In this study we consider the spiritual concept of how being surrendered to what “Becometh Us”; will enable us to move with a persuaded sense of decorum; to commit our way to being led; so yoked and used by the Spirit to fulfill all righteousness; even in sacrificial hours spiritual protocols of Zoe life require of us as God’s spiritual-minded vessels. John 10:7-9.
Consider; spiritual ebbs and flow of those things God purposes to do in destiny; His using us as he sees it becometh us; whether separately; or flowing together as one; still has its powerful distinctions; despite time seeming to pass us by. This includes whether God gives us complete sight or understanding into what He does; other than those small parts it behooves us to know and become obedient to do. Proverbs 19:21
“Father & Fathering” is the subject of this teaching. Including the Revelatory Definitions for Father & Fathering. Father: for most of us simply means that male parent; whether one as a result of DNA or taking on the mantle through relationship; it is all about acting paternally and performing the tasks or duties usually expected of a male parent. Fathering: utilizes characteristics enabling one to stand, even withstand whoever or whatever proves necessary; including denying self; to help another on their journey to seeing, learning and taking advantage of all the roads that lead towards living their best life. The revelatory is this concept exists when men will step up to accept and take on as their own, an overseeing responsibility for and towards all those committed to their care; as they would their biological children.
The revelatory; Mary, young and spiritually inexperienced; was yet wise-hearted; a qualifying characteristic in those God fills with His Spirit of wisdom; but seeks out when He is ready to overshadow and use them to then be or do His supernatural exploits. Exodus 28:3
It is through the power of God’s choice to cause men to be saved using preaching of Christ crucified, to free us from sin; that the power of His grace is proved as the strength of our faith. Indeed, all His choices always depose the wisdom of the seemingly wise; and still yet bring to naught the limited understanding of all who think they are the ones highly prudent”. So, it is,God’s deposed all the wise, as the scholars and disputers of this world; He’s unseated the foolishness of their wisdom; where it fails to acknowledge, He is!
The revelatory here is this is God declaring, so revealing; that He literally and very intentionally; wrapped Himself all about in His own majesty and strength. But this is not just a garmenting Himself to look good; but a displaying arraying that cannot be removed; yet is also intended to reveal what He is; on a need to know basis as; He or we encounter it. He clothes Himself with; displays He’s fully armed, covered in and with all He ever needs to “keep” all He’s ever said or done, fully established; to stand in perfect peace; trusting in Him.
This session highlights the purpose of the Nazarite which was usually mysterious; and as they were highly elusive characters; they ranged from the many that felt or were told they were called as a result of many things and the few God chose.
Let those spiritually maturing among us; let this same mind be in us all; so that in being thusly consecrated we too may hold true; being guided by His easy yoke and light burden; to walk and maintain ordered courses spiritually; thus prepared to do, accomplish and fulfill the Revelatory High Calling; as it becometh us!
The revelatory is, it signifies those who in gratitude press in and past even themselves; to come sincerely worshiping Him; determined to withhold nothing. Thus, we’re to be willing to give ourselves away to be used by Him, to in the process; be that same blessing unto others. Such “true worshipers” are acceptable; as is what we may have thought of as being just a little we had; God declared much; when given from pure hearts; not merely following form, spiritual protocols dictate; or by rote, for as learned habits they have no basis of gratitude for giving.
Being Spiritual Minded is a Continual Revelatory Journey; and it will always begin with an initially being given; according to all that God’s purposed us for; as we’re “His” vessels. He thoroughly searches to see and know us all. So too; He rules in the how and when He’ll move to call and strategically reposition us in life; as His, literally possessing our hearts and reins. This is how as Lord; He leads, guides in a giving us; of His Spirit; as, when and by what measure He wills
Jesus knew in Himself; He had received a better and enduring substance from God as His anointing to minister continually of. He also knew with a deep within Himself; that would not be denied; how God had glorified Him. For God proclaimed aloud publicly; “This is My Son in whom I’m well-pleased; hear ye Him!” Yet, that never stopped the self-righteous Pharisaical religiosity of His day; and still today; from hating, so plotting against the liberty this; coming to “know in ourselves” brings all believers in Him unto!
As we progress on in our series; we’ll learn Moses, along with Jesus and Paul will form our baseline case studies for this “Revelatory High Calling”. Let us begin now by considering as these “Revelatory Nazarites” they were transcendent transformative characters with elusive spiritual birth certificates solidly revealed in foundational scriptures.
The revelatory is, it signifies those who in gratitude press in and past even themselves; to come sincerely worshipping Him; determined to withhold nothing. Thus, we’re to be willing to give ourselves away to be used by Him, to in the process; be that same blessing unto others. Such “true worshippers” are acceptable; as is what we may have thought of as being just a little we had; God declared much; when given from pure hearts; not merely following form, spiritual protocols dictate; or by rote, for as learned habits they have no basis of gratitude for giving.
Encouraged Himself: this is a powerful word “chazaq” which implies although David was greatly distressed by what he discerned; suddenly remembered what mattered most; the fact that the Lord God was yet still with and His grace was the 1st key enabling him to behave wisely again; to then boldly, turn his 2nd key to begin to “chazaq”; encouraging himself!
We further condense Bishop Jakes’ 1st combined Friends & Supporters Category of the “Distant Comrades & Constituents." We go on now to consider his calling them as but “scaffolding” in life. But under the light of revelation we examine how spiritually; we’re all predestined to form some manner of “strategically positioned permitted scaffolding” for those the Lord assigns us unto; regardless what these categories seemingly limit us to being seen as!
We begin by defining another revelatory concept we refer to often in this series; that of being “predestinated." It’s significant spiritually for it forms the basis for getting an understanding, about how the Lord works His “strategic positioning” in, ordering events and “permitted” and usually temporary “scaffolding” to form about us. “Predestination” directs His Word; our encounters, experiences, family, friends and supporters He sends to directly impact the steps of all men; but especially all those He knows as “His”. 2 Timothy 2:19-21
Throughout scripture we can see proof how the Lord and His spiritual protocols are extremely strategic and lay out the spiritual sense of decorum we must have to be those who behave wisely; thus, will walk circumspectly; as it affects all our ways.
Consider a time when a few chosen Jews were sent from Persia to participate in the “God ordered” great work of rebuilding His temple. It had laid in ruins 70 years while Persia had held them in prophesied captivity. But now God, providing for what He orders; opened a great but effectual door. It gave ordered opportunity for those chosen to go work out their own portion to accomplish exploits of His great work. Yet, they did face great opposition from the mixed population the enemy permitted to occupy Judah’s Jerusalem in the interim of captivity. The Jewish historian Josephus signified these opposers were of the same ilk David saw come in having gathered themselves together; to come “help” him as he hid in the wilderness fearing Saul. They were in fear too as those in distress, in debt; so discontented. 1 Samuel 22:2
Today we consider another key applied that strategically positions us in the safest place for us; which is the will of God. so, we travel back again to revisit David’s backstory; to the time where he’s finally been anointed king over all Judah and Israel. Consider David in his first great act he thinks to do for the Lord in gratitude. Bring the ark of the covenant back home to the now city of David. It had been captured in 1 Samuel 4;11
Consider; it is spiritually significant and foundational for us to continually seek to truly get understanding of how the Lord always has those “spiritual there’s” He strategically positions us to must cross over unto; to occupy, endure or go through unto increase we’ll need; to accomplish and prosper in whatever He opts to send us to be used to do.
The Holy Spirit not only strategically positions us for; but directs us as well in any truly diligent study into the ways and thoughts of our Lord God; for they are higher than ours. He is scripturally the source and provider of the gift of discernment; which is our check and balance in whatever we’d consider to be spiritual enlightenment.
Bishop Jakes taught many sermons from 2008-2017 citing 3 categories of friends & supporters. His first in the combined categories are “Distant Comrades also called Constituents”. Secondly; he teaches about those he calls the “Designated who’re also our Confidants”! In this series we consider the part his categories understood play in our lives; when seen in the revelatory light God will shine on His predestinating us; through the intelligently designed moves He makes; affecting each life, as He strategically positions us all; to do greater works.