Father And His Family:
Father and his family – As a Pastor there are things you must always teach, faith, prayer, the believers privileges in Christ, walking in love, flowing in the Spirit and Evangelism. Walking in love is also walking in honour…walking in dishonour is the breathing ground for offences.
The essence of ministry is to bless you…there is a blessing of the fullness of the Gospel…
Jesus said to the woman at the well, if you knew the gift of God and who it was that asketh thee water.. Familiarity…when people do not understand honour, they walk out of honour and eventually walk out of their place of feeding (Local Church).
Father And Family – We Must Set Our Priorities Right:
There are things of the Spirit and things in the spirit…all of these are within your natural environment. They are already part of the configuration of the born again man.
Who do men say that I am?
The word “revealed” is key…it takes revelation to know the father or the son and yourself. You can’t know yourself by experience but by revelation.
Who built the Church?
Jesus said in my Father’s household there are many mansions/temples…every son is a temple in God. The saints are the habitations of God. There are sons that behave like slaves because they are ignorant of their rights and privileges. But just like Jesus, we inhabit the father.
If we are separated from the father, then we are not a family…we are in union with God. The father lives in Jesus, we live in Jesus and both the Father and Jesus lives in us. So we are in an inseparable union.
…”Whosoever shall drink of the water that i shall give him shall never thirst”…”the water shall be in him”…
John 3:3, 5…Jesus was referring to the indwelling of the Spirit…he said you will never thirst again.
“The well” (indwelling of the spirit) is in the believer, so therefore, out of your belly shall flow rivers (this well) of living water.
The Born Again Man Lives In The Father:
So what the born again man drank (living water) is Eternal. You have not received the spirit of the world but the spirit of God that you may know the things that are freely given to us of God.
We do not seek for solutions, we are embodiments of solutions…the indwelling of the Spirit is the indwelling of the father.
…He dwelleth in you and shall be in you…hence the saying in John 4:10, “the water that i give you shall be in you”…
2 Corinthians 3:5
We have been made Able ministers of the New Testaments…
Jesus said I am the bread, the life, the light…so also the believer must declare his position in Christ every morning…the believer must learn to declare his identity in Christ.
Ephesians 2:18, 2:20, 21
In him all the buildings are fitly framed together…so all of us (temples in Christ)…we are God’s habitation. What Paul was simply saying is that we are the many buildings /temples/mansions/habitations/houses in Christ. And the founder of this family (household of God) will always be found in this family.
When we gather together, as joints we are meant to supply to each other…
Ephesians 2:19-22…God is no longer building, all buildings were already completed…remember the text:-“destroy this temple and on the third day i will raise it up again”…so the building was completed at the instance of resurrection.
God Constructed Himself A House In The Born Again Man:
The word habitation means a fixed address…note that the habitation is through the spirit…
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God and ye are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
The believer ought to learn that we are his house and also learn what we need to do with his house…so when we all come(by the act of our will) we take the things “of and in” the spirit and supply ourselves.
So I will sing in the spirit and i will prophesy at will, i will interpret, i will, i will, i will…so it is important for believers to know how to respond and how to flow in the spirit…we are the Reservoirs of God’s Glory.
The Gospel is not miracles, it is a message of faith…Moses did miracles for 40years and yet no one believed. Believing is not a function of miracles but of faith.
The spirit in the born again man is the only spirit the believer will ever receive, the born again man received all that pertained to life and Godliness on the day he got born again.
1 Kings 8:30…according to Solomon’s prophecy the believer is the house where forgiveness is given…we preach the forgiveness of sins, therefore we supply Forgiveness of sins when we meet together.
Verse 33, 34: The believer is the house of restoration,
The Believer Is In The Father And The Father Is In The Believer:
Verse 38, 39: The believer is the house of answered prayers, there is no unanswered prayer in the believer…so when we meet we supply answers to one another…remember the text in Mark 11:17…Jesus said my house shall be called the house of prayer…
The believer is the house of praise in the spirit.
Corinthians 14:15…when we speak in tongues we give thanks well, we don’t praise to seek God’s presence, we carry the presence of God.
So when we the saints meet, as joints, we all supply praise, prayer, restoration, forgiveness and answered prayers to one another…
About The Author:
Dr. Abel Damina is the senior Pastor of Power City International Church,
Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria