Philippians 3:17 says; Brethren, be followers together of me and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example. Authentic kingdom fathers serve as a divine standard by which we measure men who come to us! No one should ever cheat you in life if you have been raised by a father. The true fathers in the Body of Christ are God’s standard by which we measure men before we give them our submission. It is only a fatherless believer that can be duped by charlatans. 
One of my sons said, “To be fatherless in the world can be by force but to be fatherless in the kingdom is by choice.” And that would be a dangerous choice because you will have no divine standard to measure the claims of men. Little wonder many churches are regularly exploited by charlatans posing as ministers. These believers are exploited because they have not met or experienced the ministry of true fathers. I am emphasising “true fathers” and “authentic fathers” because there are false fathers. Phil 3:18-19 speaks of these charlatans who also walk as we do, but their goals and objectives in the work of God are different. 
1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 says, “And ye become followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost. So that ye were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.” This church became a good example because they had good examples to follow. God’s pattern of making spiritual realities clear is to exemplify it in a human vessel and then we can relate with the invisible. May God bless you with true kingdom fathers in Jesus’ name! 
PRAYERLord, deliver me from every wrong example I have opened up to in my past. I receive the ministry of true kingdom fathers in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEARDeuteronomy 33:1-29, Luke 13:1-21, Psalm 78:65-72, Proverbs 12:25