Numbers 11:29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for
my sake? would
God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, [and] that the LORD would
put his spirit upon them!
The heart cry of those who are TRULY sent as a gift to
the body as
apostles and prophets will be IDENTICAL with the heart cry of the
Father. That cry in their voice will be the same as Moses heart cry that
we have just seen in Numbers, that ALL of God's children would be raised
up to the full stature of a man, to full maturity. The ministry of the
apostle and prophet will be TEMPORAL in the sense that it's only purpose
is to work with the Lord to raise up a NATION of prophets and apostles.
There is a desperate need of a shift in focus from apostles
to the APOSTOLIC and PROPHETIC. In the former the focus is on the one
sent while the latter is to focus on the goal or end product which is
them as turing of the BRIDE. The goal is to produce a people who are raised
to full maturity, who fully reflect the nature and character or Jesus
and who are thus capable of having the fulness of power placed upon them
and the full stamp of approval of the Father upon them. The one(s) sent
are simply instruments to meet the goal.
As the talk about the release of apostles and prophets
gigantic proportions so does the deception concerning the purpose of the
apostles and prophets.
Matthew 24: 5 For many shall come in my name, saying,
I am Christ; and
shall deceive many.
Many shall come in Jesus name yet they will deceive many.
I don't want
to focus on what they said that will deceive many but rather the fact
that they proclaimed "I am Christ". The proclaimation out of their
mouths is I AM ANOINTED, I AM A SENT ONE, I AM AN APOSTLE.
Note the focus of the "deceivers" is on being a "sent
one" rather than
bringing the body to maturity. Those being sent are not to bear a
"title" or a "position" but rather POSESS the ability to reproduce in
others that which they have. They are thus constantly trying to bring
others to the place of complete reliance on the Lord while working
themselves out of a position. That is something which can be done
whether the body recognises your calling or not. Those who are truly
"sent" bear the seal of the Father in their forehead [mind] (Revelation
7 and 14). Those who are "sent" know they are sent and WHY they are
sent. They need not proclaim WHO they are but rather "do the works which
the Father has sent them to do". Their total focus is on bringing the
bride into the true place of worship, which is into the holy place.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of
him abideth in
you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing
teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it
hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
The true [holy] place of worship is covered and unlike
the "outer court"
has no "natural" illumination. It's light is the golden candlestick
which is fueled by the anointing oil. The illumination for those in the
holy place is strictly from the Holy Spirit. Beside the golden
lampstand is shewbread. Those brought into the holy place partake of the
pure word of God. They no longer run "to and fro" being satisfied by
what they are given but partake of the bread of life under the
illumination of the Holy Spirit. They can now partake of and understand
the deeper truths that the Father wishes to relate to us and with us.
The joy of the true apostle and prophet is to watch those
they ahve been
sent to enter into the fulness of their inheritance in Christ Jesus. As
they watch this they watch those under their care GROW UP and no longer
need their ministry. Only the truly broken are able to rejoice in this.
The reason that multitudes were "deceived" by these "sent
proclaiming that they bore then 'anointing" is that they had no
capability of reproducing Christ in others. Perhaps we may say it was
not their goal to make a nation of apostles and prophets but rather be
an apostle or prophet. They are "sterile" in spiritually and incapable
of reproducing. Because of this, those who follow or gather themselves
around such people never are lead to maturity are will inevitably be
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children,
tossed to and
fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of
men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.
But such is life in the outer court. There is no capability
"understanding" in the outer court because it is only illuminated by
natural light. And in this is the difference between the truly "sent"
and the ones who "proclaim" they are sent. Those who are truly sent know
that this is the case and at all personnal cost 9including recognition)
seek to lead God's precious children from the outer court into the holy
place were they can now worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
Those who send themselves wish to (either intentionally or not) keep the
minds of God's precious children "darkened" by keeping them in the outer
court. They thus build a ministry in the outer court instead of leading
them into the place were only Jesus ministry exists, which is the holy
May we recognise and receive the ministry of the true
prophets in this hour and seek to align ourselves with the goal of the
father which is to raise up a people who will come to full maturity.
Blessing in Christ Jesus
. We pray that these messages are a blessing to you and
your family and that they help reveal the Fathers Heart as you continue
to press into His kingdom.
Jim, Terri, and Joshua Rinker
1115 Fern Ave.
Kenhorst, Pa. 19607