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John Mark Pool: Spiritual Fathers Are Raising Up God's Family!

by John Mark Pool
Jun 20, 2010

Steve ShultzFrom the desk of Steve Shultz:

On this Father's Day, we have nothing other than a great message about "Fathers and Sonship" from a father himself, John Mark Pool. John Mark is a prophet, friend, and a father to the Body as well.

We've been hearing prophetically in this season that "family, sonship, spirit of adoption" are on the heart of God. He is wanting to make covenant with family, after all, He's coming for His Bride, which is nothing other than family. Let's do our best to treat each other that way....

From one father to another, Happy Father's Day to all you amazing fathers out there. We celebrate you today.


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For even if you had ten thousand others to teach you about Christ, you have only one spiritual father. For I became your father in Christ Jesus when I preached the Good News to you.
—1 Corinthians 4:15, NLT, emphasis added

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Those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior have been validated as a true "child of God." Children have a privilege to be intimate with their father. Fathers have the responsibility to bring their children into maturity through love. A father's love for his children includes nurturing, imparting sound wisdom, encouraging through caring discipline and continual development of a deeper relationship. As this occurs, both children and their fathers are blessed with a mutual intimacy and understanding that this is an "inseparable relationship."

All humanity is God's creation, yet not all of God's creation knows God as "Abba" or Daddy.

When any person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord, then they have been "adopted" as a member of God's great family. This is done regardless of race, gender or nationality, and means that God's children are indeed heirs to their Father! All Christians are adopted, and the One who is our Savior, Jesus Christ, was God's only begotten Son. As Believers in Jesus Christ we are now on an even "family relationship" as sisters and brothers with God in His household of faith. Paul said it best in Galatians 3:28, "There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female. For you are all (Christians—you are) one in Christ Jesus" (NLT, emphases added).

Children and Relationship are Everything to God!

Apostle Paul said it this way in his letter to the Church in Rome, "So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God's very own children, adopted into His family—calling Him "Father, dear Father" (Romans 8:15, paraphrased).

God's salvation is expressed in terms of adoption as His sons and daughters. God's heirs, both sons and daughters, and adoption are synonymous. The Holy Spirit is the "Spirit of adoption" who makes us children of God. Holy Spirit enables us to call God our Father. "Abba'' is the Aramaic word meaning "Father'' or "Daddy.'' God becomes the Father of the "born-again believer in Christ" in a real and intimate sense.

Adopted children are no less children of their parents than are their naturally born offspring. Remember, in Christ Jesus, we are His special family growing in different ages, yet all are one in the unity of Christ. As we love each brother and sister, we do not need comparison with our family member to gain our identity which can only come from our intimacy with our Father—Daddy God.

In the unity of the Body of Christ, differences of race, status and gender lose their significance. Spiritual position is the same for all, but that does not mean that distinctions cease to exist, or that all have the same functions within the Body. We are individually very unique to our Father God, and many children have different gifts to accomplish God's eternal Kingdom plan, beginning now on earth as it is in Heaven. We get to be fun kids, "trying on clothes" spiritually before we grow up into the full stature and maturity of God in Christ! God will help each one of His children find their special destiny, particularly as our spiritual fathers take their rightful place.

"Like Father—Like Son!"

If children see their parents in rivalry with others and comparing themselves amongst their own peers, then the offspring of that environment will produce the same discord. Most all of us have heard the familiar cliche' "like father, like son." That is so true for both good and bad child-raising. In the same manner of "like Father, like Son," God modeled our family by demonstrating His love for us so much that He gave us His very own begotten Son, Jesus Christ. As we follow this model, we will experience a transformation of Christian fathers who will in turn be transforming carnally-raised leaders into mature parents of the faith.

Spiritual fathers will begin to demonstrate God's model of a "Kingdom Father" as leaders of His family. That does not mean men force control over their wives or others, but will demonstrate our Father God's model as the Bride of Christ. Likewise, fathers will exhibit how Christ lived and taught that to be the greatest of all, then we must do so being the "servant-leader" of all. Fathers will now teach sons and daughters by Christ's servant-leader model.

We will experience a great increase of godly parents and fathers of the faith. This is how God's Kingdom plan was originally designed to multiply and take dominion of all the earth. Indeed, it is to be accomplished from Papa's model—"like Father, like Son!" Embracing this transition, godly leaders will become the role models of our sons and daughters who are yearning to have a genuine father in the Lord. We will become like Jesus, as leaders, as the children of the faith will model their Daddy God to the hurting world who is desperate for a loving Dad!

This is why God is now raising up more called and anointed spiritual fathers of the faith. We must begin to love, nurture, teach, impart wisdom and form mutual respect with both fathers and their spiritual children. We will begin to see schools across this nation raised up to have fathers of the faith who will teach, mentor and activate sons and daughters to do their rightful part in furthering God's Kingdom. This is an exciting time to be both a spiritual father and a son and daughter in the Kingdom!

Our nation is reeling from the need for godly leaders to learn and expand their vision of mentoring called sons and daughters in the Lord.

A Multifunctional Family

In this strategic "decade of breakout" (which began in 2010), we will experience within this 10-year point in time our much-needed "Season of the Apostle," for a maturing of the Body of Christ. As we do, we must remember the Apostle Paul's words admonishing us to model God—not good men—for our daughters and sons of the faith.

As God's messenger, I give each of you this warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you.—Romans 12:3, paraphrased

As Paul was encouraging the Believers in Rome to realize we are a multifunctional family, so be encouraged today that every one of you are especially called and gifted as God's own child. For that reason, model yourself after Jesus and not other people. Paul taught us that in Christ's Body we are all parts of His one body and each of us has different work to do. And, since we are all one Body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others. Even so, God, our loving model of a real Father's heart, has placed in each of us the ability to do certain things well.

Regardless of the gift, the goal is to recognize you are God's very own, special chosen vessel. Indeed, you are God's handpicked child—equipped with the Father's gifts to do everything God has destined for each to fulfill—as His own family furthering "Big Papa's" Kingdom. Keep in mind, we have a great big, caring Daddy God who wants only the best for His children!

No "Orphans" in God's Family!

I prophesy that the next ten years will be a decade of identities for God's children developed by anointed Spiritual Fathers in ways we have never experienced before. This is a season of breaking out of the "orphan mentality" into the "heirship" of sons and daughters of Abba Father!

Notice also that Paul addressed this Father-Son/Daughter issue to the Gentiles in Galatians 4:5-6 (NLT), "God sent Him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as His very own children. And because we are His children (all humanity), God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, "Abba, Father. (God, our dear Father)."

God made humanity to be His very own family for the intimate fellowship that will last forever! No wonder the enemy is jealous! When God's children know who they are in His plan, the devil has no chance to overtake them. Remember, in Christ Jesus, we are never "second rate" citizens of the earth. In fact, as the family of God through Jesus Christ, we are His covenant, promised children who will be God's multiplication model for all the earth.

And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.—Galatians 3:29, NASB

God called us to be His very own family! Only Jesus Christ could appropriate a way for us to become "grafted" into our inheritance as children of God. We must now understand who we are as God's own offspring. Spiritual fathers will now cultivate and nourish God's sons and daughters to become fully mature in spiritual adulthood, so that the family of God will multiply God's Kingdom now on earth as it is in Heaven. We will then become the "great harvest" as children of God come to know their identity in Abba Father, in Christ! Paul described this as clearly as he explained this to the Galatians' Church, another one of His "siblings" in the Lord,

Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance (great wealth) for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had. They have to obey their guardians until they reach whatever age their father set. And that's the way it was with us before Christ came. We were like children; we were slaves to the basic spiritual principles of this world.

But when the right time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent Him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as His very own children. And because we are His children (all humanity), God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, "Abba, Father (God, our dear Father)." Now you are no longer a slave but God's own child. And since you are His child, God has made you His heir (everything He has belongs to you). Galatians 4:1-7, NLT, emphases added

Spiritual fathers will now impart "Christ's 'Sonship' Spirit" into daughters and sons of the Lord in order to establish their identity with Abba Father.

Spiritual Fathers Will Demonstrate "Mentoring Sons and Daughters" Who Will in Turn Bear the Fruit of the Largest Move of God in History!

As this takes root, fathers of the faith will help God's children secure their lost individuality. Consequently, we will observe many young people of God discovering for the first time their personal, God-given, "individual specific" DNA from Abba Father. Upon this "revealing of personal identities" for the daughters and sons of God, they will tap into the revelation God has reserved for them to fully embrace necessary assignments to accomplish God's Kingdom plan.

When our children know who they are in Daddy God—are raised up to full maturity through spiritual parents—then our nation's greatest move of God will come upon us that no devil in Hell can stop! When a child of God knows who they are in the Father, this becomes an extremely secure family that does not become intimidated by any accuser of the brethren. This new family of God will be the generation to usher in our greatest harvest ever, as it becomes God's great "ingathering" prior to total Kingdom transformation of our earth as it is in Heaven!

Today we will begin to see God's mature, loving, spiritual fathers embrace their calling as never before. As a result, the youth of our land will begin to perceive the Lord in a new way that is modeled by fathers of integrity and character. This "School of Spiritual Fathers" will indeed demonstrate our "Daddy God's" very own heart as represented to His company of daughters and sons of the faith. Mature parents of God—fathers of the faith—must now engage in more equipping of our children of the faith, by teaching, training and developing God's "planned parenthood" for increase! "'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the LORD. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope'" (Jeremiah 29:11).

As "spiritual fathering" increases, our nation will begin to visibly witness signs, wonders and miracles that will turn our country back to the heart of our Abba Father. This is a decade of the breakout of past failures as the Kingdom of God forcibly advances through anointed sons and daughters mentored by spiritual fathers raising up God's family.

John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries


John Mark Pool's Itinerary:

Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry's discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.

June 27, 2010 (10am & 6pm)
John Mark & Sandy Pool will be in prophetic ministry in both services
New Life International Church
8933 E. Florentine Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Contact: 928-775-9517

July 7, 2010 (7pm)
John Mark & Sandy Pool will be in prophetic ministry together for this Wednesday meeting
Ascension Church
741 West Rogers Blvd, Skiatook, OK 74070
Contact: 918-396-4930

July 8-10, 2010
Gathering of the Eagles: 3rd Semi-Annual Apostolic and Prophetic Ministry Event - "Manifesting His Kingdom"
Speakers: Deborah Sweetin, Dave Etheridge, Frank Borda, Brad Climer, Karen Duval, Avery Scruggins, Gene Mansfield & John Mark Pool
Best Western Tradewinds Central
3141 East Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74105
Contact: 918-857-0387

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