Pam and I are thanking God for this week of reflecting on a wonderful meeting last weekend with our Apostolic Campaign 2017/2018 Celebration of Sons & Daughters! We also had ministry relationships and pastors and churches represented that we serve in relationship with that also made it special. As I wrote in a post earlier this week, it took several days for the meeting to “sink in” and still has a sobering, yet joyous effect on us! We realize that as Father took us on this “Three Day” journey, how significant it is for the “Third Day” Church, and the remnant that is being tested by fire to come forth as “pure gold” tried in the fire!! The fire is more than for purging or chastising, it is for the purifying, glory of the Lord to be made manifest and seen upon us! (Isa. 60:1,2)
As we celebrate His goodness through 40 years of ministry, and 20 years of apostolic ministry, we are so grateful for the freedom that comes through “God-ordained” relationships that are birthed and connected in Him and that He holds together for His own purpose and grace to be fulfilled in us. The three day celebration that began last Friday, July 28- Sunday, July 30, represented another significant shift to us, as we transition into the rest and peace of God in this new day of Christ! Each night culminated with a word of God bringing us into more clarity and revelation for wisdom and insight into His plans! On Saturday night, in particular, Father led us to 2 Chronicles 20 and the story of King Jehoshaphat of Judah being surrounded by enemies on all sides. As He prayed and led all the people into prayer and praise and the singers and minstrels worshiped the Lord, He brought forth a marvelous victory that they did not even to have to fight in. In verse 17, He spoke and said, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Set (postions) yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem…” In verse 20, with 20/20 vision, Jehoshaphat declared, “Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe HIs prophets, and so shall you prosper!”
He led me then to Isaac in Gen. 26 where he was in the land of Gerar and there was a great famine. Gen. 26:12,13 says, “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. vs. 13 says, ‘The man began to prosper, and continued prospering UNTIL HE BECAME VERY PROSPEROUS, or till he “increased with the full increase of God.” We began to touch on the “100 fold” blessing and we found where the the disciples saw Jesus dealing with the rich young ruler to sell what he had, give to the poor, and come and take up his cross and follow him. In the account in Mark 10:20-31, we see Jesus addressing those who ‘trust’ in their riches and how hard it is for them to enter the kingdom of God! They were like, who then can be saved?
Jesus then said in Mark 10:27-31- “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Then Peter began to say to HIm, ‘See, we have left all and followed you.” So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, “who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time–houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children or lands, WITH PERSECUTIONS–AND IN THE AGE TO COME, ETERNAL LIFE. “But man who are first will be last, and the last first.” WOW!!
Now, we’ve all seen the abuse of some in the modern day prosperity gospel who use this passage to raise money, or to say if you “sow 100 dollars you’ll get back $1,000.00 or $10,000.00”, as if it is a magical formula. That’s not what Jesus was talking about, He was talking about a “completeness, a fullness of all, like Isaac, when he sowed in the land of famine, He reaped until He began to prosper, to be blessed and increase and keep increasing with the increase of God! In today’s vernacular and even Jesus’ word, He describes the 100 fold not just as a “financial thing”, He described it as “what ever you gave up and sowed in the kingdom, you will reap everything needed that will be provided to accomplish God’s will for you in the earth! Can He increase your money? Certainly, but He would rather increase us with everything that He has already blessed us with in “ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS” as well! (Eph. 1:3)
When He spoke that to us in relation to our spiritual relationships and stewardship, we began to see that its not about a “dollar amount”, it’s about being ’empowered to prosper’ and see the ability as well to “bless those who prosper” or release the fullness of the “Third day church!” From now, this year of 2017 through 2020, we decree and declare the blessing and prosperity of God, especially in the realm of the apostolic company of Jesus Christ, to see everything needed and provided to advance and declare the kingdom of God! Psalm 66:12 says, You have caused men to ride over our heads: We went through fire and through water; BUT YOU BROUGHT US OUT TO RICH FULFILLMENT, OR A LARGE AND WEALTHY PLACE. Wow, praise the Lord. Many prosperity teachers say God won’t cause you to go through anything or have difficulties, or setbacks, but He actually uses these things to bring us through the fire and cause us to inherit our inheritance in Christ!
One of our spiritual daughters, Linda Harless, who was not even able to be with us in the meeting, posted the other day this powerful passage in Zech. 13;8,9- And it shall come to pass in all the land, says the LORD, “”that two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one-third (the third part) shall be left in it: I will bring the third part THROUGH THE FIRE, WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER IS REFINED, AND TEST THEM AS GOLD IS TESTED. THEY WILL CALL ON MY NAME, AND I WILL ANSWER THEM. I WILL SAY, ‘THIS IS MY PEOPLE.’ AND EACH ONE WILL SAY, ‘THE LORD IS MY GOD.'” This spiritual application of the people of God today declares that even the Third day people are being tested, thus even a principle of the ‘fourth” coming forth that shall shine as pure gold!! THIS IS THE “FOURTH DIMENSION”, THE FULLNESS OF ALL THAT FILLS ALL THINGS AND QUALIFIES US FOR COMPLETENESS!!!
I’m sharing this with you, our wordpress family, that as you persevere through maybe much pain or suffering or tribulation while watching many others seemingly “prospering” but yet have no real revelation of what being in the kingdom really means and hang out back in the first or second day dimension, God is bringing this third part through the fire with such revelation that it will explode with the increase of our Father to bring the 100-FOLD NOW AND IN THIS PRESENT AGE, WITH PERSECUTIONS, THE COMPLETE TREASURE OF OUR FATHER FOR A MIGHTY APOSTOLIC WAR-CHEST AND STOREHOUSE FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD! WHERE ARE YOU AT? ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH JUST SOME ‘BLESSINGS’, OR DO YOU WANT THE FULL BLESSING AND INHERITANCE OF THE FULL GROWN SONS OF GOD IN THE EARTH TODAY! THIS WILL ACTUALLY EXCEED THE HARVEST, THIS WILL BRING THE FULL INHERITANCE OF THE FIRSTBORN BLESSING IN JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN. (Romans 8:29)
Some have been asking for the link to our page for giving, and it seems at times it isn’t working. If you would like to sow into the apostolic of Jesus Christ in the portion that He has given us, click on the link below and it seems to be working fine! Again, as we stated in our apostolic meeting, this is not about raising money or giving a certain amount, this is in coming into agreement for our Father to release everything that heaven holds so that, as the embassy of the kingdom, and ambassadors of Christ, we will see the land full and flowing with the river of God, and all the glory that comes from it! And we come into agreement with Him concerning our theme verse, Isa. 43:6b,7- “Bring my sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth–Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I HAVE FORMED HIM, YES, I HAVE MADE HIM.” THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR OBEDIENCE AND LETS’ BE THE VESSELS IN THE HAND OF THE LORD THAT SHALL SURELY SEE “THE WHOLE EARTH FILLED, OR TO BE MADE FULL, OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD! MUCH LOVE AND MANY BLESSINGS, JIM AND PAM!