The Incandesce Of Sonship Via The Hub Of Process – Part 5: Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
So I went up to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it and eat it. It will embitter your stomach, though in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey. So I took the little book from the angel’s hand and ate and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but once I had swallowed it, my stomach was embittered.Revelation 10:9-10 (AMPC)
God is particular about sonship in the season we are in. God wants us to experience magnitudes of growth and understand the dynamics of sonship.
We live in a time of deception. The enemy is using deception to cause the people of God to walk in spiritual blindness. Spiritually blind people are unable to see in the spiritual realm and have no spiritual understanding.
When people are unable to see, they function from the realm of the soul. It means one cannot distinguish truth from error. This causes saints to be fleshly due to their unawareness of spiritual truth.
Revelation causes a son to operate in great clarity in matters of spiritual sight. It is dangerous to see in the natural and not in the spirit. Life is in the spirit.
We are to ingest to the revelation of the person of Jesus. It is likened to the manifestation of the word of God.
The preaching of God’s word brings excitement but the process of becoming is bitter. The word being bitter refers to the nature of process that one is transformed into after receiving the revelation of Christ.
There is the daily conditioning of the inner man through process so that you manifest Christ. The word of God must be manifested in an individual.
The Gospel of Christ introduces us to the Cross. God’s word takes the process of death and a resurrection of the spirit man. Spiritual people are dead to self, sin and the world.
Always carrying about in the body the liability and exposure to the same putting to death that the Lord Jesus suffered, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown forth by and in our bodies. For we who live are constantly [experiencing] being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be evidenced through our flesh which is liable to death.2 Corinthians 4:10-11 (AMPC)
One’s mind must be renewed by the word, which refers to the revelation of Christ via logos and Rhema.
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].Romans 12:1-2 (AMPC)
We should meditate on the word of God. Meditation is Scriptural. God wants us to go back to every word He has spoken to us and to muse on this word.
But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.Psalm 1:2 (AMPC)
We struggle with heart issues because we have not been renewed by the word. We love the truth that we muse on. Love goes beyond feelings. Love is an agreement transacted via the Cross.
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)
God will, in His infinite wisdom, not allow members of our families who are believers to understand us so that they cannot see the things we are seeing. This is so that we do not get puffed up when they see God like we do through us. God respects the right of your family to reject the word of God. He came to bring an enmity and a sword of separation in the family.
Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to part asunder a man from his father, and a daughter from her mother, and a newly married wife from her mother-in-law— And a man’s foes will be they of his own household.Matthew 10:34-36 (AMPC)
The heart has to be prepared to receive the word of God. It is not received through the mental process of analysis or cognition but is received through revelation of the Spirit.
The spirit realm does not make sense to the intellect. Sons transcend to the dimension of spirituality.
For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him).1 Corinthians 1:21 (AMPC)
God wants the spirit man to be the first born as Jesus Christ is the first born of the resurrection from the dead. God has no purpose with your soul without the spirit. The spirit man is the first in transaction with God and not the soul.
A son of God ascends from the realm of limitation into the realm of the Spirit. There are depths that God is taking us to that we cannot fathom. The higher you go, the broader life becomes and you realize that your mind is limited.
At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left. Watch therefore [give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming.Matthew 24:40-42 (AMPC)
The above Scripture refers to the move of God and not rapture. The person taken is in judgment because they are not able to see. There are Christians who cannot see where they are going and are falling prey to deceptive spirits.
The remaining person in Matthew refers to one who has the ability to access deep levels of intimacy. One whose heart is prepared for this time due to their spiritual perception. They tap into divine intimacy and victory and are firm on truth and can tell when they are being deceived. They are also able to see their time and hour of visitation.
But you have been anointed by [you hold a sacred appointment from, you have been given an unction from] the Holy One, and you all know [the Truth] or you know all things.1 John 2:20 (AMPC)
Visitation comes not only with revelation and wisdom but also teaches us how to handle the level we are going to, before another visitation to take us to that new level.
We shift in the spirit when we are heightened to what’s going on in the spirit.
The enemy works in the realm of the spirit. This is also the realm of our dominion. There is a purchase of Gold in the spirit that we engage in as we grow in the spirit and the flesh dies. We die daily and rise daily in the Christ. When you change one season to another, there is a level of death one enters into.
Resurrection is not an event but a continuous process.
Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Or shall a nation be brought forth in a moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she brought forth her children.Isaiah 66:8 (AMPC)
God is doing a quick work. When God is birthing something, there is something else that is being judged. The work is quick to step over the barrier of time to move to the dimension of no limitation. The process of crucifixion and resurrection causes the scales of your eyes to continually fall off. God wants to reveal certain things in us as we grow in intimacy in Him.
We are to see and arrive at the place of destiny before we physically get there. This seeing is not limited to time and space.
God will allow us to discern people in the spirit and the level of sonship they carry in God. We are to distinguish between the character of content versus the physical appearance.
Holy things are handled by sons whose souls are not defiled. Sons are not meant to be ruled by heathens but to discern the spiritual atmosphere around our homes and in the marketplace and cause there to be shifts. Sons are not to limit their level of transaction due to fear.
Purpose is the key to access our dominion and programming things in the realm of the Spirit.
We need to come to a place of understanding the grace operating in our lives. It is more sufficient than all the physical things you have. You need the wisdom to tap into the grace of Sonship.
There is a present form and futuristic form of the manifestation of God’s glory. It is present in that we are serving divine purpose in the now and futuristic in that we will have glorified bodies like Christ.
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest. Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.] If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.John 12:24-26 (AMPC)
The journey and a life in God’s presence is a life of daily application of the cross of the Son of God Jesus Christ.
God is accelerating things and the matching anointing with it – to see and to act. To act in a speed faster than sound. Where there are is no time to go and pray about things but to act.
God has opened doors for His sons in the heavens but many sons do not know how to access the doors. The capability to access is from applying the work of the Cross in your life. To see what God has already done and to extinguish the work of the enemy before hand.
We are a watchtower, not just for the community but also for individuals and in our families. Sons decree without fear. If more we allow fear to hold us back, the more the enemy will intimidate us.
Behold, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness.Malachi 3:1-3 (AMPC)
The process that God is undertaking is refining them so that they may be mature. It is the greatest wonders of this age.
Precious (important and no light matter) in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (His loving ones). Psalm 116:15 (AMPC)
This does not refer to physical death but death to self and the world.
God wants us to understand that we are in the process of transformation and are thereby being refined to purify our souls so that we are consecrated for service. Transformation comes with the Refiner’s fire.
The work of the Cross is to complete the will of God in our lives. God has to complete the work within us to work through us.
God does not transact outside of His presence.
To understand the work of the Cross is to know the work of the hand of God in and through our lives. It addresses the seat of the mind, the emotions of the individual until you are whole and are a perfected candidate for destiny.
What we think is the devil may actually be the work of the Cross. The Cross causes the dying out of the soul and we experience the fire of God. It brings circumstances against us so that we do not murmur but we see what God is doing in our lives. We will therefore not spend time criticizing what goes on around us and the people who wrong us.
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered abroad [among the Gentiles in the dispersion]: Greetings (rejoice)! Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.James 1:1-4 (AMPC)
There is an aspect of perfection one must attain to in this dimension of time where one is a tripartite being. In eternity, we are spirit beings only and if we do not learn from process in this dimension, the process may take longer in eternity.
God ensures the cycle of His word, His promises and His process are complete. The experiences we go through as human beings is similar in principle, to show us that life is the cycle.
You cannot side step process when you are in God. If you do not learn to break before God, He will take you through the fire to bring you to that place of being broken.
For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.Matthew 7:2 (AMPC)
The Refiner’s fire means God uses our circumstances to make us like Christ. When growing in sonship, God will touch the things that we have held onto and idolized.
There are times when God will cause one to lose things to gain better things.