God knows what He wants. God tells us what He wants. God gets what He wants.
Paul describes how God gets what He wants in Romans 8. The apostle explains we cannot compare today’s pathos with future glory revealed in the ultimates. The pathos of today produces what God wants in history until the ultimates arrive.
Paul uses the metaphor of pregnancy and birthing to reveal how things really work in the spirit regarding producing or giving birth to what God wants.
We know he is not talking about ultimates. We know this discussion of how God symphonically orchestrates All to produce good isn’t about the ultimates. We know God isn’t going to be producing His will in history when that history flows into eternity.
To reveal the heart of this process, the presuppositions of involved intercession, Paul says, “We do not know how to pray what is necessary to get God what He wants, so Holy Spirit helps us.”
Holy Spirit knows what God wants: He searches God’s heart. Holy Spirit reveals to involved intercessors what God wants: we don’t know how to pray, but we do know what God wants. Holy Spirit helps involved intercessors give birth to what God wants: neither Creation nor the inheritors of nations can birth without Holy Spirit help.
We know that the source of birthing is the inheritors with Jesus–the children of God–revealed in this one particular way–they are pregnant with purpose. We know God symphonically orchestrates All, yet we do not know how to pray what is necessary. We know that through this process, what Creation cannot birth though it remains pregnant with Divine intentions and purpose, the involved intercessors birth with Holy Spirit help.
Prophecy and Involved Intercession
The involved intercession operates with prophetic context and contact. When you have prophets speaking or leader analyzing prophecy, who disengaged from the pregnancy process, you always end up with sterile analysis empty of meaningful insight.
If the voice of analysis is not pregnant, it has little insight into the prophetic.
Those interested in critical assessments of the prophets must be those also pregnant and experiencing the groan that produces what God wants. Otherwise, you have an end game analysis based solely on outcomes rather than input.
Look at it this way. If you analyze the prophecies without pregnancies, you wait to see if God gets what He wants without knowing what God wants in the first place. You analyze the verbiage of prophetic code without experiencing the groan of intercessory flow.
If you are sterile because whatever you have been praying comes from what you know about what God wants. You do not know how to birth what God wants until Holy Spirit comes to help you.
So, you read or hear the pundits of prophetic criticism speaking with empty wombs or aborted purposes, expecting the God orchestrates All as a means of knowing what cannot be understood outside the pregnancy.
The critics stand outside the process, not knowing what God wants or how to get God what He wants, assume they know “what is good” by Romans 8:28. They then think that the judgment of prophecy is made by whether or not the thing they assume the prophecy predicts comes to pass.
That is complete prophetic malpractice, failure to participate in the prophetic process, and a massive misrepresentation of the manifestation of God’s inheritors of purpose.
I see what the pregnant people think and pray in comparison to and contrast with what the prophetic pundits communicate as the strongest indication that one group is prophetically aware while the other is prophetically ignorant.
It is like the people who are not pregnant, staring at the bellies of those who carry intended purposes, pray at something when they do not know how to pray what is necessary, unaided by Holy Spirit in birthing because they are not pregnant, offering sage advice to the pregnant as if Holy Spirit is not enough to make what God wants to happen!
Understand this essential element of the involved intercession of Jesus: God gets what He wants through intercession, not by attempting to obligate God through prophetic anticipations.
We have non-participatory prophets speaking what they hear and see of Divine revelation without experiencing God’s fundamental groan to birth what God wants. Or we have prophets who stopped birthing analyzing the process from an abortion point of view.
We have nothing more than a prophecy about something. We have nothing but a sterile observation of a process someone else is experiencing. We have a manifestation of inheritors expecting God to do what involved intercession does.
We do not have prophecy that impregnates someone in these sterile analyses of outcomes. We have people assuming that prophecy obligates God to do what we should be doing, then wondering if the prophecy was legitimate if the birthing produces something other than what they assumed.
We cannot separate prophecy and involved intercession. We cannot act as if something stated is the end. We cannot assume that the measure of a revelation of what God wants is whether or not it occurs along the lines of our conclusions about what God means when He reveals or by simply waiting out the process to measure the outcome.
Consider this erroneous statement, “If this is the word of the Lord, it will happen. If it doesn’t happen, it wasn’t the word of the Lord.” Yawn. “We will revisit this later and measure it by what we assume it says and means at this moment, without further prophetic process or spiritual pregnancy.”
Here we have a fundamental deviation from how things really work in the spirit. Here we have a non-spiritual analysis of what can only be understood and analyzed by SpiritFirst process. This analysis begins with presuppositions that compare natural things with spiritual things. We compare spiritual things with spiritual things.
If you intend to analyze prophecy with psychology or philosophy, just shut up. The motivations of prophecy are the motivations of God, not man. Psychology measure what men do and why they do it, so your analysis of prophecy with psychology is a measurement of human intentions and behavior, not Divine intentions and behaviors.
Not that psychology as the study of what men do and why they do it lacks merit or value, only that you must begin with a revelation of Divine intention and behavior to analyze revelation. The same applies to philosophy.
The critical analysis of prophecy is a prophetic process as spiritual as the revelation. It cannot be done by intellectual exercise since we do not know how to pray what is necessary, so Holy Spirit helps us.
Here’s an important consideration: Holy Spirit searches the heart of God, not us.
Romans 8:22-30, The Message
“All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance.
“That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
“Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans.
“He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
“God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.
“After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.”