Restoration of Apostles and Prophets
God is wanting to restore two of the Five-fold ministries listed in Ephesians 2 in this hour- the apostle and the prophet. Thomas Harry , the leader of Falkirk Full Gospel church in Scotland has let this prophetic Word be distributed, and it has received confirmation from established prophetic leaders like Sharon Stone and Peter Wagner. As he says “it is clear this is a word for the whole church” .
Many churches avoid certain subjects,sometimes out of fear of controversy, other times out of ignorance. The prophetic is partly understood as we have had moves of God that restored the prophetic ministry to some degree, but the apostolic is little understood. God has winked at our ignorance and often moved in spite of our church structures and He is bringing new life on these two vital ministries.
Prophets are difficult to control. But, as Thomas Harry says, “Prophecy actually points to the testimony and truth of Jesus, so it is hugely significant. In addition, it is worth reminding ourselves that the whole bible is prophetic from Genesis to Revelation.”
So I urge you, dear brother or sister in Christ to read this and allow God to speak to you and by His grace we can all adjust accordingly:
New Season-Building on the Apostolic and Prophetic-
“Some believers may not have realized it yet, but the church has shifted to a new season and the Lord is doing a new thing.
“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mk 2:22
The Lord has emphasised that this parable will now become a major reality for the church in this new season. The Lord requires us to adjust to a new wine skin in order to prepare for and contain what He is about to release in the earth..
There are huge changes and awakening coming in the earth and the church. However, as the parable states if we do not prepare a new wine skin, the new wine skin is found in Ephesians 2:20:
“Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.”
Thomas Harry continues, “The Lord recently began to reveal that the church as a whole have not built upon this biblical foundation. There will be exceptions, but the majority have not fully embraced the true biblical foundation that is clearly stated in Ephesians 2:20. It is a truly incredible realization when this begins to sink in.
There are …complex..ways to describe the Apostolic and the Prophetic…the Lord simplified it so that all can understand from the most well established…leader to brand new believer. In addition, the Lord clarified why these two functions are so essential to the church and why it has a negative impact when we do not build according to this Heavenly blueprint and biblical order. In simple terms the Prophetic sees and hears what God wants to do/His will and teh Apostolic shows how to actually achieve God’s will.
A recent prophetic word by Lana Vawser emphasises what God is saying and…explains the role of the prophetic:
“The Lord is wanting to bring a rstoration, purifying and increase to the prophetic across the earth. As we say YES to the fire, we are moving into levels of insight, accuracy and revelation of His heart, His ways and plans like we have not ever dreamed of.”
In relation to a church, the prophetic sees where God wants to take a church. The Prophetic obtains guidance and direction from the Lord in the form of visions , prophetic words, revelation, insight, heavenly mandates etc. The Prophetic brings the revelation from God of the vision and the future plans the Lord has. The Apostolic then brings the authority, wisdom,strategy and heavenly instruction on exactly how to complete the plan. With only the Prophetic, a prophetic word will only remain a great word 20 years later and nothing is accomplished, this is what has happened in many circles.
With only the Apostolic we have good works,strategy,wisdom bu twe may not actually accomplish God’s will as we have not obtained the Prophetic guidance or word from God for His exact will. That is why the two are so interdependent and it is essential for every church to build on this foundation.”
For more- check out Falkirk Full Gospel Church.
johnreason.com. September 2016