The first thing Jesus said to Saul concerning his calling as he encountered the Lord on the road to Damascus was,
- not how big his platform would be,
- not how popular he would be, or
- how many people would love him,
but rather how much he would suffer for His Name’s sake.
“….Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake,” Acts 9:15b-16.
Often today, we want the titles, but not the crushing.
We want the platforms, but not the private preparation for the apostolic call.
I heard the Spirit of the LORD say yesterday, “I AM looking for a people who will PAY the PRICE to obey My voice.
Get ready to be misunderstood, betrayed, falsely accused and shown dishonor from those who ought to honor you.”
The apostolic, I hear the LORD saying, is about being a drink offering to this generation….
- To go where He says go.
- To do what He says we must do.
- To obey the voice of the LORD.
The greatest reward of the apostolic is yes, to see peoples, regions, territories, and nations shaken by the power of God.
But it is knowing that as His “sent ones” we obey Him at any price and at any cost, and as we suffer with Him, we shall also reign with Him.
~ Kevin Stevens
Kevin Stevens is a Pastor, Evangelist, Revivalist, and Author out of Western N.Y. It is Kevin’s heart and passion to write prophetically under the unction of the Spirit of God.
Kevin’s books “A Word for the Weary” and “Moving Mountains” are available now on Amazon.