March News Letter:
The Role of the ChurchThe kingdom of God precedes and produces the church. It is the covenanted community of Christ the king. It is made up of us, believers in Christ, rightly joined and jointed. We are placed within a body finding purpose and function. It is made up of MANY members with Christ as the head. And it is essential for kingdom expansion and execution.As the body of Christ, the church makes up one holy apostolic gathering. It is the “one sent by God” on planet earth to be His embassy, His voice expressed and hand extended. It is the purpose of the church to demonstrate the will of God in the earth. As the corporate conglomerate body of Christ the church acts as the embassy of the kingdom of God to do the work of kingdom governance.God is changing church as we have known it and that in turn will change the world. It is essential that the church understand the governance or authority of God and to execute it in our lives individually and corporately. The church’s role is vital in helping people find placement and purpose. The church helps those born into the kingdom find family so that they may grow up healthy, with healthy families who influence communities.We want to be an apostolic people, and an apostolic house must evangelize and disciple. There are three types of evangelism: Friendship evangelism has a constant result as we are faithful and true in our lifestyle. Cold case evangelism involves dialogue and debate about truths and the gospel of kingdom. Prophetic power evangelism is the dynamic touch of God for a person (ex. healing and deliverance)As the church comes into alignment we will become changers of the world. Church as we know it is preventing church as God wants it to be and it must be reformed and reordered so it can be what God wants it to be and do. Reformation has happened and is happening.
Article developed from a message given by Apostle Dave Viljoen, 2/26/13 during Apostolic Impartation.
FoAWC International is located at 28 N Old Kings Road Palm Coast, FL 32137Mailing address: for AWC is 18 Farnum Lane, Palm Coast, FL 32137r full message go to awcinternational.org
What is the Church? By Jacqueline Viljoen
Well before I break it down and define that church is not a nounLet me expound and declare where the church is found.As a building is made up of many bricks laid upon foundationIts positioned in a structure that cannot be shakenThe company of pieces coming together to make one is the beginning of this understanding of what was purposed through the SonIt’s not a denomination, an organization or congregationBut rather a gathering of believers who make up a holy nationFitted together in one divine planIt’s the cohesive force made up of living stonesIf you're attending church you're out of the will of God,because how can you attend something that you are.Spectating from the crowd or warming pewshas never changed the world or spread the good newsSo first we have the kingdom,it’s God's government’s administration which producesin its entity the church as a nationSo church evident on earth is like an embassy of the Kingdomexecuting its order and decreeing its wisdomIt’s a people not a place;It’s living not fake.It’s alive and working not religiously broken.It moves in power and operates in authority.It doesn’t have limits and it knows no boundaryIt cannot be built by mortal hands and it’s not governed by the democracy of manHe said in His word that this Church HE WILL BUILDand with power and glory it will be filled.It’s this living masterpiece that withstands gatesovercomes evil and testifies against hateBecause it’s defined by love and governed by graceIts administration is peace and doorway is praiseIt breaks the limitations of the laws regulationsIts freedom and power not bound by constitutionsSo man that has attempted to build a structure of conformityyou have only excavated your own calamityYou have tamed the Lion of Judah and put yourself firstand failed to introduce Christ through the church to the earthThe church is a practical administrationof His will in demonstration.We uphold a standard of a heavenly natureas we are given authority to govern every living creature.Church has a clear Christology not caught up in religious form or liturgyIts awakened to relationship and understands its true identitySynergy of purpose that exceeds localityfound in the image of the father and ordained with heavenly poweras the sum of the parts is cohesively greaterThe purpose of the gathering is to hear the voice of God.Not to satisfy a personal needbut to herald his instruction and heedto the downloads of statutes, ordinance and judgmentand be his will on earth executing his government.
What song do you carry? B.J. Castaldo, Palm Coast
I was driving to work a few weeks ago and I kept hearing, "What song are you carrying with you today?" Another question I would always think about was, "what song is He singing to you today?" And better yet, “What song am I singing back?”I have roughly a 35-40minute drive every day to work. I find that music is a huge part of driving experience. I genuinely love music! I've found that my day is a lot different if I "forget" to speak/sing with the Father. I manage, sure... but my quality of life is diminished, my temper, thought process, my attitude, my discernment are all not as they should be. This is the complete opposite when we (God and I) sing to each other. This is where the music comes in. I've always believed that music opens a door... It's your choice what kind of door gets opened. For example if I started singing "let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor" it will OBVIOUSLY have a different effect than if I sing "You're wonderful, beautiful, glorious, You're matchless in every way" - you can imagine which doors were opened with each kind of music that we listen to. I consider regular music as an essential part of life how much more is His “tune” essential to life more abundant. Listen to Him, hear His song... Let it change your mind, attitude, heart. And then sing back!
Minsters of the New Covenant by Anne Bradshaw, Palm Coast
Every believer is to be a minister of the New Covenant, the Gospel of the Kingdom. And to be effective we are responsible to deal with those things that hold us back. Hebrews 12:1 says, “…throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” That includes things from our past or present that would try to ensnare us by way of frustration, anger, fear, manipulation, anxiety or distraction.Second Corinthians 3:2-6 says, “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody… written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” Human hearts respond to human hearts. They do not relate well to tablets of stone because stone is lifeless. For the letter alone kills as it only reveals and does not provide life, but the Spirit reveals AND gives life. God’s desire is for us to have life and have it abundantly so he gave us his Spirit. He created us to exist in relationship with one another.Because the kingdom of God is relational, we must maintain relationship as best we can by living at peace without compromise of the truth. Our best testimony is the way we live out what we believe to be true as it has been revealed to us by the Spirit. For example, since the command from Christ is to love one another, then we cannot simply walk away or ignore someone we disagree with or who disappoints us. We cannot base our love for one another on how well they love us in return. We must be willing to be open and honest as well as accepting. We must be willing to pray for and respond to one another with sensitivity and discretion.As ministers of the Gospel we are to be lights shining into the darkness showing the way to the better life Christ offers. This life is offered through healing and reconciliation and sometimes we must be the one to take the first step. It is the Gospel of Christ within us that offers hope and love to others. This is what pierces in the darkness in the world around us. Salvation and reconciliation is for everyone and we get to participate in the transformation of individual lives from sin and death to life and liberty when we respond with love for one another.
AWC International is located at 28 N Old Kings Road Palm Coast, FL 32137Mailing address: for AWC is 18 Farnum Lane, Palm Coast, FL 32137
Deborah’s Winter Tea
Deborah’s Winter Tea was held on Feb 23rd and it was a lovely and special time of fellowship and remembering. Cindy Braden gave a lovely tribute and explanation of how the teas got started and how she was commissioned to keep them going by Deborah Viljoen in her memory. It is clear that Cindy has all that it will take continue with the wonderful seasonal celebration of life and liberty. Everyone invited loved the tea and is looking forward to returning for the next one.Hats are the “in thing” at the teas. Many lovely creations showed up. The ladies went out of their way to make many of the beautiful creations themselves.The event was catered by a local French café called La Craperie CafeAlso available was a table of goodies to choose from. Everyone who wanted to brought something to share.We also had a fashion show.Bridal dresses from long ago and not so long ago. Young women and girls wore their own dress, a friend’s, or a mother’s. It was fun to remember and honor the covenant of marriage.
Ministry SchoolBy Kelli FischbachOkay, here is a plug for AWC School of Ministry.... I love it, I love it, I love it! The school has caused me to look into the word for myself and not just be spoofed but to have clear understanding as I stand on my own two feet. I find a desire to be in the word profound and a hunger for understanding and wisdom unquenchable. I am challenged with homework and with opportunity to teach and share my testimony.... I am grateful for my tent pegs of understanding to be enlarged. I strongly encourage anyone to come on board and learn what the scripture really says and come to AWC School of Ministry. ~ Kelli Fischbach
Palm Coast Classes Resume Monday @ 7PM (in progress) “Prophetic Power Evangelism” Instructor: Apostle Dave ViljoenContact J.J. Viljoen to Register
Seminars are available: (cost involved): $50/ person and $75 for couple (or $150 for school credit)Seminars available include: Kingdom Finances, Covenant Relationships, Praise and Worship and Leadership
If you are interested in beginning school in your area or hosting a seminar contact J.J. ViljoenEmail:
Covenant Relationships SeminarOn March 1st through the 3rd the Covenant Relationships Seminar was held in Southport, Florida at Kingdom Life Ministries, (Pastors Becky and Larry Owens). This was not only a wonderful time to gather and fellowship; it was also a reflective time of growth and victory. Twenty eight ministry students as well as others from the local community came to learn what Covenant Relationships was all about. How do covenant relationships affect the local worshipping community? We found there to be a profound difference between what is often practiced among believers and what God the Father has designed for us to experience. It was a welcome relief to know that what our spirits desire is truly possible with help of Holy Spirit within.
“Too many people have the concept that membership in a local church is not much different from membership in a secular club. For example, in a secular club you pay your membership fees, then you elect your committee, then you attend when you feel like it, and complain when you want to as an exercise of your democratic right. In the church, we pay our tithes, elect our committee (deacons) and then complain and attend when we want to. In the church, there has to be commitment of people to Christ and as a consequence of this, a commitment to people.” ~Apostle Dave ViljoenThank you to Kingdom Life Ministries for hosting this weekend. We all learned so much about God, His relationship with us, One another and God’s plan for us to live as the people of God. Through Covenant relationships we learn to not only give, but also to receive that which God has for us. We do this through and with our Brothers and Sisters with whom we are joined and jointed as one in Christ.And thank you, Apostle Dave for your time and energy imparting to us the revelation and wisdom revealed to you regarding what it means to be in Covenant Relationships with one another as the Body of Christ.If you would like to book this or any other seminar in your area, please contact Jacqueline Viljoen. (See page 5 for details and seminars offered). Seminars are a great way to encourage kingdom living with in a local community. Other seminars offered include: Kingdom Finance, Leadership, and Praise and Worship.
AWC Where the church meets…Monday nights: School of MinistryTuesday nights: Apostolic Impartation (online and in person)Friday nights: Men’s Home Group (2nd and 4th Fridays)Sunday mornings @ AWC Palm Coast, FL 9:30 AM
Child care area has been added to AWC Palm Coast for Sunday mornings.
If you are in the area and have little ones (4yrs and younger), or know someone with little ones you’d like to invite, the child care area is available should it be needed. A volunteer is available to assist.
Mailing address: 18 Farnum Lane Palm Coast Florida 32137
Phone Number: 1-208-340-0757
Apostle Dave Viljoen joined Apostles George Kouri, Jerry Hester, and Rod Seago in Greer South Carolina on September 27th-29th for a powerful time of Apostolic Impartation at the Kings Conference. Three streams were represented: AWC (Apostolic Working Company), AMCI (Apostolic Ministries and Churches International) and Dominion Network in making one clear sound in the region concerning the Gospel of the Kingdom and its implications. Many gathered from North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, to New York and even California. The furthest to travel was Apostle Rod Seago from South Africa. Many others around the world who were unable to join us in person, joined us online as the meetings were broadcast live. It was an exhilarating experience to hear the same Message of Christ the King from four different perspectives. Thank you to Dominion International who hosted this wonderful event, and to the worship team members from all over who helped lead us in praise to the King of kings.
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