Fathers, Elders and Old Men: The School and Task Masters of Discernment and Destiny
As you walk on the path of destiny in The Kingdom there are three types of experiences scheduled for you to bring you through the tests of wisdom to gain discernment for all that’s set for you to inherit and guard.
Fathers are those who bear the righteous spiritual DNA for your destiny. They are there for the long run. Their duty is to see the spiritual DNA of righteous character that’s a prerequisite for your destiny formed in you.
They are divinely chosen for you, not chosen by you. You have to duty to discern them and receive them as such.
“For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 4:15.
Elders are those who have gained significant wisdom and strength. They have walked through similar paths you are to walk in and have gained victories.
They are stationed at different points in your journey to impart wisdom and strength. They are not necessarily there for the long run, but the victories they gained in their walk have become in them the wisdom and strength you will need when you are at significant junctures.
“And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:13-14.
Old men are those who have lost spiritual sight by reason of their compromise. They are the Balaams and the old prophets.
They lie in wait to cut short the rising of a new light, because they know they have lost their sight and will do everything to keep public influence by standing against the rise and emergence of new lights.
They’re skilled in deception; and use deception to lure emerging lights into the paths where they are overrun and swallowed up.
“And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive. And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.” Numbers 22:32-34.
Significantly, none of these categories have to do with natural age.
They all have to do with spiritual maturity and one’s depth of response to The Spirit of The LORD, whether in consistent obedience or in consistent rebellion.
Through consistent obedience to The Spirit of The LORD JESUS CHRIST we mature into Fatherhood and gain the strength and wisdom of elders.
So also, through consistent rebellion, spiritual sight is lost and one becomes a spiritually weak, feeble, blind old man.
Interestingly, Fathers, Elders and Old Men are the necessary school and task masters on the path of destiny, without which you cannot grow in discernment to separate good from evil, a necessary character required to be trusted with guardianship of souls and territories in The Kingdom Of The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
~ by Abel Praise
Abel Praise is an Ambassador of The LORD Jesus Christ and also operates as Abel Praise Ministries. Abel Praise is The Coordinator of Kingdom School of Nations, headquartered in Nigeria, committed to working with apostolic and prophetic ministries across the globe to raise and mobilize the warring Bride for the end time battle of The Kingdom of The LORD JESUS CHRIST into the nations.