Series: Visiting Speakers; Sonship.
Sun am 15 April 2012 – Mitch Clay (USA)
Eph. 2:19-22; Heb. 1:1-3; John 5:17-18; John 10:30; John 14:5-12; Rom. 8-14-17
The Lord is raising the water level. I saw the waters knee deep but the Lord wants to bring us waters to swim in, waters that will take us off our feet, where we will float and lose our own control; where we lose our ability to keep things in our order. It means we must release our order so we can contain the order of the Lord.
All creation is groaning and waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. They are groaning and travailing to receive the glorious liberty that the children of God have already received. That’s us! There’s a glorious liberty we have received although we have not fully manifested it yet. We are walking through a process that is bringing us from just tasting something to the full banquet.
The context determines the meaning. When God talks to us, if we do not understand the context, the scenario and if we do not understand where God is coming from, we can hear the right words but receive a different message than was intended. Many people take the Scriptures and they bring it into their own context, whether it be their nation, their home or their personal needs, their congregation and denominational mindsets; they receive the Word of God through that filter and the application of it looks different from the intention of the Lord. We are to be children of the light and understand these mysteries. Mysteries are not hidden to be hidden; they are hidden to be found.
The family of God is the primary context, it is the foundation, and fundamental of all God is doing. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit(Eph. 2:19-22). A household has to do with family; family has to do with intimate relationships, where there is protection and safety, a place to come back to. God has a house and the house has a foundation. In the foundation are apostles and prophets, but in the standard of all standards is the Son. It all begins and ends with the Son. He’s in the foundation, He’s in the cornerstone.
In the past God has spoken and released His intention through the prophets. But in these last days He has spoken to us in His Son (Heb. 1:1-3). When you have a message to communicate, the messenger is a very important part of the communication of the message. His job as the communicator is to communicate the heart of the one who sent him to bring the message. God is intentional, He chose to present Himself as Father, and He brings His Son go speak on His behalf. The Son is the visible expression, He is the manifestation. The Son who has come out of the Father, is the exact image of the Father.
We want to get down where we can put legs on this. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God (John 5:17-18). The Father and the Son are one. They understood it in that culture. “You made God your father? That means you make yourself one with God; that means you are God” (John 10:30).
He begins to prepare the hearts of the disciples for what is coming. The concept is if you have seen the Son, you have seen the Father (John 14:1-12). This concept did not stop with Jesus. Jesus who was the only begotten Son, now became the first born Son, with many to follow. You and I were in Adam when he chose to sin; his decision affected us. However, when Jesus was raised from the dead, we were also raised from the dead with Him. He is the first born of many sons.
We must know that as children of God we are the extension of Him in the earth; our life has come from His loins. He has birthed us. Because I am a son of God, I do the works of my Father. It did not end with Jesus. Acts 1:1 talks about all that Jesus beganboth to do and teach. We are the body of Christ, still on the earth doing the works of Jesus, and still greater works. We are now multiplied. We enter into the glorious liberty of the children of God and we will be released to walk in the earth in glory, and represent our Father. When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world (John 17:18). There is an authority from being sent. Who is your Father? If He is your Father, then you are His son, you have been extended from Him.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together (Rom. 8:14-17). That’s where we are at. We have been trying to do these things without knowledge, without a revelation and without a platform of understanding to stand on. Those things will not only release us, but will empower us to do it.
We wanted to do the works of Jesus, but we did not know who we were. We do not know how to do them because we do not know who we are. But this is the day; the Holy Spirit is with us, confirming to us who we are and whose we are. We are His, His offspring, He is our Father and we are His children.
We have reduced salvation to having our sins forgiven and getting a ticket to heaven. Father’s plan is to fill the earth with SON! We are not church members, we are sons in Father’s house. It’s a day of awakening. Begin to enjoy the glorious liberty that is Yours.