In an earlier writing, I shared that there are two orders of ministry operating within Church leadership.  One is through Five Fold Ministry and the other is through an order of governing authority through the foundations of the Apostles and Prophets.   Before the Church can be built upon these same foundations, Apostles and Prophets need to come into the corporate bodies that will produce the works of ministry needed to activate people within this level of authority and ministry. 

Five Fold ministry serves to bring the body into an order that is relational with the Kingdom in their home, church and community life.  These ministries also serve to bring believers into the necessary relationships needed to discern the Body of Christ.  In addition, the ministries also equip people to discern the sphere of ministry and influence that they’re given in the Kingdom of God 

Kingdom relationships serve to redeem the times on behalf of those who need to be gathered into the resurrection Life of Christ, or into the ascension ministries.  {Note:  We are either gathered into the works on this side of the cross to bring flesh to death where we are decreasing to know Christ; or, we are gathered into the works of ministry on the resurrection side of the cross to know the multiplication given in Christ to make Him known.  One reveals the Gospel of Salvation and the other resounds the Gospel of the Kingdom.   These are two very different processes of ministry which are continually operating within the Body of Christ.} 

The King James Version of Eph 2: Eph 2:21 reads:  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  Apostolic ministry encompasses people to draw them into the safety and rest of Christ’ resurrection Life.  For this reason, we must stand in authority in the relationship needed for this ministry to flow out of our lives.  

Eph 2: 

 

20You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone.

    21In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].

    22In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit.

Knowledge of the hidden works of ministry serves to gather a corporate body within a specific order of rule to operate on the same page and within the same time table.  This order enables a greater body of governing authority to move in step with God as ONE corporate body.   Through a corporate body, the hidden works can be seen by what appears through revelation and manifestation.   

It’s imperative that those in apostolic and prophetic ministries become equipped in how to “frame the worlds” with the spoken Word of the Lord.  This takes place through apostolic alignments through ministry with a corporate body, knowing the heart of God, heart motives, etc.   Framing the worlds with our words can only come where we rise to a place of authority where we are vertical with God the Father as a corporate body.      

Heb 11:3

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. KJV

The more we can discern within our sphere of authority, the easier it is to apprehend the works that are yet unseen.  By doing so, we activate the Word of God through prophetic acts that serve to pull heaven down to earth.  We seek to apprehend “works”, that the Lord will inhabit.  Relationship through works serve to bring God's manifest presence and glory into our midst where the spirit of Christ quickens and ministry becomes accelerated. 

We seek to “frame” the works that we apprehend through the spoken word.  What is framed in relationship with the knowledge of the heart and will of God is used to raise standards that will shelter and cover the people.  We accomplish this through the understanding that the Biblical applications and principals that we live by translates out as “measures”.  Measures are needed for the purpose pulling heaven down to earth to activate multiplication and increase.  We apply all discernment and gifts toward the knowledge of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit reveals the anointing that leads us into Five Fold Ministry.  Five Fold Ministry produces the works of ministry that lead us into God’s glory where there is acceleration.   

In Numbers 11:12, Moses cries out to God as a “nursing father” on behalf of those who were seeking meat.  The Hebrew in the context of this “nursing father”” means; “to go to the right hand”.  It also means to build up or support; foster as a parent or nurse; to establish.    

Apostolic ministry requires the order that people can learn through and grow in so that they may “go to the right hand” of God the Father.   

Colossians 3

 1IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.(A)

    2And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

Measure the Temple and the People Who Worship Within the Sanctuary!  

Rev 11:1-2

Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; KJV

 

Living out of the place of intimacy with God enables us to identify with those who worship God through holiness.  We simply gather ourselves to those who worship God from the secret place.  In doing so, a Standard is raised that will draw others into the same relationship.  The works of ministry that witnesses of Christ in His Resurrection Life will always follow.   

The Most Holy Place is marked by God’s glory and no flesh of man can enter or stand in this place.  We only need to enter in ourselves and raise the standard for others to see so that they may also enter in.   

May we gather ourselves into the works that witness of Christ and glorify God the Father! 

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