Pastor Ken and Ann Turner
Mal 4:5-6 “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will strike the land with a curse.”
GOD chooses to bless His people through a successive generational anointing that flows from fathers to sons. This is the relationship that Ann and I have shared with Andreas and Christalla for over ten years.
The benefit of generational anointing is that each generation starts out further along the path in their relationship with the Lord that their father or mother did. It is also the fathers that release the sons into ministry. Jesus was released into ministry at the Jordan by His Father; “This is My Son, whom I love, in whom I am well pleased.” Words of identity, love and affirmation. So too did Paul release Timothy and Titus into ministry. That pattern continues today.
Greater generational Kingdom effectiveness is achieved NOT because there are any perfect earthly fathers or sons, BUT because GOD has chosen this way to build His Kingdom and so He pours His love and grace on all those who obey.
Andreas and Christalla have been released into ministry by spiritual parents and have long since become spiritual parents themselves.
There is one overarching truth that I want to emphasise: GOD is building His Kingdom and the mechanism that He uses is fathers and sons, released into ministry together. The result is that: “Of the increase of His Kingdom there shall be no end.” Hallelujah.