Before we can connect with the Heart of God, we have to connect with what He wrote in our own heart. David was a man after God’s own heart, and we are given the key of David. It’s the key to heaven that sons use to access the council. Sons don’t show up in the council before God with a blank slate. They have already answered God’s first question for sonship, “What do you want to do?”
After we answer that question, God will share His heart with us, and we can make adjustments in the conversation that follows. That’s how God treats sons and friends. It’s different, I know. It opens a door in the spirit to know that “Whatsoever you ask” is related to “What is written in your heart?”
John 15:13-17 – Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 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. NIV
We are in a kingdom phase where the Lord will ask you what you want to do before he will show you the plans for His Kingdom business.
Some of you are in that space of not hearing direction or having the clarity you would like. You may not get direction or clarity until you answer His question, “What do you want to do?” He has already written something in the desires of your heart that you are expected to know (Heb. 8:10, 10:16, Jer. 31-33-34). That’s where conversations about your purpose start!
Remember Solomon’s dream? The Lord asked Him what he should be given. We have no theological paradigm that allows our Father to ask such a question (we are expecting directions, not questions).
1 Kings 3:5-6 – At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” 6 Solomon answered… NIV
BTW – Solomon asked for Wisdom and Understanding to lead the people (in answer ot God’s question). The bonus God added to His answer was wealth and long life. When sons ask whatsoever (because the Lord is with us) our Father always answers with more. He’s a generous Father who loves to give in abundance (I Kings 3:5-15)
If you’re not clear it’s because you haven’t heard from God. Instead of feeling surprised or “left behind,” answer the question, “What do you want to do?” “What are the desires God wrote in your heart?” Then build your mind map around how you want your life to go and let your Father comment on it.
2 Sam 7:1-3 – And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the Lord is with thee. KJV
Your Father is faithful to confirm it or redirect it:
- A blank sheet isn’t one of your options.
- A wild or spiritual guess with no cash flow isn’t one of your options either. Invite the spirit of Wisdom to go with you.
God wasn’t happy with the servant who buried his talent, “and” he didn’t spell out how the other two should multiply their talents. Kingdom, in this particular era, has a lot to do with initiative. Taking the initiative is the primary difference between servants and sons.
You’re being invited into promotion and fruitfulness; the price tag is the courage to take wise and prayerful initiative and have conversations with your Father in the council. Those conversations include inputs from the seven spirits of God: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, and the Fear of the Lord. Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers (a step closer than friendship), and He is always interceding for us – our advocate. More about this in Seers and Doers (both the book and the course).
Job 16:19-21 – Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. NIV
Those face-to-face conversations and scenes in the council of heaven make a huge difference in our prayer life. We are no longer asking for a shopping list, as though we are trying to convince God to do something for us. We know the desires and purposes on God’s heart and on our heart, and we decree those purposes in heaven on earth in the name of Jesus. Jesus told us to speak to the mountain (Mark 11:23). We don’t need to ask or beg God to do everything, we need to implement the purpose we’ve seen in heaven. Jesus said it this way, “I do what I see the Father doing.”
Our nation is at a crossroads right now. Believers are being asked to pray and to spend more time in prayer. It actually grieves my heart somewhat. More time asking for a shopping list of national needs will probably make you tired, while a visit to the council is electric. Sons who have been face-to-face with Father in the council understand His purpose, and they bring that back to earth and command its release with lion-like prophetic authority and clarity.
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Ex. 33:11 – The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. NIV
2 Chron. 20:7-8 – O our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? NIV
Isa. 41:8 – “But you, O Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, NIV
James 2:22-23 – You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. NIV