Apostolic Commands

Apostolic Commands
Preached by Apostle Aje Pelser
Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town

Examples of apostolic commands that unlock the inherent power of God’s word.
1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
1Ti 4:2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
1Ti 4:3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
1Ti 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving;
1Ti 4:5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
A Good Servant of Christ Jesus
1Ti 4:6 If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
1Ti 4:7 But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.
1Ti 4:8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
1Ti 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.
1Ti 4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
1Ti 4:11 These things command and teach.

Command G3853 paraggellō
Thayer Definition:
1) to transmit a message along from one to another, to declare, announce
2) to command, order, charge

Apostolic Charge
2Ti 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
2Ti 4:4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
2Ti 4:5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
2Ti 4:6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Ti 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2Ti 4:8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Charge G1263 diamarturomai
Thayer Definition:
1) to testify
1a) earnestly, religiously to charge
2) to attest, testify to, solemnly affirm
2a) to give solemn testimony to one
2b) to confirm a thing by testimony, to testify, cause it to be believed
It is the same root word for martyr or witness.

In this Apostle’s Epistle, Paul is writing to his protégé Timothy and giving him his final orders and commanding him to pay attention to the important aspects of ministry. Imagine you were writing your last letter ever to someone, what would you say? Remember this! That’s really important and please above all don’t forget that!
From MBTC subject manual “Apostolic Epistles 2” –
Background
“Paul, a convicted follower of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, was very lonely in a cold Roman prison. He was virtually cut off from the world, with only Luke at his side and a few visitors, who were allowed to see him. Paul knew that he would be executed soon and wrote his final thoughts to Timothy, his spiritual son, passing on the baton of leadership to the next generation of church leaders. Paul asked his friends to visit him and asked for his scrolls and manuscripts to be brought to him. This shows that we do need the body of Christ (the church) around us to make troubled times more bearable.”
What we don’t realize is that by the time God brings apostolic anointing into your life, the mechanisms of God’s plan have come to a culmination – there is a moment when if you receive an apostolic charge, a grave command based on the present revealed truth of the matter, derived from the accurate prophetic plumb line of scripture, that you need to receive it with the gravity and formality that it is given. Form a life poured out to God for your sakes, with the over and compassion of a person wholly dedicated to see Christ formed in you.

Prophecy about the Apostolic Command
We recently received a prophecy from Prophet Nola Pelser as a church:
As I meditated on the Lord, but this morning as I was standing on the stage I just heard the hunger for the truth in this country.
There’s a hunger and this morning I understood why the Lord gave me this word this morning out of Timothy.
He opened up Timothy to me where Paul says to Timothy (and this is what I see is that because of the hunger commands are gonna come). Commands. This morning the Lord opened the scripture to me in in the book of Timothy where Paul says ‘an apostle by the command of God… Paul commanded Timothy as God commanded him. You can see commands being ushered in. We’re not very used to, we don’t like commands. Especially in I know in New Zealand you can’t command anybody. You have to ask them even if somebody that’s working with you, you have to ask them can I… or can you please do this… or can do you mind if… you know you cannot say ‘do this’ or ‘do that’.
But here He talks about command and it’s because the truth of the doctrine must be sent out purely. He commanded him to stay in Ephesus. The bible says Paul commanded Timothy to stay in Ephesus. and I believe as this command is going to go out to us, as we receive the command of the Lord, the Bible talks about commandments and He puts it in our hearts, there’s a command going on because there’s a hunger out there. The other command was, the reason why he said stay in Ephesus ‘so that you can command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer’. There’s a command and as I was standing there I just heard the hunger there’s such a hunger for the truth even the truth that was sung this morning. There’s a hunger. We’re so used to it we can get very used to it and sort of blasé about it, there’s a hunger for the truth and he commands certain he says you must command certain people not to speak false things nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Do not get involved in controversies, to promote controversies. The goal of His command is love which comes from a pure heart and a good conscious and sincere faith. The command of it and he talks about sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel as there’s such a hunger they were false men that’s gone out and taught false doctrines and false winds of doctrines.

But the command for us today as there is such a hunger is as Prophet Lynette said that God’s gonna put things into place even in our lives that we know and I believe this book on Doctrine that apostle André has finished… when the doctors told me he’s dying and I must make peace with it, his blood congealed in his body, three of his organs are shut down, there’s no hope. He said to me there’s nothing more we can do make peace Mrs Pelser. He was angry with me because he could see I was obstinate and I said no three times. And you know when I heard that he was gonna die it’s quite a reality that hits you sideways because you don’t expect it and I saw that things were not finished, and he finished that book on Doctrine so that we understand the scriptures because people are hungry. But where does it start? Desire. God give me spiritual desires.

Here are the configurations of the Apostolic Command:
1. The motive of the Command is Love
2. The context of the command is difficult times, people are lovers of self and pleasure rather than God.
3. The Gravity of the command is accurate lifestyles coupling apostolic anointing.
4. Authority of the command is the God-inbreathed Word.
5. The result of the command is that we will be better witnesses for God.

1. The motive of the Command is Love:
1Ti 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,

2. The context of the command is difficult and perilous times, people are lovers of self and pleasure rather than God. 2Ti 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2Ti 3:2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
2Ti 3:4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2Ti 3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

3. The Gravity of the command is orbiting accurate lifestyles coupling apostolic anointing.
2Ti 3:10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,
2Ti 3:11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2Ti 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2Ti 3:14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

4. Authority of the command is the God-inbreathed Word.
2Ti 3:15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

5. The result of the command is that we will be better witnesses for God.
2Ti 3:17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The fact that the charge from an apostolic sounds like the word they used for martyrdom, shows the serious nature of a charge. It is a solemn affirmation of the truth that must be lived out to its entirety, to bring about a clear testimony to those who see causing them to believe.
When you fulfil a charge and obey a command, you show your love according to Jesus words:

Joh 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Joh 15:8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
Joh 15:9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
Joh 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Joh 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
Joh 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Joh 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
Joh 15:14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.