The original Apostles of Jesus, the disciples of Jesus, and the other people around as Jesus came to their towns with the good news; they all had one thing in common that no one else has had after Jesus went home to be with his Father. They knew that they had received the word from Jesus: there was no concern, or doubt as to whether or not that the word just heard, did indeed just come forth from Jesus. They could see him, and be right there with him in bodily form to know that the word coming forth, came forth from him. There was no wondering if the word was from his voice, or from the thoughts of their own mind; no, they were sure that the word that came forth, came forth straight from his mouth. There was no if the Lord be willing because they knew for sure that he be willing as he had just finished telling them in person that he be willing. This got me to thinking of how people who saw Jesus, heard directly from Jesus, and was around Jesus all the time from the start of his ministry; they still had many of the same logistical hindrances as we do today, when it came to seeing the manifestation of the word come to pass. I initially thought that the pioneers of the early Church had such an advantage over us having been around Jesus, for I would have loved to just come to a meeting to receive from Jesus as he gives forth the word I need in a similar manner to a Doctor giving forth the prescription that I need to make me whole. Then it hit me, yeah, I still would have loved to have seen Jesus in person sooner than later; but I realized that they did not have as much of an advantage as I thought at first.
Jesus said it himself in Matthew 9:15, “And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.” You and I have had to learn all the logistics of any operation of the Father from the jump of our entire walk, not having present with us in bodily form the bridegroom. However, the early members of the bridechamber who had the bridegroom present with them for a while, would need a while once he did leave just to get up to standard operation logistically. And it was almost as if the members of the bridechamber were handicapped as long as Jesus was still present with them. And remember, there are certain logistical steps of the spirit that must happen first before some kind of the spiritual operations can even be processed: Matthew 17:18-21, “ And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” So can you see from this passage of scriptures, how the children of the bridechamber, the disciples in this case are at a handicap? If the spiritual operation here to rebuke the devil to depart out of the boy, has logistical steps that require prayer and fasting for this kind of faith to come forth, according to Matthew 9:15 as previously stated above, the disciples will not usually be in a position to do the steps necessary, for this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
So let’s read again Matthew 9:15, “And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.” So howbeit, that the process to rebuke the devil require prayer and fasting, but if the bridechamber is not doing any fasting as long as the bridegroom is with them, then they are handicapped, and can not process this operation. So as I said, seeing Jesus earlier in my development as the early church pioneers did would have been more than amazing; however, I realize that seeing Jesus as the early church did was not the only key to success in the Father’s operation. The key to having the results of that hoped for will depend on the proper processing of the logistical steps in the operation: so If You Don’t Process It, You Don’t Move The Father. And one last thing, I now understand better why it was expedient for the Apostles that Jesus got on up out of here: 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.” Now this really is a handicap: if Jesus stays, the disciples will not fast in the manner as they should as long as he, the bridegroom, is with them. And in order for these kind of operations to manifest, the Holy Ghost will need to come. And then the Apostles can bring forth the faith needed by prayer and by fasting: so yes, it was indeed expedient for Jesus to be taken, and to just shed on. Acts 2:33, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.”
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