I was going to post this on our group page, Apostolic Teaching Fathers, but I felt like this needed to be shared on my personal page.
I didn’t realize the memorial service for Steve Hill was going on and happened to come across it. After some praise & worship by Lindell Cooley and different ones speaking, including his wife, Greg Wilkerson, son of the late David Wilkerson, spoke on what Steve meant to him and how close they were.
Greg Wilkerson went on to say he wanted to “keep it simple” because that’s what Steve believed in, the simplicity of Christ! But he said something as he closed , saying, “and I believe The Lord is raising up “fathering couples men and women)
to be PARENTS TO A NEW GENERATION OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS!”
ATF, did you hear that, FATHERING COUPLES! The strength of many ministries today have been built on the foundational order of father/son order!
The last generation of successful ministry could not share this publicly because of FEAR OF LOSS! Many previous moves that came into error because of extremes and human error. Yet, that does not mean it is not a true message!
When Greg Wilkerson said that, it’s like Spirit of God spoke in my heart that “now is the time that this word will rise to the top, that without true father/son ministry order, in this generation nothing will work, no emerging ministry will prevail without the foundation of this relationship!”
John the Baptist came in the “spirit and power of Elijah”, to ‘turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just (to an attitude of the righteous) TO MAKE READY A PEOPLE PREPARED FOR THE LORD! (Luke 1:17). He was the Elijah who was to come (Matt. 11:14), in preparing way for the first coming of Jesus, and Jesus did not begin His earthly ministry UNTIL THE APPOINTED TIME OF THE FATHER!
If this be the case of the Son of God who waited till He was 30 years old to fulfill all righteousness to hear the voice of His Father saying, “This is my beloved Son, In whom I am well pleased,” how much more should we follow this example?!?
This is still the order of the sons of God and the mandate of the Elijah/Elisha mantle, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD, And He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to ‘their’ fathers, LEST I COME AND STRIKE THE EARTH WITH A CURSE.” Malachi 4:5,6