THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER
ANS ONLINE: CELEBRATION SUNDAY MESSAGE
5 JULY 2020
by Dr. Jonathan David
Something supernatural is about to happen at this hour. Heaven is invading the earth and there are many activities in the spirit world.
1 Cor 2:4
2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
God wants us to draw near to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to take a greater hold of our lives. The final outpouring is coming and those who are seeking God will find Him. Those who want to preach the word of God must not be of persuasive words but in the demonstration of the Holy Spirit. It is not by might, not by power but by the Spirit. What the Holy Spirit has spoken to us, we speak to one another.
We have to speak of a certain frequency so that the world will listen to us. We are not compromising the message but we must have contact with the world and become relevant to them. Technology and science and all the dimensions of the earthly domains have left the church intimidated.
We speak wisdom and speak God’s wisdom. We must stay in a certain frequency with the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit reveals the depth of God.
6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
The Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father and also the Master Key to unlock the dimensions of the Word and the Spirit. The Spirit of God reveals to us and brings the revelation and understanding. He is the one who allows us to hear the voice of God leads us and guides us. We must do much with the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor 2:10
10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
The Spirit of revelation, understanding and wisdom are all included in this package. God will open our eyes to see things that we have never seen before both in Scriptures and our lives. The Word dimension is the most powerful dimension. God honours His word by using His Name to back it up.
Psalms 138: 1-3
I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing praises to You before the gods.
2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
3 On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.
God will magnify His word above His Name. All of heaven will back up His word. The greatest revelation that man can have is the revelation of His Word. When we hear the Word of the Kingdom and don’t understand it, we won’t have the power to believe. When we don’t understand, the enemy will take away the seed.
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
God wants us to hear and understand. How? If we hear the word, act upon it.
15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. 16 But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.
17 And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.
In every God encounter, God helps us by the Holy Spirit to understand what He is saying. God wants us to be clear that the work of the Holy Spirit is not just to open our eyes but also open our mind.
25 And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. God will open our eyes to see things we have never seen before. Our lives will be extended and protected because of the light that comes to us. In this time and this season, we must be so opened to heaven because there is an open heaven above us.
GOD’S PROMISE FOR US
- The Holy Spirit will unlock the understanding of the Word
The things we say comes by revelation and God will crown us with the Spirit of Wisdom so that we can do. If we receive revelation and don’t understand, we won’t be able to proceed from there. If we have understanding, we will know what to do next. He will change the way we think and we will know what is right and wrong by the spirit of discerning. We will know how much is contaminated.
We must have the power to believe immediately. If we don’t understand, we cannot follow. The world cannot give us what God is saying. We must continue to read the Bible until the voice of God speaks to us. We must have the power to believe and act immediately. Continue to do what we already know and God will reveal more to us.
- To guide every word into fulfilment
Instead of being confused, we can be clear of what God is saying. God don’t want to be walking in doubt and fear. We must remember what He said. The Holy Spirit is the Master Key to unlock the understanding of God’s word and guide every word into fulfilment.
- The Holy Spirit is the Master Key to accelerate the fulfilment of the Word
Harvest is already here. He will speed up the process by obeying what had been told. Then progressive revelation will come and set us free. Go about doing God’s word. Certain decisions in life don’t need to take our whole life. When we receive progressive revelation, we can see how God wants to move things faster so that we are not caught unaware. That’s why the prophetic is very important. Our language will change and we won’t be saying the wrong things. When we see the right thing, we will say the right things. If we are not able to see, we won’t be able to exercise faith.
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing
In order to fulfil the prophetic word of Jeremiah, the Word is also working in the spirit of Cyrus so that he can respond to God. When new governments come in, God can take over because He is the Prince of Peace, the Counsellor, Eternal Father, Comforter. The Word has gone out. The Holy Spirit will stir up the spirit of right people at the right places and move them together as a movement so that everybody is touched and provide their quota.
There is going to be an acceleration of fulfilment. 7 months have been given to us to help us enter faster into the things of God. Winter is coming. We must bring in all that is needed and save the harvest. There are many crisis that will continue to come; financially, emotionally, mentally, physical and every aspect of life. We want God to finish it faster for us rather than delay. Even the devil knows the time is short. God is going to accelerate things.
- The Holy Spirit is the Master Key for the revelation of the future and the interpretation of the past
1 Peter 1:10 – 12
10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.
We will have the revelation of the future as God wants it to happen. Keep our eyes fixed; lift up our eyes above the mountains for help comes from above.
We can interpret the past. The Holy Spirit will tell us why He led us here and there or spoke what He spoke and do what He was doing and tells us what to do. Then we can understand why God does what He does in our lives.
- The Holy Spirit will unlock faith releasing signs and wonders
22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. 24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. 25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. 26 [But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.”]
Faith makes miracles happen. God wants us to have His kind of faith that will trigger miracles. God is gracious to us. Believe in the heart, don’t doubt in our mind and speak the word. Let’s find the materials to build. Let God speak to us.
2 Peter 1:4
4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.