“Neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem shall men worship the Father” (John 4:21). These are the camps of man. Camps of man are places confined to the limitations of the flesh. But to worship in spirit and in truth (v 23) shall place you into the courts of your God.
And it is true worship in the courts of your God that will enlarge you in the camps of man. Behold how the camp of man enlarged for the Son wherever He went! In John 4, one woman, one conversation, and then enlargement! Many others came to hear Him and believed (John 4:28-30, 39). Behold what the ministry of the Spirit produced! This was the pattern in the life and ministry of the Son and in the lives of those He trained.
The Son was a worshiper. He could always be found in the high courts of His Father. The camp of man was being continually enlarged in His life and ministry. People came from round about to hear the Master Teacher. People came from round about to be healed by the Great Physician. People came from round about seeking Him (Lk 4:42) (Mk 1:35-37).
The Son only walked where He had inheritance. It was the ministry of the Spirit through the Son that enlarged His steps and caused Him to possess His inheritance. Your inheritance is possessed the same way.
The expansion of the ministry of the Spirit in the camp of man always happens in proportion to the hearing and obeying of His counsel in the courts of God. What you have today is a perversion of the true works of God. Expansion in the camp of man through the sons of flesh happens much today through natural means by marketing and promotional techniques. This would be no different than a business which brings in profit through marketing and promoting their product.
The only place for marketing and promotion in My kingdom is through the fruit of obeying the Spirit’s counsel. Remember, you do not create ministry in order to produce fruit. You listen and obey the Spirit and then the fruit of your obedience creates ministry. There is a vast difference between the two.
The woman at the well was the fruit of the Son’s obedience to the Father. The fruit created more ministry (John 4:28-30, 39). Once again, this was the pattern established not only from the Son and the early apostles, but even from the days of the Old Covenant through those whom I anointed.
Truly My house has become a house of merchandise instead of a house of prayer. Your call is to elevate the courts of God above the ways of man.
The wisdom of God is manifest in the weakness of the flesh. The power of God is manifest in the weakness of the flesh.
As a young calf loosed from its stall
The Lord has enlarged my place
No more confinement to the way of man
No more being confined by the flesh
My steps have been enlarged
The Lord has made the way
By the light of His counsel
He brightens my every day
I seek not the honor of man
But I seek only the honor of God
I seek not enlargement in the camp of man
But I seek only enlargement in the courts of My God