What is the Father’s heart for this season? I believe that it is for every Believer to know that their position in Father’s embrace has been secured forever by Jesus. As a son/daughter your fellowship with our Father is always yours. Unless – unless you choose not to believe and act as though intimacy with God depends on your performance.
Jesus has performed and He is your ‘performance’ ( not that He lives out of such stuff). His life is our life in every way. Righteousness’s comes not from reading the Bible and applying it. It comes from Christ being your life. You don’t have to earn this. He already is your life.
YOU, THE EXPRESSION OF CHRIST
The Bible says that God is love. Not God is performance. Yet many of us attempt to make a Godly life out of performing – performing the Christian song and dance routine. If we want a guaranteed way of burning ourselves out, manipulating fellow Believers and cheesing the un-believer off, this is the way to go. But it is not the new and living way where Christ is our life. Jesus is the way to the Father. In Jesus we are in the Father and the Father is in us. In union with God we are positioned to hear Father’s Voice, live in the Spirit of sonship and be privy to the prophetic purposes Father births into His children. Situated in Jesus we are continually graced into Father’s presence. Jesus said, ‘I and the Father are one.’ In Jesus you and the Father are one.
Abandon and repent of religious culture that are basically a performance ideology.
THE DIM WITTED VIRGINS AND WISE
We can be the kind of Believer who believes in what we have already believed ad infinitum; who has stagnated away all opportunities for growth for the past twenty years. We have allowed our lives to be built on beliefs that are out of agreement with the teaching of Jesus and the apostles. Beware of a foundation of false doctrines. This is why the message in Joseph Prince’s book, The Power of Right Believing, is so relevant to the dead man talking.
Some have never questioned their personal beliefs or their church’s doctrines. If we are leaders our lot is not to opt for an a peaceful life or the quiet order of the cemetery. We are called to lead people into the fullness of Christ and the revolutionary stance of those resurrected from the dead. We can’t live in the personal resurrection from the dead and not live to shatter all forms of decay and death. Don’t leave people not knowing what they don’t know. Their inheritance is to run on all eight cylinders drawing life and individuality from Father God.
‘He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life’ 2 Cor 3.6 NIV.
The Father of Lies has planned a shriveled life for all. Our Father has planned an infinite life for us as sons seated at the Lord’s Table – a table that is infinite in extent and spread with the bounties of life itself. So don’t conduct a child-minding center in the name of God. Draw people into maturity as sons and daughters of God so that all may operate as life-givers in their sphere.