Greetings from Thomas Joseph Spencer;
An apostle of Jesus the Christ, to those of the same kind of faith.
I know you are called but will you do what is necessary to be chosen? I pray you will.
You have not chosen me but I have chosen you, I have asked the Father if I could speak into your lives, even if only for a season. I have walked with Jesus in His Word and experience for over 40 years and have come to understand I am writing to three levels of maturity just as the apostle John did in John 2:12-14.
These are for your own personal understanding, not mine.
1st Action Step – please do this now.
Identify your spiritual maturity level below so you will know where you are and where you are going.
Child Young Man Father
1. your sins have been forgiven
2. you know the Father (you have been introduced: “Sure I know Him.”)
3. you are strong
4. you have overcome the evil one
5. the word of God abides in you
6. you know Him who has been from the beginning (a relationship that knows the Father from the beginning to the end).
Spiritual maturity is not based on length of time in the relationship with the Father, rather one who follows Jesus in obedience to the Word of God with whole hearted action by faith. I have observed in my own life that in times of non-action of what Jesus has asked me to do is the basis for disobedience and brings stagnation to my relationship with Him. Many times I have asked for the “new thing” in my relationship with Jesus when in fact I have not finished or completed the “last thing” I was given to do.
2nd Action Step – please do this now.
- simply ask Jesus to remind you of the last things He has asked you to do
- ask Him to forgive you for being disobedient
- receive His forgiveness, breaking the power of Satan over you
- refreshed in His Spirit, make a solid plan to fulfill this assignment
- now just get on with it
Wow, doesn’t that already feel great? Do you already feel an awakening?
Now that our Lord Jesus has your attention please allow me to explain what is going on here; you may have heard it said in God’s word many are called but few are chosen. You have been called or called up or activated (this should only be a confirmation to what you already know in your spirit) it is up to you whether or not you are chosen. Maybe you already know you are chosen and this is a gentle reminder to keep moving forward! It is my great honor to encourage you in our Lord Jesus.
Jesus said: “…blessed is he who is not offended in me.” Luke 7:23
So as not to offend you at the very beginning of our journey please allow me to present you with a picture; a general overview, the skeleton of your assignment and we will attach the details as we continue.
The bull’s-eye of the mission is to understand God’s perfect will for your life and get in it as quickly as you can without skipping any “hoops” or without “cutting any corners”. Next to lead your family into this perfect will and lastly; to encourage others around you to do the same. This will take some seemingly radical decisions and actions on your part and will challenge you to trade up from knowing to doing.
3rd Action Step – please do this now.
Imagine with me that God pulled back the spiritual curtain that separates time and you gained some information in advance of an event that would shake every family in the nation like never before. Imagine for just a moment that you were shown this information so that you could prepare for it. Not to prepare to capitalize on your neighbors suffering but to be useful as an End Time Ambassador of Christ. This truly is what happened with apostle John and what he saw recorded in Revelation 17 & 18.
Imagine this Future Event: You “saw” the government make it illegal to speak the name of Jesus, illegal to own a Bible and illegal to broadcast Biblical programs, illegal to assemble, thus; shutting down every church building in the nation. You “saw” that you would be leading your family spiritually in your own home all by yourself. You would be teaching the Bible, praying over your children, worshiping with your wife, eating your meals in remembrance of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection until He calls us home. You would be covertly testifying to those around you of the saving power of Christ and you would be baptizing those who come to Christ.
Coming back to the present time, you are tempted to doubt that you can fulfill such a calling. That is why I am writing to you, it is not only my calling but also my great honor to encourage you in this path of equipping. The word apostle in front of my name is not a title it is my job description!
“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 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; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.“ Ephesians 4:11-16 (NASB)
Father God in Jesus Name I pray that You would make the “high” places low and the “low” places high: in Jesus Name I break the demonic assignments off my brother’s life! I break the low spirits of doubt, rejection and passivity that have tried to impression him with feelings of worthlessness and paralyze him with fear. In Jesus Name I break the lofty spirit of pride. I ask in Jesus Name that the crooked roads in my brother’s life would be made straight starting NOW. Father God I ask that you would forgive my brother of his sins and restore in him the broken places and replace them with your strength, Amen.
How did you do, did the picture seem a little freaky? Could you ever see yourself leading your family spiritually? I mean YOU leading them at home, not leading them to a religious institution to have another lead them spiritually. Even if the event of the closure of the church buildings never happened, the truth is that you are responsible before God to lead your family and the great news is that God has given you everything you need to fulfill His calling! He has given you His: Word, Salvation, Power, Provision, resources, Son Jesus, His Holy Spirit who lives in you and leads you, and today He has given you me.
If you cannot comprehend that there are still apostles at work in the Kingdom of God today then just insert the idea of a personal life coach anointed of God to help you get where want to be: the spiritual leader of your home. The understanding of apostle will come in time…you will need to understand all five of these gifts Jesus has given to the True Church Ephesians 4:11 (mainly because the false gifts are killing you).
THE HARDER PICTURE
The first picture I gave you was the soft and easy picture this picture is probably closer to the real event that our Lord wants you to “see” and prepare for.
4th Action Step – please do this now.
This time Imagine with me that God pulled back the spiritual curtain and instead of closing down every church building, thousands more sprung up. What seems like a great movement of “the church” is actually a movement away from God Himself. A new wave of coexistence and a comingling of True Faith with tolerating the teaching of false doctrines. Have you heard of the latest religious fad name Chrislim? It is the false doctrine that Christians, Muslims and Jews all originated from Abraham (which is true, “Father Abraham had many sons”) But the lie is that we all worship the same God. We do not! People, family, friends, coworkers, classmates asking you to go to church with them, guilting you and shaming you to go to church with them and you have to say no. Why? Because this is not the True Church that Jesus is building. This is the Wide Gate in Matthew that leads to destruction and also the whore Babylon in Revelation 17-18 that we are told to come out from among. With this “new wave” the Name of Jesus is removed, the Holy Word of God is nullified by lies and traditions of men and even though there may seem to be an appearance of godliness THERE IS NO POWER! From such you must prepare to exit, run home and lead your own family spiritually.
Now can you see that you will be teaching the Bible, praying over your children, worshiping with your wife, eating your meals in remembrance of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection until He calls us home? You will be covertly testifying to those around you of the saving power of Christ and YOU will be baptizing those who come to Christ.
You have been called to be an End Time Ambassador of Christ (and today I confirm that call) you are to prepare quickly so you will be qualified to be chosen. My mentor told me years ago: “Choose to be chosen” now I pass that on to you.
There is one minor detail: Just like in an American Football game we are about to hear the whistle blow, if you will, to announce the two minute warning; Thus the title End Time Ambassador of Christ.
5th Action Step – Choose to be chosen
If this bears witness with your spirit, if you feel a conviction by The Holy Spirit where you are a little short of breath and your heart is spiritually racing for the first time in a while then choose to be chosen. Accept the challenge to prepare to lead you household spiritually and stop depending on being babied and milk fed by another. The apostle Paul said you need no other teacher than The Holy Spirit of God. My job is to just help you in your transition.
Pray with me: Father God I receive the call and I am choosing to be chosen. Lead, guide and teach me by Your Holy Spirit. Prepare me to lead my family, and touch the world around me with Your Truth, Love and Power in Jesus Name. Amen.
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