A Governing Body of Christ… Jesus Himself Lord. Head of His Body and Led by Him… the Holy Spirit.
So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, Ephesians 4:11
and as stated in 1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has appointed in the church ( _CHURCH_ true meaning of this word is –ecclesia– was the name given to the governmental assembly of the city of Athens, duly convoked (called out-ones) by proper officers and possessing all political power including even juridical functions. They intended to convey the original Greek meaning of the word: a body of Christians called out of the Roman and Judean system to come together into a separate civil community. It meant a politically autonomous body of Christians under no king but Jesus as King; under no other jurisdiction but that of Jesus. No man ruled them! Only Christ. And that was the reason these same Christians ran into trouble with kings and rulers; were arrested, crucified and martyred. They dropped Caesar as their King and took up Christ.
And God has appointed in the ecclesia (a governing Body and Not denominationalism, or sectarianism) , first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
Apostles receive direct revelation from Christ Himself about the government of God, or how the Body should be governed… the ministry of apostle is rooted in the Mind of Christ… Truth that sets you free from the schemes of satan and moreover apostle Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit had evidenced his apostolic qualifications by many signal proofs, manifested the Power of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was with him: Galatians 1:1, 11; Galatians 2:8; 1 Corinthians 1:17; 1 Corinthians 9:1; 1 Corinthians 15:8-10; 2 Corinthians 3:2; 12:12; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11, Acts 26:12-20. Holy Spirit comes with authority and Power over every work of the devil because all the works of darkness is and was defeated at the Cross!
Spirit filled people are Christians. Meaning Christ-one anointed and clothed in salvation (deliverance from this fallen world)… wrapped in Righteousness, Jesus Christ Himself is our Garment of Praise. He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.
According to Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit, apostles surpassed as well the various other orders of Christian teachers. These Chosen ones, saints are taught by God Himself which scripture supports in John 16:13… in plain English— When the Spirit of truth comes, He (Holy Spirit) will GUIDE you into ALL the Truth… Jesus is the Truth, meaning we learn to abide in Him, emerged in Him, and connected to Him the True Vine producing eternal fruit which is baptism into His Body… i experienced this for the last three years. Sitting with the Holy Spirit and learning from Him through the Holy Scriptures. When you dedicate your time through the renewing of your mind through scriptures you no longer are tossed around by false doctrines. You are rooted in the Love of Christ which surpasses any knowledge within the world. i personally have experienced here at Kingdom Workmanship Ministries over 40 baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Until this system or design given by Jesus Himself is accomplished… All ministries working together instead of just Pastor and i honor the office of Pastor, but there is so much more to the government upon Jesus’ shoulders then just what I see today. Equipping each individual on how to abide in Christ is the Most important function as a leader in the Body… How to move in the Spirit, exist in the Spirit and have our being in the Spirit. the Body as a whole will not see miracles and healings and the true building up and edifying of the Body in Love until the full Government of God is operating through His anointed ones. Anointed and ordained by who… Christ Himself because Christ co-laborers with those preaching the Truth. No Power means there are major errors in that congregation. Ask yourself? How is it? if Christ is Truly co-working with the minister how can it be that Nothing is happening?
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16
The Body of Christ is designed to take dominion, territory, Nations back from the enemy in all areas of life as we know it here upon the earth:
Religion, Family, Education, Media, the Government, Arts and Entertainment, and of course Business. These area’s have all asked God to leave, but by Jesus’ true Spirit filled and Spirit led sons and daughters we will gain all these back (Romans 8:19). LORD Willing.
In Acts 17, verses 1-6 we see that Apostle Paul and Silas had a reputation that preceded them. They were “turning the world (system) upside down.”
verse 7– Whom Jason hath received (into his house): and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.”
They were forming civil bodies (Hubs) that no longer looked to Caesar (symbol of world system) as their king. They were forming civil outposts for Christ’s conquering army! They were at war! Please understand this is a spiritual battle, these world systems are made up by ruling powers from the devil. A kingdom of darkness as the scriptures reveal operates in this earth.
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Jesus said Himself… REPENT (change your thinking Now) the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand… Matthew 4:17
at Hand 2000 years ago means this applies for TODAY…
at hand meaning; greek strongs 1448 eggízō (from 1451 /eggýs, “near”) – properly, has drawn close (come near). 1448 (eggízō) occurs 14 times in the Greek perfect tense (indicative mood) in the NT which expresses “extreme closeness, immediate imminence – even a presence (‘It is here’) because the moment of this coming happened (i.e. at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry)” (J. Schlosser)
His Kingdom has come to be done upon this earth as it is in Heaven. WOW, Jesus brought Heaven down through the Eternal Spirit… within the Holy Spirit exists the government of Heaven… why don’t we see this heavenly governing body at work… well because satan knows this will be his end… the devil is the god of this world which is coming to an end and he knows he can cause people to quench and grieve the Holy Spirit… God gave us the ministry of reconciliation… you and I are to manifest Jesus as a Body or assembly of believers and it takes us all. The scriptures clearly state if one suffers we all suffer and if one rejoices we all rejoice. Obviously all this will happen by the Holy Spirit Himself.
Apostle Paul and Silas weren’t “church builders” like preachers today claim. They weren’t proselytizing people from one church or synagogue to another. They were Kingdom builders! For it is written… FIRST it states in Matthew 6:33 to seek the Kingdom and Jesus… not our own righteousness, but Only by abiding in Jesus only can we be in right standing with God our Father…
33 But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
They were dethroning rulers in the minds of the people and alienating them from the mental hold the world had upon them through the heathenistic (central) government. This does not mean we attack government physically, but Lord willing we preach the Truth and so many come to Christ it transforms every aspect of the earth systems… They were teaching the principles of Christian government. They were putting forth the call of God to whomever would hear and obey, and those whose hearts responded to the call became citizens of Christ’s Kingdom and joined themselves to the ecclesia, or community of believers.
the true governing Body, the ecclesia makes up all the ministries which is designed to equip men and women to:
Know Christ… revealed to them by a absolute physical experiential encounter and in them through an intimate relationship, this happens by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Equip children of God to become sons of God, to mature in Spiritual things after being re-born by the Spirit of God.
to learn their gifts within the Body because every MEMBER supplies to the BODY, Jesus being Head, LEADER and then to be surrounded by like Minded people who have allowed the Mind of Christ to be in them (Philippians 2:5) .
you may ask? equip for what? put your Spiritual Armour on because the devil, the god of this world will come to kill, steal and destroy you and your family if you’re truly Spirit filled and Spirit led. you have to learn the schemes of the enemy looking to devour every soul. Ultimately you learn how to remain in Christ.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15
anything outside of the given design by Christ is dysfunctional and is not upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets… Jesus being the Cornerstone. So if our current design is missing certain ministries outside of Gods design given by Jesus… you are NOT remaining in Christ. You are also outside of TRUTH. Jesus is the Truth, the Way, the Life we should walk the scriptures say and a promise is He sets you free… that is Not what i see today in many congregations… playing church is dangerous and many are dying from sickness and disease. No power and denying the Power. Why do people go to so called churches every Sunday and go home the same? Is that what scripture teaches. God Forbid? “The Great falling away happen already” the Spirit of God spoke to me in prayer one day. We are living in carnal churches today and many Know this in the current system today. God Himself will deal with this in His own Loving Way.
1 Corinthians 12
12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
What we Need is a True governing Body. and i Know Jesus is Coming, but in Truth He has already arrived in Spirit and in Truth… to do just that. This will happen by His Spirit only and will not be by any carnal means of governing.
you will know them by their fruit. They’re Sent one’s in Word, Power and in demonstration of Fathers Power through intimate relationship with Christ Himself living on the inside of them. For the Life in them is no longer the old fallen nature, but the Life is Christ Himself.
FRUIT is eternal salvations by the FIRE of God. True deliverances from this wicked age as the Bible calls it. Being a holy vessel led by the Holy Spirit used to baptize people in Christ. Over 40 baptisms by Fire at KWM… almost every person my wife and i have prayed for… got baptized and speaks in tongues. that’s eternal fruit: and ALL glory to He that lives in me and my wife… Jesus Christ Himself owns and operates this vessel. Bought and Paid for by the Precious blood of the Lamb.
Fruit defined- result, gain
2590 karpós – properly, fruit; (figuratively) everything done in true partnership with Christ, i.e. a believer (a branch) lives in union with Christ (the Vine). By definition, fruit (2590 /karpós) results from two life-streams – the Lord living His life through ours – to yield what is eternal (cf. 1 Jn 4:17).
this could be longer and is long because my HEART BURNS for Christ, but so many today never mature and stay as children tossed to and fro from all the different doctrines of the enemy. Ephesians 4:14 states the Truth of what so many are living in today…
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
Let’s study His Word and Know Him and the Truth which sets us free together in Jesus Name.