Sapphire Family Church

AN APOSTOLIC — PROPHETIC CHURCH DISCIPLING ITS MEMBERS TO BRING FORTH FRUIT AS THEY MOVE IN THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

This month's PROPHETIC WORD


This month's PROPHETIC WORD
 The end of lawlessness is at hand for all who  sit at My feet to learn from Me.  When busyness prevails in the lives of My  people they relinquish their rightful inheritance of peace, inner-stability  and wisdom.  Their priorities are misaligned to nurture their natural needs  in favor of their spiritual.  A regular time of even just a few minutes  without noise or other distraction will allow Me to further My work of  sanctification in your soul and spirit.  But you must cooperate with Me in  receiving My Law into your mind and heart.  This is your best investment in  the management of your time. "Do  not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to  destroy but to fulfill.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth  pass away, one jot or one tittle  [a dot or other small mark] will by no means pass  from the law till all is fulfilled.
Matthew 5:17-18 (KJV)

MINISTERS CREDENTIALS

Pastors Tom & Phyllis Reinecke have been married since 1951, have five children (all saved) and 15 grandchildren. They were saved in 1972 and baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1973. They were ordained in 1985 and raised up Faith, Hope & Love Inc. in 1986 while in Florida. This non-profit corporation is registered in Maryland and today is also known as Sapphire Family Church. After more than 20 overseas missionary trips, Tom was arrested in India in 1995 with six other Americans and charged with “using magic to heal people.” After about six hours in a chaotic Hindu courtroom, they were finally released under bail and ordered to stay in their hotel. The next day some of the Americans wanted to make a break for it to the airport, but wisdom prevailed because after three days the charges were dropped (PTL) and we were ordered to leave the country at once. Tom & Phyllis have seen the sick healed of incurable diseases, blind eyes healed, the deaf hear, the lame walk and the captive set free. They also move in the gift of prophecy, having ministered to many in the US and abroad with a personal word from the Lord. They were ordained by Christian International's Bishop Hamon in September, 1999. Their heart's desire is to see the Church be all that Jesus Christ died for it to be!

THE ORIGIN, VISION & PURPOSE


By Pastor Thomas Reinecke

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For many years Tom & Phyllis Reinecke felt that God’s plan for them was to pioneer a church in their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Immediately the Lord opened a door to pastor a small church in Palmetto, Florida,

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Suddenly the Lord spoke. Softly but very clearly and distinctly the word, "Sapphire."

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I’ve made you builders in My kingdom and you’re going to establish My work, saith the Lord thy God

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August 11, 1996, a special day!

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“To build the Church of Jesus Christ with headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland!"

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The Lord wanted them to raise up a church there named Sapphire.

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It was now God's time for Tom & Phyllis to lay the foundation for their church work in their home town.

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The significance of sapphire


The significance of sapphire
THE CHURCH IS CALLED TO BE A HABITATION OF GOD
BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF SAPPHIRE


Eph 2:19-22 declares that: “Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in Whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in Whom you also are being built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.” A description of the Church, which is destined to be the eternal dwelling place of God, is found in Isaiah 54:11 where speaking of the Church as a building, the word says: “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest and not comforted, behold I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires.”


SAPPHIRE REPRESENTS GOD'S NATURE

The following is reprinted with permission from Rick Joyner’s The Morning Star Journal:
Written by Bob Jones with Keith Davis

“The sapphire represents the Lord's Divine Nature and His Holy Character as seen in Exodus 24:10, Ezekiel 1:26, 10:1 and Revelation 21:19. In both Exodus and Ezekiel we find descriptions of sapphire under the Lord's feet, which signifies that the very foundation of all that the Lord does is built upon His Divine Nature and Holy Character. “It is the heritage of the Saints of God to receive the sure mercies of David (Isaiah 55:3, Acts 13:34), including protection from our enemies (Isaiah 54:17), the potential to become joint heirs (Romans 8:17), and the opportunity to become the habitation of God (Ephesians 2:22). This heritage was confirmed to David by the Spirit of Holiness (Psalm 89:34-36), which was also intended to advance holiness in the hearts of those who would believe. From this we see in Isaiah 54:11 the basic foundation of the house, represented by the sapphire, as the Divine Nature and Holy Character of God. It is only upon this foundation that successful Christian living or ministry can result.”


SAPPHIRE IS RECORDED 12 TIMES IN THE BIBLE

•Exodus 24:10: "And they saw the God of Israel, and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity." (Moses and the 70 elders)

•Exodus 28:18: "The second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond." (On the ephod of Aaron, the High Priest)

•Exodus 39:11: "The second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond." (Same as above)

•Job 28:5-7: "As for the earth, from it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire; its stones are the source of sapphires, and it contains gold dust."

•Job 28:12-16: "But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living. 'The deep says it is not in me'; and the sea says, 'it is not with me.' It cannot be purchased for gold, nor can silver be weighed for its price. It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire." (Speaking of wisdom)

•Song Of Solomon 5:14: "His hands are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is carved with ivory inlaid with sapphires." (My Beloved)

•Isaiah 54:11: "O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay our foundations with sapphires." (Speaking of the Church)

•Lamentations 4:7: "Her Nazirites were brighter than snow and whiter than milk; they were more ruddy in body than rubies, like sapphire in their appearance."

•Ezekiel 1:26: "And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it." (The prophet's heavenly vision)

•Ezekiel 10:1: "And I looked, and there in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim, there appeared something like a sapphire stone, having the appearance of the likeness of a throne."

•Ezekiel 28:13: "You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering; the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created." (Lucifer)

•Revelation 21:19: "And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald." (New Jerusalem)


SAPPHIRE IN THE NATURAL

The Sapphire is a transparent gem, a variety of the mineral corundum. The best-known variety of sapphires has blue tints but sapphires exist in all the colors of the rainbow. The sapphire is second only to the diamond in hardness. For this reason the stone is often used as an abrasive or polishing agent. As the sapphire stone is used in the natural for polishing, Tom and Phyllis understood that Jesus Christ desires to use this work to polish His Bride into a reflection of His divine nature and holy character, so as to be equipped to give unprecedented witness to the world, and be ready to meet its Bridegroom. An emphasis on Godliness and full participation in the work of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ on earth would be made to fulfill this purpose.

CALENDAR


Prophetically Speaking

Prophetically Speaking

PERSONAL PROPHECY OFFERED TO FIRST TIME VISITORS

The Lord began restoring His Church in the days of Martin Luther.

To date this renewal has included

The doctrines of salvation by grace to be ‘born again’ —

Baptism by immersion — sanctification for holiness — evangelistic zeal —

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit to pray in a new language —

Moving in the gifts of the Spirit —

And restoration of the apostle and prophet

To co-labor with the evangelist, pastor and teacher,

To equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11).      

     

 Today, the mission of this ministry is to inspire God’s people

To awaken to this ongoing renewal and manifest the Gospel of the Kingdom

In the Marketplace, as well as in the Church. 

Jesus taught that this would happen before the end of the age,

When He comes again to Rule (Mt 24:14). 

 

We believe the days of the Church spectator and one man leader have passed.

  The Lord desires everyone to be actively witnessing for Him.

A good way to begin to know His will and move out into your ministry (Mt 7:21)

 Is to learn to discern His Voice (John 10:4).

Everyone has weekly opportunity to "hear" then share His voice in the activation.

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GOD'S REFINING FIRE


A DREAM

A DREAM

Given to Tom Reinecke

            It was in the early morning hours that I had a visitation from the Lord. It began with a dream in which I was entering the back door of a house built on a steep mountainside. There were many Christian people there with something spiritual trying to take place, but I am not sure what it was, or why I was even there. I was being led around by a man and woman whom I believed were the pastor and his wife as I walked from room to room looking around and greeting people. However, there was a noticeable lack of Christian love and fellowship of the Holy Spirit among the people, and I felt a sense of bewilderment as they seemed to be spiritually dead.

            In the dream I next found myself standing outside in front of the house with the pastor. I observed that the front yard rose up the steep mountainside to a road which was about 75 feet further up the mountain. Then I turned back toward the house to thumb-tack a handwritten notice I'd found in my hand onto the wooden railing on the front porch.

            At that point I was startled to suddenly see bright flashes of white light upon the front of the house somewhat like the quick pulsating light of a welder's torch. At the same time I heard a frightful grunting noise from the pastor who stood nearby looking uphill toward the road. As I turned around in wonderment, I immediately fell to my knees and lifted my arms in reverential worship, for up on the road was the awesome spectacle of the Glorious refining fire of God! Instantly my total being was captivated and consumed in worship to this splendorous presence of the Living God!

            At once, this stately Train of Fire began proceeding majestically with supernatural precision from left to right on the narrow road. The flames in the front part, about a fifth of its 25 foot length, were sovereignly leaping upward some 15 feet high. They were waving in an undulating fashion in leading this glorious procession of the consuming Fire of God. The remainder of the Train consisted of Fire from hundreds of bright white cylinders about three inches in diameter and five feet high. These flame-shooting pipes were set in precise rows from side to side and front to rear in an unfathomable display of God's perfect unity. Six feet high flames were shooting straight up from these awe-inspiring vessels of God's Fire

            The train had a symmetrical unity and covered the road from side to side. While its overall color was bluish-orange, it looked transparent in the front where it rose up so majestically. I watched in awe as it paraded along with a quick cadenced like military perfection, appearing like a Grand and Glorious Train of God's Presence, in the form of His Holy Fire.

            Then I saw more of the very same fire on a distant secondary road on the mountain. This Fire was heading to merge together with the Fire I saw on the front road. Both Fires were forging ahead in such grandeur, I knew without question that this was the awesome, refining Fire of the Almighty God! No earthly fire could ever display such perfectly defined and complete majesty!

            In the dream I then saw two 50's era sedan autos on the road speeding away from the fire, one behind the other. They were wildly fleeing as the Fire was about to overtake and engulf them like a giant ocean wave. It seemed that the cars were filled with people who were terrorized by the Fire. As I watched, the first car ran off the road at high speed down the mountainside heading for destruction into some large trees. The other raced recklessly straight ahead to an impending doom. I sensed a terrible terror and frenzy in the cars as they were desperately trying to escape.

            The fire, from which I felt no heat, was confined to the roads in this very short dream which then ended suddenly. In that my full attention was affixed to the glorious grandeur of the refining Fire and the fleeing autos, I have no further recollection of the pastor with whom I was standing.

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THE MESSAGE

THE MESSAGE


            I awoke and pondered this wondrous dream the Holy Spirit had given. It was 2:59AM as I sat up on the side of my bed lifting my hands in worship. At this time I had a greater reverential fear of God than I'd ever known and instinctively I proclaimed the name of Jesus, the Blood, and the Holiness of God. I thought that Jesus or an angel was going to appear and I felt so small, so puny in the fear of the Lord, in comparison to His greatness and vastness.

            I soon began to praise and worship Him with His Word as recorded in the Psalms.  I felt a sense of sorrow for those who don't know the Word of God, because I felt they may be very limited or unable to worship fully when they stand before His presence. Yet there seemed to be a muddling of my thoughts and I experienced some difficulty in trying to speak. Nevertheless, as the time went on, I began to feel a bit of comforting compatibility with my Creator, and I began to sense the goodness and mercy of the Father's heart toward me.

            Then I felt the impression,“Write, write, write.” So I picked up my flashlight, pencil, and writing pad and prostrated myself in reverence before the Lord. It was with unprecedented anticipation that I began to write the following words that were impressed upon me. They came just a few at a time and took almost an hour for me to receive and record. I asked God to allow me to record only what He had said. Accordingly, I am comfortable and compelled to share this as a word from the Lord!

            “The Day of My return is near. Therefore I want you to proclaim that I am God and beside Me there is no other. That in Me is life and in Me alone. I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly and I am coming again. Be aware (or beware) lest I come and smite you with a curse.(I spontaneously and incredulously interjected, ‘Me Lord’?) No. You are My servant and all may be My servant but the choice is theirs.

            “In the beginning, My plan was to redeem all mankind from the grip of the enemy, and it is still My heart's desire that it would be so. But tell My people that only those who have faith in My Name will I draw unto Myself. The rest will I smite with a curse.I Am the God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob and from within Me came My Son Jesus. I Am the God of Jesus — I Am Jesus!”

            “In Me there is fullness of life (write, In Me there is fullness of life) and apart from Me is fullness of death. Tell My people, tell all people that My heart's desire is that they come to Me. I will in no wise cast them out as they come to Me — I mean — come to Me with all their heart, not just a piece of it. Unless they give Me their heart to refashion, even as a potter refashions the clay. Tell everyone that I will water the clay of their heart that I may refashion it unto the fashion of My heart. It is only those who surrender, who allow Me. “I am finished, I am finished, I am finished.”

            With the visitation now over, I slowly got up from the floor and returned to my bed, astonished but very much humbled. It was about 4:20 A.M. I soon awoke at 8:00 A.M. with a trembling and shaking in my entire body which remained throughout most of the next day. Tears were flowing as I shared this visitation with my wife.

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THE INTERPRETATION

THE INTERPRETATION

THE INTERPRETATION

            The interpretation of the dream began to come the next day. I knew that the Fire was the refining fire of Jesus Christ, but now I had a greater understanding that it is at work in the Church today, in preparation for His soon return: But who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness” (Mal. 3:2-3).

            In that in the dream I saw a measure of the Glory of the Lord in the Fire, I rejoiced to find my experience similar to one that occurred in real life to the children of Israel as told in Exodus 24:17, "The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming Fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel." This Scripture exactly describes what I saw and felt in the dream.

            The transparency in the higher reaches of the fire pictured the total pureness of God to the end that His people become transparent also (pure), like Him: “But as he which has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15).

            The road was the highway for God's people: “A highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for the redeemed” (Isaiah 35:8 AMP). The secondary road with the fire signified there was no way of detouring around God's fire on the Highway of Holiness. If one is going to stay on it, they will go through the fire!

            The house on the mountainside represented the church whose members were not taking part in the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus. Neither was the Holy Spirit at work creating new wineskins in the people for present truth ministry, leaving them empty and cold. The handwritten notice I was posting on the front of the house was a (condemnation notice) about the church meetings taking place there. This signified that the house was unsafe for spiritual habitation, much like an unsafe deteriorating house in the natural would be posted because of the danger of its collapse.

            I prayed for understanding of the 50's automobiles and felt that they represented churches which were on the Highway of Holiness but clinging to traditions of the past. Why were they wildly fleeing God's fire in terror, one racing off the road into disaster, and the other headed for a similar fate? I felt the Lord was showing that many of His people were clinging to traditions of the past and succumbing to the enemy's fear of serving Him in Holiness and newness of purpose. Therefore they were losing their soundness of mind and self-control in this matter: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7). As a result, they were trying to escape the Baptism of Fire which Jesus came to give (Luke 3:16), and disallowing His will for their lives. The Lord was showing that this can lead to a falling away from His Way into wreckage of His plans and purposes for their lives and destiny.

            If you are having struggles with any or all of the concerns the Lord has raised in this dream and message please receive our prayer now: Lord Jesus, I hereby pray for this one and all who may be in the same position as those in the mountainside house and/or fleeing cars that I saw in the dream, or any other issues addressed in Your message. Pour out Your Spirit upon them I pray so that they may "taste and see that the Lord is good"(Psalm 34:8), and experience "Your mercy which endures forever" (Psalm 106:1). Let revival begin Lord, let revival begin!

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A Prayer to Become God's Servant

A Prayer to Become God's Servant

            Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of the Living God and that by reason of Your suffering, death and resurrection You are the giver of eternal life. I believe that you died for my sins and you are coming again soon, and I pray that You draw me unto Yourself. I come to You with my whole heart and ask that You water it and refashion it into a heart like Your own, and cause me to be Your servant. I renounce all fear of going through Your refining Fire and ask that You purify my heart even as yours is pure. Deal with me according to Your Word in Psalms33:13-15:  "The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; he fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works."

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