Messages | Third Dimension Church Government


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Ecclesiologically - (the doctrine of church order)

  1. We believe that the church is to be governed by Jesus Christ through his ascension gift ministries of Teacher/Bishop, apostle, prophet, evangelists, pastors, - to perfect and equip the saints for their special individual callings and eternal purpose within God's Kingdom.   (Eph 4:8-16).
     

  2. We believe that to be a part of that ongoing ministry one must experience covenantal community by doing the following:

    1. Find repentance through the blood atonement of Jesus Christ.   (Luke 24:47).
       

    2. Submit to water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ as a sign of their total devotion to his governmental rule over their lives (baptism in water in the name of Jesus Christ baptizes us into the church and not into Christ - receiving the Holy Spirit baptizes us into Christ).   (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 2:37-39; Rom 6:1-11).
       

    3. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit - due to their continued ongoing worship of the will of God within their lives.   (Acts 2:39-41; 5:32; 8:14-17).
       

    4.  To be added to the local church - finding their unique position of service and ministry.   (I Cor 12:18; Col 2:19; Eph 4:14-16).
       

    5. Submitting themselves to the ordinances of the New Testament apostolic order.   (Acts 2:42-47; 4:31-35).

  1. We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is the visible instrument though which the kingdom of God is seen and expressed as in a present reality made up of Jewish and gentile believers.   (Eph 2:11-22; 3:3-11; Gal 3:13-19; 3:26-29).
     

  2. We believe the church is the holy nation of God - the only seed of promise to Abraham and the heir of the seed of David - we are his elect race, his royal priesthood - we are his kingdom purpose.   (Rom 2:28-29; 4:13-16; 7:11; 9:4-8; 15:8; 1 Pet 2:5-11).
     

  3. We believe that the kingdoms of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our Lord (Jesus) and his Christ (the church) through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ as seen through his death - burial - resurrection - ascension and not by any military or political upheavals or revolts.   (Ps 2; Micah 1:1-4; Matt 28:18-20).
     

  4. We believe that the ecclesiastical - New Testament church is governed by elders as a set senior ministry who being the visionary for the purpose and will of God for that local body of believers and that the church is under a theocracy form of church government and not any democratic style of rule.   (Acts 2:42-47; 4:31-35; 5:2; 6:6; 15:6,24; Heb 13:17).

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We believe that all authority centers in Jesus Christ and that he has delegated his jurisdiction into the home (domestically), the local church (ecclesiastically) and civil government.  We believe in theocratic (God-ruled) local church government and order (elders, deacons and saints). Divine order in the New Testament maintains a plurality of leadership and eldership (apostle, prophet, pastor, evangelists), as the set man given to father the flock of God - along the side of the Bishop / Teacher that Fathers the plurality ascension gifting of elders.   (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 13:1-2; 15:19; Rom 13:1-7; Eph 1:20-23; Phil 1:1; 2:5-11; I Tim 3:1-13) .

Special Note: Word study teaches us that even though the teacher ministry is record last within the ascension ministry giftings, it is actually the first fruits ministry of the Father / Bishop ministry that upholds all the other ascension gift ministries. True Bishops do not desire to be over you, but to be under you. A Bishop / Teacher is foundational, foundations don't come from above you but from under you. Foundations are built and placed in positions before the building ever takes any material form (when you walk into a building one does not see the plumbing or wiring just the finished work of the building).
Bishops / Teachers, Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists should never manipulate and control you. but they from your ground zero uphold and place you upon their shoulders or build you around their structure. So that when you begin to take form it's not them that the public see, but it's you.
This is why the Teacher's / Bishop's ministry is placed last within the ascension gift ministries and not first as recorded in Eph 4:11.
This is one of the many revelation given unto me concerning the Melchizedek priesthood order of ministry. My thesis paper deals with this very subject matter.
Word study will support that this word for teacher throughout the New Testament is the same Greek word for Rabbi / Master-teacher that Jesus was given, as well as the head teacher among the pharisaic scribes whose name was Gamaliel, the president of the Sanhedrin, who was the teacher, Master Rabbi of the student Saulus Paulus better know as the Apostle Paul.

This Gamaliel was the 35th receiver of the verbal Jewish traditions as well as the Law giving at Sinai unto Moses, the man of God. Saul/Paul was to inherit the position of the 36th receiver as the Master Rabbi of the Sanhedrin had he not converted to Christendom. This would have given Saul the most honored position and spiritual rank among the whole Hebrew/Jewish nation. The Apostle Paul wrote years later in his epistle to the Philippian church (Phil 3:8). That next to Jesus and being a Christian these places of honor was but 'dung'. 'Dung' spiritually speaks to us of that which is leftover after the Spirit of God has moved forward with His glory and purpose unto His next place of visitation and proceeding calling.
Gamaliel was over the 72 member Sanhedrin court of elders, who governed the Jewish nation at Jerusalem. The four high priests, Annas, Chaiaphas, John & Alexander, were all under his high authority. This is why at the court against the apostles in Acts 5:17-41 with Gamaliel's ruling to let them go was obeyed by the High Priest Annas and Chaiaphas.

Greek Word Study : Teacher -

There are three major Greek words in the New Testament for our English word Teacher.

  1. DIDASKALOS - Which is the Greek word translated - Master, Rabbi - Terms given to the Head-Master teacher of the Jewish Community.
    Whether it be Jesus, Gamaliel or any Chief Priest of a synagogue
    Scriptural usage of the Greek word - DIDASKALOS are:

    John 3:2
    2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a
    teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

    Acts 13:1
    1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and
    teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

    I Cor 12:28-29
    28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly
    teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
    29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    Eph 4:11
    11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and
    teachers;

    I Tim 2:7
    7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a
    teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

    II Tim 1:11
    11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a
    teacher of the Gentiles.

    Heb 5:12
    11 For when for the time ye ought to be
    teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

    James 3:1
    11 My brethren, be not many
    masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

    All these scriptural usages of this Greek word DIDASKALOS reveal to us that this word Teacher used for the Greek word for Rabbi - Master - Headship in ministry and not that of the usage of the other two Greek words for Teacher.


  2. KALODIDASKALOS - This Greek New Testament word denotes - A Teacher of what is good.

    Titus 2:3-15
    3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
    4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
    5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
    6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
    7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
    8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
    9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
    10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
    11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
    12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
    13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
    14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
    15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.

    KALODIDASKALOS describes the teaching ministry of the local church elders - both men and women.
    This is the Greek word - that many have thought that the Greek word - DIDASKALOS meant.
    But as our word study has sown us they are speaking of two different ministries within Christ's Church.
    DIDASKALOS is the ministry of the Spiritual Father of said ministries (Ascension Gift ministries) this office gift is to teach the lessor governmental ministries.
    Where KALODIDASKALOS - is the local church ministry of the elders who serve the Ascension Gift ministries of any local church.


  3. PSEUDODIDASKALOS - This Greek New Testament word denotes a false teacher - this is one who teachers biblical error and falsehoods. This Word is in the plural form showing us that their are always among us - many false teachers.

Thusly, one can not biblically qualify for the Father office of Bishop / Teacher unless he is also called to the ascension gift ministry of an Apostle or Apostolic Prophet (the ascension gift ministries of Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist do not qualify). Only biblical Apostles can function in the ministry gifting of Bishop / Teacher as seen in John 21:15-17 as Jesus calls Peter, the Apostle to shepherd the other Apostles that were also present.
Word study will support that the lambs spoken of in verse 15 were the Apostles / lambs who would give their lives in death as a sacrifice as Jesus, the Lamb of God, had just done. This Greek word for feed is 'bosko' and means 'feed', 'take care of', 'guide', 'lead', 'govern', 'tend a flock', 'provide pasture for', 'shepherd'.
Thus, the Bishop / teacher ministry is to teach the ascension gift ministry of Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist how to equip the saints for their individual giftings so that they might be placed within their kingdom assignment.
This is the foremost reason why the church has failed, because of the lack of proper revelation of how ascension gift ministry is to function within the multiplicity of ministry within the local church setting. Sadly for the local church saint and the evangelism of the unregenerated world because of the lack of this apostolic governmental understanding, the church has failed to equip the saints for their kingdom assignments due to being under the different unscriptural governmental orders within most of Christendom
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Today the only one that is being increased with glory and honor is the one/man ruler called the pastor or apostle which is ordered after the antiquated old testament Aaronic priesthood order which God has called an ending to within the new covenant. The only order of priesthood that God now honors is the Melchizedek priesthood order that I am revealing to you now.

To qualify as a new testament Bishop or Apostle - it is vital to understand that the qualifications for said ministry office gifts one must have been enlightened and be a promoter of these new covenant foundational doctrines:
  1. Repentance from dead works - This is so much more than new birth repentance, rather it is the establishment of new covenant grace without the old covenant law and works for salvation. The new covenant is not a remake of law and works plus grace but it is new creation grace alone.
    This was the message that the Apostle Paul taught in all the new covenant churches that the elders at Jerusalem was indifference too. Paul taught that salvation was by faith in the all sufficient grace of the work accomplished by Jesus upon the cross and not by keeping of religious law.
    Keeping religious law establish by the Old Testament might keep one in good standing with his church, family or civil government but it has nothing to do with your standing in righteousness with Jesus. Law can not perfect / make one complete in God, the old covenant proved that. The grace of God (the enablement that the Holy Spirit imparts to the believer) can only make us perfect / complete in Jesus. Church law of your denomination allows you to climb the ladder of success with your denomination - but not God.
    The proof of this is within a great truth Jesus has taught me about His church, most Christians know much about suppression of their Adamic desires but know little about deliverance from the man of sin. This is because they are looking to keep the law as their savior in the place of God's all sufficient grace.
    Grace defined: Grace is not unmerited favor with God, that is the definition of mercy. Bible grace is the enablement of the Holy Spirit from within the believer to walk out the law of God. Based completely upon the finished work of the sacrifice and accomplishment of Jesus upon the cross and the ascension unto God's throne.
    The New Covenant teaches that the law shuts-off faith so that our faith can not react properly within the new light of the New Covenant and be able to accomplish the desire of God.
    As we try to live the Christian lifestyle by keeping all the Old Testament law (613), plus the laws of the verbal - traditions handed down by our particular church system that we have married ourselves into - all it does is frustrate the grace of God that has been placed within our being by the Holy Spirit.
    II Cor 11:1-4 - says that God has espoused us to one husband and that is Jesus, and not our religious systems.
    Apostolic ministry that is attempting to move from teaching traditional Old Covenant and denominational church law (rules of regulation that men have succumb to in order to help their disciples in Christ to move closer to Jesus) - toward the New Covenant Gospel of Grace - must remember these important spiritual rules / sciences.
    All of our teaching within the New Covenant must be Jesus, the Christ centered. When teaching the New Covenant saints the Gospel of Grace it is important that we remind them that everything that they need to be perfected / matured in Christ is already within them, and that the more that they pursue living in God's presence through worship then the faster their maturity will be seen and their fleshly desire will begin to pass away.
    Jesus is the Pattern Son, and if we are discipling saints to reflect His image then teaching them to look into the face of Moses, the mediator of the system of law keeping, will not transform them into Jesusites.
    II Cor 3:18 - is our mandate for transforming Gentiles (those outside of the family of God in Christ) into the family of the true-Jew (those who are in Christ Jesus).
    It is only as we look into the face of the Glory of God - which is Jesus Christ in His ascension dwelling within God's throne that our suppression of the adamic man can find complete transformation into the image of Jesus and find freedom from the curse.
    If we want to be ministers of the New Covenant - then we must teach God's Grace and only God's Grace.
    We must ignore all the gainsayers / accusers of the brethren, that want to keep control over God's church and tell their disciples that we want to give God's saints an open license to be one of satan's ambassadors and sin to their life's content - which of course is a total fabrication (a lie) of the truth of God's revelation concerning His Gospel of Grace.
    So what happens - when you teach to the saints that they have all the enablements of grace, that they can walk with God in holiness and accordance to the love walk of Jesus, and they instead - sin willfully - saying that they are living under grace.
    So what do we do - we don't - back off of teaching the Grace of God, rather we continue to teach, telling the saints that as we are walking within the Grace of God, then we also have the enablement to live according.
    If any saint continues sinning willfully under the grace message, then we lovingly tell them that their not living under grace - but instead they are living under law having listened to the lie of the accuser having received the condemnation of the message of keeping the law and works for salvation - in the place of resting in the all-sufficient grace that Jesus accomplished in His journey from the Garden - Cross - Resurrection - and Ascension.
    Teach this truth and you will bring forth true disciples unto Jesus - the Messenger and Mediator of the New Covenant.

  2. Faith toward God - Is exactly that - Faith towards Jesus in His finished work at Calvary and not faith for things / that one might desire. The faith that we are to pursue is the faith (the ethic truth of the life of Christ that only comes by grace as we put all our trust in the work of the cross and not in what we think we can produce. The foundational Bible faith that should be our pursuit is faith that produces spiritual maturity towards sonship (Christ in you, earth's hope of glory).
    Always remember that Jesus knows what you are in need of and as maturity come through pursuing after Jesus - all that we desire in Him, will find it's fulfillment but if within your attempt to pursue after things (in the place of Jesus) - then you have sinned.
    Many times the saints will attempt to use their faith for things.
    But the Bible doesn't teach the such - rather it teaches that while our faith is toward God - then His blessing will pursue us, with all good things.
    If you are attempting to use your faith - outside the purposes of God's covenant with you, then - other graces that you have been enabled with will begin to falterer.
    If you see this begin to happen then it is your sign to give back to Jesus your absolute devotion (your faith towards God).
    This foundational faith towards God - is placing your faith in the all sufficient work of the death - burial - resurrection and ascension of Jesus - with your everyday life after conversion just like you did at conversion.

  3. Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Giftings - The baptism in the Holy Spirit bring with Him the manifest presence of God (we love feeling His presence) but that is not the primary reason for His coming into our lives. Rather the coming of the Holy Spirit comes to teach us how we are to manifest Jesus into every aspect / area of life that we are sent to earth to influence.
    Firstly, To function in the ministry of Bishop / Apostle there are some issues that will need to be completely understood and embraced.
    The coming of the Holy Spirit - is one of five signs Jesus gave that the promised New Covenant and the Kingdom of God within the earth had been inaugurated.
    The sign of the Holy Spirit - is the heart of the New Covenant and of the Kingdom of God.

    Rom 14:17 (KJV)
     8   For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

    This scripture tell us that the Kingdom is in the Holy Spirit. Without the manifestation of the Holy Spirit within the life of anyone's profession to have Christ within is to have mere confession alone - without true possession.
    Righteousness - Doing that which is right within the desire of God's will. This is speaking of becoming one with God in His purpose for you.
    Peace - is walking with God through the sacrifice of Jesus, with confidence that you are His and He is yours.
    Joy - knowing that as you stand before all of heaven's court - that you know that you are in heavenly places, because heaven is not a foreign place to you.
    People do what they are - you are in heavenly places, because you are of the same substance.

    Just think of it - some mindless reprobates actually think that satan would feel welcome there - he would hate our heavenly habitat, it's 180 degrees against his nature.

    Gal 3:14 (KJV)
     14   That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    This scripture speaks for the Old Testament saint as well as for the New Testament saint - as it reveals to us that the blessing of being within the family of Abraham's faithful is not if you are a Jew or Gentile - nor is it as some would declare, whether one is rich in earth's goods or not.
    But the possessor of the Abrahamic faith / the New Creation Man - is whether one has received the promise of the Spirit.
    Have you received the Holy Spirit? - If you answer is yes then welcome to the Church of Jesus Christ.
    If your answer is no - or not yet - then please come and drink of the life that Jesus gives, which is a life full of the Spirit and of His presence and purpose.
    The promised New Covenant through the mouths of God's holy prophets of old - spoke that the New Covenant would be a consummation of all the previous covenants that God had sent in part-realm.
    This New Covenant would bring with it the Grace of God that would enable those who walked within it's covenantal purpose the enablement - abilities from within to hear God's voice - Word - and purpose due to the Spirit of God being within every man.
    The sign that God has welcomed you within His final covenant - representing His redemptive purpose is that you have received of His Holy Spirit.

    As a believer in the purposes of God in Christ Jesus, it behooves each of us to asks ourselves am I living within the realm of God that I want to be living in when my purpose upon earth is finished.
    If your really hungry for truth - you might asks yourself this question
    In the eternities, when this time is no more - and the ages to come have been reveal / come to pass - Who do you want to be?
    • Do you want to be the city of God? (Rev 21:9-23)

    • Do you want to be the people of God that walk in the light of that city? (Rev 21:24)

    • Do you want to be the ministry / servants who serve God within His throne? (Rev 22:3-4)

    Choose wisely - remember, time is both short and accountable.
    You do what you are - but you don't have to stay living in your present world.
    Attention - Please understand - that I am not saying that if you don't have the infilling within the Holy Spirit, that you are not a part of the family of God in Christ.
    On our Theology page #20, The Tabernacle of Moses, talks about God's purposes seen in three dimension.
    On the diagram showing some of those lists of three dimensions you can see listed several examples of three kinds of different believers within God's plan of redemption.
    Those who receive the infilling within the Holy Spirit only represent one of the three classes of redemptive believers.
    There are still ranks of believers in God besides the ones who have received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
    There is a ranking of believers that is above those who have received the infilling within the Holy Spirit - and there is one ranking that is listed below those of the Holy Spirit class of believers.

    Secondly, To function in the ministry of Bishop / Apostle then one will need to be able to discern the giftings that the Holy Spirit is placing within the ministry of the saints that he is fathering.
    Example: Someone might have hopes to be a pastor, while his gifting is to be a physician. A true Bishop / Apostle would know this - it's part of his ministerial gifting (the gift of the discerning of spirits - which is the ability of seeing into the realm of the spirit world - seeing the purpose of the thing, and the gift of the word of wisdom - which is the mother gifting of that of the discerning of spirits. The gift of the Word of Wisdom is the ability to understand the formation of God's desire purpose within ones call or a thing).
    Even when men that are called to the office gift of Bishop / Apostle and are not able to see into those lives that they are called to give care and covering to, it is because they have not properly understood their role of Fatherhood.
    If a Bishop / Apostle does not spend time with those that they have been given the honor to Father outside of their pulpit ministry then there's a good chance that God isn't going to give His secret to you concerning their kingdom purpose.
    Being a Bishop / Apostle - is being the spiritual father of ministry and saints.
    It is not teaching your one message a week and having your disciples (apostle, prophets, pastors, evangelist) to fill in for you when you decide that you want to take a break.
    When one is called upon by Jesus to be a Bishop / Teacher / Father - it is because he has invested much patience within you with long hours, days and years of transforming the man of ministry into the man of God.
    Your job as Bishop - is not to be seen any longer as the main focus of local house ministry (that is why you are the Bishop over ascension gift ministry who trains the saints for their work of ministry).
    Your job is two-fold:
    • Firstly, to spend time in God's presence - so that God can reveal to you the flow of the river of God - that the Spirit will ask you to move within.
      It may be that the natural wind current from the four corners of your realm or sphere of authority might change seasonally and cause the river flow to change, or it maybe that your river banks may be needing - to be leaved.

    • Secondly, you are to spend personal time outside of your pulpit ministry with those that you are empowering / training to become Bishops / Fathers with special emphasis given to Apostles in training.

    The great error of ecclesiastical headship is that men who are not gifted with the ministry of Bishop / Apostle are sitting in that office gift and because of their misplacement within ministry, the saints have no idea why God has sent them to this planet. They are lost not knowing their kingdom purpose and tragically multitudes of saints are leaving the local church in hopes of finding someone to answer the question "Please can you tell me who I am?".

    Thirdly, To function in the ministry of Bishop / Apostle within the New Covenant Melchizedek Priesthood Order then it will be absolutely imperative of the most importance that you learn to have church without a clock that is if you want Jesus and His manifested glory to be among you and your times of the saints meetings.
    It is also extremely important that you realize that there is a God/Man who sits upon the throne of God - and that man is not you .
    The spirit of control - is not a New Covenant manifestation of Godlikeness - control is an attribute of the curse.
    Unity / Oneness with God - is the New Covenant way, so quit trying to command God's presence to fit in your realm of religious knowledge / thinking.
    The primary reason for the meeting of the saints, is so that the saints can be built up in Christ, through worship - Word - fellowship.
    The saints can be made more into the image of Christ by entering into Christ's glory that is produced through our worship of Jesus - then ten thousand sermons that the most gifted of teacher on this plant can produce.
    I would much rather spend two to three hours worshipping Jesus and entering into His glory and spending thirty minutes teaching one principal of God's Word than spending two hours teaching and thirty minutes in what some call worship.
    It's easy to spot a true worshiper just asks them how long that it takes in preparation in thanksgiving and praise before they feel like that they have entered into the realm of God.
    If their skillful in prayer, praise and worship then it will take at least 60 to 90 minutes, unless there is a special quickening that appears within God manifested glory.
    The average so called spirit-filled believer only spends 15 minutes a day within prayer and none of that is in worship - to Jesus.
    Learn - that the greatest gift that God has ever given unto any spiritual person is the gift of praying and worshipping God in the Spirit / and with their heavenly language.
    The more one prays in tongues the greater his capacity to hold the water of the Spirit of God / the more one prays in tongues the larger your vessel of water - expanse.

    It is only as headship finds it's correct placement among the local saints and doesn't attempt to hinder the Holy Spirit in taking the true headship / fathering rulership among His body - that the glory of Jesus will find it's place among the people of God.
    There is no greater arrogance than to assume, that you, the man of God - can meet all the unlimited needs of every man and woman that is attempting to move into the image of the Almighty.
    So quit trying - allow God's presence the time and opportunity to create within His people - His desire.
    Put your agendas on hold - when the church comes to meet with Jesus. Maybe God might want to expanded your revelation of what you think - that you possess.
    Put your time-pieces away in a locked vault.
    Bye the bye - time is an element of the adamic curse. Before Adam tore-open the veil to God's eternity pass, there was no time - and in God's fourth dimension there is timelessness.
    Don't allow your eternity here - to be ruled by it --- time (your clock pieces).
  4. Laying on of hands - This is the ecclesiastical church government of God. This new covenant government is in the Melchizedek priesthood order and not after the antiquated Aaronic priesthood order.
    This laying on of hands is primarily for the ordaining of eldership and all ordainational duties. This foundational ministry and it's functioning purposes is what separates the ascension gift ministries from the rest of the body of saints. It deals with the office duties within each local church, with each ascension gift ministry functioning within each of their ministerial authority:

    • Bishop / Teacher - Fathers all the ascension gift ministries - teaching them how to function within each of their ministries and how their ministry relates to the saints that they are called to mature within each of the saints callings.

      (The Apostle and Prophet both are foundational teaching ministries - depending on each of their areas of teaching giftings / callings).

    • Apostles - Teach New Covenant, first principal foundations (Heb 6:1-2).
    • Prophets - Teach how to find God's presence - will / purpose - through Old Testament principals of (Moses' Tabernacle - David's Tabernacle - Solomon's Temple and the Prophets and Psalms).
    • Pastors - Teach families how to live by love - faith - works, within the Christian community. (every local church, depending on the number of families, will increase the number of the pastoral ministries - every Pastor's teaching responsibilities should not number more an five families each - this gives each pastor within the local church the responsibility of teaching five families per week / which is one family per day, Monday through Friday). Saturday is his Sabbath with his family (not OT Sabbath teaching). Sunday (the New Covenant Lord's day) is set aside for corporate worship and Apostolic ministry.
    • Evangelist - Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to the unlearned - (those outside of the family of God within each local church area). Then brings the new convert into their local church to become part of the community of God / kingdom citizen - who come under the tutorage of the local church apostolic - ascension gift ministry of Apostle - Prophet - Pastors.
    • Elders - Serve the ascension gift ministry according to the callings of servitude purpose that each has been given by God.
      Example: Elders that are called to the ministry of Apostle serve the Ascension gift Apostle, the same is accordance with those who are called to the office gift of Prophet, Pastor and Evangelist.
    • Deacon - Serve the elders in the natural affairs concerning the church and saints (deacon's deal with men only).
    • Deaconess - Serve as the men deacon serve - but in the realm of women and children.
    This is the Apostolic Order of the New Covenant Melchizedek Priesthood - only as this multiplicity of ministry is allow to function within each local church can the saints ever come to maturity and find their rightful kingdom purpose.
    For any one man to think that he can fulfill the ministry of Jesus all by himself - This is pure spiritual idolatry.

    This is what the job description of each ascension gift ministries realm / sphere of authority looks like:

    • Bishop / Teacher - place of rule is to father the ascension gift ministry of (Apostle - Prophets - Pastors - Evangelists).
    • Apostle - place of rule is to establish new believers in the foundational truths of (Heb 6:1-2).
    • Prophets - place of rule is to instruct those training for pulpit ministry and as well as leadership rule within the marketplace ministry (in other words - he's the professor of the local church's school of ministry).
    • Pastors - place of rule is to establish the local family in how to function in kingdom citizenship relationships.
    • Evangelists - place of rule is to teach the local saint how to influence their neighborhood - city - world with the gospel message of the Kingdom of God (The art of Evangelism).
    • Elders - serve the ascension gift ministries - (as their spiritual son in ministry training).
    • Deacons - serve the elders - in the need of domestic area of the local church life.
    The ascension gift ministries - (Bishop / Teacher, Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist) are all set ministries - (which means - that they are all chosen by God - and they can't be voted in or out. In the case of character failures these ministries are dealt with, but can not be replaced, because they are set by Jesus).

    • Elders and Deacons - are not set ministries - but are chosen by the ascension gift ministry team (which means - if any elder or deacon desires to be released from their duties so that they might pursue other functions within the body, then the ascension gift ministry team can replace them with another qualified elder or deacon).
    The local church is set - in the theocracy system of church order - and not in the democracy order of rule (which is the governing of the local church - by the vote of the laity).
  5. Resurrection from the dead - This deals with much more than the second resurrection. This deals with the time frame from Jesus' ascension until the end of human history. This is all eschatological. This deals with the all encompassing comings of Jesus (His first coming - His present comings - and His coming at the end of human history)
    Special note: The theories of dispensationalism that has taught God's church its philosophies that leads to blaspheme and that tramples over God's holy blood covenant has no place within this foundational truth of resurrection. Dispensational philosophers may have meant well however they have been seduce by satanic powers and have received into their soul one or more of the three great heresies that satan has released into mankind - these three heresies are:

  • Pluralistic Theory - multiple ways to God.

  • Universalism Theories - We are all God's children with full redemption.

  • The Rapture Trance - 1830.
    (Do to the length of the Doctrines of Eschatology, I will be dealing with origin of dispensational theology and the origins of the rapture in the near future).

Of course there are many more foundational church doctrines than these that I've listed here. But to qualify as a new covenant Bishop or Apostle these must be a part of their foundational structuring. Most that are calling themselves to the ministry gift of Bishop or Apostle, sadly to say, are still teaching antiquated old testament theology while not understanding that God has completely fulfilled that covenant as well as all of the previous covenants by placing them all within the finished work of the cross and ascension of Jesus.
My dear ones, just because someone has enough abilities to market themselves, to pay rent on a building, etc that doesn't alone qualify them to set in the office ministry of the Apostle or fathering Bishop.
The ministry office gifts of Bishop or Apostle qualifications - isn't whether one is a charismatic preacher or teacher.
It is not whether one can gather enough people around them so that one can rent a building for church services.
Any born again Christian may have those talent to start there own church, fellowship, etc.
This in itself are not qualifications for the ministry gifts of Bishop or Apostle.
The Bishop or Apostle - must be a Apostolic foundations revelator - his revelation must match that of the Apostle Paul (which is the revelation of the new covenant). Only then can he qualify as an Apostle / Fathering Bishop. May the grace of God strengthen us to seek God's order within these now days.


 

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