Entries by ralph

How the Offices Work Together

Since apostles and prophets are foundational to the Church, it is imperative that we know how these two offices work together. An illustration or two may help us to understand. The illustration of cement and water When making concrete for sidewalks and buildings, powered cement and water are used. Once the cement and water are […]

Go Forward

When Israel was leaving Egypt under the ministry of Moses they came to the Red Sea and camped. Shortly afterwards with the Red Sea in front of them, mountains on both sides, and Pharaoh with his army coming up from behind them they began to lose faith and worry. And, of course, they began to […]

Apostles and Prophets

God reintroduced the office and role of the prophet in the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s. Then in the early 1990’s He began to reintroduce the role and function of the apostle to the church. As always, there were a few forerunners or pioneers who paved the way. They were known to function in […]

A New Focus

I believe there is a dramatic change taking place in the Kingdom. This change is coming directly from the heart of the Father. It is being revealed to His Church in a number of ways. First, we have become aware that some of the activities we have been involved in have not been producing the […]

Misconceptions About the Apostolic Office

When we think about a model for the role and ministry of the apostle today – most often we think of Paul and his wonderful ministry as found in the New Testament. However, obviously he was not the only apostolic ministry in New Testament times. So, our first misconception… Paul is not the standard for […]

Sinking Faster and Faster into Darkness

As we approach a New Year it appears that the world is sinking faster and faster into darkness. The news of what is happening would allow a person to quickly assume that we are sliding into even darker darkness if that is really possible, and it is, it appears! And, the year-end news summaries verifies […]

The Apostolic Office – Part Three

As we continue our look at the role of the apostolic office in the church today, we see that apostles are to: Expose false ministers and false doctrines God calls those in the apostolic office to be good stewards over the mysteries of God that have been revealed to us through the ministry of the […]

Bless, Build, Bind!

The Church is about to move forward into a new season in North America. A season where things as they have been will no longer be; where we will move from a pastoral base of ministry to a prophetic base as seen and experienced in the early Church. This new season will see us listening […]

The Apostolic Office – Part Two

The third function or role of an apostle is to encourage or strengthen the church. We see this in several places in the book of Acts. After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned again to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, where they strengthened the believers. They […]