It’s not hard to identify which member of the God head is at work in your midst when you see a move of God. If I am in the midst of a move of God where a prophecy comes forth to edify someone, or a word of knowledge reveals a sickness in someone; and then we later found out the next Sunday that the person was told by the doctor there were signs of the sickness being there, but it was all gone somehow. Well, there is no confusion as to which member of the Godhead had been in our midst on that particular day now is it? Yes, you are correct, it was the Holy Ghost who would have been the one responsible for caring out all of those actions: 1 Corinthians 12:4 & 7-11, “4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit, 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” So just keep in mind the characteristics of the Holy Ghost for quick identification of him; and also remember that he can render this activity through any member as he wills, or he can just take care of business all by himself. Now what you will see for foundation, and building purposes within the Body of Christ is a granting of theses characteristics of himself to members of the Body in the form of gifts. We will need these gifts to use to profit withal as we walk out the Word of God in order to bring to pass the Will of God.
Now Jesus, our Lord and Savior, he is doing double duty: not only is he the Son of God who died on the cross to save us, but he was also the Word made flesh: John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” And if the truth be known, not only is Jesus with us in our hearts at all times, but he is also with us in our Word at all times making sure that the Word becomes what it is suppose to become. This makes it a win win situation for us to have Jesus working with us in our hearts to comfort us through it all, as well as to have Jesus working with us as the Word to make sure what we need to have done gets done. And check out the resume that Jesus had when he was already the full time Word of God, before he was made flesh, and took on another full time position as being the Son of God who saved the World from eternal death. Check it out: John 1:1-4, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” It is so much here, but let’s just look at verse 3 above in which I have made bold. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” So when you have something that you have hopes for, and you want it to be brought to pass, well, need I say more? We have the life of the Word, as our Word, who is simply known in his neck of the woods as the one who will make come to pass all things that will be coming to pass. So you can identify when the Word with life is in our midst because the Word will be coming forth to tell you the Will of the Father of what will be made. And if it will be made, according to verse three above again in which is still in bold, it will not be made without him, the Word. Now if I am a member of the Body of Christ, and thank God that I am, I am not going forth to bring nothing to pass that I hope for without the Word, for without him, is not any thing made that is made. And Jesus, the Word, he left gifts also: Ephesians 4:8 & 11-12, “8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” Since Jesus couldn’t remain here in bodily form, he left some of himself as gifts to still be manifested in bodily form through the gifting of men and women with the Word. So you can easily identify when Jesus’ Word is manifesting in bodily form by his ministers. The Word is the member of the Godhead in which you must first begin to even have the thing that you hope for made at the end.
Now I love even more to talk about the greatest member of the Godhead, and that would be the Father. Oh no, don’t take my word for it, lets take the word of the one who would know best and better than anyone who we can’t even imagine, Jesus: 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.” The Father has been waiting his turn to come into the Body of Christ, and establish a more permanent residency with us than ever before. In most of the past times, the Father would come and do his part of the God head as needed, but then he would have to give way to the God head member in charge of member development at that time. So here we have the Father responsible for the operation, but still needing sons and daughters to finish their growth and development before he can spend more time with the Body: 1 Corinthians 12:6, “ And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.” The Father is the same God which worketh all in all as he sets the directives concerning all the operations. Even from the beginning the Father sent forth the Word from his bosom as the times and seasons shed forth to create the heavens and the earth; and the Word and the Spirit went forth to do what they do so well: they have things moved, and they have all things that will be made, made. The Father still gives the directives today as the Holy Ghost, and the Word still have things moved, and they still have all things that will be made, made. So the Holy Spirit delegates the power gifts. Jesus delegates the ministry or administrative gifts, and the Father delegates the operation gifts and they all work together to accomplish the task. The Father has gifts also: Romans 12:6-8, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. The one gift from the Father, ruleth, utilizes the gift of governments to give you a strong sense of order, and proportion which is needed to prevent using too little of your faith: 2 Kings 13:17, 17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.” You can see here how the direction from the Prophet was to smite the Syrians till they have consumed them, but the King wasn’t gifted by the Father to know how much smiting it would require to have consumed them, so he came up short. No one comes up short like that on purpose, but if you are not gifted, you can only guess. Continuing with 2 Kings 13:18-19, “18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. 19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.
The Father has many gifts that shed forth as the member matures in the Body, after having built the foundation of the operation on the Word and the Holy Ghost. You can easily identify the voice of the Father because it will sound like a directive or mission: for example, “go to a land of milk of honey,” or “tell Pharaoh to let my people go.” I know the Father isn’t all commando, but I wanted to make a point. The Word and the Holy Ghost will always be in support or give guidance to the directive or better said, the Will of the Father. And it is not difficult to recognize a move by the Father, for it will be made of his Will. Many times we do see the Father shedding into our world, but we don’t see ourselves as worthy to take the leap into what lies before us. I am sitting here laughing as I am writing because of the example that just came into my mind. Okay, lets do it, and go way back to the summer before my junior year in high school. I was even at Church when this happened, as one of the most beautiful girls, if not the most beautiful girl at the high school came up to me. Of course I knew of her, and we had been at the same church for about a year as her family had moved to the city a little over a year earlier. When she told me what she want me to know, I actually looked around to make sure she really was talking to me. lol. She told me that she wanted me to be her boyfriend, and lets say for practical purposes, that this was the Father moving and manifesting one of the things that I was hoping for at that time. Now I could have said “No Way” if I thought that I was unworthy, and out of my league; and I was out of my league, but with God on my side! The thought at the time had never crossed my mind that “I” could be “her” boyfriend, and not because it wasn’t a great thought, but maybe the faith and confidence could have been lacking, but God was on my side. It was so long ago, I really don’t remember the exact thoughts; however, here’s the thing, if I say NO to her, but I keep that hope of having a girlfriend at that time as a thing that I hope for, am I now telling the Father that I am hoping for less, and that having him on my side isn’t really all that people shout it up to be? And then he would have to restart the faith operation all over, and reduce many of the current parameters that was in play this time to bring this particular manifestation to pass, in order to present another manifestation to me later. And who knows how long a manifestation that makes my faith comfortable enough to say yes is going to take. Let me say this to you who consider yourself not worthy of the Father’s best, RECONSIDER, the Father always bring his best first, then it’s up to you. And You Should Know The Father By His Will, and STOP thinking of yourselves as unworthy of his best when He manifest, if He is on your side. I said yes to the Father manifestation way back then, and I am still saying yes to the Father’s best manifestations today! And you need to remember that the battle, or the doing is not yours; but you do have to show up to dress it, and then you get to keep it.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.