In America, we have what is called ‘child support’ which is financial compensation to the custodial parent on behalf of the child from the absent parent. If a father is uncertain as to his paternity of the child, he may request a DNA test to determine if indeed, he has fathered the child. If a woman has been faithful in her relationship with the man, she has no need to doubt who the father is, but if she has had multiple partners, the DNA test results may disclose her infidelity.
As believers, many claim that the visions they have received are from God. Many are quick to say, God said this or God told me that, when in some instances, the Father has not. In fact, there are some visions many are pursuing that have been fathered by another source. Despite the fact that satan cannot give life, he can father or influence the mind to birth a concept that reeks of his corrupt fruit. Jesus said in John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
The DNA test of the spirit is to discern by the fruit which visions are fathered by Almighty God or by the enemy. The tree will be known by its fruit. Therefore, if the visions we are birthing are laced with contempt, divisiveness, and competition, we clearly know who has fathered that child. But if the vision’s birthing results in the advancement of the Kingdom, not in name but in deed, to the saving and deliverance of the souls of men, then we know who the Father is.
Another test to determine the paternity of the child (vision) is the Father’s willingness to support it. Is there provision for the vision or does the ‘mother’ or carrier have to beg or connive through gimmicks to finance their vision?
We serve a Father who loves to give good things to those who belong to Him. We are not beggars, we don’t run gimmicks, games, nor schemes. We are well provided for as carriers of His vision and the provisions are set in place to finance the vision. Clearly we know who the ‘Father’ of our visions are because the manifestation of it reflects the source from which it came. Our visions are destined to bring our God glory and make the Father proud. “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.”