CONCLUDING REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OF APOSTOLIC REFORMATION 2010, FRANSCHHOEK

CONCLUDING REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OF

APOSTOLIC REFORMATION 2010, FRANSCHHOEK

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

Matt 28:19-20

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” NIV

Looking back to the call and vision of TGIC Franschhoek

The gatekeepers’ international centre has approximately spent three years laboring in the community of Franschhoek to bring hope, faith and love to the people. The key focus of this ministry, as the Lord continues to direct us here is to bring the people out of the mental stronghold of the historic past. This we have continued to do by rebuilding the right human value concept. Conquering the enemy within is prerequisite to overcoming the enemy without.  It has been proven that society only change when the mental and spiritual perception of people is positively affected. We have done seminars and workshops in time pass laying the right base for reformation and transformation. Bringing total emancipation to the various dimension of life’s existence has been the major focal point of our work especially on an individual basis.

The concept and strategy of doing ministry from region to region is constantly changing, as the message remains unaltered.   We felt that introducing a consistent training program that can help in building a systematic growth in the developing process of the community is a good idea. The desire to impart the right spiritual capacity and leadership ability for the next generation is a must for any visionary group. Hence, we introduced school of Apostolic reformation Franschhoek.

The cost of hearing the true gospel

On behalf of TGIC, I will like to use this opportunity to warmly appreciate all contributors to the successful hosting of school of apostolic reformation training 2010, Franschhoek, Western Cape. The school commenced with high expectation from the brethren who have for a while desired to partake from the present apostolic emphasis of the Spirit. Their expectation was not disappointed in terms of the high quality of resource and training model, though we faced cruel resistance from some of the so-called Christian leaders who believe they are in the position to determine what should be accepted or rejected within the community.

Their backwardness and blindness to spiritual issues hindered so many who loved to attend the training but told us they had been warned not to attend. The community of Franschhoek is such a small place so that whatever any person says spreads like a wild fire. Though we were not counting on the approval of these men to do what the Lord has mandated us to do we sought their approval because they’ve been working in the community before us. Courtesy and biblical principle demands that we follow such pattern when entering regions in the nation of the gospel of Christ. Galatians 2:2.

You may be wondering if it is necessary to put this negative challenge faced on record. Well, it’s time we make it clear to believers we are accounted for that there are some within the community of Franschhoek, who are standing against the spiritual emancipation and development of the people by indirectly resisting the present voice of the Spirit.  If we do not write about this injustice and ungodliness, committed in the name of protecting the people, how can believers know that they are being hindered by those who called themselves pastors and intercessors in the community? This injustice, done in the name of protecting their Church members must be stopped. The scripture says and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

True freedom is when you as a believer in the Lord is allowed to make your own {discernment} judgment through the leading of the Spirit of God in you. A message preached in the name of the Lord that keeps us under the control of any man is bondage. Christ came to set us free. This freedom includes liberty from those who brought the message. You cannot claim you are free while your fellowship centre controls and manipulates your entire life. As the day of the Lord gets closer, we are going to see more of this type of resistance from so called Christian brethren against their own follower brothers because they have received the mark of the beast.

The enemy will use many we think today to be Christian leaders to fight and resist the advancement of the gospel of the kingdom in their communities. Just as the advancement of apostolic truth faced resistance and persecution in the first century from the religious and political leaders of the day; so will we witness the return and increase of is type of resistance against the people of the way. Ministries like TGIC will be a target of the religious leaders in these last days. They will do everything within their power and authority to stop people from hearing this kingdom truth just as they did in the time of Christ.

Luke 11:52 “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.” NKJV

The price of seeking apostolic truth

The price of kingdom advancement comes with a high cost. To think that the gospel of Christ will be allowed to be taught easily in this last day without gross percussion and resistance is a big lie.  Becoming a witness for the gospel is more like you signing your death warrant. That should not get you afraid but prepare your heart for the ultimate price. The Lord told us that we shall be persecuted from city to city in the name of preaching the gospel. Why? The gospel is the only weapon that sets people free from the clutches of hell. It is an honor for this school to share in the battle of advancing apostolic truth in the community of Franschhoek. We have no doubt that such confrontation is only the beginning of what true seekers and preachers of apostolic gospel will face in these last days. Such challenge from the kingdom of darkness helps us to evaluate the impact we are making in the spirit world.  Secondly, the school has afforded believers in the community the right opportunity to know their areas of spiritual confrontation that requires precise intercessory capacity. Matt 24:14: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. NIV

Whether the enemy likes it or not, the kingdom of this world is becoming the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. Regardless of what religious Pharisees thinks about our place and position in this community, the will of the Lord’s counsel and purpose shall be done in the lives of the people. The Lord is delivering the people from satanic oppression that crippled them from advancing for decades. As we continue to see the ungodly apartheid spirit collapse in South Africa, the knowledge of the glory of God will cover the entire region, including Franschhoek.   It is important that we are able to measure individual and corporate growth of the purposes of the Lord within a family or community. The revelation of Christ only penetrates the heart of a community when the religious Pharisee spirit at the gates of authority is completely dealt with.  Disciplining the nations comes with high-level spiritual strategy. Strategy that can only be effective when the true revelation of the true gospel becomes rooted in the hearts of those the Lord has positioned at the gates.

Matt 4:16-17

16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”  17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”  NIV

Logistical challenges

It was very difficult finding a venue for the training but we finally got a place which I was later informed was formally used as a dumping refuse site for the community. What a place to establish the counsel of God. A place that was formally used for waste became the center for spiritual impartation and development.  This venue was temporarily given to us to by the wife of one of the faithful brothers in our fellowship. The building was part of the ground being used for a food garden project, managed by her for the community. As small as the venue, training commenced as scheduled. The brethren came with high hopes and expectations to learn, the spiritual hunger of some of them brought them again and again even though it was winter. Just seeing the hunger in the faces of these brethren tells me that there is hope for the community.   The atmosphere of the training sometimes was so electrifying that you could hear God saying, “I am raising a new generation of priests who will do my bidding”. You could sense the Lord was birthing something eternal in the hearts of the saints as old rigid religious mentality are battled through the power of kingdom truth.

 

Time of great refreshing

Pastor Edgars from Johannesburg was invited to lecture on one of the modules. What a glorious time of fellowship we had with this wonderful servant of the Lord. His ability to express the truth embedded with the revelation of church transition was very profound.  It was really a great time of spiritual impartation but we had to move again from the venue to my home, where we concluded the training with very few brethren left. Many who started the school did not finish. They had fallen away through various distractions set up by the enemy. This school was a parable to the community of Franschhoek and I truly hope they realize it.  The days we live in demands that we forcefully break away from every humanistic and religious affiliation that hinder us from moving into the realm of God’s intended. To remain where the Lord has left is to incur judgment upon our lives, family and ministry. The Lord will not bless or approve what does not bring glory to his name, including our unrefined characters.  Whether we like it or not, the kingdom of God is coming in full power and authority.

Hoping for the next door of opportunity

School of Apostolic reformation will certainly continue as the Spirit of the Lord provides opportunity in other communities.  Our core vision is to see that the gospel of the kingdom is accurately and passionately preached and taught all across the nation of South Africa and beyond.  We can sincerely say that the training was more than successful, irrespective of the trial or challenges posted at us. We are waiting on the next leading of the Spirit concerning the training and preparation of apostolic leadership in the nation of South Africa. This nation has an appointment with destiny and we must play our role as the Lords prophetic voice in preparing the way and making his path straight. For those of you who finished the first module of the training, I want to congratulate you because you have received an impregnation of kingdom seed that needs your watering daily until the full day of harvest. Do not let anyone talk you out of what you have received. Keep it and it will keep you in days of famine of the truth.

Rom 15:30-32

30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. 31 Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there… NIV

 

 

 

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