1 Corinthians 4:14-17 (King James Version)
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
16Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 17For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
All fathers are not apostles, but ALL apostles should be spiritual fathers, Just as the anointed right thumb of the High Priest touches the remaining fingers, smearing oil upon them, likewise the fathering anointing extends from the apostle unto the rest of the fivefold ministers that all might have the ability to mature saints to the stature of mature children of God.
The apostle applies the covenant blessings of the father upon his apostolic children, and he nurtures those seeds of prophetic promise, imparting his maturity in wisdom, faith, and anointing until the children reach the age where they in turn can beget spiritual sons and daughters.
Apostolic fathers point the eyes of their spiritual children heavenward to the Source of Life. Life begets life. Ministries without an apostolic vision, whose vision is inward instead of upward, are sterile. The ministry dies without offspring. But a reproducer produces reproductive children. "Father" means "generator" or "progenitor." We must receive the Apostolic Spirit of the Father into our midst. We must welcome the anointing of the apostle.
Join me for this great discussion about:
Apostolic Sons and Daughters In Relation to the Apostle
Thursday, October 1, 2009
10 p.m. (EST)
9 p.m. (CST)
7 p.m. (PST)
Conference Dial-in Number: (218) 339-3600
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