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The Father Stage

by Norman P. Grubb

The intercession is the driving of the Spirit in us/as us, which simply immerses us in the necessity of others having the Christ we have in salvation and fullness.

In our earlier “little children” stage, there is the drive, and we respond to it with a mixture of much “fleshly” energy, which is God using our soul—body energies en route to our learning the ways of operations by Spirit—leadership.

This was Moses starting off his rescue of his enslaved brethren by killing the Egyptian mistreating an Israelite, a vast contrast to Moses forty years later overcoming Pharaoh by the word—of—faith activities which produced the plagues and the re¬lease of the nation from its captivity. We then go through the process of our own inner settling into the young man stage of Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me where we become “established, strengthened, settled”.

1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

And now we are consciously in our “father” stage, where we have, like Paul, “won Christ”, and thus the highest privilege of being leveled with Him as co—saviours.

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. Co—commissioned, co—laborers, co—sufferers, co—diers, co—risers in co—resurrection which with us brings “many sons to glory”.


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