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Suffering For Kingdom's Sake
by Apostle Marc Richardson
"Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles." (Acts 8:1)
Immediately after the death of Stephen there arose great persecution against the church in Jerusalem and all the saints. They began to scatter to different regions to push the gospel and at the same time escape death at the hands Paul. However, in the midst of these intense days of physical death there was one group of individuals who had the GRACE to stay in the midst of the madness. "The Apostles."
This one verse shows us that Apostle's have the ability to withstand great pressure, conflict and contention. Where God would uses other giftsto thrust the agendas out into new real estate, the Apostle has to stay put and refuse to give up the grounds even if they gotta loose some stuff in the process. When Theocracy (The Government of God) of God is established it is unmovable. I imagine that they had countless of threats but despite all they stayed put still moving and functioning as the Government of God. We continuously see them sending people out to validate and establish strong moves of God.
There is a unusual amount of Grace on the Apostle to remain in the vein of God focused on His agenda even if all Hell is breaking loose around them. Even if they gotta look crazy for standing or look stupid for living out the plans of God when everyone else says do just the opposite. This is why most Apostles will suffer great loss. The Pioneer spirit that rest on this office causes them to go out FIRST. Once an Apostle lays his hands on a God work they become unmovable until the task is done. Anything that does not line up with the agenda, the sacrifice and the cost will simply be REMOVED!!! This is how intense the Apostleship is. They understand the danger of turning back. Not only is there own life at state, but a nation.
Mordecai was a type of an Apostolic father to Esther. He understood and had a mindset that said at all cost I will do the will of the Lord. He turned around and birthed this mandate into Esther, thus causing her to go into the kings chambers without being summons which could have resulted in her death. Apostles and Apostolic oil will cause you to always move against the grain of the world in order to see the Kingdom Advanced.
Marc Richardson, Apostle