APOSTLES IN NAME ONLY: The Lord Must Lay the Plumb Line Again

APOSTLES IN NAME ONLY: The Lord Must Lay the Plumb Line Again

I received this word on May 11, 2023 for a select group of Apostles in the Body of Christ. Apostles, whom the Lord calls “In Name Only”.   


The Lord says there are group of men and women who were ordained apostles, however they do not carry the full credentials of an apostle, so He called them, “In Name Only” at this time.  He says they were advanced up the ranks very quickly, some being ordained before their time, and carrying the title Apostle, even demonstrating signs, wonders and miracles.  He says although their calling is sure, they still need more training to be found true apostles in the body of Christ.  He is soon sending them away to their Arabia experience, like the apostle Paul was sent for the space of 3 years. (Galatians 1:17,19) This will be a Kairos season for you, and each experience will be unique to that minister in that season.  Some will be away weeks, some months, some years. The Lord said, He will place you under a mentor and will highlight this person to you.  This person will be able to impart to you much wisdom, revelation, understanding as well as anointing.  He will stir up the gift of God in you in a new and living way, changing your ministry in such as way that had you not gone, you would never be able to see the level of breakthrough in the people you're sent to.  He states that though your spiritual education has been spotty at best, God is still looking to grow you up in the things of God so that you can establish government in His kingdom.  Because this is a foundational office gift, He is so invested in making sure you are established so that you can reach the high calling. 

You are His workmanship….

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

He says, He knows some of you have been longing for this, and realize there are inadequacies in your ministry, and He wants to bring you to fullness and maturity in your calling,  

The scripture He referenced to me was: 

Revelation 2:2 (KJV, NASB)
‘I know your deeds and your labor and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil people, and you have put those who call themselves apostles to the test, and they are not, and you found them to be false;

That when you encounter the fiery trial, as He is with you, He wants you to be found TRUE, not false.


And so due to this, He says, He is laying down the plumbline.  That this select group needs the plumbline laid down again to establish correction among you in order that you may rightly divide the Word and not be found in error.

Amos 7: 7-8
7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:




A Plumbline is:

  • (Oxford Dictionary) a line with a plumb attached to it, used for finding the depth of water or determining the vertical on an upright surface.

  •  (Merriam Webster) line (as of cord) that has at one end a weight (such as a plumb bob) and      is used especially to determine verticality.

    Plumbline in the Bible: Amos the prophet was given a vision of a plumbline which would become the symbol of the standard by which God’s people would need to live by. It represents a standard by which the faithful need to live, and a measure from which divine judgment is gauged. 


    God emphasized holiness, priesthood, fasting and prayer. He emphasized rightly dividing the Word, knowing the Word for yourself in its wholeness, full gospel, entirety.  I realize that once your ministry is flowing and there is fruit you're bearing, it is very hard to “get away” for continuing education. But just as it is in every career, there are ways we gain hours for continuing ed or attend conferences for continuing ed, God is faithful to show you who you are sent to.  He is faithful to highlight, if you will, that person who you are called to be under for a season.  He says my servants walk by faith and not by sight.  He will direct a moving vessel. So enter the place of prayer, continue with your daily life and He will shine the light on what you’re to do next. 

    This foundational office gift cannot go awry! It cannot go sideways!  The Word says “if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

    Apostles must walk in holiness, righteousness, meekness, and enlarge their capacity to walk out the vision God has given them.  If they themselves are double-minded, in sin, perverting scripture, and boasting over the things of this life, how can they impart to the body of Christ what is pure?

    The Word says: (Jeremiah 31:29, Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32) the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. 

    They must be pure themselves, in order to establish government in the body of Christ.

    Titus 1: 15-16
    15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
    16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

    Another example is in the book of Zechariah, when Zerubbabel needed to rebuild the temple.  In Zechariah 4:10, He used a small plumbline to establish the foundation and ensure it is correct. Thus, God is laying a plumbline now, re-establishing your foundation to ensure you and your ministry are correct.

    God is jealous over His people, especially those in the five-fold whom He’s invested much in. I once read in a book, the preparation of the minister is far better than the preparation of a sermon. I pray we all reach that high calling in Christ Jesus! God Bless You all!

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