Don’t know what to make of this latest email from Peter Wagner….
APOSTOLIC GOVERNMENT IN DELAWARE
C. Peter Wagner January 30, 2012
For a long time, those of us involved in the New Apostolic Reformation have agreed that God raises up territorial apostles to provide biblical government for the people of God in a given geographical region. I personally have tried to keep my spiritual antennae tuned to developments in implementing territorial apostolic government, especially in the U.S., and I have been observing several individuals who undoubtedly have the gifts of territorial apostles, but I suspect that my list is far from complete. I would love to hear from any of those who read this report who may have information about territorial apostolic government so that we could begin to catalog and publicize what God is doing.
Meanwhile, for a year or more I have been in touch with apostolic leadership in the state of Delaware, the first state admitted to the union, about the possibility of organizing key apostles in the state and having their government recognized by the state. I was honored to be invited to sit with six of these leaders for an extended meeting on January 19, 2012. Preparations for this meeting had been going on for several months. Those present agreed to constitute themselves as the Delaware Council of Apostles, and they appointed one of their number to serve as Convening Apostle.
Three of the six had not yet been publicly commissioned as apostles, so a public meeting for commissioning was scheduled that evening. Much to my surprise, a good bit of field work had been done to assure the approval of the State of Delaware. As part of the ceremony, I was officially welcomed as an apostle and authorized to help commission apostles to the state. The mayor of Seaford (a committed believer) read the Commendation from his office and presented me with the key to the city. This was followed by a Tribute complete with the seal of the Sussex County Council, a Tribute with the seal of the Senate of the State of Delaware, and a Tribute from the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware read personally by the representative of the district.
I could not help but feel that this event, held in our first state, could well have been historic.
For the record, I feel I should transcribe the document from the House, elegantly inscribed on 8 1/2″ x 14″ parchment-type paper and encased in a folder;
“State of Delaware House of Representatives. Tribute. Be it known to all that the House of Representatives recognizes Dr. C. Peter Wagner As an Apostle For the Occasion of Commissioning Apostles in the State of Delaware. On this special day of the Commissioning Service, we honor Dr. C. Peter Wagner for his many years of faithful service to the Lord of Heaven and Earth, and the advancement of His Kingdom. ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens: I know your works. See I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it.” Rev. 3:7.’ The House of Representatives extends its sincere congratulations and directs this tribute to be presented on this 19th day of January 2012. (Signed) Robert F. Gilligan, Speaker of the House; Richard L. Puffer, Chief Clerk of the House, Representative Daniel B., Short, Sponsor.”
I was delighted that fellow Global Spheres, Inc. members from New Jersey, John and Sheryl Price and Trisha Roselle came down from New Jersey to pray for us during the business meeting and to form our Prophetic Presbytery for the Commissioning Service. The Delaware Council of Apostles has formulated a charter document that is currently undergoing revision. When it is ready, I would hope that we could publicize it as a possible format for other states. I thought that the official sanction of the Government Mountain for this highly significant initiative in the Religion Mountain was notable. It would be interesting to know whether such a thing has happened in other states.
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