I love the renewed emphasis on the clarification of apostles today, their heart, function, and Sonship! I talk with ministry relationships almost every day, both prophets and apostles, and the timing for understanding apostles and prophets is crucial! I was talking with my friend, Apostle Michael Fram recently, and when he joined me in our group, Apostolic Teaching Fathers!, five year ago, it was still a big deal to identify and clarify apostles!
I found we were one of the first groups on Facebook, as many mature apostles and prophets stated when becoming a part of the group, to deal with the issues of true and false apostles! Not only that, but how to recognize emerging apostles and see the process that it takes to mature from Sonship to Apostleship, as well as the true shift from a prophet to an apostle!
We also shared about the “heart of the Father” that true apostles must have and the accompanying signs of much perseverance and signs and wonders, as Apostle Paul mentioned in 2 Co. 12:12! And not just signs and wonders and miracles of healing and manifestation of gifts, but enduring the process of being called, challenged, chosen, confirmed, and commissioned in Christ as a Holy calling!
We shared a great article concerning this today from a true prophetic voice in the land today and Apostolic leader of “Heart of the Father” Ministry in Lakeland,FL., Jeremiah Johnson. In the last five years or so, we have seen a great swing of the pendulum from not only prophets becoming apostles, but many self appointed apostles from pastoral ministry just because they started more than one church or were prophesied by some one that they were an apostle!
In my conversations and dialogues, I sense that the restoration of these things must become complete and full, so we can emerge into this Third Great Awakening and Reformation! As we sit at tables and coffee and talk with leaders and ministry sons regularly , the key to this maturing of the ages is the “hearts of the Fathers” being restored and turned to the Sons and the “hearts of the Sons” turned to ‘their’ fathers… (Malachi 4:5,6)
A very real key as well is we are growing in “kingdom” Awakening and awareness, that we’re not here to build big churches, but to proclaim and manifest the kingdom of God in earth, and Christ will build His Ekklesia! As the church of Jesus Christ becomes truly an organic, relational family that lives out the kingdom in everyday life, centers and focuses on His Life and power, we are become His Arising Army that manifests the many-membered body and Sons of God in glory! Thank God for this new day!
Originally posted on Mario Murillo Ministries:
Today, in a closely watched case a pastor who was arrested for preaching the Gospel went before a judge. The Judge dropped all charges. That is great but the outrage among many unchurched people and the unity that this…
I’m kinda glad I haven’t been much available the last week or so on facebook except for some personal things on my trip to Arkansas! I love dialogue and discussion on things concerning the kingdom and I believe we must be very flexible yet cautious not to label everything heretical or satanic just because it’s outside our scriptural comfort zone! I believe I can say as much or more than many of you, I love the veracity of the scriptures and consider myself a purist in the written word. I was raised and brought up in the authority of the scriptures, and of the “man of God!” (2 Tim.3:16) The man Christ Jesus in all of his humanity as well as His divinity, was the center of it all as the son of man as well as the Son of God! (I. Tim. 3:16: I. Tim. 2:5)
In light of controversies going on still concerning the kingdom, the “fall” of several high profile ministries, as well as the passing of several prophets and teachers of a couple of generations past, we still look at things as “good and bad” rather than seeing the reality of the humanity of those that carry the gospel! I’m not at all justifying the wrongs and failures of the flesh, but I also believe we are mostly hypocritical when we still look past our own sins and shortcomings in our own spirits, as well as the flesh! We justify ourselves while we still move and flow in our gifting, expecting everyone to receive and honor what we “do” in the Lord! What about our mistakes from the past, what about the wrongs we’ve done in ministry in our own immaturity, but our Father did give us the grace to go on and grow even though many times we were blinded by our own imaginations?!?
We all understand the “gifts and calling are without repentance” or are irrevocable, which means the “the gift is God’s and we are but flesh or human!” Yet we are “spirit beings” which is why we have gifts and abilities from our creator and we live in a human body and have human experiences. That doesn’t disqualify us from not only “used” by God, but loved by Him. While we were yet sinners, He loved us and He doesn’t love us any less now. (Romans 5:8-10) Why don’t we just follow the admonition of just one example of a passage of scripture by our believed apostle Paul, to the Corinthians:
I. Cor. 4:1-5- Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or even by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know nothing against myself, yet I am not hereby justified by this: but He who judges me is the Lord. Vs. 5- THERFORE JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME, UNTIL THE LORD COMES, WHO WILL BOTH BRING TO LIGHT THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DARKNESS AND REVEAL THE COUNSELS (motives) OF THE HEARTS. THEN EACH ONE’S PRAISE WILL COME FROM GOD…
Father, forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness and “let us lay aside every weight, and (the sin) which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” (Heb. 12:1b)
I. John 1:7- But if we walk in the light as He is light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
GRACE AND PEACE,
Originally posted on Mario Murillo Ministries:
There is a widespread spirit of heaviness on God’s people. It is a crushing weight of care. It is battle-fatigue from the constant shelling of bad news. The media barks, “We interrupt this bad news to give you more…
Originally posted on Sons of Issachar:
Mike Parsons with Jeremy Westcott – Blameless Innocence Let’s celebrate God! He lavished every blessing heaven has upon us in Christ! He associated us in Christ before the fall of the world! Jesus is God’s mind made up about us! He always…
Young and old apostles alike, fathers and sons, before you leave 2018, I would encourage you to study and observe I. TIM. 1:18:
“This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, THAT BY THEM YOU MAY WAGE THE GOOD WARFARE, Greek strateia- “military service” i.e. (fig.) The apostolic career (as one of hardship and danger);
▪to serve in a military campaign; to execute the apostolate (with its arduous duties and functions), to contend with carnal inclinations; a soldier, ( go to) war-fare…
☆”strateia”is a root word from where we get our English word strategy- “strategos” which means “a general…”
▪a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim;
▪the art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle.
▪a plan for military operations and movements during a war or battle…