Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | September 10, 2013

What Is Next Papa?


Thomas said, ‘Master, we have no idea where You’re going. How do You expect us to know the road?’ Jesus said, ‘I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from Me. If you really knew Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on, you do know Him. You’ve even seen Him!’ Philip said, “Master, show us the Father, then we’ll be content.’ ‘You’ve been with Me all this time, Philip, and you still don’t understand? To see Me is to see the Father. So how can you ask, ‘Where is the Father?’ Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on My own. The Father who resides IN ME CRAFTS EACH WORD INTO A DIVINE ACT. BELIEVE ME: I am in My Father and My Father is in Me. IF YOU CAN’T BELIEVE THAT, BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE—THESE WORKS. The person who TRUSTS Me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, Because I, on My way to the Father, am giving you the SAME WORK to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From NOW ON, whatever you request along the lines of WHO I AM and WHAT I AM DOING, I’ll do it. That’s HOW the Father WILL BE SEEN in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.’ ‘…In just a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you’re going to see Me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that MOMENT you WILL KNOW ABSOLUTELY that I’m in the Father, and you’re in Me, and I’m in you. The person who knows My commandments and keeps them, that’s who loves Me. And the person who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and make Myself plain to him’ …’Because a LOVELESS world’, said Jesus, ‘is a SIGHTLESS world. If anyone loves Me, he will CAREFULLY KEEP MY WORD and My Father will love him—We’ll move right into the neighborhood! NOT LOVING ME means not keeping My Words…’ (John 14: 5-23).

The past several weeks I have felt in my spirit like God describes in Deuteronomy 28: 15, “The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron.” I have earnestly been seeking God with the question, “Why am I unable to see results to the many prayers I have offered on behalf of others? Your Word (above) says that we will do greater things than Jesus did. I have listened attentively to many sermons and read many books about how we get what we pray for …sooner, or perhaps it was later. Yet, I personally have seen few manifestations of DIVINE deliverance (demons being driven from the addicted), healing (of the many with various cancers), the lame miraculously walking, the deaf suddenly hearing, or sight being restored in those I have and am praying for. I see many people who say they are saved and set free doing the same thing they did before salvation. So, I ask You, LORD, ‘Where is the manifestation of what You said we would do in Your name? Why can’t we heal the sick and set the captives free with a SIMPLE little prayer like You used, ‘Be healed’ and they were? If it is due to my unbelief, I ask that You increase my ability to believe. Please show me LORD.”

Holy Spirit took me to Romans, chapters 8-10. All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it is not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for FULL deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are ENLARGED in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us, but the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy! I have been pregnant in the natural and I definitely did enlarge and I was not thrilled about it then and I KNOW I would not be any more thrilled now. I can honestly say that in the last few weeks my joyful expectancy was wearing VERY thin! I truly believe that this is the “phase of the birthing process” that many “overcomers” are presently going through.

God’s Word continues to say that the moment we get tired in the waiting, Holy Spirit is right alongside helping us along. He is our “Birthing Coach.” He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that EVERY DETAIL in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son. JESUS stands FIRST in the line of humanity He restored and we are to see the original and intended shape of our lives in Him.

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, and with Holy Spirit as our Coach, how can we lose? Well, we can if we think we can do it on our own. Perhaps you are here, thinking there is absolutely NO NEED for all the fuss involved in the process of “delivery”; only a “sissy” would need a Coach. You have become obsessed with your own moral muscle and are so absorbed in this “God Project” that you haven’t noticed the sharpness of the last contraction. Anyone completely absorbed in “self” ignores God and we often forget about the need for “delivery preparation.” We have limited our vision to seeing only the “product of our own labor” rather than listening to the One who is willing to teach us how to breathe and Who to focus on in that one final push to bring forth the FRUIT of the womb.

God has answered my question. I have spent too little time with the Coach. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the ALIVE-AND-PRESENT GOD WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD moves into my life, He’ll DO the same thing in me that He did in Jesus, bringing me alive unto Himself? My identity as a “Christian” is God-determined by promise (see Romans 9: 1-15), a sure thing determined by His decision, flowing steadily from His initiative. As I grow in my relationship with Him, His very LIFE FORCE will be manifested in and through me. This resurrection LIFE I have received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously EXPECTANT, greeting God each moment with a childlike, “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches my spirit and confirms who I really am. I KNOW WHO HE IS, and I KNOW WHO I AM: Father and daughter. And I KNOW I am going to get what’s coming to me – an unbelievable inheritance! LOVE is the catalyst that will bring manifest changes in those I pray for. Out of LOVE for Him and trust in Him I will do as He leads and directs me to do.

The word of faith then welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is to be the core of our preaching. Say the key word to God – “JESUS IS MY MASTER” – embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what He did in raising Jesus from the dead. THAT’S IT. You and I are NOT “DOING” ANYTHING; we’re simply calling out to God, trusting Him to do it for us.

“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see. By the act of faith, Abel brought a better sacrifice to God than Cain. It was what he believed, not what he brought that made the difference. That’s what God noticed and approved as righteous. After all these centuries, that belief continues to catch our notice.” (Hebrews 11: 1-4).

It did mine.


Responses

  1. Hello Beloved Sister! This is so on target and exactly what I am going through as well.

    I watched “FAITH LIKE POTATOES” again, last night. I wept and wept and cried out to YAH, “ABBA this is what I want to do for YOU. I want to bring others to YESHUA! I want you to heal like YOU and only YOU can bring this!”

    I am pregnant as well and feeling the birthing pangs.

    Thank you so much for this. It is truly confirmation!

    This is our NEW HEAD OF THE YEAR in our Hebraic walk. This year, 5774, shall be interesting. FOUR means the opening of gates. Hmm…. as we ponder all that ABBA has for us, for HIS glory and purposes, let us stay in prayer; joy unspeakable and full of HIS glory!

    Blessings to you in the greatest of measures, according to YAH’S perfect will in your life!!

    Sharri

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    “If I forget you, O Yerushalayim, Let my right hand whither. Let my tongue cleave to my palate, If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Yerushalayim Above my chief joy” PSALM 137:5~6 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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    *”Pray for the peace of Jerusalem . . . ” Psalm 122:6 * * “For Tziyon’s sake I will not be silent, for Yerushalayim’s sake I will not rest . . .” Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 62:1 *

    *Harpu U’deu Ki Anochi Elohim – Be Still and Know that I Am God (Psalms 46:1) *

    • My dear Sharri; We have indeed been connected all these years by precious Holy Spirit. You always pop up at the unexpected times with wonderful words of encouragement! INDEED… God is preparing His Bride and she is going to be so very glorious. She will be filled with teh glory of His Presence and empowered to birth at precisely the perfect time; formed in the perfect likeness of His image. We come into this New Year with doors opened wide for those who have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. Let us be fully attentive to His leading and hear the directions He gives as what we birth is pushed forward by a Mighty Rushing Wind!!! God bless and keep you ever going forward into glory my sister and friend. 🙂

  2. Hey sister, God our Father has us once again in the same spiritual place, spending time with Him, getting to know Him intimately, so we can become the likeness of Him, Hold on, the best is yet to come.
    Abundant blessings upon you and yours

    • Hi Ken! I believe Holy Spirit is lining us all up onto the same page; for the days ahead we must all be in One Spirit and walking in complete abandon to His direction alone. It is indeed the “days of Elijah’ and each day is filled with the wonder and glory of the Lord! I keep you and yours in prayer and know you are praying for me and mine :)! You are afaithful, wonderful brother; I was and continue to be blessed through the Lord’s connection with you all these years. Take care.

  3. Point on sister! Oh how I pray that when I cannot see His hand I should trust His grace. Just like Jabez I say, enlarge my territory, bless me indeed.

    • Good to hear from you here Moses. Yes, indeed we will all have our borders/territory enlarged in the days ahead. God bless you on the journey! 🙂


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