Am I in the Place of God?

Greetings Saints,

The Lord recently brought this question to my heart. Please consider this article in that it could mean life or death for those to whom you are called.

Am I in The Place of God?

By Gale Maiden

Most Christians know the story of Joseph. I must often remind myself that the same process of suffering which beset Joseph happens to most believers. The good news is that the end of the story of Joseph is resurrection for the whole house of Israel.

As we see in the following scripture Joseph, when being asked by his brothers for forgiveness, asked them a question, “Am I in the place of God?”

But Yosef (Joseph) said to them (his brothers), “Don’t be afraid! Am I in the place of God? You meant to do me harm, but God meant it for good — so that it would come about as it is today, with many people’s lives being saved. So don’t be afraid — I will provide for you and your little ones.” In this way he comforted them, speaking kindly to them (to their heart).

 Genesis 50:19-21 Complete Jewish Bible

 

Joseph demonstrated the glorious power of forgiveness. Joseph eloquently answered his own question when declaring that which was in his heart. From Joseph’s place in the heart of God he spoke kindness to their hearts, rebuked their fear and gave them all that they needed to sustain life.

 

Do not Become Bitter

The writer of the Book of Hebrews warns all who desire to become mature sons of God will require discipline. True sonship is the reality of being in the heart or place of God.

Rejected disciplines from God can sometimes create within the heart a root of bitterness. This root of bitterness can bring defilement to many around us.

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

Hebrews 12:15 NASU

Joseph could have become bitter and rejected his brother’s request for forgiveness after all that they had done against Joseph.

 Obviously through the God ordained process of suffering Joseph realized that it was not his brothers who controlled the big picture of that which God was doing in his life and the life of Israel.

The Hebrew word for place in the subject scripture literally means humble. Our place in God is a result of humility of heart before God and not the circumstances which surround us. Circumstances should never dictate how we perceive our relationship with God. As with Joseph his circumstances were all good and were a part of his place in God.

What the brothers meant for evil God meant for good. Joseph’s destiny or place in God through humility of heart was to save the lives of the whole house of Israel.

 

Rejoice…Our Father is Placing His Josephs

Our lives often look and feel like that which happened to Joseph. As Joseph humbled himself and submitted to the plan and purpose of God for his life there was deposited in his spirit a great faith deposit of compassion with the purpose of saving lives.

 

Let us Activate the Following…

The body of Christ is called to resurrect the dead. The first Adam through sin lost life but thank God the Last Adam Jesus has restored life to all who will believe.

Every man and woman has been given a measure of faith. Our measure of faith is our place of God.

Jesus said that he was going to prepare a place for us. This was spoken by Jesus just prior to the all-powerful life giving work of the cross leading to resurrection. Jesus lived on a daily basis a life of going to a place in the heart of his Father God.

Thank God for literal mansions but honestly I am more excited about my present place in the heart of God from which life may flow to mankind.

 

P.S. On a lighter side I have been thinking about doing a long term lease on my mansion. Since I am now in the place of God I have decided to place my mansion on the lease market. I have a call in to Saint Peter. Anyone interested? Oh by the way my mansion is in a pearly gated community. No need allowing it to sit unoccupied. Glory to God!

 

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New Heaven and New Earth Tidbits

Greetings Saints,

While writing today on the kingdom of God vs. the kingdom of heaven I jotted down the following tidbits on the kingdom of heaven and the earth. Please email if any questions office@fathersheartministry.com or call 828 612 7251.

The importance of understanding the kingdom of heaven in its present nature is vital to successfully ushering in the kingdom of God in its fullness.

Blessings to all


My New Heaven and New Earth Tidbits
By Gale Maiden

Earth and the firmament called heaven were made visible on the first and second day of creation and together are called the world. What in the world?

• The Garden of Eden which is called Paradise is the eternal earthly and heavenly abode of all the children of God. Heaven and earth were renewed when our new creation Jesus was resurrected.

• The heart of man is the agent between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven! Whatever the heart of man agrees with will show up in the firmament called the kingdom of heaven.

Heaven doesn’t originate our word. Heaven is a reflection of our word from God given to us in the earth.

• The “Lord’s Prayer” says, “God’s will or word is being done on earth and therefore is discerned in heaven.”

• Jesus said, “Whatever we bind or loose on earth shall show up in heaven.”

• Every time that the dust of the earth is disturbed on a windy day it will show up in your heaven at about nose level.

Heaven in which I now live begins on the earth at the soles of my feet and goes upward until it passes the clouds and runs out of oxygen.

• Every character trait in humans is a heavenly product of earthly activity.

• God set the precedent for seed time and harvest when He took water from the earth and on the second day of creation sowed the water and produced heaven. Nothing has changed. Heaven will eternally produce that which is sown in the earth. Remember scripture says first the natural then the spiritual… first the earthly then the heavenly.

Seeing Transition as Righteous Change

Seeing Transition as Righteous Change

By Gale Maiden

Can change be defined as transition? Transition is defined by most dictionaries as a change from one state or condition to another.

Can a wrong understanding of transition do detriment to the truth concerning biblical change? Case in point is that transition is often wrongly thought to be a state or condition of limbo in which one neither occupies a previous state nor the state or condition hoped for.

Limbo thinking wrongly believes that one is somewhere in between two states. Limbo means to be on hold or in a state of non-activity. As a result transition wrongly perceived becomes a crutch and an excuse for not fulfilling the necessary faith actions to bring about the changes required by God.

To be in true Biblical transition is an exciting place of action leading to fulfilling of our destiny. One who is in true transition knows where he has been as well as where he is going.

The good news is that sons of God who are those being led by the spirit are never in limbo. Change in God is perpetual and is best understood as an ongoing present tense phenomenon.