What an Apostle Does: Article from Rascal’s Apostle Series – From Victory in Jesus to Victory
Rascal IS your end-time apostle … at least ~ ONE OF THEM. Yes, the Lord has chosen many of us.
(CEV) 1 Corinthians 12:28 First, God chose some people to be apostles, prophets, and teachers of the church. But he also chose some to perform miracles or heal the sick or help others or be leaders or speak different kinds of languages.
For the student of clarification, “AN APOSTLE IS A SENT”. Sent at the behest of the Holy Spirit, as was Paul after his conversion to “The Way,” the Apostles advance with His guidance, equipped with ALL the “Spiritual Gifts” in operation, and are often sent by THEIR churches as well. Such was later the case with Paul and Barnabas.
(CEV) Acts 15:22 The apostles, the leaders and all the members of the church decided to send some men to Antioch along with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Silas and Judas Barsabbas, who were two leaders of the Lord’s followers.
The apostles are not named by man. Rather, the Lord Jesus chooses us ~ for his edification ~ bearing witness with “signs and wonders.”
(NKJV) Acts 14: 3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by his hand.
Such is my mission as a rascal: the playful and petty apostle of the Lord. “Chosen to reach out to his chosen and chosen ones through electronic articles, books, personal prayers, public appearances, invitations to church, ministry television broadcasts, and many other means.
Rascal’s prayers and “Words of Wisdom” for these 3 recently triggered by the Lord’s healing 🙂
On three occasions I was asked to pray for these very sick. On each occasion when I spoke to the Lord about their problem ~ HE gave me a “Word of Wisdom” on the individual cause of that Person’s Sickness and THE HOLY SPIRIT told me what to say to them ~ or the one who asked this Apostle prayer to tell you.
How Our Lord IS Faithful to Provide a Vehicle of Faith ~ Allowing His Children to be Healed ~ Each one DID as He told me and HE healed each one and / or restored their health !!! Jesus healed them ALL !!! LOL
Jesus had “paid in full” for his healing over 2,000 years ago … These faithful were each “healed” in our time through the use of this humble servant. The following is a comment posted on my MySpace profile by the MySpace friend who had asked for prayer for these patients:
Comments from Rascal’s MySpace friends Viewing 49 of 253 comments View / Edit all Ka Ay Akin Bayani January 8, 2007 9:41 PM
“PRAISE THE LORD – JESUS!” I hope to meet you one day. You have been a great blessing to me. Thank you for all that you do and, most importantly, for your unwavering faith in our Creator God and for your prayers. Thanks brother! Chandra is back at home, recovering and eating slowly (remember, he was hooked up to a life support machine with kidney cancer?) …. Ernie is back at work after his stroke (awesome!), AND Michelle, when she was operated on, the doctors found that the tumors in her brain had shrunk so small that they didn’t have to touch her brain at all … rather now she is making visits to the doctor’s office for laser therapy … All praise, honor and glory to God, Jehovah Rophe !!!!!!
Well my baptized readers, an important point to remember is what my friend the apostle, Paul, said:
(NKJV) Ephesians 6:12 For we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual powers. [hosts] of evil in heaven [places.]
We good guys of God win these battles! While the devil looks bad if he is winning, he is always defeated by those with “Faith”.
(CEV) 2 Corinthians 2:14 I am thankful that God always makes it possible for Christ to lead us to victory. God also helps us spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, and this knowledge is like the smell of perfume.
We Apostles continue from Victory to our next Victory in Christ.
But ~ of course ~ our enemy immediately launches more attacks on other fronts as he (small h) continues to maneuver in other covert operations that are already underway.
I just arrived safely to AZ ~ via Amtrak from Vancouver, WA ~ where I left my enemy
Dumbfounded that his latest “Distroy Rascal Plan” didn’t work out for the evil one and his minions. LOL God laughs at the deceitful, defeated, dumb devil too.
(NKJV) Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, that is, those who are called according to God. [His] purpose.
No wonder Paul said:
(CEV) 1 Corinthians 4: 9 It seems to me that God has put us apostles in the worst possible place. We are like prisoners on the way to death. The angels and the people of this world just laugh at us.
They can laugh ~ like the wicked did then and like their descendants do now ~ still:
(CEV) 2 Corinthians 1: 6 We suffer in the hope that you will be comforted and saved. And because we are comforted, you too will be comforted, as you patiently endure suffering like ours.
(CEV) 2 Corinthians 6: 9 We are unknown to others, but well known to you. It seems that we are dying and yet we are still alive. We have been punished but never killed
Yes ~ My readers ~ In the flesh ~ We have been told ~ that all the first apostles, except John, were enrolled. LOL But ~ Like Our Lord ~ Jesus ~ They Live !!!
I will conclude this article from Rascal’s Apostle series ezine by again quoting My Living Brother, Paul:
(NKJV) 2 Corinthians 4: 1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, according to the mercy we have received, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking cunningly or handling the word of God with deception, but by manifesting the truth, recommending ourselves to the conscience of every man before God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled for those who are perishing, 4 whose understanding the god of this world has blinded, those who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, which is the image . of God, must shine upon them. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and us his servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be from God and not from us. 8 [We are] tight on all sides, but not squashed; [we are] perplexed, but not desperate; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; beaten down, but not destroyed, 10 always bearing in our body the death of the Lord Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always put to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 Then death works in us, but life in you. 13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written: “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus. and will present [us] with you. 15 For all things [are] for you, may grace, having spread among many, make thanksgiving abound to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Although our outer man is perishing, the inner [man] it is renewed day by day. 17 Because our slight tribulation, which is momentary, works in us much more [and] eternal weight of glory, 18 without us looking at what is seen, but at what is unseen. For the things that are seen [are] temporary, but things that are not seen [are] eternal.
May Our Lord ~ Jesus ~ be with you and guide you to “ALL THE TRUTH …”