Modern day apostleship is a very controversial subject within today's Christianity. The vast majority of professing Christians believe that there are no apostles being sent by Jesus on missions today but many others dispute that opinion. I am one of the Christians who dispute it and I feel led by God to here give you the reasons that I have for so doing.

Romans 15:18 - For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me....

Here I am testifying about
what I believe to have been Jesus Christ's supernatural workings to inform me of my apostolic appointment and then to guide me in it for over 35+ years! So here I have substantiated everything that I have written about my apostlic mission with what I believe are rightly divided Biblical verses and teachings. And here I have also given some very unique testimonies about the Lord's powerful substantiating movements within my life and also within the lives of other Christians with whom He has led me to fellowship.

I ask you the reader to approach these teachings and testimonies with an open mind and a humble and prayerful spirit, desiring only to find God's truth, not mine, about modern day apostleship.

Isaiah 1: 18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord....

So please set aside all of your preconceived notions on this subject and permit God to speak to you in a way that you can understand and believe, as to whether or not this spiritual church office gift is for Christians today (as I am here contending that it is).

Every one of my teachings which are within this blog are open to being corrected and / or improved upon thru thoughtful responses from you, the readers whom God has sent here. You may post your constructive criticisms and / or suggestions in a comment at the bottom of each teaching's entry or you may e-mail them privately to me at -

Periodically, I will revisit every teaching within this blog in order to add more pertinent testimonies and / or more substantiating Scriptures to it and also to make corrections and / or improve it. That's when I will update each of them with any truths that I find God giving me from within your comments about them.

James 3:17 - The wisdom from above is first pure...

My prayer is that everything written on this blog is now (or will ultimately become thru editing), completely true to God and His word so that through it everyone that reads its entries may gain wisdom that it is Scripturally pure.

If this is your first visit here, please start with the first two Archive entries in March 2008 below because these are foundational teachings regarding modern day apostleship. Please also read the 3rd entry for substantiating testimonial evidence of my own apostolic ministry.

All entries beyond these first 3 contain various teachings and testimonies which I feel that God has moved me (in my apostolic role) to bring forth to edify you, my readers. The sum total of all of these entries are the ongoing annals of this anonymous modern day apostle who humbly strives to serve our glorious Lord Jesus Christ because...

Isaiah 61:10 - I delight greatly in the Lord...

Thank you.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

27. I was the rich young ruler

I was the Rich Young Ruler

I was about 2 years into my salvation faith when God called me to give up everything I had and follow Him. Well I wanted my fire insurance from Him in order to stay out of hell but I hadn't been working hard for 15 years just to give it all up on a mere thought to do so. I was running a successful business and I was nearly a millionaire. I finally had the house I wanted and a number of automobiles and many of the toys of life because our business was doing very well. I wanted to enjoy the fruits of my labors so this haunting call was not really wanted or relished by me at all. But it would not go away.

In fact, it gnawed away at my very soul every day and even though I tried to ignore it, somehow I knew that this truly was God calling me to give it all up. He kept telling me that I was still worldly and that I didn't really want to suffer much in life for His sake. He knew that for me to give up all that I had worked so hard to achieve would break me of my worldliness. But for me, this was a very, very tough call and I didn't really want to do it.

Luke 9:24 - "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

So I wrestled with the thought for many days until finally one day God spoke to me very strongly about it. This occurred when my precious little 7 year old daughter got very, very sick and from her bed she whispered to me that she could hear happy bells! OMG, I thought she was going to die right then and there! If she was hearing the bells of Heaven she had to be right at death's door!

Then the thought came into my mind loud and clear, "If I take her now you will have guilt over it for the rest of your life because you will know that her life will be lost because of your refusal to sacrifice your own life and possessions to Me!" I knew then and there that I had nearly reached God’s limit with me on this matter.

My reluctance to sacrifice the goods in my life had lifted my family's protection and let Satan bring this severe illness upon my dear, sweet little daughter. The ultimate God Father was now using her brush with death to make me an offer that I just could no longer refuse! So I immediately totally surrendered to His call and immediately Satan was rebuked and she began to feel better! Then I knew for sure that all that had been going on within her and within my thoughts were things from God and I reached peace with my decision. She was certainly worth more to me than everything I had worked to obtain.

So my daughter survived and without going into too much detail here, very shortly after that Satan led my wife who was clinging to her own worldliness to divorce me and grab for all of our assets in the process. This turn of events I felt were from God and that He did not want me to contest them in any way. So God used the divorce court to give her all of the thingss that we had built up together. I felt the Lord telling me that she was the poor that I was to give all that I had to and in so doing I was to be left penniless. But Jesus was right there waiting for me and He carried me through many, many years of tough financial and emotional times where I have met Him again and again and again. Hallelujah!

Philippians 3:8 - ....I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ.

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The method of instruction utilized here.

Here, you will learn the wonderful truths regarding each entry's subject with which I feel that God has rewarded me over the years.

Hebrews 11:6b - ...He rewards those who DILIGENTLY seek Him!

I believe that the truths found within each of these Biblical teachings have been given to me by God as gifts for seeking Him with all of my heart.

Jeremiah 29:13 - You will seek Me and you will find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart.

I also believe that these truths have been accompanied by all of the supernatural substantiations from Him to which I here testify. These teachings and testimonies will not be found anywhere else that I know of.

Psalm 119:9
9 - I have better understandings and deeper insights than all of my teachers because Your testimonies are my meditation.

However, whenever I am led by God to encounter a really good Internet teaching which has been authored by another(that fits within the context of one of my own teachings), I will inform you of it and I will provide you with a link to it. It is not important to me if any of the information here that God wants to be shared with you is authored by me or by someone else. What is important to me is that you be given true teachings of God and His Word, no matter whom He uses to bring them forth.

All of these doctrinal studies are being compiled here just as I believe that God says in His Word that they are to be compiled.

Isaiah 28:9 - 10a - whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine?

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept...

I believe that God's Word in context is the first thing that is to be presented about each subject that is discussed. Next, I believe that freedom of the Word is also to be employed in any doctrinal study.

Isaiah 29:10b - ...line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little

This is where the Holy Spirit moves to give us inspiration from various Scriptures and/or their principles
from all over the Bible (and in many different translations) regarding each subject. Here a little, there a little Scriptural precept plucking is a precedent set by the Holy Spirit in the Word where He often inspired the men who wrote the New Testament to so pull and quote Scriptures from the Old Testament.

These holy men were moved to utilize all or parts of
many Old Testament passages and verses (some completely out of context and/or seemingly totally unrelated) in their pastoral letters to Scripturally substantiate the things that they taught. They also did this frequently within the 4 gospel accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and within the book of Acts. The original apostles truly had freedom in the Word!

Whenever I have actually
experienced for myself manifestations of the truth of any of these doctrines, my personal testimonies of those happenings are employed by me here to illustrate and / or to further substantiate them. When others have experienced them and told me about their experiences, I utilize their testimonies. Either way, these testimonies all contribute immensely to the truth and hopefully they will contribute to the acceptance of each teaching.