#008 Podcast – The Servant – Part 3

In this Part 3 of The Servant series we narrow the focus on verses 7 and 8 of Luke chapter 17, the parable of the Servant and the Master, discussed in Part 2. We discuss in greater depth what (or should we say Who), where and how it is, that we serve God in spirit. We discover that God has an order of things that work in our favour as we give Him first place, i.e. when we feed the Master first.  We also discover that the best thing we can serve up to God and others is what He Himself has already given us! What a Lord! He has supplied but where do we find it? What fields do we labour in that we might bring something satisfying for Him to eat?

We draw on some New and Old Testament scriptures as well as a couple of personal experiences that highlight what this means and what it can look like in our daily life as individual christians as well as corporately –  how we meet with other saints, serving Christ in His body members. How altogether different serving Him in spirit is to what many of us have known in the past and what a wonderful reality that God has given us a spirit in which to know Him this way. As family of God, it is what we long for because its what we’ve been made for.

As in all areas of growth, awareness is one thing but its quite another for that awareness to become our experience, right? So towards the end we suggest some practical help from resources that have helped us in getting to know the Lord more in spirit.  We’re certain these resources will be a great help to you as you hunger and thirst to know the Lord this way. So let’s take this journey together, deeper into knowing and serving the Lord in spirit.

Resource Links

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Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon

The Temple Within by Milt Rodriguez

100 Days in the Secret Place compiled by Gene Edwards

Living By The Indwelling Life of Christ course by Frank Viola

Scripture References

Luke 17:7-10   Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and sit down to eat’? “But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink’? “He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he? “So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’” 

Numbers 18:28  Thus you shall also offer a heave offering to the LORD from all your tithes which you receive from the children of Israel, and you shall give the LORD’s heave offering from it to Aaron the priest.

1 Chronicles 29:6-17  6 Then the leaders of the households, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly. 7Toward the service of God’s house they gave 5,000 talentsc and 10,000 darics of gold,d 10,000 talents of silver,e 18,000 talents of bronze,f and 100,000 talents of iron.g 8Whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, under the care of Jehielh the Gershonite. 9And the people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given to the LORD freely and wholeheartedly. And King David also rejoiced greatly.

David’s Prayer of Blessing

10Then David blessed the LORD in the sight of all the assembly and said:

“May You be blessed, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.

11Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in heaven and on earth belongs to You.

Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all. 12Both riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler over all. In Your hands are power and might to exalt and give strength to all.

13Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks, and we praise Your glorious name. 14But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and from Your own hand we have given to You. 15For we are foreigners and strangers in Your presence, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.

16O LORD our God, from Your hand comes all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy Name, and all of it belongs to You. 17I know, my God, that You test the heart and delight in uprightness. All these things I have given willingly and with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

1 Cor 15:45  So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a life-giving soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

1 John 1:1-3  What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ

John 3:6  “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

8 thoughts on “#008 Podcast – The Servant – Part 3”

  1. Wow, wow and wow. What a feast. I absolutely loved this. I think I will have to replay this over and over to glean all that was shared. So positive, so powerful, so Christ. Christ feeding Christ, so simple, so life changing. I cannot tell you how much I love you both. Thank you.

    I love when the three of you sit down and talk.

    1. Hi Angie

      Thank you so much for your encouragement on this episode! It really does mean a lot to both Donna and me. We are tremendously blessed by the life and love we receive through you and Julio, you have no idea. We thank the Lord for you guys!

  2. Derek and Donna, thank you both for Sharing with us what the Spirit of the Lord has so graciously and abundantly bestowed unto you in way of such striking and living revelation! In The Servant, Parts 1-3, so many glorious facets of the eternal purpose of the Godhead and the bride were revealed: service, sonship, stewardship, fellowship, beholding/reflecting; and worship in spirit and in truth. For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all these things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen ( Romans 11:36).

    You guys are extremely precious to the heart of God, and to Angie’s and my heart as well.

    1. Thanks Julio! It was a wonderful journey (and still is) discovering Christ and His Father, Christ and His bride, in this parable. God is amazing! He truly has revealed Christ in all scripture and we’re really enjoying the greatest Treasure hunt of all time! We love you both and appreciate your taking time to comment because in your comments, Christ in you is feeding Himself in the saints! Love and blessings always. D&D

  3. Love your honesty in Christ it’s so refreshing and the life of Christ that flows through you both. You know the apostle Paul says to hold people such as yourselves in high esteem and I do very much so and if it’s any consolation I really enjoyed the mistaken podcast and I will endeavour to listen to the updated version

  4. Hi Derek and Donna I’ve listened to both versions and they are perfect and if you consider the first version a mistake because it was unedited then by all means don’t be afraid to make the same mistakes. I have listen to all your podcasts and read your blogs and can see the father’s heart pointing us back to his son. Your messages is God’s light shining in dark places . Like a lighthouse set high on a hill pointing us in the right direction and helping us to avoid shipwreck on unseen Reefs. Thank you for your for your spirit filled messages love you guys in Christ…..

    1. Thanks again brother for taking the time to listen and provide your thoughts in reply. We again appreciate so much your kind and generous words. We are greatly encouraged. Much love in our Lord in return.

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