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"An APOSTLE I KNEW"
-by Grover.   

Much ado is being made about modern day apostles and prophets.
We hear of new "apostolic" networks and ministries, with their
"impartation meetings" and "apostolic anointings." Everybody who
is somebody in the body of Christ is now an apostle. Even the
prophets are becoming apostles. Maybe the pastors are becoming
prophets to fill the vacuum? Apostles are people who are sent by
God to a specific people or for a specific mission. We've often
used the word "missionary" in place of "apostle" because of the
connotation. By definition, an apostle is a "sent one."

Anyway, the Lord reminded me of a very special apostle that I
spent time with early in my Christian walk. His name was Tacho.
He was probably in his mid 50's when Edith and I met him. He had
been a laborer for most of his life, barely spoke English and was
illiterate. He and his wife (Elfida) had been Catholic most of their
lives, until meeting Jesus and being baptized in the Holy Spirit by
a supernatural encounter. When Tacho was baptized in the Holy
Spirit, he suddenly was able to read the Bible, both in English and
in Spanish. We spent a lot of time with Tacho and Elfida, mostly
in the ghettos of Mexico. I remember many times when Tacho
stood up in the streets to preach the gospel, Elfida would fall to
her knees and cry out to God, battling in the heavenlies, and the
glory of God would fall on those filty streets. Demons screamed
and left, people were healed and delivered, witches converted to
Jesus, it was a glorious time. Edith and I learned through their
example the role of husband and wife in a spiritual war that battled
for the souls and hearts of men.

I never heard Tacho speak of anything except Jesus, even in
conversations with others on the team. Jesus was his passion, his
only vision, his entire life. Elfida was always right beside him,
supporting, battling, praying for needs.
What a powerful team that
God had put together as a witness to His life and glory. These
simple people had the most profound effect on our lives. They
never elevated themselves in any manner, were always totally
humble and poured themselves out to the poor people that they
were sent to. When they weren't on the streets, they pastored
some of the little churches that met in shacks and byways. They
were always feeding the poor, taking clothing and necessities,
even giving food and Christmas presents to sometimes thousands
of children.

Edith and I didn't speak much Spanish, but we always knew what
was being preached (in Spanish) by the Spirit. Once Tacho told
me that the Spirit had told him to blow on someone and they fell
down in the Spirit. He was humbled and amazed that God would
use him like that. He truly did what the Spirit told him.

Nobody ever told Tacho that he was an apostle. He only thought
of himself as a humble servant of the wonderful God who had
saved him and filled him with His Spirit
. I believe he served
faithfully until he died as an unknown soldier of the Lord. Tacho
was the greatest example of an apostle that I have ever personally
known, though we grew up with several others who had similar
callings. Tacho was the one who was of the least value to the
world, but of immense value to the kingdom of God

I have no idea how many souls were touched by the Lord through
this precious saint
. If I had asked him, I'm sure he would have had
no idea that he had touched them. . . . he only knew that the Lord
had touched them
. I suspect that hundreds, perhaps thousands of
folks had a personal encounter with Jesus as Tacho crossed their
path. Jesus working in a simple, devoted, humble vessel that
hardly was aware of anything other than his Lord.

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***A true Apostle of the Lord without a label by mankind. So was Peter, Paul, John, James, and all whom the Lord Jesus Called into personal relationship to spead His love of deliverance and life in God the Father to be holy through Him all these years. Jesus Called Them not mankind, not religion, not self service of fleshly reputation, not to theology, not to just faith BUT TO HIM TO SHOW FORTH HIM AND HIS WILL TO SAVE TO THE GLORY OF GOD.
 

Jesus Called Them knowing their hearts and love for Him!  “Whom do you really love?” Will you come and give up your life for the love of Jesus Christ to go and show that Christ is in the world to save by following His spirit and His word and not religion or to do goody works of the Flesh.?  Are you humbled before Christ?  

“[Galatians 2:20]  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”



 

“[Galatians 3:1]  O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”

“[Galatians 5:6]  For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.”

“[Galatians 5:26]  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

“[Galatians 6:3-4]  For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

“[Galatians 6:7]  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 

[Luke 4:14-19]  And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias [Isaiah]. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written [penned of the Holy Ghost],

 

*** The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. ***   

 

Are you Christ’s Apostle, a son of God, following Christ being lead of His Spirit to lose your life in this life or Are you man’s Apostle seeking reputation and praise of men and woman, the devils nature, to keep your life in this life?  Jesus asks, “Do you love “Me”! ? Do you love…Me! ? Do you Love……Me! ?

 

“Jesus declares always, “ITS JUST YOU AND ME, TO ABIDE IN ME FOR I AM THE VINE AND WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING. I TAKE CARE OF MY SHEEP. You come follow me, walk with me, you and I alone. Love Me for I have Loved you to give you life in Me.”

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