Raising Our Expectations

One aspect of these writings is to raise our expectations of what it means to become a mature Son or Daughter of Our Heavenly Father.  When our earthly children become productive adults in society, we rejoice because they have finally become fruitful without our assistance.  They are able to sustain themselves and produce fruit of their own.  They move from the “taker” category to the “giver’ category so to speak.

Matthew wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 12:

9 Now when He (Jesus) had departed from there, He went into their synagogue.

10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.

11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?

12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.

14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

Jesus was not restricted from the ministry of healing by the customs or traditions of men and made this point when He healed the man with the withered hand.  We must overcome this same issue in order to come into full maturity ourselves.  Have we allowed ourselves to passively submit to the understanding and theories of past ministries who have settled for less than the full and complete promises of the New Testament covenant provide to us by FATHER through HIS Son?  Have we skimmed over those passages which clearly state what a mature Son or Daughter should expect and walk in as we mature in the fullness of Christ?  Let us repent of our past willingness to skirt those Truths which separate those who have fully matured with those who will probably never mature in this lifetime due to their willingness to accept and follow those ministries which have allowed compromise to become resident in their leadership and message.

15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.

If there is one thing that stands out in Jesus’ ministry, it is the level of His fruitfulness.  Do we dare to raise our expectation to the same level as His?  The Beloved Disciple recorded by THE SPIRIT in John chapter 14, Jesus Words:

12 “Most assuredly (Verily, verily), I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

Jesus began the above exact Truth with the term “verily, verily” or “most assuredly” or “Of a Truth”.  It is clear that He wants to draw our attention to this emphatic statement for us to focus on and embrace.  Let us no longer allow our minds to escape the brevity of His focus meant to raise our expectations of our own fruitfulness.  Let 2019 be the year that we grasp, embrace, and expect this exact Truth to become One with our spirit so that our walk will begin to produce similar fruit to His.  We can achieve this level if we are willing to accept His Word above all other teachings, opinions, and theories that we have been exposed to in the past.  Let us focus on walking in FATHER’S perfect will for this will bring Heaven to earth.

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