Apostle Grace Lubega
Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV); But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Fathering (begetting people in the gospel after the pattern of Christ) is a spirit.
It is not a matter of age, title or the length of time one has spent in salvation.
It comes with responsibility, mandate and purpose.
In our theme scripture, God addresses the children of Israel based on the covenant that He made with their fathers.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of a man with a fathering spirit to understand the covenants that God makes with fathers.
This is because there are things that God does not bequeath to sons but to fathers and it is the responsibility of the fathers to pass these very things on to sons.
For example, every generation has its own revelation. However, the revelation of that generation is firstly given to fathers before it is passed on to sons.
Herein is the impartation of wisdom by the mature into the mature that Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 2:6 (AMP).
As a spiritual authority, until you understand what God bequeaths to fathers, there is a realm in eternal wisdom from which you will never receive and which you consequently can never pass on.
Children are BORN; sons are GIVEN but fathers are MADE by God.
So, submit to God and allow Him to deal with you and in you until He produces in you the very character of His person that makes Him the ultimate Father of us all.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 2:6 (AMP), 1 Corinthians 4:15
There are things that God does not bequeath to sons but to fathers and it is the responsibility of the fathers to pass these very things on to sons. It is the responsibility of a man with a fathering spirit to understand the covenants that God makes with fathers.
PRAYER: My father, I thank you for this great Word. I know that spiritual responsibility is not a title; it is a spirit, the very mirror of who you are to us as children. I know you desire that I reproduce myself in others but it can only be by your grace and power. Today I yield to your spirit that carves out the right character in me. To the glory of your name. Amen.