Scripture reference: Deuteronomy 8:2-3 (AMPC); Matthew 4:4 (KJ21); John 15:26 (KJ21); 2 Peter 1:20-21 (AMPC); Ephesians 4:7-16 (MSG); Acts 22:14-15 (AMPC); 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (KJV); 1 Thessalonians 5:12 (AMPC); 1 Corinthians 4:17 (AMPC); 1 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV); Philippians 2:19-21 (AMPC);
Heavenly Father, thank You for honouring us with Your presence here, and Father we know that You’ve given wonderful words, words of life, words of spirit, words of truth to Pastor Sharon this morning for us. For the direction for our lives – for, to feed us, to nourish us, to train us, to become more like Jesus, and so we bless her in the Name of Jesus and we ask You Father to open our ears that we would have ears to hear this morning. We would have eyes to see and hearts to receive and then to believe and then to walk in the truth. Like Pastor Sharon said, we are becoming a people that love You first, that love You most. You are the most attractive thing to us in this earth, and Your words are helping us to become that. So we bless her in the Name of Jesus and we thank You for Your words, Amen.
Thank you, Pastor Garth. Thank you, wonderful sound and song people. Love you so much. Appreciate you. Don’t you appreciate the music ministry? Don’t you want to just lift your hands to the Lord and say, “Thank You. Thank You, Lord, for Your music ministry in this place. We thank You, Lord.” Hallelujah.
I have already said good morning to all of you, but it’s nice to say good morning again. Good morning Heritage of Faith people. Hallelujah. You all look so good from here, so good from here. And much love from Pastor John. He’s probably, yeah, he – he will be busy ministering right now in one of the you know, wonderful church in Ethiopia, and he’ll be back with us tomorrow. And he has asked me to bring the Word of the Lord to you this morning, and that is exactly what it is. I’m bringing the Word of the Lord to you this morning. I’m bringing you the Word of the Lord this morning. Okay, you may be seated.
So the title of my message this morning, of the message from the Lord this morning is called, The Proceeding Word and Sons. Please just take note of that. It’s just how the Lord gave it to me, The Proceeding Word and Sons. So, we are going to have a look at some scripture now. Can we go to Deuteronomy, chapter eight verses two to three, from the Amplified Bible, please?
Deuteronomy eight, verses two and three. I’m going to say it again, the Word of the Lord to us this morning is about the proceeding Word and sons, this is the word of the Lord to our church. If you are visiting here this morning, you are welcome, but this is a message for the people of this house God is very intentional in the way that He has been working with us and He is working with us to move constantly with Him.
2 And you shall [earnestly] remember, you shall earnestly remember. I want you, please to see the context in which this scripture comes. It comes in Deuteronomy and it comes through Moses, with the people going into; a people stepping up, a people stepping into the plans of God. Right? This is the context in which this scripture comes. It is in the book of Deuteronomy. God is preparing them for the things that He has promised them.
2 And you shall [earnestly] remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and to prove you, to know what was in your [mind and] heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not 3 And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 8:2-3 AMPC)
So, how did those people for 40 years recognize and realize that they were not to live by bread alone? The manna every day, but by every word that… how did the Word of God proceed? From whose mouth did the Word of God proceed? From Moses’ mouth. The Word of the Lord proceeded from Moses’ mouth and God made them to realise and recognise. To know what was in their mind and heart, whether they would keep His commandments or not but they did not. The children that God took; where He said to the people, “I will take your children because you are telling Me, that your children will be prey, you want to go back to Egypt.” So, they knew that they were supposed to live not by bread alone but by the proceeding Word of God that came out of Moses’ mouth. They knew that but they did not believe.
In the book of Hebrews, it says that they did not mix faith with what the words that were coming out of Moses’ mouth were – they did not mix faith with it. In fact, Aaron, even Aaron and Miriam, themselves, who knew God had called him, said, “he takes too much upon himself. We can hear God just as well as he can.” In fact, during that time when they were supposed to live by the words that were proceeding out of Moses’ mouth because they did not have – can I have my Bible? Did I leave my Bible? Can I have a Bible? They did not have this [Ps Sharon holds up a Bible] when they were in the wilderness. Neither did they have scrolls yet. They had the Living Word from the Living God through a messenger that was alive on earth that God chose. So, they did not have this [Ps Sharon holds up a Bible again].
So God says, actually God was beside Himself to take His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. And there’s a scripture in Corinthians that said, they all – all the people in the church in the wilderness, they drank from the same spiritual rock, which was Jesus that was following them, and they ate the same bread. And then it says, yet with the majority of them God was not pleased. So they sat like this, listening to the same words coming out of Moses’ mouth, drinking the same water and they chose not to believe.
Unbelief is something you choose. You choose it. You choose unbelief. So let’s go to Matthew 4:4 from the King James Version and here’s Jesus. It’s interesting that it was during His time of temptation that He spoke the scripture to Satan. 4 But He answered and said, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, That was just when Satan had said turn these stones into bread and He said, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4 KJ21) Right?
So, this is what the Lord did say to me. He said to me that the people in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ their greatest temptation, their place of greatest temptation is to not believe, to choose to not believe that God speaks through the mouth of a messenger. They choose to evaluate, they choose to question, they choose to choose which part they will choose. They choose. Even though there are people here drinking the same water and eating the same food. God is the One that knows who He is pleased with. Right?
So let’s go here. So proceedeth. Proceedeth in Deuteronomy proceedeth out of the mouth of Jesus, let’s go to John 15:26 King James Version. 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me (John 15:26 KJV).
Now I want you just to please notice that the word proceedeth, every word that we live by that proceeds out of the mouth of God and this word proceeds the Spirit of God that proceedeth from the Father is exactly the same Greek word. So in Deuteronomy the Hebrew Greek word is motsa and this is what the word motsa means so you will live by every word that motsa out of the mouth of God – that proceeds. This word motsa is a going forth of an utterance from a source.
The going forth of an utterance from a source. The Greek word for proceeds that Jesus was quoting and that the Holy Spirit came to us, that proceeds is a Greek word ekporeuomai, that means come forth out of a mouth. To proceed and go forth from a mouth. So, we’re going to go to second Peter 1:20, I’m going to stay on track here. Second Peter 1:20 and 21 from the Amplified Bible, we must look at these scriptures and let scripture speak this morning to us.
20 [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving). 21 For no prophecy Prophecy is a speaking forth out of the mouth. 21 For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so—it never came by human impulse], as I’m standing here I’m so aware that my words are not coming to you by my own impulses. It’s up to you whether you recognize that or not. Whether you have developed and come into that recognition that holy recognition, and have had the light, of what I’m speaking about this morning it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit. Men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21 AMPC).
Right, let’s go to Ephesians 4, there’s a journey that we are on this morning Heritage of Faith people. So, Men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21 AMPC). So, if you do not believe after all this time that Pastor John does receive a message impelled and branded on his heart to be moved by The Holy Spirit to bring, you evidently do not believe the Holy Spirit lives in you and can speak to you and move upon you. How audacious could you be to imagine that you could be moved and impelled along by the Holy Spirit, but not our spiritual leader?
In fact, what the Lord said to me, is that there is a certain pride in His people that they have in themselves and in their own walk with God. A certain pride, that they pride themselves in. They have their own prayer time, they read their own Bibles, they hear the voice of God, and they sense His presence. But when God wants to move them into the corporate setting, to come into His governing ways of the kingdom, they say, “No, not me. After all, I do have my own with God.” That is exactly what Aaron and Miriam did.
So, Ephesians 4 verses 10-16 from the Message Bible, the Lord wanted me to read it to you from the Message Bible. And the One, talking about Jesus – Jesus the One who climbed down, He came from heaven to earth … the One Who climbed down, is also climbed back up to the highest heaven. He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with His gifts, filled earth with His gifts, filled earth with His gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train (Christians) Christ’s followers in skilled servant work. (Ephesians 4:7-13 MSG). To train Christians in skilled servant work.
Pastor John brought the beautiful message last Sunday. He is a servant leader, and he deputised us, he deputised us to be assistant servants. Hallelujah. To meditate on His Words day and night. Which words? Yes, the precious Holy written Word of Scripture, but the Words that keep coming, proceeding from the mouth of a Moses. Glory to God.
Those of you who are already on a journey and who already believe that are receiving this day as a more confirming Word in your hearts than ever before. To train Christians in skilled servant work, working within Christ’s body, the church, not working independently, working in Christ’s body, the church. Phew, until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, developed within and without, fully alive like Christ. I’m coming to something here. … fully alive like Christ. 14-16 No prolonged infancy among us, please. No prolonged infancy among us, please. We’ll not tolerate babes in the woods, small children who are an easy mark for imposters. (Ephesians 4:14-16 MSG)
Now this is not talking about little children. This is talking about people who have been sitting and listening to the Word of God for so long and they’re babies. They’re still babies. I mean we understand that when there’s a baby and he makes a mess in his nappy, you have to change the mess. But it’s not so fun anymore when they refuse to be potty trained and it’s a three-year-old and you still have to be cleaning up their mess. It’s not so fun anymore. God expects us, by now you ought to be and this is what God has given us. God has given us apostles and prophets and pastors and teachers to bring you to maturity from the proceeding word, that you receive, that you believe and that you walk in. Right? God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. You see the words that we speak, the words, the utterances are from a Source and the source is God.
We take our lead from Christ who is the source of everything … He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love (Ehpesians 4:7-16 MSG). See, God wanted us to see the proceeding word, He wanted us to understand that the proceeding word continues in the New Testament, in the pattern of God’s spiritual plan. A leader, a spiritual leader. It didn’t change from the Old Testament to the New Testament. What changed was our hearts. We became new creatures. Because in the book of Acts, the scripture calls it, “The church in the wilderness. The church in the wilderness.” And the word church in the Book of Acts is ecclesia in the wilderness.
So, Acts 22:14 to 15, we’re looking at the proceeding word and how things work with the Lord. Acts 22:14 and 15 Amplified Bible. Now this was Apostle Paul he was Saul and God had to stop and intervene because he was persecuting the church and killing the Christians at that time and God intervened. And he was in a place where he was blind after he had said, “Lord what must I do?” He recognized that it was the Lord that met him on the way to Damascus and now he was sitting three days and three nights being blind and God spoke to Ananias and said, “Go and see Paul, Saul.” This is what he said to Saul to Paul, Apostle Paul.
14 The God of our forefathers has destined and appointed you to come progressively to know His will. God has appointed you Paul, He’s destined appointed you to come progressively to know His will [to perceive, to recognize more strongly and clearly, and to become better and more intimately acquainted with His will], and to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from His [own] mouth proceeding word (Acts 22:14 AMPC).
Paul, you’ve got to know the will of God. He’s destined you to know the will of God in other words you’re going to hear God’s voice and He’s going to tell you what His will is for the church, for God’s people in your time, in your time. And to see Jesus. How did he see Jesus? He saw Him in his spirit. The Bible says, “Not having seen Him, you love Him.”
So, of course, he didn’t actually physically see Jesus, but he knew it was the Lord on that road to Damascus. He knew. So he says here, 14 To hear a voice from His [own] mouth and a message from His [own] lips; Can you see that? That was what Apostle Paul was called to do to know His will, to see His face, to hear a message from His mouth and a voice from His lips. And then what must you do with that Paul? 15 Be His witness unto all men of everything you have seen and heard. (Acts 22:14-15 AMPC). Be a witness. Tell people what I’ve shown you. In that, the Apostle Paul would have had his walk on the earth and been able to say, “I say only what I hear Him saying. Because I know His will, I see His face; because he is a seeker and he sees. He is a comer, he comes. He draws near. I hear a voice from His mouth and I receive a message from His lips, and I’ll testify.”
So, the proceeding word. I’m going to go back a little now, to 2010, when God spoke to us, a proceeding word. It’s the time of the living God. He will move in the time of men. It’s a time when God has orchestrated for His power and His glory to come and to be seen in the earth. I am going back to the proceeding words that have proceeded out of the mouths of Pastor John, out of the mouths of Brother Jerry, out of the mouths of messengers; born along and impelled and moved by the Holy Spirit.
Right, 2010. 2011, I’m not going to go through all the years, but in 2011, I heard Jesus. I did not hear Brother Jerry. I heard Jesus your exodus has begun. And from that time God had me say, “And we’re going in together.” When we were the most untogether people that you could actually imagine. In 2010 – we were not together. We didn’t have it together. We are much more together now. By the Word of God. By the proceeding words of God that’s kept coming and kept coming and kept coming. How gracious is God to us as a people that He would lead us tirelessly, relentlessly, week after week after week with the proceeding Word?
To keep us on track, to attempt to get some of us on track. How gracious and loving is He? How consistent is He? How faithful is He with us? That on a Sunday He can see and He knows they didn’t get it. They got it. They got it. They didn’t listen. They’re not listening, but He’ll keep bringing it again. Keep bringing it again and keep bringing it again because there will be some who will get it. Because He’s looking for a people that will participate in His end-time plans. It’s the time of the living God.
He has need of a people. He has need of a people. Come out of her, He says. Come out of Babylon. My people come out of Babylon. My people come out of Babylon and I will be to you a God and you will be My people. Even throughout the Old Testament His people wanted Babylon, wanted Egypt, wanted the ways of the cultures around them. Brought bondage upon themselves. Today, even though men have changed the message hasn’t changed. God is looking for a people today that will ride with Him as He’s riding on Jesus, on His white horse bringing about things in the earth at this time. That is on His heart and in His heart. He wants us to be caught up with Him. To catch up with Him. That’s why we can sing a song like, “I’m not gonna worry about a thing what I wear or what I’ll eat”. I set my mind on things that are above in the heavenly realm where my Father is and where Jesus is and what They’re talking about and what Their plans and purposes are for right now. A true Spiritual leader will work tirelessly who will know the will “Oh I know Your will, I see Lord”. Who will see His face, who will hear a message from His mouth. A true spiritual leader will work relentlessly, week after week after month after month after year after year to get God’s people onto God’s agenda.
2011 – Your exodus has begun and we are here now in 2020. Then 2020 A New Open Door. I Could go into much detail about that of what the Lord… the Lord opened a new door and that is found in the book of Revelation, that’s what Jesus does for His church. He wrote a letter to the Philadelphia Church and said “I set before you an open door. And I’ve opened a door for you that no man can shut.” Jesus opened a door for His church, a door where a perfect cycle was over, Brother Jerry brought that word 20. The word 20 means a period, a perfect period of waiting is over, and this is what He said to me. He said to me, “It’s not your waiting, it’s My waiting. I’ve been waiting for this time. I’ve been waiting for this time. My perfect period of waiting is over. I’ve got things, I’m moving right along and I’m working with My people. I’m working with the people and now’s the time.”
He heralded the new era with I will take the children and What’s your more for. That’s how He heralded it. And He’s been heralding His new open door with messages from 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 and we’re in it here now at maximum, and God’s at maximum right now. When it comes to what’s in His heart of what He must accomplish through people. Through His people that are seeking first His kingdom that are giving their whole lives to Him and all their attention to Him. Wise virgins. Fit and ready for the Master’s use. Prepared. Yet, Pastor John brought the message, that we cannot be as prepared as we can be for the greatness and the great things that God is bringing about right now. We’re at breaking point.
We’re going to find ourselves at breaking point and we’re readying ourselves, Pastor John and I, and there are some that are with us. We are not bringing a net and a boat. We’re bringing nets and nets and nets and nets and we’re bringing boats and boats and boats and boats with our faith as much faith as we can muster. We’re bringing nets and nets and nets and nets. And we’re mending nets and mending nets and we’re bringing boats and boats and boats. And we’re preparing as best we can, but the blessing is going to be so great that we’re going to tap God’s grace and His wisdom for execution. But God’s working now. God’s working now, and I will read that, Lord, I will read that. Here He is speaking to the 300 this morning. Let me see here. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Let me just see here. Lord. It’s happening so quickly.
Here it is. He spoke this to my heart. It was a proceeding word from the Lord on the 5th of August on the Saturday morning, He said this; Hebrews 11 stands now in our midst. You see, when you don’t have ears to hear and you don’t recognise then you don’t even know what I’m talking about this morning, but Pastor John brought it. He brought Hebrews 11 and I’ve been saying it and saying it and saying it and saying it since then, that God has put Hebrews chapter 11 in our midst to say, “What kind of a people are you? This is the kind of faith you have to come up in faith to for Me to use you to subdue kingdoms, to obtain promises, to escape the edge of the sword, to route alien enemies, to be.” He said to me, “I’m gathering My troops, now.” He said, “I’m gathering My troops, now.”
Let me read it to you. Hebrews 11 stands now in our midst. Pastor John in that message said, “We are in the kingdom subduing time.” Now! Who? Pastor John and me and every other Timothy, that’s what the Lord says today. Pastor John and I, and every other Timothy. Now I have to go there. It’s the fathers and the sons. Pastor John is a spiritual father. He’s developed in his heart to that. A spiritual father has definite, definite marks upon them. They are not building for themselves. They are building generationally. They are building for sons, generic, they are building. They’re not building for themselves, they’re building generationally. But then sons, there’s a requirement for God to allow Pastor John to even call someone a son. So, I must go here. Yes, Lord. Let’s just pause a little bit and just say this with me, say, “Yes, Lord.” Say it again, “Yes, Lord.” Say it again, “Yes, Lord.”
Pastor John’s message last week; it’s not going to end well for them. He says it’s just a sentence I want to use, it’s not going to end well for them. You’ve got the messages you can go and read it in context. It’s not going to end well for them if they don’t receive you because they don’t receive me, but if they receive you and look after you, leave your blessing and leave your peace with that city and with that town. Now, here’s the sentence, if God delegates authority to a man and he delegates authority to someone else, then it is the same authority. If you reject one, you reject all.
And at that point in the message, the Lord said this to me. 1 Thessalonians 5 verse 12 Amplified Bible, please. 1 Thessalonians 5 verse 12 Amplified Bible, please. You’ve got that? 12 We beseech you, brethren, the Lord beseeches you today, to know those who labour among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you. 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV). Let’s read that again. Let it sink in a little bit. 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you. The Amplified Bible says recognise, doesn’t it? Let’s see what the Amplified says here. Thank you. 12 We beseech you, get to know those who labour among you. Are there any among you who are getting to know those who labour among you? [Recognize them for what they are, acknowledge and appreciate and respect them all]—your leaders who are over you in the Lord and those who warn and kindly reprove and exhort you (1 Thessalonians 5:12 AMPC).
So Pastor John has delegated by the Spirit of God, to me. Pastor John has delegated by the Spirit of God, servant leadership to Pastor Christi. Pastor John has by the Spirit of God delegated spiritual leadership to Pastor Garth. Now if you are sitting here today and you are one of those among us that say, “I would like Pastor John. I would rather like Pastor Sharon’s way of… I… Pastor Christi. I… Pastor Garth.” Then you’re a baby. You’re a spiritual baby, if you do that! You’re a spiritual baby. That’s what the Apostle Paul had to say to the church at Corinth. Some of you say, “I’m of Pastor John.” Some of you say, “I’m of Pastor Sharon.” Some of you say, “I’m of Pastor Christi.” Some of you say, “I’m of Pastor Garth.” You’re a baby. You’re a baby.
God wants you to grow up out of that. He wants you to obey this scripture to be beseeched by God today, to know them which labour among you and are over you in the Lord. “Oh, nobody over me in the Lord.” Your choice. And admonish you. “Me being admonished?” 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV) So, if Pastor John delegates authority, if God has delegated authority to Pastor John and Pastor John has delegated authority.
I’m picking up on what God said just now, there are Timothy’s among us. There are already Timothy’s. Timothy’s are not just people in the fivefold ministry. Timothy’s are people, true Timothy’s are true sons and I’ll show you what that means. I’m getting to it. So, if you reject me, if you reject Pastor Christi, and if you reject Pastor Garth, you reject Pastor John. You do; you do reject Pastor John and you do reject the Lord. All the same to God. A very big deal to God is this; the day when Aaron and Miriam rejected Moses, the day when Korah and Abiram and Dathan, those leaders rejected Moses and Aaron. So, you need to know that if you reject and discard and dismiss and dishonour and disregard any one of us, you do all this to Pastor John. You do not receive them, you do not receive Pastor John and ultimately the Lord.
We are his Timothy’s. I’m telling you now that I am Pastor John’s Timothy. He is my spiritual father. I am his Timothy. I’m going to show you what a Timothy looks like. A Timothy smells like his father, sounds like his father, carries his father’s very DNA in him, spiritual DNA. Listen, because I’ve been listening so long and taking to heart so long the messages. I smell like him. I sound like him. I look like him.
We are his Timothy’s. We are so like-minded. I want to read to you 1 Corinthians 4 from verse 17. 1 Corinthians 4 from verse 17. Let’s go to the Amplified Bible, 1 Corinthians 4:17 Amplified. You have to see what a son is because God is getting back to that scripture, the last scripture in Malachi and the first scripture in the book of Luke, chapter 1. Okay, are we there now, 1 Corinthians 4:17? 17 For this very cause I sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and trustworthy child in the Lord (1 Corinthians 4:17 AMPC). Let’s go to the King James. It uses son there. Thank you. See the Lord wants us to see what He’s saying this morning. All right.
17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful and true in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ. Pastor John can send me anywhere. He sends me this morning to stand here to speak to you, to teach you his ways in the Lord. To put you in remembrance which is in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church (1 Corinthians 4:17 KJV). Can you see what a son looks like? Right.
Can we go to Philippians 2 verse 19? Here we can go to the Amplified Bible. I’ve got it down here on my notes. 19 But I hope and trust in the Lord Jesus soon to send Timothy to you, so that I may also be encouraged and cheered by learning news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, I have no one like him, [no one of so kindred a spirit]. Ha, so kindred a spirit. So kindred a spirit. What did Elisha say to Elijah? I want a portion of your spirit, not a double portion of the anointing.
I want a double portion of your spirit, your spirit. Lord. That’s the only way spiritual anointing and portion will come to you. It comes to a Timothy. Any other anointing that you flow in and operate in will be illegitimate. It’s the way of God. 20 I have no one like him [no one of so kindred a spirit] who will be so genuinely interested in your welfare and devoted to your interests. 21 For the others all seek [to advance] their own interests, (Phillippians 2:20-21 AMPC). “I don’t want to look like my father and sound like my father. I’m unique, I’m me. You don’t know what I have with God and with me and God when we get together. You should be there when He speaks to me.” That’s how the church has become weak and lost its power because of anointings illegitimately entered into without fathers. And so… my, my, my we are on a journey today.
So, can you see that there are Timothy’s in this church already, there are already Timothy’s in this church. I know that there are others too, but God wanted me to use these as an example that if you reject, then you do reject Pastor John. So a spiritual father, let me just see here, let me just see here.
Each generation is supposed to glean from both the successes and failures of the men and women of God who preceded them. We are called to worship the God of our fathers. Our experience should be just one glorious layer of spiritual riches upon another that has been increased as it passed from father to son. God always meant there to be a magnification of revelation through the spiritual inheritance of the fathers being passed to the sons. We can be multiplied above our fathers. And we should be, but we do it the way of God. Each generation should have a deeper relationship with God than their fathers did. It is this lack of generational understanding and concern that makes us unable to receive the impartation from previous generations.
What has Pastor John’s whole ministry been about? Constellation: The blessing of the fathers, the blessing of identity change, the blessing of the future; the future generations. Legacy transfer. Legacy transfer is coming to life in sons. Hallelujah.
This causes… unable to receive from the previous generation causes the decrease of magnification and the loss of inheritance in the children of God. We have dammed up the flow of generational blessings by not understanding our need for generational relationships. Our myopic miss-focus upon a rapture has caused us to see little need in passing our impartation inheritance to the next generation, failing to provide for a future that we think will never arrive.
Ah, you’re on this journey with Pastor John and I and, “Where are we going to Pastor John? Where are we going to Pastor Sharon? When’s it arriving?”
Failing to provide… we’re providing for a future for you. We’re providing that’s why you’re in hiding. It’s why God said, “I will hide the children.” Failing to provide for a future that we think will never arrive. We have lost our children and grandchildren to the world in mass numbers.
Those children who do serve the Lord have been forced to seek after God without the benefit of a father’s blessing. We have forced each new age of understanding to go through a genesis of its own again. Instead of increasing it with the deposit of previous generations. That’s why Pastor John always brings that thing because it’s part of Pastor John’s calling – when Kenneth Copeland said in the car that day, “If only they would have stayed with us fathers, they could have gone much further.” But they wanted to do it myself because “You don’t know how powerful God has told me He’s going to use me. God and I, we can do this. After all, you’re just a man like me.” Right?
A spiritual father is someone whose life and ministry raise you up from the mire of immaturity Into proper growth and order. A spiritual father is one whose words pierce beneath the veneer of a blessing into the very heart and marrow of your existence causing massive realignment to your spirit. Causing massive realignment to your spirit, that’s a spiritual father. He’s not necessarily the one who birthed you into the Kingdom, he is the one who rescues you from the doorstep of your abandonment, receives you into his house, gives you a name and makes you a son. The hearts of the fathers, Malachai 4:6, must turn to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, otherwise, we will continue to live in the curse of abandonment and no spiritual legacy and no inheritance.
The same Holy Spirit, that’s what God wanted you to see about the Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit that unites us to our Heavenly Father, and brings us in relationship to our ministry father. The same Holy Spirit. Spiritual knowledge of a father is more than a feeling or a strong emotional bonding, it is a sure declaration of the will of God. We must be sure that we hear the voice of the Father in heaven before we acknowledge fatherhood in ministry on earth. Any claim of ministry connection in the order of father and son must be tried in the courtroom of our spirits. The proceeding word. You will know the voice of a father in ministry because he will speak a proceeding word. A father has such a word in his mouth because he keeps a proceeding relationship with the Lord. In other words, this word is progressive enough that it does not get stuck somewhere in a son’s maturation process.
Even a baby Christian can grow here because of the proceeding word. You are not going to get stuck here in your maturation process because there’s a proceeding word that keeps coming. Because Pastor John keeps receiving the proceeding word. But it must be believed by you, it must be received by you, it must be imbibed by you, it must be eaten up by you, you must become it. Otherwise, everything that God has used him [Pastor John] for up until now will die with him. It will not go to the next generation. This is the word that proceeds you into maturity as a son so you in turn can become a father to others. A spiritual father will have this proceeding Rhema Word in his mouth. It will perform spiritual surgery and place you out of joint in your present walk with God. This is only so that you will be placed in proper order.
Okay, I can’t go to too many places. Hearing the voice of the Father and speaking His proceeding Word into the earth is the rock upon which the church is built. The immutable word from a father makes mountains from men. The gates of hell cannot withstand the proceeding Word of God. Until we receive that word from heaven into our world we will never know our father in the ministry. Sons will not recognise their spiritual father by organizational alliance or personal history. A ministry father is recognised by the proceeding Word of God within his mouth. And until we hear the proceeding word from heaven we will remain a grotesque gathering of disconnected body parts. We must be linked together bone to his bone. Specifically by the voice of the Spirit in functional relationship to one another. How long has Pastor John laboured to bring us the messages of Relationships? How many times has the proceeding word come?
The increase of the body occurs in relationships joined together as we speak to each other. This increase occurs when we find our bones by the voice of the Spirit. It’s one of the words, the scriptures that Brother Jerry brought was Isaiah 48 out of the Message Bible. God is doing a maximum. He brought it quite soon after he brought that word, but he brought the scripture from the Message Bible and it stuck in me. Just this one line, shouldn’t we be talking about it? Shouldn’t we be talking about what God is saying right now and doing right now? Shouldn’t we be talking about it to one another? Shouldn’t you be talking about it in your home? Shouldn’t we be talking about it? Shouldn’t we be talking about what God is saying on a Sunday? Shouldn’t we be talking about it? It’s the proceeding Word of God for us. Shouldn’t you be talking about it? Shouldn’t we be talking about it?
Legitimate ministry is based upon the witness of the fathers and the identification of sons. To some, this sounds like thunder. Sounds to some that fathers and sons is just another name for blind submission or egotistical authority wielding. Some will ignore the voice of the Spirit and continue to live as a law unto themselves. Illegitimate ministry, giving birth to illegitimate ministry. Some fatherless ministries may not be able to hear because of past offences or abuse. They’ll stay within the maximum security of an orphanage system of denominationalism or independentism.
On the other hand, there will be those who recognize the transmission of the Spirit. Their hearts are tuned to what God is saying. These people will know a Heavenly Voice when they hear it. It will bear witness with their spirit. Finding bone to his bone connectivity. Discovering who they really are, how to fit in Kingdom relationships.
Fathers will turn to sons, sons to fathers when the sound of His voice is heard. Oh. Glory to God. The voice of God, audible within the hearts of those who listen for Him. Sons and fathers will know each other by the cry of their spirits, one to another. Created by the turning of their hearts together. The lamentation of an impartational void within the hearts of sons will cry out for the flow of spiritual inheritance within the heart of true fathers who seek for a son. Oh.
I have to stop now. I think I’m done, but I can go on and on. It’s 11 o’clock hey, Pastor Christi? The relationship of father and son. This relationship is not chosen by man but spoken by God. Our spiritual fathers yearning to hear from God, looking for where they can cast their mantle. Sons are wanting to acquire fathers, but this relationship is not based on the work of man. My spiritual father is not one who won me or taught me or organised me or gave me the greatest political platform.
My father is not the one who gives me the sweetest fellowship or the person whom I like to be with most literally. My father is someone who speaks the Word that puts me into a position in maturation, to fulfil my fullest spiritual potential in God.
Father, we thank You for Your Words to us, today. We bless You, Father. We bless You. We know there’s more of this to come because You have initiated it, You’ve activated, Lord and I will be obedient to You to continue with this, Father, as Pastor John is recognizing what You have placed in me for this time, Lord, when He has gone to America, I will be continuing with these things. Because He will speak it and speak it and rub it in, rub it in and rub it in and rub it in until we get it until it’s rubbed into us because God needs this inheritance transfer and legacy transfer to happen now, because He’s choosing a people now that must come into this order of revelation, where it’s revelation to you it’s revelation to me. Glory, glory to God. Father, we were in awe of You today. We understand that You are birthing something here, Lord, today. We’re starting to just get a whiff just to like a little sniff of it, Father of something beautiful You are doing here, Lord, and that You do it by Your Spirit in our hearts. You do it by Your Spirit in our hearts, Lord, that You speak this to our hearts, Father. Hallelujah.
Father, I pray for Your people that they will be so blessed going out there so blessed coming into their homes going out of this Church going wherever they’re going now. They’re so blessed, Father. Bless this whole long weekend. Father, the Word in the blood of Jesus surrounds them all and protects them all, Father. I thank You Father that they will have sweet fellowship, Lord, that they will keep that the wonderment of this message this morning will remain in them will remain in them Lord, the wonderment and the awe and the glory of this message and the power of this message, Father will go on and on and on and on, Lord, that You will speak to the hearts of your people Father, even as they’re busy with many things over this weekend, Lord. I bless Your people, Father, I bless Your people. They are so blessed, Father, blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed in Jesus’ name and we all say, amen. God bless you all. Love you all.