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6th Dec 2016 Apostles and spiritual warfare



6th Dec 2016 Apostles and spiritual warfare.


Greetings Apostle - - - - - - - - - - - -.

On the 25 / 11 / 16 You wrote to me; “It’s indeed to be connected with you to fulfil God's purpose. We can work together in bringing life transformation to pastors, believers & others to build the body of Christ through the revelation of Christ Jesus.”

It is indeed needful that we be connected together with Christ to fulfil God’s purpose. As I declare in one of our booklets “God’s Vision. Our Calling.”

I am reminded of Joseph. Joseph as a young man received a vision from God, of his father, mother and eleven brothers bowing down before him. Latter after serving years as a slave, spending years in jail, and at least nine years as the governor of Egypt, finally the vision came to pass.

Twenty-six years ago I began get glimpse as through smoked glass of God’s vision for my life. Over the years the vision has become clearer and I have become more prepared for the call upon my life. Though it tarry, I wait and prepare for it, because it will surely come, it will not delay.


Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am corrected. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he who reads it may run with it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it: because it will surely come, it will not delay.

 

Twenty-six years ago I knew God was calling me as a prophet, but it wasn’t considered the proper thing to call oneself a prophet until such time as the Church ordained you as a prophet. So it wasn’t until God allowed me to be backed in the corner (so to speak). That I declared myself, in the name of Jesus Christ, a Prophet of God. With that something in the spiritual realms broke and my ministry took off.

Apostle - - - - - - - - - - - - - servant of God, like it or not. Whether you believe it or not, Jesus Christ, the Son of God has given you to the Church as an Apostle. It is time for you to begin to declare into the spiritual realms, in the name of Jesus Christ that you are an Apostle of God, then the walls that have been inclosing around you and your ministry will come crashing down and those oppressive spirits will flee in the name of Jesus Christ. Sure you will offend church hierarchy, but would you rather deny God’s call upon your life and ministry? I don’t think so.

If God is with us, who or what can stand against us.

 

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He did predestined, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say about these things? Since God is for us, who can be against us?


Not only is God with us here physically on earth, we also are seated spiritually above with God and Christ above all powers and authorities.

 


Ephesians 2:1 And you who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 In which you walked in times past according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among whom, we also in times past, all had our close associates in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, he made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are delivered;) 6 And he has raised us up together, and made us sit together in Christ Jesus in the sky above. 7 That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you are delivered through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the good news to all creation. 16 He that has faith to believe and is baptized shall be delivered; but he that believes not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that have faith to believe; in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 they shall take up snakes; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into the sky, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with miraculous signs following. Amen.

 


While I was listening to the Holy Spirit and putting this letter together, the question arose. Given (according to Mark 16:15 – 20) all power and authority over demons and sickness is given to all who believe and are baptized. Given the seventy (Luke10:1 – 20) were given all power and authority over demons and sickness, then there was another believer (Mark 9:38 – 40), who was not one of the twelve or the seventy, yet he too had received all power and authority over demons and sickness.

So the question is; presuming the Apostles as baptized believers had already received all power and authority over demons and sickness, why was it necessary for Jesus Christ; when commissioning the twelve Apostles and again to give the Apostles all power and authority over demons and sickness?

Although there are no clear cut physical lines of division, a believer has power and authority within his home and beyond. A Pastor has power and authority within the church he pastors and beyond.  An Apostle has power and authority over cities, nations and beyond.
 
All believers given have been given all power and authority over all the power of the enemy, and all believers are seated with Christ above all power and authority over all the power of the enemy. But the Apostles when they accept and declare their calling into the spiritual realms, they have power and authorities over cities and nations.

At first (in Matthew 10:1 – 11) the twelve are only delegated the right to exercise all power and authority while ministering to the house of Israel, their own people and not to the Gentiles or the Samaritans.

It was not until after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that the mantle, of the full delegated power and authority, of an Apostle was placed upon the Apostles. Only then did Jesus Christ command the eleven to go into all the world and preach the Good News to every creature, all mankind, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Mark 16:15; Mat 28:18 - 20) 

Whether you are a new believer taking up power and authority in your own home. Or a seasoned Apostle taking up power and authority over a city or a nation, your battle starts with prayer, taking up and putting on the full armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and making a stand.

For now I will finish this letter here. To learn more from God’s Word on spiritual warfare, you could read my commentary on Ephesians.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/commentaries/71-com2-ephesians


Your brother in Christ,
Prophet Ken Clark.
web: www.endtimes-tribulations.com

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