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Leaders are called to lead. What are we called to lead? We are called to lead others into a relationship with God, the testimony of God, and the purpose of God in their lives. We are living in a time of new things being birthed in the earth. This is not a day for the Devil to win, these are days of a greater glory of God being revealed in the earth. This is not a day of darkness; this is a day of greater light! This doesn’t mean there won’t be difficult things and challenges, it simply means that the end game of all things is a greater glory of God in the earth. If we look at the past centuries we can see that in every century there are only a few years that are without great physical challenges, while most years are filled with shaking things, including pestilences, diseases, wars, unrest, and conflict of various measures. We are blessed with instant knowledge in a day of increased knowledge, but we are also cursed with that same knowledge. There is a greater knowledge at work in the earth than the natural sight knowledge of a shaking world. There is an increasing knowledge of heaven’s influence among men. In ever century there has also been major expressions of God’s Spirit working in the earth with an outcome of greater freedom and a testimony of life in the church. God is bringing about a change in the nations. What is a sign of change and new things being birthed?
I have been in the process of producing some more training resources and one is the making of a training course based upon my book, The Redeemed Earth – Healing the Curse of the Fall. There were seven aspects to the futility that God placed upon the earth as a consequence of man’s decision to choose an administration of the knowledge of good and evil over an intimate relationship with God and the tree of life. God subjected the earth to futility in the hope of the manifestation of the sons of God, those who are led by God’s Spirit in increasing measures. When we manifest as sons of God, we bring a greater freedom and liberty to the futility of the earth. Sons of God are those who are led by the Spirit of God. This is the power of God’s grace working in and through the gate of heaven to bring the increasing measures of God’s life to the earth as described in river of Ezekiel chapter 47. There is an increasing glory of the life of God’s kingdom working in the earth through God’s inheritance among men.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
As I have been recording this training course, the second curse of futility stood out to me in regard to some immediate things that are happening in the shaking world. The second curse of futility was given as a sign on the woman, but it affects women, men, cultures, and all aspects of society.
Genesis. 3:16 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children…
This was the first of three signs placed upon the woman. It came upon the woman and is in the realm of birthing. It involves conception and delivery. Around the birth of new life is a sorrow and a pain. This word for sorrow in this Scripture actually means, “worrisomeness, i.e. labor or pain”. It’s connected to the word “worry”. It is rooted in a word meaning, “to carve, i.e. fabricate or fashion”, in a bad sense, “to worry, pain, or anger”. The ‘sign’ is upon the woman, but it affects every realm, atmosphere, and people of the world. There is the temptation to fabricate, or to fashion worry, pain, and anger around the most precious gift that will ever exist, called life. Within the joy of things that are new and never seen before there is pain in the process of conception, the process of pregnancy, and in the process of birthing. In the process of pregnancy and child birthing there is a temptation to fear death. The expectancy of pregnancy must outweigh the expectations of the unknown and changing world that a child brings. For many in the world, the expectations of pregnancy and childbirth are too costly and therefore, there are millions of abortions in the nations each year. This is also true spiritually for the church when our own expectations outweigh the expectancy of our own hearts and minds. We allow our own expectations to thwart what God wants for us to birth and we choose our own comfort and a path to abort what God desires to bring forth in our time. I believe that the expectations of pregnancy and childbirth inspire a challenge of fear to peoples and nations as new things are being birthed. It is important to know that no generation can be a legitimate generation without a solid connection to the fathers and the mothers of the past and that no generation can sustain without the birth of generations beyond their own way of things in the world. Surely pregnancy and child birthing will change everything in our world, but the fruit of new life should outweigh the cost of the sacrifice.
We are living in a time when something new of God is being birthed in the earth. God spoke to me at the beginning of this millennium that the first thirty years of this century would be a time of birthing a grace of God concerning the Spirit of Knowing. This is a knowing of intimacy, but the challenge to its conception and the sacrifice to its birthing is the natural knowledge of mankind’s perceptions and mankind’s understanding of what they deem to be good and what they deem to be evil. This is a time when what is hidden in the forest is being birthed, but in order to see what is being birthed, the forest must be stripped bare. It is in the temple of God that everyone will shout, “Glory!”
Psalms 29:9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson