Subsequent week we will have the privilege of getting the apostolic fathering ministry of our fellowship, Gary Hargrave, going to us. We want to prepare for his coming and build an expectation for it simply because we think an apostolic word has the energy to alter us. What is an apostle? Just, one particular who is sent. The way to determine an apostle is that when they minister, you will not see them, but they will reveal the one particular who sent them, just as Christ revealed the Father, the A single who had sent Him.
Apostles and prophets are the foundation of the Church. Absolutely everyone who hears the apostolic word and acts on it builds their property on the rock of Christ, the chief cornerstone. The apostolic ministry is offered by Christ to the Church as the agency to equip the saints and bring them into perfection. They also bring us into a deeper understanding of what God is carrying out in every single generation. His purposes never ever alter, but He unfolds His Word in a deeper way in each and every generation. Paul talked about the mystery of the Gospel, he realized that what he saw in God’s program to incorporate the Gentiles had previously been hidden, a mystery. As an apostle, Paul was raised up to reveal what God was carrying out in that age.
Apostles are messengers of the Lord. They speak a living Word. We are named The Living Word Fellowship simply because we have had a living Word spoken in our churches for more than sixty years. The living Word was initially spoken by our founder, John Robert Stevens, and when he died he passed that mantle on to Gary Hargrave. We have had such a privilege to sit beneath these apostolic ministries that God has raised up. We pray for the apostolic ministry simply because it is furthered in the earth by the release that comes by means of a people today. An apostle can not stand alone. To release an apostle is to release the apostolic anointing on these that are raised up to be the seal of that ministry. An apostle’s freedom comes simply because the deposit of the living Word that they speak is manifested in a people today that are the seal of that ministry.
“We have this treasure in earthen vessels” (two Corinthians four:7). Apostles are not super-human, nevertheless, they are the voice of God’s Word to the Physique of Christ. Count on practically nothing additional of them than that they are no cost to move as a vessel of God. Then that exact same anointing can be duplicated in our lives and Christ can flow by means of His Physique. God is bringing forth His Kingdom in this generation. If you want to be an expression of God in the earth currently, retain listening to and acting on the living Word that is coming from the apostolic ministry. Have an open, hungry spirit that prays, “Lord, reveal Your Word to me, create it on my heart.” Then God’s Word will grow to be a force in the earth to alter this age.
Scriptures: I Thessalonians two:13 John 14:eight-11 Ephesians two:19-20 four:11-13 1 Corinthians four:1-two 9:1-two two Corinthians four:six-7 (Matthew 7:24) (Ephesians six:19).