Praise the Lord,
We are excited about the new undertaking that God has tasked us to initiate. We have a divine mandate to go into the entire world, to teach all nations, and to baptize them in Jesus’ name. The message of grace is for the entire world: people of all nations, languages, ethnicities, colors, classes and cultures. We have been given the ministry of reconciling the world back to Christ and to leave no soul unreached. The bible teaches, though, that effectively executing the mission requires anointed organization, strategic planning, training and deployment. We observe that Jesus established His kingdom by calling 12 disciples and teaching them His doctrine. And after His ascent, He dispatched them to Jerusalem to wait for the Holy Ghost. When the Holy Ghost fell on the Day of Pentecost, it infused life into the Apostles and the group of 120 waiting in the upper room; and the New Testament Church was born.
After the glorious Pentecostal experience, Peter opened the kingdom with the salvation message: Repent, and be baptized every one of you in Jesus name, and you will receive the Holy Ghost! That day, more than 3,000 souls were added to The Church. The Apostles headquartered in Jerusalem and organized fellowships in Jerusalem and Judea to preach the gospel and to teach the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the new converts. Later, winds of persecution deployed the saints throughout the uttermost parts of the world, and they spread the gospel message wherever they went. Eventually, the Holy Ghost set apart Paul and Barnabas for the job of organizing and training those groups ignited through the fires of persecution and establishing new works in other faraway fertile lands. And so it was, that through the new birth, organization, strategic planning, training and divinely initiated deployment, the New Testament Church was born and thrives today.
Our heavenly mandate is to complete this mission. We’re living in the final hours of the last day and the harvest is ripe. The global demonic insurgency that is overtaking the world requires a Last Day Evangelistic Surge infused with the Holy Ghost. By God’s grace, we will prayerfully organize, plan and train for an evangelistic thrust spearheaded by the Holy Ghost. Our objective is to increase the Kingdom of God, rescuing the lost, reconciling them back to Christ. We are come together not to build personal fiefdoms or empires, but to rescue the perishing. With one heart, one Spirit, one purpose, we have joined together to seek the mind of God concerning in this new coalition of Apostolic brethren and to stir the fires of evangelism and outreach in the hearts of each soldier ready to do a work for the Lord. We will build upon the Apostles doctrine, and our Apostolic forefathers, teaching no other gospel but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. May God richly bless and inspire each of you and bless this endeavor.
Bishop Charles E. Johnson