TESTIMONY / STATEMENT OF FAITH / VISION

1 Corinthians 15:10 "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me."


TESTIMONY

Augusto was born in Cuba and lived there for 12 years. He came to the U.S. in 1963 with his family where he has lived ever since. From childhood Augusto felt that God had an important work for him to do when he grew up. At the age of 30, one night as he was lying on his bed sleeping, he heard someone call out his name softly. As he got dressed and went to the door, he opened it only to find no one outside. That night Revelation 3:20 became a reality to him. A few weeks later, God showed him through a dream the new birth experience (A Visit To Heaven).  Several months later after receiving a Bible study, Augusto wholeheartedly gave his life to Jesus, was baptized, filled with the Holy Spirit and miraculously transformed and set free from sin and bondage by the power of the Holy Spirit.  He was married to his present day wife a few months later and the LORD called him to preach the gospel that same year (Smile Jesus Loves You). 


THE CALL TO BE A PASTOR/TEACHER 

Right after Augusto received his divine call from heaven to preach the gospel, a missionary from Colombia asked him to preach his first message in a small Spanish congregation in Miami, Florida.  The LORD confirmed his calling that day as he preached the gospel and people were saved and touched by God.  He has not stopped preaching ever since. From 1985 through 1992 the Lord used Augusto to start a church that was responsible for hundreds of people being saved in the city of Miami, Florida. He had a radio ministry for three years, which was heard by over twenty thousand people daily.

For seven years he served as senior pastor and teacher to this thriving congregation, which produced two ministers. While Augusto was still Pastoring a church, he started conducting evangelistic crusades on a small scale throughout this nation. God was working in a special way through him, as people were being set free from bondage, diseases and sin through the spoken word. He felt that rather than limit his ministry to a specific place, the LORD wanted him to reach a greater cross section of people, crossing geographical, cultural, racial and denominational barriers.  This led him to seek the LORD more intently in a long season of prayer and fasting. 

THE CALL TO BE A PROPHET/EVANGELIST

At the beginning of 1992, the Lord spoke to Augusto for a long time in the middle of the night, and specifically told him to give up the church where he was pastor. Not only was he told to give up the church, but also the city where he had lived for twenty-six years, and go to a place that God would show him. He was obedient to the heavenly call, and with his wife and six year old daughter, packed his belongings and left his family, friends and relatives not knowing where he was going. For the next several years as he was being trained in the wilderness, the Lord confirmed His call to him through several men of God, and through different people who did not know him, or had any information concerning his ministry. God genuinely uses Augusto through the ministry of the “Spoken Word” and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Signs, wonders and miracles follow this man. 
 

As Rhema words flow, people are delivered from demonic strongholds, healed, encouraged and established, identifying their gifting and callings from God. His simple yet profound revelatory understanding of spiritual truths is a “fresh breath” to the Church.  His love, wisdom and compassion shows as he ministers to God’s people individually or as a group. This man has a prophetic anointing that cuts through the flesh, soul and into the spirit-man. When this anointing is flowing, only one word will accomplish what many sermons and counseling sessions could not. Through the years, he has developed a proven track record of specific prophetic words spoken over congregations, leaders, people in many parts of this nation as well as other countries and world events in general that have come to pass. Augusto has a rare blend of divine authority and spirit power manifesting in his life and ministry.  His passion is Jesus, and his desire is to see the Glory of God manifested in all the earth.

THE PRESENT MOMENT

This ministry was raised by God to preach the gospel of the Kingdom to the whole World.  The purpose of this ministry is to restore and heal the Body of Jesus Christ, and prepare His Bride for the great end-time harvest and the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (See Salvation Section).  Besides conducting miracle crusades, Augusto has been conducting training seminars on this nation and overseas to equip leaders in the five-fold ministry.  He has always had the heart of a father and shepherd. In the past, many pastors from different churches have sought his advice, wisdom and counsel in dealing with difficult situations. Augusto is considered an apostle and prophet by many pastors and congregations throughout the United States, as well as other nations (See Mission/Vision).  The Lord has given him many foundational revelations from the Word (See Teachings and Newsletters), as well as visions, dreams and prophecies of world events that have come to pass (See the Dreams and Visions Section).

Many years of walking in fellowship and obedience with the LORD, and severe times of testing through trials and tribulations have graced him to walk in divine authority.  Augusto's only desire is to glorify the LAMB.  When he is received by a church and allowed to function in his office, he brings direction, revelation and confirmation to the whole congregation, the leadership, and people individually. He has oversight over several churches in the United States and overseas as well (See Missions).  When the Lord called Augusto to be a part of this great army that He is raising up in this last day, he was told that God's glory would be manifested all over the earth in this last great move of God.  In the last few years, in addition to doing revivals and miracle crusades, he has been conducting leadership training seminars and sessions all over this nation and overseas. The Lord has given Augusto a divine commission to train, prepare, equip and release the emerging army of believers that will reap the end time harvest of souls that is upon us, and manifest Jesus Christ to the whole world.

This man has an apostolic and prophetic calling on his life, working together to pull down divine revelation, strategies and patterns from heaven.  It helps to penetrate and separate the spirit, soul and body of man, helping to break down demonic strongholds and paradigms in people.  When this anointing is flowing, it can accomplish what many sermons and counseling sessions could not.  For this reason and purpose, The Appearance Ministries Inc. was born. Augusto continues to travel and minister all across the U.S. and overseas preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom (See Missions). There are many teachings he has done through radio and Internet that are heard in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central & South America and other countries as well (See Radio Shows). He has written four books, three are for training and equipping believers and one is his autobiography.  The books are: "Introduction To Signs and Wonders", "Foundational Principles For New Converts and Believers", "Open Heavens" and his latest one "Smile Jesus Loves You".  (See Store). 

 He also has produced three Prophetic Music CD's. The first one is called "Bone to Bone", the second one "Tuning In To Reality" and the third one "The Challenge ".  In January 2013 he produced his first DVD with The Prophecy Club titled "The End Of Times" (See Store).  Augusto has traveled to several schools in the United States as well as overseas and ministered to the young people using the anointed music that the LORD gave him.  Hundreds of young people have given their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ Yahushua; many have been healed and delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit as he ministered to them.  Most of the young people had never had an encounter with the risen Savior before.  Augusto's music was the bait the Lord used to get them to come to the feet of the Master.  The Lord has also used his music to minister to adults and even older people who may not have been attracted by the type of music but were captured by the divine anointing behind it.  To this day, Augusto's music is loved by the young people and adults alike and his books, CD's and DVD remain popular.

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Comments

Galatians 2:1-2:  "Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them who were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain."


"Augusto Perez is a humble and thoughtful servant of Jesus Christ with a genuine prophetic ministry. As a pastor, I have had reason to be skeptical of some who are called 'prophets.' But Bro. Perez has won my complete confidence and has brought a true spiritual gift to our church."

Pastor Stephen Yadon
Christ Church
Pocatello, Idaho


"Augusto Perez is a true Apostle and Servant of God. Wisdom, Integrity and an extreme passion to train the next generation of God's Sons and Daughters is the motivation of his heart. Our Ministry has forever been affected by this man, and eternity will reveal the special impact of his life to the Kingdom of God."


Billy Price, Senior Pastor
City on a Hill
Cincinnati, OH


 Statement of Faith

1 Corinthians 3:10-11: "According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon. For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

Jude 1:3-4:  "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was necessary for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into licentiousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."

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WE BELIEVE

1. That there is only one God, creator of the heavens and the earth, revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That there exists a real Heaven of everlasting bliss for those who are written in the Lambs Book of Life, and a real Hell, where the worm dies not, for those that are not found written in the Book of Life; That the only way to be written in the Book of Life is through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalms 9:17, Isaiah 5:14, 14:9, Mathew 5:22, 10:28, Mark 9:45, Luke 12:5, 16:19-31, John 1:1-14, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 12, 13:14, Mark 12:29, John 15:26, I Peter 1:4, 2 Peter 2:1-9, Revelation 3:12, 19:1, 20:11-15, 21)

2. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life and had a miraculous ministry. He was crucified and died for the sins of the world, was buried and descended into hell. On the third day He rose from the dead bodily, ascended to Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding as our High Priest. He will return bodily and visibly, in power and glory at the consummation of all things to judge the living and the dead and establish His eternal kingdom on earth. (Isaiah 7:14, Mathew 1:18-23, Acts 2:27-33, Hebrews 4:14-16, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, Ephesians 4:8-10, I Timothy 3:16, Revelation 19-22, 1:7)

3. That man was created in the image of God, but through disobedience sinned and spiritually died. As a consequence, the entire human race inherited spiritual death. That in this degenerate condition, man cannot have communion with God, and is unable to regenerate himself in his own strength, wisdom or goodness. The only way man can change and come alive again in his spirit is by the New Birth experience. This happens when a person believes in his heart and confesses with his mouth by faith that Jesus Christ died at the Cross of Calvary for his sins, and was raised from the dead to save him from eternal death in Hell and give him eternal life. (Genesis 1-3, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 5:8-19, 6:23, John 3:1-8, Romans 3:22-24, Titus 3:5-7, Ephesians 2:1-9, Romans 8:8-10, John 3:16, Acts 10:43)

4. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God and the rule for faith and conduct. No denomination, church or individual has the authority to establish any doctrine or teaching that goes contrary to the scriptures that have been accepted and embraced by the early Church Fathers and Christian Church. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21, Mathew 24:35, Romans 15:4, Luke 24:27)

5. That every believer after conversion must be baptized by immersion in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in obedience to the gospel. Baptism being a sign of the circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that has been obtained by faith in conversion, symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ as the old man has died, been buried and has risen to new life. (Mathew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Romans 4:9-11, Romans 6:1-14, Acts 8:12-16, 36-37, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:5). The baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the manifestation of tongues and the gifts of the spirit, is for every believer to empower and anoint them for evangelism. (John 14:26, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4, 5:12, 10:45-46, 19:6, Galatians 3:14, 4:5-6, I Corinthians 12, 14, Hebrews 2:3-4)

6. That marriage is a faithful, exclusive and lifelong union between one man and one woman, joined as husband and wife in an intimate partnership of love and life.  This union was founded by God and is backed by the word of God. Marriage therefore exists for the mutual love of both spouses, and for the procreation and nurturing of offspring. God intends for believers to only be sexually active within the bonds of marriage. The institution of matrimony between one man and one woman is morally essential to the continuance of the human race.  The institution of marriage is a blessed and holy ritual that brings both honor and favor from God.  Marriage is more than a civil contract; it is a love union that reflects the manner in which the LORD Jesus Christ personally loves his bride and is united with her. (Genesis 2:18, 21-25, Malachi 2:16, Mathew 19:6, Romans 1:25-28, 1 Corinthians 6:13,18, Galatians 5:19, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Ephesians 5:22-23, Hebrews 13:4, 1 Peter 3:1-7, 2 Peter 2:6, Jude 1:7)

7. That sanctification is a process that starts in the life of every believer at the moment of conversion, and continues on through life as the person, under the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit and the fully restored five-fold ministry offices of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, changes his life and conduct and starts living a holy life, being transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ, from glory to glory. (Romans 8:19, I Corinthians 13:8-13, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 2:20-22, 4:11-16, 5:25-27, Colossians 1:28, 3:5-14, Hebrews 12:14, I Peter 1:15, I John 2:15-17, 3:2-3)

8. That the Divine Government, Order, Power and Authority of God flow from the Head (Jesus) down and manifest on the Earth through His Body (The Church), establishing His Kingdom in nations, cities, churches and homes, bringing order where there is chaos, light into darkness, clarity to confusion, healing to sickness and disease, blessing to curses, deliverance to oppression and depression, illumination to the ignorant, and salvation to the lost. (Mathew 28:18-20, Romans 13:1-7, Ephesians 1:18-23, Philippians 2:9-11, I Timothy 3:1-12, 5:1-14, Titus 2, 3:1-11, I Peter 2:11-18, 3:1-12)

9. The healing for mans body, soul and spirit was provided for in the New Covenant by the wounds, bruises and stripes Jesus received in His atoning death. Jesus Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, sin, sickness and death. (Isaiah 53:5; John 10:10; Acts 4:30; 10:38; I Corinthians 12:9; Galatians 3:13-14; James 5:13-16; I Peter 2:24)

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  In the ordinance of the Lords Supper, that symbolizes the communion, fellowship and spiritual unity of all believers, which together make up the Body of Christ. In essentials we need to agree and in non-essentials we need to exercise tolerance, but in all things we need to show the love of God, and treat each other with the same kind of love (agape) that Jesus loved us, without regard of race, background, or religion. That we must always strive to walk in this love, without which no one has a right to call himself a Christian. (Mathew 22:36-40, 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:17-20, John 13:34-35,15:9-17, 17:20-21, 26, I Corinthians 10:16-17, 11:23-30, I Thessalonians 3:12, I Peter 1:22-23, I John 4:6-12, 16-21)

11. In the priesthood of all believers, that is having direct access to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. That everyone has gifts and callings from God placed in them at the time of conception, activated by the Holy Spirit and the laying-on of hands by the presbytery, but ordained of God before the foundation of the Earth, to do good works prepared for them in advance. That one of the purposes of the five-fold ministry offices is to train, teach, perfect and release the saints to function in their gifting and callings in the local church body, and wherever the Lord sends them. (Mathew 27:51, I Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6, Ephesians 2:10, 4:11-12, Hebrews 4:16, I Peter 2:5-10, Revelation 1:6, 5:10, 20:6)

12. That Tithing is holy unto the Lord, and a Covenant of giving established during the times of Abraham prior to the dispensation of the law. It was required under the Law of Moses, confirmed by Jesus Christ, after the order of Melchizedek, as He came to fulfill the law. We being the children of Abraham need to practice it today as part of the Testament Covenant that the Lord established. That the principle of sowing and reaping, as well as giving liberally and joyfully is well established in the Word of God. That the finances should be used to support the kingdom of God, the five-fold ministry offices, the widows, orphans, and poor. (Genesis 14:18-23, 28:20-22, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:7-11, Mathew 6:19-21, Mark 12:41-44, Luke 6:38, Romans 15:26, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, I Timothy 5:3-11).

Be It Therefore Resolved That We

1. Reserve the right to defend such beliefs privately and publically.

2. Reserve the right to require such beliefs as standards of morality in any/all leadership/membership positions. 

3. Train, teach, disciple, counsel and otherwise instruct said beliefs when discussing pre-marriage dating, marriage, sexuality, parenting and other related topics.

4. Reserve the right to implement any/all formats of communication including but not limited to radio, television, books or pamphlets, internet and cellular devices when discussing said beliefs.

5. Endorse and support, at our discretion, civic, religious or social organizations which embrace common beliefs and oppose, at our discretion, civic, religious or social organizations holding contrary beliefs.

We Conclude 

That these positions taken and agreed to by The Appearance Ministries, are both scripturally and morally fundamental.  And that our position to marital infidelity, homosexuality and/or same-sex marriage is not an illustration of unreasonable discrimination or animosity toward any persons or groups of people.  This statement of faith was not written for the purpose of injuring, offending or abusing any person or persons.  We hold the position that all societies must respect the basic human dignity of all individuals. 

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Mission / Vision

Ephesians 2:19-22:  "Now therefore you are no more strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord: In whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit."

Ephesians 4:11-14:  "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive."


1.  RESTORE THE BODY OF CHRIST TO ITS ORIGINAL PLACE, PURPOSE AND ALIGNMENT; FUNCTIONING AS GOD ORDAINED IT

When the Lord called me out of the City Church I was pastoring back in 1992, He gave me the commission to restore the body of Christ back to health, to prepare His Bride for His coming. He also said that I would not be the only one doing this, but that there would be many called to this task all over the world. Before this would happen, I would have to be trained for a season to hear and obey the voice of the Lord tucked away in the wilderness, in the backside of the desert, unknown to most people. He had to purge me of a lot of religious leaven, wrong concepts and doctrines that had accumulated over the years and had become a part of my mindset (wineskin).  It was only then that I began to Get A Vision of His Plan for my life. 

God had to break me and teach me to obey Him, trust and depend on Him, and to walk in brokenness and humility. The Potter's House.  During this season of time, the Lord showed me that His Church was fragmented, impotent, carnal and out of order. The spirit of religion, control, pride and fear, combined with a good dose of ignorance, has stifled the ability of most churches to recognize, train, develop and release potential five-fold leaders, and deprived the people of their God-given right to fulfill their gifting and callings in the Body.

The Church will only become the mighty, powerful glorious force on this earth that it was called to be, when each member of the Body discovers his/her Identity and is set in place, as God ordained it before the foundation of the earth. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans (power over the laity; Revelation 2:6; 15), which was already operating in the days of John the Apostle, has become entrenched in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Most leaders are only interested in what their denomination, group, or church is doing, and will not participate in anything unless they benefit from it. This is not a Kingdom mentality! God's Kingdom has nothing to do with pet-doctrines, petty arguments, personal agendas and selfish motives.

A paradigm shift in our thinking and Attitude has to take place. Pastors and leaders must transition from: just preaching / teaching to equipping; developing programs to developing leaders; investing in programs to investing in people; focusing only in the needs of their church to focusing in the needs of their community. The Lord wants His church back, and is calling all of His people to find their place in ministry. Every believer is called to ministry (to serve), but it is going to take godly leaders, who are not afraid or intimidated by the visions, dreams, anointing and abilities of others, to place each person in their set place, develop the gifting and callings inside of them, and teach them how to function there (Ephesians 4:11-16).

2.  FATHER / MENTOR EMERGING LEADERS AND HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL

The word father in the original Greek text is Pater. A father by definition is one who nourishes, protects, guides, develops, upholds, encourages and strengthens his children. The Lord has given me two beautiful children, a son and daughter, who I love with all my heart. My desire is to see them grow up and one day become stronger, wiser, better and more blessed than I am. Spiritually speaking, it should be the same. The Jezebel spirit has turned many a leader into weak Ahabs and into eunuchs, unable to have children. We need leaders with a Father's heart who will not be jealous, envious or selfish with the people they have been entrusted with, but desire to see them grow and mature in their gifting and callings and become a part of the endtime Elijah Generation. 

If a leader is jealous, suspicious, envious and untrusting of those under him, and his only desire is to see how they can help him fulfill his vision, those people will never grow to their full potential and fulfill their destinies because he will not let them. On the other hand, many godly pastors are frustrated and grieved by baby Christians who have no desire to do anything in the Kingdom of God. They are gripers and gossipers, whose only desire is to be entertained and blessed, rather than be a blessing. These are immature Christians, never having developed into a disciple of Christ. All of this is going to change.  The remnant, the Bride of Jesus Christ is beginning to Get A Vision. 

Fathering / mentoring is more than just giving out information. Anybody can give out tons of information, but few can impart wisdom, revelation and the presence / power of God. It is easy to find someone to coach you, but it is hard to find someone to mentor you, especially if you have greatness in you. A father / mentor is someone who is not intimidated by your dreams, talents and abilities. He is someone who will help you through your shifts and changes that you will experience in life as you grow, develop and learn to overcome Hindrances in life. A mentor with a Father's heart will not be jealous of you, but will sincerely want you to succeed. For there to be an Elisha with a double portion anointing, there had to be an Elijah. For there to be a Joshua to take the people over the Jordan into the promised land, first there had to be a Moses who took them out of Egypt and to the Jordan. For there to be a Timothy, there had to be a Paul to teach him and train him to be a man of God.

Many people, especially men, never had a godly natural father, or a spiritual one, to love them enough to take time to listen to them, teach them and show them how to do it. There are countless numbers of young pastors out there who have a passion for the Lord and a sincere desire to obey Him, but are struggling without a father / mentor they can turn to for wisdom, guidance and support. In these last days, the corporate fiery spirit of Elijah will come and manifest itself through the purged-in-the-fire golden vessels unknown to most, but intimately known by God. They will expose the spirit of Jezebel, operating in the Church in High Places that has turned so many men into suffering eunuchs. They will finally rise up and throw her down to usher in the restoration of all things. God is raising up men with A Father's Heart and the spirit of Elijah who will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the heart of the children to their fathers (Malachi 4:5-6).

3.  BUILD A NETWORK OF KINGDOM-MINDED PEOPLE THAT ARE IN COVENANT AND ACCOUNTABLE TO EACH OTHER

A three-strand cord cannot be easily broken! Likewise when men agree to disagree and unite their efforts in order to advance the Kingdom of God, great things happen. No one person has it all to do what he/she needs to do. No one can do it alone. It is going to take the combined effort of the body of Christ to achieve the divine purposes of God in these last days. The Lord has given me many covenant people all over this nation and overseas. I value their friendship and the relationship I have with them. Because we trust and are accountable to one another, they allow me to speak into their lives, and vice-versa. If you are going to have a covenant relationship with someone, you first need to know who you are in Christ.  Ain't Got Time. 

This true identity, this knowing who you are and where you belong in the body of Jesus Christ only comes with time, by revelation from God, as you develop intimacy with the Lord. It is this revelation that will allow you to be secure in who you are in Christ, and let you relate to others in the body without jealousy, pride or competition. When two people who know their identity in Christ meet, they know each other by the spirit and by their fruit, and a covenant friendship develops. They do not need to know every last detail about their past or long letters of recommendation. They have been stripped of their pride and ego by the Lord and walk with a limp, leaning upon God and not upon their own understanding. They have their eyes focused on the Lord, not on a man. The fear of man has been replaced by the fear of the Lord. The hustle and bustle for fame, position and notoriety has given way to the rest and the peace of God.

We want to see true spiritual unity in the Body. Not ecumenical unity that disregards the foundational doctrines of Christ and the early church fathers, and seeks unity at all cost at the expense of the presence and the power of the Holy Ghost. In these last days, the bones in the body of Jesus Christ are coming together where they belong. There are too many people out of place in the Church. People with no anointing, doing things they were never called by God to do, and highly anointed godly vessels sitting in the pews doing nothing. God is raising up mighty apostles and prophets, with the spirit of Elijah on them and the word of God in their mouth, who will speak to the dry bones and life will come into them, and they will be set in their proper place in the body, Bone to Bone (Ezequiel 1-10).

4.  FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION AND BRING IN THE ENDTIME HARVEST

The salvation of humanity is very dear to the heart of God. Everything that he says and does has as its motivating purpose, the redemption of man. The Lord has been releasing divine strategies that will facilitate the great harvest as we take back our cities, schools, nation and the world for Jesus. At this time, The Great Shaking is taking place, and there are a lot of changes happening in the heavens, on the earth and in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are in the midst of a great shift right now. Much transition is taking place. Many are being moved from their old positions and promoted to a place of increased usefulness and authority. All of these things are happening in order to have the right people, at the right time, in the right places, to bring in the harvest before The Coming Storm. It is extremely important to obey God at this time.

We are moving out of one dispensation and into another, just like when Jesus came the first time. The dispensation of the Law came to an end, giving way to the dispensation of Grace. Now, the dispensation of Grace is coming to an end. A new dispensation of the Glory of the Kingdom of God is being born. And just like the religious people resisted the coming of the age of Grace in the days of Jesus, likewise today many who do not understand the times and the seasons we are in, are resisting the changes associated with the coming of the Kingdom age. There is a great end time harvest of souls that will take place before the return of the LORD where multitudes of backsliders and prodigals will come home.  The Prodigal Son.

The people of God must be willing to go through the change that is upon us and cross the Jordan. Time To Cross The Jordan.  Those that are not willing to transform their way of thinking (wineskin) will experience dryness, decay and eventually death. Many will loose what they are desperately trying to hold on to, because they chose to do it their own way, not God's way. They want to keep the old in place at all costs instead of accepting The Challenge. The fullness of what God has for you cannot come if you do not develop a kingdom mentality.

If God's leaders can catch the Vision of the Harvest and put their differences aside, and start thinking with the mind of Christ and putting the business of the Kingdom ahead of their own, there is no telling what will happen. It is time for the Body of Christ to come together, humble themselves and pray to God in humility and repentance saying: Send the Fire Lord. We are about to see the Bride of Christ rise up like a mighty warrior, with the glory of God shining in their faces, and do great exploits in this hour. The wind of the Spirit of God is getting ready to blow hard. Can You Hear The Wind?  Only those who have ears to hear will listen to the words of the LORD coming from His Throne. He That Hath An Ear. (Links in blue are titles to CD songs available in the Resources section)

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WHY ARE WE DOING THE HOLY SPIRIT CONFERENCES

1. TO BRING IN THE ENDTIME HARVEST OF SOULS AND USHER IN THE GLORY OF GOD

We have been preaching the gospel for over 30 years and have seen many wonderful things that God has done during all those years. We have also been a watchman on the wall for years, warning the people of things that are coming upon this nation and the whole world.  At the beginning of 2014 during a time of seeking the face of the LORD, He spoke this word to me: "THE TIME OF WARNING IS OVER; IT'S TIME TO BRING IN THE HARVEST".  As I heard that, the LORD instructed me to begin conducting Holy Spirit Conferences all over the nation. In obedience, we began to conduct several Holy Spirit Conferences in different parts of the nation.  

The LORD Jesus Christ has placed His stamp of approval on each of these Conferences with glorious, mighty outpourings of His Spirit with healings, deliverances, miracles and many receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. With each conference, the presence and the glory of the LORD keeps getting stronger and stronger.  Many have experienced powerful supernatural encounters with the Living God that has changed and transformed their lives. They have gone back to their homes and cities changed and transformed by the Living God.  Others have seen their change and in turn have joined them and come to our other conferences.

The salvation of humanity is very dear to the heart of God. Everything that he says and does has as its motivating purpose, the redemption of man. The Lord has been releasing divine strategies that will facilitate the great harvest as we take back our cities, schools, nation and the world for Jesus. At this time, The Great Shaking is taking place, and there are a lot of changes happening in the heavens, on the earth and in the body of Jesus Christ. We are in the midst of a great shift right now. Much transition is taking place. Many are being moved from their old positions and promoted to a place of increased usefulness and authority. All of these things are happening in order to have the right people, at the right time, in the right places, to bring in the harvest before the coming storm. It is extremely important to obey God at this time. 

We are moving out of one dispensation and into another, just like when Jesus came the first time. We are in a transitional period of change right now and we are looking through a glass darkly. The Church Age is coming to a close as we are entering the dispensation of the Kingdom Age, where Jesus Christ will return to establish His millennial Kingdom on the earth.  Just like the religious people resisted the coming of the age of Grace when He came the first time, likewise today many who do not understand the times and the seasons we are in, are resisting the changes associated with the coming of the Kingdom age.

There is a great end time harvest of souls that will take place before the return of the LORD where multitudes of backsliders and prodigals will come home. Horrible events are about to take place, but an unseen hand is holding back the storm a while longer for some mysterious reason. God is bestowing upon mankind a last act grace, a sovereign move of His Holy Spirit upon all mankind; a last chance to heed His call; earth’s last opportunity, God’s last call. Can a world that has rejected God, and is rushing head on into judgment expect to see revival fires?  Strange as it may seem, the greatest revivals and reformations have always come at the darkest hour.

The rain of the Spirit has fallen at different times intermittently until now, but the Lord has reserved the best wine for last.  More people have been saved and converted to Christianity in the last decade than in the previous two thousand years combined. A church within a church is rising up; a remnant group of believers that were hidden for a season, while they were being trained and tested in the fires of affliction. These dread warriors will make the powers of darkness tremble, turning the world upside down as the harvest of souls takes place.

These are the Moses and Elijah Company (apostles and prophets) that the Bible prophesied would appear on earth prior to the Day of the Lord.  They will carry upon them the true anointing, power and authority of God.  Their seal of authenticity will be their humility, compassion and godly wisdom. They will be loved by those who love righteousness and justice, but dreaded and hated by the religious and the corrupt.  They will purge sin from Zion and cause the fear of the Lord to come upon people, while they also heal and restore the body of Christ (Malachi 4:1-6).   


The people of God must be willing to go through the change that is upon us and cross the Jordan. Those that are not willing to transform their way of thinking (wineskin) will experience dryness, decay and eventually death. Many will loose what they are desperately trying to hold on to, because they chose to do it their own way, not God's way. They want to keep the old in place at all costs instead of accepting the challenge that the LORD has set before them. The fullness of what God has for you cannot come if you do not develop a kingdom mentality. 

During a powerful experience I had back in 1992 in the middle of the night, the Lord called me out of the City Church I was pastoring, and gave me the commission to restore the body of Christ back to health and to prepare His Bride for His coming. He also said that I would not be the only one doing this, but that there would be others called to this task all over the world. During my season in the wilderness when I had to go through the school of the Holy Spirit, the Lord showed me that His Church was fragmented, impotent, carnal and out of order.

The spirit of religion, control, pride and fear, combined with a good dose of ignorance, has stifled the ability of most churches and ministries to recognize, train, develop and release potential five-fold leaders, and deprived the people of their God-given right to fulfill their gifting and callings in the Body. The Church will only become the mighty, powerful glorious force on this earth that it was called to be, when each member of the Body discover their Identity, is activated, set in place, trained and released to achieve their destiny. 

There  is a distant rumbling that is being heard by those servants to whom God, in His divine sovereignty, has chosen to reveal it to. Perhaps the sound of the approaching storm, an outpouring of the Spirit of such dramatic proportions that will cause the greatest ingathering of souls this world has ever seen. This period will coincide with increasing turbulent times and horrible events that will cause the courage of many to falter.  Millions will flock to the churches seeking help for their needs, but the church in its present condition cannot handle what is coming. 

The LORD will bring multitudes of people to these Conferences where they will experience healing, restoration that will allow them to take their rightful place in the Kingdom of God, as His glory is manifested in all the earth.  As this army of remnant believers is raised up, trained, prepared and released into the great harvest, a revival of gigantic proportions will take place, sweeping masses of people into the kingdom of God. The transformation of the church from its present condition will be astounding.  The people of God will shine with the glory of the LORD.

2.  TO FATHER / MENTOR EMERGING LEADERS AND HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL

 

The Lord has given me two beautiful children, a son and daughter, who I love with all my heart. My desire is to see them grow up and one day become stronger, wiser, better and more blessed than I am. Spiritually speaking, it should be the same. The Jezebel spirit has turned many a leader into weak Ahabs and into eunuchs, unable to have children. We need leaders with a Father's heart who will not be jealous, envious or selfish with the people they have been entrusted with, but desire to see them grow and mature in their gifting and callings and become a part of the end time army.

 

If a leader is jealous, suspicious, envious and untrusting of those under him, and his only desire is to see how they can help him fulfill his vision, those people will never grow to their full potential and fulfill their destinies because he will not let them. On the other hand, many carnal Christians who have no desire to do anything in the Kingdom of God. They are gripers and gossipers, whose only desire is to be entertained and blessed, rather than be a blessing. These are immature Christians, never having developed into a disciple of Christ. All of this is going to change.  The remnant, the Bride of Jesus Christ is beginning to come forth. 

Fathering / mentoring is more than just giving out information.  Anybody can give out tons of information, but few can impart wisdom, revelation and the presence and power of God.  It is easy to find someone to coach you, but it is hard to find someone to mentor you, especially if you have greatness in you. A father / mentor is someone who is not intimidated by your dreams, talents and abilities. He is someone who will help you through your shifts and changes that you will experience in life as you grow, develop and learn to overcome Hindrances in life.

 

A mentor with a Father's heart will not be jealous of you, but will sincerely want you to succeed. For there to be an Elisha with a double portion anointing, there had to be an Elijah. For there to be a Joshua to take the people over the Jordan into the promised land, first there had to be a Moses who took them out of Egypt and to the Jordan. For there to be Timothy, there had to be a Paul to teach him and train him to be a man of God.

 

We are living in a time when the consciousness of the believers needs to be raised to a higher level where they are able to understand their role and purpose in God’s kingdom, and then be trained and released to operate in it.  On the other hand, pastors need to understand that it is a corruption of the Body of Jesus Christ to just have believers sitting in the churches doing nothing, while the pastor or some visiting minister does all the ministry. God is now releasing the end-time ministries to prepare and train the body of Christ and set it in place so it is able to operate as it should.

 

This will require the gathering of apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists and teachers to have open and honest discussions about some real issues we are facing and different ways to resolve them.  The Lord wants His church back, and is calling all of His people to find their place in ministry. Every believer is called to ministry (to serve), but it is going to take godly leaders, who are not afraid or intimidated by the visions, dreams, anointing and abilities of others, to place each person in their set place, develop the gifting and callings inside of them, and teach them how to function there (Ephesians 4:11-16). 

Many people, especially men, never had a godly natural father, or a spiritual one, to love them enough to take time to listen to them, teach them and show them how to do it. There are countless numbers of believers out there who have a passion for the Lord and a sincere desire to obey Him, but are struggling without a father / mentor they can turn to for wisdom, guidance and support.  
In these last days, the corporate fiery spirit of Elijah will come and manifest itself through the purged-in-the-fire golden vessels unknown to most, but intimately known by God.

 

They will expose the spirit of Jezebel, operating in the Church in high places that has turned so many men into suffering eunuchs. They will finally rise up and throw her down to usher in the restoration of all things. God is raising up men with a Father's Heart and the spirit of Elijah who will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the heart of the children to their fathers (Malachi 4:5-6). 

 

3.  TO BUILD A NETWORK OF KINGDOM MINDED PEOPLE WHO ARE IN COVENANT AND ACCOUNTABLE

A three-strand cord cannot be easily broken. Likewise when men agree to disagree and unite their efforts in order to advance the Kingdom of God, great things happen. No one person has it all to do what they need to do. No one can do it alone. It is going to take the combined effort of the body of Christ to achieve the divine purposes of God in these last days. The Lord has given me many covenant people all over this nation and overseas. I value their friendship and the relationship I have with them. Because we trust and are accountable to one another, they allow me to speak into their lives, and vice-versa.  
If you are going to have a covenant relationship with someone, you first need to know who you are in Christ Jesus.

 

This true identity, this knowing who you are and where you belong in the body of Jesus Christ only comes with time, by revelation from God, as you develop intimacy with the Lord.  It is this revelation that will allow you to be secure in who you are in Christ, and let you relate to others in the body without jealousy, pride or competition.  When two people who know their identity in Christ meet, they know each other by the spirit and by their fruit, and a covenant friendship develops. They do not need to know every last detail about their past or long letters of recommendation. They have been stripped of their pride and ego by the Lord and walk with a limp, leaning upon God and not upon their own understanding. They have their eyes focused on the Lord, not on a man. The fear of man has been replaced by the fear of the Lord. The hustle and bustle for fame, position and notoriety has given way to the rest and the peace of God. 

We want to see true spiritual unity in the Body based on covenant relationships; not ecumenical unity that disregards the foundational doctrines of Christ and the early church fathers, and seeks unity at all cost at the expense of the presence and the power of the Holy Ghost. In these last days, the bones in the body of Jesus Christ are coming together where they belong. There are too many people out of place in the Church. People with no anointing, doing things they were never called by God to do, and highly anointed godly vessels sitting in the pews doing nothing. God is raising up mighty apostles and prophets, with the spirit of Elijah on them and the word of God in their mouth, who will speak to the dry bones and life will come into them, and they will be set in their proper place in the body as they submit to the will of God and yield to His Holy Spirit (Ezequiel 1-10). 

 

I understand that not every pastor, minister and believer is ready and willing to step into what the Lord is doing.  Many are afraid, confused, lacking understanding of what to do and how to do it.  There is a lot of insecurity and distrust among ministers. There is also some pride and jealousy involved that makes things even more difficult. Every five fold ministry needs to lay aside personal agendas, desires, suspicions, fear, jealousies, doubts and unbelief and try to work together giving God a chance to do whatever He wants to do, with whoever He wants to use, in whatever way He desires to do it.  We need to be flexible and willing to try new methods, ideas and things even if at first we don’t like them or believe that they won’t work. We need to change some of the ways we do things, conduct services and use ministries.

If God's leaders can catch the vision of the harvest, put their differences aside and start thinking with the mind of Christ putting the business of the Kingdom ahead of their own, there is no telling what will happen. It is time for the Body of Christ to come together, humble themselves and pray to God in humility and repentance.  The LORD wants to use you and place you where you need to be in His Body so that you begin to function in your God given gifts, talents and abilities, and in doing so fulfill your destiny.  We are about to see the Bride of Christ rise up like a mighty warrior, with the glory of God shining in their faces, and do great exploits in this hour. The wind of the Spirit of God is getting ready to blow hard. Only those who have ears to hear will listen to the words of the LORD coming from His Throne.  Will you be one of them?  Come and join us in this mighty end time move of God Shalom.

Joel 2:28-32  "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call."

Acts 2:38-39 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."

Acts 3:19-20 "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you."

 

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