What a mighty move of God we have been experiencing! It is exciting to be part of the kingdom of God during this hour!
A few weeks ago, a lady with a history of cancer had spots that her doctor told her needed removed. We prayed for her on Sunday, on Tuesday she went to the doctor for him to determine the procedure. They did more test, the spots were gone! She had received her healing.
In another service a week later, we prayed for a lady that had surgery that went wrong and she had lost feeling in the top of her head and below her chin. When we prayed, instantly she regained all of her feeling.
Many that had pain before we prayed, were without pain after we prayed! God is moving in a mighty way and we give glory and honor to Him!
Others have prayed through, been renewed, set free from addictions, received the Holy Ghost for the first time! God is on the move!
END TIME APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY
Walking In The Power of His Might!
Yes, there is gloom in doom in the news with political and world events. The world is unstable and becoming more volatile and demonic! But, that is the culture of the world! Apostolic’s are not part of the world culture; we are part of the book of Acts Culture!
The shift is taking place. You can feel it. Momentum is turning in favor of the advancing kingdom of God. God is positioning a people, a church, a bride to receive the pouring out of His spirit in end time revival that the prophet Joel prophesied!
We are on the verge of the greatest move of God that the earth has ever experienced. Jesus Christ walked this earth operating with miracles signs and wonders, and as we approach this great historical revival, apostolic authority is being restored!
In the midst of all of this are false teachers and false prophet voices that promote an artificial doctrine. It is the spirit of antichrist that seeks to dumb down the move of God with replica Christ’s:
1 John 2:18 (KJV)
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
New voices that talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk! They have a form of Godliness, but deny the power! It’s these voices that will be filtered out as chaff in the wind. Individuals that have determined to live as they wish, writing their own way, discarding the doctrine of biblical Truth.
For the move of God that the church is going to experience with miracles, signs and wonders; this purification must take place. God is drawing individuals to a deep intimate relationship with Him to show His power!
We need transformation from world system philosophy and Egypt minded thinking. We need the power of the Holy Ghost manifesting in power, so that people that are looking for Truth will be set free from this world as the power of God moves on their heart! Discipleship and evangelism will come through this powerful move of God.
I love new lyrics, new sounds, the beat of a good apostolic song, but this move of God is not coming through a new sound, beat or song. Its arriving through the authority of God with a move of the Holy Ghost that heals, delivers, sets free and saves the sinner! Authority comes from identity, so we will recognize this move when we hear it, and see it. We will recognize the meat of the Word and the power of His might!
The disciples walked in apostolic authority. What is different today than when Peter, James, and John walked the earth teaching, preaching, and proclaiming the Word? Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
Five reasons Apostolics don’t walk in the power and authority they have in Christ.
1. SIN Habitually sinning brings us under satan’s authority. He has legal rights over us until we truly repent. Jesus said, “The ruler of this world is coming, and has nothing on Me” (John 14:30). Jesus was without sin, so the devil could not get a foothold in His life.
James 5:16 declares, “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” We have to be under authority before we can exercise authority. If we are rebellious toward those in authority over us, whether that is parents or spiritual authority, we won’t have authority over the evil one.
2. IGNORANCE In Hosea 4:6, God declares, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” People are destroyed by their ignorance of authority in Christ because of their lack of relationship and study of the Word of God. We are not powerless against the enemy, the bible makes this clear!
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 states, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”
Many see good and evil forces as opposite each other, but equal in power and authority. Satan is a loser, created by God, a fallen angel that rebelled and fell from his lofty position in Christ. He convinced one-third of the angels to fall with him, today he continues his deceit, but it’s against humanity!
God, our authority, is the uncreated Creator who has always been and will be – He’s self-existent. To a believer who is walking in God’s authority, satan is like a toothless lion. There is no comparison to satans power and God’s power.
When David confronted Goliath; Goliath compared his physical prowess with David’s. Goliath was insulted that the Israelites would send a mere shepherd boy against him.
David didn’t compare himself with Goliath; he compared Goliath with God. God was so much greater than Goliath that the match was over before it had a chance to begin (1 Samuel 17:41-50)
Too many people are ignorant about the source of evil. Satan, not God, is the cause of all the evil in the world. When we have a warped perspective of the sovereignty of God, we become passive in fighting sickness and evil.
Too many times, people attribute disaster to God’s judgment. Scripture tells us that satan – not God – is the one who comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10) and that we are to put on the full armor of God and stand firm against the evil one in this day and hour (Ephesians 6:10-18)
3. UNBELIEF Unbelief is a serious sin! Romans 14:23 says, “But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.” The book of Hebrews also calls unbelief sinful: “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12), Unbelief is so serious that Jesus could not do many miracles because of the people’s lack of faith (Matthew 13:58)
We can measure the level of our belief or unbelief by asking ourselves, do we really believe that Jesus defeated the enemy? If we don’t, we are unlikely to see the results we desire when we lay hands on the sick.
As Apostolics, we must believe that God can and will do anything, Could this belief be tied to faithfulness? The three duties of every Christian are giving, praying, and fasting. Solomon made the point that a cord or rope, braided with three strands is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12), When giving, praying, and fasting are practiced because of our faithfulness in believing that the Word of God is yea and Amen, He will perform (Philippians 1:6) a good work in you, creates a type of three-fold cord that is not easily broken. Jesus said, “nothing will be impossible” (Matthew 17:20).
Could we be missing our greatest breakthroughs because we fail to pray, fast, and give according to biblical instruction? The thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and hundredfold return Jesus spoke of (Mark 4:8, 20), look at it this way: when you pray, you can release a thirtyfold return, when prayer and giving are part of your life, it can release sixtyfold blessings. When all three – giving, prayer and fasting – are part of your life, is it possible the hundredfold return can be released? IF, that be the case, you have to wonder what blessings are not being released, what answered prayers are not getting through, what bondages not broken, what addictions not set free, what healings not taking place?
4. FEAR 2 Timothy 1:7-8 declares, “God has not given us a spirit of fear.” Fear paralyzes faith! Fear stops us dead in our tracks from walking in the authority that Christ won at Calvary. Fear stops healing powers flow!
1 John 5:18 teaches us that “the wicked one does not touch (whomever is born of God)” (Luke 10:19). But there are those that have suffered wounds and defeat from the enemy when they engaged in spiritual warfare and are now afraid. Too many times in services in different congregations, when you begin talking about satans lack of power and authority against the child of God, you will begin to feel the fear from those that have battled satan and lost.
There are many ways to guard against defeat by the adversary.
Be led by the Spirit
Make sure satan has no legal right to attack – you have not given place to satan through carnality or sin
Obtain prayer covering
After taking these steps, we can confront the darkness, because we have the authority to do so. DO NOT be afraid of obeying God’s directives even if it requires engaging in strategic warfare.
Luke 12:32 gives us wise counsel: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
5. PRAYERLESSNESS Luke 18:1 establishes the importance of prayer: “Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
Ephesians 6:18 elaborates: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 1:21-23 (KJV)
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
It’s time for Apostolics to understand who they are! It’s a blood bought church with Jesus Christ seal of authority stamped on it!
Many wonder why we haven’t seen the apostolic miracles signs and wonders that scripture says we will experience. Be patient, keep alert, keep watching, keep listening! God is positioning His people, we must position ourselves, purify and sanctify ourselves, discipline ourselves to be part of receiving the outpouring of the greatest revival that has ever been known to mankind. It’s on its way and He is returning – Jesus is coming soon!
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