9 May 2017, TTN News

When we say that the church is an apostolic church, this is a complete statement with a profound meaning.

 

“There is something pungent about the word apostolic that brings to mind the heart, the spirit and the sense of the church when it was at its glory. The church was apostolic at its inception and needs to be so at its conclusion. Indeed, only an apostolic church can stand and overcome, and by that witness, testify to and penetrate an obdurate and resistant remnant of Israel in the mystery of at the end of this age. There is no word that should be more alive in our consciousness than the word apostolic. It is a word that says everything about the nature and the genius of the church, and all that God expects from it, and intends for it…It is a word that we need to apprehend and be apprehended by. It is a word that has fallen into disuse and needs to be restored, and that restoration is not going to be cheap – but it is worth everything. Nothing of any eternal consequence or immediate value can be effected in the earth independent of it…God is jealous over the word apostolic. The Lord designates Himself as the ‘High Priest and Apostle’ of our confession. If the church is built upon the apostles and prophets, then we need to appropriate the depths of the meaning of that word in order that we might be part of what makes that up, and the configuration of things apostolic that makes the church the church.” – Arthur Katz, in the book “The Spirit of Sonship” by John Kingsley Alley.

 

2 April: “The Banqueting House” by Ps. Ralph Ellaya: “Refreshing and life-giving are words spoken in due season.”

Song of Solomon 2:3:  Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

 

9 April: TTN 12th Birthday: This was a day of jubilant celebration, as God’s goodness over the TTN Family was commemorated with a fun-tastic line-up on the programme and a festive lunch thereafter in the form of potjies within the family groups. “God has lifted TTN Ministries to be the rose in the midst of the wilderness. At Shiloh, the quality of wine is royalty which must affect your house, your business and your life.” – Ps. Ralph Ellaya.

 

14 April:  “Rise Up” by Ps. Charles van Onselen:  “You will suck the life out of Babylon with love; you will love them to death.”

Romans 6:11: Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.

 

23 April: “The Amen Position,” by Ps. George Mkandawire: “Strengthened and empowered by firmly holding on to my conviction in God.”

Psalm 31:24: Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

 

30 April:  “The Heart of Sonship:  Key to Destiny” by Aps. John Alley from Australia: “The heart of the Father is longing to bring His sons into their inheritance.”

Luke 15:22: But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.

 

FORTHCOMING GATHERINGS:

Church in the City (CiC) Women’s Meeting:  17 May 2017, 10h00 at Shiloh. Please register for catering purposes through your Family Leader.

Apostolic Transition Forum (ATF):  2 June 2017, starting 09h00 at Shiloh. Please register for catering purposes at www.cicity.co.za.

Releasing Kings in the Marketplace (RKM): 3 June 2017, starting 09h00 at Shiloh. Please register for catering purposes at www.cicity.co.za.

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