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
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…”
Isa. 62:1,2;6,7;10-12- FOR ZION’S SAKE I will not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, UNTIL her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a NEW NAME, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
I HAVE SET WATCHMEN ON YOUR WALLS, O JERUSALEM: They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD , DO NOT KEEP SILENT, And give Him no rest TILL HE ESTABLISHES, AND TILL HE MAKES JERUSALEM A PRAISE IN THE EARTH.
Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, AND HIS WORK BEFORE HIM.'”
And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; And you shall be called Sought Out (After), A CITY NOT FORSAKEN.
Matt. 5:14- “You are the light of the world. A CITY THAT IS SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN.”
Gal. 4:19- My little children, for whom I labor in birth again UNTIL CHRIST IS FORMED IN YOU…
Hebrews 9:10- concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings,and fleshly ordinances UNTIL THE TIME OF REFORMATION. (NEW ORDER)
Heb. 12:22,23a- But you are come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH (CONGREGATION) OF THE FIRSTBORN WHO ARE REGISTERED IN HEAVEN,…
Isa. 4:1-6 – AND IN THAT DAY seven women (church systems) shall take hold of one man (Christ/apostle), saying, “We will eat our own food (teach our own doctrine) and wear our own apparel (Our own covering/order); only let us be called by Thy name,(co-habitate/false authority), To take away our reproach.” (rebellion/lawlessness) IN THAT DAY the Branch of the LORD (Christ in His church) shall be beautiful and glorious; And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped. And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy-everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
When The Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning (cleansing of the temple/house and baptism of fire), then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion (region/city of the Lord), and above her assemblies (local house/assembly), a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. FOR OVER ALL THE GLORY THERE WILL BE A COVERING. (defense or “canopy of protection”, or a covering.) And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.
IN THAT DAY…The Day of The Lord, the “Seventh day” 2 Thess. 1:10-12- …when He comes, IN THAT DAY, to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of The Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and The Lord Jesus Christ.
Titus 2:11-13- For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope (appearing of Christ in His saints) and glorious appearing (appearing of the glory) of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,…
PSALMS 87:1-3- HIS FOUNDATION IS IN THE HOLY MOUNTAINS. THE LORD LOVES THE GATES OF ZION MORE THAN ALL THE DWELLINGS OF JACOB. GLORIOUS THINGS ARE SPOKEN OF YOU, O CITY OF GOD! SELAH.
Beth-el does not only mean “house of God” but the “Gate of heaven!” When Jacob had his dream of a ladder set up on earth that reached to heaven and there angels were ascending and descending on it. Gen. 28:16-18 says, Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it!” And He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the GATE OF HEAVEN!”
To me, the spiritual significance of Jacob’s dream and ladder, is that many are ‘waking up’ from a dream of going to bed searching for God and their place, to an awareness that the Father is there, right in the midst of them! You may be waking up outside of the camp, so to speak, in a new situation that you are afraid! But you can find the house of God, not church as we have known it, but the place where the oil is flowing and covenant is established in the Father’s House!
The stone that he laid his head on became a ‘pillar’ where he poured the oil and where he made a vow to the LORD that brought the provision of the Lord to him! Gen. 28:21-22- “so that I come back to my Father’s house in peace, then the LORD will be my God. “And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will surely give a tenth to you.”
This is the present truth that church is moving from a feminine, passive gender where there is only comfort and solace and hope, but a place of the Father’s kingdom where the ecclesia becomes the “embassy” of the kingdom as the “Gate of heaven” on earth!
I. Tim. 3:15,16- but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how to conduct yourself in the house (hold) of God, which is the church of the living God, THE PILLAR AND GROUND OF THE TRUTH.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.