Building in our God’s Apostolic Love

(The Necessity of a Christ-Like Love Walk)

Watchmen all over the world, we must understand we are God’s apostolic, prophetic seers and intercessors for this hour. We must understand we are builders, co-laborers with our God, His Word (Scripture/Jesus), and His Holy Spirit. We watch, pray, decree, declare, and command, as we work with our God to further His kingdom (His way of ruling and operating) in the earth.

WE UNDERSTAND WE ACCOMPLISH ALL GOOD
BY FAITH IN OUR GOD
As God’s apostolic, prophetic watchmen, we understand faith in our God is the supernatural material used by heaven to produce the things we petition Him for, in accordance His Person, Word, and Holy Spirit. Faith in our God is the spiritual force that deploys heaven’s forces to oversee and enforce the things we decree and declare over, demand and command from the works over which
Jesus Christ is Lord.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We understand genuine faith is unwavering persuasion, conviction, and confidence in someone or something. We understand all that we bring into manifestation in the earth, heaven produces with the spiritual material of faith in our God. Faith in our God ignites the Sword and Shield of His Word. Our God’s Word spoken in faith in Him activates the heavenly host in behalf of humanity. We understand our God loves us, but is only pleased with us, as we trust Him with unwavering faith:

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Apostolic people understand that building our faith in our God through the study and application of His Word (with Jesus Christ as our Example), along with faith in the guidance of His Holy Spirit are imperative if we are to build alongside our God, in accordance to HIS will, way, and specifications.

WE UNDERSTAND FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
GO HAND IN HAND

James 2:19-20 (AMP) 19 You believe that God is one; you do well to believe that. The demons also believe that, and shudder and bristle in awe-filled terror; they have seen His wrath! 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish spiritually shallow person, that faith without good works is useless?

Apostolic people understand it is not enough to simply confess, sing, and dance about how much we believe in and love our God. Our God’s expectation is that we live like we have unwavering confidence in the Truth of who He says He is, and that He is able and willing to do all He promises (for us and others).

WE UNDERSTAND OUR GOD’S FAITH REQUIRES
WE LOVE OTHERS WITH HIS LOVE TO WORK

Galatians 5:6 (KJV) For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Apostolic people understand the need to walk in and do all things in the Love of our God, as His Holy Spirit leads. We understand that the keeping of the law and the fulfillment of works produce nothing valuable in the eyes of our God, when accomplished outside of the working of our faith in Him through
His Love.

WE UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR GOD’S LOVE IS
Watchmen, we live in a world when people claim to do many things for our God. However, when we take a closer look at all that is being and has been done, we must ask if we truly “see” His Love in operation in our lives and others?

1 Corinthians 13:4-9 (AMP)
(1) Our God’s Love working through us endures with patience and serenity,
(2) Our God’s Love working through us is kind and thoughtful
(3) Our God’s Love working through us is not jealous or envious
(4) Our God’s Love working through us does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.
(5) Our God’s Love working through us is not rude;
(6) Our God’s Love working through us is not self-seeking,
(7) Our God’s Love working through us is not provoked, nor overly sensitive and easily angered
(8) Our God’s Love working through us does not take into account a wrong endured.
(9) Our God’s Love working through us does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth (when right and truth prevail).
(10) Our God’s Love working through us bears, endures all things without weakening, regardless of what comes (under the guidance of the Holy Spirit)
(11) Our God’s Love working through us believes all things, looking for the best in each one (under the guidance of the Holy Spirit)
(12) Our God’s Love working through us hopes all things, remaining steadfast during difficult times(under the guidance of the Holy Spirit).
(13) Our God’s Love working through us never fails
(14) Our God’s Love working through us it never fades nor ends.

JESUS’S WARNING TO ALL BELIEVERS
Our Savior, Lord, King, and coming Messiah clearly issued a warning to all who follow Him (yesterday, today, and tomorrow):

Matthew 24:7-14 (NLT) 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. 9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 10 And many will turn away from Me and betray and hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the LOVE OF MANY WILL GROW COLD. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the
end will come.

Jesus provides believers with warnings to make us aware of the tricks of satan and the weakness and foolishness of the flesh nature. We understand the need to be alert and sober-minded, watching for ourselves, as we watch for others.

THE APOSTOLIC UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO
EXAMINE OURSELVES

2 Corinthians 13:5 (NLT) Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you
have failed the test of genuine faith.

How do we know if we truly believe our God? Our faith in and love towards our God flow hand in hand with our submission and obedience to His Word (Scripture and Jesus). Jesus asks, “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not practice what I tell you (Luke 6:46; Amp)?” He also says, “If you really love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments (John 14:15; Amp).”

Apostolic people understand that our God exposes the workings of flesh and unfaithfulness through His Apostle Paul:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 But understand this, that in the last days, dangerous times of great stress and trouble will come, difficult days that will be hard to bear. For people will be:

(1) Lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused],
(2) Lovers of money [impelled by greed],
(3) Boastful, conceited, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane,
(4) Unloving, devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane
(5) Irreconcilable,
(6) Malicious gossips,
(7) Devoid of self-control, intemperate, immoral, brutal, reckless,
(8) Haters of good, traitors,
(9) Lovers of sensual pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Holding to a form of outward godliness (religion), although they have denied its power, for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith. Avoid such people and
keep far away from them.

Our God left us many standards (in His Word; Scripture and Jesus) to measure His character, nature, will and ways. We understand our need to repent quickly when any seed of corruption is found in us.

WE UNDERSTAND FAITH IN OUR GOD GRANTS US
ACCESS TO HIS UNCONDITIONAL, UNFAILING LOVE

Romans 5:2-5 (NLT) 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

We have no excuse for not walking in our God’s love. He has provided His mercy (Romans 12:1-2). He has provided His peace (Colossians 3:15). He has given us exceeding great and precious promises, equipping us to walk in His divine nature, which is Love (2 Peter 1:1-8; 1 John 4:8).

Ephesians 5:1-2 (AMP) 5 Therefore become imitators of God; copy Him and follow His example, as well-beloved children imitate their father; 2 and walk continually in love (that is, value one another; practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others), just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God, slain for you, so that it became a sweet fragrance.

We understand our need to reflect the Person of our Heavenly Father in thought, word, and deed. He has given us Jesus Christ as His Living Tutorial, for a son of the Most-High God.

WE UNDERSTAND WE ARE ANOINTED
TO GET THE JOB DONE!

Luke 4:18-19 (NLT) 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, for He has anointed Me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

We understand these Words were spoken by Jesus Christ, and our Pattern and Example for Christian life and ministry. As He is in this world, so are we:

1 John 4:17 (NLT) As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.

We understand we are called, charged and equipped to do greater works than Jesus Christ. We must continually have faith in our God, doing His will (works), by and in His Holy Spirit (Love).

WE UNDERSTAND THERE WILL BE A DAY OF RECKONING

Matthew 7:22-23 (TLB) At the Judgment many will tell Me, ‘Lord, Lord, we told others about You and used Your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘You have never been Mine. Go away, for your deeds are evil.’

We understand our God wants our hearts, not just our words and deeds. Good works outside of God’s love, absent of honor and worship towards Him or simply good deeds that exalt man or satisfy the conscience. We are not deceived.  Where there is no genuine love for our God and others, there is no God reward.

WE ARE OUR GOD’S APOSTOLIC, PROPHETIC WATCHMEN AND WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR CHRIST-LIKE LOVE WALK.

APOSTOLIC UNDERSTANDING

Proverbs 4:7 (KJV) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Wisdom is knowledge made useful, productive, and applicable, through understanding. Understanding is the ability to comprehend, grasp, apprehend, master, or judge correctly. There are a few things apostolic people (spiritual builders) must understand to successful navigate a life full of “Faith, Focus, Crucifixion, and Resurrection” power. Let us look at a few:

(1) The Apostolic Person Understands Human Thinking and Reasoning is Insufficient.

(2) The Apostolic Person Relies on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Understand the Need to Press On.

(3) The Apostolic Know Enduring Hardship and Dying to the Flesh is Part of Learning Christ and Developing as Sons of God.

(4) The Apostolic Rely on the Scripture and Our God’s Power to Change and Empower.

(5) The Apostolic Understand the Body of Christ is built one son at a time.

The Apostolic Person Understands Human Thinking
and Reasoning is Insufficient.
A wise person (particularly the apostolic person) recognizes, understands, and admits that they do not know everything; they understand they are not perfected or fully matured with nothing else to learn. Wisdom is respecting the Truth that our God alone knows everything and wants to teach us as much as
we can bear (Hebrews 4:13; James 1:5; John 16:12).

Philippians 3:12 (KJV) Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend (lay hold of with the mind; to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend) that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus (seized upon, taken possession of by Christ by His holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it).

In Philippians 3:12, the Apostle Paul acknowledges and admits he had not fully grasped the full counsel and purposes of our God for his life. The Scripture verifies the wisdom of this, telling us that the fear, or reverential respect for, and revelation knowledge of our God is the beginning of wisdom:

Proverbs 9:10 (NLT) Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

The Apostle understood the believer’s need to consistently seek the mind and will of our God (in accordance to Scripture and Jesus), by His Holy Spirit. Walking in the wisdom and revelation knowledge of our God (in all things) requires we measure all by His character, nature, mind, will, power, and authority, as revealed in Jesus Christ.

The Apostolic Rely on the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and Understand the Need to Press On

Philippians 3:13-15 (KJV) 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Apostle Paul understood the need to press on in the face of adversity and trial. He understood the need to understand and learn from, yet forget the struggles and pain of yesterday. He depended fully on the guidance, protection, and provision of our God, in accordance to His Word, by His Holy Spirit (Philippians 4:19). He understood and made plain that Jesus Christ is Heaven’s Standard for Christian living (Hebrews 12:2).

The Apostle Paul walked in agreement with our Heavenly Father’s Gospel, recognizing Jesus Christ as the Firstborn of the sons of God (Romans 8:28-29). He understood and believed (as do all true apostles) he was also a son of the Most-High God (because of Christ), and embraced his need to follow and learn from Him (John 1:12).

The Apostolic Person Knows Enduring Hardship and
Dying to Flesh is Part of Learning Christ,
and Developing as Son of God
Jesus taught and the Apostle confirms that true believers must be willing to endure hardness with and for Christ (to include the crucifixion of the flesh), to grow in knowledge of Him, and walk in His wisdom and power.

Luke 9:23 (AMP) He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me (as My disciple), he must deny himself (set aside selfish interests), and take up his cross daily (expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come and follow Me, believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me).

Galatians 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the
faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

2 Timothy 2:12-13 (AMP) 12 If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He will also deny us; 13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful (true to His word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.

Romans 8:17 (AMP) If we are His children, then we are His heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ (sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance), if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory.

The Apostolic Rely on the Scripture and Our God’s Power
to Change and Empower

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (AMP) 16 All Scripture is God breathed given by divine inspiration and is profitable for instruction, for conviction of sin, for correction of error and restoration to obedience, for training in righteousness (learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately; behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage); 17 so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Isaiah 55:11 states our God’s Word does not return to Him void, but accomplishes all His desire, in whom or to what He speaks. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us our God’s Word spoken in faith, provides instruction, convicts of sin, corrects err, restores obedience, trains in righteous living, and prepares, equips and supplies all that is needed to transform a life (their own and others).

The apostolic person understands this and therefore, speaks and lives our God’s Word with holy boldness. They do so because they understand the work of the kingdom is performed (not by the might and power of mere humans) by the faith of the sons of God, in accordance to His Word, BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT (Zechariah 4:6). Hallelujah!

The Apostolic Understand the Body of Christ is built
One Son at a Time.

1 Corinthians 12:27 (AMP) Now you collectively are Christ’s body, and individually you are members of it (each with his own special purpose and function).

The Apostle Paul encourages believers to understand the importance of each member of the Body of Christ, highlighting the Truth that each member has some gift profitable to the entire Body. The apostolic person understands the need to work together (in our God’s Love and Truth: John 4:23) with other members of the Body until we all reach maturity in our faith and love walks (Ephesians 1:1-6; 13).

FATHER GOD,
We thank You for being Who You are. We love You and desire Your will be done, and Your kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven. Thank You for filling us with Your revelation knowledge, with all spiritual understanding. Thank You for teaching us to walk in and out among one another, speaking Your Truth in Your Love, successfully building the Body of Christ, and furthering Your kingdom in the earth. Hallelujah!

Thank You for teaching us to build with Your Love, Faith, Word, and Holy Spirit. By faith in Your integrity and Your Word, we see the Body of Christ coming together in power and authority. Thank You for Jesus Christ, through Whom You have made this all possible. Use us for Your glory. We will give You the praise, the honor, and the glory; You and You alone deserve it all. We love You. We pray this prayer of thanksgiving, in Jesus name.

Amen, amen, and amen.

The Apostolic Operation of our God

Ephesians 4:7‐16 (NIV) 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: “When He ascended on high, He took many captives and gave gifts to His people.” 9 What does “He ascended” mean except that He also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very One who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. 11 So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

This is the written revelation of the heart, mind, plans, purposes, and methodology of our God. He has clearly provided believers with His plan for building and mobilizing the Body of Christ, individually and collectively.

NOTE: In response to the damnable doctrine that the apostles are no longer being added to the Body of Christ by our God, ask the spiritual common sense question, “Is the Body of Christ built up; are we unified in our faith and knowledge of the Son of God; are we mature reflecting the full stature of Jesus Christ? No; then apostles and all of the five fold ministry are still being added to the Body by our God!

Our God gives five-fold ministers the grace, gifts and tools to complete their assignments in the building and mobilizing of the Body of Christ. Whenever I hear the word apostle or apostolic, the terms building and mobilizing come to heart. The early church was an apostolic church that built and moved (meeting together in smaller groups; then coming together to hear their leaders). All believers, every ministry and church should be moving apostolically; we should all understand that we are co-laborers with our God, working toward a common goals: fighting the same enemies, winning souls, and developing leaders, as we build the Body of Christ together, according to the specifications revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ.

Whether one stands in the “five‐fold” grace gift of an apostle, or flows as a part of an apostolic team, they should understand the ultimate purpose and goal of ministry is building the Body by winning souls, speaking the truth in love, developing strong disciples, training and releasing leadership into service for our Lord. This is the operation of building the Body.

Jesus Christ, The Author and Finisher of our Faith at Work

Let us take a look at our Chief Apostle; Let us follow Him in the Scripture
1. Sent by God (to do His will, His way)
2. Gathered His men
3. Taught them, getting them rooted and grounded in our God’s truth; taught them about the Kingdom
4. Watched over them, teaching, guiding, correcting and encouraging them to bring them to maturity
5. Leadership training: Built their confidence, teaching them to walk in the grace, authority, and power that was on His own life.
6. Sent them out 2 by 2 to do the things He did (Mark 6:7: He gave them authority over evil spirits).
7. Encouraged them to take all they learned and been commanded by Him to the nations, and to  keep the pattern going (Matthew 28:18-20)

Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith, our Chief Apostle has shown us the apostolic process of building the Body of Christ. This is Ephesians 4; 7-16 in operation. Jesus, who has the Holy Spirit without measure ( John 3:34) embodied the five fold ministry, using all grace given to Him to get believers rooted and grounded in God’s Truth and the reality of His kingdom, trained as leaders, and released them into service. Ephesians 4:7 tells us He dispenses this grace among His people, so that we can continue the pattern. 

We understand that the Apostle Paul had clear revelation of the Apostolic operation, as he writes Ephesians 4, (may we sees as Paul sees). We see Paul following  Jesus’s apostolic pattern, as He speaks to Timothy:

2 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV) Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Apostolic Grace
We understand that all we are, all we achieve and gather is by the grace of our God:

Ephesians 2:8 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Our God never leaves us alone in this process. Trailblazing new paths, rooting up unsound and establishing sound doctrine, furthering the Gospel, building and mobilizing the Body of Christ, and governing the spirit realm are distinguishing characteristics of apostolic ministry:
• His grace (His Loving help to be and do that which is impossible for us; 2 Corinthians 12:9).
• The revelation knowledge of His character, Love, nature, Word (Scripture and Jesus), and the power, authority, and His Holy Spirit (Hebrews 1:3).
• The revelation knowledge of what a manifested son of God should look like (Jesus Christ; Romans 8:28-29)

Our God has ordained, that apostolic service flow from His revelation knowledge of the Gospel of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Apostolic people have revelation of Jesus The Christ, The Blueprint for the Body of Christ and knows He is what believers should look in their character and thinking, both individually and collectively. They are about the Father’s business, His way (Ephesians 4).

As one of our God’s watchmen, I see Him restoring the framework, authority, and power of the five-fold ministry. All believers should be taught to follow this pattern, understanding this is clearly our God’s plan and He will have His way. His word does not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11).

Let us ask God to help us make full use of the grace He reveals in us and in those around us
• Speaking His Truth in His Love
• Watching and praying for one another
• Praying for and encouraging one another in the faith and service to our Lord

Our God provides THE BIG PICTURE, reflected in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, so that we are equipped to serve successfully! Ministry is so much more than me, my four, my church, my denomination and no more. It is time for the Body of Christ to arise, in Jesus name!

Let THE Church arise!

Sitting in churches, homes, and businesses, all over the world, there are people (men, women, boys, and girls), who have made the conscious decision that our God is real and true to His Word. All over the world there are people who are tired of simply “doing” church. These are faithful people, who do not:

(1) Use our God’s Word as a cloak for sin. They appreciate the conviction of the Holy Spirit and are quick to repent.

(2) Use our God’s people to satisfy their worldly needs, but live and teach others the economy of heaven, using their faith which is the medium of exchange in heaven.

(3) Use the resources of God’s people to build temporal monuments, elaborate houses and storehouses, but realistically supply the needs of their widowed, the hungry, the naked, the ignorant…, wisely restore the prodigal and backslidden, and genuinely evangelize the lost and unsaved.

(4) Manipulate the Scripture to suit their own beliefs, doubts, and struggles. They believe the Word of God is the mind of God, as it is written.

(5) Believe they can do anything good on their own, rather they believe their lives must be completely transformed through obedience to God’s Word, with the help of His Holy Spirit. They know they can accomplish nothing good or for God without true compliance and submission to His Word and Holy Spirit.

(6) Believe the lies and smokescreens of the devil; rather they know that the love, power, authority, nor any other characteristic of our God has diminished! They know our God alone is sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.

These are the people who, in spite of what goes on around them, study God’s Word, have Jesus Christ as their mentor, and depend on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. These are the people who will stand strong against the temptations, manipulations, enticements, and enchantments of satan. These are the people our God spoke of when He said:

Daniel 11:32b
(CJB) The people who know their God will be strong and will resist him (satan).
(KJV) The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

OUR GOD IS SPEAKING TO THOSE THAT ARE HIS

2 Timothy 2:15-19 (NLT)
Verse 15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the Word of Truth.

The Apostle Paul instructs believers to follower their leaders, as their leaders follow Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). We are to follow no one (human, spirit, word, or no thing) without measuring their fruit (thoughts, beliefs, words, actions) with the character and heart and Word of our Heavenly Father, the mind of His Christ and the behavior of His Holy Spirit.

Verses 16-18 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. This kind of talk spreads like cancer, a as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus. They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith.

Intellectualism, (which is the result of exalted trust in human cognitive abilities) is the result of interpretation and application of the law absent of the Holy Spirit. Our God’s ways and thoughts are so far above and beyond our own; therefore, we must study to know His mind (according to His witness), rather than deciding with our limited understanding, and conditioning. We must avoid foolish “doctrine” that contradicts the full counsel of God, soberly desiring to avoid being a stumblingblock to others.

Verse 19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The LORD knows those who are His and “All who belong to the LORD must turn away from evil.”

We have to believe our God when He tells us we have an enemy who roams about seeking to consume the life of any human (those who were made in the image and likeness of God from the beginning). We may stumble; perhaps fall, but noone who truly belongs to God practices sin in peace! Our God knows those who are His!

WE CALL THE GENUINE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OUT OF THE ASHES
We, God’s Watchmen, stand on the perimeters of the earth and speak to its four corners commanding the genuine Church of Jesus Christ to:

“Arise; arise in the name of Jesus! Rise up out of the ashes left from the burning away of fleshiness and carnality by the fire of trials, tests, and temptations. Rise up and you will find that your flesh has been dominated by God’s grace and Truth, to the point that He is able to reveal Himself at much greater levels than our eyes have seen, our ears have heard, than anything that our hearts have imagined. Rise up and know that the Word of our God and His Holy Spirit has done a great work in us!

Rise up and declare that we are well able to conquer and overcome everything standing between us and the will of our God for our lives. Rise up realizing there are more for us than there are against us. Rise up knowing the war is already won by our Champion, Jesus Christ, and satan is totally and completely defeated. Rise up knowing that our Heavenly Father has given us a name that carries the full weight of His glory; He has given us the name of Jesus. Rise up knowing that at the name of Jesus, spoken in faith, every knee (whether flesh or spirit) must bow and acknowledge His Lordship.

Rise up knowing our God is the Master Finisher! Rise up knowing the “vision,” the “Word” He spoke to us many years ago will still come to pass. Rise up knowing we will receive harvest on the seed we have sown, and we will know our harvests when they come. Rise up knowing that our assignments will become more and more clear as we purpose in our hearts to follow Christ. Rise up knowing no matter what, our God has the final say. Arise!

Church of the Only True and Living God, rise up knowing the best is yet to come!”

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!