#LiveTheLife This is the place of every true Believer in Jesus Christ! This is when our walk begin to match our talk, we have no other choice but to identify with this Text. The OLD ME is DEAD and GONE and all that can be now seen is CHRIST shining forth from within me... see more
Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
You have been waiting long and at times you feel like God may have forgotten your prayer. Well I am here to tell you that He certainly has not done any such thing. He is SURELY going to respond, but in His TIMING! So you just be patient and wait on The Lord and again I say wait on The Lord. Remember these Two Passages: see more James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." As you read this following Passage, see "The Coming Of The Lord", as Him coming into your situation... James 5:7-8 "Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."
This is for some one: Hear me do you realize that you came into this world #alone, and when you leave this world you will leave alone. So one of the things that you MUST be able to do is to learn to love yourself; learn to fully appreciate who God has created you to be. If not you will live a life that is miserable, defeated and lonely... #Justsaying
Preface This book came to fruition as the result of a vivid vision/dream I had during the early morning hours of November 3rd 2009. In this vision/dream I was in the company of our Lord Jesus Christ and a group of the early Apostles when He [Jesus] turned to me and said you need to write a book titled – “I Will Build My Church–Period” – Jesus Christ. “Many are saying that My Church is in trouble, when She is not!!!” He added emphatically “My Church is right on time and right on schedule!” He went on to say that His Church is on time and on budget and it is perfect! He made it clear that there were two churches being built – the One that He was building and the one that was being built by man and religion. He then instructed me to get up and write the vision down before I would forget. I then hesitantly awoke from sleep and did as He instructed me.
For those of you who don’t know it already, the Church is not an ornate building that houses preaching and a song service, but rather the Body of Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ! The Church that Jesus Christ is building is not being built with natural material but with the lives of people. Another fact that we need to grasp and understand is the fact that the Church that He is building is apostolic.
Many of you may be wondering what I am referring to as I speak of the “apostolic” as you may have grown up in a liturgical church reciting the Apostles’ Creed which speaks of the Apostolic Church. In this context, the denomination believes that the authority of the original Apostles was handed down to bishops and overseers in the line of succession from the early Church Fathers. There is no evidence to support this scripturally and this is not what we are referring to at all. I will attempt to clarify just what I mean by the Church being apostolic as some reading this book may not fully understand this concept.
Jesus Christ the Builder of the Church is The Apostle who was the Sent One [Greek – Apostello] – Hebrew 3:1. If a carpenter was to build a house he would build a wooden house. If a brick layer or mason was to build a house he would build a concrete or brick house. In like manner Jesus Christ, The Apostle, is the One who is building the Church and as such the Church that He is building is apostolic.
The apostolic has nothing to do primarily with the current “apostolic reformation” taking place that is seeing Apostles restored to the Body of Christ. The Church has always been apostolic and will continue to be that way until Jesus Christ comes!
Part of the confusion that has been and continues to be in the Church is the understanding and function of Apostles. Our English word for Apostle comes from the Greek word apostello meaning one sent forth to do a specific task...
Here’s a brief excerpt from my book: Five Pillars Of The Apostolic, which can be purchased here on my Amazon page – http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Scantlebury/e/B008BSTO6Y?&tag=gracehope-20 see more Chapter One: An Overview of Things Upward Climb of The Church Accuracy – A Divine Requirement Purity and Holiness The Ministry of Christ God’s Timetable Why The Need For Restoration Understanding God’s Restorative Process Apostolic Reference In Scriptures The Third-Day Church
Chapter Two: Apostolic Reference and Definition Apostolic Commissioning and Sending The First Principle The Holy Spirit’s Intent The Man-Child Anointing
Chapter Three: Pillar One – Spirit of Wisdom The Zerubbabel Example The Moses Example The Daniel Example Paul’s Example
Chapter Four: Pillar Two – Fathering Elijah and Elisha Qualities of True Fathers True Apostolic Fathers vs. Traditional Religious Leaders The Heart Cry of True Fathers
Chapter Five: Pillar Three – Government and Authority The Threshing Floor of Ornan the Jebusite Issues of the Contents of the Ark
Chapter Six: Pillar Four – Wealth The Wealth Transfer Kingdom Business Babylon will be judged
Chapter Seven: Pillar Five – Miracles, Signs and Wonders Meaning and Origin of Miracles An Interesting Event
Chapter Eight: The Apostles and Church Unity Networking Purity, Part of the Process Towards a United Church
Appendix Questions and Answers
Accuracy - A Divine Requirement God requires accuracy in all that He calls us to do; therefore we must not proceed with any preconceived notions concerning that which God will do, in this last hour. The revelation God is giving to us through His holy Apostles and Prophets in this final hour, is extremely vital to all those whose hearts are wholly given, and whose desire is to accomplish the will of God for their lives. When each of us begin to walk with the Lord, He begins the process of “renewing our minds” in order that we might “begin” to think as He thinks and see as He sees.
In the past, many leaders have abused their positions of authority in the church. Because of this, they have disillusioned untold numbers of the children of God. We perceive that at this very time, God is causing a great transition to take place in the hearts of His people, and He is revealing to them a “leadership” that is trustworthy in the handling of His Word and in the building up of His Church in the earth.
We need to fully understand that when anyone who has been called to be an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor or Teacher, declares a “revelation truth”, it is simply the outpouring of God’s Spirit of wisdom and revelation.
Please understand that the word, or the action, is not first and foremost a by-product of the vessel (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor or Teacher) being used; but rather, the vessel (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor or Teacher) is simply the container or conduit for the teaching of the Holy Spirit and the necessary administration of God’s truth.
For too long we, as the children of God, have (to varying degrees) kept our eyes on “flesh and blood” instead of on Jesus. Because of this, at times we have elevated certain of the leaders (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors or Teachers) that God raised up, thereby allowing us to be held captive by a “spirit of idolatry”. This undoubtedly prevents one from receiving the fullness of God’s blessing, regardless of the office of the vessel God has sent. However, in this season, God is raising up men and women who are driven (at any personal cost) by this one burning desire; and that is to lead people into the fullness of their inheritance in Christ. This will enable them to enter into the fullness of the ministry that God has called them to! Rather than being entities unto themselves, Five-Fold Ministers are simply “forerunners” or “pioneers” in the carrying out of God’s “Kingdom-Purpose” in the earth.
#GodIsTrulyAmazing Took some time today to view some of the simply powerful documentaries of wildlife in South Africa. I tell you God is truly amazing with His awesome and powerful creation. And to think that we human beings are still at the very top of His creation. And despite all that we have see more achieved as a human race we cannot reproduce His Awesome, Powerful creation. The lion is truly king of the beasts...