2021/6/30 Era of God’s Ekklesia—Workers Outside the “Church”

Ron Sawka Ministries

June 30, 2021; Tammuz 20, 5781

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Era of God’s Ekklesia—Workers Outside the “Church”


“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph. 4:11–12).


What an amazing new era we have been shifted into! God’s people, His ekklesia, are arising and carrying His glory into the marketplace and wherever they go. When Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12), He wasn’t only talking about leaders—but about anyone who believes in Him.


This is how the early church grew so rapidly. Every believer was being used by God daily. They were experiencing what Jesus proclaimed in Matthew 16:18 when He said, “The gates of Hades shall not prevail (be able to shut you out) against it.”


Yes, the apostles and all the various leaders played an important role. They did the teaching of the word of God, as well as imparting, demonstrating, and activating. But the real growth was because of the spontaneous ministering and sharing by every believer, of whom it was said: “Continuing daily… breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart” (Acts 2:46). When persecution arose and they were scattered, it didn’t slow anything down because “those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:4).


I find that most church leaders are cognizant of the fact that God has been in the process of restoring His church and preparing it. But what many don’t seem to realize is He is equipping these believers to be used primarily outside the “church,” just like the early believers were. And not understanding this severely restricts things. Let me explain.


Ministering “inside” the church requires coordination, order, and protocol. Naturally, we follow the leaders and their guidelines, or chaos and confusion will quickly arise. It’s the responsibility of church leaders to make sure there is order. Leaders need to check to make sure those who will minister or assist are ready and able. It’s a process and can take time. Jesus took His twelve disciples through a process.


But that’s different from much of what the early believers did. It seems that everywhere they went, they gladly and simply shared the good news. They were doing what Jesus told the man delivered from a legion of demons to do: “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you” (Mark 5:19).


Thus, the early believers willingly opened their homes and shared meals and the good news of the gospel with their friends. They weren’t shy about praying for the sick or for whatever needs people might have had.


Miracles and teachings of the apostles and other leaders shook the cities and brought breakthrough, but the ingathering of the harvest and the rapid spread of the kingdom of God occurred because every believer was joyfully and actively involved.


I believe this is what the Lord has long been aiming at and is now achieving. I believe this is what His ekklesia is so excited about. I believe this is why prophetic activation, as well as healing-and-miracles activation are so important. Of course I’m happy and grateful when my activation and training cause you to be a better church minister. But I know the bigger picture is that every believer who gets activated and confident in hearing the word of the Lord is then able to minister activation or healing to their own family and friends. Then they too can start coming to church to be taught in the word of God.


This is the new era that we find ourselves in. It’s not just a season, because seasons are cyclical and come and go. It is an era—the era of the restored church when every believer moves in the calling and ministry God has for them. It’s a calling to carry His glory wherever they go and see the spread of His kingdom.


Thanks for praying and standing with us for greater harvest than ever before!


Ron and Teddy


Tammuz—The Fourth Month of the Hebrew Year 5781, June 11–July 9, 2021

You May Be Tested, but Make Sure you Shine


This month is about making sure you shine, and one major key is the words that come out of our mouths. We must be positive, stay in joy, and keep speaking with faith and expectation about the promises God has given us. Last month, Sivan, was about how much God wants to bless us. It’s His promise to us because of His covenant with us. Don’t be surprised if you are tested. Actually, we can all expect to be tested. How will we respond? Be sure to respond with faith and joy.


The blessings for the month of Tammuz may be found here.


This Week’s Broadcast Schedule


Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.


  • MPP, Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m., English/Japanese (No MPP July 1–2, Thurs.–Fri)

  • Fri., July 2, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Apostolic for Russia, English/Russian

  • Sun., July 4, 8:30–9:30 p.m., Raising and Releasing the Eagles, English/Chinese


Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is held Monday–Friday morning from 6:00–6:45 a.m. (Japan time) in English and Japanese.


  • No MPP July 1–2 (Thurs.–Fri.). Scheduled monthly rest.


You can join the live broadcast via Facebook (Ron’s public page), or can access the other channels to view the recording at your convenience:


MPP Japanese Facebook

MPP YouTube


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