Apostolic Stewardship Restored to the Church
By Apostle Eric vonAnderseck
I’d like to share a prophetic dream the Spirit of God ministered to Apostle Shanell Neyman August 3, 2015 and then we’ll talk the symbols represented in the dream. God is speaking to His church and to the world in these last days. Is your heart prepared for the coming of the Lord?
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
-- God ministers to the church in the following dream. Blessed are they who believe the report: “In the sky I saw the moon shaped like a bullock. I saw the color blue covering it, starting from each end and when it met in the middle. A huge clap like explosion was felt and it shook the earth. I noticed big red lips underneath the moon. I knew the rapture was going to happen in 30 minutes. Suddenly an angel came down and swept me up. I saw its mighty wings around me.” [end dream] –Apostle Shanell Neyman
Let’s look at the meaning of the symbolism revealed by the Spirit. What is the connection between the moon and the bullock and what does that have to do with the work of the Spirit in the church today?
BULLOCK – Represents the stewardship. Reading from the Testament of Naphtali 2:1-7
“For in the fortieth year of my life, I saw a vision on the Mount of Olives, on the east of Jerusalem, that the sun and the moon were standing still. And behold Isaac, the father of my father, said to us; Run and lay hold of them, each according to his strength; and to him that seizes them will the sun and moon belong.” (verses 1-2)
Judah (the tribe from whence came the kings and the King of kings, Jesus Christ) seized the moon. The moon has come to represent stewardship.
Levi (the tribe from whence came the priesthood) seized the sun). The sun has come to represent the priesthood.
Verse 6-7, “And lo, a bull upon the earth, with 2 great horns, and an eagle’s wings upon its back’ and we wished to seize him, but could not. But Joseph came and seized him, and ascended up with him on high.”
Joseph's connection to stewardship is now made and the Spirit uses this sign for the church today. Joseph was adopted and raised in Egypt to live amongst the Gentiles, outside the tribes of Israel. And the apostolic stewardship that God has restored to the church through my ministry is as Joseph. God is not using the established ministers or ministries, but using a vessel He prepared who is not counted amongst them.
Furthermore, Joseph was in prison and God by dreams and visions God communicated to him. God also communicated to me in dreams and visions to take me out of the prison of the false religious system.
God has raised a stewardship outside the normal Christian culture; a stewardship that is born of Him to deliver His people. If it was not for Joseph his brethren would have perished in the years of famine. And if it were not for the apostolic stewardship God has raised up, His people would perish.
BLUE MOON: “The term has traditionally referred to an "extra" moon, where a year which normally has 12 moons has 13 instead… Owing to the rarity of a blue moon, the term "blue moon" is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase "once in a blue moon" (quote: Wikipedia)
There have been numerous dreams and revelations over the past 20 years speaking of blue moon. God signifies the rise again of the apostolic office in the government of God. Apostolic stewardship restores the church to the covenant knowledge, tools, and priesthood of Jesus Christ.
BIG RED LIPS UNDER THE MOON: Represents the lips of charity. The priesthood is being confirmed. All believers testify of Jesus Christ in the form of prophecy after the foundation of truth has been set within their hearts. This prophecy is called “charity” in that God identified His love for us in the form of Jesus Christ and we are to reciprocate in kind. True charity expresses Christ in the utterance of His knowledge as we also read in Revelation 19:10, “for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
The Pattern: Stewardship & Priesthood
Quoting from the lesson in the Foundation Series “Apostles Separation and Cleansing”: “Moses represented spiritual government in the First Covenant. Moses was an individual selected by God to preserve knowledge and sanctify the people. This is why the Lord spoke to Moses to cleanse the Levites. God’s purpose in cleansing the Levites was to prepare them to serve Him as priests:
Num.8:5-7: "And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, 6Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.’ 7Thus shall you do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean."
After they were cleansed by spiritual government, the Levites functioned in their priesthood, serving God by the pattern, which God showed Moses; Heb.8:5: “Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.”
Moses was a type and shadow of Christ and by this example we understand the need for separation and cleansing by God’s pattern through a governmental head. Apostles (as Moses) are individuals selected by God to preserve the knowledge of Christ and sanctify the people for their priestly service to God at the altar of Jesus Christ.
All believers are called “priests” because they do priestly service to the Lord through the spiritual sacrifices of their faith (1Pet.2:5; 1Pet.2:9). Just as the Levites needed to first be cleansed by Moses before they could function in their priesthood, so must believers also be first prepared in truth before they can function in their priesthood to serve God through Jesus Christ. Moses was the knowledge steward of the Old Covenant; apostles are the knowledge stewards of the New Covenant.
Truth cleanses: Jesus is returning the church to the purity of the faith. Moses used water to cleanse the Levite priests, but Jesus uses truth to cleanse believers called to be priests of the second covenant. As He said, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you” (Jn.15:3).
Truth is a form of separation: Moses washed the Levites as a form of “separation” as we read in Lev.8:14: “Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.” Separation is always for the purpose of function. Moses separated the Levites for service unto God, in order to instruct them about how they were to function as priests to the Lord. Jesus also commanded His apostles to instruct the church saying, “Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Mt.28:20). Jesus separates us unto Himself by His government, His truth, and His Spirit.
Truth prepares the heart to serve God: Moses washed the Levites to “prepare” them to function as priests. So, too, does the washing of truth prepare the heart to serve God at the altar of Christ. By truth we are prepared to walk in righteousness; Eph.6:15: “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” We see then how truth is a form of cleansing to remove the traditions of man, how by instruction of truth the soul is separated unto the gospel of Jesus Christ, and how truth prepares the heart to serve God.” [end quote]
BIG EXPLOSION: God’s grace explodes upon the heart in a very tangible way that cannot be denied. It can be ignored, but not denied in the face of God. No one standing before the throne of God on the day of judgment can utter the lie “I did not know” for grace has its impact.
In revival meetings today there is a fakery of grace. People are seen on bended knee to feign humility before God while at the same time rejecting the stewardship and knowledge He has sent for their deliverance. God terms this stance of submission to be hypocrisy in that one is setting the terms for acceptance with God based on one’s own selection rather than submit to that which God has already given through His elected stewardship.
The prayers that that are uttered are in vain, pleading with God for intervention, pleading with God for a light to be shown to light the way, when the heart had already rejected the path of deliverance designed by God for their blessing.
The prayers for souls to be saved and to come to Jesus are for naught at these meetings, for they would make these converts two-fold more the children of derision. As they have done in generations past to wash their hands of innocent blood, so they are doing again. They themselves will not come into covenant with God and prevent those seeking truth entrance to God’s kingdom by barring the way with signs to mislead souls into their carnival tents.
30 MINUTES: This is not a time frame for the rapture, but rather reveals the closeness thereof and confirmation of Revelation 8:1, “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” The rapture takes place between the 6th and 7th seal, during this time of silence when the earth is reeling under God’s judgments, the face of Jesus is seen in the sky around the world – and the righteous, those in covenant with God and sealed with His tokens are taken from the earth to ever be with Him in the kingdom of His glory.
[Eric vonAnderseck serves the Body of Christ as a confirmed Apostle in the government of God. He is the founder of Second 8th Week Ministries & founder of the Network of Apostles Today. He is the IDCCST® Christian Education Curriculum author and author of over 100 ground breaking books and articles, spearingheading the return of the apostolic calling and anointing to the church.
Apostle Eric ministers extensively nationally and internationally. He is the pioneer of the new apostolic age and recognized as the leading authority in the fields of church growth, foundation building, spiritual gifts and spiritual warfare, and the leading voice in the transition of the church into the new apostolic season and reformation.]
Last Revised: 2016-06-19