Apostolic teaching (not so much instructional as relational) fathers is going through an AWAKENING!” An awakening is more than “revival”, it is a “raising up”, a RESToration of entering into HIS REST, where ALL things become NEW! He’s not making all new things, He’s making all things New! …Old things have passed away, and behold, All THINGS ARE BECOME NEW! (Rev. 21:7b; 2 Co. 5:17)
There is a mandate, even in this forum and on this group, upon apostolic and prophetic fathers to “give birth” or literally, “labor in birth AGAIN, until Christ be formed in you!” (Gal.4:19b) The dawning of this 7th day is the same as the 3rd day in Christ, there is a “death, burial, and resurrection” taking place so that we understand our awakening is an “ascension” in Christ in the heavenlies…
Hosea 6:1-3 speaks of “…after two days will He revive us, and on (in) the third day He will raise us up to live in His sight…Then shall we know, if we follow on to KNOW (intimately, If we pursue) Him, His going forth is as the morning: He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
How will He raise us up? I believe the key is the middle dimension of what Paul the apostle wrote in Phil. 3:10- “That I may know Him, 1) and the power of His resurrection and 2) the fellowship of His sufferings, 3) being conformed to HIS DEATH.” I might ask again, “How are you fellow-shipping the mystery of His suffering?” How have you died? The third dimension is “being conformed to His death! Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone.
The true meaning of revival or awakening, is to be raised from the dead! Apostolic leaders today, whether prophets or teachers, have learned how to die, that is, they have been “hidden with Christ in God and when Christ who is our life appears (is revealed) so shall we appear (be revealed) with Him in glory.” (Col. 3:1-4) You are DEAD to your ambitions and agendas, and made alive to Christ with His assignments and alignments in your life and ministry!!!
Apostolic fathers, it is our time to now pave and pioneer the way for the sons of God to come forth, but they can only follow the ones who have gone before them, to SHOW THEM THE WAY! We must recover the generational blessing, from “generation to generation” so that the ancient lankmarks of our fathers be not removed! We must be ready to “father”, to generate, be a source, be-come a father” so that all that’s needed for the “third generation” of sons can come forth.!!!
To be continued…