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 The eternal Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is undergoing monumental metamorphosis.  We are coming out of much tribulation, shedding our wine skins of old and putting on wine skins anew.  Luke 5:37 tells us, “And no one puts new wine into old skins, otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be poured out, and the skins will be destroyed;”   The Church in this hour is being transformed and awakened to the full measure of her purpose and destiny.  God is raising up His people with great acceleration to become vessels fit for the new wine of supernatural power.  These called out ones are so thirsty for wine of the Spirit and so hungry to doing the will of the Father that they are willing to let go of manmade traditions and old religious structures.   They are willing to break fanatical allegiance with denominationalism and are become a part of the uniting forces of God.   There are many who talk about how much they know God; however this season will be marked with a divine attestation of the genuine anointing that will only be found upon those who are known by God.  Those truly called of God in this hour will be described like Stephen, as being righteous and full of the Holy Ghost.  We are all being called to walk in a new wine skin if we are going to carry the new wine.   In this aeon, this generation is being called to bear the apostolic and prophetic kingdom wine skin of our day.   God’s distinction and seal upon His fivefold in this hour is that there will be a heavier burden for lost souls, a call to effective and fervent prayer and fasting and a pursuit of the fruits of the Spirit more than the gifts of the Spirit.  

 

Published in Voice of The Apostles
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 07:46

Apostles are Reformers, Warriors, Strategists

Apostles are ardent reformers and early supporters of a cause. They carry a revolutionary spirit. Uzziah is a good example of an apostolic reformer, builder and restorer. He was only sixteen years old when he became king. He built Eloth and restored it to Judah, a significant pattern for apostolic ministry (2 Chronicles 26:1-2).

Restore, Hebrew shuwb means to "turn back, recover or return." There are old truths lost in the sea of religious traditions of men that God is restoring throughout his Church.

Published in Voice of The Apostles
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 04:13

The Coming Apostolic Master Builders

By Jonas Clark

 

The current structure or model of church ministry revolves around the pastoral paradigm (model) of ministry. A paradigm is a structure of ministry that serves as a model or pattern. It's astonishing but the word pastor, Greek poimen is only mentioned once in the entire New Testament. From one occurrence in scripture we have built thousands of pastoral churches. Yet there were no churches ever built in the New Testament by pastors. Even the one started at Antioch soon received Barnabas as an apostolic leader. Barnabas was a sent-one (apostolic gift) from the church in Jerusalem.

All New Testament churches were built by apostles, not pastors. Scripture says, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers” (Ephesians 4:11). Though we see the word pastor, poimen, only once in scripture we have used it to create a model of how ministry is supposed to function and have made it our current model for ministry.

Published in Voice of The Apostles
Bill Johnson:

For centuries the people of God have gathered together around specific truths. Denominations and organizations have been formed to unite these groups of Believers. Having common belief systems (see footnote 1 at bottom) has helped to build unity within particular groups and define their purpose. Historically these groups were formed from people who were usually newly saved, or were asked to leave whatever denomination they were previously a part of.

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