Jesus didn't come to earth just to take us to heaven so we could sit on clouds, playing harps! He came to establish a new kingdom order. His perfect sacrifice on the cross was made and finished in order to enable believers to bring heaven's dominion, perceptions and administration as realities onto this earth.
The Revelation of Apostolic Sonship
The divine pattern (template) is for us to become grown-up sons and joint heirs.
Our success does not come through the popularity of our names or ministries but rather in building God's purposes. We should influence with kingdom perspective in every arena of life. However, individually, we can only reach a limited sphere.
To increase our reach (metron), we reproduce ourselves in sons (not gender-defined, meaning both men and women) who are able to carry the vision.
While we are spiritual earthly parents, our spiritual children are corporately God's sons.
Having spiritual sons is not about leaving our personal legacy (or our generational legacy) or creating a big apostolic network. Rather it is all about building God's generational intentions in this world.
Every believer is a son (teknon, child) but Romans 8:19 tells us that "all creation is anxiously looking to see the manifestation of the (grown-up, huious) sons of God." The world wants to see the grown-up son eating strong meat—not believers still dribbling pabulum down their bibs.
Jesus is never called the teknon of God but is always referred to as the huios, Son of God. Jesus is the Son—the expression of God's character.
We mentor our sons until they become grown-up sons who will mentor others.
Our metron (effective scope or reach) of authority is increased by the effective growth of our sons. Together with them, we accomplish the will of God without hierarchy.
Sons minister out of being sons.
Sons establish the order and culture of the kingdom of heaven upon this earth (Matt. 6:10).
Sons are given kingdom authority on this world.
Sons advance from being disciples to being apostles.
Sons have the authority to release heaven onto this earth (Matt. 16:19).
Sons move from faith to faith and from glory to glory.
Sons move past being observers to becoming benefactors.
Sons progress from being onlookers to pioneers.
Sons shift from being just followers to advancers.
Sons advance from the resurrection to being the resurrected.
Sons develop from being team members to being team leaders.
Sons progress from being servants to being soldiers.
Sons advance from being believers to kingdom strategists.
Sons grow from being heirs to triumphant rulers of their inheritance.
Sons move from being ordinary to being Christ-focused truth bearers for kingdom impartation, influence and release.
Dr. Kluane hosts the Apostolic Mentor podcast for leaders and believers who want more! Please join us for this regular weekly podcast.
Dr. Kluane Spake is considered one of the apostolic pioneers in the arena of preaching about "the Finished Work of Redemption," apostolic church government and gender and racial equality. She is an international apostle, speaker, author of over 30 plus books, mentor and friend to the body of Christ. The passion and mandate of this ministry is to bring restructuring and reformational concepts to the church to provide more accurate, biblical understanding that will cause believers to shed preconceived, incorrect religious notions, to explain how to personally apply the infallible Word of God. Please see her book Connecting for more about co-existing on earth as it is in heaven, rightly-dividing.com. Visit her on Facebook, YouTube, the Apostolic Mentor website, the School of the Apostles website and her personal website, kluane.com.
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