The path of God for your life is hidden in heaven for you and when you find it, it will take your where you need to go. The path of God will take you where you need to go but you are going have to find the path of God. His path will take you where you need to go to be who you really are. God’s path will draw out of you the greatness of who you really are for the sake of your world that is trying to change who you are. For the sake of the environment around you that needs to change because of you. You must find your path that leads to your destiny in Christ.
In our path of inheritance there is a foundation of the past. The church is built upon the foundation of the prophets and the apostles. It is built upon the ceiling of the Old Covenant prophets and the foundation of the New Covenant apostles. This is true for those who were part of the Law and those who simply had the voice of human conscience. Both the Law and the human conscience were simply tutors calling for the day when Jesus would make a way for humanity to live in a grace empowered relationship with God in their hearts. That was the finish of the Old Covenant and the open door for a New and Living Covenant for each and every man and woman among the human race.
Ephesians 2:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
God does not see two different plans in the destiny of the human race. He does not see an Old Covenant and a New Covenant plan. He sees one plan made real by the power of His love for all mankind. There has always been one plan. Jesus was the Lamb slain before the foundations of the world were laid. People in the Old Covenant were actually saved through Jesus to get into heaven, but their actions in the earth could never really bring heaven into their families. God wanted to empower a dwelling place for His Spirit in the earth. This is the good news of the New Covenant. The New Covenant is a perpetual reality of a NOW relationship with God in all things and at all times. That NOW experience with God is not disconnected from the NOW experiences of the past. Wisdom will bring us to the future, but the understanding of today is connected to the wisdom and knowledge of the past.
We are part of something new, yet ancient. All that we walk in is a testimony to the foundations of our past. The foundation of the New Testament church was built upon the ceiling of the Old Testament prophets. The foundation of the New Testament apostles established a firstfruit ceiling for all that would follow in the New Covenant. The ceiling of each generation is meant to be the floor for the generation that follows. Everything is connected!
Accepting responsibility today means that we accept responsibility for tomorrow. We must acknowledge that we are the head of something, and we must become a place that opens the door to things new and things old. We have a responsibility of allowing the Holy Spirit to draw into our house a treasure of things that have never been seen, heard, or thought before as well as a full testimony of destiny to things that are even antique before our time. We must allow the Holy Spirit to give meaning to the testimony of our family name. God wants for us to have a name that gives glory to Him and it is meant to be a name the reveals our days to be long in the earth.
Matthew 13:52 Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
Our path in life is connected to who we are in life and who we are is connected to who others have been before us. The will of God doesn’t come from what we want to do or what we think God wants us to do. It is found in the continuity of our lives. Wisdom, the direction to the future, is connected to who we are. We are the will of God and the things we do in life are connected to who we have become because of the foundations and the ceilings of the past. Our lives are like a highway and our lives are meant to go somewhere in God for the sake of others and for the will of our heavenly Father.
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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Thank You – Ted J. Hanson