Joel 2:24-26 (KJV)... 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
We see in our text that God promises the impossible with man: “I will restore the years that the locust (nations) has eaten” (Joel 2:25). The immediate meaning of this promise is clear. God’s people had suffered the complete destruction of their entire harvest through swarms of locusts (nations) that marched like an insect army through the fields, destroying the crops, and multiplying their number as they went.
For four (4) consecutive years, the harvest was completely wiped out. God’s people were brought to their knees in more ways than one. But “the Lord became jealous for his land and had pity on his people (Joel 2:18-19).” God said, “Behold I am sending to you grain, wine and oil, and you will be satisfied (5th Yr.) In the coming years, God said, their fields would yield an abundance that would make up for what had been lost....GOD said I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations....(Hold on He’s not done He said “The threshing floor shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. . . . You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied”...talking about 2020 PROVISION. (Joel 2:24, 26).
Numbers are very significant in Hebrew because each Hebrew letter has a numerical value connected to it. The number 80 in the year 2020 is the numerical value for the Hebrew letter “Pey” which means “mouth”. It is the 18th letter that follows the letter “Ayin” which means “to see” and carries a value of 70. The significance of the Pey (mouth) following the letter Ayin, (to see) which has the numerical value of 80, is the same numerical value for the word “foundation and strength”.
What I’am saying is that God desires to restore 20/20 prophetic vision back to His church to prepare us for what is to come. The Hebrew year 5780, which will also fall on the Gregorian calendar 2020, will be a RESTORING year.
As our eyes are being healed and our prophetic vision is being restored, we will begin to see and declare new visions with new wine skins. Glory to God,
I HEAR THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SAYING...........I am going to bring you to a place of manifestation and demonstration of me opening doors that only I could open and no man could shut (Is. 22:22). These doors will be miraculous. How things will come together will not be by your might, or by power, but by My Spirit (Zech. 4:6). All you need to do is stay aligned, stay close to Me and step out of limiting beliefs through repentance. Your tent pegs are being extended further. Don't let fear and the familiar contain you. I will sustain you. All of heaven's resources are placed before you in Me. Access these resources with your faith, make a withdrawal in faith from these heavenly resources in the vision I have given you."
Only what you can see, can you enter into and possess. When you see prophetic, you will receive supernatural wings to ascend into higher realms and veils that have previously not been accessible. With prophetic (vision) sight spiritual restrictions that have previously kept you grounded will be pulled up in order to release you into your spiritual destiny.
2020 is the year that the mysteries of God will begin to be experienced in a new way as the sword is being pulled out of the sheath. (logos word=sheath) (rhema word=sword of the spirit). With His sword, God is going to judge every system that have kept Him out and He will deal with all idols and systems that has attempted to separate us from His Love.
In 2020 Spiritual Elijah’s are coming on the scene to expose and open the eyes of the church to her wickedness and call her back to accountability. Also spiritual Jehu’s are chasing down the spirit of Jezebel and striping it of its influence and power.
2020 is the Year to See the Zayin which is the Sword. Zayin is the 7th letter of the alphabet that means a sword. 2020 will be a year of the release of greater Dunamis power and Exousia authority for a kingly anointing to rule and reign upon the earth. I DECLARE TO YOU THE YEAR OF 20/20 PROPHETIC VISION AND PROVISION!
God’s servant Apostle L.R. Gooden Jr.
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The Apostolic Church was birth from the Throne Room in the third heaven. If you could see what the apostolic church looks like with spiritual eyes. It would look like a burning and increasing fire of the Lord coming to eat and burn away everything that is not of the nature of Christ.
The apostolic church is not man made or a man made ideal. The apostolic church commission is to bring reformation to all things in the church to the image of Christ. Who is the head of this burning fire? Jesus Christ the chief Apostle and Head of the Church.
In addition, the apostolic anointing flows from the Head of the Church to the body of Christ and the apostles. The apostolic anointing brings increase to the living church. The apostolic anointing brings life to the will of God for the Church. The apostolic anointing reforms us to truth and the image of Christ. The apostolic anointing comes to us that Christ and His Kingdom may come to us.
24 characteristics of the apostolic church:
1.Saints, believers, workplace, marketplace, and business Christians do the work of the ministry. No more a few does the ministry, instead the many, while the few equipped the saints. The Apostolic Church is a body ministry.
2.There is a team of elders with a leading elder working among them. The apostolic church is not a one-man ministry.
3.There is a team of ministers; team workmanship is the way of ministry of the apostolic church.
4.There is freedom for the gifts of Spirits, freedom for any gift from God.
5.The apostolic church is a house for the prophets. Prophets are protected and welcome.
6.The order of the house is one of freedom, grace and functional accountability.
7.The Apostolic Church is a restoration house for falling ministers and believers.
8.The Apostolic Church is a missionary home base to the nations.
9.The Apostolic church is a house of signs, wonders, miracles, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
10.The Apostolic Church is a church that works with other churches in their city, they believe in the city church, and the body of Christ.
11.The Apostolic Church is a place of covenant relationships, Biblical fellowship, discipleship, equipping, mentoring and fathering.
12.The Apostolic Church is a place for compassion and mercy ministries and works.
13.The Apostolic Church is a church that is not limited to the four walls.
14.The Apostolic Church is a grace giving church.
15.The Apostolic Church is a church of many people groups in Christ.
16.The Apostolic Church is a church where women and Children are honor for their gifts and skills, and are not hinder. There is no age gap or gender gap, or race gap in the Apostolic Church.
17.The Apostolic Church does not conform to the many cultures, instead they conform to the kingdom culture and they conform the cities and people around them to the kingdom culture.
18.The Apostolic Church does not only wins many souls to Christ in turn they disciple them into Christ's Disciples.
19.The Apostolic Church is a house of prayer for all nations.
20.The Apostolic Church is a house of true worship according to the Tabernacle of David.
21.The Apostolic Church follows and applied the models of church life in the book of Acts in today's church life.
22.The Apostolic Church is a church of deliverance, and casting out demons in the name of Jesus.
23. The Apostolic church believes in a glorious church in the future and the end time church.
24.The Apostolic Churches believers that the Jews rightful land is the nation of Israel, and that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of the nation of Israel.
Beside, the Apostle Church is the modern day Antioch church. Antioch is the model for the Apostolic Church today. We not only believe in Apostles and prophets are today, we also believe that the books of Acts are for today too. Today's book of Acts will not be called the Acts of the Apostles, instead the Acts of Saints in the Holy Spirit.
Furthermore, the body of Christ will become the Apostolic Church. The Apostolic Church will reform all things in the church to the image of Christ. After the Apostolic Church has fulfilled it's purpose, the unity of the faith will come and increase and grow to the point that the Apostolic church births and gives way to the Kingdom Church, which is the city church in every city of every nation in the world.
In the beginning of the Jesus Christ ministry on earth one of his first steps in his ministry was to call those who would be his apostles. He didn't call prophets, etc. He only called apostles first, apostles were the first disciples of Jesus ministry.
Apostles first to be commission into ministry.
Apostles were the first leaders of the church. (Matt. 20:16)
Jesus Christ is not only the head of the church; he is the chief apostle of all apostles of Christ. The apostolic anointing flows from him to all the body of Christ, and the apostles. (Heb. 3:1)
Jesus is the one who created the office and ministry of the apostle not man, not the church, not the Christian faith. It is Jesus who calls and raises up apostles, not man, not the church, not the Christian faith. (Acts 9)
However, the apostolic is not just for the apostles, this is first for the body of Christ.
1.The Apostolic is the Apostles. (Jn. 20:21)
2.The Apostolic is the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:19-20)
3.The Apostolic is the sending anointing. (Acts 13:1-4)
4.The Apostolic is missionary work. (Acts 13:46-48)
5.The Apostolic is foundational work. (Eph. 2:20)
6.The Apostolic is pioneering work. (Rom. 15:20)
7.The Apostolic is governmental establishment. (1 Cor. 12:28)
8.The Apostolic is architecture work. (1 Cor. 3:10)
9.The Apostolic is new wineskins. (LK. 5:37-39)
10.The Apostolic is signs, wonders, miracles, healings, and gifts of the Spirits, Deliverance and mighty deeds. (2 Cor. 12:12)
11.The Apostolic is every believer walking into his or her calling and gifts. (1 Cor. 1:7)
12.The Apostolic is relationships, fellowshipping, and networking. (Eph. 2:21-22)
13.The Apostolic is the unity, reconciliation, corporate Anointing. (Psa. 133)
14.The Apostolic is reformation and revival. (Heb. 9:10)
15.The Apostolic is fathering mentoring, training Equipping, and discipleship. (Eph. 4:12)
16.The Apostolic is local church planting. (Acts 14:23)
17. The Apostolic is cell groups and homes churches. (Acts 2:46)
18.The Apostolic church is the city church. (Rev. 1:4)
19.The Apostolic is revelational ministry. (Eph. 3:5)
20.The Apostolic is impartional ministry. (Rom. 1:11-12)
21. The Apostolic is compassion and mercy works. (Gal. 2:10)
22.The Apostolic is ongoing, unyielding prayer and intercession. (Eph. 6:18)
23.The Apostolic is spiritual warfare. (Eph. 6:12)
24.The Apostolic is the ambassadors of Christ. (2 Cor. 5:18,19,20)