Friday, November 13, 2015

Apostolic and Prophetic Ministry

Here's the problem with what's been going on concerning teaching about the prophetic ministry. The message makes the minister prophetic, the minister does not make the message prophetic.
Do you want to see prophetic ministers selling their anointing to prophesy revival over your city? 'For a thousand dollars, I'll prophesy revival for you', that kind of thing.
"God will back you (me) up."
The issue is getting the cart before the horse. Is there some validity to these statements? Yes, some. But if you really want a prophetic ministry, you have to have a message from the Lord.
Let me give you a perfect example. If you live in America, and you do not understand that the major distinguishing mark of this generation, of this time, is feminism, then you are not a prophetic minister. Because you are unable to discern the signs of your time. It's that simple.
If you want an example of an apostolic and prophetic word, "Single men are short changed by the church. There needs to be more single men in church leadership."
It's like having a car but you have to drive on the roads. If you don't drive on the roads, you're going to wreck fast.
Here's the rub with the prophetic ministry. The church is already doing everything that it wants to do. The church is already not doing all the things that it doesn't want to do. The backbone of the prophetic ministry is telling the church to do the things that it doesn't want to do. It's telling the church not to do the things that it wants to do.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My Apostolic and Prophetic Word

What makes me an apostolic and prophetic minister is that I have an apostolic and prophetic word from the Lord. The church needs to do a better job ministering to single men and there needs to be more single men in church leadership.
God blesses me with a special blessing because of this. The most important thing in life is to see the Lord move on your behalf, there is nothing like it.  A man (or woman) hasn't really lived until they see God move on their behalf.
 I encourage you to adopt this message into your life and ministry. I believe (and pray) that it will prime the pump for you too to have an apostolic and prophetic ministry also. And if you already have an apostolic and prophetic ministry, I believe and pray, that the Lord will increase it as a result.
In fact, since this is the only apostolic and prophetic message that I am aware of, if you have a message that you believe is apostolic and prophetic, I would like to hear it please.

Friday, October 23, 2015

'Chesher Cat' Ministers and Pastors in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical Churches

The problem that we have in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches today is that the leadership ranks are filled with what I like to call, 'Chesher cat' ministers and pastors. They smile and disappear when the difficult issue of our day, namely feminism (a.k.a. the Jezebel spirit) comes up in conversation.
We are miles down the road from where feminism started. 2015 has been a watershed year for feminism in America. 3 women on the Supreme Court have legalized same-sex marriage nationwide (feminism and homosexuality are intrinsically linked) and when the undercover Planned Parenthood videos came out, I don't that the national leadership of the Democrats lost a minute of sleep over it. I think that they knew that if the Republicans shut down the government over P.P. funding they would just decry the Republican 'war on women', and win the day.
Women usurping the authority is the bane (and juggernaut) of this nation today.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Effects of Revival

Everybody knows that revival is the key to getting people saved who would not otherwise come to Christ.  Another great thing about revival though, is that it causes people to look at things from a different perspective; from a different angle so to speak.
What I've always appreciated about revival is that during a revival, the people have their eyes on the Lord, instead of other people.  They are looking at Jesus rather than each other.
In churches that do not have a revival spirit, things are very introspective.  It's the people looking at the people, looking at the people, that sort of thing.
It reminds me a little of an old saying that I have about women and the church, 'If women ran the church, the church would be nothing more than a glorified social club, a place to come and see (others), and to be seen.
Women tend to be shortsighted.  What I think is the most under preached, undervalued scripture is, 1 Corinthians 7:33-4
"but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
 and {his interests} are divided."
If you think about it, except that women (generally speaking) were/are shortsighted, that verse would not be accurate.
 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Biggest Lie in the Church

Here's what I think is the biggest lie in the church, that is that single men (called to the ministry) are inferior to married men, in the leadership of the church.
The greatest lie (and the best lie) is the lie that is never spoken (only represented).
19 out of 20 positions of power in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches are held my married men. Married men decide how to spend 19 out of every 20 dollars that the church spends. That's a super monopoly, and that's too much.
The bible says that the attention of a married man is divided.
1 Corinthians 7:33-4
but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
and {his interests} are divided.
(That's the most under preached scripture in the bible)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Is the Lord Judging the Church?

Here's an issue to consider. "Do single men who are called to the ministry in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches pray for the Lord's judgment against the church?"
I'd say, 'maybe'.
"Should they?" is another good question.
Also, "What would God's judgment of the church look like?"
It may look like, 'what the Lord will not do for the church', more so than, 'what He would do to the church.' For instance, not perform miracles on behalf of the 19 out of 20 married, male ministers who hold positions of power.
Or maybe the Lord would withhold revival.
Food for thought.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Prophetic Ministry

I think that much of the confusion about, 'what is the prophetic ministry", today, can be characterized by the saying, 'the dog wags the tail, the tail doesn't wag the dog.'
The message makes the minister prophetic, the minister does not make the message prophetic.
I'm a prophetic minister because of my message, that the church 'need's improvement' in the area of ministry to single men, and single women too, although to a lesser extent.
If I stopped talking about the issue of single men, called to the ministry (like myself), who can't fulfill their callings in the Evangelical and Spirit-filled churches, then I would no longer be a prophetic minister.
That's the way that I see it.
I may still have a prophetic gift, but I would no longer be a prophetic minister.
Maranatha

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Key to Revival

I believe that the key to revival is the Lord giving the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to increase the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Besides the baptism in the Holy Spirit, a Spirit-filled church leader needs to have balance and maturity; that is what is needed to properly supervise the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Some call it apostolic and prophetic ministry, some don't, I don't like to get hung up on labels.

Half of the gifts of the Holy Spirit have to do with hearing from the Lord.  I believe that the bible is the definitive word of God; but that the rhema (currently spoken) word of the Lord is something that is very important also.  And just to mention 'logos' being the written word of the Lord (the bible).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Why Revival Tarries

The church, meaning those organizations which require its members to be born-again, namely the evangelical and Spirit-filled churches, have one intrinsic, systematic flaw, they do a poor job ministering to single men.
The reason that revival tarries is because the church, again, the evangelical and Spirit-filled churches, discriminate against, and reject, single men called to the ministry.
Jesus is a single man, and half of the leaders of the church in the New Testament were single men.

The End of the World

I think that the major prophetic event has already taken place this year. 3 women on the Supreme Court have marked 50 years of feminism by legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
Feminism and homosexuality are joined at the hips. Is anybody missing that fact?
So, the human race has 50 more years of feminism, and in approximately 2065 the great tribulation will begin, and approximately 2070, Jesus Christ will return.
It's a dual track prophecy.
In 1977 I was 14 (I became a man), the New York Times and CBS news both called us the "Me Generation" then. We'll raise the "Me Me Generation", they will raise the "Me Me Me Generation", and then the end will come. Again, approximately 2065 the great tribulation will begin, and approximately 2070, Jesus Christ will return.
Thus says the Lord, or close enough for government work.
Maranatha

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Concerning the Judgment of Christian Leaders and Feminism

Let few desire to become teachers, knowing as such, you will incur a stricter judgment.
James 3:1 Let not many {of you} become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
I think that an insight into the meaning of that, is that Christian leaders will sometimes be judged for what they do not do, and what they do not say.
The idea came to me while I thought about Michael Brown, a very famous church leader. I've been following some of his material at Charisma.  If someone went solely by the material that he produces, would that person have any idea about feminism in this country today?
And not just him, what about Pat Robertson for that matter, or Benny Hinn or Paula White, or Matt Crouch, or many of the others.
I suppose that if I had to label the error or sin, it would be negligence.
Let me give you an example.  I believe that I may have a word from the Lord that the most important decision that men make (and maybe women also) that they give the least amount of thought and prayer to, is whether or not the wife should work (outside of the home); or the girlfriend, or the sister or the other women in the man's life.
I believe that 2 to 3 times more women work today than should.  If a woman works, she is a feminist.  That is a reliable statement.
So we have a guy, back to the example, who follows Michael Brown, who nonchalantly decides to send his wife to work.  Why? Well, because if there were any real danger to that, Michael Brown would have forewarned him, right?
So, do you see the point?  I would encourage you to ask yourself a general question, 'Are the leaders of the church pooh-poohing the whole issue of feminism?'
Are they afraid that if they tackle feminism that they will loose supporters?
I mean, how many T.V., radio, etc. ministries, are basically supported by little old ladies?



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

About the Rapture

I think that it is a sign of a mature and balanced Christian to be flexible on the whole issue of the rapture and of last days' prophecies.
Here's the bottom line to what I believe about the Rapture. It's all just a matter of what from the bible particularly speaks to you. It's just a matter of emphasis.
What speaks to me mostly from the bible is the whole idea that 'for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened'.
That tells me that the church will still be here; supported by the whole idea that the Lord saves through tribulation, not from tribulation.
We each need to be ready to meet the Lord face to face every day; that's the bottom line.
Maranatha
Mark 13:20 ``Unless the Lord had shortened {those} days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
Matthew 24:22 ``Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

An Invitation to Support My Ministry

I am a single, Spirit-filled minister.  A cornerstone of my ministry is that the Lord gives the gifts of the Holy Spirit to increase the fruits of the Holy Spirit which brings revival.
A major theme of my ministry, and an important part of my life, is that single men called to the ministry in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches have a very difficult time fulfilling their calling because of discrimination and rejection; and also because of the fact that married men (pastors) have a monopoly on power
So I invite you to prayerfully support my ministry. My address is: 9051 E. Floral Park Dr., Floral City, FL 34436.
God bless.

The Return of the Lord

I think that while everyone should be ready to meet God face to face everyday, I believe that it's going to be awhile before Jesus returns (a few decades).
The time now that we live in, is a time when God is sowing the seeds of judgment. Unfortunately, many ministers, even prophetic ministers, are 'jumping the gun' so to speak; they are able to identify the type of seed that the Lord is sowing and confuse that with God's actual judgment.
The Lord uses 'seed time and harvest' for everything, including judgment.
In the future, I think that these days are going to be looked back upon as 'the good old days'.
The bible encourages us to work while there is still light. You know honestly, many Christians would be better off, I believe, if they'd just turn off the news for awhile.
John 12:35 So Jesus said to them, ``For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
I believe that where we are in biblical prophecy is that we are entering onto the threshold of the last days. (Types and shadows of what is to come)
God is sowing the seeds of judgment; everything that the Lord does is seed time and harvest, including the final judgment.
I think that many people are mistakenly thinking that the return of Jesus is coming sooner than it actually is; it’s going to be a few decades yet. I think that what people are actually seeing is, like I said, the sowing of the seeds of judgment.
Maranatha!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Witnessing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit to Baptists

To witness the baptism in the Holy Spirit to Baptists (that’s my catch all term for the Evangelical, born-again church, that is does not practice the baptism in the Holy Spirit), a good technique is to say, ok, let’s take for granted that the baptism in the Holy Spirit ceased, along with speaking in tongues, the gift of prophecy etc.
Nevertheless, the bible still says that in the last days, your sons and daughters will prophecy etc.  So, if the Baptist person believes that we are in the last days, that’s a good way to convince them that the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit will return (have returned).
Although, actually they never ceased in the first place.
Joel 2:28 “It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
Acts 2:17 `AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says, `THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;
A good idea for witnessing the baptism in the Holy Spirit to Baptists (born-again Christians who are not Spirit-filled) is that if God had taken away the gifts in the first century A.D. like speaking in tongues, gift of prophecy etc., then when the church, in the dark ages, reached a low ebb, it would have never recovered, which it did.
In other words, if the Lord had given the church in the bible the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit that followed, just to get the church started, that may be a logical idea, so long as the church from that point moved from glory to glory, or at least remained at the same level of spirituality.
But in that theory, should the church decline, which it did, then that decline would have been permanent, which it wasn’t.  The church has revived since the low point that it reached during the Middle Ages.
That shoots a torpedo right into the heart of the whole cessationist theology (the idea that the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, like speaking in tongues etc. had ceased.)
Maranatha

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Where We are in Biblical Prophecy Concerning the Last Days

I believe that where we are in biblical prophecy is that we are entering onto the threshold of the last days. (Types and shadows of what is to come) God is sowing the seeds of judgment; everything that the Lord does is seed time and harvest, including the final judgment. I think that many people are mistakenly thinking that the return of Jesus is coming sooner than it actually is; it’s going to be a few decades yet. I think that what people are actually seeing is, like I said, the sowing of the seeds of judgment.
It's seed time and harvest now. The Lord is planting the seeds of judgment. It's going to be awhile before the return of Christ. If you have your rapture bags packed, you might as well unpack them.
Maranatha!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Core of My Ministry

The core of my ministry is that God gives the gifts of the Holy Spirit to increase the fruits of the Holy Spirit, which in turn brings revival.