I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long! Between school and being sick, I’ve been really busy.
But, I do have a bit of revelation to release. It is my desire to slowly begin incorporating more revelation and less words 🙂 I think this time around I’m doing a two-in-one revelation time because they’re so tied in to each other. It’ll be a bit of a letter format, so it can be used on other websites. Feel free to share.
I just wanted to give a bit of a shout out to everybody today… Somewhat of a wake-up call.
The Great Commission NEVER tells us to belittle ourselves, think others are above us somehow, or that we are not qualified. It never told us to “Go into All the World and Plant Churches and Build Houses.” Granted, many Bible verses instruct us to care and serve for others. Because we are Christ-like, we should have a built-in desire to do this.
It is our job to GO and spread the Gospel, preaching and baptizing, and discipling and healing and casting out demons and raising the dead and a bunch of other good stuff. Our job is not to be complacent pew-warmers. The community of believers is important, however, but not in the mold we see it now. The word church, as it appears in the Word, in Greek, means ekklesia. And ekklesia translates to the called-out ones or the separated ones, not a church as we see it.
Ekklesia was a community, not of methods, rules, and denominational divides, but of unity. The “church” in any one town was the ekklesia, or gathering of believers. There were no denominations, no theological seminaries, no youth pastors, and no worship leaders. It was like a small worship and prayer gathering of the on-fire Christians in the town to encourage each other and worship the Lord and pray. It was not governed by a hierarchy or controlled by a board or a plethora of leaders, people with doctorates, and pastors. It was not a fancy building packed with luxuries.
All were empowered to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. All were empowered to disciple new believers. All were empowered to baptize. All were empowered to worship, serve, and pray. All were empowered to cast out demons. All were empowered to heal the sick and raise the dead. Not one of these things was reserved for qualified people. Not one of these things was reserved for married people. Not one of these things was reserved for people over 18. And not one of these things was reserved for ordained or educated people. Jesus was not even ordained or educated!
That said, the word church actually comes from a root that means a pagan circus… This is the devil’s counterfeit to the ekklesia. The devil inspired the translators of the KJV to change the word ekklesia to church, and in so doing, they would support their own “pagan circus” system without anyone noticing. Think about it. There’s no other evidence in the Word to support our system these days. The ekklesia got pushed to the back burner, but theological fights reigned supreme in Christians’ hearts. It’s a very sad turn of events.
But we, being the ekklesia, have the power to do all the things listed in the Great Commission! You are not only empowered, but commanded and ordained, no matter your age, qualifications or marital status. I have listed some things below to get your mind turning on how you can obey that command tailored specifically to you.
- I encourage you to start praying for people in public as a start. All you have to do is obey the Holy Spirit when he “highlights” someone to you. Walk over to them and ask if you can pray for them. Pray for whatever the Lord lays on your heart for them. Listen to their circumstances. The Holy Spirit will give you the words. Soon, prophecy will start flowing from your lips for these people. You will see people get saved and healed. If they get saved, bring them to a nearby river, stream, lake, or pool and baptize them. You have the power! We were never supposed to delay them getting baptized. That should happen on the spot. Then pray for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and lay hands on them. If you have your prayer language, use it!
- Start reading over the other parts of the Great Commission. Think of them as a command instead of a suggestion. Pray about how you can fulfill these parts of your calling in your everyday life, and ask the Lord if he might require a total dream career change from you.
- Head on over to YouTube and watch The Last Reformation: The Beginning, a free, life-changing movie. It will radically change your family’s life! Then, after watching the movie, check out Torben Søndergaard’s (the creator of the movie) series titled “The Pioneer School.” Here, you’ll learn all the concepts presented in the movie. It’s a really stress-free environment with no homework, no admission or enrollment hassle, no fees, and no tuition. AND it’s all on YouTube! Torben has other great resources on YouTube you’ll want to check out.
- Start to view your local churches as mission fields. Sift out all the untruths, and retain the truths. Don’t hold onto the fact that you have to stay at one church. If the Holy Spirit says don’t go, don’t go!
- Consider beginning an ekklesia gathering in your home. Freely worship and pray. Begin to share your new revelations with the people in your home. Rotate homes so that the gathering doesn’t become a fixture at yours. Make sure you are not being elevated as leader (with some good searching in the Bible you’ll see why) and no one else is feeling either elevated or not used. Consider showing some of Torben Søndergaard’s material.
- Ask the Holy Spirit about everything.
- Consider getting into resources from Don Dickerman, David Hogan, Francis Frangipane, and Derek Prince.
- Periscope is a helpful resource to use to listen to preachers like Jennifer LeClaire, Ryan LeStrange, and Lance Wallnau.
Blessed and Highly Favored (You Are Too!),