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The (New) Apostolic Campaign 2013/2014! (Pt. 1)

We are in the final week of the first half of this year, but for Pam and I, it is the END of an ERA, as we know it, to almost a generation of ministry as we begin our new mandate to launch the (New) apostolic campaign for July/2013 to June/2014!!!
I wrote about it earlier in the month and I believe we all sense the END of a SEASON that has STRETCHED us sometimes seemingly beyond measure, but the …LORD is FAITHFUL!!  Faithful is He that calls you, who also will do it. (I. Thess. 5:24)
I am entering into my “40th” year since my divine encounter with the Lord in June of 1974 and 30 days in a Shreveport, La. hospital.  Pam and I will be married “30” years on Sept. 3, and we have lived in Houston coming up on “10” years in August!  It appears to be very significant since the Lord has given us the “theme” and vision for the apostolic campaign beginning in July:   GRACE AND APOSTLESHIP-  GIDEON’S 300!  (The CALLED AND CHOSEN AND FAITHFUL!  ( THE COMMISSIONED ONES!”)
This GRACE and APOSTLESHIP (Romans 1:5) that we have received from the Lord Jesus is to “testify to the gospel of the grace of God” and to the “word of His grace.” (Acts 20:24,32)  Many are called, but few are chosen!  And then, within the chosen, is a completion of the vision, the FAITHFUL!  These are the commissioned ones, the one’s who have withstood the test and remained diligent and faithful to the Father!
GIDEON’S 300 IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE COMMISSIONED ONES OF AN APOSTOLIC COMPANY, TO COME TOGETHER AS “ONE MAN” WITH HIS VISION!  To those who are not afraid, and to those who have drank water from the hand (received the alignment of the Father), will have victory over the enemies of the Lord!
This week we will be sharing about the apostolic campaign from Gideon’s 300- 10×30! Pray with us, that over the next “three months” the Father will establish this year as the year of His divine appointment and favor for the new assignment and provision for the apostolic commission of Jesus Christ!  There are those the Lord is calling to connect to the “300”!  That will signify an agreement of a completion of 10 years in Houston and 30 years of marriage for a Brand “New Beginning and apostolic commission” for this next year! (Thus 10 X 30)
BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!

NOT MANY FATHERS…

Caught part of an interview with a young man named “Daniel Kolenda” last night, the successor to  Reinhard Bonnke, the great evangelist to Africa and founder of ” Christ for all Nations.”  (CFAN)
He was sharing how he was called to be a spiritual son to Bonnke, and with no connection naturally such as a family member, beginning in the mail room at the ministry warehouse, Bonnke became his Father …in ministry!
I shared last week on the verse in I Co. 4:15 concerning YOU HAVE NOT MANY FATHERS!  The Father/Son order has been just as controversial or more than the so-called “hyper Grace” message.  I have been praying about writing on this, and felt confirmation to this last night.
I. Co 4:15-  For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers;  for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  ( I became your father through the gospel.)
Was Paul saying, a ministry son can have more than one spiritual father, or was he saying there are not enough fathers in succession to build generationally?  In the text of the scriptures, Paul is addressing the church at Corinth as being birthed in Father/Son order because he was sending Timothy his son, who will remind them of his ways in Christ, as he teaches everywhere in every church.  (Vs. 17)
It seems that many do still not get this passage, you can have many instructors ( mentors/tutors) who can influence you in ministry, but if you are called as a “ministry son” to a spiritual father, you will be birthed, trained, equipped, and empowered through that father to fulfill your ministry! 
Today men change spiritual fathers like people change churches, getting upset over something the pastor does!  I have been impacted by “other” spiritual fathers, but I have “one” ministry father!  The reason we do not have “many fathers” is because we have not been built on the proper foundation of apostles and prophets, and we have not had fathers in succession because of the lack of synergy in fathers and sons to pass the generational blessing to the third, even the fourth generation. 
2 Tim. 2:2-  And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit (entrust) these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 
(I know there could be much discussion on this, please keep your comments positive, even if you disagree.  No debate desired by this post, but do feel free to share your thoughts or differences!)
Thanks,  JB.