By Blake Higginbotham
Signet – H2368 חוֹתָם chôthâm chôthâm kho-thawm’, kho-thawm’ From H2856; a signature ring:—seal, signet.
H2856 חָתַם châtham khaw-tham’ A primitive root; to close up; especially to seal:—make an end, mark, seal (up), stop. Ref. Genesis 38:18, Exodus 28:36, Haggai 2:23
Signet – a seal used officially to give personal authority to a document in lieu of signature the impression made by or as if by a signet
This message is coming out of two ongoing discussions that I have been having with some several apostles and prophets over the past few weeks and months. One of the things that we have been talking about is the difference between influence and impartation as it pertains to real and living relationship. We have also been comparing notes about the limited level of impact involving many of our past relationships, and have come to some soft conclusions as to how we can better reach a fatherless generation, and thereby leave a living legacy. I am not saying that we have all the answers yet; but I can assure you that we have arrived at a much better conclusion concerning our part in the process.
1. All relationship starts with fellowship.
Note: (We can fellowship with most anybody; but how can two walk together unless they agree? Where there is no agreement, there is no added strength. Where there is no added strength, relationship becomes unbearable. Where the power of agreement is present, strength is increased 9000 times).
2. Relationship truly born of the Spirit is ordained of Yahweh.
3. Relationship ordained of Yahweh will be forged in the fire of conflict and tempered by His grace.
4. Relationship is seasoned by understanding, and His love endures forever.
5. Relationship is as diverse and complex as marriage and life itself.
6. Relationship must be nurtured, developed and carefully protected.
Things we have learned about relationship:
One-sided relationship usually involves unrealistic expectations and or obligations, and therefore is co-dependent in nature.
Sons will parrot your soulish and carnal behavior before they will receive your spiritual impartation.
We must remember that while we may be called to the same purpose, that our assignments may be very different. However, if we can find common ground then His love and grace will propel us forward in the work together.
Romans 8:1-17 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yahshua, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahshua has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, Yahweh did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh; for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, nor indeed can be. 8So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh. 9But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Yahweh dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, he is not His. 10And if Messiah is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of Him who raised Yahshua from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, these are sons of Yahweh. 15For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Yahweh, 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of Yahweh and joint heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. NKJV
Vs. 4-14 He sent his own Son in a human body like ours—except that ours are sinful—and destroyed sin’s control over us by giving himself as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 So now we can obey God’s laws if we follow after the Holy Spirit and no longer obey the old evil nature within us. 5Those who let themselves be controlled by their lower natures live only to please themselves, but those who follow after the Holy Spirit find themselves doing those things that please God. 6Following after the Holy Spirit leads to life and peace, but following after the old nature leads to death 7because the old sinful nature within us is against God. It never did obey God’s laws and it never will. 8That’s why those who are still under the control of their old sinful selves, bent on following their old evil desires, can never please God. 9But you are not like that. You are controlled by your new nature if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that if anyone doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ living in him, he is not a Christian at all.) 10Yet, even though Christ lives within you, your body will die because of sin; but your spirit will live, for Christ has pardoned it.11And if the Spirit of God, who raised up Jesus from the dead, lives in you, he will make your dying bodies live again after you die, by means of this same Holy Spirit living within you.12So, dear brothers, you have no obligations whatever to your old sinful nature to do what it begs you to do. 13For if you keep on following it you are lost and will perish, but if through the power of the Holy Spirit you crush it and its evil deeds, you shall live.14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. TLB
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of Yahweh.
Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of Yahweh through faith in Messiah Yahshua.27For as many of you as were baptized into Messiah have put on Messiah. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Messiah Yahshua. 29And if you are Messiah’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Note: The seed will always respond to truth and the heart of a true son will represent by referral at all times. A true son will not faint, or shrink back when corrected or rebuked. In other words, they will not go into depression or rebellion because the love of the truth constrains them, and their desire to please The Father is greater than their need to do their own thing.