The Incandesce Of Sonship Via The Hub Of Process – Part 7: Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are, So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.1 Corinthians 1:27-29 (AMPC)
When the people saw the sign (miracle) that Jesus had performed, they began saying, surely and beyond a doubt this is the Prophet Who is to come into the world! Then Jesus, knowing that they meant to come and seize Him that they might make Him king, withdrew again to the hillside by Himself alone.John 6:14-15 (AMPC)
In recent years, God has been raising prophetic voices who will emerge as a nameless generation of a holy people who will move in the power of the Holy Ghost but seek no glory for themselves. These manifested sons of God interact with the Holy Spirit and understand His ways but do not seek to be celebrities.
We need to be wary of people who are charismatic but have no character. They that try to move you with their gifts and talents but have no grounding in Christ.
Jesus never drew any attention to Himself. Whenever He ministered in the Holy Spirit, He always pointed to the Father.
The rising generation of those manifested as sons of God shall proceed from obscurity. The circumstances of their (spiritual & natural) birth is questionable just like the (natural) birth of Christ.
God doesn’t transact business with our failures and mistakes. He wants to transact with us based on His ordinations about us.
Our physical appearance and other natural features we carry matter more to man than God. Your identity is not based on externalities.
God isn’t interested in a celebrity class of sons. To be a celebrity is not sin. The issue is what you do with the fame.
Manifested sons tend to run away from the recognition of the world because they have one purpose – to serve the will of God.
God specializes in your weakness because it is in that state where His grace is perfected in us. We must acknowledge our weakness to God before He can use us.
The motivation of a manifested son of God is to go about the Father’s business. Whether you are at home, school, work or elsewhere your sole focus as a son should be the Father’s business.
There are certain things about your divine DNA that are beyond your family’s and friends’ knowledge and understanding of you. Only the grace of God can enable others to walk with you in understanding.
You must draw the line when it comes to the business of the Father. It must come first.
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. He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].Matthew 10:34-39 (AMPC)
Manifested sons of God will always be driven to a wilderness. Anyone who tries to circumvent the wilderness will not manifest as a son. Even Jesus had to go through this process where the Spirit of God drove Him to the wilderness.
Wilderness is a place of loneliness and deep testing. It is a place of obscurity where God hides you for a season for your protection. God hides you to protect your anointing from defilement.
The longer you stay in the wilderness, the better you become.
The first test you face the wilderness is not the devil, it’s yourself. The wilderness takes you through a process where you confront yourself. The world can only rule over your life with your permission.
In the wilderness, God takes you through process in these areas: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life. These are the three areas Jesus was tested on.
The wilderness is the place of self-confrontation. #SELAH
Christians have to fight the temptation to take the easy way of life and choose the narrow path that few travel.
Don’t pray for destiny helpers then hang around the wrong crowd.
Not every kind of fame is of God. Know the difference.
Suffering has a prophetic purpose in your life. Being misunderstood is part of this process.
You may be of the same bloodline with your family but the purpose of God for you supersedes this. When it comes to purpose, family may even reject you e.g. Joseph who was sold to slavery by his own brothers.
Purpose will separate you, sometimes even from family. When it comes to the business of the Father, family comes second.
The grace of Christ enables you to get through trials as a son. Endure persecution and hardship and don’t give in to the victim mentality.
The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory. [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!Romans 8:16-18 (AMPC)
The fellowship of the suffering of Christ is practical not theoretical. We must go through the Cross not around it. Sons of God will always be brought to the place of suffering and power where they know Jesus intimately.
Suffering is intended to make us better not bitter. What is your response to suffering? Sons of God yield themselves to the power of the Cross and gain access to the resurrected power of Christ.
Sons of God have a special fellowship with God and each other. When they see each other going through process, they do not judge each other but instead discern and support each other in Christ.
God wants us to come to the place where we understand that as manifested sons we are people who are naturally supernatural.
Thus it is written, the first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven. Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven.1 Corinthians 15:45-49 (AMPC)
Manifested sons of God have shed off the carnal Adamic nature and bear the image of the last Adam (Christ). They are able to demonstrate by word, deed and lifestyle the nature of Christ.
God is looking for sons who will demonstrate in their lives that which is of Him, not just speak about it.
Manifested sons of God have a nature that will cause them to move responsibly with authority.
God requires us to die to our carnal nature which is limited. When we are inducted to the dimension of the 2nd man, we are no longer bound by the laws of nature.
As sons of God, we are able to hear God concerning every decision in our lives. The Spirit of God abides in us and governs us from within. Those who are led of the Spirit of God are recognized in the Bible as sons of God.
Sonship is a function of submission to the Spirit of God, not our rank and position in Church.
The greatest enemy of your life is your old way of thinking.
The spiritual Church must be birthed out of carnality. We must be birthed from a carnal lineage to a spiritual lineage.
The spiritual Church is made up of people who know what it means to go about the Father’s business. They have the grace to pray, hear God and move according to His plans.
The difference between a natural son and a manifested son of God is grace. Grace only comes to those who are humble to God.
God resists the proud. Be humble. You cannot hear God unless you are humble. You will hear God if you cultivate a relationship with Him.
You can only have faith for what you’ve heard the Father say. Faith only operates in the context of the word of God (both logos and rhema).
When you develop a relationship with God, you learn how to hear God. Your hearing is directly proportional to your humility.
Hearing God stirs up faith in the invisible God. Your response to the Spirit of God’s word builds an altar of worship in your life.
Worship is responding to God’s word. When God ministers to you, your appropriate response to Him is your worship. Worship is enthroning God as we walk in obedience to His will.
God is calling us back to the pre-fall dimension where Adam lived on every word that proceeded from God; where we need not to lean our own understanding and instead live on God’s terms.
True sons of God live entirely on God’s terms. They don’t live from the tree of knowledge of good and evil which causes one to develop a sense of judgment based on one’s own (limited) thinking.
The greatest form of idolatry we have is self. Your intelligence, way of doing things, theology, doctrine, traditions, etc can be a form of idolatry. We must come to the place where we acknowledge our need for God.
As long as you hold onto what you crave that is not of God, you forfeit the grace of God in your life.
God wants us to be purpose-minded not resource-minded. When you have purpose, resources will come to you and you will have wisdom to administrate them. There can never be a vision without provision. Do you have a vision? Do you understand your vision?
Whenever God directs you in a particular way, He will provide for everything He wants you to do. He is not a debtor.
When you do God’s will, your needs will always be catered for. The more you pursue God, the less time you spend worrying about your needs.
God’s will is the cradle for all our needs. Everything that pertains to our needs has been factored into His will for us.
We must learn how to wait on God. There are things that God doesn’t want us to work for. There is an overtaking anointing that can catapult us into the realm of abundance.
And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full.Deuteronomy 6:11 (AMPC)
I gave you a land you did not labor for, and cities you did not build, though you live in them; you are eating from vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.Joshua 24:13 (HCSB)
This will be the sign for you: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what grows from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.Isaiah 37:30 (HCSB)
But the land which you enter to possess is a land of hills and valleys which drinks water of the rain of the heavens, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always upon it from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.Deuteronomy 11:11-12 (AMPC)
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills.Deuteronomy 8:7 (AMPC)