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PRESENTATION 1: THE MINISTRY MANUAL

Volume I

Word of the Lord through Lindsay Griffiths – 16th.June 2017:

“I want you to cleanse the Temple, with the fire of My Holy Spirit. Purify, just as My Holy Spirit did at Pentecost.

 

Cleanse from all unrighteousness – for did I not say to the Pharisees that the cup must be cleansed on the inside?“

And that you cannot put new wine into old bottles or new patch on old garment. Yet the system priesthood has long polluted My pure & Holy Bride, & she must be cleansed of all unrighteousness.”

Contents

Introduction:

 

The Traditions of Men versus BIBLICAL REVELATION               

Intercession through Tessie Griffiths                            

 

Part 1 - Ministry is “team ministry” –there is no Biblical Basis for the Monarchical or one man Pastor System                                              

 Part 2:

Importance of the Anointing on the Ascension Ministries & Local Eldership and the role of the Presiding Elder.

                                                            

Part 3:

Vital to Deal with the Ministry of Women and Biblically why the Bible College Wales has always accepted this going back to its inception under Rees Howells.

                                                            

Part 4: Two Primary spirits –our Ministers need to be aware of:           

The Importance of Discerning Jezebel in Ministry       

The Importance of Discerning Absalom in Ministry       

 

Part 5: Anointing of Preaching                

Correct and False Scripture Lines                         

Part 6: The Teaching Anointing 

      

Part 7: The Pastoring Anointing 

      

Part 8: The Prophet’s Anointing

Correct and False Scripture Lines 

                      

Part 9: The Apostolic Anointing 

    

Part 10: The Ministry of the Elder 

        

Part 11: The Ministry of the Deacon      

Part 12:  Clerical Wear                              

Part 13:   The Prayer of Intercession      

Introduction: The “Traditions of Men” versus BIBLICAL REVELATION

Some years ago God ordained there to be a continuation of the Bible College of Wales in its original form, yet expanding into the modern era, taking on the issues of the modern era in intercession just as occurred at Swansea during World War 2.

 

With Rees Howells heritage God brought together Brian Mason and David P Griffiths, both of Rees Howells heritage, Brian having been trained through Samuel Rees Howells in the 1970’s and David’s dad in the 1930’s, he becoming a WEC missionary in Cape Verde and what was then Portuguese Guinea.

 

Seeing this heart, souls and ministries are gathering from around the World to take part in this calling, a calling far deeper than the contemporary Church is grasping, a response to the heart of Wesleyan holiness and power.

The whole passion of the College is summed up by the following letter of intercession, a letter of the heart from David’s Auntie Tessie to David’s dad just before leaving for Africa in 1936.
 
The letter sums up the passion of this ministry, a heart of total surrender to the cause, a heart of “reaching every creature” whatever the cost, a cost all ministers of the “Every Creature Commission” must be prepared to pay, no one minister thinking that he or she is better than the other, a call that embraces all people for the Spirit has fallen on “all flesh”.
 
In this there is neither “male nor female”!
 
All one in Christ Jesus!

Offering our trophies to Jesus, preaching recklessly without fear of political correctness, as the Spirit speaks through the empty vessel. This is the heart of ministers, of the The Bible College of Wales, being prepared to go all the way, in HIS STRENGTH, IN HIS POWER, IN HIS GLORY. How God has anointed us with Holy Ghost and with Fire to reach every creature with the Gospel.

 

The letter continues ………

Preaching the Saviour and HIM CRUCIFIED with the warning that there may be a furnace of fire to face but the divine promise that HE NEVER LEAVES US OR FORSAKES US is here for us all, as we surrender as the Saviour surrendered to the will of the Father …….

 

The letter concludes ……..

Part 1: Ministry is “team ministry” –

there is no Biblical Basis for the Monarchical or one man Pastor System.

 

It is the decision of the Bible College Wales to have a completely Biblical Form of Church Government whether this be at local, national or international level.

 

The ministry therefore rejects the notion of the traditional system of a one man pastor and a congregation. In not one of the 48 New Testament fellowships does this occur and neither will it occur in the Bible Assemblies and associated ministries. We also note that in not one of those 48 fellowships is anyone ever called “Pastor” or addressed by that title and nowhere in the New Testament is there any mention of a Pastor being head of the local Church.

 

1 Corinthians 12:27-29 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 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?

 

It is recognized however that in practice much of the Church hesitates in calling people Apostles and Prophets but this should not be taken as an excuse to use the term “Pastor”. Evangelists, Teachers and Pastors are more easily accepted but we need a Biblical expression to cover all ministries which we put forward simply as Minister which is part of the Protestant ethos to which we belong. This removes the tradition of all ministries being “under the Pastor” and is consistent with the Biblical ethos of the Royal Priesthood of Believers which is a group of equals whether they be male or female. This also removes the commonly held struggle of ministry identity and removes the unscriptural burden that is placed on one man.

 

To quote KJ Conner: We believe in the shepherding ministry. However, it seems that the title “Pastor” that is used by so many today has become one of the greatest hindrances to the recognition and acceptance of the other four ascension gift ministries.

 

The Bible College Wales is here to be part of all ministries, local, national and international as empty vessels manifesting the ascension ministries, and most importantly that of the Intercessor, this being vital to spiritual growth, protection and maturity.

 

Whilst it is clear that the Early Church ran through a team of elders with the Ascension Ministries, it is also clear they did not form a board of elders voting on this and voting on that. Whilst it is understood that a ministry has to conform to certain modern day protocols, this must not be above the “hearing from God” in an elder group dynamic with the Ascension Ministries. Whilst there is evidence to show of a presiding elder, the New Testament Church always shows plurality of leadership.

 

  • The New Testament Model is to have THE CHURCH (singular) and “elders” (plural) in relation to Church in a locality.

  • These elders shepherded the flock, were overseers (bishops) of the flock and were charged to feed the Church.

  • These elders worked closely and in conjunction with the Apostles in solving doctrinal issues and practical issues.

 

Example 1: Paul calls the elders, not the Pastor and ministers into the plurality and not the singular. This will be the role of the Ascension Ministries in the Bible College Wales. It is also important to note that the Apostle has coveted not earthly riches and as with all our ministers, have prepared to surrender all to the cause.

 

Acts 20:17; 32-37 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. 

 

33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. 

 

34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. 

 

35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

 

36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 

 

37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him,

 

Example 2: Peter refers to the plurality of the elders and not the “Pastor.”

 

These elders were an “oversight,” in practice Bishops of the flock in all humility rather than pride of title.

 

1 Peter 5:1-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

 

2 feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 

 

3 neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 

 

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

 

Example 3: Eldership working with the Apostolic Ministry –

Note marked in red the solving of doctrinal issue and practical Church problems

 

Acts 15:1-35 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And certain men which came down from Judæa taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 

 

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 

 

3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. 

 

4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. 

 

5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. 

 

7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 

 

8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 

 

9 and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 

 

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 

 

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

 

12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 

 

14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 

 

15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 

 

16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 

 

17 that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 

 

18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. 

 

19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 

 

20 but that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 

 

21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: 

 

23 and they wrote letters by them after this manner;

The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: 

 

24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: 

 

25 it seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 

 

26 men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. 

 

28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; 

 

29 that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

 

30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle: 

 

31 which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. 

 

32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them. 

 

33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles. 

 

34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still. 

 

35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

Further Examples:

 

Example 4: In Jerusalem it was the Apostle Peter along with the other Apostles:

 

Acts 2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 

 

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 

 

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 

 

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 

 

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 

 

7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans? 

 

8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 

 

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 

 

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 

 

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 

 

12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 

 

13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 

 

15 for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 

 

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 

 

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 

 

18 and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 

 

19 and I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 

 

20 the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 

 

21 and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

It is to be noted here that the Spirit fell upon “all flesh”, the Spirit coming as “empowerment for ministry, it therefore being seen by the Bible College Wales that there be no suppression of ministry through women who are empowered, this suppression being seen by the The Bible College of Wales as a blasphemy – the sons and daughters prophesying, the servants and handmaidens in plurality having been empowered.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 

 

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 

 

24 whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 

 

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 

 

26 therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 

 

27 because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 

 

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 

 

30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 

 

31 he seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 

 

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 

 

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 

 

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 

 

35 until I make thy foes thy footstool. 

 

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

 

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 

 

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 

 

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 

 

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 

 

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 

 

45 and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 

 

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 

 

47 praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

 

Outside of religious suppression therefore and inside of the Spirit of God in plurality comes the conditions for souls to be saved, the sin of selfish lust removed, there coming a fear upon a community, this fear bringing the conditions for revival.

 

Example 5: In Jerusalem later it was the Apostle James and the elders:

 

Acts 21:18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.

 

*  In Ephesus, the Apostle Paul spoke to and charged the Elders to oversee the flock of God and feed them as a shepherd feeds his flock:

 

Acts 20:17-37 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. 

 

18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, 

 

19 serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: 

 

20 and how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, 

 

21 testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 

 

23 save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 

 

24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 

 

25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. 

 

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 

 

27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

 

The price of foundation ministry, both of Prophet and Apostle is clear, the Bible College of Wales recognizing these by this background.

 

28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 

 

29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 

 

30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 

 

31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. 

 

33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. 

 

34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. 

 

35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 

 

37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him,

 

Ordination therefore within the context of the scriptures has to be a recognition in the Ascension Ministries of the sacrifice and suffering required for these ministries, and with the elders of a plurality of ministers overseeing the flock and feeding them.

 

Example 6 : In Philippi, the apostles, Paul and Timothy, wrote to the elders (bishops), deacons and saints.

 

Philippians 1:1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

 

Again, we deal with plurality of oversight, hence it is the scriptural position to deal likewise today.

 

Example 7:

In Ephesus, later on Paul wrote to Timothy giving instruction concerning the qualification and ordination of elders and appointment of deacons. 1 & 2 Timothy

 

Example 8:

In Crete, the Apostle Paul wrote to Titius concerning the ordaining of elders in every city.

 

Example 9: In Asia, the Apostle John wrote to “the angel” of the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

 

It is therefore clear that the New Testament points more to apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, teaching and pastoral ministries having oversight over the entire flock of God, with elders on the ground caring for the Church. New Testament Church government therefore operates with close cooperation with the Ascension Ministries and the elders on the ground and it is this form of government the Bible College Wales has brought in with the Bible Assemblies, remembering however that the eldership will include those of the Ascension Ministries too.

Part 2:

Importance of the Anointing on the Ascension Ministries & Local Eldership and the role of the Presiding Elder.

The Anointing of the Five Fold Ascension Ministry Gifts

 

a)  Anointing to Stand in a certain calling, a distinction between this anointing and the anointing on every believer. These callings are known as the Five Fold Ascension Ministry.

 

1 Corinthians 12:28 King James Version (KJV)

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.

 

Romans 12:6-8 King James Version (KJV)

6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Possible to stand in more than one calling – but each believer should find out what their calling is and yield to that so that God can fully use the believer in that believer’s calling.

 

What worldly ministries call a “Pastor” should not be made to be a Pastor (part of Ascension Ministries) and do things out of his/her calling – hence the pressure on one man ministry is too much and un-Biblical! It is also dangerous as it produces burn-out!

b)    Ministers should not do things just because they are asked to – or as a response to what others believe they ought to do.

 

This includes when people come to the Minister for prayer. We do not know how to pray and it may be that there is an anointing on someone to pray, for all prayer must be SPIRIT LED – not individually led.

 

The founder of AOG U.K. knew this. A woman came to him for prayer for the healing of a child.

“Go get my wife to lay hands on her. God doesn’t use me much along that line, but nearly everybody she lays hands on gets healed, and nearly everybody I lay hands on gets baptised in the Holy Spirit”

Recognising the anointing, & where it is so vital in the operation of the Five Fold Ministry gifts.

 

c)  Whilst we call the Five Fold Ministry – the Ascension Ministries, this is not in an earthly sense. We are talking of a spiritually anointed ministry that is an activity with the “Doer of the Word” ethos running through it.

 

James 1:22-24 King James Version (KJV)

22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:  24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

 

d)  What are these Ministries and what they are to do – the threefold purpose? “Perfecting, work and edification.”

 

Ephesians 4:11-16 King James Version (KJV)

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

 

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 

14That 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;

 

15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 

16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

 

An Apostle

 

Longs to take the Gospel out and establish Church in unreached areas

 

Possesses a gift for recruiting, networking and mobilizing leaders for evangelism, discipleship, and community transformation

 

Seeks to be innovative and creative in approach bringing the Gospel to unreached people

 

Possesses humility and balance in leadership that causes others to look for apostolic guidance and spiritual mentoring

 

Sometimes feels dissatisfied with what is perceived as institutionalism and rigidness in Church organizational structures

 

A Prophet

 

Possesses a concern for justice and righteousness, which brings a prompting to speak on behalf of God and the expectations of His Word

 

Engages in intercessory prayer sensing strategy for spiritual warfare that could not have come through human rationality

 

Possesses an uncanny boldness and sensitivity for communicating corrective messages to God’s people, both corporately and personally

 

Is zealous when God’s name is misrepresented by the Church or other Christians

 

Often experiences spiritual direction and promptings with information not humanly gained

 

An Evangelist

 

Explores unique strategies for sharing the Gospel with unbelievers

 

Possesses a burning passion to see souls brought into the Kingdom

 

Experiences ongoing grief and sadness when considering the plight of the lost

 

Is known by other Christians for boldness in communicating the Gospel

 

Is dissatisfied and irritated when in a Church setting where sinners are known to be present and the Gospel is ineffectively or inadequately presented

 

A Pastor

 

Is often sought out by those seeking advice, prayer and spiritual direction

 

Feels concern for the nurture and shepherding of fellow believers

 

Works to protect fellow believers from false teaching and destructive leadership patterns

 

Is considered patient and longsuffering with the faults and inadequacies of others

 

Takes responsibility for the spiritual maturity and growth of fellow believers

 

A Teacher

 

Is systematic in an approach to studying and communicating concepts seeking to discover truths of application in biblical principles

 

Is passionate in studying scripture, enjoying research and communicating discovered information and principles

 

Is able to distil complex concepts into easily understood ideas that resonate with hearers

 

Becomes dissatisfied and irritated when shallow or heretical preaching or teaching is heard

 

Longs study to have a result to enable the teaching to be authentic in word and deed.

 

Taken from Matthew Green. Understanding the Fivefold Ministry.

P. 195-198 Charisma House 2005

 

In ordination therefore we are to recognize the empty vessels manifesting the gifts of local church eldership as well as those manifesting the Ascension Ministries. We are therefore not to ordain a man or a woman, only those of the empty vessel manifesting Christ Jesus Himself, this empty vessel being in the Godly order outlined in the scripture, as one in Christ and on living in the married sense on earth subject to a Spirit led authority, not a natural one:

 

1 Corinthians 6:14-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 

 

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 

 

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 

 

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 

 

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 

 

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 

 

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

Ephesians 5:22-33 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 

 

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 

 

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 

 

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 

 

26 that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 

 

27 that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 

 

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 

 

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 

 

30 for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 

 

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 

 

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 

 

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

 

John 17:20-23 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 

 

21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 

 

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 

 

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

 

Romans 8:1-4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 

 

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 

 

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 

 

4 that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

From the early days of the Bible College Wales ministry came through women as well as well as men for the

Every Creature Commission is a command to “all flesh”!

William Griffiths, Bessie Fricker and Clifford Kay on the African Mission Field

Part 3:

Vital to Deal with the Ministry of Women and Biblically why the Bible College Wales has always accepted this going back to its inception under Rees Howells.

 

From the early days of the Bible College of Wales at Swansea, its founder fully recognized the ministry of women, recognizing too that in the Chapels and Mission Halls he worked with that eldership was predominately male. How did he then reconcile this Biblically as we must do today?

The role of women in the Church has been controversial throughout Church history and so it is today. Salvation is for both men and women. Today men and women in most societies are equally educated and within the context of pressures from feminist movements we must ensure we are Biblically based on this matter, the woman being free in her ministry rather than bound by traditional bigotry and prejudice.

 

There are many cultures in the world who degrade women. Christianity needs to bring a freedom to those cultures, the Holy Ghost in Acts falling on both men and women with the declaration that the sons and daughters would prophesy. It is therefore important for the Bible College Wales to embrace the “context principle” and not use one or two verses from Paul’s ministry taken out of context to downgrade the role of women today, the final authority being the scripture presented in context and revealed of the Holy Ghost.

 

This Ministry Manual therefore presents a Biblical and Early Church history in relation to the ministry of women.

 

A)    Order in Creation

Genesis 1:26-28 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 

1 Corinthians 11:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

 

1 Timothy 2:13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

 

At creation therefore we discover the divine order, and this was before the fall and remains the divine order but cannot be used to suppress the role of ministry today, as the Holy Ghost fell upon “all flesh” as empowerment for ministry!

Being first however in God does not carry with it a superiority, does not carry with it inequality but does carry with it the divine order. The divine order does not make a woman inferior at all, just as being one in Christ Jesus means the same for a man and a woman, the fullness of the Godhead Bodily, joint heir with Christ applies to both man and woman, Christ being the fullness of the Godhead bodily, the Christ himself praying that they (meaning us) be one as He and the Father are one with no differential of gender. Indeed the scripture even originates of man and woman being partakers of the one name “Adam” and in this ethos ministry needs to be understood.

 

Colossians 2:9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

 

John 17:21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

 

Galatians 3:28 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

Genesis 3:20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

 

Genesis 5:1-2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 2 male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

 

The Adamic model pre-fall is the model restored by Christ, this bringing understanding to the neither “male nor female” revealed by Paul and the oneness of Spirit both related by Christ in John 17 and with Paul to the Corinthians, the speaking therefore being of the Christ in ministry whatever the earthly model.

 

In this context comes the womb-man shortened to be woman, the one carrying the womb of the man. The woman is therefore in a complementary position rather than an inferior one and there can be no Biblical derivative of this whatsoever. It is God’s plan, it is God’s creation and so any nation of the earth that turns from this can be classed as a nation that has rebelled from God’s order. This is clear from Genesis 2:23-25 following. The divine order brings about growth, increase whereas the counterfeit does not, and in this this brings order for the environment. It is not a matter of the superiority of man over the woman, it is a matter of divine order.

 

Genesis 2:7-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

 

Genesis 2:18-25 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

Genesis 1:26-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 

1 Timothy 2:11-13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

 

1 Corinthians 11:3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

 

1 Corinthians 11:7-9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

 

The latter verses have been used disgracefully to abuse women however and so the Bible College Wales in its calling from God to take scripture in the context of all scripture boldly declares that the first context must come in the light of God’s order and plan. You cannot have a situation where the Spirit falls on all flesh, there being neither “male nor female” of a woman being one in Christ with the daughters given the freedom to prophesy and then declare a woman has to be in silence!

 

The Greek word for silence used here is Hesuchia meaning stillness and quietness, indeed having a peace and being un-disturbing. There is no hint here of suppressing the prophetic word. Indeed in scripture we have many cases of the prophetic word and teaching coming through a woman. The Greek word used in the following scriptures for silence is Sige meaning to hiss or hush or be silent. So in 1 Corinthians 2:11 we have a “silence” with a very different meaning to that of the following scriptures, the “silence” of 1 Corinthians 14:34 referring to a particular group of women “your women” which must be taken in the understanding of the Corinthian problem rather than have the scripture used as an all-time injunction.

 

Acts 21:40 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people.

And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

 

1 Corinthians 14:28 and 34 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

 

B)   The Biblical Ministry through Women

The scriptures we have shown therefore have to be placed into balance, not only in the context of the situation at Corinth, but more importantly in the context of the whole of scripture.

 

Examples:

 

*  Timothy, as Paul’s companion knew that Paul was at Philip’s house where four daughters prophesied, as it simply is not good enough to argue that this was in a house rather than a Church. We are God’s building, not a mass of bricks, we being the Temple of equality, men and women, one in Christ, joint heirs with him.

 

Acts 21:9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

 

Ephesians 2:21Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

21 in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

 

*  Priscilla and Aquila were teachers together.

Acts 18:24-26 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

 

Romans 16:3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

 

*  Phebe the Deaconess of Cenchrea

Romans 16:1-2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2 that ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

 

If Paul was therefore placing women into absolute silence he would be rejecting the whole context of scripture from Genesis to Revelation. The following examples are from the Old Testament:

 

*  Miriam the prophetess prophesied before the hosts of Israel, God classing her equally in her ministry alongside Moses and Aaron.

 

Exodus 15:20-21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them,

Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

 

Micah 6:4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt,
and redeemed thee out of the house of servants;
and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam

 

*  Deborah was a Judge, Prophetess and Mother in Israel for 40 years.

 

Judges 4:4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

 

Judges 5:7-15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased,
they ceased in Israel,
until that I Deborah arose,
that I arose a mother in Israel.
8 They chose new gods;
then was war in the gates:
was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel,
that offered themselves willingly among the people.
Bless ye the Lord.
10 Speak, ye that ride on white asses,
ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.
11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water,
there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord,
even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel:
then shall the people of the Lord go down to the gates.
12 Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song:
arise, Barak,
and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
13 Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people:
the Lord made me have dominion over the mighty.
14 Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek;
after thee, Benjamin, among thy people;
out of Machir came down governors,
and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.
15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah;
even Issachar, and also Barak:
he was sent on foot into the valley.
For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart.

 

*  Huldah was a Prophetess,

whose words were recognized by leading men as being “Thus saith the Lord.”

 

2 Kings 22:12-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king’s, saying, 13 Go ye, enquire of the Lord for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.

14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her. 15 And she said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, 16 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read: 17 because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched. 18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the Lord, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard; 19 because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. 20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

 

2 Chronicles 34:22Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect.

 

*  Isaiah’s wife was a Prophetess too:

 

Isaiah 8:1-3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

8 Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz. 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

 

*  Recorded in the New Testament before the Church era in the Temple,

Anna the Prophetess spoke to both men and women in the Temple.

 

Luke 2:37-38 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

37 and she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

 

*  Women were used in the making of the Tabernacle,

the word “assembled” here meaning to be “in the host” or “to serve it.”

 

Exodus 38:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 

1 Samuel 2:22 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 

*  The Law of the Nazarites was for women as well as men,

Nazarites being consecrated unto the Lord for sacred purposes,

and so how can we in the period of God’s fulfilment deny women an equal place?

 

Numbers 6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

6 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the Lord: 3 he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. 4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk. 5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. 6 All the days that he separateth himself unto the Lord he shall come at no dead body. 7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die: because the consecration of his God is upon his head. 8 All the days of his separation he is holy unto the Lord. 9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. 10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: 11 and the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day. 12 And he shall consecrate unto the Lord the days of his separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.

13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: 14 and he shall offer his offering unto the Lord, one he lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings, 15 and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings. 16 And the priest shall bring them before the Lord, and shall offer his sin offering, and his burnt offering: 17 and he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer also his meat offering, and his drink offering. 18 And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings. 19 And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven: 20 and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the Lord: this is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may drink wine. 21 This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of his offering unto the Lord for his separation, beside that that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.

22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. 27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

 

*  Even King David received a Word of Wisdom through a woman at his throne.

1 Samuel 25:32-33 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me: 33 and blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

 

In the Old Testament Prophets and Prophetesses were the means in which God revealed his Word to his people, to downgrade this calling in the Church era is one of supreme heresy, thus it being the calling of the Bible College Wales to fully accept the voice of the Lord through both men and women, the empty vessels of God. Indeed in the New Testament women find a role far greater than that of the Old Covenant which is why by taking the whole of scripture we place into context that which Paul instructed the Corinthians.

 

*  Gabriel, the archangel came to two women, Elizabeth and Mary

announcing the miracle births of John and Jesus, both singing prophetic songs – Luke 1&2.

 

*  The Son of God Himself born through womanhood in fulfilment of the Word Matthew 1.

 

Genesis 3:15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

15 and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

 

*  Four women named along with their husbands

in the Genealogy of the Messiah several being Gentile women – Matthew 1.

 

*  Jesus allowed women to minister to him

so why would he disallow women to minister to others?

 

Luke 8:1-3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 2 and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

 

At the time Judaism was predominantly a man’s religion but Jesus brought access for men and women to proclaim the Gospel wherever they are. Every believer is a Priest and needs to be recognized as such without restriction. Womanhood was now able to embrace Priesthood as well as Prophet-hood in the New Testament and this has to be embraced in our ministerial understandings and procedures.

 

1 Peter 2:9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

 

C)    A Lesson from the Fall:

 

Genesis 3 gives us the account of the Fall of Man and Woman, and the entrance of sin into the human race. It was Eve herself who admitted the beguilement of the serpent on her, the woman taking the first step in this thus reversing the Creation Order, man’s sin coming from the partaking of the woman’s initial step. This was the beginning of man taking orders from the woman, Adam and Eve violating their position and bringing about a reversal of roles.

 

What God did through His Only Begotten Son was reverse this back, the first again being over the second, but not in subordination but in order. This is fully respected in this Bible College Wales Ministerial Manual, which recognises the equality of position and the order.

 

1 Corinthians 11:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

 

1 Timothy 2:13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

 

1 Timothy 4:1-2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

 

This issue was strong in Corinth, where believers had come out of pagan cults where women would usurp authority over a man, a key factor when it comes to the Jezebel Spirit. In the Emerging Church today we witness the lure of a woman over a man thus leading him into temptation and sin as Eve lured Adam. It was clear this was also the case in Corinth.

 

1 Corinthians 11:1-16 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

11 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

 

Central to the theme here is the divine order, not inequality, the covering being a sign to the fallen angels rather than those of God, God’s angel being part of the Spirit, the fallen angels being of the god of this world, of the physical rather than the spiritual. The covering relates to hair, the woman being equal with man in God’s order, in freedom, not in subjection and free to minister full of the Holy Ghost, the divine order now restored through Christ’s victory.

 

Never again however must a woman usurp authority over a man within the context of temptation and sin, the covering being a sign of this order of God.

 

In this context the woman has such a place in the home, not in usurping authority over the man but in bringing together to the home order as God intended in the Garden, the woman never to be led astray again and beguile the man. In effect the home is to be a Garden of Eden pre-fall and scripture has this equal being woman as the home-maker. This role however should not reduce her ability to further the Word of God, rather enhance it, the role not being inferior, but rather special.

 

Unlike the homes of Jezebels, the Christian home is one of divine order, one in which the equal, yet first husband is the protecting lover and provider for the home. Co-equal in order, yet in divine order.

 

1 Corinthians 11:3-7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

 

Ephesians 5:22-33 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

In this context the husband is to love his wife as Christ loves the Church, and this involves the sacrificial love of Christ agape, a love of sacrifice before eros, a love that places the wife before him, such is the security of divine marriage as Christ loves the Church. The wife in reply loves her husband in divine reverence submitting herself to him not as an inferior being but like her husband as a joint-heir with Christ.

 

1 Peter 3:18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

 

Genesis 2:18-25 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

1 Corinthians 11:1-10Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

11 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

 

Ephesians 5:23-33 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

 

1 Peter 3:1-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

 

Proverbs 31:10-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

10 Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil
all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships;
she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night,
and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it:
with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:
her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates.

 

Titus 2:4-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

 

1 Timothy 5:14Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

 

Proverbs 12:4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:
    but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

 

Proverbs 14:1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Every wise woman buildeth her house:
    but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

 

Proverbs 19:14 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers:
    and a prudent wife is from the Lord.

 

Proverbs 18:22 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing,
    and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

 

Our ordination of women therefore is in an important context as it is of our ordination of men. It is in the understanding that “first” does not mean less equal but does mean that in the home the wife is subject to the husband on condition that the husband is subject to Christ. Here the woman exercises authority because she is under the divine order. She does not usurp authority as the Jezebel, the man does this but only because he is under authority so there is no human control here, only divine. As in the spiritual, so in the home.

Part 4: Two Primary spirits –

our Ministers need to be aware of:

i)  The Importance of Discerning Jezebel in Ministry

 

Coming against ministry today as over the centuries are two main spirits, Jezebel and Absalom. Both come to challenge the ministry order of God and many ministries have had to face attack from these sources. The important factor of the Bible College Wales and its emphasis on the Ascension Ministries working with local Church elders cannot be over-emphasized, both spirits commonly seeing vulnerability with the one Pastor Leader-Monarchical system, and in fact they are right. There is vulnerability here for this model is unbiblical. Against the Ascension Ministries with the local elders then these spirits will have no place.

 

The warnings are clear in the scriptures as to the Church at Thyatira:

 

Revelation 2:20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

 

What is allowing Jezebel to run riot is the Emerging Church and its lack of emphasis on Holy Ghost conviction in favour of what has become known as the “love gospel.” This love Gospel is a Gospel of all love yet no conviction, no judgment and no vengeance and it is allowing the current Jezebel move to be so successful.

 

The Ministry of the Bible College Wales with its Ascension Ministries working with the local Church is aware of this infiltration, an infiltration that make people do immoral acts and allowing sin in its current politically correct form to go on and on bringing damage to the purposes of God. For example a couple together with an illegitimate baby are allowed to take communion without repentance. This allows for the entrance of Jezebel, a successful entrance for the gates of hell cannot prevail against the true Church, so action rather than passivity has to take place and this ministry is committed to being active. These people must come to church to change – the Church is there to change people, not vice versa. We must hug the sinner, not the sin – must deal with their sin, or it will reproduce & contaminate others in the Church.

 

If you live in sin, you open yourself for devils. God will remind you of this – to “correct yourself.” But now, the spirit of offence is in the churches, so when elders points out people’s sins, they get offended. Therefore in next to no time, you will find yourself with more & more sins. Ahab was finally overwhelmed by his sins. It says he exceeded the sins of Jeroboam. The background: Solomon’s son Rehoboam ruled over Judah (=tribes of Judah & Benjamin). Jeroboam rebelled, & escaped to Babylon until Solomon was dead. Jeroboam then became king of Israel. The Temple, however, was in Jerusalem. So Jeroboam erected two altars: one on the northern boundary of Israel, in Dan; the other at Bethel, on the southern boundary. He directed the ten tribes of Israel to go to these places, & worship two idols there – golden calves! NB this also happened when the Israelites missed Moses, their spiritual leader.

 

Today, there is too much pressure for one Pastor – what we are offering here is team ministry, the highest God given standards of morality, no fear when it comes to taking on the spirit of offence, the Body living in homes as identified in our presentation of the ministry of women.

 

We need to remember that today’s political correctness will not last, it is a present day idol that will fall and the Kingdom of God will continue. We need to remember that the homosexual norm in Sodom was eventually destroyed. Jeroboam knew he was doing wrong and in our society today there is still an inner conviction that what is going on is wrong, but we have Ahabs who simply who follow the flow, in fear of causing offence. Ahab did all that Jeroboam did. Omri, the father of Ahab, made a new capital, Samaria. Ahab then went & married Jezebel. NB The golden calf was burned when Moses returned; the altars of Jeroboam were eventually destroyed as indeed so is the Palace of Ahab and Jezebel.

 

An idol is anything coming between us & God. Jezebel shows other things as more important than godly things. The Christian is in constant touch with the Saviour, not distracted by the wiles of the Jezebel, a Jezebel looking to usurp authority, the true believer looking to be in fellowship, but now afraid because of the infiltration of the Jezebel. Hebrews 10:25 says “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,” i.e. not to cease going to church. Why do people not go? Because on Sunday, ‘more important things’ have got between God & us.

 

The Jezebel will always appeal to the selfish nature i.e. will say “what’s best for you”. This emphasises the “I” rather than the “Him” or others first. God considered his children first by sending his begotten “son” Jesus – and as a parent considers his/her children first – the Jezebel will get the mum or dad to consider themselves above their children. THIS IS FAMILY JEZEBEL ACTIVITY!

 

1 Kings 21:25Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

 

25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

The Jezebels look for puppets, to usurp authority over them and reverse the divine order. Our Ministers in fulfilling the call of God will be alert to the usurping of the Jezebel who in taking on the plurality of eldership with the Ascension Ministries takes on Christ Jesus himself.

1 John 4:17 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

 

She will go after family inheritances often through her Ahab as she went after Naboth’s Vineyard.

 

1 Kings 21 (King James Version)

1And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

 2And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.

 3And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

 4And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

 5But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

 6And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.

 7And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

 8So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.

 9And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:

 10And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

 11And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.

 12They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.

 13And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

 14Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

 15And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.

 16And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.

 17And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

 18Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.

 19And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

 20And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

 21Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,

 22And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.

 23And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

 24Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

 25But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

 26And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

 27And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

 28And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

 29Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

 

Naboth was killed, only because he had a vineyard. Jezebel wants to destroy Christians in order to steal the vineyard which is the kingdom of God. Jezebel is the most satanic spirit – still trying to steal the vineyard – has to (a) steal churches; (b) steal people in the churches. In 325 A.D. (Constantine), Jezebel stole the entire vineyard, only to lose it to Calvin, Zwingli, John Knox etc. in the Reformation. But now, Jezebel has stolen the Reformed Church: Evangelicals, Pentecostals: today, there is hardly a church left without a Jezebel infiltration. There are however pockets of churches & Christians still unpolluted by Jezebel. These are those with Biblical Government and is what we present from the Bible College Wales.

 

God has given us a great insight into Jezebel & her schemes. Jezebel did not win (I Kings), but had a gruesome demise 10 years later. Already Jezebel is a defeated foe! The spirit of Jezebel is not something to be afraid of but to be careful of.

 

I Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

 

She chases prophets of the Lord 

 

1 Kings 18:4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 for it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

 

She associates with prophets of Baal, with no Biblical reference of repentance, causing people to forsake God’s order, His Covenant.

 

1 Kings 18:9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

9 And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?

 

1 Kings 19:14-18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: 16 and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. 17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

 

Experience in ministry gives example of how she controls the male partner by his fear of public embarrassment, creates souls ties by ministering into deep emotional hurts and wounds, viewing personal prophecy as a tool to control the victim, whilst her own life is of chaos, confusion, instability, broken relationships and destructions.

 

One favourite technique is to use “regression counselling” techniques that deny the finished Work of Christ Jesus – within the context that not all sin has been dealt with! She will bring back old evils now eliminated. She will use new terms to remove the need for repentance.

 

But who is the Present Day Jezebel?

 

Introduction:

Erroneous views about Jezebel:

(1) Jezebel is a feminine spirit

(2) Jezebel works mainly among women.

The truth is that the Jezebel spirit is a-sexual (as angels are).

 

Warning! Be careful not to entertain the Jezebel spirit – but we (being real Christians of the Word) are not to be afraid of it. We are a holy people, i.e. separated from the world, & separated unto God.

 

Who is Jezebel?

Jezebel is an ex-angel, which fell & became what is known as Satan (Greek ‘diabolos’) which means ‘the adversary’. Wants to counterfeit God; therefore he performs miracles etc. in the devilish realm. But he can not:

(1) forgive sins;

(2) give us eternal life.

  

God is a trinity, i.e. one God in three persons – but God does not have names. He refers to himself as (Greek) ego eimi = I AM. The devil imitates this by choosing 3 persons = an evil trinity: JEZEBEL; ANTICHRIST; DEATH & HELL. These are the opposites of: God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit, which = life. Therefore these three separate evil spirits are the unholy trinity. They will eventually come down to earth to rule the three Babylons:

  • The religious Babylon

  • The commercial Babylon

  • The political Babylon

 

These rulers will be the three ‘antichrists’ of the last days. 

 

Scripture reference: Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh & blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

 

Note: these three spirits (of the unholy trinity) do not come to fight against us Christians – they are clever enough to know that they cannot do that! – they come to deceive us! The small devils come to fight us. The hierarchy in Ephesians 6:12 is as follows:

 

  1. Jezebel + Antichrist + Death & Hell

  2. Principalities

  3. Powers

  4. Spiritual Wickedness in Heavenly Places

 

Therefore, where people are very poor, into idolatry, & sometimes illiterate, the devil uses small demons against them. Satan will send “rulers of darkness” against more difficult cases; then, “powers.” If he cannot achieve his objectives through them, the “principalities” will come. NB Ezekiel 28 says that Satan was full of wisdom.

 

So, in the early days of our Christian walk, it is easier – later, the attacks will seem more severe, & you think you are losing power. When the attacks escalate as you grow, just ask the Lord for more powerful weapons! Either you can be downhearted & run away – or you can say “Praise the Lord! I’ve chucked out the small devils – now for greater enemies!” We must understand spiritual warfare – see Ephesians 6:12.

 

The Bible College Wales is aware of all of this and in the plurality of Ascension Ministry and Eldership can stand up to this together as one in Christ Jesus, open with each other over our weaknesses that as one in strength we stand together.

 

The name “Jezebel”:

We first encounter this spirit in Ahab’s wife “Jezebel.” See Ezekiel 28 – God spoke to Ezekiel about the King of Tyre (the most evil ruler at that time). In Daniel’s case, the angel told him he had to fight the “Prince of Persia.” If it had been in 1941, he would have said “Hitler withstood me”; in the 1970’s it would have been Idi Amin; etc.

 

Etymology of the name “Jezebel” -  Phoenician name with four meanings

Loving Kindness

Where is the Prince?

Not Exalted

Husbandlessness

 

Jezebel Meaning 1        

‘chaste’ or ‘loving kindness’

 

The physical Jezebel showed loving kindness to Ahab; that is why he did not divorce her. She was also loving & kind to the prophets of Baal & Ashtoreth. Even today, this spirit brings false love & false kindness into churches. It is God who is love & kindness; we do not need to import this! Therefore, ministers have to show ‘love & kindness’’ – ‘love’ the sinner too much to show him his sin – let them dwell in their sins, so as not to hurt them. Elders cannot ‘hurt’ believers. If the Word of God ‘hurts’ someone, we must change it to a new translation, etc. – everything is done so as not to ‘hurt’ people. NB the case of Ananias & Sapphira in Acts. The Church is born in Acts 2. This is a young, immature Church – yet there is the story of Ananias & Sapphira (Acts 5). Where is the ‘grace & loving kindness’ of God in the New Testament? God says “I am Love – but don’t mess with me!!”

 

What about the 21st. century Church? See I Corinthians 5 – Paul talks of someone living in sexual immorality, saying he has not yet been put out of the church (& should be)! Yet, here & now people are being arrested for speaking against immorality, and it would seem in 2017 a political leader in UK had to resign because he could not marry his faith with that position in Parliament. A very serious state of affairs in a nation with a Christian Heritage and an oath to God from its Monarch to keep the laws of God. Therefore this false kind of love has got into the Church that accepts immorality. This is the “Jezebel Church”. It is widespread and rejected by the ministry of Bible College Wales.

 

1 Corinthians 5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

 

Jezebel Meaning 2        

 ‘Where is the Prince?’

 

NB we are kings, seated with Christ in heavenly places. Jesus is the King of kings. But Jezebel will say “Where is that prince in you?” “Show them who you are!” This is pride. It is the same as Satan did with Jesus at the end of his 40-day fast. “If you are the Son of God…” Jezebel questions our position in God. Do not listen to Jezebel; listen to the Word of God. We do not have to show who we are. The demonic forces already know! Pride is such an evil (Proverbs – ‘it goeth before destruction’). Opponents of our faith declare their rights and their pride. In Christianity we have no rights, we have no pride.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

2 Corinthians 12:7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

 

Jezebel Meaning 3       

 ‘not exalted’ –

 

This is false humility. The same spirit on the one hand will trigger your pride; on the other, will show you as a ‘worm’ - this is irony! It brings false despondency “I can’t do anything!”

 

Jezebel Meaning 4      

Husbandlessness’ (no husband) –

 

You would say this only if someone was (a) a widow or (b) divorced/separated. You would not use it for a spinster. The spirit of Jezebel knows we have a husband/bridegroom – Jesus. So now, Christians influenced by Jezebel will say “I belong to the Body” - but say “I have not surrendered to the Head – why should I?” They will not obey Christ, or be in God’s order, in the home, in business or in ministry.

 

Question: How does Jesus manifest himself now? Answer: Through the Word of God. Any Christian who disobeys the Word is husbandless! The Word of God is something we need to learn, seek after, and study. Many Christians today are husbandless; therefore have to go behind freemasonry, witchcraft etc. and false Jezebel “Bibles”.

 

2 Timothy 2:15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

Hebrews 4:12 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

Ephesians 6:17 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

ii)  The Importance of Discerning Absalom in Ministry

 

First of all, if you are a career minister working in the establishment system then it is unlikely you will experience this, but if you are a sacrificial minister of God then this will certainly effect your ministry at one time or another. It is the spirit of Absalom.

 

Mark 10:28-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, 30 but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

 

As regards to ministry this comes with the being prepared to “leave all.” There is a heavy price to pay for those who operate in ministry. To the one prepared to “leave all” all kinds of action will be taken against you from family betrayals to betrayal in the ministry itself.

 

The promise of the Lord is true to those who hold fast, those like us who are even prepared to suffer legal actions, false accusations and the like for with this ministry comes persecutions, these persecutions commonly coming through the spirit of Absalom.

 

2 Samuel 14:19-15:6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid: 20 to fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again. 22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant. 23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king’s face.

25  But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 26 And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year’s end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king’s weight. 27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king’s face. 29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come. 30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire. 31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire? 32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. 3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. 4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! 5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. 6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

 

Likewise in the ministry today, Absalom enters spiritually stealing hearts of the people away from the eldership and Ascension Ministries right into the hands of those who feel they have something better to offer. For those of sacrifice it is a time of great hurting:

 

Psalm 55:12-14 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me;
then I could have borne it:
neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me;
then I would have hid myself from him:
13 but it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together,
and walked unto the house of God in company.

 

2 Samuel 15:12 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

 

At the root of this are those thinking they are not getting a fair deal, a ministry into selfish lust rather than sacrifice, and those of sacrifice have to endure trying times. Offence is common in this, this scenario prophesied by the Lord Jesus himself:

 

Matthew 24:3-10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

 

Warning of David’s response – his feelings almost destroyed him.

This spirit operates through those who may have been close to the ministry, these feelings preventing the God given action, for with the feelings comes fear to confront, comes a toleration that can destroy a ministry.

 

2 Samuel 13:39 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

 

2 Samuel 14:1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom.

 

It is clear that this spirit operates through those who are popular in a grouping, fellowship or council. Everyone loved Absalom including David and so to deal with this can make one unpopular. In the context of Church today those manifesting Absalom will leave the ministry yet stay part of the fellowship, something that needs to be addressed, not with feeling but with God’s rhema word.

We see from the Old Testament example that this spirit has certain characteristics.

 

*  Seeks an Audience

2 Samuel 15:2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

 

*  With love & kindness as with Jezebel

Causing division by sweetness

2 Samuel 15:5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

 

*  Treats people as special to him, shows love more than the elders do, reveals that the ministry is not good enough for there is no embracing of Absalom’s idea, and even if there is, it is never good enough.

 

*  Finds fault with the elders on minor things, beneath this being an hidden agenda, Absalom giving the hearer what he or she wants to hear whereas true ministry will give the cutting edge Word of the Lord. Absalom often comes with the story of love and that eldership should not judge!

 

2 Samuel 15:4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

 

Proverbs 31:30 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

 

Titus 3:10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

 

*  Handle by Being Aware of the Word

2 Samuel 14:21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.

 

Romans 16:17-18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

 

Luke 6:26-28 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

 

*  Leave Vengeance to the Lord

 

2 Samuel 18:9-14 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

9 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away. 10 And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak. 11 And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle. 12 And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king’s son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom. 13 Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me. 14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

 

Proverbs 16:18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

18 Pride goeth before destruction,
    and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Part 5: Anointing of Preaching

Preaching is in effect prophesying, speaking out the message of the Lord to a waiting audience. This Word that comes out is that of a cutting edge to separate flesh and spirit – to go forth, to empower, bring glory with signs and wonders confirming the Word given.

*  Walking in the Light We Have

 

Romans 10:7-9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

7 or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

2 Timothy 2:14-16 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

 

Preaching is not story telling but can include contemporary parables as illustrations.

 

Not an academic exercise – it’s in the anointing! God uses what you have studied to the full submitted to HIM! He brings the remembrance – he tells you where to go – he uses your mouth – there is no separation in anointed preaching!

 

Galatians 2:20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

*  Preaching in the Glory Cloud

In the Glory Cloud of God – not holding back to suit the social climate of the meeting or outside circumstances. From here God will reveal sin in the congregation and the area at large, He will bring conviction. In the glory cloud – the Preacher often has no idea what’s been said – it has been God speaking -not the preacher!

 

Mark 1:13-15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

 

Romans 16:24-26 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 but now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

 

1 Corinthians 2:3-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

 

*  The Responses to the Glory Cloud

1 Corinthians 1:16-18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

 

1 Corinthians 1:22-24 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 

1 Corinthians 15:11-13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

 

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 

It is common for people to be afraid of the Glory Cloud Preacher as commonly they experience academic homiletical preaching.

 

They can run away from the conviction and even be afraid of being healed as this would lead to losing state benefits.

 

They often then pull down the anointed preacher as he has hit the comfort zone and people will defend their position to the hilt and be offended.

 

1 Peter 2:7-9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

 

Galatians 5:10-12 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

Isaiah 8:13-15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

 

*  Preaching in the Mantle

Divine Principal of Standing in the Mantle of Those who founded movements.

If in a Methodist Church – preach John Wesley, Elim George Jeffreys etc. etc. Anything contrary is of the sin of witchcraft.

 

Deuteronomy 31:26-28 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. 27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death?

28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

 

1 Samuel 15:22-24 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

 

Jeremiah 28:15-17 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The Lord hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the Lord. 17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

 

Deuteronomy 21:16-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

16 then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: 17 but he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: 19 then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; 20 and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

2 Kings 2:8-10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

 

Isaiah 61:6-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord:
men shall call you the Ministers of our God:
ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

7 For your shame ye shall have double;
and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion:
therefore in their land they shall possess the double:
everlasting joy shall be unto them.

8 For I the Lord love judgment,
I hate robbery for burnt offering;
and I will direct their work in truth,
and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

 

*  Differential between Teaching and Preaching

i)   Preaching Often More Exuberant

ii)  Preaching generally not to be interrupted – teaching can have questions. You don’t want to interrupt a proclamation of God. Don’t make a law out of this – there are moments in the anointing – look out for these.

iii)  Understanding the Meanings – Preaching means to proclaim; Teaching means to explain

 

*  Jesus Instruction (The Requirement – Everything!)

Matthew 10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphæus, and Lebbæus, whose surname was Thaddæus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

 

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

 

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

 

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

 

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

 

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

 

*  Early Church Preaching and Responses

 

Acts 4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, 2 being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. 4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

 

5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 6 and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 if we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

 

23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. 24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: 25 who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 by stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

 

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

 

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. 36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

 

*  The Preachers Wages

1 Corinthians 9:13-15Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. 15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

 

God will reveal how we are to respond financially.

 

Preachers must have offerings given unto the Lord, the Preacher living off the Gospel.

At the same time – the Preacher must not be in it for the money!!!!

 

1 Corinthians 9:17-19 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

 

2 Corinthians 11:6-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? 8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.

 

*  Be Aware: There is The Other Gospel Being Preached, this ministry preaching off the Antioch rather than Alexandrian line.

2 Corinthians 11:3-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. 5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

 

Galatians 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2 and all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: 3 grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

 

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14 and profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22 and was unknown by face unto the churches of Judæa which were in Christ: 23 but they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24 And they glorified God in me.

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