CROWNS OF FAITH
PREPARE. RESTORE. CONQUER. 🏹
“Faith can move mountains.
So why are you stumbling on a little rock?”
Christians, "...the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat [SPIRITUAL FOOD] in due season?" Luke 12:42 🔥🔥🔥💫
STEWARDSHIP (APOSTLES & PROPHETS)
APOSTLES are the stewards of GOD'S HOUSE. Just like prophets were in the Old Testament. They SUPERVISE all leaders in the CHURCH (prophets, evangelists, pastors & teachers) and oversee all of the members of THE BODY! They must LEAD & FEED the sheep.🐑 And while there are MANY in these LAST DAYS who claim to be an apostle or prophet, they have not been given that stewardship by JESUS (GOD). Only HE can designate that authority over HIS CHURCH! Ephesians 4:11-16
Few are chosen to hold the office of apostle or prophet, because it requires a very unique individual. One willing to be completely dedicated to GOD and to HIS WORD; willing to sacrifice everything to please GOD; and willing to lay down their life for HIM! The heavenly equivalent is 😇 archangels, which hold ALL ranks beneath them. So, also, apostles hold ALL ranks beneath them. A true apostle manifests ALL the gifts of The SPIRIT and has a five-fold ministry. And, therefore, is highly trained by GOD to operate at ALL levels!🌈Galatians 1:11-12,
1 Thessalonians 2:4
The apostles & prophets of old were often confrontational. They regularly faced people who were living comfortably with their sins. The Lord Jesus and his apostles did the same. Remember, it was Jesus who called the Pharisees “hypocrites” and “white-washed tombs.” He confronted the woman at the well with her adultery, Nicodemus with the EMPTINESS OF HIS RELIGION, and Peter with his denials. Paul opposed Peter to his face for his religious duplicity mentioned in Galatians 2:11-14. ✞
A true apostle or prophet has a duty before GOD to speak out against SIN and anything that goes against GOD'S will and plan! If they fail to do so, GOD will judge and punish them. There's a very powerful example of what happens to a steward who fails to obey GOD in the Book of Jonah. That prophet was swallowed by a huge fish and spent three nights in its belly! He was spit out only after repenting to GOD for his disobedience.
Jonah 1:17 🐳
2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish, and he said,
“I called out of my distress to the Lord,
And He answered me.
I cried for help from the depth of Sheol;
You heard my voice.
3 “For You had cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the current engulfed me.
All Your breakers and billows passed over me.
4 “So I said, ‘I have been expelled from Your sight.
Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
5 “Water encompassed me to the point of death.
The great deep engulfed me,
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 “I descended to the roots of the mountains.
The earth with its bars was around me forever,
But You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.
7 “While I was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
And my prayer came to You,
Into Your holy temple.
8 “Those who regard vain idols
Forsake their faithfulness,
9 But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation is from the Lord.”
10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
In 1 Kings 22, The Prophet Micaiah was imprisoned by King Ahab for prophesying his death and defeat. After 400 prophets spoke a LIE that the king would have victory and live! Micaiah was right, and his prophesy came to past. King Ahab's foolishness led to his death. Because his ITCHING EARS would not believe THE TRUTH over a LIE! GOD often sends only one steward (VOICE) speaking TRUTH to stand against MANY speaking LIES.👂
In my TESTIMONY, I revealed that THE LORD chose me & sent me to speak for HIM in these LAST DAYS. And HE has carefully prepared me to do so! GOD didn't send me to speak lies to please ITCHING EARS. But to speak HIS TRUTH, and to prepare HIS CHURCH. I'm not seeking any human praise, riches, fame or glory for myself.
Only to do GOD's will, AMEN!!! 📖