|Hamills of Lamplighter Ministries|
During one of the meetings Tom and I heard a message by Bishop Harry Jackson. Bishop Jackson ministers in the Washington D.C. area, and has a network of churches around the country. He has been fighting the battle against same sex marriage and is facing persecution from many sides, including some churches. His message addressed the use of the title apostle and how common place it has become today. He very clearly articulated specifics to the office of apostle and how it functions and brought forth some truths that the church must hear in this hour in order to advance.
When we look at the wilderness experience of Jesus we begin to see what to expect when we emerge from the wilderness. He came out of His wilderness testing and returned to Nazareth knowing that a change had taken place. Those in Nazareth couldn’t identify the change because nothing appeared different in the natural. Jesus had spiritually stepped into destiny and was now functioning in His calling. We are at a place now where we should be operating in and utilizing the gifts, not just teaching about them.
When the CONVERGE group had gathered on the battlefield at Gettysburg to complete their assignment I took time to walk up to one of the statues on high ground occupied by the Union forces.
I got the point. Whether everyone in this nation realizes it or not we are going through a wilderness experience. We do not know the outcome, but we do know there will be one. Our job as “the church” is to emerge from this experience changed. It is imperative that we function at a new level of unity and mature recognizing and utilizing the gifts God has given us. There is a purpose, there is a cause. In the days ahead it will not matter what it looks like in the natural, we must know what has occurred in the Spirit and function accordingly.
As I return from vacation in a couple of days I will be sharing on revelations the Lord has made to me "on the coast."