The word Apostle comes from a Greek word describing a military leader that was sent into a region to change the culture of that region to be like Rome, so that when the king came, he felt as though he was at home. Jesus sent out Apostles to release the Culture of the Kingdom into the earth so that when the King comes, the kingdoms of this world will have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ. Today's Apostolic people carry that same mandate to expand the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
1 Corinthians 14:1 encourages us to eagerly desire to prophesy because when we do we strengthen, encourage and comfort others. In fact, Paul said, I would rather you prophesy than speak in tongues. Amos 3:7 says, "Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." Today, God is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh so that we may arise, listen to His voice and lead the nations.
A revival culture is one in which people are willing to pay the price to live in His presence and carry that presence to others. By connecting with the Father through worship, prayer and His word, we learn to become carriers of His presence everywhere we go. By this, we are empowered to bring life to every one we meet and every where we go, supernaturally expanding the Kingdom of Heaven.
Jesus, quoting Isaiah, said, My house shall be a house of PRAYER... We feel that prayer is to be the center of everything we do. Leonard Ravenhill said, If we're not praying, we're playing. We have discovered that by being a people of intense and consistent prayer, we can truly expect God to invade our lives with signs, wonders and miracles.
Matthew 28:19 tells us to go and make disciples. This was directed toward believers not religious institutions. The early church followed Jesus' instructions and changed the world. We must change back to the original mandate and train disciples to make disciples. Then, and only then, will we change the world.
The spirit of Elijah is being poured out to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers (Malachi 4:5 & 6). We are more than a ministry. We are a fathers and mothers that are raising sons and daughters to become mighty in the land. This is more than a slogan, its our way of life.
In His home town, Jesus, did not receive honor.. Because of this, He did not do many miracles there. When He was honored, miracles flowed like a river. When we create a culture of honor, we will also see miracles become a normal way of life. Honor releases miracles.
This is not a popular term today but godliness is the standard that Jesus set. We believe that godliness should affect every part of our lives including character, relationships, finances, and personal lifestyle. Many can temporarily manifest a revival lifestyle, godliness will maintain it.
Romans 10:17 says, "The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. If the Kingdom is 1/3 joy, shouldn't we live a life of joy every day? God's word also tells us that we are more than conquerors and that the one inside of us is greater than the one that is in the world. Because we know this to be true, you will find an atmosphere of joyful expectation and victorious belief about the future of the Ekklesia and the world around us.