God seeks for a Son upon the earth that will accomplish His purpose. We call this “The Man Child”.
In the Greek, there are two words for the word “son”. The word “Nepios” is used to describe an offspring who does not possess or exhibit the qualities of his father, but is a child or an infant. This is an immature believer.
“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all.” (Galatians 4: 1).
The Greek word “Huios” is used to describe one who has and exhibits all the qualities and nature of his Father. He is fully matured and developed man.
“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.” (Hosea 11:1).
“And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.” (Exodus 4:22-23).
God is confident that the Church will fulfill His mandate to restore the earth through a restored man standing in the earth (Romans 8:18). God is incubating Sons He intends to release to fulfill His purpose. God is calling the Church from being a child into Sonship.
“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labour and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.” (Revelation 12:1-5 – emphasis added).
The above scripture is no longer speaking of things to come, because we are now living and walking in the age of the fulfillment of the book of Revelation. The “man child” that the scripture speaks of is not the natural Israel, because the “woman” appeared in heaven which is not the place of the natural Israel.
A Man Child (the matured Church with an apostolic and governmental anointing) is being birthed in the earth. The Man Child is destined to rule all nations with a rod of iron. The Greek word “poimaino”, means “to act as a shepherd, tend flocks,” is translated “to rule” in Revelation 2:27, 12:5 and 19:15. The governing authority of this shepherd is to be of an unyielding and definite character.
“The woman” represents the Church, the spiritual Jerusalem from heaven above (Galatians 4:22-31).
There are three specific things about the woman:
- She is clothed with the sun – The sun is the SON of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2) – He is our clothing!
- She is conquering – The moon represents the power of darkness or demonic power. The SUN is the greater light that rules the day whereas the moon rules the night (darkness). This woman – the Overcoming, Mature Church has all things under her feet!
- She is crowned with twelve stars – In the Bible the number twelve is the number of divine government and divine order, just like the 12 apostles of the Lamb. This Matured, Overcoming Church will be walking in apostolic governmental authority and divine order.
The attack of the enemy on The Man Child is to corrupt, hinder and abort the purpose of God (Revelation 12:4b). Satan’s goal from the beginning has been to destroy the seed of the woman, because he knows that the seed has been ordained by God to rule the earth as a shepherd.
“And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:14-15).
You will find out from the scriptures that there has been a constant battle against the seed “The Man Child” of the woman.
Pharaoh against the Seed – Exodus 1:15-22
Herod against the Seed – Matthew 2:16-18
The dragon against the Seed – Revelation 12:1-6
The Seed is a threat to the enemy that God in His sovereignty has preserved until the fullness of time.
“And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.” (Isaiah 65:9)
“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.” (Isaiah 66:7-8)
The Seed will inherit God’s mountain and will bring forth the manifestation of the Sons of God in every corner of the earth. This is the kairos time!
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
The Man Child is the mature Church, a many-membered Body. God is manifesting a corporate Church. Out of the church is coming forth a company that is to become the Christ in the earth under the headship of Jesus. This is a Church out of the church!
The Church is in travail to bring forth (birth) and manifest the Seed, The Man Child, who will possess the New Heavens and the New Earth (Isaiah 65:17). This Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy will reflect the government and absolute rule of God in the earth.
The goal of the Man Child is to manifest God’s nature, His name and glory in the earth. This apostolic work will result in corporateness in the Body, and unity of the faith (oneness) as described in Ephesians 1:12-13.
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In who ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise…..”
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory…..” (Hebrews 2:10a).
The Glory is the essential and fundamental element. This is the goal! We must be prepared for the glory.
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