2017 Year Of Golden Light And Abundant Surplus

2017 Year Of Golden Light And Abundant Surplus

My light will shine throughout the darkness season the earth and reign with the right star of the ruling radiance of the Heaven and earth. My life light shall shine in the strength of is energy of the creation on earth for this is season on earth. Light is the mother of strength, my life light is a living light for this generation to rule and reign for Christ the greater Savior of all ages. I Am the Light of the world, I Am the Light of darkness of darkness of the earth. My glorious Light shine in the hand of great Creator, My Light is in His part founder hand as the source of the Light in Heaven and on earth. My Light will shine throughout the nation and His glory shall be seeing in 2017.

Revelation Light

Light always bring revelation and revelation bring inspirations and inspiration bring revolution and finally revolution brings change and change will all expect in our expectations. Light is the infinities power of the creation while the true Creation illuminating the light as the Alpha being. Creation only started in the light, God is the Light of the creation we must know. Without light there’s no revelation, so the light of the revelation manifest in the revelation. The beginning of every changed men always desire comes from revelation of the light and without it there is no change in our life and being.

The Color of the Light

Light always has a color the color will be light. Light is the greatest illuminating appearance even in any shade of life. There’s a great color men can’t designed on earth and in Heaven, it’s called the light. The beginning of the light as the genesis is God. God is described as Light, God is illustrated AS Light, God is perfected narrated as light in the Scripture, then there’s and their entire ascription Him as the beginning Owner of all being as Light here and there. Scripture also descripts, illustrated and narrated His enemy as darkness, which is the combination of our kingdom against the light. Light color is to bring creation to existences as Creator of all being and race in all geologies throughout universe.

The Power of Light

Our studies through the scripture identify the light as energy of the universe since the creation and in the geologies of race. This power can never be discover through which the light exist to our world. The scripture illustrated again the power behind creation as the Light we are focusing here. If the power of sun wild raw the earth will be destroyed through the cold out there in the space and energy will be disappear. God show us His magnificent grace as the great Creator ever been and as will never anyone like Him.

The Destiny Light

Apart from knowing that God is Light we all knew that darkness is not familiar to fulfill the race set ahead of us. The great purpose of the light had been useful to us; it’s to give assistant everyone as equal to it. Light is a destiny to be part of every believer, we look differences and in figure shape in the Spirit as a figure to light. Some are touches light, while some are lamp to touch, I have knew this for long ago as a new convert believer that our figures in the spirit world is light but with differences and different appearance in the spirit world. These make us in the spirit world as emblems to the enemies as Holy Spirit purposed to use us in the spiritual world. We are destined to be light of all ages with Him and we are born into this light as we find ourselves. Or ever the family we are born to be part of them as blood in lineage or race.

The Distinction Light

God is a living God, He raises prophets in any race and generation, He love His creation include all flesh enemies, except demons God fully hate to manifestation. He love honoring His purpose and fulfillment over every race of men. He never abandon and race or generation, He may not move in His power or miracle as other semi gods that shows and allowed the purpose of men in their canal to rule the world in vain but only His will if patiently wait for Him. Yet, He love to please and race that occur on earth to give them mind desire without usurp any. The distinction in the light it’s called fulfillment because light is the first priority to all creation perfection.

Golden Light

The beginning of every creation and improvement must be actually experience of liberation. Light supreme over darkness to show reality of love our God sacrificed for us. Know knowledge can resist the illumination light of God’s presence as perfect guidance for every true believer. The experience of new beginning in anybody’s life energy true light, light is the energy of a new starting point in any junction and continuation of race. The light of golden generation must surely shine.

The Abundant Light

The first abundant light experience is the sky as we look up every light shine in mega stars appearance as we see the multiples starts shining in the tick darkness above us that’s cover our position time on earth. God will never struggle to fight His enemies or neither struggle to win them as we surely know. The victory of any encounter battle abide in His Will as willing wishes and purposed establish in Him. Who is the earth? It’s the Lord Himself, who is Heaven? It’s not the Lord Himself, everything excess in Him either enemies or friends. The perfection programmed move to engage in the Maker of Heaven and the earth. The abundant was in Him of all things we needed but not real to to us or things we didn’t admire but compromise to use by us. His abundance should live in us as we need to start the living in Him from here as we know He’s here.

 

Welcome to  2017 Year Of Golden Light And Abundant Surplus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Prophecy For Individuals

2017 Light of the Apostolic and Prophetic

2017 it’s a year of demarcation surplus in all life morningstar’s glory. It’s a year of apostolic and prophetic light and candle of glory. Things will be surplus to you and your helpers and supporter, Year of divine and royal purity. Year of plenty of wheat, rice, beans, meat, flowers, milk, corn, plantain, honey, oil, ground oil, mailers riches, grains, and wealth organizing of people. It’s a year of plenty of people full of divine honesty. Year for people’s beauty and glory of my people, it’s a year for kings and queens and years of rice and princess, Year of possessing your possession. I saw pastures on the mountains and pastures in plateaus of green lands. I saw industrials machines working and people busy working under great and peaceful condition. And the Lord says …I’ll make people reign and rule your areas of land and make you a great and honoring king. I will make you greatly bless you as Maker. I will surround you as water surrounded mountains, I will make your missionary ministries to territories governed and missionary. Adversaries will I kill; many people will come to your blessed ministries. Many people will be killed because of their boldness in hating Me. I will fill them with bold heart to face themselves, but be bold to convert thousand i have ordained for you prophet, I will converted My people and let them have miracle flow as rivers. Divert heart to Me Jesus Christ as My writer of earth. Camp as tag of My magnification.

Political power

Politicians and the political will never change never they will not change, I Am the great Changer of destiny and life. Church wise or government wise, only a people whose heart are change by My Gospel can transform civil laws and regulation. Politics are meant for compromise to please people as a whole. The apostolic office I release represents the word of the Lord, and then it is up to the people to conform to and follow it. The apostolic and political don’t mix.

Warning

Judas in the church will show up in 2017 and boldly will testified against the church as tyranny spirit dominate many people, the church will be move to see true colors of judas as great challenges and pray to Me, then I will answer and alert them of more dangers to come, the church stand before Me in flesh and ask Me fleshes things of which I don’t wish for them. Giving their wishes will danger them to favor the enemy. My delay is for My favors and Love and purposes to fix the church back. Warn them, warn the sinners concerning his way, warn the sinners seriously, warn the sinners but not only the sinners but church, she should be warn of her transgressions to favor themselves. Warn her to love Me her Maker and hate the enemy. Warn her to obey My Word not civilizations, not phenomena’s of this age, warn her against enemy’s traps and desecration in this Age.

Church and Christians

  • Christians will be seeing in their golden light, and beauty of the Lord in among His people. He will be real and real confirm Himself as Omnipresence.
  • Many religious from Islamic and other cult religious will come to Jesus Christ and confess their work and secret work of darkness, they shall be highly anointed by the Lord to confess and confront the end as they will engage in spiritual warfare will light as darkness.
  • Church will be spiritually empower and discover secret, e.g. more liberation, discernment and grace to endure.
  • He will help those who endure suffering and chose divine helper for them.
  • False church and false believers will be increase in this year for destruction as wolf that will come into the sheep cloth.
  • Reject or return to sender evil, calamities, woe, affliction and other messages of satan and his emissaries to sender, don’t give entertainment to calamities prophesies or visions towards your life.
  • The angels of the Lord will help individuals in the supernatural to enter into their rest. The Lord’s angel will be sent to many in otherwise form to help or assist many believers and give to show them way out in any situation.
  • To those who endure in patient the Cross. There’s a crown and glory.
  • Glorious and divine babies will be release by God to those who call on Him for glorious babies as waiting mothers.
  • The gate of harvest will open to many beloved in other to enter into their abundant harvest as He had promised.
  • Many believers will thanks the Lord for new things He had promised them as materials to decorate their living on earth.
  • The year of recovery is the year 2017 for the church of Jesus Christ, grace will endorse the year for many believers.
  • Men of God will be promoted in the spiritual assignment as ranking to the next level in the assignment of greatness at word.
  • God will help many mocked servants of God as their shame will be turn to celebration.
  • Church will be seeing in the structures of beauty and glory of the statues of Heaven.
  • God will visit many with assignment to task in their dreams and through prophesy.
  • Clarity in the church, governments, social gathering and local level will look forward from the church for great assignment and church will be elected to do so.
  • satan will not overcome because many had been sent to comfort and strength individual with anointing.
  • City of joy will be called the church, joy will be abounding to assist and comfort the believers.
  • Many workers will be comforted and gain in every work to comfort His people on earth.
  • A rain is coming this year; it will look as dust when falling as a sign of increase on earth.
  • Believers should not give way or chance to the spirit of suppression, depression and oppression through prophesies or visions but arise to stand in your places as domination in the Kingdom of the Spirit and canal.
  • Divine protection and testimony to give thanks in term of divine protection.
  • Give yield to prayer, fasting and holiness in this year 2017
  • The key of David is released to the hand of people sowed in tears.
  • Believers will experience peace when others people complain
  • Project will be accomplished this year 2017.
  • Pray and ask God before you accommodate, adopt and allow anyone into your house this year.
  • Beast is sent against the church of Jesus Christ all over the world from this year, beasts are sent into Christian’s family from this year, beasts are sent to individual Christians. But they can’t overcome because their secrets is now revealed and the Lord had sent His divine assistance on the behave of the Lamb and His Blood to overcome them all.
  • Before you trust, ordained and commissions things pertain to life into anyone from this year ask God accurately from time to time until you are confirm by it or within two or three witness.
  • Many deceits about Jesus revelation will be increase in the church but by their fruits you shall know them all.The women in the church will be discerning wise and noble in character from 2017 (Pro. 31:20
  • Church will take the place of government throughout the world in fulfilling the Scripture from 2017 of which mankind will benefit and enjoy.

Year of Purity Love and divine Colours,

Year of political war and Religion war,

Year of public ethnic conflict and inconsistent exposure in global economic,

Year of worse disvalues of currency and benefit globally,

Year of new innovation, great automobile and electronic chance and other new innovation,

All political race of the earth are under the power of the prince of the wicked one but little people are giving power to exercise true calling on this.

I saw children in Arabia are more wicked, suffer and rebel, some part in Asia crying for help because of ethnic and religious lack of understanding the Truth of Jesus, but the missionaries and Red Cross working together with UN aid. Century of blood share more than any century of men!

 

Dup(18)imageAPOSTOLIC MESSAGES TO THE APOSTLES AND TO THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH   

As we continue into the season of the restoration of the apostolic ministry, we continue to go deeper in our understanding of not only what or who the apostles are to be to the Church, but what their message is today. Even though we will discover that there are different kinds of apostles who are called to different areas such as praise and worship, business, government, legislative, military, even in the market locally, etc., they all have the anointing in their respective area, we will find that they will be bringing those messages from an apostolic realm of revelation. They will be speaking of kingdom order in their areas of anointing.

As Church history has taught us, there is a pattern that we fall into every time there is a restoration to the Church of that which was once lost. Like a pendulum, we see the Church at first fighting the change, then going to an extreme in the “new thing” and then eventually coming back to a balance. The reason is that when it is first being accepted, it becomes almost a “fad” in the Church. The error comes when some like the sound of the new thing and want to jump on the bandwagon when they are not called to it.

When the prophetic message (I hesitate to call it a “move”) began in the 80’s, almost everyone seemed to then be a prophet. Most conferences were entitled as “Prophetic Conferences”. Some were true and most were not, and that is because there was not a true understanding of what “prophet” or “prophetic” meant. We are now beginning to see more of a balance in that area. The move of the prophetic ministry is now overflow!

Now we are fully into the apostolic message and the pendulum is at the stage in its swing of coming into acceptance and going out to the extreme end. We can’t seem to find what has happened to all the pastors and evangelists because all of a sudden everyone is a prophet or an apostle. Please hear me! We need true pastors and evangelists to enter into the restoration of five-fold pastor and evangelist offices as much as we need the prophetic and apostolic. The teacher appears to be the most consistent and stable one today. STAY WITHIN YOUR ANOINTING! If you are called out into another of the five-fold areas, wait on the Lord. Find someone with a true mantle of that to which you are called and learn from them.

The Apostolic Message

I have been listening to many of those who are being called “apostle” to discern what they are preaching. I have also been reading those who are writing on the apostolic to see what they are saying and have been somewhat disappointed. I am by no means saying that this includes all, but does include most. I am also not saying that I have the whole truth on this subject, but will base the following on my calling, the present condition of the Church and the Word of God.

Most that I am hearing and reading are still preaching and teaching the same things we have been feeding on all along and therefore are not bringing change to the Church. There are now appearing more books with the same or close to the same title as “Not Many Fathers”, but are not dealing with the restoring of divine order, discipline, or change to the Church. They are too centralized to their favorable in message and in acting.

You’re probably thinking by now, “Apostle Paul preached salvation and those kinds of messages”. Yes, but to whom was he preaching? I guarantee that he was not preaching salvation messages to the Church! He was not preaching faith messages to the Church and he definitely was not preaching ear-tickling messages to attract more members to the Church. He was not speaking of Church growth programs or fund-raising programs to those who were saved. He was not teaching the Church leaders how to run a good nursery program or the developing of Sunday school material.

Galatians 1:9-11, “As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.”

He preached Jesus crucified and risen again to the lost! He preached salvation messages to the lost! Here is what he preached to the Church…(and is certainly not the whole list, but merely some of the main areas):

• Covenant unity: Demanding that the Church honor each other through edification and building up one another in love. He demanded that the churches maintain unity of faith and spirit.

• Discipline: Stating that those who were without discipline in the Church were illegitimate (fatherless). He also taught the leaders of the Church that they must practice discipline in their government and not let sin reign in their meetings. Church is for believers, and those who were playing games and causing division in the Church were to be “cut off from fellowship” if there was no repentance.

• Integrity of character: This began with leadership. Out of fifteen qualifications for leadership that he wrote in the books of Timothy and Titus, fourteen were dealing with integrity of character. A great deal of his message to the Church had to do with developing godly relationships with each other.

• Leaving the elementary doctrines: Not forsaking them, but leaving them and going on to maturity, being established in the truth that is present with you.

• Government and order: Much of his teaching to the Church had to do with Kingdom government and God’s divine order in His Church. He taught the Church to honor those who led them in spiritual things. He taught them to follow God’s order in submission to those in spiritual authority. He taught kingdom structure in the Church, etc. “Let all things be done decently and in order”.

If the Church is ever to be the instrument that God ordained it to be, it will have to grow up and submit to the divine order of following the apostles’ doctrine, not the doctrine of man! Shalom!

 

The Apostolic Transformation

In the last year of my schooling, the boys in our class received what was known as an army call up. At that time it was compulsory for every male who reached a certain age to serve his country for a few years of national service. It amazed me how young scrawny little boys could leave secondary school, go to the army and come out of it looking totally
different!

Where they were small and insignificant before, they came back taller, stronger and even their characters were different. They may have left school as little boys, but they returned as men. They went through a transformation. This very transformation is what the apostle will face time and time again during the preparation and training for his calling. The apostle is one who begins as a Private in the army and is made to work his way up the ranks to take his place as a General. He will see his own share of scrubbing and hard work and he will get to revel in the glory of public appearance.

However there is one thing that the apostle will carry with him always and that is the knowledge that without the agency of the Holy Spirit he is nothing. Without the seal of the Father he is unnamed and without the love of the Lord Jesus he is powerless.

If you can see yourself in this picture then you are well on your way through preparation for the apostolic calling on your life. The road that you have been walking as an apostle in preparation has been a time of letting go and of death.

This preparation is for the purpose of bringing you to a point of humility, but also to a place of Holy Spirit power. So join me now as I begin pointing out the characteristics of the apostle practically for you and then on to how you can identify the apostolic calling on your own life.

Apostolic Entrepreneur

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another is building on it. But let every man pay attention how he builds on it.

The apostle is a spiritual entrepreneur. You can easily identify the business entrepreneurship in the world because entrepreneurs are always coming up with these new dazzling ideas. An apostle is the same, but he is an apostolic spiritual entrepreneur. He always has new ideas. He is always coming up with a new concept, he always coming with new thing and new move. They may not all work, but it never stops him from trying again. And again. And again. Until he succeeds! Apostolic minded man of God, they never give up or quit.

This is probably one lesson I lived by as a seer, the most in the early days of SOTS (School Of The Spirit). For those who were with us at the very beginning to grow in unlimited wisdom mind, they will recall the many changes that we went through. Apostle Sola will came up with some crazy ideas at times. Some worked, some did not. With each time we tried something new, a pattern began to take shape. Creativities full our mind set to use it building the Kingdom without reward of men. Later along the journey, ideas that failed in the past were resurrected with a new element and usually on a grander scale. Without growing it’s meaningless act to a weak mind man in the apostolic realms.

There is always something happening on the horizon in the life of an apostle. Just when he has finally reached the goal he says, “You know what? I was thinking about this new revelation that the Lord has given me. I think we need to go for this idea. I think we need to add something more.” Or, even worse…”We are scrapping the whole program and we’re starting again! I’ve got a new direction.” With the help of some of us that’s operating prophetic office makes the idea or the vision quickly done.

All Things to All Men

1 Corinthians 9:20 And to the Jews I became like a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to those that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those that are under the law…

Prophecy to the Apostolic nation in this AGE

“Let my people know that I am raising up a new generation of apostolic leaders for these end times, says the Lord. For they shall build on the foundation of the apostles and prophets of old. These apostolic leaders are not going to rebuild the foundation, but they are finally going to build the walls. This is where so many have failed and misunderstood their purpose. They have thought that they must relay the foundation.

The foundation is already laid! Rather it is time that they build the walls and the rest of the building. What use is a foundation if it does not have a building? What purpose is the grandest of buildings if the construction stopped after the foundation was laid?

This is the secret of my End Times Church and also of my End Times Apostles. They are to build upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets as it already stands. The revelation, anointing and pattern now needs to be implemented so that my church can become a city that is set on the hill. This is the pattern that the Apostles were given in the New Testament Church. They were given a pattern of a city that would be seen for miles around.

And so they went to work to establish that pattern and to lay the foundation of it – which they did successfully. However, now I am raising up a new breed of apostles. Those that will take the foundation that is already laid and to build on it and to bring to fruition the vision of the apostles who started this pattern so long ago.

For I have a glory for my Church and I have a plan for Her to shine amongst the nations! It is time now for all the pictures to come together that have been painted through the generations and for my End Times Apostles to bring them to pass. To put the pieces together and to lead my people into an era of victory. For the latter house will be greater than the former house and what you saw in the New Testament Church is but a small portion of what you will see in my End Times Church.

For they were limited in numbers and accessibility in that era – something the Church is no longer lacking! Now we see a bigger church with facilities to spread the word like Paul and Peter never had. And so now I am raising up my apostles in perfect time. It is time for them now to start building! It is time for them to put their own agendas aside and to build according to my pattern.

To build on the pattern of the word and to establish according to the revelation that I am giving to them. See then, my child, as they are rising up all around you. Apostles all with a different mandate, but with the same purpose – to establish the Church as a City on the Hill! To bring my people into a promised land where they walk in victory in every part of their lives.

My apostles are to bring my people to a place where every believer walks in victory and in the authority of my name. As each apostle does their part, they shall reach my people near and far. They shall reach nations and different people that have been hidden for many years. I shall send my apostles to places that they have never been to do a work that they never anticipated.

I will put my pattern on their hearts and my words on their lips. Then together they will build – under the influence of my spirit – until my bride is without spot and wrinkle. So put your hand to the plough and help them to find their place. Call each one out and give them the inspiration that they need to fulfill their purpose.

For you live in a time that is changing the face of the Church! Watch and see how I raise my hand and begin to breathe even now over every tribe and tongue. Watch as I breathe over every denomination and church! Watch as I raise up out of the dust my hidden warriors and how I call them to take their place.

So rise up! Take the staff in your hand, the pattern in your heart and begin to build, says the Lord. For my Kingdom is at hand! Amen.”

 

What Is Apostolic Doctrine?

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine … (Acts 2:42)

Apostolic doctrine, therefore, is not the new and novel teachings of someone who calls himself/herself an apostle. Apostolic doctrine is the message of Jesus, His redemptive work, and His call to selfless discipleship that is found in the 27 books of the New Testament.

The “apostles’ doctrine” of Acts 2:42 is a reference to the original eyewitness accounts of Jesus by the 12 apostles. This “doctrine” consisted of their first-hand reports of His life, teachings, death, and resurrection. This was, at first, an oral message spread by the Twelve and those that heard them. It was later written down in what we know as the four gospels. Paul’s writings were later added to this original testimony and, with the addition of James, Jude, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter , 1, 2, & 3 John , and Revelation there came into existence what we know as the New Testament canon.

Canon, of course, refers to a measure or rule. As such, the twenty-seven books of the New Testament became the standard or rule against which all other teachings and revelations must be measured. Why? Because the New Testament canon contains the original, apostolic testimony and teaching. Hans Kung, the well-known Roman Catholic theologian and reformer, says,

The preaching of the apostles, as it has come down to us in the writings of the New Testament, is the original, fundamental testimony of Jesus Christ, valid for all time; being unique, it cannot be replaced or made void by any later testimony. Later generations of the Church are dependent on the words, witness and ministry of the first “apostolic” generation. The apostles are and remain the original witnesses, their testimony is the original testimony and their mission the original mission.

The Significance of the Twelve & Paul

Although there are other apostles in the New Testament, it is obvious that the Twelve chosen by Jesus are a select company and occupy a unique place in God’s purposes for the Church. This is borne out by the fact that throughout Scripture they are referred to as “the Twelve”, a set number neither to be added to nor subtracted from (See, for example, Matt. 10:2; 26:14; Mark 9:35; Luke 18:31; Acts 6:2; 1Cor. 15:5). Their uniqueness is clarified by the fact that Jesus tells them that, in the age to come, they will sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Matt. 19:28).

After the apostasy of Judas, the disciples in the upper room felt it necessary to choose a replacement so that the number would not be diminished by his demise (Acts 1:15-26). The disciples chose Matthias to replace Judas and, according to Acts 1:26He was numbered with the eleven apostles, thus bringing the number back to twelve. The uniqueness of the Twelve is also borne out by John’s vision of the New Jerusalem that comes down from God out of heaven–a picture of God’s redeemed and triumphant people (Rev. 21). John describes this city in glorious detail and says that the wall of the city has twelve foundations, And on them were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Rev. 21:14).

Distinguishing Characteristics of the Twelve

What seems to distinguish the Twelve from other apostles in the New Testament is that they were a part of that first group of Jesus’ disciples and, therefore, eyewitnesses of His life, death and resurrection. When Peter presented the proposal to fill the vacancy left by Judas’ apostasy, he said that the replacement must be one who had accompanied Jesus from the time of His baptism by John the Baptist and had been, A witness with us of His resurrection (Acts 1:21-22). Succeeding apostles cannot measure up to this criterion.

This indicates that the Twelve were particularly chosen by Jesus to be eyewitnesses of His life, ministry, death and resurrection. They would proclaim, not myths, legends or hearsay, but events they had witnessed first-hand. In this sense, their testimony of Jesus would be foundational for succeeding generations. According to Christian tradition, all of the Twelve, with the possible exception of John, were martyred for their testimony of Jesus. Although he may have escaped martyrdom, John was banished and possibly burned in oil for his testimony. The eyewitness accounts of the Twelve were later written down in the four gospels and in certain epistles. Their apostolic calling, therefore, cannot be repeated except, perhaps, in the case of Paul.

Paul’s Message Given Equal Status with the Twelve

Even though it is clear from Paul’s epistles that he was convinced of his equal status with the Twelve (see 2 Cor. 11:5), he eventually traveled to Jerusalem and presented to them the gospel he preached for their corroboration (Gal. 2:1-2). He apparently deemed it necessary to confirm that the gospel he was preaching to the Gentiles was in accord with the original eyewitness accounts of the Twelve and the teaching they had personally received from the Lord (Gal. 2:1-2). The Twelve accepted him and affirmed the Gospel that he was preaching. Paul says that they gave to him and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship (Gal. 2:9). Paul thus recognized the necessity of making sure that his own revelation was in harmony with the original eyewitness accounts.

The New Testament is the Standard by Which All Teachings & Revelations Are to Be Measured

The eyewitness accounts of the Twelve and the revelation received by Paul eventually became canonized in our New Testament. Paul wrote 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Luke, a close associate of Paul, wrote the gospel of Luke and Acts. Matthew and John, both members of the Twelve, wrote the gospels that bear their names. Mark, a close associate of Peter, wrote the gospel of Mark. [i] Peter himself wrote 1st and 2nd Peter. John, in addition to the gospel he composed, wrote 1st 2nd and 3rd John and Revelation. James was written by the half-brother of Jesus who was also the recipient of a post-resurrection appearance of Jesus. Jude was written by the brother of James, probably another half-brother of Jesus. The author of the book of Hebrews is unknown but many believe it was Paul. The entire New Testament was, therefore, written by one of the Twelve, or Paul or one of their immediate associates. This means that the New Testament contains the original apostolic testimony and teaching. As such it is the standard by which all succeeding teachings and revelations must be measured.

When Acts 2:42 says that the early Church continued steadfastly in the apostles teaching, it is referring to the oral teaching of the Twelve which was later canonized as part of the New Testament. Like the early church, the church today must also continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine or teaching. How? By hearing and adhering to the original apostolic message that has been preserved for us in the New Testament.

Apostolic doctrine, therefore, is not the new and novel teachings of someone who calls himself an apostle. Apostolic doctrine is the message of Jesus, His redemptive work, and His call to selfless discipleship that is found in the 27 books of the New Testament. It is time that we asked ourselves, “Are we continuing in the apostles’ doctrine?”

 

THE APOSTOLIC ATTITUDE TOWARD FALSE MINISTRIES

I want to look at the following passage of scripture in light of what I believe Holy Spirit is saying to the Church today.

Matthew 24:3-5 says, “As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus answered and said to them, See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ, and will mislead many.”

The two words “name” and “Christ” stood out to me and after looking at the original language, I found the following: “Name” also means “authority” and “Christ” also can mean “anointed”. Therefore, we could say many will come in My authority, saying, I am anointed, and will mislead many”.

Let’s now do a study on the apostolic attitude toward false anointings.

I. 2 CORINTHIANS 11:12-15 says, “But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. (13) For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. (14) And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (15) Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.”

“…that I may cut off opportunity…”

Definition: “Opportunity” = 1. A place from which a movement or attack is made, a base of operations 2. That which gives occasion and supplies matter for an undertaking, the incentive. 3. The resources we avail ourselves of in attempting or performing anything.

II. PAUL’S METHOD FOR THIS OCCASION: To cut off all financial support for the “false apostles” of whom he is speaking. Now, let’s look at the West literal translation of this passage:

“Moreover, that which I do I will also continue to do, in order that I nay cut off the particular occasion from those who desire an occasion, that in the matter of their boast (namely, that since they had apostolic rank they possessed the right to be financially supported) they may be found even as also we are. For such men as these are false apostles, crafty workers, changing their outward expression to one which does not come from within and is not representative of their inner character but is assumed from without, masquerading as Christ’s apostles. And no marvel, for Satan himself changes his outward expression from one that comes from his inner nature and is representative of it, to one that is assumed from without and not representative of his inner being, masquerading as a messenger of light. Therefore it is no great thing if also, as is the case, his servants change their outward expression from one that comes from their inner nature and is representative of their inner character, to one that is assumed from without and not representative of their inner being, masquerading as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:12-15, West translation)

III. IS THIS SORT OF ACTION RELATIVE TO TODAY? Is this kind of talk and action conducive to Christian ministry? Does this public statement slander Apostle Paul’s character?

IV. TITUS 1:10-11 says, “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, (11) who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not {teach}, for the sake of sordid gain.” (See also verses 1-9.)

To whom is he writing this letter? To his true child, Titus! What is his purpose in making this statement? To silence false teachings! Who should take action and apply this apostolic doctrine? The elders!

V. GALATIANS 1:6-8 says, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; (7) which is {really} not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ. (8) But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”

Definition: “Distort” = “pervert” (KJV), (West) Notice the action that is to be taken! “Let him be accursed.” Definition: “Accursed”: “A thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction” (Strong’s Greek word study)

VI. FROM WHERE DO FALSE MINISTRIES COME?

A. Matthew 7:15: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

B. Acts 20:29-30: “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; (30) and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.”

C. 2 Corinthians 11:26: “{I have been} on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from {my} countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren…”

D. Galatians 2:4-6: “But {it was} because of the false brethren who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage. (5) But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel might remain with you. (6) But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)– well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.”

E. 2 Peter 2:1-3: “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. (2) And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; (3) and in {their} greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”

From these passages, we can see that they come in sheep’s clothing and that they come from among your own selves. We also see that they are false brethren and that they arose from among the people, those who are among you.

The passage in 2 Peter is especially frightening and discloses their ways when it says, “They will secretly introduce destructive heresies”…That they will use sensuality and will revile, or malign the truth. We are also warned that they will exploit with false words and that they are greedy.

VII. WILL THEY ALSO DISPLAY SIGNS AND WONDERS?

A. Matthew 24:24: “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.”

B. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10: “And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; (9) {that is,} the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, (10) and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.”

VIII. WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?

A. Romans 16:17-18: “Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. (18) For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.”

B. 1 Timothy 1:3-7: “As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus, in order that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, (4) nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than {furthering} the administration of God which is by faith. (5) But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (6) For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, (7) wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.”

C. 2 Timothy 3:7: “…Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

D. 2 Timothy 4:3-4: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but {wanting} to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; (4) and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.” (I call such things “Christian fairy tales” and the Church is full of them!)

IX. WHAT DO YOU DO?

A. Matthew 7:15 again; “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

Definition: “Beware”, Wuest, “constantly be guarding yourselves”

B. Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”

“Philosophy” here refers to the reasoning of the natural, carnal mind.

C. 1 John 4:1: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

D. 2 John 1:9-10: “Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching (doctrine) of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. (10) If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into {your} house, and do not give him a greeting…” Have nothing to do with him!

E. Revelation 2:2: “I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot endure evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them {to be} false…”

X. WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM?

A. Revelation 19:20: “And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.”

B. Revelation 20:10: “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

XI. WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?

A. Ephesians 4:14: “As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming…”

This is definitely a time to be on the alert, that we watch over the house of God with all diligence. We are to be praying and giving ourselves to developing spiritual discernment.

It’s a kingdom thing!

HOW TO RECOGNIZE A TRUE APOSTLE

I have had quite a few inquiries this past year from people asking the same questions: “How do you recognize a true apostle”, or even “how did you know you were called to be an apostle?”.

This question has actually been asked since the days of the first apostles.  If you will read the entire chapter of 2 Corinthians 11, you will see Paul defending his apostleship. You will also notice he speaks of the many things he experienced (even though he was a very powerful true apostle), among them being false apostles and false brethren.

I could write this entire letter based upon this one chapter in the Bible, but you will also find in reading scripture that all through the book of Acts, he was constantly defending himself and his beliefs. In Acts 23:1-3, you can even see Paul ordered to be stricken in the mouth by the high priest Ananias.

Many in the Church today seem to think that calling yourself an apostle is a prideful thing, but as Paul said, the apostles are the least of all. The Church today has had a large dose of false ministries and as Jesus told us, the first thing we must develop in the last days is discernment.  There is much deception today, not only in the Church, but in government as well and this is why God’s people must develop spiritual discernment. Quite often, I see good people throwing out a truth because of someone abusing it.

There is both good and bad material available today concerning not only apostles but all five-fold ministries. Everything must be weighed against scripture, but even scripture does not give us a set of guidelines to measure a person for their office. If you will notice Paul’s writings, the only guidelines are a person who has developed the character attributes of Jesus.
The apostleship has been attacked by many, including well-known ministries and ministers. Some people even wanted apostles to show them a miracle to prove their apostleship. This is wrong nowadays.

Now I will begin to answer the question: “How do you know you are called to be an apostle and how do you recognize apostles”?

I had a very intimate encounter with Jesus while in prayer and received my prophetic calling.  Even though it was real to me that apostle are coming in numbers, it still took me some time to pray about it and look for confirmation because I knew what challenges it would present for many of them to begin operating in this office because of their past in charismatic move (and still does).

They should continue to be a pastor (which is widely accepted) while they will continued to preach apostolic messages. Not long, some may call them prophets and people they  didn’t even know may called they out and said they are called to be a prophet. They should served the Lord as a prophet for a number of years, this are beginning experience of apostle in training, and they should continue to preach apostolic messages.

Then they will began to receive words that people recognized the apostolic call on their life. While they attending an apostolic and prophetic conference as a prophet, of which they are not fully occupy in full strength, they may lay hands upon them by a prophetic presbytery led by renowned Prophet and he prophesied! Yet they are will receive genuine prophecy mantle of the “apostolic father” ministry. That will confirmation to them of which position Heaven mandated. Then the final confirmation will come through a dear minister friend who has been with me for (at that time) for decades. He will come up to them and asked if he could share something with them that the Lord had shown him and I said yes. Then said, “as long as I continue to call you pastor or prophet, by my words I am binding you to something you are not”. I have been fully flowing in the ministry gift of Jesus of apostle ever since because that last confirmation set me free from the pressure of rejection by religious people.

Yes, I have seen blind eyes opened under the laying on of my hands and yes, I have seen the dead raised (which really angered a priest who had given the last rites of the Catholic Church to him). But these are things that any truly Spirit-filled Christian can do, so that alone does not qualify anybody to be an apostle. It is what the religious church seems to demand (sounds like the scribes and pharisees, doesn’t it?).

I am going to tell you how I judge a true apostolic calling on a ministry.

1. I judge him or her by their spirit. I have taken a long time and tested many spirits in order to learn to judge a person not by their flesh (by what they say they are), but by their spirit. This does not mean that I have not made any mistakes too, but more often than not it gets me in trouble with other ministers when I contradict their lack of discernment (sounds prideful but isn’t if you understand walking in the Spirit).

2. I judge them by what comes out of their mouth, their message and above all, their character, attitude, dignity and politeness. The apostolic message shows deep concern for the Church, that the Church be conformed to the image of Christ and that the Church follow the biblical pattern that Jesus taught His disciples after He made the well-known statement, “I will build My Church”. The apostolic message is governmental in nature and therefore speaks much about proper structure and proper relationships. Today’s true apostolic message demands that the Church follow the foundational pattern that was set by the apostles of the Lamb. I see many ministries today that do not measure up to the biblical (actually the apostolic) standard of character required for elders listed in scripture. Remember, Jesus’ pattern was to build the man before the ministry.

3. Titus 1:4-5 says, “To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you.” When reading the rest of the chapter, you can see that Paul insisted the elders appointed by the apostles be judged by a standard of character. If this biblical principal was applied to ministry today, we would not see all the damage we see happening in the churches. Character is most important to me because it was and is important to Jesus and His apostles. When reading Matthew 5, 6, 7 and 8, you will see that Jesus started training His apostles in the area of their character before ever giving them any anointing to minister. He even taught His apostles how to recognize a false prophet. In Matthew 7:15, He taught them not to look at the outward appearance, but that what made the prophet false was his inward character. In other words, “judge the prophet separately from the prophecy”.

4. Lastly, the proof of any apostleship is in the lives of the people who follow the apostle. See 1 Corinthians 9:1-2,  “Am I not  free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.”

There are many true, great ministries today and many of those are constantly defending their calling by answering religious people who do not understand spiritual things. They tend to judge the Church and ministries by fleshly knowledge and understanding. Some true ministries have even given up and laid down their callings due to the cruelty of a lot of “spirit-filled” Christians who demand their way and not God’s. If you are reading this and are called of the Lord, my plea to you is to not compromise and give people what they want. Jesus never did, nor should we. The crowds left Jesus when He stopped entertaining them with His miracles and began challenging them with words like, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me (Matthew 16:24)”. Serve God in your spirit as did the apostle Paul.

Apostle Paul is my hero in the apostleship mandate because of all he experienced but never gave in or gave up, he never play in the apostleship solo, he always carry the church along and his co-partner. Therefore I will follow my hero by never, never giving up, no matter what kind of religious spirit attacks or challenges the calling on my life. A true apostle is an overcomer and I am promised everything because I find in the book of Revelation that everything is given to “him who overcomes”. Shalom!