These days, it can be easy to feel like there is very little evidence of the first reformation (the restoration in the Body of Jesus’ grace and our justification by faith) and the second reformation (the restoration in the Body of the Holy Spirit) happening. My good friend Leif Hetland believes the next reformation will be the reformation of the Father which will restore the sons and daughters of glory in the family of God.
“For [even the whole] creation [all nature] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay [and gain entrance] into the glorious freedom of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been moaning together as in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only this, but we too, who have the first fruits of the Spirit [a joyful indication of the blessings to come], even we groan inwardly, as we wait eagerly for [the sign of] our adoption as sons—the redemption and transformation of our body [at the resurrection]” (Romans 8:19-23 AMP).
Many in this season are asking, “Where are the sons and the daughters of glory?” Part of my assignment is to help the Body of Christ see God’s face… Hear His voice… Feel His love… Experience His presence… And abide in His pleasure. From a place of rest and intimacy with the Father, we are called to be sons and daughters of glory who know who we are and know Whose we are. We do what the Father does and we say what the Father says—bringing Him glory.
“I (Jesus) have glorified You [down here] on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do” (John 17:4 AMP).
This video of Leif was recorded in our School of Supernatural Ministry, here at our headquarters. What Leif is bringing here is a paradigm shift. How do we live in such a way that we are doing it full of God’s love, full of God’s power and full of God’s wisdom? For many years Leif says he was going after love and then power, but now he is on a journey towards wisdom that is bringing all three of these together so they become one. Our goal in the Holy Spirit is to help bring all of us into what Leif calls “a convergence lifestyle” because Jesus is wisdom, He is power and He is also love. Amen?
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We are so encouraged that as sons and daughters of glory all authority in Jesus has been given to us and – as part of the Great Commission – we get to disciple nations with His love, His power and His wisdom. As sons and daughters of glory, we also get to baptize them in the Name of the Father, in the Name of the Son, and in the Name of the Holy Spirit. We get to immerse them into family. Then from family, we get to teach them all things.
The good news is that as children of God, we are predestined to know His love, power and wisdom. Imagine what a full life we can live and what risks we can take when we encounter all three of these aspects of Him today! We are “training for reigning” here on earth as it is in heaven, and He’s called us to reign together with Him. Freely we receive, freely we give!
“The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. And you did not receive the ‘spirit of religious duty’, leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the ‘Spirit of full acceptance’, enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as He rises up within us, our spirits join Him in saying the words of tender affection, ‘Beloved Father!’ For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as He whispers into our innermost being, ‘You are God’s beloved child!’” (Romans 8:14-16 TPT)
Leif’s story is probably similar to your story. In his own life, God has taken him from one experience to another—showing him His love, His power and His wisdom. Each time we encounter Jesus, we can be reminded how good Papa God is, and in those moments the Holy Spirit will come and ignite our faith anew.
The best of who we are will only be found in Him.
Listen to the voice of the Father and hold out the question before Him, “Where can I more fully embrace Your love, power and wisdom in my life?” We all have room to grow and to get rooted and grounded in Him and His presence. Right now is an opportunity for us to encounter a deeper level of freedom and the transformative relationship we have with Papa God.
Action Point: The Father chooses key moments like this to remind us that we are His sons and daughters of glory. Starting today, let’s receive a fresh impartation for the restoration of ours and our family’s lives, knowing who we are and Whose we are—with the evidence of our identity first in Jesus’ grace and our justification by faith and then by the Holy Spirit. A lifestyle of living in God’s power, love and wisdom is one that starts by hearing the Father say, “This is my beloved son/daughter, in him/her I am well pleased.”
Let’s pray this together: Father, root us and ground us in You and Your presence, that we would know the fullness of Your love, Your wisdom and Your power. Help us to see the greatness in us that You see. Amen.