To have and be given something you have to be proven and found that you are a faithful person. Until you become faithful to the Creator you won’t see what is in you that He has given you because it’s not activated until you become faithful. You must become a faithful follower, a doer of the word....
Faithfulness is giving all of your soul, spirit, and body over to the Lord completely. If you stumble in the process of learning to rise up and become strong in an area, you don’t quit, but keep going because you are under grace.
I had an experience not too long ago with one of my cows. I went over to chore and one of my cows was about ready to have a calf. She was progressing quickly so I waited around to see it born. The calf came out and I thought it was dead so I went and looked at it. It was just starting to breathe, and the mother got up right away and started licking it off so I thought it would be fine. I left and I came back about an hour later. When I checked earlier the calf was red. When I got back I looked again and the calf I saw was black. I knew that a red calf wouldn’t turn black when it was dry so I walked back there and she had twins. The first one that came out was really weak and still just lying there. The second one was already up and getting milk. I brought the first calf into the warm side of the barn to get him dried off. I tried giving him a bottle but he wouldn’t drink so I drenched him (put the milk straight down his throat). I tried again a couple of times throughout the day and he would not drink from the bottle, so I drenched him again each time. The next day I decided he was warm enough and he could stand, so I took him back out with his mother. Right after I put him in the pen she mooed and he cried a little bit so she came up and licked him. I told my wife, if anybody is going to be able to get the calf to suck it will be the mama. The next morning I went out and the calf jumped up and went to the mother and started sucking. He had his belly full of milk and he was just fine. I thought, Lord, You put in that calf how it’s supposed to be when he gets the food, and if it’s not that way he doesn’t want it. And I said, Lord, You put in us to have a desire to fellowship. If man would be just half as obedient to the word that was placed in him…the difference between us and the calf is that we don’t have to if we don’t want to. But in the rest of His creation, the creation obeys what was put in them or they die. That’s all there is to it. The cow and the calf were obedient. The calf knew through the word of God that was placed in the cow how everything was supposed to be and where it was at for him to survive. The word was in that calf that if it would get up and obey the word in him he would survive. If we would have even a portion of that, we would be rich in the things of heaven. That has to do with being faithful in what God has placed within us. To have reconciliation with God we have to come to a place that we obey the things that were placed in us to please the Father. If that doesn’t take place, the wrath of God remains upon us.
With that in mind, let’s start in Matthew 25:21, His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. What has he been faithful over? He was faithful over that which God gave to him, which was five talents. All of us have been given according to our abilities, He’s given us talents. When you prosper, isn’t there joy? Everybody wants to prosper. If you prosper in what God has placed within you, there is a joy that will begin to bubble up in you of great thankfulness that isn’t there in the world. That’s why those who are very liberal are doing their own thing and every day they breathe they become more empty and discontent, because there is no joy in them. That’s what the difference is. The mark that you are of the kingdom of God is this very thing: the joy of being in His kingdom and seeing you prosper in the thing which He gave you. How many would like that? Verse 22, He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. I’m not going to read the third one because we all know what that is. He didn’t do anything with his talent but he buried it so he wouldn’t lose it. He was afraid that if he stepped out and used it he might lose it. But you see, that talent was the word of God in him and if he would just let it be released in him it would do its work. But he didn’t have any faith that he could do it. Therefore even what he had was removed from him and given to the one who had faith to see it increased. When I learned that principal I began to be changed.
Jesus had no generations of earth in his DNA. That’s why when His mother came to Him and said they were out of wine at the wedding, wanting Him to do something about it, He said, what do I have to do with you? My Father is who I obey and He’s in heaven. I don’t have any generations on the earth. My generations are in the kingdom of God. Unless you love the Father in heaven more than your family and anything you have, you aren’t worthy of Him. That doesn’t mean you can go to your family and tell them that, because they won’t understand anything you say, but until you come to the place that your heavenly Father has changed your DNA to love Him more than the DNA to love your physical family you don’t have anything. Those who still are attached to the physical DNA are in great jeopardy of losing their salvation because when times get tough they don’t have enough faith and they’re not faithful to the heavenly Father to bring them through. He goes on to say don’t call any human being your Father, for those that are born again, are born again having the DNA of heaven, not the DNA of earth. The reason you can’t get rid of your family on earth is because you have not yet come to a place that you are willing to give your heart and soul to the purposes of the kingdom of heaven and the heavenly Father instead of the earthly family. Therefore you are in a battle between the two of them. What is there in common between the DNA of heaven versus the DNA of earth?.
Let’s go to I Corinthians 1:5, That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; When you are enriched in Him in everything, that’s the joy of the Lord. Paul recognized it. When you are born again you are enriched by Jesus in all utterance and in all knowledge, which has to do with the senses of the spirit realm we were born into. Verse 6, Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: The testimony of Christ is confirmed in you by not having to be behind in any of the gifts that God has given you. The Lord came in you when you gave your heart and soul to Him. Verse 8, Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. When we ask the Lord to come into our hearts, the faithful word of God comes with Him in us and we then are possessed by the faithfulness of the word of God that whatever He placed in us, if we stay faithful in a place of obedience, will come forth without us having to do anything except just be faithful to Him. You plant a seed of grass and that’s all you can do, but God will make that grass rise up out of the ground and He’ll make it grow for the animals to eat. Verse 10, Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. All of us can be joined together then with the same mind and that is that Christ is in you and Christ is being fulfilled in you through what He purposed for you to be on the earth with the talents. He is faithful to bring forth what is in you. You say, well I don’t know what’s in me. Just wait a little while and give your heart to the Lord and you will start to know. It starts as a seed and it takes time for it to grow. Verse 30, But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, (knowing the right choices), and righteousness, (having the power to accomplish His will), and sanctification, (putting us in a place that is separated and at that point you begin to get your new DNA. The separation is the DNA), and redemption (entering into the place of joy where the wealth of heaven is distributed within you).
I Corinthians 4:2, Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. A steward is one that has been given something to bring something forth. To have and be given something you have to be proven and found that you are a faithful person. Until you become faithful to the Creator you won’t see what is in you that He has given you because it’s not activated until you become faithful. You must become a faithful follower, a doer of the word. God gives you a little thing and if you are faithful with that He will give you more. But He’s not going to give you authority over a nation or over something huge until you are found faithful, because the bigger the job the more authority is given and you can use that authority to either increase the kingdom of God or increase yourself. If you increase yourself, you are cut off and will never prosper or enter into the joy of the Lord until the prosperity you want to give yourself is removed because you’re not trustworthy with many things until you come to a place that you are obedient and trustworthy to the things He’s given you. The one that had one talent and buried it and didn’t do anything with it but just gave it back was sent to outer darkness where there is no light and no joy.
I Corinthians 10:13, There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. We are able to pass the test of being faithful. You may think you are getting away with something because God doesn’t say anything but you will find yourself barren as you move along if you are not found faithful. When you are always helping yourself and not someone else you are showing God that you are not faithful in what He can trust you with. If the faithfulness of God is in you, you’ll not be required to do something you can’t do. Every time a new force comes that we haven’t dealt with before, we begin to talk about what we see and we keep working because in our hearts we know that we can do it. This verse tells me I can do it, therefore I just have to keep meditating and looking and become fruitful in determining what that spirit is that is trying to destroy me or to hold me back from entering into the place God wants me to go. I can do it if I just keep going. I may get clobbered a few times but not beyond what I’m able to bear. I’ll be able to do it and get it done and then we move on to the next thing. Why would I get up after a victory and within 12-24 hours be fighting something else? Because it brings me joy to destroy the powers in the realm of the spirit. The torment and the troubles are nothing in comparison to having fun beating the socks off of the enemy.
Galatians 3:9, So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. When someone has been given a job to do and you align yourself with that and agree with it, then you enter into that blessedness if you help to accomplish it. Abraham was the one that ushered in a level of faith that had not been on the earth before. I am walking with Abraham in the gift that God gave him. I’ve joined faithful Abraham in that battle. He in his day had a battle of faithfulness and today I’m in that same battle, in that same river, but doing a different thing than Abraham did because the whole process that God had in His heart is being completed and fulfilled. That’s why I’m not moved and I’m not fearful of what anybody says about me or for me because I know I’m in that river of faithfulness that God is going to carry me through.
I Thessalonians 5:23, And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The greater you come into the place of faithfulness the more peaceably you walk. Jesus was very peaceful but He was also very violent. Just stop and think about it. Jesus went into church and took some of their leather straps and made a whip out of them, then He whipped them and drove them out of the temple. That’s pretty violent, yet He is the God of peace. We are a house of peace when the enemy is destroyed. To be sanctified means to be set apart to be a peaceful people but become mighty when the enemy comes and attacks you. He says, your spirit, soul, and body are to be preserved blameless. That’s another sign to me that to accomplish your spirit, soul, and body to be peaceful and preserved blameless is to have your DNA changed. If he would have just said spirit and soul it might be different but he doesn’t say that. He said spirit, soul, and body. We still live in this body and this body houses the temple of the living God, therefore our body is important but it has been given over and sanctified to the Lord so that He will live in it. All of our soul and spirit and body needs to be given over and preserved until the Lord comes. Verse 24, Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. He said, what I’ve taught you, the faithful God that is in you will do it.
We start out with trust and faith. The trust and faith that is in us grows into faithfulness that releases and loosens the giftings and abilities that God has placed in us to please the Lord. Then we enter into His joy. 2 Thessalonians 3:3, But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. Paul had a transformation of his DNA. He went instantly from law to the spirit. He left the old behind and he pressed on and labored and labored until the day he died. You can call it whatever you want to, but there is a change that takes place because we have been born of the Father through Jesus and now He lives in us and that may be our DNA. Whatever it is, when you are changed you have a desire for the things of heaven and not the things of the world.
Hebrews 3:2, Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house. God built Moses by first placing him in a king’s house, then placing him in the wilderness to get the kingship of the Lord. He never tasted the poverty and slavery. To come out of slavery you have to be responsible for your actions and if you are not faithful in your actions you won’t have anything. The reason the snowflakes want socialism or communism is because they have been taught and trained that if they obey their teachers who taught them that they will have an easier life and they can enjoy it because they don’t have to be responsible and someone else will take care of them no matter how old they get. But that is a false concept because you are in great bondage when that takes place. They don’t see that yet, and the bondage doesn’t come until after they are there. To have freedom is to be responsible for what you are committed to do and that power that does it is faithfulness to the Creator so the word in you can work. Faithfulness is like a farmer putting fertilizer on His field. If you have no fertilizer in the field and the field is run down and you plant corn in it you may not even get an ear. It may not even pollinate right. But if a field is taken care of properly and you plant in that field you will see a harvest because you were faithful to do what needed to be done to make a good crop. We had a neighbor who had a field right behind our house. He moved in about the same time we did and he planted silage and it grew 10-15 feet high. He was milking cows and that first year he had a really good crop with plenty of feed for his cows. The second year the silage was only about half as tall and some of it was yellow. The third year it was even shorter and all yellow. After the third year he sold all his cows and lost his farm because he wasn’t faithful to do what needed to be done. He thought he could just rob the soil and not put nutrients back in it to produce and he lost everything. You have to be faithful to do the things that grow what you have been given. That is faithfulness.
1 Peter 4:18, And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? The closer you get to God the more you understand that verse, because you see how it is difficult no matter what state you are in with God to stay absolutely faithful. There is always some little tug, some little thing, that wants to carry you off. The devil doesn’t care how small it is. If we would just give in a little he would have something against us. Verse 19, Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. Your soul is given to God and Him alone. The reason the lineage of the generations is a problem is because that generation wants to own your soul instead of God.
Revelation 21:5, And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. The things that are in Revelation as well as the whole Bible are true and faithful, meaning He will enact upon all of them. It says every jot and tittle will be done exactly the way He said. After you get a prophesy, you end up looking back a few years later and say, you know what, it all took place just like it said. But at the time you couldn’t see it. That’s what helps to build our faith. He doesn’t necessarily let you understand what the prophesy really is because if He did you would try to fulfill it, but if you don’t know and you follow and do what He says, then you haven’t polluted the word so it will be fully the will of God when it happens. When you try to fulfill something He prophesied you will pollute it, because you can’t interpret it on the earth. We only see dimly, so we have to be led by the Spirit and not the Spirit follow us.
Faithfulness is giving all of your soul, spirit, and body over to the Lord completely. If you stumble in the process of learning to rise up and become strong in an area, you don’t quit, but keep going because you are under grace. But there is something God is willing to do and wants to, if you are willing. It’s found in I John 1:9, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What you have to do is give your heart, give your soul, into the hands of the Lord and keep your polluted fingers off of it. Keep your polluted fingers off and let the word of God come out of you. Let Him do it. You stay faithful to Him and He will carry you out of the place you can’t get out of because you keep putting your fingers on it and polluting it. If you will allow Him, He is faithful to break every sin that you have ever committed, that you have struggled with. Lord we stand before You because Your word is faithful and we are in need to be perfect, to be holy, in this adventure that You are wanting to bring reconciliation and sanctification and peace between You and us. We take the word of God that says you are faithful and we believe it, that You will change us and remove every sin that is in us; in our generations we release it, in our own ambitions, we release it. We acknowledge that You know all things. You know what is placed in us, and we ask Lord, forgive us our sins, to cleanse us from all unrighteousness that the will of God might come forth in its fullness to each one according to the talents You have given us. Thank You, Lord. We rebuke every foul and unclean spirit. All we want is Jesus and Your will in our lives, in our hearts, that we might be faithful, that we might be worthy of being that last army that destroys all wickedness. Thank You, Lord. That our DNA is now our Father in heaven. Our requirement is to obey Your will. Not the will of man but the will of heaven. Lord, I pray now that you would put the signet ring, the seal upon our hearts, that we forever be obedient to You.