Sons of the Kingdom

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The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment. Just as the Father raises up the dead and gives them life [makes them live on], even so the Son also gives life to whomever He wills and is pleased to give it. Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son, so that all men may give honor (reverence, homage) to the Son just as they give honor to the Father. [In fact,] whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who has sent Him. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life. Believe Me when I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the time is coming and is here now when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear it shall live. For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent.

John 5:20-26 AMPC

 

Ten things that we need to remember about WHO we are in HIM.

 1). The Father dearly loves (your name).

2). The Father involves (your name) in everything He does.

3). The Father allows (your name) to see great and wondrous things that are astonishing.

4) The Father raises up and gives live to (your name) because He is pleased to do so.

5). The Father has given all judgment entirely into the hands of (your name) so that men may give honor to (your name) as they give honor to the Father.

6). The reality is, whoever does not honor (your name) does not honor the Father, who has sent him.

7). Be assured that (your name) who hears My voice and believes, trust, clings and relies on the Father who sent Me, has eternal life NOW.

8). I most solemnly tell you, that (your name) will not come into judgment, is not condemned, and has already passed over out of death into life.

9). Be assured that the spiritually dead are NOW hearing the voice of the Son of Yahweh in and through (your name) and those who hear are coming into life.

10). I most solemnly tell you, that the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, and He has given to the (SON – your name) to have life in Himself and be self-existent. 

 “If there is one true son living on planet earth…the defeated one will never again rise to power”

 

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The Ekklesia & Kingdom

(On Earth as it is in Heaven)

Without Holy Spirit, Christianity is just another religious persuasion. Without Holy Spirit the Bible is just another book of writings.

Without the ability to communicate Spirit to Spirit and Heart to Heart with our Father, we will never remember who we were in creation before formation. In other words, we will never be able to receive the full embrace of the Father’s love and forgiveness or become all we can be in Him as SONS of the KINGDOM. Without the Spirit of Truth, we will never understand the Word of the Spirit for our lives and will continue to know and prophesy in part, as it pertains to His will and purpose for our lives.

Romans 8:1-17 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His Own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and concerning sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace, for the carnal mind is hostile toward God, for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can it be, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit that lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we are debtors not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if through the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of slavery again to fear. But you have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs: heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified with Him. MEV

1 Corinthians 13:9-11 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is imperfect shall pass away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. (The Revelation of SONSHIP by HOLY SPIRIT)

Note: Praying in the Spirit is more than praying in tongues; but if we want to pray with understanding we will pray in the language of Holy Spirit and become aware of His promptings and leadings.

1 Corinthians 14:14-15 & 18 & 20 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding.

I thank my God that I speak in tongues more than you all. Brothers, do not be children in your thinking; rather be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

Jude 20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith. Pray in the Holy Spirit. MEV

His Second Coming:

Actual – existing in fact; typically, as contrasted with what was intended, expected, or believed.

Virtual – almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.

Literal – taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory.

If He returned on the day of Pentecost in the person of Holy Spirit, then we are actually, virtually and literally a part of His Ekklesia, Second Coming and Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Note: If that is the case, then we are not waiting for Him to come again. He is in reality is waiting on us to become all we can be in Him. When the Spirit and the Bride say come, it will because we are prepared to leave the bride’s chamber in order to be presented to the groom. We will be ready to rule and reign with him in His Eternal Kingdom. Until then, we are supposed to be preparing, adorning ourselves and ruling and reigning in life by Messiah Yahshua.

We are the movement

We are the next wave

We are the glory bringing hope.

 

Apostolic Reformation Reconsidered

The grim reality that we are facing as a civilization in this hour is a very large demographic of this generation has been all but lost to the Kingdom, unless something beyond the religion of Christianity speaks to them personally. The answer is an open encounter with a true son of the Kingdom who has been fully empowered by Holy Spirit, and who has been properly trained and equipped for the works of service. Unless the true sons of the Kingdom begin to rise up and become the express image of His Glory, the world as we have known it will be fundamentally transformed, and life as we know it will become a faded memory of what shoulda, woulda, coulda.

The Problem:

1). The CURSE that has been visited on our civilization as a result of false and powerless religion, and the gut wrenching realty of a generation that has not been fathered by elder brothers and mature sons, who know and represent the FATHERS heart and way. The reality is, we are only now beginning to see the effects of our neglect and abandonment.

As a son, brother and friend who represents the Father’s heart I ask you to forgive me and others for whatever part we may have had in failing to answer the call and represent the Father’s heart to you and the world’s in which we all live.

The Solution:

WE are the movement!

WE are the next wave!

WE are the glory bringing hope!

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care — then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of Himself. Philippians 2:1‭-‬5 MSG

Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.
James 3:17‭-‬18 MSG

Priesthood of Believers -vs- Clergy/Laity Separation

Re: Priesthood of Believers -vs-  Clergy/Laity Separation

We are all prophets, princes, and priest of own homes and families.

We are all porters and gatekeepers of our own hearts. minds and souls.

We are a part of the first-born company of last generation believers.

Note: As it pertains to worship, calling and election we all have direct access to Yahweh through the Spirit, the Word and the Blood.

Note; We do not need an intermediary or go-between in order to boldly go before the throne of Yahweh. Yahshua was our intermediary and He is our confessor, and intercessor.

Holy Spirit is our comforter and help in time of need. He is the revelator of all TRUTH.

We all have a place in the Father’s House.

“If is the responsibility of every son to catch and embrace the Father’s heart and Spirit in their lifetime. ”

We all have part in the ongoing work, and that according to His appointment and purpose.

We are sons of the same Father and brothers of the same family.

We are the movement!
We are the next wave!
We are the glory bringing hope!

Join the Movement!
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Clergy/Laity Separation has   served to produce spectators and participants instead of partakers and beneficiaries.

Clergy/Laity Separation places all of the burden of responsibility to lead and serve on a few men and women at the top.

Ecclesiastical, hierarchical systems of authority and top down leadership is why the majority of His people are willing to operate and function as beggars, slaves and paupers instead of sons, brothers and friends. Elders and Bishops do not necessarily represent the Kingdom or Governance of Yahweh.

FATHERS – YOU HAVE NOT MANY

1 Corinthians 4:15 You may have countless Christian guardians, but you don’t have many spiritual fathers. I became your father in the Christian life by telling you the Good News about Christ Jesus. GW

The above passage of Scripture suggest that while we have a number of elder brothers and friends who may speak into our lives at some level, we do not have many spiritual fathers who watch for our souls. There are those among us who believe that we can only have one spiritual father at a time, while there are others believe that we can only have one spiritual father in our lifetime. Spiritual fathers are emissaries who have been sent to represent the WAY of the FATHER’S heart to us. They provide oversight and may be directly or indirectly responsible for us being birthed into the Kingdom. They are master builders and equippers who are helping us discover our destiny as sons of the Kingdom.

Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. ESV

NOTE: This scenario is based on a generally accepted understanding of the above passage of Scripture. It is not intended to be used to browbeat and pressure those of us who have not had the privilege of having a father/son relationship with a true spiritual father. It is obvious to me, that we would not be where we are today if it had not been for the FATHER’S direct influence over our mutual destinies. By Divine Providence and our ability to continue to hear and obey His voice, He has brought us to this place in order to hear together what He has been saying all along.

“This are my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.”

That being said, I would caution us not to make little of any or all of the ways and means by which the YAHWEH has been working in us HIS will to do His good pleasure. More of us than not,may never have a father/son relationship with a true spiritual father; but by the love and grace of Yahweh we will be able to come under the FATHER’S hand where we will learn freedom in the yoke.

Romans 8:14- For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

“It is every sons responsibility to Catch and Embrace the Father’s Spirit and Heart in their lifetime”

“A spiritual father is nothing more than a mature son who was discipled by an elder brother who understands the way of the Father’s heart.”

Father – patér: (pat-ayr’) a father – one who imparts life and is committed to it; a progenitor, bringing into being to pass on the potential for likeness.

patér – is used of our heavenly Father. He imparts life, from physical birth to the gift of eternal life through the second birth (regeneration, being born again). Through ongoing sanctification, the believer more and more resembles their heavenly Father – i.e. each time they receive faith from Him and obey it, which results in their unique glorification.

patér – (“father”) refers to a begetter, originator, progenitor – one in “intimate connection and relationship”

Ephesians 6:2-3 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

We are living in a time when the fabric and foundation of our society and civilization has been frayed and severely damaged. It is troubling to think that we have now lived long enough to see the sanctity of marriage and family redefined on our watch. Much of the degeneration and degradation has been a direct result of violating the above commandment. Many of the millennias of this generation (18 to 31 years of age) have been brought up in an orphan culture, and that without the nurturing acceptance of a mother or the affirmation of a loving father. Most of them have no direction or purpose and for the most part have cast off restraint as it pertains to values and morals.

The good news is, for some time the hearts of the fathers have been turning to the children and now we are beginning to see the hearts of children gradually turning to receive those who are being sent to them. It is my hope that we live long enough to see this generation recovered from the precipice of absolute destruction. For those of us who are coming into a better understanding of the consummation of all things, it is expedient that we begin to become aware of the needs of the the orphans and widows of our worlds. A big part of what we will be doing in the future will involve looking for those who are looking for us and reaching to the unreached in order to discern where they are in the process. Trust me when I say, interruption, interfering and intervention will be a part of the work in which we are engaged in the near future. The number of those who are becoming disenfranchised from all religious persuations are growing in ever-increasing numbers, and they are going to be looking for the connection of family.

1 Timothy 5:17 – Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.

As a tribute to all the fathers of the faith who are and have represented the WAY of the FATHER’S heart to generations past, present and future, we say thank you from the depths of our heart. Words cannot adequately express the gratitude we feel concerning your faithful service to the King and His Domain. The testimony of your witness will give us the hope to carry on as a part your living legacy. You have gone before us and some of you have passed on to your reward; but we will continue in your stead until such time we can be reunited in eternity. It is and was and honor to have known and served with you. Your life-long work will not be forgotten and your name will spoken on the lips of many generations to come. Blessings!

P.S. Your example taught us that making a difference is not optional, and our worlds will never be the same because of it. Thanks again…

Blake Higginbotham – Apostolic Kingdom Alliance (AKA) – 1970 to Now!

P.P.S. On June 14, 2015, I will be entering my 45 years in service to the King. To be honest with you, I am looking forward to all that Yahweh has for us together. 🙂