We’ve heard a lot over the last few years that our identity is in Christ i.e., that we know who we are by understanding what Jesus did for us and can do through us. It’s all good, but few have a practical grasp on what that means. Most people interpret Christ in me as the flagship of God’s ability to work through us and empower us – Also good, but our hearts translate it as though the Father is doing the works or Jesus has finished the works and I don’t need to show initiative or have a plan. That would be too independent!
The truth is that we are all known by what we do. I was raised on a ranch in Montana and worked for a career as a chemical engineer. You can’t know John (anyone) unless your aware of what he does. The same is true in the spirit. We are known in heaven by what we do, not just what we’re called to do or think, or preach, or prophecy.
The Big picture – Jesus did many mighty works, signs, and wonders. When we hear greater works, we assume we will do them even more. But Jesus’ real work was to reconcile the world to himself and establish God’s Kingdom on earth. The miracles were incidental to his real work. When we begin to think prophecy, driving out demons and doing miracles is our perfect identity, we run the risk of Jesus saying he never knew us! Why? There is a place for gifts, but we are created to do great works that impact cultures and establish the Kingdom in nations. Gifts and fruit are legitimate tools, but they are not an end in themselves; we have a deeper purpose that is only reflected when we co-labor with the Father and share His works. That’s the hot topic in heaven and we are known in heaven by those same works. Is John doing anything?
Ps. 2:8 – Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
This Kingdom age stands on the shoulders of salvation and anointing, and service. Now we are known in heaven as sons who make a difference by volunteering for work and responsibility and calling. These sons have plans, cash flow, and clear intentions. A Kingdom page is being turned in the spirit.
Col. 1:10 – bearing fruit in every good work NIV
Eph. 2:10 – For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. NIV
John 5:17 – “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.“
Abraham is the father of our faith because his faith and actions were working together. We’re all justified in heaven by true faith i.e., the kind that naturally works and makes a difference (James 2:20-24). We have all been chosen and appointed to: 1) go, and 2) bear fruit that will last (works) Jn 15:16. The father is glorified when you and I do His works on earth (Jn. 5:8). Your light shines in front of others when they can see your works. It causes them to glorify your Father (Mt. 5:16).
Practical ramifications – If I have clarity in my heart plan, then my seer gift and my prophetic hearing will also have much more clarity. When I’m intentional about my purpose, goals, and cash flow, I’m in a much better place to minister to others. The second “shocker” is that my first priority before God isn’t preaching to other people; it’s taking care of the business of doing the work that I’ve been called to do. My calling isn’t giving birth to other people’s babies!
When I put my own oxygen mask on first (take care of the business of my works), that’s when I might be in a position to help someone else, especially by my example, through the enthusiasm of my work ethic, creativity, managing cash flow, and providing value for which other people are willing to buy. Then, I can show you how instead of giving advice and the “how” will include a wealth creation component so you are financially sustainable.
Known in heaven – The topic of heaven is very much centered around what’s in the Father’s heart. If you are engaged in that theme because you volunteered, your name will come up also. You’ll be known in Heaven. And on earth, you’ll be given what you ask to accomplish those works. And your joy will be full. It’s fun to get on the same page with Father and build the Kingdom.
John 15:15-17 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other. NIV
You’re invited – Servants wait to be told what to do. Not sons! They see what the Father is doing and jump in. They volunteer, they take initiative, they participate in the council and refine their approach, and they bring back what works. It’s amazing! It’s a new season. The Father is delighted in sons and daughters taking their place in the council and in their mountain.
How do I make this transition? We’ve developed two online courses to bring prophetic and practical clarity to your purpose, vocation or business and a success path to seeking the Father in the courts of heaven and the council. It’s an experience with the Father and a relational tribe that works. The stories are here.
- The Heart Plan will help you fish your purpose out of the deep waters of your heart and get it in writing: OnlineHeartPlan.com. Watch the free videos. You can take this class anytime or wait for the next round, and we’ll go through it again as a group with weekly zoom calls (Starts September 6). Start by reading Releasing Kings.
- Seers and Doers – Seers-and-Doers.com will help you communicate with your Father and the Spirit of Wisdom in a practical way. Start with Seers and Doers via Amazon.com.