GRACE AND APOSTLESHIP!
We are into our month of preparation of ending the old and embracing the new administration and new order that the Father has set before us! This June 7 will mark “38” years since the car accident at the age of 17 that brought about an awareness and beginning of a brand new season in my life!! The next 30 days I would be in a Shreveport, La. hospital recovering from my injuries. Hence, since being set apart unto our apostolic calling and ministry in 1998/99, we have begun each July with what Pam and I call our (New) Apostolic Campaign.
In the last ten years or so since we have been in the greater Houston region, we have seen the progression of the apostolic calling and ministry! In fact, there are several words that go with continuing in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship: They are 1) The Call, 2) The Career, 3) The Campaign, 4) The Commission, 5) The Company, 6) The Congress, and 7) The Culture! This year will be emphasizing the apostolic commission because there is a sense that the “com-mission” is coming together with a “sub-mission” to the alignment of Jesus the Christ in the lives of His people!
We also sense that this year of 2012 reflects so much change in bringing divine administration and divine order in the household of God through the restoration, present day truth of apostles and prophets! It is not about the apostles and prophets, it is about Christ Jesus The Apostle and High Priest of our confession taking His rightful place in His church! He is the Head of the body, the church, and He is the King of His Kingdom! He must have the preeminence, or sovereign domain over His people, thereby bringing us into alignment and accordance with His plan in the earth. We must still pray, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…”
The theme four our (new) apostolic commission is “Repairing the Breach, Restoring the Streets.” Is. 58:12 is our theme verse in alignment with the Father’s Heart Family, but we are using Is. 61:4 for this year: “And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, and they repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations! Between Isa. 58:12 and 61:4, there are several R words: 1) Raise up, 2) Rebuild, 3) Repair, 4) Restore; We can add to that, 5) Renew, 6) Redeem, and 7) Refresh!!
We will be preparing the month of June as we continue in the vision and focus in on the beginning of this new season! We will be announcing some meetings soon, and looking forward to seeing certain cities in the region impacted with divine impartation and infusion! So, join with us in prayer and participation in seeing this new apostolic commission kicked off with a fervor that will ignite the apostolic company, that is, those who are connecting to our grace and apostleship for kingdom advancement, the apostolic congress, that is, apostles and prophets from various streams and assignments coming together to see apostolic councils and counsels for cities and churches that need repairing and restoring, and possibly, most importantly, the apostolic culture, the environment, the climate and the atmosphere being charged with a kingdom mandate!! It is with this that will truly bring about the church as a “Kingdom of Priests!”
BLESSINGS BE UPON THE ISRAEL OF GOD!
Jim and Pam Becton