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The Revelation, Culture, Practice & Administration of Son – Part 2
The House of God is a Spiritual Family
Son is a Culture
Heb 1, God after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in Son whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also made the Age.
The Book of Hebrews is a transitioning book, it was written to bring an entire generation of Jewish believers from a religious lawful position, from a shadow and type position into the reality of a Sonship position. There was no need for the Temple because Jesus had cleared the way for direct access to Gods Throne. Animal sacrifice was no longer needed because the blood of the Lamb of God continually takes away the sin. There was no need for a Levitical Order of Priesthood too, so we see that the Father was putting an end to the revelation, the culture, the practice and the administration of the old. The Father was now bringing them into the original culture of the House of God, the Kingdom. This culture is vastly superior to the abolished and obsolete Jewish system. The new redeemed Jews had no more religion to go back to, nothing they could do as religious Jews, pleased God the Father. It was time to abandon the culture of slaves and orphans and rediscover the culture of Son. Hebrews 3:5-6 Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken of later, but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and boast of our hope firm until the end.Every chapter in this Book is loaded with upgrade technology into the culture of Son. Now if you read my article, “The Spirit of Christ is Son”, then this issue will be a continuation from that, I would encourage you to read that first as it sets a foundation for this discourse.
A new season needs new vocabulary that would reshape and redefine the administration of the new, so that what was once obscure is now fine tuned and gives greater clarity than the previous definition that held a certain position of inferiority. For this article when I use the word “Sonship” it will incorporate, the revelation, the culture, the practice and the administration of a mindset. I have many friends presently that are saying the very same things that I am saying and we all tend to have consensus on that, I think we all just do not agree on the sequential order of the revelation because we are emphasizing a point of view . We cannot just build on the revelation of the new season; we need the culture, the practice and the administration for it to become Apostolic Doctrine. Revelation only is not what this present seasons demands, we have had too many fantastic revelation preachers that have the culture of the orphan and morphed the revelation to deeper ensnare the saints to further secure their extravagant and lavish lifestyles, these are men with great revelation and no character or great revelation but lack a tangible expressive of love for the saints. As sons of God our stock in trade is not revelation it is love, love for the Father and His purposes. We know who we are and from where we derive our authority and power. There will be a growing separation between those that have positional authority because of years and size of ministry and those that are anointed Sons of God, who will totally disregard that standard as a measurement for anything holy but time and numbers.
In the context of Hebrews 1, God the Father was speaking to the fathers, which are the “paters” in the Old Testament through the prophets in a diversification of ways, viz prophetic words, dreams and visions, audible voice, face to face, animals and Angels and on occasion the Spirit would come upon them too. It may shock you to know that all of those methods of communication by the Father is not the ultimate way the Father wants to communicate with us. Those forms are expressed in a limited sense, because man did not have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit would come upon them from time to time but He never dwelt in them permanently. More over man was living by his soul and viewing GOD in a shroud or the veil of his soul, so the picture was never crystal clear. God spoke to them in shadows and types. The blood of Jesus Christ was not shed for their redemption yet but the blood of lambs, goats and calves was substituted. Now hear me and hear me good, this is how GOD would talk to a man under the old covenant, not how the Father would talk to His Son, under the Eternal Covenant of Sonship. Did you get that? If you didn’t, please read it again. When God the Father communed with the prefall Adam, it was Spirit to Spirit and in that context you have fellowship or “Kononia” and not a relationship, When the Father talked to Jesus Christ it was Spirit to Spirit. Now when the Father did speak audibly at the river Jordan when Jesus was being baptized, only John heard the audible voice and saw the descending Spirit on Jesus Christ, but the people standing and observing the baptism heard a roar of thunder. The Father had to speak to John audibly as confirmation of his purpose but He spoke to the Son, to His Spirit by the Holy Spirit. Therefore it was said of Jesus Christ that in Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Now when you believe that you have the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in you too, then you have a renewed culture called SON.
We have modeled the NT style and structure of the Prophetic against the backdrop of the OT Prophet style and structure. I believe that there is more than just bringing prophetic words to individuals and giving direction. Jesus Christ is the model of the full dimension of the Doma Grace from whom we take our cue, because He is operating in Son not in a NT Governmental Grace Model that we are so familiar with. When the scripture says in 1 Corinth 13:8 Love never fails, but if there is the gift of prophecy, they will be done away and if there are tongues they will cease, if there is knowledge they will be done away with, for we know in part so we prophecy in part, but when the perfect comes, (which is Love) the partial will be done away with. We as an Household are pursuing the Spirit and are walking away from the soul, we are walking away from fear into love, the season for the perfect has come. We must press onwards to the higher call and abandon in our mind of the Spirit what we have known in part and trust the Father for the Son grace of spiritual insight. Some of what we have come to understand as the NT Governmental Grace Model was still wrapped in the culture of the Orphan, hence it fell short of the fullest expression of the real, it was obscure, hazy and limited.
To blow the cap of this myopic view, let me begin by saying this. The Governmental Graces of Christ was never meant to function in a limited context over a Congregation; it was always supposed to function in the context of a Holy Spiritual Nation. The Kingdom of God which is a Holy Nation is to have a system of Government, and holy Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers and Evangelists should have collapsed into one role of Spiritual Father over Households and thus form a government in its most basic of structures at a micro level, heads over households, and that would have been prequalified by, “If you are faithful to rule over your own natural household then you have the right to rule over the House of God”. This eludes to a whole other subject, which is the “Arrangement of the House of God” which is available to be heard on www.soleyn.com
Jesus said, “I have come to show you that Father”. The primary purpose for the Culture of Son is to provide a vision of the Father in the earth. The culture of Son is preparatory for the culture of righteous rule, because it is more difficult to rule over abundance than it is to survive in an environment of lack. The Kingdom of God exists to showcase the goals of the sovereignty of Christ. Let’s take a look at the Old Testament progression of this culture being passed on from Father to son. God the Father never makes a Covenant with man, He gives man a promise but He makes a Covenant with Himself. Romans 4:13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law but through the righteousness of faith. Hebrews 6:13, for when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself. So we see the beginning of the promise coming through Abraham then it was passed on to Isaac and then to Jacob and then Jacob had twelve sons. Why this progression of ABRAHAM – ISAAC – JACOB – TRIBE OF TWELVE – The Tribe of Judah, which becomes the line of the Kings, out of which comes the “Seed Christ”? You see, it takes three generations to change a culture. God the Father had to wait for a polytheistic culture of Abraham to be removed from the first three generations before He could expand that culture into a nation. That is why Abraham would not let Isaac leave his country to go find a bride for himself but sends his servant to find a Bride for him, He did not want his son to be tainted by other false religions of the Land, which is found in (Genesis 24:1-4).
When Jesus comes into the earth, he begins with twelve disciples, He begins with twelve because He comes as a mature Son with the fullness of the Culture of Heaven and has no need to wait, so He starts with the Nation in mind, and begins with introducing the Kingdom of Heaven as leaven that is now here to invade and take over every other pseudo Kingdom culture. The scripture below shows Jesus Christ operating with different facets of this Son Culture. He operates as a Brother (vs 12), as a Son (vs 13a) and as a Father (vs 13b).
(Heb 2:12-16) He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the called out I will sing your praises."And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
My dear brothers and sisters, 2000 years ago, the Spiritual Nation was birthed, inaugurated, empowered and mandated. Satan sought to kill that seed, very early and used the Religious Institutionalism of Church to destroy and invade the “People on the Way” the “Ecclesia”, through Constantine. This system would go on to so mare the face of the Father and to discredit anything that would vaguely be associated with the term Father or the image of the Father. The priestly fathers in Catholic Church was now a picture of anything called Church, one who would molest and brutalize the children, this is a global picture. The one that was given power to protect and provide for you the children was now your worst nightmare. Mother Mary was substituted for God the Father. It was always the intension of the enemy to remove the Father from the macro picture. If you remove the Father from any society you lose the entire Nation. When you remove a Father from the household you will lose the family. We now perceive the Father as harsh, sitting in judgment of you and waiting for you to mess up, so that He could beat you up. To amplify his strategy, the role of the Father in the natural was also scared. Ask anybody you know today to recall the relationship with their earthly fathers and more than 80% of them will breakdown and cry, because they have not known the love of that father, physical or verbal. Is it any wonder then that the Old Testament ends with a promise of turning the hearts of the Father to the Sons and hearts of the sons to the Father.
What we now also will witness is a proliferation of the Matriarchal Order in Society. People are going “GREEN” because of Mother Earth. There will be a heightened awareness of the role of the mother in the home because of the failure of the Father. Celebrity figures like Oprah and Maya Angelo are the key figures that are driving this culture. The movie industry in Hollywood by black directors like Tyler Perry, continue to highlight the role of the “Old, overweight, soul food cooking mamma” over the lazy, beer drinking, cussing, narrow minded father. These are not just coincidental, this is deliberate. It spite of all of this the Church today is blinded by religion and leaders do not know which way is up in the SPIRIT. They are led by their wallets and their bellies and have no vision for the people of God.
I am here to say that, now has come a time when the Sons will rise with healing in their wings and will provide a vision again of the goodness of the nature and character of their Father. If it pleased the Father to showcase the firstborn Son, Jesus Christ through a natural Nation, then it is safe to conclude it will take an entire spiritual nation of spiritual Fathers and Sons constituting of a spiritual family to restore that image to the point that other nations will say, “Come let us go up to the Mt. of the Lord to the House of the God of Jacob, for there they will teach us their ways and show us their statutes.” So we have a long way to journey, but there is a powerful grace that will accompany those that will embark on building a House for their Father. For 1000 years for the Lord is but a day and day, but 1000 years. We are the Omega Generation, the 42nd immortal generation, this is our Day. Can a Nation be born in a Day?
Grace, Peace, Love and Mercy.