Two interesting items from tonight’s Elijah List.
Yep, buy them a harp, this will bring them to the saving knowledge of Christ…sigh…
Harps for Israel distributes free harps throughout Israel to those who long to sing to the Lord with a harp. Help us raise up an army of psalmists to stir Israel to proclaim once again, like David: “…the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel”…
A war of powers and principalities is raging over Israel, heralded by a battle of sounds…The spirits of many Israelis—especially young people—are plagued by uncertainty, anxiety and confusion. Israel needs to be equipped for this battle of sounds just as in Biblical times….All donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Donors of $200 or more receive a special gift of appreciation. more here
Get ready, the apostolic movement is coming…again
Over the course of several weeks the Holy Spirit has once again given several prophetic experiences pointing to the coming apostolic movement. Although the Western Church has several ministries that are functioning in apostolic ways, we have yet to see the true demonstration of New Testament apostolic ministry the way it will be revealed before the end comes. It is crucial at this point in history that we as a generation not settle for anything less than the fullness of our Biblically defined heritage.
Clearly we are living in what the Bible defined as the “end of the age.” Even so, the Word is emphatic that the Gospel of the Kingdom must be preached in all the world before the end can come. There is a Gospel that has been preached throughout the world, but not the Gospel of the Kingdom in its fullness as outlined by Scripture and demonstrated by the Lord Jesus Himself and His early apostles. Nevertheless, because time is short, the imminent emergence of this ministry is apparent for a quick work to facilitate the great harvest.
This ministry will come forth not only with insightful revelatory messages of divine truth but also miraculous demonstrations of power through righteous vessels of honor and valor. There is something coming that has not yet been given birth that will provide clarity and identity to numerous ministers and ministries to facilitate their mandate and accomplish their commission.
Several years ago the Lord gave me a very compelling prophetic experience or vision to depict the qualities and nature of apostolic ministry according to His definition. In the experience a heavenly messenger entered a room with the loud and definitive announcement, “The Apostolic is coming.” As he did, a voice of ultimate authority echoed from Heaven saying, “The Apostolic IS coming.”
With that affirmation, the messenger continued, “We had better get a good understanding of apostolic ministry under us…for it will be on top of us before we know it. Samuel is a type of this apostolic leadership. The Lord let none of his words fall to the ground nor did he beg his bread from the people.”
In this experience the Lord indicated valuable attributes through the life and ministry of Samuel the prophet, depicting qualities He desires to impart to the apostolic leadership soon to emerge. Careful study in Samuel’s life provides key secrets to help qualify for this mandate and touch the Father’s heart in preparation.
Very often, prophetic experiences of this nature highlight personalities we know and recognize as a true prophet to symbolize the Lord’s Voice or the Spirit of Prophecy bringing a timely and relevant message.
When the messenger announced on the earth that the apostolic is coming, it was verified with a Heavenly Voice to accentuate its certainty.
True apostolic ministry is coming and the more thorough our understanding of it, the more likely we will be to sustain this awesome ministry without being overcome by the intensity and power of it.
Like Samuel, the anointed leadership the Lord desires to bring to His church will stand before Him as His spokesmen, extracting the precious from the profane.
These faithful leaders were transitional men in covenant relationship with the Lord for transitional times and marked a point of demarcation for God’s people. This perfectly illustrates the nature of the Apostolic leadership the Lord will use in this day.
These three represent the Priest/Prophet/Judge (Kingly) anointing that will be entrusted to this maturing leadership.
The coming apostolic ministers will be as pillar of cloud by day with prophetic anointing that will function as a pillar of fire by night giving illumination. Each will provide a canopy of protection through the Holy Spirit even as Israel was protected during the judgments of Egypt. The shelter of Goshen will become apparent in the coming season. (more here)
What is interesting about the second item, concerning the coming apostolic movement, is these guys were claiming it was coming at least as far back as 1996. (see, The “New Apostolic” church movement)
According to Peter Wagner it ‘arrived’ in 2001;
The Second Apostolic Age began roughly in 2001, heralding the most radical change in the way of doing church at least since the Protestant Reformation. This New Apostolic Reformation embraces the largest segment of non-Catholic Christianity worldwide, and the fastest growing. Churches of the Apostolic Movement embrace the only Christian megablock growing faster than Islam. (Peter Wagner, International Coalition of Apostles)
Makes your head spin, doesn’t it..