I hope that everyone who followed along with me in this series, “As A Result Of Relationship,” was able to follow along recalling their own account of what lead them to the place they have come to in relationship with God, even the Father. The one thing where we were all the same is that we all had a beginning in God that allowed us to start a relationship with Jesus. The one thing where we were all different is that we all had a different path to follow in building our relationship with God, even the Father. And once again, I want to put out the foundation scripture, as I have in all the previous post in this series, which is the reason why we all have the one thing in common, we all have to start in Jesus, before we can get to the Father. John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” In the same manner in which I spoke of in the previous post, I will speak of it in today’s post. We all know that we must come to Jesus to receive salvation, and to later have life eternal in Heaven with the Son and the Father, and we know that salvation is a done deal as long as we believe, and keep the faith. The focus of this series concerning John 14:6 is that we know the truth, but while we are still here on the earth, we must also show the proof: I can not have life, and have it more abundantly here on the earth with just the truth. I will need to have that truth, become proof on the earth if I am to have the goods and services needed to live life abundantly; therefore, I will need to build a relationship with the Father here on earth in order for that to happen. And the only way to build a relationship with the Father, is to first have one with the Son, because no one comes to the Father, but by the Son. So you have followed along as I gave a brief account of my beginning, and my start to a great relationship with Jesus, as you were hopefully recalling your own account to remembrance as we went along. I left off with yesterday’s post having Jesus shed me off to the Holy Ghost concerning my Word, “what more was next for me for my relationship with the Father.” The Lord will shed you off to the Holy Ghost for the next move only after you have exhausted all that he requires of you to do with the Word in which you are hoping for to come to pass. And by the way, if you are just joining us in this series, “As A Result Of Relationship,” you will need to have the Lord lead you as to which post in the series that you should go forward, and read to bring you up to speed with where we are in the account. I will do a decent job of including information that is needed for the current post to be complete, but there are many nuggets that you may miss out on from the earlier post in the series. The process of bringing to pass that which you hope for, will be applied to each operation; therefore, you will need to start each new operation, or request made to the Father, or whatever it is that you are hoping for, you will need to start it on the Word: for no man cometh unto the Father to have the Word made flesh or made natural for use on the earth, but by Jesus.
So how did Jesus shed me off to the Holy Ghost for what was next in my relationship with the Father after I had exhausted the Word in faith for which I was hoping for? One reason that it takes a little while for most to reach maturity in the Lord, in the Word, is because there is so much to learn in the Word play book. No, you just don’t wake up all saved one day, and then just score, score, score, victory after victory after victory. We do get many victories when we first come to Christ, but most of those are elementary level victories, and many are built in victories on the house, already mapped out for you to win as the Lord has numbered your baby Christian steps. And the other thing that usually happens for the neophyte Christian just entering into the Body of Christ, you are surrounded by seasoned, skilled, and very confident, and mature veterans in the Lord who will have most of your prayers already answered as they hear them before the prayers even have a chance to be known unto God. When you first come into a new Church Body, just need something: it’s supplied before you get to leave the building, if any foundation member or any Church leader finds out about it. That is just what the Body of Christ Do (Do just sounds better than Does). Anyway, back to how did Jesus shed me off to the Holy Ghost? Of course, I didn’t know the play book like I know it now, but to put it simply, it’s like a tag team or a 4 x 100 meter relay team: you tag me in or you hand over the baton me in. When the member of the tag team in action reaches the hand out, the interpretation is tag my hand to become the man; and also when the member of the relay team in action with the baton in hand reaches the baton out, the interpretation again is take it from my hand to become the woman. It is the same technique with the Godhead member team: once I exhaust everything that Jesus wants me to do with the Word in which I am hoping for, then he will shed me into the next Godhead member, the Holy Ghost. My path for example, my Baptist training from childhood unto a young adult gave me the best foundation in Jesus for “my” path; and then I met a Pentecostal Pastor while out running one day, and I later visited his Church a few times where I first heard about having relationship with the Holy Ghost. I had only began to exhaust all of what Jesus wanted me to fulfill in the Word in conjunction with the knowledge of the Holy Ghost. My path example continued on when I moved to another state, and joined a Church that preached the Word, as well as the gifts of the Holy Ghost. I learned more about the gifts of the Holy Ghost over the next three years at this Church, but I still did not receive much training in how to function in the Holy Ghost. So here I am continuing on my path example, and as I mentioned in the previous post, I am still feeling like the boy in the movie, “The Karate kid,” where I am sanding the floor over and over, and doing much waxing on, and much waxing off as I continue to fully exhaust the Word to the delight of Jesus. You have to keep in mind that there is no time limit to meet when it comes to exhausting the Word to full faith, and it has nothing to do with your abilities, but everything to do with what the Word needs to have accomplished according to what the Will of the Father requires. We know that Jesus was given the fulness of God in bodily form, but we also know that Jesus had been on the earth exhausting every iota of scripture to full faith before he at the age of thirty, did any miracles in the power of the Holy Ghost. So be sure to fulfill all that the Word ask of you to fulfill, before you expect to shed on to the Holy Ghost.
So I am continuing in my path example not knowing that I am pushing forth in the Word in order for Jesus to shed me into the next Godhead member. And because I grew up in a Church that did not teach on the gifts of the Holy Ghost at the time, I am already now in my mid-twenties with still no training or relationship building with the Holy Ghost. I had received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost at that time, but still no real understanding of what he could do after three years hearing preaching on the Holy Ghost: still sanding the floor over and over; and waxing on, and waxing off over and over. Here is where I applied my code that I mentioned to you back in the series: If I don’t see the answers yet that I am looking for, I’ll keep pushing hard the answers that I do already have. Soon after in time of days, I had gone to bed one night, and I had this dream where this man’s face was clearly revealed to me, to the point where I would remember it. Later, but in the near future after the revelation of the man in my dream, my Church started a revival for a week. I had never met the man revealed in my dream before, but his Church came in one night for him to preach at my Church. My path example had received its first understanding in those three years of what more was next for me to do: I knew that I was suppose to go to his Church to further my relationship toward the Father, as Jesus was shedding me over to the Holy Ghost. In my path example of almost twenty-seven years on this path, this was Jesus saying that I had exhausted all that he needed from me in the Word for this one thing in which I hoped for. One may ask, how do you know that Jesus was handing off the baton on this one thing that you hoped for over to the Holy Ghost? This is where knowing your play book will come into play; and because I now know that most revelations are a product of the Holy Ghost, the revelation of the man in my dream lets me know which member of the Godhead is responsible for it. If I would not have had the revelation in the dream separate from the preaching to alert me of what was coming, a word of wisdom, I would have had no knowledge and faith to follow the man, regardless of what his message might have been from the pulpit that night during the revival. The fivefold-ministry is a gifting of Jesus, so more Word to me from the pulpit would have only required me to exhaust the additional Word in faith to its fullness. And even if the five-fold ministry preacher was gifted in a few of the gifts of the Holy Ghost, there still would not have been a “word of wisdom” coming forth from him telling me to follow him to his Church after service, because God does things decently, and in order.
So Jesus has now shed me over to the Holy Ghost, as I am at the Church of the man that was revealed to me in my dreams the following Sunday. And because I had received the revelation that led me to come to his Church without him having anything to do with it, he and my previous Pastor remained in good standings with each other. Now my beginning Word, “what more is next for me to do to further my relationship toward the Father,” is beginning to take form as it shows further evidence that it is in the process of being made flesh, or natural, into what I hope for. It doesn’t matter if the Word is being exhausted to full faith by a member of the Godhead, or if a Godhead member is making a tag or handing off the baton in order to make a shed, that Word will be making progress along the way regardless of the stage that it is currently being processed. So here I am as stated in a previous post, at the new Church, and I hear announced to the Church that the in depth, or comprehensive study on the gifts of the Holy Ghost will start as planned this coming week. Now you can just imagine how excited I was to hear more faith coming by hearing, and it was by hearing that which was in line with the Word of God in which I hoped for. The process to my knowing what more was next for me was coming in loud and clear, as I made sure to be at the Church on time for the start of the study on the gifts of the Holy Ghost. I now was already beginning to recover my return on my faith investment in coming over to the Pastor’s Church who was revealed to me in my dream. My path example was indeed processing my Spiritual Word in which I believed, and making the Word become flesh, or natural for me to actually have in the earth; the truth being made into the proof.
I know that each of our path, yours and mine, is different, but the process is still the same: we all have to work with each member of the Godhead as we are moved along in the process. And in my path example over the next two plus years, the Lord had shed me into exactly what I needed in order for me to be positioned for the final shed, the move to the Father. And please remember the caterpillar, and the butterfly example that I used in the earlier post in this series. There can be no butterfly, if the caterpillar does not make it through the metamorphosis process to change its current state: the caterpillar and the butterfly are one in the same, and if the caterpillar should some how remain a caterpillar, the butterfly will not come. When we are processing the Word, if we do not process it fully so that it can shed, the Holy Ghost will not be able to come do his work. The Bible tells me that it is expedient for us that the word is processed fully so that it can shed or leave; for if it is not processed to full faith to where it can shed forward or leave its current state, the Holy Ghost will not come for they are one, and can not show up together in the same place as a separate two: 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.” Once you exhaust the Word fully to bring it to full faith, and have it ready to leave the present level, Jesus will send the Holy Ghost to do his work. Acts 2:32-33, “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.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. The reason that so much Word is left undone in the life of many members is because they don’t take it to full faith, and exhaust it fully to make it ready for change to leave the current level. Jesus exhausted the Word fully to bring it to full faith while he was here, and then he sent the Holy Ghost to do his work once he left. It was not until Jesus left the Apostles in full faith, ready for the promise to come, did the promise come. So check your status with your Word operations in which you are still hoping for to come to pass, and be sure to take those operations to full faith, and exhaust each Word fully to make it ready for change to leave the current level, so Jesus can send the Holy Ghost to do his work. When you exhaust your Word, it just means that you do all that you can do with that Word as you come upon all faith substances that line up with that Word, according to the Will of the Father. And then you keep checking it over, for any additional substances that may come into your area to match your Word: for faith substances are like the weather forecast, they are changing your outlook on things every so often to where you must check on it every so often just to update what you can do next. So keep sanding the floor, and waxing on, and waxing off, and you will look up and be ready to leave the current level.
In my path example from what more was next for my relationship with the Father, I finished the two years plus study on the gifts of the Holy Ghost. The study was taught by that same Pastor revealed to me in my dreams two plus years earlier, and I did it without missing one study. And I could see how my return fold on my Word was beginning to increase greatly. When you only know how to walk in the Word at the Word level, you can only receive the fold produced at the Word level. If you do not know how to exhaust the Word fully to bring it to full faith, and make that Word ready to leave the Word level, it will not shed forth into the rim of the Holy Ghost to bring the higher fold return. It’s like having the greatest basketball player on the planet warm up for the game, but have that player only come in to play at the lower thirty-fold level. No, we have to learn how to bring our high scoring Godhead players into the game to play at the higher sixty-fold level, and hundred- fold level of every game. If we do not become skilled at processing to the higher levels, the Body of Christ as a whole will always remain behind the eight ball of abundant living as we see being experienced today by too many sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. In my path example from back at that time, after the study of the gifts of the holy Ghost was over, I remained at the Church a total of four years without any thoughts of leaving anytime soon. I found out that all of my sanding the floor exercises, as well as all of my waxing on, and waxing off preparations, were similar to that of the boy in the karate kid movie: they had made me ready to move, and apply my training from the study of the gifts of the Holy Ghost in a way in which I could not have imagine. First of all, I was able to determine my gifts received from the Holy Ghost pretty quickly as I would apply my training, and knowledge to the need, or situation as one came up before me. I have always been fearless even in the natural, and now you are telling me that I have gifts given to me by God, I was ready to roll. I once had this trainer when I worked at Xerox back in the day, who at a week of training at one of the main training facilities in Leesburg, VA, challenged the class of people from all around the country to do a coin trick. Of course, the last thing that you want to say to me is that you can’t do something. To make a long story short, when the class came in the next morning, the trainer ask if we had anybody to take him up on his challenge? Well, if you know me, here I go as I was the only one in the class of many to raise a hand. The trainer further made his bed early by saying that it seems like we have a goat, and he was not talking about the greatest of all time. So I, the fearless one, attempted his coin trick just one time, for that was all I needed to cancel his goat. I think of how the Apostle Paul was so aggressive, and gung ho in all of his work before blinding up to Jesus; and guess what, he was so aggressive, and gung ho in all of his work after seeing down from Jesus. lol. There I go again. What is your natural disposition? Can you see me as I take on all challenges for God with that being my natural disposition anyway, and to do it with the power of the Holy Ghost as my arsenal? When you find the strength of your natural you, equip your natural you with the Holy Ghost as your arsenal: that will be a good place to start for God, and he will then lead you on. When I first started to move in the gifts of the Holy Ghost in the prayer line, my natural me just trust the Holy Ghost so much that I would start praying for the person aloud, and just know that the Holy Ghost would soon do what he needed to do: he never left me hanging as he would soon turn my prayer into a prophecy, a word of knowledge to identify an illness to be healed, or whatever he wanted to do as he Will. My point here, be who you were with Jesus as you exhausted the Word, and you will be just fine moving in the Holy Ghost.
Since I was not one to back down in the natural, I naturally became one to not back down in the Word, in the Holy Ghost, and soon to be in the Father. So, still dealing with my path example, it appears to me that my path was about to take another turn in what more is next for me toward my relationship with the Father much sooner than I had realized. I came to Church on this particular Sunday as usual, and one of my Pastor’s best friend, a five-fold ministry Prophet, was going to bring the message that Sunday morning. When he finished I found out what more was next for me toward my relationship with the Father. The Prophet called me up, and he said to me that my time here at this Church is over, and that God was ready for me to go do his Will. I was caught off God as this came from one of the best friends of my Pastor, at a time that I did not expect it. The one thing in which I had been moving toward since my path began, had come to rest at my door: my beginning Word of “what more is next for me for my relationship with the Father,” had shed into the last member of the Godhead, the Father. In the manner in which I have always approached my challenge, I would go forth to do the Will of the Father as he would naturally expect me to do. What would I now do, and where would I now go, made up the thoughts that were in my mind right then and there. I went to my Pastor after service, and asked him did he hear what the Prophet had said to me, and he said yes, but he said that we would take it slow before we did anything. Well, one of my gifts that made me go hard when I heard a challenge, was a special faith that I naturally seemed to have early in life that would just move me to action on whatever I believed. I can recall walking home from school one day, and this boy from the neighborhood stopped me in front of his house. He said to me that I was good in football, and that was true; but then he said that I was not good enough to make the team in basketball. The next week when basketball try outs started, I was there only because of what the boy had said to me, as I was just moved to answer the bell as always. Anyway, I made the team, and he missed making the the team by one spot. I later left the team because I had no desire to play on the team, and he was able to have my spot as that was the end of that. And now to put that kind of belief with the gift of power faith from the Holy Ghost, would be just a lethal spiritual weapon for warfare. I went back to my Church for one more Sunday after I received the Word from the Prophet, for I was compelled to do what I believed, especially when it was the Will of the Father. Yes, we all have one thing in common, we all must first come to Jesus, but after that, we all must follow our own individual path to the Father. So Jesus had begin to reveal the Father to me when he knew that I was ready, and all I needed to know was that Jesus was willing to give me this opportunity to know the Father. There would be many challenges to come my way on the Father level, as the Holy Ghost would see fit to shed me right on in position.
You know, that is just what the Holy Ghost does: he sheds us right into position to enter into the Will of the Father, if you are willing to handle it. On one of my positions that I was willing to handle to have relationship with the Father, in which the Holy Ghost positioned me to enter into the Will of the Father, was that of a eviction. Now when you have exhausted the Word fully to bring the Word to full faith, and there is no Word substance left to exhaust, you can do one of two things. You can do the thing that the majority of the members of the Body will do, and that is to get more Word to pray over; but having a new Word to pray over isn’t going to stop an eviction. And besides, there was nothing wrong with the old Word. Then the second thing you can do is to trust the Father in whom you hope to make relationship with: if you are not put in position by the Holy Ghost to shed into the Will of the Father, how else will a trusting relationship ever be made with the Father. I believe at times that we over think the process, for if the Will of the Father is to have relationship with you, why would he allow the Holy Ghost, or the Word to double dip in the relationship by taking credit for solving all of your situations? The Father has to have a few choice situations just for you, and he to get to know each other. When Lazarus was dying, if the Father wanted to rise above the doubts, and disbeliefs of the people to believe that he had sent Jesus, he would need for Jesus to wait a few days, and then raise Lazarus from the dead as he did. The law had the people to believe that a person still had life in the body prior to the fourth day, so to get the belief of the people in him, Jesus waited for the fourth day. If you are like I was back in my example path, and wanted to build a relationship with the Father, well he is going to give you your shot if you are willing to handle the situation provided to build the relationship with him. Now praise and worship is very necessary, but that’s not how you build a relationship with the Father. You have to go through the battle with him, and show him that it is you, that I need. lol. There I go again. Anyway, I charged ahead in the battle of the eviction, as it is my nature to do, and I knew the exact time in which the Holy Ghost let me see the Father passing by me with the time and season for victory in the Father’s own power for me to enter into. And this is how I knew that the time and season was passing there right then: I heard it from one of the four big deputies that came to put everything out of the townhouse onto the lawn. Remember, that faith cometh by hearing, and hearing was now coming by the Word of God that had shed me to this place in the process. I asked the deputy who could stop the eviction, and this is what he said to me: people don’t stop an eviction, but if a person were to stop this one, it would be the lady that’s down there at the office. BINGO, He said that they don’t stop an eviction, but. The BUT is where the time and season to stop the eviction lies, all the Father needs is something to work with. So I asked the deputy one more question in which I already knew the answer to. “Will you wait until I run down to the office before you begin to put things out? I was already moving, and on my way to the the office as he was saying yes because I knew that the one in which the BUT came through would not being saying no. To make a longer story short, the lady stopped the eviction. This is what you have to think about, how will I build a relationship with the Father if he and I don’t face some battles together? Two or three weeks after the eviction was canceled, it’ was so long ago to where I can’t remember exactly which number of weeks it was, but I took a job where the compensation package covered my housing, benefits and all, with super big smiles. Now I was well on my way in my relationship with the Father, and things would just get better and better as he and I would charge ahead into many more battles to come out with the victory. A little time later, I was in a meeting with a couple of high profile minsters, and somehow we begin to talk about pass experiences. Evictions came up, and we all three had received notices to be evicted in the past. The thing that was different is that they did not see their evictions all the way through to the end to see what God would do. I guess that if you have to see what God will do, you really don’t know that he will do it. In my mind, if you don’t let God fight the battle, how do you get to know him? When someone ask God for patience, do they not know that they are asking God to make them wait longer for things for a season, or two, or three? Anyway, I believe that we can now end this series, “As A Result Of Relationship.” Always start on the Word, when you are looking to come to the Father in relationship: John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” It’s time that we bring the proof, to the truth.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body good.