Ekklesia ARISE!

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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

Reigning in Life!

Reigning in Life… Romans 5:1-5,17 (NKJV)

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us….

Vs. 17- For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Pam and I were gone most of the day until early evening filled not just with excitement, but an expectancy that helped carry us through a long, arduous journey. This journey was not a trip, so to speak, it was actually the fulfillment of the last three months to the day of some important breakthroughs and increase, line upon line, and faith to faith and strength to strength! This last day of Sept., Sept 30, 2014!

Just when it seemed that this load might be too heavy, the Father God, the Father of spirits, released His life and His perseverance, His character, and His hope that does not disappoint, but causes His grace and life to abound in our lives and hearts. The outward demonstration of the physical is just a sign of the inward manifestation of Christ in US, the hope of glory. We seemed to be in a place where the cup was so full, that it could not be emptied to fill back up again. But His word and His Spirit knows when the “fullness of the times” is come and released to accomplish His desires and purposes.

There’s nothing like the “abundance of grace” and of the “gift of righteousness” which goes before you, not by your works or endeavors, but by His own purpose and grace that He has purposed and destined for you. We know “NOW IS THE TIME”, the SET TIME, for the favor of the LORD to come. (Ps. 102:13) Now is the awakening of the sons of God to arise, shake off the dust, and put on your strength, O Zion! (Isa. 52:1,2) The word Pam has had for years, to be “relieved” so you can be “released” into the fullness of the kingdom!

This release is not just some “theoretical”, high sounding, spooky spiritual non-sense,and soulish wish that now the time has come! This is the Sound of the Lord and the release of the captives. Now is the time to sieze the moment, not in the flesh, but with joy in tribulation, that ALL things work together for the good to those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. Many are called, but few are chosen. And the chosen must make their calling and election sure! When we stand on the sure foundation of Jesus Christ and walk in the newness of His life in us, we receive the “confirmation” and the “commission” for the new day in Christ! The day to “REIGN IN LIFE” through the One, Jesus Christ!

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer..(Rom. 12:10-12)

JB.

The Apostolic Career!

Jim Becton

1 Tim. 1:18-20- (Message)
I’m passing this work on to you, my son Timothy. The prophetic word that was directed to you prepared us for this. All those prayers are coming together now so you will do this well, fearless in your struggle, keeping a firm grip on your faith and on yourself. After all, this is a fight we’re in.
There are some, you know, who by relaxing their grip and thinking anything goes have made a thorough mess of their faith. Hymenaeus and Alexander are two of them. I let them wander off to Satan to be taught a lesson or two about not blaspheming.
Great passage from Paul concerning his son, Timothy, about keeping the faith and “waging the good warfare”- strateia- “the apostolic career”, which is where the real fight of faith is! The apostolic career is not just a “profession”, or saying I have 20 or 30 years in my career so I can now retire! No, the apostolic career is a lifestyle of spiritual “military service”, the apostolic career (as one of hardship and danger): — warfare.
This warfare is as a soldier serving in a military campaign; To Paul and Timothy it was executing the apostolate (the apostleship) with its arduous duties and functions, to contend with carnal inclinations. Go to War-fare. It is about dealing with the mindsets and strongholds that hold men in fear, religious traditions, and even heresies, or those being diverted from truth. When we see the apostolic as contending with carnal minds and inclinations, then we can understand what the “good fight of faith is.”
We will be looking at this more extensively over the next few weeks, as we prepare for our apostolic campaign beginning in the month of July. We will look at the scripture concerning the apostleship and how territories are where the greatest battles are, because men are “territorial!” The apostolic career is NOT something we choose, it is the calling and choosing of the Father that through apostolic fathering relationships, we can begin to take back the land through inheritance, blessing, and birthright. May we continue in “fighting the good fight of faith…”

Concerning, Continuing, and Considering!

Romans 1:1-5-  Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, CONCERNING HIS SON JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,…

Acts 28:30,31-  Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things CONCERNING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WITH ALL CONFIDENCE, NO ONE FORBIDDING HIM.

Acts 19:8-10-  And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading CONCERNING THE THINGS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.  And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

Acts 8:5,12-  Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them…But when they believed Philip as he preached the things CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, both men and women were baptized.

Acts 1:3- …to whom He (Jesus) also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and SPEAKING OF THE THINGS PERTAINING TO AND CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Acts 2:42-  AND THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLE’S DOCTRINE AND FELLOWSHIP, IN THE BREAKING OF BREAD, AND IN PRAYERS.

I. Co. 1:4-9-  I thank my God always CONCERNING YOU FOR THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS GIVEN TO YOU BY CHRIST JESUS, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  GOD IS FAITHFUL, BY WHOM YOU WERE CALLED INTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.

Heb. 3;1,2- Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, CONSIDER THE APOSTLE AND HIGH PRIEST OF OUR CONFESSION, CHRIST JESUS,  who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all his house.

Apostolic RELATIONAL Fathers!

It seems to me that “apostolic fathers” or spiritual fathers should not be such a ‘heavy reavy” today, something hard for many ministers or sons to understand!! Many will always bring up past hurts and abuses, but it is time to move on from the past, even “forgetting the things which are behind and reaching forward to the things which are ahead…” (Phill.3:13b)

It is a new day and a new ERA (E.merging R.elational A.postles) that there are those called to ‘father’ not from and old mindset but from a renewed mind of spirit and truth. To say we do not need this is to say that we do not need a vital truth that is strongly supported by scripture. Apostle Paul penned this powerful passage in I. Co. 4:14-16 under divine inspiration:

I. Co. 4:14-16 (Nasb)- I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For if you were to have ‘countless tutors’ ( instructors, boy-teachers, guides, coaches, mentors) in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.

I. Co. 4:14-15 (Message)- I’m not writing all this as a neighborhood scold just to make you feel rotten. I’m writing as a father to you, my children. I love you and want you to grow up well, not spoiled. There are a lot of people around who can’t wait to tell you what you’ve done wrong, but there aren’t many fathers willing to take the time and effort to help you grow up. It was as Jesus helped me proclaim God’s message to you that I became your father. I’m not, you know, asking you to do anything I’m not already doing myself.

The Order is Changing!

I. Samuel 3:1-3- Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare (precious) in those days; there was no widespread revelation (open vision). And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in His place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, and before the lamp (light) of God went out in the tabernacle of the LORD where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down…

I was awakened back up tonight with a burden for the shepherds, the pastors that have become weary and are 1) not hearing anything, and 2) not seeing anything! It has become a job, it has become a routine, it has become something that only on Sundays are they praying for the “eyes of their understanding (heart) to be opened, so that they may have the spirit of wisdom and revelation working in them and know the hope to which they have been called…” (Eph. 1:17,18)

The lamp, the fire, has come out in the house because many have refused to move on, they have become stagnated, and have lost sight and no longer hear the word of the Lord! The ark of God (the presence of God) , the true presence of the Lord, not just a shout or a song, but the “manifest” presence of the Lord is not there, He has departed, and you can’t find Him.

A NEW YOUNG THING (SAMUEL) IS LYING DOWN (RESTING IN THE LORD) WAITING ON THE VOICE OF THE LORD TO SPEAK, “SAMEUL, SAMUEL…” The true prophets, the seers, those who hear the voice of the Lord, are awakening, those who have not been tainted by previous moves or systems! The Word of the Lord will be a new, fresh thing in their mouths, WE HAVE NOT HEARD THIS WORD BEFORE! (I Sam. 3:6-12)

 

AWAKENING!

Apostolic teaching (not so much instructional as relational) fathers is going through an AWAKENING!”  An awakening is more than “revival”, it is a “raising up”, a RESToration of entering into HIS REST, where ALL things become NEW!  He’s not making all new things, He’s making all things New!  …Old things have passed away, and behold, All THINGS ARE BECOME NEW!  (Rev. 21:7b; 2 Co. 5:17)
There is a mandate, even in this forum and on this group, upon apostolic and prophetic fathers to “give birth” or literally, “labor in birth AGAIN, until Christ be formed in you!”  (Gal.4:19b)  The dawning of this 7th day is the same as the 3rd day in Christ, there is a “death, burial, and resurrection” taking place so that we understand our awakening is an “ascension” in Christ in the heavenlies…
Hosea 6:1-3 speaks of “…after two days will He revive us, and on (in) the third day He will raise us up to live in His sight…Then shall we know, if we follow on to KNOW (intimately, If we pursue) Him, His going forth is as the morning:  He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
How will He raise us up?  I believe the key is the middle dimension of what Paul the apostle wrote in Phil. 3:10-  “That I may know Him, 1) and the power of His resurrection and 2) the fellowship of His sufferings, 3) being conformed to HIS DEATH.”  I might ask again, “How are you fellow-shipping the mystery of His suffering?”  How have you died?  The third dimension is “being conformed to His death!  Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone.
 
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, it is our time to now pave and pioneer the way for the sons of God to come forth, but they can only follow the ones who have gone before them, to SHOW THEM THE WAY!  We must recover the generational blessing, from “generation to generation” so that the ancient lankmarks of our fathers be not removed!  We must be ready to “father”, to generate, be a source, be-come a father” so that all that’s needed for the “third generation” of sons can come forth.!!!
To be continued…
 
 

Apostolic Fathers Today!

Clearly the Father God is revealing Himself through the knowledge of the Son of God!  Jesus said in Matt. 11:27- ”  All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father.  Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”
Jesus then said in St. John 14:23- “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;  and My Fa…ther will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode (home) with him.”  John said in I John 2:22,23-  “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?  He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.  Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either;  he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”
The pattern in the Godhead that reveals the order of relationships in the Spirit is the order of “Fathers and Sons!”  Today, there has returned an emphasis on relationships that are birthed our of relationship with our “heavenly Father” through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus said in John 14:6- “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father  except through Me.”
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.
Now today, many are jumping on the bandwagon of “apostleship” but many are not embracing the “Fathering” heart of our God!  Many apostles are building networks and wanting “pastors” to join their network as a “covering” but once again instead of relational authority it is “positional authority!”  They are wanting to be apostles “over churches” but it is viewed more as an “organization” than as a spiritual operation of the Holy Ghost.  It will not work in this New Day and New ERA because the “new wine simply cannot be put in an old wineskin.’
The classic text found in I. Co. 4:15 simply defines the difference in the styles of leadership today:  “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.”  There must again be a “birthing” of these relationships that clearly demonstrate “father and son” in the order of God!
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.”
The bottom line must be who is “representing” the Father by maturing and being called an “apostolic father” and where are the sons that are crying out, “Father, Father” as mature sons who are about their Father’s business!  If the apostolic is not linked to fathering, it is a ‘false start’ and cannot produce true sons in the faith that will be one with their father!  This is the pattern in the heavenlies that must be revealed in the earth!
I once heard a man of God say,” If you are an apostle, and you are not “apostle-lyzing” (not proselytizing) LOL, (that is, becoming a father by relating to sons), you may be “called” to be an apostle, but have not been “commissioned” as an apostle.”  True apostles will be first and foremost fathers whose hearts will be “turned” to sons, or children, and the hearts of many children will be turned to “their” fathers. (Mal. 4;5.6)
Jesus said in John 14:7- “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also;  and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”