by the works that are done by this person. John 14:10-11, “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.” Spiritual Adults who look just like Spiritual kids in physical appearance will begin to show their Adult ID by showing the works that they walk in. There are fifteen year old members in the Body of Christ that are more mature than some forty year old members in the Body of Christ simply because they have been in the Body learning, working, and maturing since the age of seven years old. And while the forty year old maybe only a two month convert, Heaven is happy about your coming aboard no matter what age it gets you. And when you do come aboard, whether it’s at an older age and/or with many degrees, neither will grandfather you into a mature member of the Body of Christ just yet. So, we will know if you are an adult like member of the Body of Christ, or if you are a child like member of the same Body of Christ by your works: Do you work that buck out of your way as a Spiritual adult would do, or do you run and whine about the buck to others as a Spiritual child would do? And however you work the bucks you get, you will buck up or you will buck down your ID. So can the buck stop here with the God in you? Now that is the question.
So Why Is It Really About The Father Right Now? There have been, and there will continue to be least two operations being spearheaded by the Father that highly effect the placement of the Body of Christ in all Godhead operations. We have the development of each member from a Spiritual child in God up into a Spiritual adult, mature and developed in God. These operations are different in structure, but of the same God: 1 Corinthians 12:6, “And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.” Since the beginning of the Church, each member has followed the model intentionally left by, and done by Jesus, for all to follow after. This is not how it plays out in application in our lives, but this is how the Father had Jesus to work it out. And don’t forget that Jesus, unlike you and I, he was given the fullness of the Godhead in body form from jump, so he could move along in the model in a teachable manner suitable for our learning. Remember the model Jesus left: Word, Power, and Will. So Jesus walked in the Word fulfilling every iota first, let’s just say up to age thirty; and then Jesus moved in the Power performing healings, miracles, words of wisdom/knowledge and so forth and so on as it is for one to profit withal in the Holy Ghost, let’s just say another three years; and finally Jesus surrendered to move into the finish to die on the cross and be risen, let’s just say three days, to give us eternal life. Now that was the model, and application for Jesus, the one with the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form. So how was Jesus able to make it really about the Father Now, or should I say, then, at that moment for him? He did it because he went through all three phases of the Godhead successfully on all that was required to point him to the cross. When Jesus gave up the ghost, he was saying, ok Father, I trust you that your Will spoken by your Word will come to pass if I let go, and let God: and Jesus as we know, he let that ghost go, and let the Word of the Father not return unto him void. So right now, this is really about the Father needing some adult sons and daughters who will move pass the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and give him, the Father, his chance now to Finish. We do not finish many things because we don’t make it about the Father, Now. Spiritual kids can walk in the Word to a degree, and more mature kids can even move in the power of God on behalf of others to a degree, but it takes a Spiritual Adult son or daughter to climb up on that cross, give up the ghost, and make it really about the Father now. And Jesus did not show it to be easy, but he knew there would be sons and daughters to answer the call, now.
And here is another major benefit for us in the Body of Christ at this present time. When Jesus did his thing, one reason why he had to have the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form is because he had to pull from the Godhead to get the work done, and do it as a man would have to do it. Can you imagine, knowing that if you wanted to, you could call on the Father for help, and that the Father would send more than twelve legions of angels at your disposal? And Jesus would have only one response to such, “But I come not to do my will, but the Will of he who sent me.” Are you ready to do that, just give up the ghost, or any power that you may could call on, and just let go, and let it really be about the Father, now? One example, and it seems like only Jesus went through this; he had to fully complete the Word in those first thirty years so that he could Spiritually receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove. Remember, the Holy Ghost had not yet fallen, and could not fall until Jesus had departed. So Jesus had to have this fullness in him to operate, but still operate it as a man would: wow, torture. Oh, oh, after all of this was finished, Jesus even talked about how he missed all of the glory that he had earlier with his Father, while he was here on earth at his Father’s business: John 17:5, And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” So it wasn’t like Jesus was having the time of his life while here doing the Father’s Will. And we need to keep that in mind also, it’s not like we are suppose to be having the time of our life while doing the Will of the Father.
Now Jesus, the Son, has been the only member of the Church, the head, who operated with only one of the Godhead members while on earth. When Jesus was here, since he was the Word made flesh, he himself was endowed with all of the Word gifts, and when he ascended upon high, it was he who gave the five-fold ministry gifts along with all the administration gifts to man. The original Apostles all had the opportunity to train under the Son, and also were the first to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost. So not only did they have Jesus, the Word made flesh, present in the Body; but after Jesus ascended on high, the Holy Ghost was present for the Body also to have and to hold. Now Here is the significance to having a member of the Godhead present to reign for a time: when Jesus was here, the Apostles did not even have to fast, and do other things because Jesus, the Word made flesh, was present. And when the Word Godhead was present, they didn’t have to fast for the Word because the help meet was here with all that was need already. And Jesus made it be known that once he was gone, then fasting, and other things would be done: Mark 2:18-20, “And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not? 19) And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20) But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.” And likewise with the Holy Ghost Godhead, as long as he was here during his time to reign, the Apostles were able to do an abundance of miracles because the one Godhead endowed with miracles was here to reign. Now the original Apostles did not see any of what they started come to a finish because they were way ahead of the time, and the Body of Christ, really unawares to them specifically, was just getting started. The Apostles and the early church for generations did not experience the abundance of finishing what they started as we can today because the Father had not made his presence during his specified time of reign as Jesus did, and as the Holy Ghost did.
And when it comes to us today, we benefit from the long development history of the Church. The Church, the Body of Christ, was established and built on a solid rock by the Lord himself. And what he infused into the Body the short time that he was here, continues in the hearts of all of his members in the Body of Christ to be experienced by all no matter the generation they enter into his Body. It has taken generations, but the Body has matured in the Word to be a Spiritual adult on the Word level. Then right after Jesus ascended upon high, and he had to leave in order for the Holy Ghost to come because of the Spiritual process: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” You may not be aware of how the Spiritual process works: once you are standing on a Word of hope, and after you have done all you can do with that Word, it will depart from the way it began, and it will shed into the next stage as the Holy Ghost will just move on it once you have walked it correctly. This is what Jesus meant when he said to the Apostles that it was expedient for them that he go away: today if you process the Word correctly, it will be made flesh as it departs and just go away. It’s like the most beautiful sunset that you have ever seen as you see the Word just depart, and be made into flesh as the Holy Ghost just sheds that Word into flesh or made natural.
The Body of Christ also, after generations, has matured in the Holy Ghost, to be a Spiritual Adult on the Holy Ghost Level. The Body of Christ, especially over the past few generation, has been able to mature in this area because of the presence of the Holy Ghost. The presence of the Holy Ghost has given all with the faith to believe, the opportunity to bring to pass that which was hoped for mainly because he was here to reign in abundance for a period of time. Now don’t misunderstand me, the Holy Ghost will abide in us for ever, but the Body of Christ is now ready for the final comforter to reign for a period of time, and that will be the Father. The Father has always been seeking such sons, wait let me read it as stated in the scripture: John 4:23, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” The Father has always seeketh such to worship him; however, the hour had not cometh yet, to be able to say, and now is. Now is has been waiting for the Body of Christ to be ready for the Father to come “when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and it truth.” And always remember the model that Jesus followed, and left for us to follow: Word, Power, and Will. The corporate Body of Christ is ready for an abundance of finishes from the Father concerning his Will. Since we are Spiritual Adults now in the Word, and the Holy Ghost, the hour has come to finish our development. The great thing about having the Father put in his time as did Jesus, and did the Holy Ghost, is that he will bring with him all of the finishes that one can handle. If you are indeed mature in Word, and in the Holy Ghost, you will be able to worship him in Spirit and in truth to receive your finishes. The other great thing, oh, and don’t forget what Jesus said about the Father: John 14:28, “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” You know what makes the Father so much greater is the fact that he controls not just what the Word spoke, but he is the only one who controls the Will unspoken. You know, think about it, we have the Word, the known Will; and then the Father has the Word unspoken yet, the unknown Will that he brings with him for us to finish with if we need it.
So lets make the entire Boy of Christ, a complete and mature, Spiritual Adult, and make the time be it: Be Really About The Father Right Now. I did a post recently entitled, “Can You Stand The Reign Of The Father.” Here is what I need you to do: first walk the specific Word unto full faith as you know how to do already; secondly apply the Holy Ghost to that Word to position it accordingly to the Father’s Will already spoken; and third I need you to stand the reign of the Father by looking for the Father to pass near by you in his truth made flesh. And then trust the Father and step right into him to finish it before he passes by. And afterwards, go and do it on another specific Word over and over again! This will be our season of many finishes.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.