Fathering is a core value of the Kingdom culture. The Kingdom thrives through community and legacy. God identifies Himself generationally as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This is a high-value principle that extends the LORD’s work beyond just our own personal reach. Fathering is essential to combat the orphan spirit. It is key to bringing restoration, healing, and wholeness to those operating outside of authority and accountability.
A key to prosperous fathering in the Kingdom is how well we model sonship. The apostle Paul demonstrates this in his personal relationships with his spiritual sons Timothy and Titus as well as the churches under his apostolic authority. He exhorted the Corinthians to follow his example as he followed Christ. Paul’s success was a direct result of the revelation of his sonship through Christ.
Paul modelled secure identity in Christ, to those under his leadership and outside the church. His confidence rested not in Himself but in the power of God that operated in him and through him, thus displaying power and authority, honesty and integrity, confidence and vulnerability, devotion and consecration completely sourced in communion with God.
As men of God, Kingdom leaders and laypeople alike, let us display this core value. Let us build each other up in the faith, let us invest in the generations that would come after us, imparting the revelation of sonship to those in relationship with us. Whether an apostle, prophet, evangelist, or average Joe the call of all men in the Kingdom is to reproduce and make disciples. Let us be imitators of God and leave a lasting legacy that will impact the generations.
Anthony had a 15 year love affair with heroin addiction and spent time in prison, but an encounter with God, one night, radically changed his life. Since that evening Anthony has had a desire and passion to serve the LORD and spread the Gospel of the Kingdom wherever he goes. Using Biblical insight, his experience, and street knowledge, he is able to reach people in the darker places of society. Anthony and his wife Tanya currently serve as Senior Leaders of Thrive Church and is the co-host of The Alliance Podcast. He is a gifted preacher and teacher with a desire is to build people up into their destinies, living a supernatural lifestyle, and manifesting the Kingdom of God in their everyday lives. You can connect with him personally or learn more about his ministry and his book at anthonyportillo.org.
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