Sonship

Have you considered what it takes to be brought into the measure of the full stature of Christ?

An Apostolic and Prophetic exposé

By Pieter Kirstein

As inspired and revealed by the Lord the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God.

From before the foundation of the world God Almighty desired family and eternal companions that would walk with Him throughout eternity in purity of heart, sincerity of faith and intimate love. This desire is recorded in the eternal archives of His kingdom.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.

30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

There’s so much deception going around and many voices saying many things even the noice of so many human opinions being spewed forth which is a deception that stems forth from the pride and the mental ascent of unrenewed minds because the Son of God declared that His Kingdom He builds inside of His people through the building blocks of Holy Spirit revelation which originates from the mind of God and only what you allow Him to built in your life is going to stand and be rewarded. All else shall be consumed and destroyed by the fire off His jealousy.

Many even have risen up throughout the world of man’s religion against the doctrine of the sons of God but He always have the final say and as my heavenly Father declared to me “I SO WANT SATAN TO UNDERSTAND HOW I DISLIKE HIS REBELLION THROUGH THE REVELATION OF MY SONS”

I prophesy and declare to this generation that this world and Satan’s kingdom are about to be greatly shaken by the power and the glory of Almighty God because He is coming like a tsunami through His prepared sons and daughters.

All the naysayers shall greatly be put to shame. The Spirit of God gave me the following scripture that is about to be fulfilled as He suddenly comes to appear within His true temple of living stones to complete heaven’s agenda within this earth before the end can come.

Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at His word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

I am including a prophetic blueprint written by Bill Britton about the sons of God.

The Harness of the Lord

There is a terrific operation of the Spirit going on today to bring the Sons of God into an absolute confinement to the perfect will of God.

This is the Day of His Preparation, the day in which He is preparing the channel through which He shall pour forth His Glory for all the world to see. This channel is His Body in the earth, that glorious company of people who are being conformed through much tribulation and fiery tests to the Image of the Son of God. This is His “battle axe and weapons of war” with which He shall subdue kingdoms and overcome all His enemies. This is His “mighty and strong One” to whom He shall commit the work of judging this world. This is His Overcomer, His “Great army” with which He shall bring the nations into submission.

The weapons of their warfare are not carnal, natural weapons, but they are mighty weapons, mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. These are those who shall “be strong and do exploits.” But before God can commit this great and tremendous ministry into their hands, they must submit themselves to the discipline of the Lord, letting Him truly be the Lord of their entire lives.

We have long since dealt with the question of open sin, but now God is dealing with the inward rebellion of our own wills. Some good Christians are not now being so dealt with, for they are not in this Firstfruits Company, but nevertheless there is a real dealing of God going on within those who are called into the High Calling of God.

This is a very real thing, and is the work of the Refiner’s Fire. To those who are going through it, some of its aspects are horrible, but very necessary, and the end result thereof is glorious as we are brought into absolute and complete submission to the will of our Lord. It was in a minister’s conference and convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma that God gave me a vision which I want to share with you concerning this harnessing of our own wills.

There were more than 30 ministers present in this particular Thursday morning service, and God, the Father of spirits, was present to deal with His sons, to correct them and discipline them to absolute obedience to His will. There was such a stern dealing in the Spirit that no one could go to the pulpit and minister, there was a reluctance among the ministers to say anything except that which was directly ordered by the Spirit.

And as those men of God sat there in the awesome presence of Almighty God, some of them having many years of ministry, some missionaries, all of them capable of getting up and preaching a powerful sermon, I was impressed by the way they responded to the discipline of the Spirit. And in the midst of this terrific dealing of God with out spirits, the Holy Ghost gave me a vision.

I Saw the King’s Carriage On a dirt road in the middle of a wide field stood a beautiful carriage, something on the order of a stagecoach, but all edged in gold, and with beautiful carvings. It was pulled by six large chestnut horses, two in the lead, two in the middle and two in the rear. But they were not moving, they were not pulling the carriage, and I wondered why.

Then I saw the driver underneath the carriage, on the ground on his back, just behind the last two horses’ heels, working on something between the front wheels of the carriage. I though, “My, he is in a dangerous place; for if one of those horses kicked or stepped back, they could kill him, or if they decided to go forward, or got frightened somehow, they would pull the carriage right over him.” But he didn’t seem afraid, for he knew that those horses were disciplined and would not move till he told them to move.

The horses were not stamping their feet nor acting restless, and though there were bells on their feet, the bells were not tinkling. There were pom-poms on their harness over their heads, but the pom-poms were not moving. They were simply standing still and quiet, waiting for the voice of the Master. There were Two Young Colts in the Field As I watched the harnessed horses, I noticed two young colts coming out of the open field, and they approached the carriage and seemed to say to the horses: “Come and play with us, we have many fine games, we will race with you, come catch us.” And with that the colts kicked up their heels, flicked their tails and raced across the open field. But when they looked back and saw the horses were not following, they were puzzled.

They knew nothing of harnesses, and could not understand why the horses did not want to play. So they called to them: “Why do you not race with us? Are you tired? Are you too weak? Do you not have strength to run? You are much too solemn, you need more joy in life.” But the horses answered not a word, nor did they stamp their feet or toss their heads. But they stood, quiet and still, waiting for the voice of the Master.

Again the colts called to them: “Why do you stand so in the hot sun? Come over here in the shade of this nice tree. See how green the grass is? You must be hungry, come and feed with us, it is so green and so good. You look thirsty, come drink of one of our many streams of cool clear water.” But the horses answered them with not so much as a glance, but stood still, waiting for the command to go forward with the King. Colts in the Master’s Corral And then the scene changed, and I saw lariat nooses fall around the necks of the two colts, and they were led off to the Master’s corral for training and discipline.

How sad they were as the lovely green fields disappeared, and they were put into the confinement of the Corral with its brown dirt and high fence. The colts ran from fence to fence, seeking freedom, but found that they were confined to this place of training. And then the Trainer began to work on them, with his Whip and His Bridle. What a death for those who had been all their lives accustomed to such a freedom! They could not understand the reason for this torture, this terrible discipline.

What great crime had they done to deserve this?

Little did they know of the responsibility that was to be theirs when they had submitted to the discipline, learned to perfectly obey the Master, and finished their training. All they knew was that this processing was the most horrible thing they had ever known. Submission and Rebellion One of the colts rebelled under the training, and said, “This is not for me. I like my freedom, my green hills, my flowing streams of fresh water. I will not take any more of this confinement, this terrible training.”

So he found a way out, jumped the fence and ran happily back to the meadows of grass. And I was astonished that the Master let him go, and went not after him. But He devoted His attention to the remaining colt. This colt, though he had the same opportunity to escape, decided to submit his own will, and learn the ways of the Master.

And the training got harder than ever, but he was rapidly learning more and more how to obey the slightest wish of the Master, and to respond to even the quietness of His voice. And I saw that had there been no training, no testing, there would have been neither submission nor rebellion from either of the colts. For in the field they did not have the choice to rebel or submit, they were sinless in their innocence. But when brought to the place of testing and training and discipline, then was made manifest the obedience of one and the rebellion that lay hidden in the heart of the other.

And though it seemed safer not to come to the place of discipline because of the risk of being found rebellious, yet I saw that without this there could be no sharing of His glory, no Sonship. Into the Harness Finally this period of training was over. Was he now rewarded with his freedom, and sent back to the fields?

Oh no. But a greater confinement than ever now took place, as a harness dropped about his shoulders. Now he found there was not even the freedom to run about the small corral, for in the harness he could only move where and when his Master spoke.

And unless the Master spoke, he stood still. The scene changed, and I saw the other colt standing on the side of a hill, nibbling at some grass. Then across the fields, down the road came the King’s carriage, drawn by six horses. With amazement he saw that in the lead, on the right side, was his brother colt, now made strong and mature on the good corn in the Master’s stable. He saw the lovely pom-poms shaking in the wind, noticed the glittering gold bordered harness about his brother, heard the beautiful tinkling of the bells on his feet. and envy came into his heart.

Thus he complained to himself: “Why has my brother been so honored, and I am neglected? They have not put bells on my feet, nor pom-poms on my head. The Master has not given me the wonderful responsibility of pulling His carriage, nor put about me the golden harness. Why have they chosen my brother instead of me?” And by the Spirit the answer came back to me as I watched. “Because one submitted to the will and discipline of the Master, and one rebelled, thus has one been chosen and the other set aside.” A Famine in the Land Then I saw a great drought sweep across the countryside, and the green grass became dead, dry, brown and brittle.

The little streams of water dried up, stopped flowing, and there was only a small muddy puddle here and there. I saw the little colt (I was amazed that it never seemed to grow or mature) as he ran here and there, across the fields looking for fresh streams and green pastures, finding none. Still he ran, seemingly in circles, always looking for something to feed his famished spirit. But there was a famine in the land, and the rich green pastures and flowing streams of yesterday were not to be had. And one day the colt stood on the hillside on weak and wobbly legs, wondering where to go next to find food, and how to get strength to go. Seemed like there was no use, for good food and flowing streams were a thing of the past, and all the efforts to find more only taxed his waning strength. Suddenly he saw the King’s carriage coming down the road, pulled by six great horses.

And he saw his brother, fat and strong, muscles rippling, sleek and beautiful with much grooming. His heart was amazed and perplexed, and he cried out: “My brother, where do you find the food to keep you strong and fat in these days of famine? I have run everywhere in my freedom, searching for food, and I find none. Where do you, in your awful confinement, find food in this time of drought? Tell me, please, for I must know!” And then the answer came back from a voice filled with victory and praise: “

In my Master’s House, there is a secret place in the confining limitations of His stables where He feeds me by His own hand, and His granaries never run empty, and His well never runs dry.” And with this the Lord made me to know that in the day when people are weak and famished in their spirits in the time of spiritual famine, that those who have lost their own wills, and have come into the secret place of the most High, into the utter confinement of His perfect will, shall have plenty of the corn of Heaven, and a never ending flow of fresh streams of revelation by His Spirit.

Thus the vision ended. Interpretation of the Vision “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it (Habakkuk 2:2).” “Harness the horses: and get up, ye horsemen (Jeremiah 46:4).” I’m sure that many of you who can hear what the Spirit saith to the Church, have already seen what God was showing in the vision. But let me make it plain.

Being born into the Family of God, feeding in the green pastures and drinking of the many streams of the unfolding revelation of His purposes is fine and wonderful. But it is not enough. While we were children, young, undisciplined, limited only by the outer fence of the Law that ran around the limits of the pastures (that kept us from getting into the dark pastures of poison weeds), He was content to watch us develop and grow into young manhood, spiritually speaking. But the time came to those who fed in His pastures, and drank at His streams, when they were to be brought into discipline or “child-training” for the purpose of making them mature Sons.

Many of the children today cannot understand why some of those who have put on the harness of God cannot get excited by the many religious games and the playful antics of the immature. They wonder why the disciplined ones run not after every new revelation or feed on every opportunity to engage in seemingly “good and profitable” religious activities.

They wonder why some will not race with them in their frantic efforts to build great works and great and notable ministries. They cannot understand the simple fact that this Company of saints is waiting for the voice of the Master, and they do not hear God in all this outward activity. They will move in their time, when the Master speaks. But not before, though many temptations come from the playful colts.

And the colts cannot understand why those who seemingly appear to have great abilities and strength are not putting it to good use. “Get the carriage on the road,” they say, but the disciplined ones, those in God’s harness, know better than to move before they hear the voice of the Master. They will move in their time, with great purpose, and great responsibility. And the Lord made me to know that there were many whom He had brought into training who had rebelled against the discipline, the chastising of the Father. And they could not be trusted with the great responsibility of mature Sonship, so he let them go back to their freedom, back to their religious activities and revelations and gifts.

They are still His people, still feeding in His pastures, but He has set them aside from the great purposes for the end of the age. So they revel in their freedom, feeling that they are the Chosen ones with the many streams of living water, not knowing that they have been set aside as unfit for His great work in this end of the Age.

And He showed me that though the chastising seemeth grievous for the time, and the discipline hard to endure, yet the result with all the glory of Sonship is worth it all, and the glory to follow far exceeds the suffering we endure. And though some lose even their lives in this training, yet they will share alike in the glory of His eternal purposes. So faint not, saints of God, for it is the Lord that doth bring thee into confinement, and not thine enemy. It is for thy good, and for His glory, so endure all things with praises and thanksgiving that He hath counted thee worthy to share His glory!

Fear thou not the whip in His hand, for it is not to punish thee, but to correct and train thee, that thou mightest come into submission to His will, and be found in His likeness in that Hour. Rejoice thou in thy trials, in all thy tribulations, and glory thou in His cross, and in the confining limitations of His harness, for He hath chosen thee, and He hath taken upon Himself the responsibility of keeping thee strong and well fed, so lean thou upon Him, and trust not in thin own ability and thine own understanding.

So shalt thou be fed, and His hand shall be upon thee, and His glory shall overshadow thee and shall flow through thee as it goes forth to cover the earth. Glory to God! Bless the Lord, He’s wonderful! Let Him be Lord of your life, friends, and complain not at that which He bringeth to pass in your life. Plenty in the Time of Famine For in the hour when famine sweeps the land, He shall feed by His own hand those who are submitted to His perfect will, and who dwell in the secret place of the Most High. When terror stalks the land, those in His harness hall not be afraid, for they shall feel His bit and bridle and know the guidance of His Spirit. When others are weak and frail and fearful, there shall be those who shall be strong in the power of His might, and shall lack for no good thing.

In the hour when the traditions of the religious systems have proven false, and their streams have dried up, then His Chosen ones shall speak forth with the true Word of the Lord.

So rejoice, Sons of God, that you have been chosen by His grace for this great work in this last hour. The fence which kept the colts in their own meadows and their own pastures mean nothing to the team in the harness, for the gates open to them, and they go forth pulling the king’s carriage into many strange and wonderful places. They do not stop to eat the poison weeds of sin, for they feed only in the Master’s stable.

These fields they trample under their feet as they go forth on the King’s business. And so to those who are brought into absolute subjection to His will, there is no Law. For they move in the Grace of God, led only by His Spirit where all things are lawful but not all things are expedient. This is a dangerous realm for the undisciplined, and many have perished in sin as they leaped over the fence without His harness and His bridle. Some have though of themselves as being completely harnessed and submissive to Him, only to find that in some avenue of their life there dwelled rebellion and self-will. Let us wait before Him until He puts His noose around us and draws us to His place of training. And let us learn of the dealings of God and the movings of His Spirit until at last we feel His harness drop about us, and hear His voice guiding us. Then there is safety from the traps and pitfalls of sin, and then shall we abide in His house forever! (End of quote)

For those with ears to hear, eyes to see and hearts to understand what the Spirit of God is saying to this generation.

God the Father had the plan. Yeshua Jesus came to accomplish this plan of God’s redemption of a fallen creation and the Holy Spirit is here to communicate this wondrous plan to every willing heart.

We know according to scripture by revelation of God’s Spirit that God’s children are to be built up and raised up into a glorified corporate temple of living fiery purified stones to speak as the oracles of God.

Few there be who actually really understand this majestic plan and divine sacred mystery and the greatness of the honor which God has bestowed upon those who call themselves by His name and yield themselves willingly to be perfected by His hand.

WE ARE TO BECOME A PRAISE UNTO GOD THROUGHOUT CREATION BUT SO VERY FEW RESPONDS TO HIS WOOINGS.

It’s not about church attendance rather it’s a very personal matter by which every believer in the Lordship of Jesus Christ of Nazareth are called to yield themselves to the hand of the Master Builder of the house of God and allow His Spirit to chisel, shape and mould them into perfection to be placed where they fit within the temple and habitation of the Lord.

Who among God’s children allowed John 14:23 to the fulfilled within their lives?

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

6 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.

7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

There is a day of visitation and this shall happen in this generation. The people of God who endured the preparatory work of the Lord in bringing many sons to glory shall be fully and completely inhabited as the city of God, the new Jerusalem and as Jesus said to me will stand as a beacon of light and hope during the storm of tribulation in which the harvest must be gathered.

We also read about this in 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, my brothers, as it is right, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each one of you abounds toward one another;

4 so much so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which you endure.

5 For this is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God for which you also suffer,

6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay tribulation to those who trouble you,

7 and to give rest with us to you who are troubled, at the revealing of the Lord Jesus from Heaven with the angels of His power,

8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God and who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

9 who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

10 when He shall come to be glorified in His saints and to be admired in all those who believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that Day.

A close friend of Smith Wigglesworth who was known as the Apostle of faith through whom the Lord did great signs and wonders prophesied about this visitation that is coming in 1965.

He said;

“These prepared saints shall be the people of resurrection, the obedient ones who have submitted themselves to the work of the cross.

They have allowed the hand of God to work the power and the reality of the gospel of His Son into their yielded vessels. These shall be a glorious people that dwell in the Presence of God as the Father said “the people of His PRESENCE of His POWER and of His GLORY. These are the ones greatly feared by the kingdom of darkness for they shall be the weapons of God’s punishment and indignation through whom the Trinity God shall fulfill the vengeance long planned. Satan knows his time is very short and all of his efforts and attacks and many attempts to destroy these end-time warriors have failed because the Father upholds His sons and daughters by His mighty hand. He is the strength and the glory of His people.

They are to be a corporate and holy temple, yes a real living tabernacle of the manifest Presence of God. Where they gather shall be the pillar of cloud and fire of the glory of the Lord.”

Of this corporate temple of living stones the Lord spoke to me the following; ” “Did I not say in John 14 that I would come to those who demonstrate their devotion toward Me through an obedient heart?

Yes indeed, I love to inhabit a holy surrendered heart because so I have ordained it to be My eternal resting place. This is why I call those who love Me the temple of the Lord. Their hearts becomes the altar of eternal worship in the kingdom of My Father and their devotion towards us is like sweet incense before My throne.I treasure a heart devoted towards Me because My love fills such a heart and is the greatest gift to man.”

About this “VISITATION” we find many prophecies in the word of God and it will happen because God’s bride have made herself ready. God is a God of divine order and this bridal habitation and temple of the living God is raised up in the same manner in which the temple of king Solomon was built.

God revealed the pattern to me.

1st the house was built: 2 Chronicles 5

1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished.

2 Then the priests were consecrated: 11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, without regard to their divisions.

3 Then the house was filled with glory: 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endures forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

14 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

God prepared His corporate house of living stones. The priests that dwell inside this house of the Lord have been sanctified and consecrated. God shall come and fill His house with glory.

Haggai 2:6 For thus says the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

7 And I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of hosts.

9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, says the LORD of hosts.

This same “coming” to His prepared temple is recorded in Malachi 3

1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.

Also in 2 Thessalonians 1:10 When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

The “LIGHT THAT IS COME” in the next chapter speak of the same event of the Lord God coming to glorify the temple of living stones. This “Light” is none other than the Lord Himself.

Isaiah 60

1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you.

3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to you: your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.

Now we see a bride that abandoned themselves to their God to be prepared and raised up in these last days through whom the great commission shall be fulfilled. We see how her sons and daughters of the final Pentecost is brought to her by the Lord of the harvest.

About the same “coming” to His prepared corporate temple of living stones we further read in Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at His word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

I want to include a powerful prophetic word that was given by the Lord to a friend of mine in which God speak of Him suddenly coming to unveil His true bride. I prophesy to this generation in the name of the Lord that a major surprise is coming upon the world of Christendom.

Many there are that withstood the prophets and the promptings of the Holy Spirit to submit themselves to the preparatory work to become the habitation of God. Many in the religious world of men’s churches persecuted the bride of Jesus Christ during her preparation season because they did not understand God’s dealings with His people. Many spoke against the hidden corporate body of sold out saints because of the sufferings which they endured in purifying fires of the Lord’s furnace.

Many as with Saul rose up against the David company of maturing sons of God because they were blinded by their own agendas and were driven by selfish ambitions away from what the Lord’s intentions were for them.

Many in the previous generation became prideful in that they raised up their own religious empires in the Lord’s name. Many through rebellion against the true gospel of Jesus Christ and because they held on to and persisted in their own foolish interpretations of the scriptures have opened the door to Jezebel’s influence in their religious gatherings.

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