OTD's BSSM Weekly: Receiving a Good Inheritance
Second Semester Week Three at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry
What an incredible week last week was! I was screaming in my room and as one would in the comment section of Zoom in all the classes I took. There was so much said that made my heart tingle that for this week, my update will be on only one topic. You see, I have been practising a new learning technique - focus on that one thing. Whenever I am in a place where a lot of information is being shared, no matter how wonderful and revelatory they all sound, I will hold on to the seed that I need and drill it deeply into the soil of my heart.
This week, I’ll focus on a topic that I have been meditating on and stepping into over the past few months. I am thankful for my own spiritual father and mother who are patiently walking with me on this journey.
How to access spiritual inheritance
I had never heard of Julian Adams before. He completely turned tables during his masterclass session last Monday. As he said, part of the job of a prophet is to bring a holy provocation. I was definitely provoked, especially as it was a word that connected deeply with my heart.
In my New Year’s post, I had highlighted the importance of spiritual fathers and mothers in the scheme of what God is doing in the body of Christ and the world as a whole. The need to understand covenant relationships and have a spiritual covering has taken up a large space in my heart for a few months now. Julian did a good number on the matter and I was beyond elated and grateful.
He used the story of Elijah and Elisha in 2 Kings 2 to highlight some key things we should know. It was such a loaded message and I pray that the bit I have curated here also tug at your heart as it did mine.
A word to those who criticize the church - "I felt like I heard God say to me - imagine someone talking about your wife like that?"
(That struck me right here, in my chest. God is restoring awe to the church and His body. Our love for the church should get us to pray for her and cover her when we see something wrong, not bash her or the people within her.)
God wants to unlock a great legacy for us. Many of us are aware of this but are clueless on how to access it. We dishonour the very thing that should be our capital investment. We need this knowledge and understanding because the previous generation's ceiling is meant to be our platform and starting point.
Sometimes we confuse spiritual fatherhood/motherhood with sugar daddies/mamas. We expect them to meet our needs, to be our therapists and throw in some scriptures along the way. We must not see people on platforms as an opportunity to receive without an understanding of our partnership to serve. We must move from seeing a spiritual father as someone who'll help us fulfil our destiny to asking how we can serve and on the way, we discover our destiny.
It's only in the context of family and community that you discover destiny. The worst thing you can do is isolate yourself because you are not willing to submit.
The authority you desire is only ratified by submission.
When Elijah and Elisha got to Bethel, we see that all the sons of the prophets knew that Elijah was going to be taken away. Yet, only Elisha followed Elijah on even when he was told to stay back. It is easy to discern the season we are in and what God is doing and still miss out on the inheritance.
You can be in proximity to the promise and still not inherit the promise.
Many of us look into the intimacy of men and women of God and long for what they have without the intimacy of covenant. The impartation of that sort doesn't do much good.
There is something about understanding legacy and impartation that calls you into the place of a covenant with the one that you love, that despite what's happening around you and who is on the stage, you are pursuing Him because He is worthy. This type of impartation will grow in your life if you are pursuing the intimacy that comes with a relationship that releases the legacy. Our focus must be on the one goal of the Kingdom, not our own goals. This focus allows us to submit to delegated authority.
Inheritance is given to the children so that they don't need to fight or earn it again. Fathers work for the inheritance of their children. God wants us to know how to walk in the favour our fathers have opened up without having to earn it, without corrupting it and with the wisdom to multiply it.
The inheritance is free but it is not cheap. Those who have gone ahead paid a huge price for the power and the freedom of the Spirit that we have in the church today. To inherit this legacy, we must be ready to pay the price for it too.
This inheritance, the old, is a starting point but it isn't the barometer of what can be. The inheritance is to give us a boost but we have to pick it up like Elisha picked up Elijah's fallen cloak. Many of us enjoy the corporate covering and the Presence that comes in the gathering but we don't want to deal with the idols in our hearts. Without dealing with the idols, we will never be able to steward and increase His presence. Without picking up the cloak of intimacy and covenant for ourselves and learning submission, we will not be able to multiply the inheritance.
If you are rightly provoked by this message, the tendency is to criticize yourself and then, try to make a relationship happen. Take a deep breath. Acknowledge the conviction of the Holy Spirit. My advice is that you start with prayers and then, start taking one step at a time. You may have deep-seated issues with authority that has made you shun accountability. Will you need to speak to someone about it? Own up to where you are at the moment and start from there. Also, don’t question your motives and fall into the shadows of negative introspection. Allow God to be the judge of your heart. Just take the first step in obedience. You’ll be fine.
“You cannot get to where you are going unless you know where you are at” - Lisa Graff or John Maxwell or anonymous. Great quote all the same.
I know this seems like a lot, but the message is simple enough. You can check out Julian Adams on their website - https://www.frequentsee.org/
I’ll close out with a quote and a video referenced in another class.
Steve Moore used this hilarious video as an example in a class on mastering emotions. I’d never heard of the comedian before so I had to see for myself. Haha. I hope I can give the context in my next update, or maybe as an add-on during the week.
“If I am preaching a message, I better be living the message” - Steve Moore
Edit: I was so drawn into this message that I forgot to share an update on my tuition fees!
I received an additional $300 last week bringing me up to $1025. I have $3775 to go and I need $1132 by Friday at the latest. Ooooh! Excited about what God is doing!
If you’d like to send in something, you can send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get details for paying directly to the school or pay to my accounts below. Thank you!
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