“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; to PERFECT [completely make ready, do a total work within] the saints for the work of ministry, to EDIFY [strengthen and build up] the Body of Christ: til we all come to a unified faith [In God], and to the knowledge of His Son, unto the full measure and stature of Jesus Christ:” – (Ephesians 4:11-13)
So I come to the five fold ministries scattered all over the world by the hand of Jesus Christ.
Son of man, say to the Shepherds of the churches:
I have this against you, in that you know the truth which you did not buy. Freely it was given to you, freely did you receive. Yet you do not teach my Body. Their sores are not healed, their wounds are a stink, because you teach the opinions and traditions of men as truth and claim it comes from ME.
TO THE MINISTERS OF THE FIVE:
“Why are my people filthy? Why are they so profane? Why do they not know me and offer me calves and bulls as if that is what I require from their hands? Have I not said a broken and contrite heart is more pleasing to Me? Why are they so ignorant? I see they have worn a path to your door: 1 year, 2 years, 4 years, 5, 7 months, 8 months, 9 months, 12! Sitting in the holy place yet they remain unchanged, unchallenged, ignorant and altogether PROFANE. They are not Holy, yet they say they are “serving” a holy God. To My Ministers of the Five, what is the meaning of this?”
So I see a house in the middle of the woods with a well-worn path to its door. It is a grand house; it looks like a mansion and it doesn’t belong in these woods. It looks like it should be sitting on a hill or something. I see what looks like villagers from all around coming to this house, carrying baskets full of fruit, vegetables, fresh fish, some are leading a goat or little lamb by a string. Everyone looks happy and joyful, simple clothes though some are dressed better than others, but all of them are happy and friendly to each other. They all come to this house as they have done so many times before- to fellowship, to sing their songs, to offer their offerings to the owners of the house and of course, the God who dwells inside it.
However Jesus is standing under one of the trees close to the well worn path, leaning against the tree with His arms crossed against his chest, gazing at these people with a thoughtful expression. He seems amused to see them going their way, like someone who knows an inside joke but hasn’t decided to share it yet. He is not at all in the house- in fact the people all walk in with their offerings of fruit and animals, the door is shut, and soon a loud sound of singing begins. When the music starts The Lord stands up from the tree, adjusts His clothing, puts his Hands behind his back, and strolls in the opposite direction out of the woods and goes on His way. The vision closes.
“Five fold ministry, you are disappointing Me. The diamonds among you are as hard to find as pearls in the sea. I ordained you, anointed you and called you to be Mine. I gave you my secret manna to eat- DIVINE UNDERSTANDING, WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE– not to make you proud, but to teach My people these same secrets I gave to you. Freely you received, freely give I said. Yet the people I see before Me in these latter days are clueless, spiritually reckless and not at all prepared to meet their God. I AM COMING IN FLAMES for so it is written, “even so the whole earth waits and is reserved for destruction by fire.” That fire is ME. I am coming in thunder and lightning, the storms and floods, the wars and a fiery flame. I am coming in the judgements of arrows upon the cities and the savage nature of wild beasts under My command who will attack mankind in the time of the end. I am coming with heat under My feet yet the people are NAKED AND ADULTEROUS; they do not know the true nature of the God they serve.”
“Five fold ministry- you are the gifts I gave to men! The Apostle, the Prophet and the Pastor. The Evangelist I created to cry aloud and spare not, why are you sparing? Why are you building paneled houses all of you, to relax and talk about your “numbers”? And Teachers! What are you teaching? You do not even know my Word! You distort my truth for the sake of gain, indeed you are profane – all of you- all except the rare diamonds I see sparkling like little glimpses of hope on a dark beach.”
So I see a scene of a besieged city wall that has been pummelled with enemy fire. There is a serious war going on, on earth, and there are particular people God has called to turn the tide. These people have been given personal armour by the Lord- a sword, shield, their name and the various attributes of their character and how they serve the Lord is written on their armour. There are many enemies coming against them. It’s already dark but the sky is lit by fiery arrows from Satan, this is a fierce battle raging for humanity. There are chosen ministers defending the city walls, but…
The holes in the walls are ENORMOUS. The enemy is using heavy artillery, large flaming bombs that fly far and hit the bricks of the wall and set them on fire. Some people are commanded to stand with buckets quenching these fires as soon as they start but the fires are very many and some of the bricks are burning unattended, blackening rapidly right in front of me. There are not enough hands to quench these fires and the people of God are being hit and burning with the strange fire thrown from the darkness where the enemy is attacking from.
Many of those called to defend the walls have fled, more are fleeing even as I watch- dropping helmet, shield, armour and pelting for the hills. These men and women are running fast with the rest of the citizens, to hide in the belly of the besieged city. The holes in the wall are huge, those servants who remain are being forced to cover a lot of ground in order to defend them. But the Lord lengthens the reach of their weapons, He gives them stamina and determination and they are managing to hold the enemy off for now.
Prophecy: This is the word of the Lord. (1) The five fold ministry is failing in their sworn duty to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and as a result the presence of the Lord is abandoning houses of worship. He has watched them play their games of praise and worship, seed and offering for years, smiling and laughing amongst themselves while their churches are empty and powerless. He has watched pastors and prophets serve up their own opinions instead of true gospel, ’til whatever the birds have not eaten is rolling off the dry and stony ground of men’s hearts.
(2) The people of God are also burning with strange lusts and desires shot into their spirits by a powerful arrows from satan; they’re in church with all sorts of weird and profane ideas, beliefs, practices and habits. God says it is a stench to His nostrils. As a result Jesus is walking elsewhere to bestow His presence, leaving many “fellowships” on their own. I am also announcing that the five fold ministers are failing in their duty to hallow God’s people- to preach HOLINESS, SANCTIFICATION, MERCY, LOVE, REPENTANCE- all the essential good graces of the Lord as commanded by the Holy Scriptures, and as a result the people have been pronounced by God today as PROFANE.
To those who will listen and hearken from among the five fold ministry, this is the word of the Lord to you today. Repent, and do the work you used to do before.- (Revelation 2:5)