Exodus 18:19-21 – Listen now to me and I will give you advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. But select capable men from all the people, men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain, and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
Note: Ten people, a minyan, is the number required by Jewish law to have a kosher prayer meeting.
Zechariah 3:7 – This is what the Lord Almighty says: “If you will walk in my ways and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing.
Exodus 19:5-6 – Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
Psalm 68:17-20 – The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary (that’s us). When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you received gifts from men, even from the rebellious, that you, O Lord God, might dwell there. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
Ephesians 4:8-13 – This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men”. What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthy regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in The Faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
We are being called forth into the 5-Fold Ministry, to function as one body toward the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission, which was originally presented in Isaiah. Functioning in this way, we take on the task of representing The Kingdom of God, An Orphanage, A Fortress for all of God’s Children. We are all children on the inside, at some stage of development, moving forward, pressing onward, from increasing to increasing, maturing, growing into the image and the fullness of Jesus Christ.
1. Apostles are you ready? Preachers are you ready?
Are you Ready to Preach “in the Light of Day”? What will you preach? The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Teach them Jesus Christ is Jewish and that by Faith in Jesus Christ, we as Christians are also Jewish. Teach them about Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins. Teach them that Jesus Christ was Baptized. By all means, teach them that God Loves them, start there, stay there, until they receive His Love. Teach them to Confess, Repent and Receive the Love of God. Teach them to Pray and help them develop a Prayerful, Peaceful Dialog with Their God.
a. Know that God Loves You with a True, Pure and Holy Love.
b. Know also that We are all Sinners.
c. Confess sins one to another, Confessing also your Faith that God is Faithful and Just to Forgive our sins.
d. Receive Forgiveness.
e. Go, Forgive Others and Sin No More.
f. Witness Events, Journal and Make Disciples.
2. Pastors are you ready? Shepherds and Counselors are you ready?
Are you Ready to Counsel and Shepherd “in the Light of Day”. What will you do? Walk them thru the grief process with their Personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
a. Denial – Is there a God? Come out of denial. Yes, there is a God and you will be held accountable to Him. Grieve not the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
b. Anger – Why did He have to kill His Son!!! To save sinful man from the flames of hell, he took upon himself the flames of hell at Calvary. I thank God for Calvary.
c. Negotiation – Your works are as dirty rags.
d. Depression – Spiritual Warfare. Resist the devil and he will flee. Get busy. Let God lead The Way instead of satan. Satan cannot stand the Praises of God. So Sing a New Song, turn on your local Christian Radio station (ex.BBN-Bible Broadcasting Network) and leave it on in your home 24/7, louder if you have to, until the negative, evil, doubting voices are gone.
e. Acceptance – Pray continuously to God for He hears and He answers your Prayers. Say out loud, I am Blessed, I am Healed, Death, Hell and the Grave have been conquered by the Blood of Jesus Christ. We no longer need to grieve, our broken relationship with God has been restored to us by the Blood of the Lamb. By the Blood of Jesus Christ I am free! FREEDOM!!! Let Freedom Ring!
3. Teachers are you ready? Leaders are you ready?
Elders, Deacons, Ushers and Gatekeepers get ready to help those who come forward?
- Help them Pray the Prayer of Salvation.
- Schedule Baptismal Services for each of them at your local Church.
- Baptize them in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
- Sign them up for Bible Studies.
- Lead them to Prayer Groups
- Teach them to plug into Praise and Worship Services.
- Teach them to turn on their local Christian Radio Stations (especially BBN - Bible Broadcasting Network for Music, Hourly News and Israel My Glory).
4. Prophets are you ready? Intercessors are you ready?
Pray. Pray like you’ve never prayed before. From your home, from the audience. Witness and Pray. Pray without ceasing. LOVE with no ending!!
5. Evangelists are you ready? Musicians are you ready?
As The Church (Bride of Christ) The Whole Body organizes and comes together to the Glory of God and for the Good of the People, we are to assist Laymen within the Church (laymen home leaders, laymen Sunday School Teachers) and we are to support the Home School Curriculums with space, materials and volunteer teachers (as we continue to offer Private Christian Schools to those who would rather pay than serve). Sunday School may be the only place (and time) that Public Schoolers have to absorb the TRUTH (True Teachings to counteract False Teachings). The support of these basics (through Sunday School Classes and mid-week classes) leads into fulfilling the needs of The Church and the Community Markets at large.
There is so much more to say, so much more to do, so much more to come at us in the Spirit World. Know that now we serve an invisible God and we work in His invisible Kingdom, but someday we shall see Him face to face and His Kingdom will be as real and meaningful to us as life and breath itself.
Therefore, go forth, worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth for The Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. Romans 14:17.
Seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33.
HE LOVES YOU ALL VERY MUCH.
KEEP UP YOUR FAITH AND THE POWER AND THE INSPIRATION FOR GOOD WORKS WILL COME TO YOU AFTER YOUR PRAYER TIME AND WHAT HE ASKS YOU TO DO WILL FEEL MORE LIKE SOMETHING HE IS ASKING YOU TO WITNESS RATHER THAN SOMETHING HE IS ASKING YOU TO DO, FOR HIS YOKE IS EASY AND HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT.
Philippians 4:3 – Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Galatians 5:1 – It was for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2 Corinthians 6:14 – Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
Matthew 11:29-30 – Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
We are to help Him fulfill The Great Commission that was “laid upon His Shoulders in Isaiah”. Remember Simon from Cyrene who took the yoke upon his shoulders (the cross bar) and became a cross-bearer (a loyal yokefellow) for the Lord.
Luke 23:26-28 – As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
Matthew 5:41 – If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Carry the yoke like you are in a relay race (Ezekiel 37:15-28) My Precious Orphan Children and follow the leader, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for His path shall lead us home, through the center of the cross, into the Kingdom of God, An Orphanage, A Fortress, for all of God’s children are coming home.
Isaiah 9:6-7 – For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this (through us).