“Our posture, readiness, humility and childlikeness determines the measure in which we will receive. If we have a high mindset, haughty spirit or independent (disconnected) heart, we simply will not receive; or worse, if we are absent. Fact is this: actions have consequences”.
“Many people do not understand the importance of being present. People have a mentality of what will be will be, and totally miss the understanding of the life-changing effect of being at the right place at the right time. God will go through all the effort of sending His servant to a gathering, to deliver His message to you. If the receiver is not willing, does not have a ready heart or is simply focused on other things, then what more must God do? Many are weak, sick and others die prematurely because they do not DISCERN the Lord’s body. That is the very body and grace, that brings strength, healing and life into our lives. That personal touch, word, connection, installation and so on requires a prepared heart, a present person and must be received.
It is what we say of Esther. She had to: get up, dress up, show up and speak up in order to accomplish what she was called for. Many people have very little anointing in their lives, and not much grace. We must understand that a lot of these things come with our walk with God, but most of it is transferred, and imparted, by having a receiving heart and being present.
Laying on of hands, sitting under His word, dwelling in the presence of God and having the right posture to receive spiritual grace and a father’s blessing is vital for our lives. That is why God is raising up fathers: purely to transfer, and impart, blessings. That is why He hated Esau. Esau rejected the blessing, and did not value and honour it. Jacob did exactly the opposite. He was prepared to lie, and cheat, just to receive the father’s blessing. In a sense, God liked what Jacob did. That is why Jacob is considered a spiritual hero. Also, he was the one that transferred the blessing onto the twelve and he did it with discernment in contrast to Isaac.
The point is this: our posture, readiness, humility and childlikeness determines the measure in which we will receive. A place of commanded blessing, and the ability to pleasantly dwell together, is determined by the Aaron present, and where the oil, and the dew, can gravitate down to us. If we have a high mindset, haughty spirit, independent (disconnected) heart, we simply will not receive; or worse, if we are absent.
Fact is this: actions have consequences. The mindset that God will determine all and everything is an evil mindset. Our posture towards God, His family, His people, His sent one determines a lot of things. Many people become poor in everything because God will send a Black, White, Coloured or Indian person to us, and because of our prejudices, and preconceived ideas, we do not receive from God.
If God has gone through all the effort to send someone to us, what more must He do. Then, He has done everything and we are left to ourselves. If this speaks to you, take it seriously: go into remorse for the rest of the year, and don’t come out of it. Hopefully, it will change you, save you and deliver you. Don’t be an Esau; be a Jacob and position yourself under the blessing.” – Pastor Thinus Delport
4 June: TTN Father’s Day Celebration – Who Is Your Father, by Dr. Ben Kleynhans: “We have to be reconciled to our spiritual father, who is our connection to our heritage in God, in order not to remain under the obligation of biological or natural heritage”.
Malachi 4:6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance], so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse [of complete destruction].
11 June: The Heritage of Sons, by Pastor Charles van Onselen: “Knowing that we have been set free to walk in our rightful inheritance”.
Galatians 4:6 And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba! Father!”
18 June: All things will culminate in Christ, by Johan Masondo: “God raised up fathers to bring about the culmination of all things in Christ”.
Ephesians 1:10 with regard to the fulfillment of the times [that is, the end of history, the climax of the ages]—to bring all things together in Christ, [both] things in the heavens and things on the earth.
25 June: God is Love, Part 8 of The Formation of God, by Dr. Ben Kleynhans: “We should be loving God, pursuing righteousness and desiring the richest measure of His presence”.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.
Apostolic Transition Course (ATC): Commences on Sunday 16 July, 11:30 (after the morning service) at Shiloh. This is a 6-week course designed to assist students of the word to transition into the fundamental principles of the Apostolic. It is highly recommended for persons desirous to become part of the TTN Household, as it will help with greater understanding on the culture & doctrines we hold to as a Family. Register at the Product Table at Shiloh.
Apostolic Transition Forum (ATF): Friday 4 August 2017, starting 09h00 at Shiloh. Register at www.cicity.co.za for catering purposes.
Releasing Kings in the Marketplace (RKM): Saturday 5 August 2017, starting 09h00 at Shiloh. Register at www.cicity.co.za for catering purposes.
Apostolic Women’s Conference: 12 August 2017, 08:30 at Shiloh. Cost is R100. Register at www.cicity.co.za.
Household Camp: 25 to 27 August 2017 at Buffelspoort – as part of our culture as a Household, we have an annual Household Camp.