“So Jesus explained himself at length. “I’m telling you this straight. The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does. The Father loves the Son and includes him in everything he is doing.”
– John 5:19 -20 MSG
Jesus is talking to the Jewish leaders of this time period. They are trying to find fault with he just performed healing and they antagonizing him asking why he did this on the Sabbath.
- Your enemies will try to come against you and make you think the thing God is telling you to do is wrong, b/c it may be uncommon and something they haven’t seen before. But Jesus also did the never seen and he said greater works than this will you do.
In John 5:19- 20 Jesus is letting us know that he is not doing any of these works on his own. Everything he did was totally dependent on his father in Heaven. God did something in Heaven and Jesus simply followed.
Principle #1 -The real thing is in Heaven. The earth is a shadow of Heaven. When you first see father do something. It has already been done in heaven, so if you then follow after him and do/say it here on earth heaven and earth connect or intersect.
Principle #2 – Carrier of the Kingdom of Heaven. Let your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Don’t go ahead of God or lag behind him.
Principle #3 – Be Quick to Obey – Do what you see him doing, be quick to obey him. That quick obedience allows you to be included in the move of God in that very moment. God loves Jesus and includes him in everything he is doing and wants him to be to take part in what he is doing on earth.
Application /Example: If God tells you go lay hands on a person for healing. They are already delivered and free in Heaven, you are then bringing Heaven on earth. When you obey Heaven and earth are intersecting; and there is where freedom and breakthrough lye. In the obedience of doing the thing in dependence on God the Father.
What will happen if I don’t wait to hear or see what God is doing?
- Miss the Will of God – when we are not in tune with God is doing in our lives we can miss his will, which is his best.
- Open to deceptions of the enemy – – we can end up going astray from his plan or being deceived by the enemy. When God leads me there is safety. When my emotions lead me, there is not safety because emotions are fickle.
For more on this topic check out this podcast episode: Walking with God Intimately