APOSTOLIC  and PROPHETIC Articulations and Kingdom Terminologies 

Dr. Tim Early

{Ephesians 2:20-22}

A wise man will hear, and will increase in learning ; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsel. Proverbs 1:5

When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul, Discretion shall preserve you & understanding shall keep you. Proverbs 2:10-11Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding. Proverbs 3:13

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

Counsel is mine and sound wisdom is mine. I am "understanding," I have strength. Proverbs 8:14

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Proverbs 20:5

Of the children of Issachar... men that had the understanding of the times... 1 Chronicles 12:32

The scriptures mentioned confirm the encouraging need for saints to simply understand through spiritual means, or to come into a further understanding. Here, understanding simply means "to separate and distinguish," Further note, there is implication here of understanding the true nature of a thing through wisdom and revelation. Ephesians 1:17-18..thus, we get the phrase, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding...Proverbs 24:1-2

When we say "Present Truth," this is taken from 2 Peter 1:12 which confirms what the Holy Spirit is now saying to assemblies. The same is understood with 1 John 2:7-8 concerning the old and new commandment. Both are the same, but the understanding  thereof or the diference or distinction made  is in revelation knowledge and illumination. Illumination of the Holy Scriptures is not addition to scripture, but new meaning, insight, quickening truth, and a now and proceeding word. Illumination is the Spirit of God shedding light upon the written word, much like a rhema or quickening word. John 5:39-40; 2 Peter 1:19 {day star to arise in our hearts}

Now, illumination serves the interest of our discussion  and we shall begin by examining various governmental kingdom apostolic principles pertaining to the apostolic dimension.

In the apostolic dimension, you will find a list of terms and phrases that will strike an interest in some, and a blow to the religious ego's of others. Some of these present truths definitions, and characteristics are as follows...sit back and enjoy.

1 - Paradigm: to show side by side, example, pattern. In present truth language, paradigms are new patterns and dimensional shiftings in the church and the earth, or something God is showing us in both the Spirit and in the natural. Whether it is the Spirit of God revealing patterns of restoration, or the last 500 years of reformation from Martin Luther to now, paradigms witness something for which God has done, is doing, or wants to manifest in his church, via the earth. "Para" carries the meaning of along side, as in the Holy Spirit being our Paraclete, Paraklesis, or Parakletos. In the principle of paradigms, there seems to be a new wave and pattern of movement in the global kingdom community, at least something of which the Holy Spirit is reforming our mind and mentality back to. {Apostolic Configuration for Apostolic Globalization}

The real deal concerning restoration is not as if what God has done in times past has ceased to be. Rather, the reconfiguration and change of perceptions and mentalities towards what God has always been doing. For the Lord, nor his Holy Spirit, needs any restoration. But our hearts and minds must become new things in order to manifest the changes he is bringing in the earth, even the heavens of our mind, new mentalities, new vision, and a {Happy} New You {and me}. The real change begins in us {Malachi 3:1-4}... Yes beloved, in these paradigms you will witness change, which is probably one of the single most important words in apostolic vocabulary. In truth, the Holy Spirit is not only showing us new and developing patterns, but is taking the church into these new realms, thresholds, and dimensions of corporate glory. Hebrews 12:26-28; Daniel 2:44; 7:14, 27; Revelation 11:15; Isaiah 43:19

2 - Recognize, Raise, and Release: This too, is an apostolic principle, the truth, which is becoming a dynamic in corporate gatherings. From prophetic presbyteries, apostolic teams, spiritual fatherhood, to covenant  and divine relationships, the key to establishing seasoned, proven, fruitful, and mature ministry must carry this three-fold principle. Mail order ministry, District Superintendents, General Advisory boards, Institutional Bishops, and Blood relatives passing the pulpit scene to make room for the next one {generally, the Pastor's son or son-in-law} is not considered the Antioch pattern for ministry. Romans 1:11; 1 Timothy 1:18; 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Acts 20:20, 28; 1 Peter 5:1-2; 2 Kings 2:1-15

3 - Corporate Anointing: This term has to do with the simple truth that the anointing of the corporate body is far greater than just one-man. The corporate anointing has to do with the church or assembly being one body and many members, not the so-called senior minister and his newest robe for next Sunday, nor the mass choir, nor the weekly sermonette for Christianettes who lives on Raisinettes. But the corporate anointing considers the contribution of each member of the body with valid kingdom leadership of the corporate vision of course. And this principle can be further examined from the standpoint of Psalms 133:1-3. For the key to releasing the anointing is by dwelling together in unity {HIS}, as the oil from Aaron's beard flows down upon the body. And beloved, it's in the body where the anointing becomes corporate in gathering, corporate in relationship, corporate in demonstration, and corporate in destiny. 1 Corinthians 14:1-40; Acts 4:31-35; 8:12-17; Ephesians 2:18-22;

 

The anointing of the Spirit is not one, which merely falls down upon us in Charismatic terms, but the corporate anointing is made. Just like the apothecary or compound anointing and spices are made, so is the making of the corporate anointing. For the corporate contribution to make a difference, leaders must allow the oils and spices in one another to blend and flow together in unity. Either what we are doing {compound of ointments and spices} is drawing others, or is repelling others from us It has to do with the godly given ingredients. Exodus 30:25; 37:29

4 - Fatherhood: Fatherhood is an important earmark of the stability of a new generation of mature and seasoned saints. Fatherhood is another dynamic in the maturation and destiny of the saints, as Paul the apostle relates to us the significant importance of this truth in 1 Corinthians 4:15. Spiritual fatherhood is not to be considered as bondage or control, but a loving grace for which spiritual sons {daughters} can grow in maturity by precept, example, and demonstration…

Ministry sons will have the loving encouragement of a compassionate yet firm father to under gird and support them in manhood, maturity, and ministry, and to help them to reach their fullest potential and destination in the appointed purposes and plans of God. Spiritual fatherhood is a dimension of the Spirit, which is not limited to male or female. It is the bedrock and foundation of passing down inheritance and generational blessing.

From examples such as Moses and Joshua, to Paul and Timothy, fatherhood is a means of lovingly providing checks and balances, as no man is an island unto himself. In this present movement, fatherhood is being experienced universally, giving vision, direction, and stability to the sons. Sermons are becoming impartations, and more fathering is coming out from the lips of many elders abroad. Fathering in message and ministry is being coupled together, and is not restricted to just being a spiritual father alone. Fatherhood is graced to assign purpose and assignment to their seed {Ministry sons} Amos 3:3 :

5 - The Kingdom: The message of the King and his kingdom is what brought about the ever-increasing restoration and reformation waves of today. The kingdom is not a movement, but it is stabilizing influence of God, His decreed will and purpose. {Hebrews 12:26-27}. It always has, and always will be, steadfast, unaltered, and unending. The kingdom cannot be moved, but by revelation it will move you into new spheres and frequencies of kingdom advancement. In order to understand and convey the balance truth of the apostolic dimension, one need to go back to the principles of the Kingdom of God, what it is, does, where it is, and why. For the mentality and perception of the apostolic is simply the mentality and perception of the kingdom. Whether it is practical kingdom living to ultimate kingdom in executing God's plan and purpose across the earth, the apostolic is to be ministered out of the emphasis of the unmovable kingdom of God. The advancing of the kingdom is the advancing of the government of God in the earth. Isaiah 9:7; Psalms 145:11-13; Mt. 24:14; Acts 28:30-31.

6 - Reformation: Reformation is an apostolic principle. Reformation was first believed to be a movement to reform the 16th century Roman Catholic Church, but instead, resulted in the establishing of the Protestant Church. Martin Luther, a pioneer of the Lutheran church, was an apostle of reformation. In the original meaning, a Protestant {Protestor} was one whom made protest against the Religious mother {Rome} of that time. Today, the paradigm and shifting of the Reformation Movement involves first, the definition and meaning of the word "Reform." Reform is a combination of two very important word parts, {1} Re - again, and {2} Form - the shape. It is the outline or configuration of anything used to give shape to something…

It is the particular mode of existence a thing has or takes; an orderly arrangement. Genesis chapter one, Isaiah 43:1; Acts 3:21; Isaiah 14:25-26

In present truth language, apostolic reformation is aligning things into the governmental and divine order of the kingdom of God through the instrumentality of the global church, and the agency and operation of the Holy Spirit. In present truth reformation, the nations are being re-formed, arrested, assessed, and acquisition into the original purpose, plan, and intention of God for destiny. God is bringing deeper meaning, revelation, and understanding of the kingdom of God, as there now arises in the earth a bold new sound which says, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein." Psalms 24:1

In prophetic and apostolic reformation, there is the declaration of the kingdom of God as come, and his will being done in earth, as it is in heaven. The assembly {one church, one purpose} in earth is agreeing with the assembly in heaven, and is doing things according to the pattern. The glory follows the pattern, for again the pattern came from his glory in the first place. John 17:5; Exodus 25:8-9; Matthew 6:10

Reformation carries with it other exciting "R" words. For too long, many upheld "rapture-mania doctrines, awaiting the great escape which is really the abortion of the dominion mandate and Jeroboam's Feast, a sidetrack and diversion from the real Feast of Tabernacles {1 Kings 12-13}. For many, it would appear impossible to take dominion in the earth, and to reconstruct and to reshape society into the governmental order of the kingdom, for fear of the devil, and all of his cohorts. But that thinking is really "stinking thinking," as God is restoring to his community the revelation of "The Meek Inheriting The Earth!" For again, the earth is the Lord's, not the devil's! The earth is the Lord's, not the sinner's! The earth is the Lord's, not Wall Street. The earth is the Lord's not the banking systems of our day! The earth is the Lord's, not the political scheme of things! Simply put, the earth is the Lord's and we need to possess a consciousness of this in our spirit, soul, and body! It will transfer and translate into pure substance, a real walk, and a powerful apprehension of what God has given us to do. .

Some of the other exciting "R" words is as follows...

Rapture-mania versus Resurrection {to stand, to cause to stand, to raise up}

Rapture-mania versus Revelation {to disclose, uncover, unveil, make manifest}

Rapture-mania versus Reformation {bringing things into a new order and destiny}

Rapture-mania versus Rule and Reign of Christ {the administration of the kingdom – a Christ consciousness of the meek inheriting the earth}

Rapture-mania versus Reconciliation {we come from God, and we shall return to him – a revelation of awakening mankind of the journey back home to the Father}

Rapture-mania versus Restoration {reconstitution, the restorers of the paths to dwell in – the foundation of many generations – restoration – theme of scripture}

Rapture-mania versus Release of the Spirit {release from bondage, captivity, corruption – manifestation of the sons of God – becoming Christ in the earth}

7 – Synergistic Covenantal Networking and T.E.A.M. Ministry: Synergism is the simultaneous action of separate agencies, which, together, have greater total effect than the sum of their individual parts. It is the combined and correlated action of different organs. It is team ministry as confirmed in 1 Corinthians 3:6-8. Synergy is becoming the word of the hour as more church leadership is challenged to work together with others in and outside of their local assemblies. Also, it is in my experience to work with numerous ministries, some, of the limelight, and others on the back hill of the mountain. It is also my expressed joy to see bridges built {and crossed} between the "whose who and the who are you?" Words cannot be expressed at times for the cooperative and concerted effort I've seen between leaders from various cultures and ethnic diversity. And beloved, it's happening right now in places where you never thought it could possibly happen. For in Acts 13:1-3 lies the pattern of working together in synergy, from different backgrounds of cultural diversity, and distinct levels of anointing and grace. A rainbow to say the least.

Oneness is not same-ness. We are all one body yet sharing distinct cultural experiences. As a light-red skin African American, I certainly enjoy my rich ethnic heritage, which is also being utilized for kingdom advancement. Here, I can reach a countless many with the apostolic message that we are all one body, fitly joined together for a holy purpose. Therefore, I encourage you to be open to work with others, whether black, white, brown, yellow, olive, or red; and move beyond networking to knitting together in respect, loyalty, and mutual love one for another. Even Simeon whom was called Niger {not NIGGER} became part of the prophetic presbytery which confirmed the ministry of Barnabas and Saul. And if this truth could be demonstrated universally, then what a change agent this would be! To God is the glory! Psalms 133:1-3; Ephesians 4:3; Matthew 10:1-4; 1 Sam. 10:5-6 Acts 6:1-7; 15:27, 32; Romans 16:1-16; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Phil. 1:1

 

8 - Trans-local Ministry: Trans-local ministry is that which cross-pollinates the body, and is actively involved in ministry relationships other than their in-house local fellowship. Trans-local ministry is an apostolic and prophetic principle, seeing too, that the apostles and prophets were first given in mobile ministry in the body. Trans-local ministry is covenantal networking, and it is working together with other ministries for the advancing of the kingdom. It is covenant and not coven or convenience, community, and not communism…

Trans-local ministries may consist of apostolic teams, prophetic presbyteries, evangelistic teams, and any needed synergy of grace to equip the body of Christ. It goes ahead where other assemblies as a whole can't and launches out into the deep where given by the Spirit through divine accountability structures. Luke 4:43; Romans 15:19; 14:23-28; Titus 1:5; Acts 11:19-27; 19:1

9 - The Prophetic Realm: Though the apostolic is the hot topic these days across the earth, it is never to be assumed that the prophetic is no longer needed now that the apostolic is in view. True, previous movements tend to persecute to some degree the present movement of the Spirit, but let's remember, the prophetic and apostolic works closely together as checks and balances, to give the more complete synergy, transference, and impartation needed between the two. There is no true apostolic without the foundational ministries of the prophet. They are married one to another...

The prophetic realms assist the apostolic in many ways. Though one may have an apostolic assembly, their vision will be prophetic in scope, nature, and dimension. For it takes the prophetic to draw from the heavenly dimension, as the apostolic makes it relevant and practical to walk in. Below please take a look at the contribution of the prophetic realm or dimension in the local assemblies, and let's celebrate together the apostolic and prophetic in oneness of purpose.

1 - The Prophecy of scripture - The scripture prophetic in nature: 2 Peter 1:19-21

2- The Gift of Prophecy - resident in the Holy Spirit...1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 14:3, 5, 22

3- The Ascension Gift Prophet - The foundation with the apostle...Ephesians 4:11

4- Prophetic Presbytery - Confirms and activates...1 Timothy 4:14; Acts 13:1-3

5 - Spirit of Prophecy - Neither gift nor office, but an anointing...1 Chronicles 25:1-3

6 - Apostle and Prophet Team - Divine order for the body and Proton Ministries of 1 Corinthians 12:28 – Ephesians 2:20; 4:11

7 - Prophetic Ministers - Any ascension ministries not necessarily called "prophets, even prophetic ministers in worship, minstrel, message..." 1 Peter 4:11

8 - Prophetic Counseling - From dialogue to tria-logue...Isaiah 11:2-3; Proverbs 20:18.

9 - Prophetic Prayer - similar to prophecy, with words of knowledge... Romans 8:26-27

10 - Prophetic Message or waves - Present day manifestation...Joel 2:11; Acts 3:21…Such message and movement began centuries ago, not in 1990's…

11 - Prophetic Ministry - All aspects of the prophetic, including dance, song...Joel 2:28...

12 - Prophetic People - A people of the prophetic dimension...Numbers 11:29; 1 Corinthians 14:39…all races, faces, places, and graces…

13 - Prophetic Church or Assembly - A present truth community, local and universal...Ephesians 3:10; 5:27; 2 Peter 1:12

14 - Prophetic Gatherings - Times of refreshing, activation, impartation...1 Corinthians 14…May be assemblages to discern the times and seasons…

15 - Prophetic Anointing – i.e. in worship, intercession, preaching, singing, etc. 1 John 2:20 …

 

16 –Prophetic and Proceeding word...Romans 10:17; Mt. 4:4; Ephesians 6:18

17 - Prophetic Worship and Praise - David's Tabernacle...Amos 9:11; John. 4:24

18 - Prophetic Engagement and Strategic Opposition: a finished work perspective: 2 Chronicles 20:14-17…2 Corinthians 10:3-6; 1 Timothy 1:18

19 – Prophetic Training and Development - The Global Leadership Institute

20 - Prophetic Similitude - Non-vocal prophetic, including banners, arts: Hosea 12:10

{Taken from our book, Prophetic Development for a Prophetic Generation}

10 - Defining Climates and Atmospheres of Region – the Kingdom being the focus and Agenda… When God the Father wants to do something new and to break forth in the earth, he raises up apostles and prophets as trailblazers of his kingdom purpose. Apostles and prophets help lead, steer and to navigate the saints into reforming the church to reform {transform} the nations, in part through dethroning, dispossessing, disengaging, disinheriting, disfranchising, and driving out contrary spiritual forces therein. With strategic intercession, present truth teaching and training, and the reconfiguration of the saints into their given technologies, believers can move ahead effectively through forceful momentum in dominion {HIS influence from Genesis 1:26, 28} through territories and localities as principalities are also tied into the principles of men. The real deal concerning principalities is that of those between the ears of people connected to the prevailing spiritual climate they are in. Change the principles of men, and you will change the entire atmosphere or principalities in that region. For light Drives out the darkness Genesis 1:3

11 - Kingdomology - This pertains to the present truth knowledge of the kingdom of God in the earth, and the prophetic intensity to articulate and to demonstrate the sound of His kingdom in the earth. The Kingdom is not a movement. It has always been, for God is always God at all times! He knows himself within himself, he only knows God, and the Life that springs forth out of HIM. Kingdomology pertains and prescribes all to the King and His Kingdom, a Kingdom that cannot be moved. With Kingdomology we are declaring the King's Domain, the Domain of the King, and the domain of the Kingdom of Priests or King - Priest Ministry {some prefer Priest - King, that's cool}.

A Kingdomologist is one with a world view towards the kingdom, and militant passion to advance the kingdom through their given sphere of technology, assignment, and their measure of rule. It is more important to witness many coming into the kingdom than attempting to get them into some church or religious entity. When a person is introduced into the kingdom, they are already a part of HIS body, and the journey and discovery of placement, purpose, and potential begins from there. 2 Corinthians 10:12-18; Psalms 145:10-13; Genesis 1:28

12 - Prophetic Articulation - Prophetic Articulation is that in any present truth ministry of the Spirit, being apostolic global reformation, or any deeply saturated in the current and past prophetic waves, will also have a prophetic vision. Prophetic vision is not the same as current world expertise of prophecy, or the footnotes of C. I. Scofield. We do not interpret the word from current world events, but the bible defines the bible, the Word of God is its own interpreter. And if one desires to know the Truth it is not apart from the Spirit of Truth.

Prophetic Articulation is the ability and liberating influence of the Spirit to put into words the oracles, counsel, and mind of the Lord, His expressions and thoughts, the current moves and waves of God, and the present glory of the Lord invading the earth through a people of His passion. Daniel 2, 4; chapter 4. Prophetic Articulation is taking the time to give meaning and substance through clarity and accuracy of what the Lord is saying and doing in the earth. It is defining through accurate knowledge and invisible spiritual patterns. Prophetic Articulation is wisdom and revelation. A teachable spirit is necessary for receiving Prophetic Articulation, and it is our prayer to produce more manuals of prophetic and apostolic articulation. Daniel 5:17-31; 7: 13-14, 18, 22, 27; 10:7-21

13 - Navigation - Navigation is apostolic and prophetic steerage into the corporate anointing and corporate destiny of the saints. It is the raising up of true spiritual leaders, fathers, and generals across the earth to establish HIS people in present day truth, and to embrace migration as a kingdom principle for the journey ahead.

Apostolic Navigators lend to the classical Greek of defining through description of Apostles as a "Fleet of Ships setting sail across the waters, admirals and ambassadors, as in generalship, and the colony established." It speaks of apostolic colonization, crossing over into new territory and being establishing the kingdom of God without borders therein. In classical Greek, the whole process is apostleship. Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 4:43;

That is why the spirit {mentality and negative oppositional and defiant rhythm} of Antichrist is the chief enemy of apostles as a Jezebel spirit is the chief enemy of prophets. Antichrist mentality resists apostles, as it is also the contending spirit of this age. Apostles establish new colonies, a city within a city, a people within a people, and a nation within a nation, a new nation, a whole New World; Antichrist opposed the apostolic dimension in Acts 16 when the leadership of the region perceived the apostles teaching strange customs. Further on, it reveals that the apostolic is more than just preaching and teaching, but demonstration of the Spirit to establish HIS kingdom community in the midst of our local communities, Kingdom culture versus Babylonian culture.

That is one reason why a spirit or mentality of antichrist hates apostles, for every time a pioneering people are established, it reflects the very mind of Christ in the earth, a people moving and migrating and ruling and reigning in His Life. Every time new territory is seized unto kingdom advancement this reflects the very person of Christ as if he himself were here in person doing the same. "When Christ, whose is our LIFE shall appear, we shall appear with HIM in glory...Colossians 3:3"...As Christ is appearing {revealing, made manifest through Romans 8:19} in the earth, so does the saints appear with him. As HE is so are we...1 John 4:17. Whatever is in the life and nature of Christ the head is also in HIS body...Thus, Christ the Head and Christ the Body...

14 - Strategy {the Science and Art of Military command for large scale combat operations} - When Paul the apostle spoke concerning Warfare, the Greek words which yields today's word "Strategy" came into being. Warfare in 2 Corinthians 10:4 and 1 Timothy 1:18 is defined in the Greek as "Strateia" from another root word meaning "Military service, apostolic career {as one of hardship and danger}. It is an apostolic campaign, an army, engaged in a strategy {warfare} and may appear to contend with the limited and carnal mentalities of men. In 1 Corinthians 9:7 the Greek word is "Strateuomai" based on another rendition of the word "to serve in a military campaign, to execute the apostolate {regions, territories, cities, provinces, nations} with its arduous duties and functions, to contend with carnal inclinations, a soldier}."

Other related words in the New Testament include definitions such as "a body of troops {G.A.D. a predestined troop coming forth, G.A.D. God's Army of Deliverance or God's Army of Destiny}. Continuing...a troop more or less extensive or systematic...army, soldier, man of war...Strategos - "a General, by implication or analogy a military, governor, chief of the Levitical temple, wardens, captain, magistrate..."

Words like "Stratiotes," warrior," Stratologeo, "gather {or select} as in a warrior, to enlist in an army," Stratopedarches, ruler of an army, captain of the guard, and finally, "Stratopedon, camping-ground, a body of troops."

The church of God is often seen as the bride, but it is also HIS son! It is a Bride in Union with Combat Boots on. It is not merely the family of God, but apostolically the Army of God. It is not alone a soldier but a warrior, a passion to engage the enemy and to establish the battle plan and tactics in seizing bold new territory for the advancing of the kingdom. If we are not positioned for possession in our progression and led into militancy for apostolic colonization, we move from apostolic acquisition and seizing to having corporate seizures, or {Get this now } Corporate Tunnel Syndrome... Corporate in one thing, and a corpse in another...

So, what is your strategy for your region? What is your strategy and generalship for your vicinity? What is your stratagem of engagement? Who are the generals and tacticians for your region? Do you have apostolically a S.W.A.T. Team in your area, which is Strategic Weapons {Warriors} and Apostolic Tacticians? Who are the apostolic strategists for your area? Who are the Captains of the Lord of Hosts in your midst? Who carries the battle plan in launching and releasing the apostolic dimension in your region?

15 - Apostolic People – Apostolic Priesthood - Melchisedec Order... Apostolic people are the apostolic priesthood after the order of Melchisedec, as oppose to the Levitical priesthood in its limitations and liturgy. Melchisedec represents the glory of the 3rd Day Church, and all things come ito a bold new highlight by view of the Melchisedec Order. Aaron's order is primarily for its' own kind, but the apostolic priesthood, the king priest ministry after the order of Melchisedec, is powered by an endless life. It is a kingdom of priests by HIS blood in Revelation 1:5-6 and 5:10. It is for all people, races, faces, and places. It is global, and not confined to one particular nationality. It is not prejudice, but universal, from mere human race to God's amazing grace. All ministries are being swallowed up into the revelation that His blood made us kings and priests. Thus, Jesus Christ is made after the order, arrangement, and official dignity of Melchisedec...Hebrews 5-7...

Before you inquired of the strategic positioning of any ascension ministries, you and me were first kings and priests by His blood. Before the apostolic revolution became known among present truth ministries, it stemmed and began in the dimension of being made kings and priests by His blood. All gifting, ministries, and the glory of the saints has its foundation in being made first unto God kings and priests by His blood. Genesis 14:18-20: Hebrews 5:10-14; 6:20; 7:1-28; 1 Peter 2:5, 9; Exodus 19:5-6; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:10

16 - From the Uttermost Parts to Jerusalem... There is a divine resonation within you, which is the birth of HIS desire to reform and transform regions revelation knowledge and new dimensions of the Spirit. God's agenda is the nations {nationalities}, and his mode of operation in Isaiah 58:12-14 is "The Foundation of many Generations. Two of the most instrumental initiatives of God in the earth are that {1} apostles are chiefly involved in passing down value and lineage through generations, and {2} having a foundation for it.

As the apostles of God for your region, you will further discover that in Acts 1:8 it mentions first of being a witness unto Him in a fourfold way. But from a global apostolic reformation view, it is first...

{A} - A revelation of the uttermost parts of the earth {global grace of God}- which invades the local regions and territories you are given to. Here an apostle is infused, imbued, and endowed with wider revelation for the regions, not alone just someone's local flock. Apostles come into regions with global apostolic strategies and initiatives, and a whole new sphere and frequency that is not restricted nor limited to just that one locality. It is not merely having a local vision first unto ones self or of their own accord, but a global vision and open heavens upon you for regions and territories all around you. As an apostle of the open heavens you will get a quickening rhema of the set region you are in, but remember, a whole new realm of grace and glory is already upon you for much more than just itinerate dates to preach or to make connection with local ministers. Now, you come into the regions invading Jerusalem and Judea with Uttermost Revelation. You come from the uttermost into Jerusalem, your revelation comes from global apostolic revolution...

{B} - A revelation of Samaria: {The nation or state region, such as Texas, USA, or Singapore}. By plugging or tuning in if you will to the global international sound, spheres, and frequencies of the kingdom universally, the download continue from heaven to earth, to the specific regions and colonies the Lord has established in each setting, time, and place. Now as you flow in revelation from the uttermost parts first, you return from the higher dimensions of global apostolic revelation into the sphere of Samaria, invading the region with uttermost strategies affecting the regions of your appointed and given Samaria {Hong Kong, S. Africa, Peru}.

Here, the Spirit of the Lord may birth a word in you for your nation and state government, or the educational systems therein with strategies {Greek - Strateia - to execute the apostolate, apostolic career - warfare, as in a generalship to your region} to affect radical and revolutional changes through radical revelation for HIS appointed revolution. Here, you are descending into Samaria from the uttermost, piercing, penetrating, and pioneering a new apostolic arising in your wider or greater state or country. You are invading your nation or state with revelation that will not come through traditional  and preserving pastoral methodologies. But from the uttermost parts of the earth invading your Samaria, and revealing the corporate voice, sound, purpose, and vision of God. All appointed shepherds of God in that state or nation are a part of HIS great Congregation, and is not a congregation unto themselves. The key is for apostles and prophets to come out of exile and saturate the regions into HIS governance and administration, in synergy, synthesis, and synchronization with appointed elders of those regions, thus, regional saturation into Kingdom advancement...

{C} - A revelation of Judea {Your region and vicinity} - This is a revelation or revolution on a more regional level, perhaps citywide, or in the county. This descending revelation or revolution from the uttermost parts of the earth {global apostolic revelation and reformation} is now invading, arresting, assessing, and acquisitioning the local vicinity through apostolic anointing, authority, agenda, alignment, assignment, unto kingdom advancement. You are coming into the region from the uttermost {realm} with a strategy and battle plan for the region. Heaven invades earth, the region then, comes into an open heavens...

From here, the anointing is upon you for calling in through the Spirit those who are the team players for the apostolic T.E.A.M.  This cuts through the chase and gets right to the juggler vein as the Lord has just what is needed in the region, the regional summonings, the calling of HIS assemblage, the Kahal Jehovah. Your calling in your region places a demand upon principle to assemble a team. For one of the first things you find on a business proposal is, "Who are the team players, defining their roles, characteristics and operations? What part do they play on your team for the region?" For you are the SENT one {s} and the SET one {s} for your region. You don't bring people on board to work under you, but to work along side with you...

{D} - A revelation of Jerusalem {local house, assembly, local expression, community, city} - True, one needs to hold water at home before globe-trotting per se, but remember, your local vision must take on the universal and global vision of the Lord for the nations, regions, territories, and vicinities far and near.

Local shepherd's {sheep-herd} basic motivational driving mechanism is meeting the needs of the people, the sheep of his or her flock. Again, such ministry is greatly needed more then ever. On the other hand, an apostle is motivated in his or hers driving mechanism or divine drive as towards the steerage and navigation of the local region {his or hers real assembly in connection and community {come-U-N-I-tie} with other seasoned and emerging apostles and prophets of the city. The apostle is not driven by meeting needs of traditional membership, but is geared to raise up eldership {Acts 14:23, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1:5-9} and in the migrating of saints coming into the reality of their sonship as appointed of the Lord…{1 Corinthians 4:15-21}. The apostles and prophets are given for specific geographical regions and for regional alignment to His assignment. It is not always about being anointed as it is in being appointed.

The pastoral is meeting the needs of the people, but the apostles are given toward the destiny of the saints, even on a regional, geographical, and corporate level. Apostles establish local assemblies on a proper foundation, according to 1 st Corinthians 12:28, first things first…Local assemblies in the New Testament are not established by shepherds, but by apostles. In the New Testament, elders lead the assemblies in relationship with apostles. The resident shepherding grace is more on a care pastor level, where and when needed. It was never given to be the primary anointing for all local assemblies. It is primarily involved in care, feeding, and nurturing the sheep. What will happen in the times ahead is that many local pastors will remain local pastors but this time, with apostolic mentality and prophetic perception on a whole new scale. It is not suggested that all will become apostles. No. But the vision will become apostolic in scope and dimension, moving from traditional pastoral ponds to apostolic rivers...

Apostles, your UTTERMOST {revelation for revolution} transcends and translates into SAMARIA - state or country, to JUDEA {your state or vicinity, county} down into JERUSALEM, right where you are at on a local everyday day to day design.

There must be a bold new thrust and momentum, divine impetus and drive for the heart of God in each region of the corporate saints.

There must a definite hunger HIM in all that HE is and in all that HE does, in all of his operations and designs from the heavenly to the earthly, from the invisible to the visible, from the intangible to the tangible. A clear word from the Lord coming into our kairos time transcending, transferring, and translating into kingdom culture, into tangibility, manifestation, shoe leather, and into substance.

With apostolic mentality, the whole assembly becomes apostolic in dimension, not alone for the restoration, recognition, and release of apostles in the order of God. The key is to transfer the apostolic from apostleship to apostolic people.

If you are one who intend on pioneering the kingdom in various localities, you may want to consider effective strategies to affect the regions you are appointed to. You may want to prayerfully parallel the plight of the natural with the spiritual, and come to understand what you are really dealing with. Either way, you have a plan, a planner, and the right plant for a tremendous plantation through the Spirit.

If the Lord says for you to go in and possess the land, then, go! If you have no prior wealth of knowledge of that region, continue to be led of His Spirit, connected with team ministry and have a battle plan and S.W.A.T. or Strategic Weapons {Warriors} and Apostolic Tacticians to bring generalship to the region on a team level, not as one lone mere man, but in the corporate man...

I sense in the present paradigm and dimensional shifting of the apostolic that many local leaders will try and circumvent relationships and expanding revelation through the view that they themselves must become chief apostles in order for them not to be in loving submission to other apostles. The idea is that if one them selves become a set apostle to their own work, they are on the same level as all others regional apostles and should not expect other apostles coming into their assemblies from imparting many things since they them selves ware self appointed into apostleship. Such notion is bred from insecurity and fear, the basis for jealousy, and is akin to envying and strife. Apostles do not come into regions to take over assemblies, but compliment them. In fact, apostles do not have universal authority, but are people of humility. Their authority is limited, as you must also be received and embraced as an apostle in your traveling grace. According to scripture, we do not exalt our own gate. Apostleship is not about superiority, or being top dog. Apostles have more love for the body of Christ then their own ministry. Apostles will always be ministers of spiritual authority, but they are not authority driven, rather, relationship based, through agape, servanthood, and humility.

The rest we shall set in order at the appointed time...