When spiritual fathers reach a certain maturity and have built a spiritual house (family/army) of sons and daughters, they must “SHIFT FROM BEING BUILDERS, TO BEING FACILITATORS”!!
They become facilitators of ministry sons who become the ‘builders’ of the family name, of the foundations of many generations, to carry on the ‘relational’ lineage and legacy!! This is their portion and lot, the “inheritance” from the fathers that is not earned, but received, as mature sons… (…Gal. 4:1-7)
We must shift for the generations sake, and what more is there to prove? If you have those who acknowledge you as a spiritual or ministry father and they are growing with you and under your apostleship, then begin to honor them, empower and equip them with every available tool you have to enhance their ministry! (2 Tim. 2:2)
You may say, economically, we cannot do this! This is always a challenge, but if over the years trust has been achieved, and sons have matured and been taught the order of God, mutual honor will be established! There should be NO LACK! The apostolic store-House is a “Kingdom WAR-CHEST”, not a local church storehouse of tithes and offerings! This apostolic ‘store-chest’ comes from the sons and daughters bringing in the “wealth of the Gentiles”. (Is. 60:4-7)
When the apostles are builders, they prepare a place for many sons to be identified and to grow; now, as fathers, the ministry sons are builders and they begin to strengthen and uphold the fathers as facilitators, “repairers of the breach”, and “restorers of paths to dwell in”. (Is. 58:12:61:4-7) Is. 62:12- And they shall call them, The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD, And you shall be called Sought Out, A City not forsaken.