Schools of Ministry
Truth is often hidden in plain view. For centuries archeologists meticulously scrutinized the ancient writings and hieroglyphics encrypted on Egyptian artifacts. Only with the discovery of the Rosetta Stone was a dictionary of ancient language furnished to give meaning to the mysteries.
There are many layers of Scriptural Truth. At best we understood them only partially. The words are plainly before us, but their full meaning has been hidden.
For hundreds of years Jewish followers contemplated the prophetic scriptures pointing to their messiah and the restoration of Israel. None, however, understood their application. The Lord’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection was a mystery hidden in plain view. The Scripture recorded the message, but only in its fulfillment did absolute understanding develop.
Now, great end-time mysteries foreseen by Daniel and John the beloved are being disclosed and imparted. (Daniel 12; Revelations 10) A righteous generation anointed with revelatory insight will probe deep into the heart of God where they are hidden.
Schools of ministry to prepare and equip the Body of Christ for this notable destiny are emerging with an amplified sense of responsibility.
In 1799, outside the seaside town of Rosetta, Egypt, leaders of Napoleon’s army uncovered a granite stone. The relic, known as the Rosetta Stone, originated in 196 B.C. On the stone is inscribed a message in three discernable scripts— hieroglyphics, demotic and Greek. It is surmised this was done so priests, government officials, and rulers of Egypt could all understand it.
During that era, religious documentation was preserved with hieroglyphics. The common script of Egyptian populace was demotic while Greek formed the language of Egyptian rulers. Translation of the Greek supplied a tool for archeologist to decode the other two communications.
This discovery provided a language dictionary to help translate many other ancient Egyptian writings. The inscriptions were present for many centuries but without comprehension or understanding. Acquisition of the Rosetta Stone provided the key to decipher the messages. The documentation was plainly visible but locked behind a door of the unknown.
Similarly, keys of interpretation and supernatural insight are being imparted by the Spirit of Revelation. Biblical passages have been before us all along but our comprehension has been painfully limited.
Thankfully, the Holy Spirit’s release of insight with understanding will help in this prophetic journey. The finest wine has been reserved for the latter days.
Many individuals are being prepared to experience releases of spiritual “light” on an unprecedented level. “Lighthouses” of God are emerging to provide revelatory insight to direct our path and cleanse the soul. Schools of ministry are being established throughout the Church to mentor a generation of future leaders for this cause.
Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). Jeremiah 33:3 Amplified
Truth that has not yet been fully understood or distinguishable will be uncovered. The Lord is approaching with the now open book in His hand beckoning us to consume it. When we do, it’s contents will become part of our spiritual composition; end-time Truth will be woven into our spiritual DNA. (Revelation 10:8)
It is the book of redemption and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Ministry of Recovery
Recently, I have been experiencing God’s tug to revisit prophetic revelations from 1994-95. There are numerous present-day applications to the insights.
On August 1, 1994, Bob Jones and I jointly circulated a prophetic word involving God’s desire for the Gulf Coast. This plan involves multiple spiritual deposits with Kingdom focus.
Establishment of ministry schools is high among the Lord’s priorities expressed in the revelations. Equipping of warriors for the coming battle will be the primary mandate.
A thorough understanding of our spiritual heritage and victorious future will be foremost among the curriculums. God’s strategy for this cause has been progressively unfolding in recent years.
Our nation experienced tremendous expressions of spiritual visitation throughout the last century. During the latter 19th-century, Alexander Dowie and other prominent leaders facilitated corporate restoration of the healing ministry.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit experience captured the nation and spread rapidly through the early 20th century. Forerunners and pioneers blazed a trail demonstrating the Pentecostal message to the nations of the earth. It continues to this day.
The healing revival birthed in 1946 provided one of the most incredible manifestations of God’s grace ever witnessed. Theologians and church historians verified that the intensity of God’s revelation and power during those years was unequaled in modern history.
Each visitation provided illumination of spiritual birthrights present in the Bible. Even so, they had not been fully understood nor universally appropriated.
Historically, the Lord has always had a remnant of people on the earth walking intimately with Him in Pentecostal power. Very often, that number diminished significantly in comparison to the corporate body of believers confessing faith in Christ.
For example, for hundreds of years the corporate Church did not fully enjoy God’s benefits promised in Acts 2. Being filled with the Spirit, and all it’s wonderful bestowals of power, are our covenant blessings since the Day of Pentecost.
However, throughout the Dark Ages very few people experientially apprehended this reality. The truth was always present but somehow veiled to the people’s eyes.
Following the 20th century restoration, Holy Spirit Baptism became recognized as a fundamental part of our Christian journey. Through Charles Parham and William J. Seymour, the Lord reintroduced this experience to the corporate church.
Even so, each “revival” seemed to end in shipwreck. The spiritual light restored to the Church in each outpouring was often distorted or taken beyond biblical boundaries.
We are presently in a season of recovery! God’s “light” is being restored through leaders groomed and refined for this duty. Additionally, things our eyes have not yet seen nor our ears heard will be introduced by the Spirit of Revelation.
The Lord stated in Matthew 13:52, Therefore every teacher and interpreter of the Sacred Writings who has been instructed about and trained for the kingdom of heaven and has become a disciple is like a householder who brings forth out of his storehouse treasure that is new and treasure that is old (the fresh as well as the familiar.) Amplified
These places of restoration and release will be schools of the Spirit and “lighthouses” of God!
Guardians of the Gulf
“I will give these lighthouses to any sincere person willing to clean them up and put light in them again,” the Lord said through the revelations of 1994. “I will make them ‘guardians’ of the Gulf,'” the Spirit added.
A guardian is defined as someone charged with the responsibility of guarding and preserving an individual’s welfare or property. It is committing something into the hands of another for its protection and oversight.
In spiritual terms, becoming a “guardian” implies the stewardship and custodial care of divine impartations. Caretakers of spiritual graces become watchmen and champions for the causes committed to their care.
Light is produced by the merger of the Word and Spirit. The letter of the law alone produces death; but mingled with the Spirit it gives Life and Light. This combination generates Light for the lighthouses; these will be the “guardians of the Gulf!” A lofty standard of purity and excellence must be set.
People who dwell in a shroud of darkness will see a great Light. Guardians of this grace will oversee the lighthouses. (Matthew 4:15-16)
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12
We are desperate for the brightness of God’s Light in our spiritual houses. It is the inspired Word of the Living God— Word and Sprit integrated as one. The lighthouses will then become reflections of His glory.
The illumination of God’s glory will always highlight the straight and narrow way leading to His Kingdom. Schools of the Spirit will be responsible for instruction in God’s thoughts and ways.
An allegorical portion of the 1994 visions portrayed an old neglected temple that was to be refurbished. Not only was the temple interior vandalized but the roof’s poor condition provided little covering.
This prophetic analogy points to prior revivals and spiritual outpourings that functioned fruitfully for a season but were lost. The work of vandals represented evil spirits causing disruption and mayhem. Somehow they unfortunately found access into the purposes. The inadequate roof portrayed a lack of prayer covering.
The Spirit is presently breathing on lost heritage. Unfulfilled commissions and “mantels” of revelation and power are available to be apprehended. Heavenly directives are being re-commissioned with fresh purpose and stewardship.
Restoration of the temple is the primary objective of the new occupancy. The roof’s replacement with adequate prayer covering is essential. God’s temples are to be houses of prayer.
Qualification for Duty
The Apostle Paul identified a qualification needed to equip us with power to perform Heavenly duties. In Colossians 1:12 Paul was,
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Col 1:12
How do we know if we are called or qualified for this mandate? The Bible assures us that just as the Spirit has instructed us, so shall we abide in Him. (1 John 2:27)
1. What has been the instruction of the Holy Spirit in your life?
2. Are you desperate for God with a burning heart?
3. Has He for many years released understanding and training concerning the walk of intimacy and the ministry of revival and power?
4. Has He been putting His finger on issues of the soul that are potential snares of the adversary?
5. Has a grace been released to extract those strongholds?
Clearly, we are neither adequate nor qualified in ourselves. Our adequacy comes from God who has qualified us as servants of His new covenant. (2 Corinthians 3:5-6)
There is a decree presently coming from God’s heart to enlist an army for Kingdom purpose and to establish His governmental design. Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are being summoned to their post of duty.
The schools of ministry are being charged with Heavenly authority to equip these leaders. Once in place and functioning in proper biblical order, God’s Glory will descend upon the temple as it did in the days of Solomon. Great secrets and mysteries of the Kingdom will become a living reality.