“…so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him” ~ Ephesians 3:10-12
~ETERNAL PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH~
THAT THE MANIFOLD WISDOM OF GOD WOULD BE MADE KNOWN THROUGH THE CHURCH!
“…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” ~ Colossians 1:27
GET ABOUT GOD’S BUSINESS
THE individuals that have perverted their ministry gifts in the past are not our enemy. Put down your stones and get past them. They may have been called of God, maybe they weren’t, just release them into God’s hands as they will answer to Him. If we yield to Satan and spend our time and energy fighting them, we have already lost the battle. When God confirmed to me to start this ministry, He spoke these words to me and I want to pass those same words on to you: “Get about my business, saith the Lord!!!”
As you have read this book don’t run off and tell your present leaders that they are wrong and then throw this book in their face. Even as you do start putting these principles into practice in your own life, don’t start preaching them to every religious person you know, or it will be like a herd of swine running over your valuable pearls. Most of all, as you do begin to understand the freedom of this structure, don’t try to just follow the structure by itself. You see, without the Father’s heart and the personal leading of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, everything you try will once again turn into religious bondage.
History has already proven that without an Apostle or Prophet, and the correct Kingdom Government, the church is in complete disarray. If you don’t know of an Apostle or Prophet, or are wondering about your own gifting, write me a letter. This is the “hour” for the church to grow up and all five-ministry gifts are needed to get the job done.
This book and ministry are not about an organization; it is about Godly relationships in Godly order. Authority and leadership are not given or demanded out of an employee handbook or some denominational by-laws, but given and followed through those relationships that are in order with God’s Word. This life is about values. This walk is about value changes and breaking old religious habits such as performing for God and people instead of serving them.
If I have offended you, I am truly sorry as that was neither my heart nor my intention. But, obviously you too are questioning what the “Church” is all about, or you wouldn’t be reading this book.
If you are a Minister and this book has fallen into your hands, and sorrow or hopelessness has come upon you, write to me. Believe me I know how you feel. My livelihood came from that old system and when I stepped out, it was hard, very hard. But our God is faithful!!
Over these last years this has been a proven prototype that is alive and working. People are being born-again, filled with the power of God, delivered from strongholds, healed of diseases, restored in their marriages, discipled and trained for ministry and new homes are being opened – thus the cycle continues.
Personal Journal Insert:
This being my last personal journal insert in this book I would like to wrap-it-up with a few prophetical observations and a prayer. I wrote this book in 1997 and first Published in 1998. Now several years later I have republished it and the only thing that has changed is that the enemy of our Lord’s Church has turned up the heat. Perhaps this is the day for the Church of our Lord to rise up and take its stand!
My first observation is this: We have heard it said for years that if Satan can destroy the family he will destroy the church. After reading this book, I hope you understand the importance of knowing that the family is the church. Satan is not trying to destroy the family as just one part of the church, Satan himself knows that he is attacking the very core of the church. Satan is not attacking some building on South Market Street or North Pine. The sites on his weapons are aimed exactly where he can hit the bull’s-eye, dad, mom, children; the family, Jesus’ Church. If we are to equip and strengthen the church for battle we must know who the church is.
My second observation is this: Prophecy can be presented in many ways to us and to the world. One way of course is though the verbal word or another way is through words written down like in this book. In this hour I want to pull back a spiritual curtain for you to be able to see prophecy not just in a verbal or written word but in an action. Adam and Eve were the first to experience this prophetic action in the very beginning plus this action has been a normal practice by every nation in our world since then. An action that is so familiar that most have missed its prophetic importance. What is it? Marriage! Yes marriage!
“But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. “FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” ~ Mark 10:6-9
The covenant of Marriage has been like a “time-release-capsule” of prophecy throughout the ages. Can you see it? Throughout history in this world, every time a man and a woman make a marriage covenant with each other, it is a prophetic action statement that points to the coming of our Lord Jesus! Today we are called His Church (the called-out ones) soon we will symbolically be called His Bride. The Bride of Christ without blemish, spot or wrinkle and our first meal will be the wedding banquet. I pray that you can see the importance of this prophetic act.
Satan’s attack on marriage and the family today is to try to destroy the very prophetic symbolism of the return of Jesus for us. The enemy of the church/family has stepped-up his destructive attacks against the male and female marriage covenant because he knows every marriage of this kind is a glaring prophecy of his demise, the return of Christ for us Jesus’ Bride-To-Be!
So if Satan understands who the true church is perhaps we should take a closer look then rise and take our stand. Unify and strengthen our families to not only stand against the attacks of the enemy but to aggressively teardown every stronghold that comes against the Word and Knowledge of God!
“Oh Father God, I pray that Your Word in this book would set men, women and families free. I stand upon you Word that You Jesus will build Your Church and the gates of hell will not be able to hold us back! Help us Lord, to get our houses in order so we may march to war!
I pray that the process you have taken me through, as written in this book will stir, encourage and challenge all who read it. I pray in Jesus Name that each father of each home will stand up and take his position as the head of his home. Submitting themselves to be equipped for the Kingdom of God, and a worthy leader in their home.
I pray in Jesus Name that each mother of each home will seek You like never before and discover the freedom and the power of being in perfect order. I pray in Jesus name that our children will be able to forgive us for our sins as parents, trust the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and give us opportunity to regain trust.
Father God, collectively as a prodigal son, we have come to our right mind and have found our way back home returning to the headship and authority of our Lord Jesus. Forgive us for our sins, cleans us from the residue that tries to continually cling to us, deliver from the evil one, equip us for the work of Your Kingdom, strengthen us to tear down the stronghold gates of the Kingdom of Darkness to set the captives free. We pray all of these things in the mighty and all-powerful Name of Jesus, Amen.”
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Books that have confirmed the outcome of my process
HOUSE THAT CHANGE THE WORLD – Wolfgang Simson
EXORCISM – Lester Sumrall
STRONGMAN’S HIS NAME…WHAT’S HIS GAME – Carol & Jerry Robeson
PIGS IN THE PARLOR – Frank & Ida Mae Hammond
MEETINGS IN HIS KINGDOM – Mike Peters
THE OPEN CHURCH – James H. Rutz
THE SUBTLE POWER OF SPIRITUAL ABUSE – David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen
ORGANIC CHURCH – Neil Cole
HUNGRY FOR MORE OF JESUS – David Wilkerson
THE UNSHAKEABLE KINGDOM – HE TAKETH AWAY TO ESTABLISH – Rick Godwin
RENEWING YOUR MIND – Casey Treat
THE FEAR OF THE LORD – John Bevere
THE ARRIVAL KIT – Ralph W. Neighbour, Jr.
THE MINISTRY GIFTS – Kenneth E. Hagin.
SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA – Rick Renner
JESUS MINISTRY – Mike Riches