Tag: grace and truth
As we did an update today on the event, Father spoke to my heart to change it from “rising” to an apostolic command “ARISE!!” Rising is definitely a process and the Ekklesia has been in that transition, but now it is time to have a “Resurrection!” It means a “raising up, a “standing up again”, a making WHOLE!
In the days of the restoration of all things, restore means to “repair, to set in order, to complete.” Ps. 102:13- You will arise and have mercy upon Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.
As we enter into this new Era of the Ekklesia, the corporate overcomer and representative of the kingdom, we will Arise and stand on our feet, taking our place in the army of the Lord!
Ezekiel 37:10- So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath (the breath of life) came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, AN EXCEEDINGLY GREAT ARMY…
Yours for the kingdom,
Jim and Pam
The Mystery revealed through the kingdom!
In reference to what the LORD is saying today concerning Houston, we are beginning to see the “end of the old” and the “beginning of the new!” (Is. 42:9; 43:18,19) Linking the revealing of the secret, or the mystery of God from Amos 3:7,8 and Rev. 10:7, then comparative to the principle of fulfillment (sevens) with Rev. 11:15; 12:10-12; Acts 3;21; Co. 1:13; Heb. 12:27,28)
Amos 3:7,8 (NKJV)- Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals (To uncover, reveal, open, lay …bare, strip away, denude, expose, disclose, unveil) His secret (mystery) to His servants, the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken? Who can but prophesy?
Rev. 10:7 (NKJV)- …but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, AS HE DECLARED TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.
Rev. 11:15 (Message)- The seventh angel trumpeted (sounded). A crescendo of (loud) voices in heaven sang out, ‘The kingdom of the world is now the kingdom of our God (Lord) and His Messiah (Christ): He will rule forever and ever.
Rev. 12:10-12 (message)- Then I heard a strong voice out of heaven saying, Salvation and power are established: kingdom of our God, authority of His Messiah: The Accuser of our brothers and sisters thrown out, who accused them day and night before God. They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren’t in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ. So rejoice, O heavens, and all who live there, but doom to earth and sea, For the devil’s come down on you with both feet, he’s had a great fall; He’s wild and raging with anger, he hasn’t much time and he knows it.
Acts 3;20,21- and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive (hold) until the ‘times of restoration’ of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world (time) began.
Col. 1:13, 14 (Message)- God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of His Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating.
He. 12:28,29 (Message)- Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakeable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is no an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and He won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God Himself is FIRE!!!
The true meaning of revival or awakening, is to be raised from the dead! Apostolic leaders today, whether prophets or teachers, have learned how to die, that is, they have been “hidden with Christ in God and when Christ who is our life appears (is revealed) so shall we appear (be revealed) with Him in glory.” (Col. 3:1-4) You are DEAD to your ambitions and agendas, and made alive to Christ with His assignments and alignments in your life and ministry!!!
Apostolic Fathers Today!
Therefore today the key to relationships in “Fatherhood and Sonship.” Once again, Jesus demonstrated that in His sonship to the Father. Heb. 3:1,6- Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him to who appointed Him,… but Christ as a SON over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
Many are shouting “Apostle, apostle” today but where are the true sons, or “the son” that reflects and reveals the pattern found in heaven through the Father and the Son! Instead of trying to “cover” pastors and churches by networking, there should be a Fathering heart of God and a “spirit of sonship” with a crying out of “Father, Father!” Paul went on to say in I. Co. 4: 17 concerning His son in the faith, “For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.”
Apostolic Regional Ministry
STEWARDSHIP OF AN APOSTLESHIP!
Pam and I are so thankful that the Father has entrusted to us as ambassadors of Christ the ministry and word of reconciliation. We understand that we have been given this to carry out the hidden wisdom in a …mystery, that is, to those that He sends us to and receives us!
Romans 1:5- Through Him ( Christ) we have received ‘grace and Apostleship’ for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
I Co. 9:17- For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have still been entrusted with a stewardship.
Gal. 1:15,16a- But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME,…
Col. 1:25- of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, TO FULFILL THE WORD OF GOD.
Is there really a “GRACE CONTROVERSY?!?
Since the “old man” ( old husband-the law) is dead, “the woman” (body of Christ) is freed from the Law, being married to Christ! The only way to “Fall From Grace” is to attempt to be JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW. (Gal. 5:4) That is, to try through ‘physical’ requirements to please God, rather than what Gal 5:5 says, “For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.”
Then, the only way to be estranged from Christ, is to do what Jude spoke of in verse 4- For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the GRACE OF GOD INTO LEWDNESS and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
To do this, you have to “intentionally and willfully” walk away from the “true grace” of God through Christ Jesus, who “teaches us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age,…
So, seeing that the GRACE OF GOD is the “divine favor and empowerment” of the Lord Jesus Christ to overcome sin, there is really no “condemnation, compromising, and controversy” concerning this abundant grace in Christ! You cannot separate the grace of God from the TRUTH!
John 1:16,17- And of His fullness we have all received, and GRACE UPON (for) GRACE. For the law was given through Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH came through Jesus Christ.
Finally, if all true believers and sons of God, come not only to the cross but ‘through’ the cross, they will realize that they are delivered from sin and death, and no longer want to give it any place in their lives, living victoriously through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Local Church Leadership and Presbytery!
THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE KINGDOM!
Acts 20:24,25 (Esv)- But I do not account my life of any value or as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, TO TESTIFY TO THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD. And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the KINGDOM will see my face no more.
Paul, the apostle, was addressing the elders in the church at Ephesus in this passage in Acts 20, and exhorting them with the word of the Lord! He went on to tell them that he was “innocent from the blood of all men, and he had not shunned to declare to them the whole or full counsel of God!”(vs. 26,27) Then, in verse 28, he gives personal instructions to the elders: Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed (shepherd and care for) the church of God, which He purchased or obtained with His own blood.
It’s interesting that Paul linked the “grace of God” and the “kingdom ” together! And what he told the elders could only be accomplished or done through the grace, or the empowering ability of God! The kingdom of God and Christ is not some legalistic laws and rules of man, but is established in the hearts of men through grace and truth !John 1:17- The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came or was realized by and through Jesus Christ
The proclaiming, or preaching of the kingdom, comes through personal loss and genuine humility in walking in the things of God. We do not go forth in our own strength or power, but in His authority! The kingdom is not in word, but in power. (1 Co. 4:20) 2 Tim. 1:8,9- Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of the Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not according to our works but because of HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE,…
His kingdom and His grace is revealed in His own purpose and destiny in us. It truly is not about “us” but about what He’s already accomplished in His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus! You may be going through things that you never imagined, but by and through His grace and purpose, you will see His glory and power and kingdom revealed!!
Heb. 12:27,28- Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.