Fathering sonship

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FROM CHILDREN TO SONS
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God desires that we grow in maturity from the
spiritual state of being children of God to sons of God
Fathers Perceive their Sons, Sons Represent their
Fathers, to do the will of the Father, Families Are
Born, (Malicah4: 5,6)
In the Father is locked up a SEED, a seed to
produce more Sons that carry the SEED of the
Father Through a SEED (JESUS CHRIST) was
everything created and fashioned for His Name Sake
Who carries this SEED? FATHER, through a Father,
natural families are formed, the 1st biological SEED
was ADAMS SEED & through that 1st SEED, many
Family Nations were Born, right to this very point.
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The Last SEED was not a biological (Natural) SEED,
but totally a Spiritual one. That is why the New Wine
Skin of Families is not primarily about the Natural but
emphasising more the Spirit,
 The 1st SEED was controlled by the Soul, whereas
the last SEED, was & is controlled by the Spirit.
 Child = nepios = without full power of speech
literally, “not-speaking”
( translated as ‘babe ; denotes “a little child,”)
 Child = teknon = “a child”, youth, teenage
 huios= “son” = stresses the dignity and character of
the relationship, Maturity.
 Pater = father, stressing the fathering spirit locked up
in the son
SHAPERNED SONS
DOUBLY FRUITFUL
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Psalm 127:1-5
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in
vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the
city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late,
To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives
to His beloved even in his sleep.
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit
of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the
children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of
them; They will not be ashamed When they
speak with their enemies in the gate.
Isaiah 49:1-2
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Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from
afar. The Lord called Me from the womb; From the body of
My mother He named Me.
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He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of
His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select
arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.
Select arrow
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Choice arrow
Polished arrow (KJV)
Pointed arrow (CEV)
Sharpened arrow (GWV)
Select = bārûr
to purify, select, to sharpen
Concealed/Hidden = satar
to hide, conceal.
It has the sense of preventing someone to know or see something, to
keep something from public notice or from certain persons
Psalm 78:72
So he shepherded them
according to the 
integrity of his heart,
And guided them with
his skillful hands.
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ISSUE OF Submission:
Luke 2:41-52
Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the
Feast;
and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus
stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day’s journey; and they began
looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.
Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the
teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His
answers.
When they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why
have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously
looking for You.”
And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know
that I had to be in My Father’s house?”
But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.
And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in
subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
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Submission to this natural dimension of ‘fathering’ over
him was a necessary prerequisite to him fully expressing
his divine sonship to His Heavenly father.
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At 12 years old (12 representing the apostolic and
governance), he already had an awareness of his heavenly
origins and the assignment of His Heavenly Father. When
Mary and Joseph found him his response was that they
should have known that he would be in his Father’s house.
Luke 2:51
… and he continued in subjection to them
Subjection =
huptasso
hupo = under ; tasso = to place in order
To place under in an orderly fashion
Note they went to Nazareth
It was prophesied that he would be called the ‘Nazarene’.
Nazareth = ‘the guarded one’
Hence a place of protection and incubation – a place of
watchfulness by your father over you – but which may
seem as your being confined and imprisoned.
Nazareth was a place of disrepute.
‘Can any good thing come out of Nazareth’ (John 1:46).
Submission to your father will cause you to become a man of
no reputation. Every bit of the flesh and of self will have to
die within so that, like Jesus, you will become a man of no
reputation.
Nazareth = separated, crowned or sanctified
In your purification and separation – you are
crowned – being prepared for dominion and
rulership.
Nazareth = preservation
Submission to your father’s grace and
instruction will preserve you.
Nazareth was in the province of Galilee
Galilee = circle or circuit
Luke 2:52
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom, and stature,
and in favour with God and man.
This verse says of Jesus that he kept increasing in four dimensions:
- in wisdom
mentally functioning by the thinking of God
- in stature
physically - His body developing externally
- in favour with God spiritually - in relationship with his Father
- in favour with man socially - divine connections set up
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Increase = propkopto
to strike a way forward
to cut a way forward
to drive forward (as if by beating)
to beat or drive forward as with repeated strokes
to advance
to proceed, profit, wax, be far spent, etc.
Prior to the active submission to his parents the Scripture
says of Jesus …
Luke 2:40
The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing
in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
Increasing = pleroo = to be full of
Active submission to them caused Jesus to
experience increase in FOUR dimensions.
Luke 2:52
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom,
and stature, and in favour with God and man
Measure of success is dependent on the measure of obedience to the Father’s
voice.
2 Kings 13:15-18
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When Elisha became sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash
the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, “My
father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!”
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Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he took a bow and
arrows.
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Then he said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” And he put
his hand on it, then Elisha laid his hands on the king’s hands.
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He said, “Open the window toward the east,” and he opened it.Then
Elisha said, “Shoot!” And he shot. And he said, “The Lord’s arrow of
victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will defeat the
Arameans at Aphek until you have destroyed them.”
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Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and he took them. And he said to the
king of Israel, “Strike the ground,” and he struck it three times and
stopped.
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So the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck
five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have
destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram only three times.”
LIKE ARROWS IN THE
HAND OF A WORRIER
Psalm 127
1. Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in
vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the
city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.
2. It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To
eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to
His beloved even in his sleep.
3. Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit
of the womb is a reward.
4. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are
the children of one’s youth.
5. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of
them; They will not be ashamed, When they
speak with their enemies in the gate.
SONS IN THE HANDS OF A
WARRIOR (FATHER)
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Warrior = a picture of the father.
Warrior = ca’an = a covering that keeps the instrument
of war from the contaminations of earth
Fathers need to be meticulous in how they execute their
responsibilities over their sons.
Fathers Deal with the issues of contamination in the lives
of their sons.
N.B. Bow and arrow must meet and come
together to effect purpose.
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The weapon of ‘SONS’ is God’s ultimate
weapon of war in the earth.
SONS – ARROWS IN THE FATHER’S
QUIVER
The arrows in your quiver must be dipped in the
blood of covenant.
Zechariah 9:11-17
 11. As for you also, because of the blood of My
covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free
from the waterless pit.
 12. Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who
have the hope; This very day I am declaring that
I will restore double to you.
 13. For I will bend Judah as My bow, I will fill
the bow with Ephraim. And I will stir up your
sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece; And
I will make you like a warrior’s sword.
If you are in the quiver – you do not go
anywhere unless your father sends
you.
 If you are true son, you never consider
leaving the quiver unless your father
commissions you.
N.B. The arrow cannot determine its
target – the bow determines the target.
 There is so much locked up in quiver.
Destiny is released within sons. The
Ephraim anointing on sons will move cities
and Nations.
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“I will bend Judah as MY bow…”
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When a bow is bent – there is an intensity. A
fathering anointing has an intensity attached to
it. You need to be loaded
The bow (father) is constantly under tension
ready to load or shoot an arrow (son)
This is godly kingdom tension in your system.
Fill the bow with Ephraim = double fruitful.
Sons ought to bring double measure and hit the
target.
The sons do the damage to the enemies’
kingdom. The arrows do the damage.
Zechariah 9:13
For I will bend Judah as My bow, I will fill the bow with Ephraim.
And I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece;
And I will make you like a warrior’s sword.
Judah is described as the bow and Ephraim the arrow.
Judah means ‘praised’, but the name has a far deeper than this, perhaps,
simplistic understanding.
In the Hebrew, … Judah = Jehuwdah = derived from Yadah
Completely, the meaning of Yadah is the following:
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to use the hand; to hold out the hand
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to physically throw a stone (cf. David) or to shoot an arrow
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to revere or to worship with extended hands
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the ringing of the hand; to bemoan something
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to confess, shoot, thank
The Hebrew, Yadah, comes from the root word YAD = a physical hand; an opened
hand indicating power, resourcefulness and direction. The hand in Scripture
indicates power and authority to do or to act.
Ephraim = doubly fruitful
SONS ARE SENT
Paul says to the Church at Corinth, you have
many Pastors, teachers, instructors, But no
Fathers, absent a Fathers, Sons cannot be sent
(DO YOU HAVE A FATHER?).
N.B. To be sent you have to be in the quiver
and called
 Mal 4:5, 6, speaks about this dimension of
Fathers literally calling potential Sons out so that
the purposes of the Lord can be done; So Sons
can be sent
 Sons can only go, if they turn their Hearts to the
Father.
 Fathers embrace their Sons & Sons embrace
their Fathers
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S: Sons that are planted on the Earth to
accomplish Heavens Mandate (Sent One)
E: Exact Representation of the Planter
(Father)
E: Expression of the (Planter) Father
D: Defies the Ground, Earth & Reaches to
the Heavens, Defies all Natural force & the
law of Gravity.
Arrows were used for hunting and/or
military purposes.
Provision will be secured through sons.
Epaphroditus ministered to Paul’s needs.
Phil 2:25
But I thought it necessary to send to you
Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker
and fellow soldier, who is also your
messenger and minister to my need
Ps 127:5a
How blessed is the man whose
quiver is full of them;
Blessed = eser
denotes a person’s state of bliss
(Oh the blissfulness of ….)
Ps 127:5b
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Significant cities in biblical times were walled for protection. Entrance
in to and exit our of these cities was only possible through fortified
gates.
Gates in Scripture highlight the following:
1. Controlled Access :
Regulating what elements gain access into an area
2. Governmental and Legal Determination :
Elder sat at the gates and made governmental or judicial
decisions, eg determination of policy governing the city and
settling disputes. So gates represents ‘authority’ – the right to
make decisions that affect a large community or congregation of
people.
3. Strategic Business and Commercial Transactions:
Key business contracts and deals were concluded in the gates of
the city. These were made and witnessed in the gates of the city.
Ashamed = bos
to act shamefully is equivalent to acting unwisely;
to be delayed or
to be disappointed
to be confounded
1. Unwise actions:
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Proverbs 10:1-5
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father
glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers
from death.
The Lord will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He
will reject the craving of the wicked.
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the
hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But
he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully
To be ashamed is to experience distress, as farmers with no harvest.
– an absence of provision
Jer. 14:4
“Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land;
The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads.
Joel 1:11
Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vinedressers, For the wheat and the
barley; Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
But the blessing of God means that one will never be put to shame
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Joel 2:26, 27
“You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied And praise the name
of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; Then
My people will never be put to shame.
“Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am
the Lord your God, And there is no other; And My people will
never be put to shame.
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Ezekiel 37:15-19
The word of the Lord came again to me saying,
“And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and
write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his
companions’; then take another stick and write on it,
‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of
Israel, his companions.’
“Then join them for yourself one to another into
one stick, that they may become one in your hand.
“When the sons of your people speak to you
saying, ‘Will you not declare to us what you mean by
these?’
say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will
take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of
Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions;
and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and
make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.”
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Jeremiah 31:15-20
Thus says the Lord, “A voice is heard in Ramah,
Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for
her children; She refuses to be comforted for her
children, Because they are no more.”
Thus says the Lord, “Restrain your voice from weeping
And your eyes from tears; For your work will be
rewarded,” declares the Lord, “And they will return
from the land of the enemy.
“There is hope for your future,” declares the Lord,
“And your children will return to their own territory.
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“I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, ‘You have
chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained
calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are
the Lord my God.
‘For after I turned back, I repented; And after I was
instructed, I smote on my thigh; I was ashamed and
also humiliated Because I bore the reproach of my
youth.’
“Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightfu lchild?
Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I
certainly still remember him; Therefore My heart
yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him,”
declares the Lord.
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Hosea 10: 11-12
Ephraim is a trained 
heifer that loves to thresh, But I
will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness
Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for
himself.
Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance
with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is
time to seek the Lord Until He comes to rain
righteousness on you.
And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught, that loveth
to tread out the grain; but I have passed over upon her
fair neck: I will set a rider on Ephraim; Judah shall
plow, Jacob shall break his clods.
(BBE) And Ephraim is a trained cow, taking pleasure in crushing the
grain; but I have put a yoke on her fair neck; I will put a horseman
on the back of Ephraim; Judah will be working the plough, Jacob
will be turning up the earth.
(CEV) Once you were obedient like a calf that loved to thresh grain. But I
will put a harness on your powerful neck; you and Judah must
plow and cultivate the ground.
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(GW)
Ephraim was a trained calf that loved to thresh, and I spared her
fair neck; but I will put Ephraim to the yoke; Judah must plow;
Jacob must harrow for himself.
"Ephraim is like a trained calf that loves to thresh grain. I will put a
yoke on its beautiful neck. I will harness Ephraim. Judah must
plow. Jacob must break up the ground.
(MKJV) And Ephraim is like a trained heifer, trying to tread out. But I
passed over on the goodness of her neck. I will make Ephraim to
ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
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Ezekiel 37:15-19
The word of the Lord came again to me saying,
“And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and
write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his
companions’; then take another stick and write on it,
‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of
Israel, his companions.’
“Then join them for yourself one to another into
one stick, that they may become one in your hand.
“When the sons of your people speak to you
saying, ‘Will you not declare to us what you mean by
these?’
say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will
take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of
Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions;
and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and
make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.”
Micah 2:13
“The breaker goes up before them;
They break out, pass through the gate and go
out by it. So their king goes on before them,
And the Lord at their head.”
Breaker = parats
Break out, burst out, To be Opened
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