Entries by ralph

If it looks like a duck

An apostle is a strange duck. They think differently than the average believer. They function differently than prophets. They lack the patience of the pastors. They certainly teach as well as five-fold teachers and often it is hard to distinguish between an apostle and an evangelist as apostles love to talk to others about Jesus […]

You shall receive power

I belong to what is known as the Spirit-filled or Charismatic side of the Christian faith. Pentecostal and Full Gospel are other words among many to describe us. We are the ones who believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as a second experience after salvation. (see Acts 19:1-7) It is in this experience […]

Ministry Trips

This blog will contains details of experiences I am having in real time on specific ministry trips. Some trips are one day outings others will be into foreign nations and be up to two weeks long. This log will allow you to read about what the Lord is doing as well as any current prayer […]

Soul-winning blog

I share the gospel daily with people I meet in my every day activities and life. I also try and spend an afternoon a week sharing the gospel on the streets of whatever city I am in that week. As well, I have several favourite “fishing holes” that I try to visit weekly – coffee […]

Apostle’s blog

A warm welcome to my newest adventure – a daily blog. I’ll am using this space to comment or blog on varying subjects – everything from items in the news to current events in the Christian world – all from the point of view of a functioning apostle in the Church today. You are invited […]

Fight With Everything You Have in You

The Lord has impressed upon my heart that the Church is in desperate trouble when it comes to believers knowing and living the Truth. In spite of all the great teaching that goes forth from pulpits around the world, today Christians apparently do not have a firm grasp on the basic beliefs of the true […]

Apostles Verses Prophets

Another recurring trend in the Church today is apostles trying to function as prophets and prophets trying to function as apostles. They do this without the anointing or call of the Lord to do so. Apostles will have to function sometimes as prophetic voices in the Body of Christ. However, this is not to be […]

Back To The Basics – Back To Acts

I believe the Lord is taking His Church back to the basics. Then once we are back at the basics we can go back to Acts. We have been majoring on the minors and chasing the latest and the greatest – personality, revelation, ministry, gifting, church, or book. And often none of these things make […]

Apostles, Prophets, and Pastors

The enemy is the author of confusion and division. If he can keep the leaders in the Church divided, they will not minister effectively. In the last edition of the newsletter, we addressed the potential problem of apostles and prophets thinking too highly of themselves. However, since pastors usually have the oversight of local churches […]

Apostles and Prophets in Perspective

In earlier e-newsletters I mentioned that apostolic and prophetic ministry are foundational ministries in the Church. Foundational does not mean that these ministries are more important or valuable than other ministries, however. One ministry or role is never more important than another. When we consider a building – the foundation of the building is not […]