What does it look like when the five fold ministry is in full operation in the church? How do we expect a pastor to fulfill the operation of the apostle, Prophet, evangelist, pastor (Shepherd) and teacher? Why was this standard in the early church, but not today if all nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are still very much in operation throughout the global body of Christ, and “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow” (Hebrews 13:8)? Knowing that we each have a destiny and calling individually, and as a church body, it is high time that we start to operate fully in that purpose and calling, taking the Word of God literally, and having the faith to act on that which we stand and believe, namely that Jesus is fully who He says He is and that what is written in His Word is fully true and at hand for those who seek first the Kingdom and His Righteousness. Just a taste of His incomprehensible and unthinkable love is enough to take to the farthest reaches of the heavens, of which He spoke into being, as He did you and I. His creation is yearning for His return, groaning for the day when He will come reign upon the earth. The Spirit of the Father is being poured out at an accelerated rate throughout the nations, and the youth are rallying to the call of the Almighty, provoking the older generation to action, and fulfilling Malachi 4:5-6. The things that have been hidden are being revealed (Mark 4:22) and the books that were once sealed are being opened for such time as this. Now more than ever we are witnessing and about to witness the fulfillment of things so magnificent that what Jesus spoke to His disciples more than two thousand years ago is befitting the times. “For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Luke 10:24).
Jesus gives us a key to bringing the Bible to life when He rebukes the Jewish leaders persecuting Him for healing on Shabbat saying “You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me to have life” (John 5:39-40). Read it, but also do it. In a surprise trip to Malaysia, the Holy Spirit gave us the honor of joining with GA611 Church in a great display of putting into action the Word of God with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, united as one body in Christ on the last day of a seven day prophetic mapping operation. We arrived to Kuala Lumpur by way of Bangkok, Thailand with the sole purpose of joining our kingdom family in this important act. GA611 Church has been doing prophetic mapping as a church body for the past eleven years within the city, nation and around the globe, raising up a new generation of Believers who understand the great importance of taking back the land for the King of glory. They have thoroughly mapped the area surrounding their church, as well as the surrounding city, and the Holy Spirit showed them clearly the strongholds of the fallen kingdom of darkness and given them divine strategy to tear down these strongholds and maintain a clear atmosphere in the weeks months and years afterward. The church building lies in the middle of an area that on a standard map is distinctly shaped like the head of a Pharaoh. In this particular season, the Spirit of the Lord gave GA611 specific directions on what the next step was in the cleansing of the land. For seven days, GA611 church organized and mobilized hundreds of intercessors, of the same mind and Spirit each morning, to walk the outline of the Pharaoh’s head, praying as the Spirit led, canceling any right of the enemy over the land, healing, cleansing and anointing the land for the Lord. The Holy Spirit gave them Joshua 6:1-21 as a strategy, and told them to do as Joshua and Israel did at Jericho.
The length of the outline of the Pharaoh’s head is 17.6 kilometers. To tackle this long distance, they split the prayer walk into four separate sections, totaling roughly four and a half kilometers each. They split themselves into seven separate groups, with 52 people in each group and subdivided themselves into smaller groups, each of which walked a separate section of the Pharaoh’s head. As each group came to the end of their length, the next group was waiting to continue until the group of 52 had finished walking the total length, at which point the next group of 52 would start again, continuing this way until all seven groups had finished, making for seven laps in all. We arrived the afternoon before the seventh and final day, and on the flight over kept receiving from the Holy Spirit Isaiah 52:1-4, and upon arriving and relaying this to Pastor Amos and Esther, realized that it coincided perfectly with everything that the Lord had been saying during the past six days of this corporate prophetic mapping. Along with Joshua 6:1-21, unbeknownst to us, the Spirit of the Lord had put on their hearts James chapter 5 as both motivation and confirmation of what Adonai was doing through the completion of this act. The night before the seventh day, a small team had driven steaks into the ground with colored flags along the route, with thirteen steaks per section, 52 flags in all. Starting at 7:00 A.M. on the dot, the first of the seven groups began the prayer walk around the Pharaoh’s head, and at each flag blew the shofar. While each group was doing their respective prayer walk, the rest of us were in the Tabernacle interceding and worshipping the Great I AM. We were in the seventh and final group, and each sub group was carrying a combination of salt, mustard seeds and anointing oil that we dropped along the path as we walked, worshipped and prayed. These elements represented cleansing and purification of the land as well as the breaking of every yoke. The spreading of the mustard seeds was a prophetic act of the beginning of the great harvest to come, as GA611 Church will begin 52 weeks of evangelism. After every group had completed their turn, we all gathered in the main hall while smaller groups were located at key positions along the path, and we all simultaneously blew the shofar and gave a great shout! There was a great tumult in the Spirit as the walls of the enemy came tumbling down. We thank our amazing kingdom family in GA611 Church for letting us be a part of history in Malaysia and cannot wait for next time!
It was a a great privilege to take part in such a great breakthrough for Malaysia, and to see the unity in the Body of Christ bringing about such a great victory for the King of Glory. What would happen if Believers began to come together like this all around the world, making a concerted effort to fight for their inheritance? In this biblical month of Elul, it is the time to stand firm in the promises of God, not wavering or backing down, but rather clinging desperately to the word of His promise, knowing that when He speaks, He always brings it to fulfillment. It is time we stand united in the face of the common enemy, as one body in the same Holy Spirit! Let us charge forward together, shaking the heavens and the earth with Name Above all Names being shouted as our battle cry, under the banner of the Kingdom of Heaven.