THE RETURN OF THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH, GOD’S PRODIGAL SON

Luke 15:11-32 (Nothing New Under the Sun)

Because sincere hearts are diligently seeking our God, His Holy Spirit is uncovering long hidden treasures through His Word, blessings that run His believers down and overtake our lives. Truly there is nothing new under the sun. Earlier this year, as I sat in our God’s presence, looking over the condition of the Body of Christ, I saw something beautiful in its making. I share what I saw and heard afresh:

In Luke 15:14-32, Jesus shares the parable of the prodigal son. This younger of two sons makes the request and receives his inheritance early. Motivated by his sense of entitlement and immature stubbornness, he leaves home, only to squander his fortune among people who had no covenant connection to his father or family. Only after suffering miserably under the weight of his foolish decisions, this wayward son comes to himself (acknowledges his foolishness and its effects on his life), and returns to the love, safety, and provision of his father.

This is wayward son is a type and shadow of the condition of believers today. Though we are God’s people, called to follow the guidance of His Word (Scripture/Jesus) and Holy Spirit, we find ourselves struggling under that weight of our own self-willed decisions, made with limited human understanding, which is affected by lust and pride (1 John 2:16).

May believers all over the world, come to understand that the Church IS the prodigal son of God, that He is returning to Himself; Hallelujah!

OUR STRATEGIC GOD ALWAYS HAS A PLAN

Watchmen all over the world, we must not be moved by what we see or hear. We must only be moved by the character, nature, Love, Truth, power and authority of our God! Our God has an already completed plan and a method; neither of which can be altered nor terminated. It was indeed finished at Calvary, even before the laying of the foundation of the earth! I share afresh what our Lord spoke to me:

My people enjoyed several years of unprecedented prosperity, which I allowed. I allowed it because the prosperity message got bigger than the Message of the Cross. It got bigger than the Message of the Blood of Jesus. It got bigger than the Message of the Name of Jesus. It got bigger than the Message of Crucifixion of the flesh, and the need to walk in My Love, and live My Word.

My people’s much-pleaded request for prosperity was granted; however, it brought leanness to the souls of many. As it is written, the cares of life and the deception of riches choked out the voice and faith of My Word. Because faith in Me comes by the heart hearing of My Word, My people abandoned their faith in Me, and began to depend on their own persons, abilities, resources, and accomplishments.

During this time of great prosperity, the structure of the Church was predominately pastorally led. As I return the Church to Myself, I change the structural flow of the church. I am raising up My apostolic, prophetic church. I raise up apostles (My sons who are fathers, builders, spiritual architects), prophets (My sons who speak My heart and declare My will, establishing order), evangelists (My sons who spread My Message of Salvation, healing and deliverance), pastors (My sons who shepherd My people), and teachers (My sons who lay and build solid faith with My Truth). I anoint them to work together, as I turn the hearts of My people back to Myself.

Spiritual transition is likened to moving from one house to another, wherein things hidden are exposed. So it is with this change. Like the children of Israel, My people had to discover what was in their own hearts. My people have discovered they are liars, manipulators, cheats, fornicators, adulterers and idolators without Me, they have discovered they cannot accomplish My will, or do any true good, without Me. I am not angry, knowing they are no match for satan. I have made all provision for My people to walk as more than conquerors in Jesus The Christ, if they will humble themselves, repent and follow Him.

Spiritual transition is likened to moving from one house to another, wherein things thought lost or stolen, begin to resurface. So it is with this change. Gifts, talents, and resources, once thought lost are being restored to the lives of My people. These things were not lost or stolen; I allowed them to be hidden in darkness, buried as seeds to produce the harvest that is to come, at its appointed time. Now is the time to return to Me; prepare for My Holy Visitation. There is much to be done.

THE FATHER IS CALLING HIS SONS BACK TO HIMSELF!

Once again, our God is raising up apostolic/prophetic gifts anointed to call His people back to Himself. He is restoring His fatherly spirit in the hearts of His leaders to be fit coverings for His people, leaders who love and teach His people, His will, His way, with His heart and character. His sons/fathers (apostolic/prophetic gifts) sow and plant with His heart and commitment turning the disobedient to the righteous, the rebellious to the submitted, the spiritually immature to pillars, and the morally destitute to Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus The Christ (Luke 1:17).

Though the Church has walked away from our Father’s House and squandered our inheritance on temporal worldly things that pass away with time and use, our faithful, loving God is calling us all, His sons back home. We will watch as the sons of God, members comprising the Body of Christ rise up together in His faith, anointing, authority and power. It is written, and it shall come to pass, in Jesus name (Ephesians 4)! WE AGREE WITH OUR GOD!

ZION IS AWAKING!

Watchmen all over the world, our strategic God is awaking His people. The eyes of the understanding of the multitudes are being opened to His Truth. Sudden outpourings of His revelation knowledge is filling the hearts and minds of His people; the Church of Jesus The Christ is shaking off the graveclothes of the ways of the world.

Let us praise our God as we discover individually and corporately His Truth that “no good thing dwells in the flesh.” We are discovering the Truth that “apart from our God, we can accomplish no good thing!” We are discovering the Truth that “every Word our God has uttered is pure, undefiled Truth.” We are discovering the Truth that “we truly are more than conquerors in Jesus The Christ, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King!”

Watchmen all over the world, let us be diligent to stand, decreeing and declaring the will of our God. Let us join in with the Holy Spirit and the heavenly host as we call out to Zion, “AWAKE, AWAKE TO OUR GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS AND BE RESTORED IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR GOD!”

The Church of Jesus The Christ is a sincere prayer of repentance away from the greatest outpouring of our God’s grace to date! Watchmen all over the world, let us pray that our God’s Holy Spirit pour out His loving conviction in ways that cannot be resisted, in Jesus name.

MOST BELOVED FATHER GOD,

We thank You for breathing on us afresh and opening Your Word to us the more. Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun. Thank You for deeper truths, revelation knowledge, and spiritual understanding of how to accomplish Your will, Your way. Thank You for forgiving us for walking away from You and being satisfied with so little, when You have provided us with everything that pertains to life and godliness. You have commanded that we be blessed. Thank You for allowing us to suffer under our own foolishness, that we may learn to be led of Your Word and Your Holy Spirit of Love and Truth.

Father, You have said that You give us wisdom, power and authority to get wealth, so that we can do our part to assure all understand Your covenant to protect and provide for Your people. Thank You for exposing the traps that lead us to love money, influence, other people, and the trappings of the world, above You. Thank You that we are coming to ourselves and returning to You and to Your Word.

Thank You Father for awaking Your sleeping Giant, the Church of Jesus The Christ. Thank You for revealing all we need to know, by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You that we see the Body of Christ coming together, in Your Love, Truth, authority, and power. Thank You that we will see mass repentance and conversions. Thank You that our children are being used to heal, deliver and set others free. Thank You for transforming, conforming, and restoring our lives, for the revelation knowledge that we are Your sons.  We are the BODY of The Christ, working in the earth!

Father, we join the Holy Spirit and the Bride, declaring, “Manifest, sons of the Most-High God, manifest! Even so come Lord Jesus!” Father God, we love You so dearly. We watch with great expectation, to see Your hand moving in the land of the living. Do all that is in Your heart, today and every day. We will be faithful to give You the glory, honor, and praise. In Jesus name, we pray.

Amen, amen, and it is so!

 

 

Author: Watchman L. R. Sharpe

L. R. Sharpe, Founder and President of Gethsemane House Ministries, Inc. and The Gathering of His Watchmen International Prayer Alliance, has served in many ministerial capacities. She has earned a graduate degree in Human Services Counseling, with an Executive Leadership cognate. The teachings and mercies of Christ learned through the struggles, failures, and victories of her journey qualifies the message and the messenger. Obedience to the instruction, “After you are converted, strengthen your brother” has given birth to the call to share the lessons learned. Minister Sharpe’s heartfelt desire is that we all grow up unified, strong, and undefeatable in Christ, and that we develop into His full stature through His love, just as our Heavenly Father desires.

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