EUROPEAN APOSTOLIC SUMMIT May 2019
EUROPEAN APOSTOLIC SUMMIT 24.-26.5.2019 REPORT
Round Table gathering at House David, Austria Päivi Heikkilä
This first European Apostolic Summit was a start for a rather big undertaking from the Lord, to reform the governmental structures and customs in His Church in Europe towards the more similar ways we see the early church had. The Lord is calling us to the first deeds, those His Church had in the beginning.
His purpose is the fivefold ministry to edify the saints for the building of the Church "till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the fullness of Christ." (Eph. 4:11-13). And He will "present her (the Church) to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish." (Eph. 5:27).
For this to take place, He is restoring the ways of the early church in governmental practices;
- He is gathering together His apostles, prophets and elders to seek Him for His Church on how to connect the fivefold ministry with local churches (Acts 15 and 16).
- He is also transforming the one pastor - model in local churches towards the model of elders together (Acts 20:28). We have seen that the one pastor model has become a barrier for the Church to receive apostles and prophets. We have to get the apostles and prophets to be connected with the elders.
If this governmental reformation don't take place, the Church of Christ, the saints, keeps on being forsaken under the one pastor, separated from apostles and prophets the Lord has sent for His Church. Saints will not be able to grow to the full measure of Christ without the fundamental offices of apostles and prophets. There is a danger also most of them not to be ever able to fulfill the commandments the Lord gave to His followers! They have to be transformed from a merely sheep to a strong warhorse for the Lord!
The task is huge, and to begin is often the most difficult step, but once you have put your feet to the path, it will lead you forward. We know whatever is born of God, will overcome! All He does will success! The first step has been taken, and He will surely lead us to the fulfillment of His purposes in the matter. But we have to go this way by faith, and be ready to resist the devil in order to overcome. For this we need wisdom and discernment from the Lord, to be able to understand how He is leading, and to unveil the devices of the adversary. We are praying Him to gather those workmen He has purposed and called for this task, so that we can see together and work together successfully.
This means we need to submit to each other in Him, and see His map for the common task, and put away our own maps given to us for our personal ministries.
We don't expect this reformation to be possible in those Christian structures, which have already become hard wine skins, and are not able to receive from the Holy Spirit in a measure required for a change. We see 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 taking place all around us; "... for that Day (the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition..."
Lord Jesus is gathering the Remnant out of the sleepy/dead religious structures to be transformed and made perfect, a glorious Church, and finally His Bride. Rev. 11:1; "And I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying: Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there."
The real Ecclesia has to come out from their “father’s house”, like He called Abraham, and to join the living and awake Body of Christ. God will show us how, and when, to blow the trumpet in Zion for this, so that the “Jonathans” would not anymore go back to “their father’s house” to die there, like Jonathan did with Saul, without seeing the King, let alone to being closest to Him! (Jonathan and David, 1 Sam. 23:14-18 + 1 Sam. 31:2)
In addition of these European Summits of apostles, prophets and elders, where we will get the road map of His strategies for the mission, there will probably later be also open gatherings for all the fivefold ministers in different countries in Europe.
The goal is to model in Europe a governmental collaboration of apostles, prophets and elders, serving the Church to be prepared and governed His End Time Church, able to fulfill His command on earth. This will lead gradually to the access of all those in fivefold ministry to equip the saints in local churches.
To administrate this whole mission in a proper way, we have started to form a team to plan and to lead the Summits;
Anderson Williams (Trinidad), Adrian Lowe (UK), David Loula (Czech), Otniel Luca (Romania) and Päivi Heikkilä (Finland).Our host at House David is Juliana Bosma (Austria).