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What is the Coalition of Apostolic Alliances? by Joyce Geiler
It has only been in recent years that the Church has begun to see the restoration of the prophetic and apostolic giftings of the five-fold ministry Paul mentions in Ephesians 4:11-13. “ So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” In general, the church has visualized the gift of Apostle through the eyes of the church as we know it in these days. Often, the Apostle is simply a title given to one who is an overseer of pastors, a sort of head pastor at the top of the pyramid of pastors or maybe one who directs others in what they should be doing.
Even more recently, the church has begun to recognize such a thing as “ekklesia” and is still sorting out what that means. The “maturing of the body of Christ” of which Paul spoke involves the maturing of the apostolic as well as the ekklesia. Just as “ekklesia” is more than a gathering of Christians who make decrees, the apostle is more than a “chief of pastors.” The Coalition of Apostolic Alliances is the working out of the understanding of the functioning of both the apostolic and the ekklesia in Illinois.
The Coalition of Apostolic Alliances began because of the December 2018 celebration of the 200th anniversary of Illinois’ statehood in Springfield. God said if we would meet at that pivotal time in history, at that Timed Gate, He would download the government of the Kingdom and overlay it over the government of Illinois. The call was issued by Dr. Patti Amsden and apostles, prophets, intercessors, and people who care about Illinois responded. Rick Curry was the keynote speaker. Rick was the one to whom God gave the prophetic dream of the Appeal to Heaven flag that Dutch Sheets has made famous in his Appeal to Heaven conferences all across America. Rick was present when revival started a few miles from the old Cane Ridge, Kentucky meeting house as Mt. Carmel Christian Church was celebrating its 200th anniversary in late spring of 2018.
Read more at this site. Rick felt God directed him to celebrate Illinois’ 200th anniversary with those called to the celebration and at the end of the meetings, he gave Dr. Patti his worn Appeal to Heaven flag to fly in Illinois.
The Coalition of Apostolic Alliances began with an inaugural meeting in March 2019 at Sycamore where apostles and other leaders gathered to discuss and discover God’s work in Illinois. The seven thrones of iniquity first identified by Chuck Pierce were marked on an Illinois map. These thrones of iniquity were intended by God to become Freedom Outposts. They are Marion, Granite City, Springfield, Peoria, Champaign, Rockford and Chicago. The pastor from the Quad Cities asked to be included as an eighth Freedom Outpost creating a figure 8 over Illinois as was visualized at a meeting with Chuck Pierce in Moline. A second Coalition meeting was held in Chicago.
From these meetings the picture of the five-fold Apostle is developing. This apostle is not one at the top of a pyramid of pastors or churches directing the activities of those under him but he is one who undergirds the church. He is one who seeks to see the giftings developed within the local church taken out of the church building into the mountains of culture. He looks to the prophetic to identify the giftings and to the pastor and teacher to develop the giftings and then takes the people with the matured giftings to the world outside of the church. This apostle is a facilitator, helping the local church identify areas where it can impact culture and encouraging the mature sons to function in the community and territory. This apostle facilitates the development of the ekklesia in the territory to identify where and how God would have them function. The ekklesia is the called out spiritually governing body of a territory.
To that end, Dr. Patti has met with apostolic leaders in several cities to facilitate their development of their local ekklesia councils. Throughout this last year, apostolic alliances have started in Marion, Champaign, Rockford, Moline and Madison-St. Clair County (where Granite City is located.) Apostolic giftings have been identified and supported as they develop strategies for their territory. Chicago and Peoria are still being formed. Dr. Patti will be going to Springfield to facilitate their start in January.
December 9, leaders from these alliances will meet together as a coalition in Sycamore to grow together in developing the apostolic mantles in their respective territories. As the apostolic facilitates local ekklesia gatherings to function with authority in their territories, we will see more of Illinois rise up into its apostolic calling. The government of the Kingdom will begin to overlay the government of Illinois.
Gatekeepers for Illinois
Reclaiming and Releasing Historical Moves of God
Restoring Ancient Pathways
Unlocking the Region for Kingdom Advancement
Ekklesia Awakening in Illinois
Praying Over Illinois Rivers
The Progressive Income Tax in U.S. History
Graduated, Progressive, Variable Tax Structure
Honoring Those who Helped in the Flood
Illinois Treasurer and Comptroller
Jesse White, Secretary of State
Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General
Education: Home Schools
Education: Private Schools
August, 2016 .
Education: Magnet Schools
Education: Public Schools
Schools, Part 2
Criminal Justice Reform
Graduated Income Tax Revisited
Farm Subsidies: Economic Engineering
Ekklesia: Millionaires in Illinois
Ekklesia: District Map Making in Illinois
Ekklesia: Property Taxes in Illinois
Ekklesia: Broken Pension System in Illinois
Ekklesia: Fracking Revisited
Ekklesia: Media Bias
Ekklesia: Illinois Farmers
Ekklesia: A Prayer Strategy for Illinois Schools
Ekklesia: Feeding the Poor
Ekklesia: The Seven Mountains of culture and the Five-Fold Ministry of the Church
Ekklesia: Turn Around Agenda for Illinois
Christian Entertainment in Illinois
Tribute to Pastor Steve Barr
Christian Charities in Illinois
Christian Colleges in Illinois
Illinois Prayer under the Direction of Stan and Delbra Pratt
Franklin Graham and the Samaritan's Purse
October , 2015.
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