We are in a season of navigation. We are navigating the path that God is setting before us that is a path of destiny in Christ. Navigation involves finding the hidden paths for us in our course of destiny given to us by God. We are not solitary individuals with a mandate to prove how successful we can be in our spiritual discernment or enlightened minds. We are only another generation in the path of destiny for the family of God made known among men by God. We cannot create new things that are disconnected from the old things and think they will produce a deeper measure in the river of God in the earth.
Ezekiel 47:3 And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. 4 Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. 5 Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed.
Each measurement in the river of God is a further measure from the past. It is not disconnected from the past. We are in another measure of God’s grace working in the earth for the glory of His name. The mountain of God is growing in the nations as the kingdoms of men are becoming kingdoms of their Lord and Christ. That mountain is made of many stones that build upon one another to become something greater today than was in the past. Jesus is the Lord and His body is the place of His Spirit. Christ in us is the hope of glory. Christ in us is the hope of becoming all that we are meant to be in this world and in all that is to come. God wants us to find our identity, our testimony, and our purpose in Him. The path of today is not disconnected from the path of the past. It is a furtherance in the journey of God’s grace working among mankind. We cannot despise the things of the past and expect to receive a furtherance of the grace given to us thus far in Christ. We are not smarter than our parents or our grandparents. We are simply another generation in the path of humanity in Christ. When we think we are better than, or smarter than, those in the past; we forget the lessons given to us. Secret things belong to God, but when they are given to us, they then belong to our children and our children’s children. This is only true for those children who value the secrets given as treasures to be expanded upon. They are not things to be rejected, but treasures to be received in order to reveal even more treasures in the earth for the generations to come.
Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
When I got married, I wore that latest in wedding attire, but if I look at those wedding pictures today, the clothing looks funny and the style looks foolish. We must remember that what is cutting edge today will look foolish to the generation of tomorrow, but there is nothing new under the sun. We need the revelation of today in order to come to the revelation of tomorrow. When we see the revelation being given today, we must understand that it is not better than the revelation of the past. It is simply more. Not more as in that which has finally arrived, but more in that it is simply more footsteps in the same connected path of destiny. For this reason, we must be careful to never be “anti” what was, thinking that what is today is better than what was in the past. We must embrace “what was” in new ways. If we disconnect from the path given to us in the inheritance of Christ, we disconnect from the inheritance of Christ. We then end up doing new things thinking they are the revolutionary thing for God’s glory, but God’s glory is always connected to the glory of the past. New things without a connection to the old things of the past are simply the same old things all over again. We do new things thinking they are new, but they are simply old things in new ways. This is often the path in the church and thus there is not a third and fourth generation that leads to the permanent changes made in the earth by the rising mountain of Christ.
Thank you, God, for the treasure of the just living by faith, the increasing glory of works that testify of our faith, the furtherance of heavenly testimonies inside and out that cannot be denied as heavenly realities for Your story among men. Thank you, God, for another measure in the authority of the laying on of hands and the ministry of Y our life-giving authority in true body life. Thank you, Lord, for an increase in hearing Your word in our hearts, declaring Your word through our mouths, and experiencing Your manifest presence in undeniable ways in our midst. Thank you, God, for Your unconditional love and Your unstoppable transformation that is increasingly made known by the power of Your love at work in and through our lives. Help us find another measure in Your path of destiny for the glory of Your name in the generations of men! Help us to not reject the inheritances of the past but to value them and to advance them even further in the path of Christ.
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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