Yesterday at church we had the honor of having Pastor Mark Zschech (Darlene Zschech’s husband) preach and he said something that stuck in my spirit. He said, “The twelve disciples became great apostles after three years of internship with Jesus the Christ.” In Acts 4:13 it says, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John they realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” We need people who have been with Jesus to arise and lead in this hour. Boldness does not come through going to seminary, bible school or even going to church. Boldness comes from spending time with Jesus.
We need to hear the gospel of the kingdom, we need to be spending time alone with the King of kings, and we need a revelation of Jesus Christ that unclogs our ability to respond to the truth that sets us free and allows us to respond to our God, naturally. The twelve disciples became great apostles and they never backed down; they only gained ground; and are said to have turned the world upside down. We need these kind of people to manifest in the nations. We need people who have been with Jesus to arise and shine.
The church has the ability to gain, but we need the power to 1. Maintain what we have gained; 2. Establish ourselves in truth; 3. Strengthen ourselves in the word; 4. Anchor ourselves in hope; 5. Set up boundaries around ourselves that can’t be moved. If we only say a prayer, but never move into power, we miss the point of salvation. It is not just about forgiveness of sins, it is access to the resurrected Christ. We need people who have been with Jesus to manifest signs, wonders, miracles, speak truth, love fiercely and preach boldly the gospel of the kingdom. It’s time to advance, hold the line and never turn back or change our minds for we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and we have Christ in us, who is the hope of glory. It’s time to take the land so righteousness can exalt the nations again!