About Us -
Swordgraphics.com
We chose to name this site Swordgraphics because we feel it best reflects our approach
and ministry style. The sword represents the bible. In
(Ephesians 6:17.) we're directed
to take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
The word graphics means to make a clear or vivid picture by writing, inscribing, or drawing.
It's our desire that the Word of God be enlightened by his Holy Spirit, so that we as
believers have revelation knowledge.    
(Ephesians 3:16-19.)

We believe that the bible is the written word of God. It is a letter written to mankind.
Like any letter it conveys the thoughts, intents, and emotions of the writer.
It's intended to point the way. Just like a treasure map. Would you be happy if you
had a real treasure map, believed and knew it to be a real treasure map. Shared it with
your friends and relatives and yet never made a move in the direction the map told you to go.
Would you be happy just having the knowledge of  a treasure out there somewhere?  
I don't think so. I think you know that you'd only be happy if you went out and found the
treasure itself. The bible is a lot like the treasure map. It points the way, shows the way,
but is not the end in itself.  Jesus himself spoke of such a situation in
(John 5:39-40.)
"Ye search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are
they which testify of me. And  ye will not come to me that you might have life."
   
The bible is the map. Jesus himself is the treasure. It is our hope to point you to the map,
but that you ultimately find the treasure.
(2 Corinthians 4:5-6.)           

There's really only one road worth following.
That's the road that leads to life. And the road that
leads to life, always leads to Christ.
  I John 5:11-12

We deem Swordgraphics to be a prophetic ministry. Prophetic is not to be
misunderstood to just mean prophesying or telling the future. That is just a part.
Prophetic ministry is to point the way, to lead into, or to build up people, according
to Gods purpose. It means to empower people, to encourage them, to edify them and
to correct and exhort as necessary.
The greatest prophet who was John
(Matthew 11:9-11.), until the one greater than him,
Jesus himself, both came declaring the same thing.
Repent. (Matthew 3:2,4:17.
Turn from whatever is leading you away from God and turn your heart to God.  
Not only do we as individuals need to repent but some churches in America need
to repent as well.  
Jesus said in (Matthew 10:41.)  "He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a
prophet shall receive a prophets reward. "
In the old testament the prophet Jehoshaphat spoke to the people of Judah and
Jerusalem,
"Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established;
believe his prophets, so shall ye
prosper."  ( II Chronicles 20:20b.)

Our hope is that you will take the time to read
through our website and that it will ultimately
be a blessing to you. God Bless You.

What does it mean to receive a prophet’s reward? Well,  first let us
establish by Gods word that it is Gods will that Prophets are a part of his plan for
the New Testament church and not done away with after the last of the original
12 Apostles. For that’s what some in the church contend, that Apostles and Prophets
were done away with after Christ’s era. Herein lays the problem with a lot of the
Christian churches in America.
We know that Judas because he betrayed Christ, killed himself, and his spot among
the other 11 apostles, was replaced by Matthias.
(Acts 1:26)  The Apostles would
then be back to the original number of 12. Then how do we immediately explain the
13th Apostle chosen by Jesus himself, the Apostle Paul, who went on to write much
of the New Testament?  
First let’s establish Gods will about Apostles and Prophets.
(1 Corinthians 12:28-30 “And God hath set in the church first Apostles,
secondarily Prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing,
helps, governments, diversities  of tongues.” So we see it is God’s will for
the New Testament church.
Read (Ephesians 4:8-17).  You read it first, and then follow along as I paraphrase
by highlighting key points.
Jesus, when he went up to heaven gave gifts to men.
 (Eph.4:8)
These gifts, were offices of ministry gifts (which many refer to as the 5 fold ministry gifts)
which include the Apostles and Prophets.
 (Eph.4:11)
For the perfecting (maturing) of the saints, to do the work of the ministry, and for the
building up of Gods people.
 (Eph.4:12)
To keep sharing these gifts till we’re unified not by church doctrines but by the
knowledge of Christ and what he wants us to know. To be a mature man even to  
the point of being like Christ himself.
 (Eph.4:13)
The enemy Satan knows that his complete and total defeat lies only in this unity,
knowledge and love by the believers and so he sends men with confusing doctrines
to throw us off track.
  (Eph.4:14)
When we come together as a true body of believers based on the Apostles doctrine
and in the Spirit of love we will be grown up or mature even as Christ was.
(Eph.4:15-16)
For the most part we know what functions the pastor, evangelists and teachers  
have in the church, but what do the Apostles and Prophets do?
“And we are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building
fitly framed together groweth up unto a holy temple in the Lord. In whom
ye also are being built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.”
(Ephesians 2:20-22)

First and foremost, Apostles and Prophets preach, teach and reveal the truth of
who Jesus is according to Gods word. He is the cornerstone and the plumb line
of truth,
(Isaiah 28:16-17) everything has to square up with who Jesus is.  

(1 Corinthians 3:10-11).  Secondly, they lay a foundation for any future building
around the doctrine of Christ’s person. Now this foundation is not what men have
laid out, but knowledge that Christ himself wants the church to know so they can
begin to grow. What is that knowledge? The knowledge that every Christian should
know are these foundational principles he calls milk.
(Hebrews 5:12 – 6:3)

Before we go on with Hebrews let me interject here that the person of Jesus Christ
is as the word says, chief and cornerstone.
(I Peter 2:4-8.)   God the Father has
ordained that Jesus should be the integral person and central figure of our worship.
The bible says "Whoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he
that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. And lest we do as some by
diminishing or downplaying Jesus role in our salvation,
"Beware lest any man
spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men,
after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth
all the fullness of the
Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:8-9.)  The personage of
Jesus will be examined in the second foundation stone, faith toward God.
Okay lets go to Hebrews and the foundational principles.

Hebrews 5:12-6:3
“For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have  need that one
teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are
become such as have need of milk, and not strong meat.
For everyone that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness:
for he is a babe.
But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age (mature),
even those that by reason of use have their senses exercised
to discern both good and evil.”
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on
unto perfection (maturity); not laying again the foundation of repentance
from dead works, and faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and
the laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of the
eternal judgments. And this we will do if God permits.”

Somewhere along the line from the first foundation stone of repentance from
dead works
which can be sin or religion and any innumerable list of things
under those headings. Or what ever else that we’re doing or thinking that can
keep us from the life or greater blessings of God.
This very first act of repentance requires an act of stopping some act or
thinking that separates us from God. When we hear the gospel message we
realize that what we are doing is leading us down a path that leads to death
and destruction and eventually judgment if we don’t repent.

When we realize that God through his loving kindness toward us offers us a
very attractive alternative to our hopeless condition. This gospel or good news
offers us hope and a life we couldn’t attain by our own efforts. Then we come
to the
second foundation stone of turning our faith toward God. God the Father
has ordained that through the sacrifice of his son, Jesus Christ, on the cross, that
our sins and sinfulness is washed clean by the blood of Jesus. And because he rose
the third day from the dead we also have the hope of a resurrection and eternal life.

By the
third foundation stone, the doctrine of baptisms,  God empowers us with
his Spirit so we can both live the life he desires us to have, both to overcome our
own flesh, and  the spiritual forces of the enemy and also to help others to obtain
this life also.

We that have this Holy Spirit in our lives are empowered and ordained to
minister to others that through faith have acquired the Spirit of Christ into their
lives. We do this by the
fourth foundation stone of the laying on of hands.
By this ministry gift we have the ability by touch to administer the baptism of
the Holy Spirit; healing, signs and wonders, and the blessings of empowerment
for others to minister through ordination or calling into office.

The purpose for all of these foundations is because God loves us and desires
to redeem  and place us back into his intended will of having relationship with him.
God who is life, offers us life, and because his is eternal life, we will receive
eternal life also. Because of the sin and death in our spiritual condition we all
will experience death in our mortal bodies in this lifetime. As it is written, It is
given to everyman to live once and then the judgment. Christ died,  because of
and for our transgressions, but death could not hold him and he arose on the third day.
Because he lives and has given us of his Spirit, this Spirit seals us with a
promise that because he lives we also will live. Even as he has risen, in his
body(soma) we also will rise by a bodily resurrection. This is our hope in the
fifth foundation stone, the resurrection of the dead.

Then finally we come to the
sixth foundation stone which is the eternal judgments.
First and foremost we have to come to the realization that God himself as his word
tells us doesn’t want anyone to perish but that all should come to repentance and
the saving knowledge of his son Jesus Christ. The bible says every knee will bow
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.  
Everybody will rise in the judgment, first to acknowledge that Jesus is Lord of All  
(Romans 14:11-12) and….
These words are in red.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming , in the which all that are in the
graves shall hear his voice.
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;
and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection  of damnation
 (judgment)."
(John 5:28-29)

So then we have these 6 foundational principles to apply to our lives. To go into
further explanation of these principles click on any of the links that are listed below.
They are by no means an exhaustive explanation, they were written as I felt God
led me to write and are intended to give you a lens or a framework to see and to
apply God’s word to your own lives. Undoubtedly as you read you’ll run across
verses not mentioned in this website that will fall into any one of these 6 categories
that you can meditate on to strengthen your foundation in the Lord. From there
all other revelation you receive can and should be built on these original revelations
.

I’m going to highlight on each of these 6 principles, explain them and the purpose
for each. These are the basics which everything else is to be built on. These are
the foundational principles. Click on the link below to go to that page.


Hebrews 6:1-3

1)  Repentance from Dead Works

2) Faith toward God

3) The Doctrine of Baptisms

4) Laying on of Hands

5) Resurrection of the Dead

6) Eternal Judgments


These 6 principles are the foundation
that God Plans to build upon. And what
he's building on it is his church.


The Vision of the Church  click here



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