Last week my wife and I sat down to listen to my mentor, Dr. Kelley Varner speak in the Christian Leadership Institute class concerned the life of Elijah. It can be found on the page that still exists at:
Dr Varner passed over in June of 2009, yet his teachings are still just as powerful. If you don’t know of him view his page for media and books. Take note I don’t advertise for his still existing ministry. I simply am saying you would benefit from the Word of God in it.
Now for the reason of this writing. Of the hour and thirty minutes of teaching my wife and I listened to one thing sprang out at me. Dr Varner said something to the fact that we should take note of. We should be learning to speak in the first person to situations that come upon us or anything we speak to in the moment of need
There is scripture to back what I’m saying, but for the time of this writing I will relegate the scriptures to another writing.
Jesus would get up early every morning to confide with the Father. His time with Him was to strengthen the relationship and to get understanding of the next step in His ministry on this Earth. If He had not, one wonders could there have been a misstep towards the ultimate goal of His sacrifice on the cross in the end. I have lots of questions of my own. You can probably come up with some of your own.
The point of the matter is that when Jesus left the morning conversations with the Father, He spoke in the Father’s stead during the days ministry as He traveled about. You never hear Jesus invoke the name or ask God to do certain thing. He did not heal or raise people from the dead or speak words of life from the third person stance. He spoke them in the first person. He had been given the authority to speak as God for God His Father from one sole reason. Relationship.
Relationship with our Father is very much the most important aspect of our lives to perform the ministry for which we are called. We cannot act on His behalf without it. We have to know that our relationship is with right-standing. With that being so we can speak with authority. We need not ask God to do it.
To some this is foreign doctrinal thinking. I’ve seen service after service where we speak to situations by asking God to do this or that. Why? Why do we ask God to do it? We should have come into a service “prayed up” as it were with our relationship with God intact to the point that we act in His stead by speaking directly to the issue at hand, seeing results coming from the channel of our spirit that will be open to God’s passage of the answer directly to the situation.
We will not be the actual reason the situation is corrected. We simply have an open channel in our spirit by our relationship with God to allow Him to find passage from the eternal realm to the finite realm in which we stand. No one can take credit for the act except God. Our only act is to have relationship with God through which He may find that passage open to fix whatever is wrong.
No more begging God to fix a problem while we lay hands on people. It is imperative that we develope a solid relationship with God wherewith we can speak to a situation allowing God entrance from the infinite to the finite.
Once I have time to research the scriptures I will add them to this writing I will write a post to confirm what is written here.