Excerpt from Volume III - The Spiritual Architect
Excerpt from Aligning with the Apostolic Volume III -
"The Spiritual Architect" by Tim Taylor
As a king, David had responsibility for how all of the spheres of society connected and interacted. I believe the seven mountain concept is like a modern day parable. It helps us to understand an aspect or a certain view of the kingdom God wants His people to establish.
The first decision King David made to begin to expand the kingdom was to set up a tent on Mount Zion and he established an administration of teams to ensure that God’s abiding presence was always welcome in his city. After this was established we see all through 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles that David’s armies saw victory after victory. They acquired spoil from these victories.
It is important to understand that King David was also a skillful general. He had learned the art of war. This skill is also an aspect of the apostolic gift. Here are a couple of excerpts from Developing Apostolic Strategy that will shed some light on this aspect of the apostolic gift.
The word apostle was first a Greek/Phoenician seafaring term that meant leader of a convoy of ships. Later it came to refer to the commander of an invasion force. As time went on the Romans used it to refer to former generals who then became ambassadors. The Jewish culture eventually began to use it when speaking of an envoy who collected tribute. Finally, Jesus used it speaking of the first 12 disciples. In summary the history of the word meant:
· The leader of a convoy of ships
· The commander of an invasion force
· An ambassador general sent to represent a government to another nation
Excerpt from Aligning with the Apostolic Volume III - "The Spiritual Architect" by Tim Taylor
1 Corinthians 3:9-11
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. NKJV
Paul the apostle is the one who penned this portion of scripture which provides keen insight into another aspect of the apostolic gift, its role and its order. He describes himself as a “master builder.” The Greek word translated “master builder” literally means chief architect. Architects are the first ones to work on a project and design plans which move a structure from vision into reality. These plans provide the pattern from which the general contractor and all of the sub-contractors work from.
This is why in 1 Corinthians 12:28 apostles go first, prophets second and teachers third. It is an order of function. God has uniquely designed this gift with revelation and wisdom to build. This gift working with the prophet lays the foundation for all of the rest of the gifts to successfully build their part while interacting with the rest of the team.
Picture taken by intercessor at the conference
Dr. Emmanuel Ziga of Grace for All Nations click here hosted the Hour of Prayer Conference June 13-16. I was honored to speak during a few of the sessions regarding the restoration of David's tabernacle.
During the conference I shared some of my experiences and the fruit of the ORT prayer strategy which is designed to establish 24/7 prayer in a city while also forming councils representing all 7 spheres of society and the five fold ministry. This strategy is based upon a revelation and a goal to see David's tabernacle restored today. During the course of my ministry I shared how God had marked this message with more than 70+ signs and wonders along with references to Psalm 18:6-14 and Isaiah 22:22 in two sessions on Friday. I also introduced the concept of an ARC (apostolic resource center) which hosts and facilitates 24/7 prayer, praise and worship in a city.
Before my last session Saturday evening on June 15th the GFNA team was involved in heavy intercession at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue. One of the intercessors looked out and saw the sun with two halo's around it and took the picture. Everyone in the meeting witnessed this.
Sign & Wonder Training
That evening they shared this with me which provided a marvelous opportunity for some "just in time training" on signs and wonders.
There was the sun with two rings of light or rainbows around it. These are called sun dogs and also 22 degree circle halos (King 5 News called is a double son halo)!. I know this because the Lord had done this before a few years ago after we shared the scriptures presented through ORT in Bellingham Washington.
The two halos around the sun pointed to the Word. Now don't be overly enamored by the signs. God uses signs just the way we use signs. Signs point to something else which is the main thing or contain a special message. In this case the signs pointed to and reinforced an emphasis on God's word.
God bore witness with these signs as 2 Samuel 22 refers to the same portion of scripture as Psalm 18:6-14 and Isaiah 22:22 deals with the "key of David." God used the sign to point to this message being brought forth during "The Hour of Prayer Conference." To hear the full message I encourage you to contact GFANA for the CDs from the conference. It is powerful. My heavenly Father wants, desires, longs for churches to do what David did in Zion in their city. But it gets even better.
The next day I checked King 5 News website and found this.
Rep Matt Shea
I met Representative Matt Shea in Spokane WA in 2010 while I was mobilizing the Church in that region through Operation Rolling Thunder. I liked Matt right away. He is an army officer, a combat veteran, an attorney and a Christian. I like all that, but what I truly like is that Matt entered the political arena to serve. He did not check his morals and convictions at the door of political expediency. From my observation, truth is something that is important to him and he is not afraid to stand up with boldness and courage to fight for the truth.
I remember the oath I took to defend the constitution of these United States and from watching him over the last three years, I'd say he remembered that oath too. It also appears like he has actually read it and is defending it rather than undermining it and violating it for political expediency. I appreciate the moral conviction and courage he has been demonstrating. Now, I'd like to share with you some sage advice he just offered in his recent blog