The Sons Of Manifestation (Part 2): Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
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!
For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope that nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons). For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?Romans 8:14-24 (AMPC)
God is Spirit and reality is in the Spirit before it manifests in the physical. Creation is a manifestation of what was always in the heart and mind of God.
Churches built around the presence of God are full of Him. On the contrary, those churches that are built around people are full of people. Church planting should not be about churches being full of people but full of God.
Sons of manifestation want to see things they have never seen before. To be where you have never been and see what you have not seen, you must do what you have never done before.
Divine revelation unveils what is locked up in the spirit.
The purpose of hearing truth is not to inform you to puff up in pride but to transform you into humility as a son of God. It reconstructs your genetic code fashioning you according to your divine DNA.
We have to disconnect from where we are and reconnect to where God is. This calls for a disconnection from the past into the present truth.
God is not known through education but by experiencing Him. It takes an encounter with the Divine and His truth to transform us through experience in levels and dimensions.
It is the goodness of God that brings transformation as opposed to the greatness of men.
There are three levels of sonship:
- Identity: This denotes stature, position and rank. God desires us to know our position.
- Maturity: We are to grow in maturity in experiential stature, identity and position in God.
- Authority: Sons move in authority and the ability to function based on their identity.
Everyone in the human race has a name given to them by God. It is not the name your parents have given you. It is a heavenly name.
Your divine name propels you in the realm of the Spirit. This name encompasses all that you are: your destiny, assignment, conscription and limitations. It is a name that propels you into the realms of the supernatural and gives you power to confront principalities and powers of darkness.
We are to partner with God on the strength our names.
This name is written on your spiritual throne and the divine scroll concerning your life. Christ spoke of the volumes of books written about Him.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.Luke 4: 17-21 (KJV)
Spirit beings are comprised of life and energy. The more spiritual you are, the more spiritual energy you have. The more energy you have, the more capacity you have. This energy activates divine thoughts, knowledge and positive memories.
A throne is an installation, disposition and the place of deployment into an assignment. It is the place where you are initiated into the realm of authority, power, influence and function.
And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus.Ephesians 2:6 (AMP)
We are seated with Christ in the context of our thrones. This verse denotes the position that we have in Christ. When you occupy your position on your throne, that is when God causes you to manifest as a son on the earth.
The throne is where you are transfigured and you have the impartation of God to demonstrate and manifest the presence of God on earth.
The throne is a garrison of influence, power and authority that precedes manifestation on the face of the Earth.
Our scrolls mandate each one of us responsibilities for administration in the realms of heaven. Manifestation of the sons of God is about the administration of the dispensation of the Kingdom of God.
And he said to him, Well done, excellent bond servant! Because you have been faithful and trustworthy in a very little [thing], you shall have authority over ten cities.Luke 19:17 (AMPC)
The reward of stewardship is ruling cities. It is about governing galaxies. Every galaxy is waiting for the manifestation of the light of the sons of God.
Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, but stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.Philippians 2:6-7 (AMPC)
Jesus did not do anything out of His divinity but laid aside every thing for the sake of the mission and assignment He had on earth.
When we willingly forsake our words for the words of God, that is when we become true sons. This is faith at work that qualifies us to be sons.
Sons speak less and hear more. They speak what they hear from the Father fulfilling their obedience to the Father without mincing words.
Christ’s rebuke of the Pharisees wasn’t about giving petulant responses to those rebelling against Him but rather He was speaking what the Father was telling Him.
We should resist the temptation to succeed in our own wit.
Only those that are dead to self can be entrusted to kingdom realities; holiness and power. Death is painful and humiliating but it is the only way to glorify God.
A son will remain dead until the resurrecting phenomenon takes full course. The Spirit of God raises the son to glory.
Our faith is void without the death and resurrection of Christ. All things pertaining to sonship is connected to the resurrection.
Christ could not rule unless He was declared king through death. It is through this that we also rule. Coming into resurrection is exaltation and adoption into sonship.
For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world. For in a certain place He has said this about the seventh day: And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.Hebrews 4:3-4 (AMPC)
The most excellent name is the name of a son. Christ got this name as a reward after the resurrection.
The Son is the radiance and only expression of the glory of [our awesome] God [reflecting God’s Shekinah glory, the Light-being, the brilliant light of the divine], and the exact representation and perfect imprint of His [Father’s] essence, and upholding and maintaining and propelling all things [the entire physical and spiritual universe] by His powerful word [carrying the universe along to its predetermined goal]. When He [Himself and no other] had [by offering Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for sin] accomplished purification from sins and established our freedom from guilt, He sat down [revealing His completed work] at the right hand of the Majesty on high [revealing His Divine authority].Hebrews 1:3 (AMPC)
When man fell, the life-giving Spirit left the earth and then corruption entered the Earth. Life in the spirit was lost and the life of man was then restricted to corruptible blood.
And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God.Luke 4:4 (AMPC)
Man shall not live by bread alone but by the word of God. This denotes fellowship with the divine where there is impartation of life.
We are to live not only by the physical blood in the body but by the divine energy from God’s holy presence.
The identity of a Hebrew son does not come from birth but by adoption after a condition of maturity being attained. There is a quality the father was looking for in the heart of his son over a period of time. Once this was complete, he would present his son in front of other men as his son.
It takes the process of obedience to grow into a son. Jesus completed and fulfilled this when the Father said; “This day you have become my son.” Reference: Matthew 3:17
Purpose causes us to be qualified to be called sons of God. When we mature as sons, we have accepted the responsibility of carrying out the mandate of the Father.
Sons are called to be kings and priests to rule in heavenly places with Christ.
Our perception of government and rule is perverted by earthly example tainted by self-ambition, bureaucracy, self-advancement. The Government of God is the communication of how, when and why (wisdom and mercy of God) a people should live.
The authority given to sons is the ability to minister in God’s power and blessings as priests and prophets.
The word blessing has been corrupted in meaning today. Only priests can invoke blessings with authority.
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