Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Apostolic Ministry - The Apostolic Shift - Part 2 By Mike McClung

(This article is a continuation of the previous article on “The Apostolic Shift – Part 1)

Becoming a “Nail Scar” in His Hand

Paul, Timothy’s spiritual father, tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12: don’t let anybody look down on your youth but be an example. The first place in the New Testament the word for “example” (Gr. – tupos) is used is in John 20:25:
The other disciples therefore said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ‘Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’
Thomas was absent in the first encounter with the Lord Jesus after the resurrection. The others tell Him of seeing and communing with the resurrected Lord, and he says, “I will not believe unless I see the nail scar (tupos).” This is what the lost, hurting, sin-loving, hell-bound masses are crying out for – a nail print! This is the beginning of true ministry. This is where the veil of unbelief is lifted off the hearts and understanding of the lost, blind and skeptical (Eph. 1:17-20), and where the Spirit begins the work of transformation in lives. This happens when people encounter the “nail scar” – the physical imprint of His life in us!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Apostolic Ministry - The Apostolic Shift – Part 1 By Mike McClung

Several times, I’ve had ministers give me business cards that stated, “Apostle (their name)”. I’ve also been asked to speak at churches where the senior leader is titled “Apostle (their name). The title someone carries should FOLLOW the fruit of their life and ministry/work. I’ve known too many friends who served in the military, especially in theaters of war, who have been on the field of battle with recently commissioned, but green and untested officers, given charge of their platoons or squads. Their horror stories of theirs, and everyone else lives put in grave jeopardy because of these untested, though titled officers were all too often a correlation to what we’ve seen emerge in the body of Christ over the last two decades.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Battle: Set in Full Array, Part 2 By Mike McClung

[This is Part 2 of a two-part article. To read Part 1, click here.] 


Just as the first Tabernacle of David stands as a type and shadow of the city of Zion, the tower of Babel and the Babylonian kingdom serve as the template to understand the nature of the mindset of Babylon. The nature of Babylon is both political and religious. Genesis records the construction of the tower of Babel.
Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel (Gen.11:1-9 NKJV).

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Battle: Set In Full Array, Part 1 By Mike McClung

The war between light and darkness has raged from the beginning of time, but now is escalating at an unprecedented rate of speed as it draws everyone into the fray.  Soon we all will be forced to choose sides and fully engage. What we have watched and witnessed from a distance will soon come knocking on our door. In relative apathy and silence, we have allowed darkness to encroach and shroud every aspect of society.  Now the lines of demarcation will clearly delineate the two emerging, opposing global forces: Zion and Babylon. Catastrophic and cataclysmic events will reveal the best and worst which reside within all of mankind.  World shaking events will expose the weaknesses of every structure we have tried to invent and erect.  What we have been able to cleverly disguise and hide behind will be brought out into plain view for all to see.  Who we are and what we believe will be clear to everyone.  What is the nature of these two global powerhouses: Zion and Babylon? To whom will you align?  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2016 – The Year of the Open Scroll By Mike McClung

This coming year promises to be one of the most chaotic, yet exciting years for the body of Messiah since Pentecost. It will be a year of restoration – the beginning of our seeing restored what has been lost, stolen, destroyed by the enemy, and willingly laid down in sacrifice unto the Lord.

The scripture that the Lord gave me for 2016 is Revelation 1:18 (NKJV): I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. The following are bullets of what I believe the Lord has spoken to me of what we’ll see and experience as a beginning of this kingdom restoration movement:
  • A year of resurrection, restoration and transformation. Plans, purposes, promises, visions, etc, that have seemingly “died” will have the breath of the Spirit come upon them this year. While the world grows darker, His resurrection power will begin to release glory in and through those who have remained faithful to Him through intense times of testing, persecution, loss and endurance. Just like Isaac who sowed in a time of famine and reaped 100-fold (Gen. 26), there will be a corresponding reaping to those who have continued to do likewise. Many prophets and pundits are calling for worsening times in our country and the world, and this will continue to happen as we cannot pray away what the Lord says He will allow to happen in scripture. However, the enemy has continued to try to push things out of time, because the body of Christ is woefully unprepared to stand in the day of battle (Ezek. 13:5). The Lord is putting His hand sovereignly into the affairs of this earth and putting a stop to the actions of the Luciferian elite and their control. In an extraordinary display of His mercy and patience, He will even give these evil-consumed puppet-masters one more opportunity to repent, as He did King Manasseh. They will have one more opportunity to “kiss the Son” (Psalm 2) before He executes greater judgment on them.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Word of the Lord to the Restoring Remnant - By Mike McClung - November 8, 2015

This morning, during one of the most awesome teachings on healing I’ve heard by Dr. Richard Mays (who is a member of our covenant community), the Spirit spoke the following to me in a very strong way. I trust this will bless, challenge and bring great strength to His awakened remnant....

The Lord spoke and said that He has always been looking at the position of our hearts before Him, and not necessarily our actions, and He has continued working His plan of restoration and reformation over the last few years of testing, right up to the current hour, many times in spite of us.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The "Times of Refreshing" Are Here... By Mike McClung

Acts 3:19-21: "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

I have been trumpeting, teaching and proclaiming this passage of scripture for the last five years. The Spirit has been calling to a remnant within the organized church system to awaken, repent and come out of the existing structures in order to be prepared to enter this end-time season where the world will see the manifest glory of God established in the true temple of God - the body of Messiah, the Lord would see His bride made ready for Himself, fully mature and one with Him, and the Son would have the final harvest of the world promised Him by the Father in Psalm 2. Everything the prophets prophesied in scripture, and every true, Spirit-born prophetic word and promise must be fulfilled...and the time is NOW!