The gifts of the Spirit that came directly from the hand of Jesus Christ are called the "Headship Ministries" or 5-fold gifts of Ephesians chapter 4:11. "He gave some to be as apostles, some prophets, some evangelists and some pastors & teachers." Why? To govern His church with authority and love. Why has Satan discredited some of these gifts for today.... particularly the gifts of apostle and prophets? Because Satan is trying to remove the authority Jesus gives on earth to execute His kingdom in this age. The gift of the apostle was the first discredited through church history, and will be the last to be restored before the coming of the Lord. Where the apostolic gift has not been discredited, it has be distorted! Self appointed ministers running around calling themselves apostles who are not "called to be an apostle" as Paul stated. Paul said even in his day some "false apostles" had come in among the sheep. So we are not surprised. True apostles will always be recognized in their office before appointed by contemporaries who understand the true gift. They are literally functioning apostles before they allow themselves to be called as such. Apostle's do foundation work of planting churches, reaching unreached territory that has never heard the gospel,, and establishing God's work with the authority that comes directly from Christ. They carry "signs and wonders" as confirmation from Jesus Christ Himself. They change atmosphere's over cities as Paul and Silas did in Philippi. They may land in jail but usually don't stay long, both leading the jailers to Christ and starting a church. Why do I teach on apostolic alignment? Because it is vital in this day for accomplishing true kingdom work in your city. Find an apostle and attach! Build a close relationship with an apostle to which God has called you or to which you choose to walk. I cannot emphasize enough how important this is both for your protection, direction and anointing. Prophets follow along with apostles. They are spiritual :"seers". They discern what God is saying "now" to the church. 7 times in Revelation, picturing the end-time church, God says "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church." This is by far the most important call of the church today... knowing God's "now" word for the church, the city, the nation and the world. This is possibly one of the most important teaching I do today. Please listen to his video teaching and make your comments below. To join our WORLD ACTION EVANGELISM apostolic association go HERE . For information on registering in Kingdom Life University go to KLUONLINE. 5 - fold HEADSHIP MINISTRIES of Christ
One of the most deceptive religious practices of the evangelical church is trying to imitate Christ. We hear teachings continually that tell us to try and act like Christ, think like Christ and be like Christ. We study Christ to see how we can imitate Him. This is nothing less that a gospel of human effort. Even though it is a lofty idea, it cannot work. What then is the TRUE GOSPEL. The truth is we receive Christ by faith alone and trust Him alone to clothe us in His righteousness for salvation. There is nothing we can add to His completed work for our salvation. Paul then states, "As you have received the Lord Jesus Christ, so walk ye in Him." The same faith that saved you sanctifies you! You must have faith in your identification with Christ alone for spiritual growth. You identify with Christ's crucifixion, burial, resurrection and your new position as "seated in heavenly places in Christ." (Eph. 1) Human effort absolutely plays no part in your spiritual growth. You don't become like Christ by outward works, but by inward faith, trusting the power of the Holy Spirit to transform you from the inside out! Paul summarizes this in Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me..." Paul talks about this in the book of Galatians. Paul dealt with the outward form of circumcision. Titus came into the church uncircumcised and was even considered a heretic according to the Jewish customs. For them It was easier to look religious by outward acts, even though the Pharisees hearts were not changed. Paul said that the religious leaders wanted to boast in the circumcision of their converts. Let's be careful to not in human pride exercise an outward form of godliness, but deny the power of the transformed life.Paul calls this transformed life a "New Creation". Paul closes Galatians by saying "I boast in nothing but the cross of Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me and I unto the world." Galatians 6:14 No human effort there!
You will recall that I mentioned something significant would happen in Israel in 2014 -2015 around the 4 blood moons. Also I mentioned through my prophecy I gave in December of 2013, that the number 4 is significant for 2014. It has begun! Hamas has activated conflict by firing over 2,000 rockets toward Israel. Yet the world media is showing the death of civilians in the Gaza strip and among the Palestinians. Israel would likely have the same number of deaths if she didn't have the "Iron Dome" protection of interceptor rockets shooting down the incoming rockets of Hamas. The Hamas purposefully places these rocket launchers around hospitals and mosques and in key places to create civilian deaths. This is all part of a propaganda campaign to create anger and animosity toward Israel for simply defending herself. Wouldn't America aggressively respond if 2/3rd of American cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and other major cities were being rocketed daily? As I was praying for Israel tonight I felt I should write this post. A new alignment is forming both for and against Israel. Praise God that America, and especially the Christian community, is responding in support of Israel. Remember that something significant is going to happen in Israel around the 4 blood moons both this year and next. This is not the first time this kind of conflict has occurred between Israel and her neighbors. It happened in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 and now in operation "Protective Edge" in 2014. Now, however, more sophisticated rockets are being deployed, mainly from Iran's supply to Hamas. Why is this round of conflicts significant? It is polarizing radical Islam against both Israel and the United States. Things are building toward a greater escalation of events in preparation for the antichrist. We live in an age of greater social communication skills among our enemies. Propaganda levels are rising among radicals. This conflict may close within days, but it also may grow into something significant very shortly. Perhaps America will finally take her stand aggressively against Iran's supply of these rockets to Hamas. America and Israel must not let Iran continue her development of atomic weapons. Could we be on the edge of a much larger conflict? Could this be a part of a great awakening spiritually for Israel as she joins together with the Christian community which now seems to be Israel's biggest ally? Here is my study on Romans 11, the chapter Paul the apostle wrote almost 2,000 years ago concerning Israel's spiritual awakening at the end of this age