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)

 

Watchmen on the Wall!

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,…

 

 

APOSTOLIC KINGDOM ALIGNMENT

We are in a return to biblical, apostolic kingdom administration of the government of God through:

1) apostles (Steersmen)
2)  elders  (Shepherds)
3) deacons. (Servants)

These are the threefold gifts of administrations coming in place to help apostolic-based regional equipping centers, churches, and fellowships come into alignment with the kingdom of God!

Eph. 3:8,9-  To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, AND TO MAKE ALL SEE WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP (stewardship/administration) OF THE MYSTERY, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;

Phil.1:1-5-  PAUL and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, TO ALL THE SAINTS IN CHRIST JESUS WHO ARE IN PHILLIPPI, WITH THE BISHOPS (overseers) and DEACONS;  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,…

 

I Co. 12:28-  And God has set (appointed) these in the church:
1) Apostles- Overseeing apostles
2) Prophets-  Apostolic prophets
3) Teachers-  Teaching apostles
AFTER THAT
:
MIRACLES-  wonder-workers
GIFTS OF HEALINGS-  then those with ability to heal the sick
HELPS-  helpers/servants
GOVERNMENTS-  administrators/stewards
VARIETIES OF TONGUES-  different (unknown) tongues
 
I. Timothy 1:11,12-  according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my entrust.  And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,…(setting me in His service)
 
JB
 
 

APOSTOLIC COMMISSION AND THE NUMBER “38”!

I have been sharing on our (new) apostolic commission for our assignment concerning this year!  If you remember, I shared last time that this June 7, 2012, is “38” years since my car accident at the age of 17 that ushered me into a brand new life and experience!  I was in a Shreveport, La. for 30 days, and the Lord appeared to me and made known my calling and things that I would experience upon embracing His call of ministry, or service, to the body of Christ!  For many years I could not speak of these things, and only when Pam and I were “set apart” unto our apostolic work in 1998/99, did He begin to reveal the heart of the Father in things He showed me.

Since that time, every July begins an apostolic commission as it relates to the apostolic call, career, campaign, company, and commission for our assignment that overlaps two years, hence ,(NEW) Apostolic Commission 2012/2013!!  Ironically, this past Sunday, June 3, we ministered in a fellowship in Deer Park that was founded in 1974, being “38” years ago.  I was sharing on our apostolic commission going back to my call 38 years ago, and the Lord quickened me to go to Luke 5  to the story of the man who had an infirmity for “38” years!

Luke 5:1-5-  After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now there is in Jerusalen by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.  In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.  For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water;  then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.  Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.

You know the story, Jesus asked him, “Do you want to be made whole, or well?”  It would seem like an obvious question, except the answer reveals his mindset of being there thirty-eight years!  He begins to explain that he had no one to put him in the water when the angel came and stirred the waters, that everytime, someone would get in to the pool just before him.  But in verse 5, Jesus said, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”  And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.  And that day was the Sabbath.

The key to the question and answer was, that he did not need any man to help him into the pool, because THE MAN, the Man Christ Jesus, had showed up to heal him.  There was no need any longer for an angel to come down and stir up the waters!   Now, verse 2 is interesting, because that the pool was by the “Sheep Gate” in Jerusalem, or the gate that pertains to sheep!  Jesus was once again showing that He had compassion on those who were like “sheep without a shepherd!”  It is a day for the sheep, or the saints, to be made whole, or well, healed, delivered, and totally set free from their past bondages and mindsets.

The pool was called “Bethesda”, which means “Place of Outpouring”, or “House of Grace.”  The number “38” itself has connotations for “an opportunity for the glory of God, His glorious grace, to manifest!”  The pool itself had “five porches”, five being the number for grace and representing the “fivefold ministry”, or five facets of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher of Eph. 4:11.  As we shared this message, the Father began to reveal what He was doing in that fellowship, the pastor, who is the founder of the church, has been in the hospital for several weeks, and the elders and church have been continuing on, believing the Lord to fulfill their destiny in Him!

I believe the Father is desiring for us to have understanding of what is happening in this hour!  It is important that we see that He is opening up a “door” or an opportunity for the word!  He is ready to close the doors behind us, and bring about this ‘apostolic’ shift in those that can continue in Him.  We are joining our hearts in agreement with all those who are coming into alignment with heaven and who are embracing the “heavenly vision” to reclaim full apostolic power and authority in the earth realm today.  This is our commission for this new assignment and new alignment for what is coming forth!  Are you ready to let go of all that is behind you, and press onward unto the “high calling of God in Christ Jesus?”

Rev. 3:8-  “I know your works.  See, I have this day set before you an open door, and no one can shut it;  for you have a little strength, have kept my word, and have not denied by name.”

BLESSINGS,

JIM & PAM BECTON