Enrich your spiritual life as you study inspirational messages gleaned from the Word of God! The Holy Bible is filled with wisdom that will strengthen your character and deepen your walk with the Lord. As you reflect on key Scripture passages, you will discover encouraging lessons and practical applications woven throughout the Word. Leon Gooden presents an in-depth study of key Bible passages to sharpen your faith and help you grow in your understanding of God. Each chapter explores a different Scripture passage to encourage you in your daily walk with Jesus Christ. In this book, you’ll learn: -How God calls you to be actively involved in His purposes and plans for the world -You are God’s child, accepted and highly favored—made holy and righteous by the blood of Jesus -How the Holy Spirit will empower you to bring life to others who desperately need it -How God wants to sanctify you and move you toward the future He has planned for you -How worship can overcome temptations to sin -When nothing makes sense, God has a perfect handle on things -Why the result of knowing God is an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe This book is ideal to enhance your personal daily devotions, or as a Bible study tool in a small group setting. Short chapters with edifying messages are perfect for livening up your devotions! Start reading your copy of Walking in the Word today—and spark a flame in your heart for real growth as a child of God!
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EDIFYING, EQUIPPING, EMPOWERING FOR KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT!
EPH. 4:12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of CHRIST.
EDIFYING - The word ‘edification' comes from a Latin word, ‘aedificare' which means, “build”. The idea therefore is, ‘to improve the mind or character of some one by teaching'.
Kingdom is the sovereign, power, dominion, and rule to infiltrate, influence, and incorporate all who would receive its provisions, promises, promotion, and protection for the the Kingdom of God and for Experiencing and Enjoying The Kingdom lifestyle.
To Advance is to proceed progressively by divine impartation, inspiration, imagination and instruction to move forward the Kingdom of God and for Experiencing and Enjoying the Kingdom lifestyle. ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITH FORCE.
Acts 26:18 NKJV...18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
I. FROM WHAT MUST WE TURN?
A. Darkness ~ Acts 26:18.
B. Sin ~ Acts 3:26; I Peter 3:11.
C. Idols ~ Acts 14:15; I Thessalonians 1:9.
D. Satan's power ~ Acts 26:18.
E. False knowledge ~ I Timothy 6:20.
II. WHY TURN TO GOD?
A. So that the veil be removed ~ II Corinthians 3:16.
B. To be forgiven ~ Acts 3:19; 26:18.
C. To be blessed ~ Acts 3:26.
D. To inherit ~ Acts 26:18.
E. To live ~ I Peter 3:10-11.
F. To enter the kingdom ~ Matthew 18:3.
III. WHAT PRECEDES TURNING TO GOD?
A. Preaching ~ Acts 11:20-21.
B. Hearing ~ Acts 28:27.
C. Understanding ~ Acts 28:27.
D. Opening of eyes ~ John 12:40; Acts 26:18.
E. Faith ~ Acts 11:21.
F. Repentance ~ Acts 3:19; 26:20.
IV. WHAT FOLLOWS TURNING TO GOD?
A. Worthy works ~ Acts 26:20.
B. Serving GOD ~ I Thessalonians 1:9.
C. Doing good ~ I Peter 3:11.
D. Waiting for Christ ~ I Thessalonians 1 9-10.
IT'S TIME TO COME OUT OF CHAOS AND COME INTO THE PROMISES OF GOD!
Ephesians 5:15-21 NKJV...15 See then that you walk [a]circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of [b]God.
IT'S TIME TO COME OUT OF CHAOS AND COME INTO THE PROMISES OF GOD!
I. BY REDEEMING THE TIME – Verse 16
“Redeeming” is a market term meaning “to buy out” or “purchase completely.” Time is a Greek word which means “opportunity.”
We need to move on out opportunities.
To study the Word – II Timothy 2:5.
To witness in Power - Acts 1:8.
To Prayer in the Spirit.
II. BY UNDERSTANDING THE WILL OF GOD – Verse 17
The primary consideration for a Christian should never be what is most profitable financially, what is most pleasurable, or what will bring the greatest personal advantage or honor.
Our first concern should be to discern what GOD wills us to be.
Will of Salvation.
Will of Surrender
Will of Separation
I Thessalonians 4:3
III. BY BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT – Verses 18-21
Verse 18 contains both a negative and a positive command.
The positive command, “Be filled with the Spirit.”
The Spirit is the element in which we are to be filled.
The results of the fullness: - Joyfulness -verse 19.
Do you really want to know what time it is? It is time that you are going to find a pearl in the field. It is time for the doors that have been closed to you to be opened so you can walk through! GOD is saying I am bringing you into a new time, a new place. The old is passed and it is time for a change! There are brighter days ahead for God's will to be done. GOD is saying I have a remnant of people who hear my voice clearly. They are beginning to move, they are going to release, and they will move mountains!”
“So do you want to know what time it is? It is time to move mountains! It is time to shift things out of our way! We are entering into a season of fire and Glory.
GOD said you have felt so out of place, but this is your time now. The Lord is putting together things you know not of. Things are advancing in your favor! GOD's Kingdom is coming to you in ways you have not even yet dreamed of! Listen clearly to GOD's voice as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Remember it is only a shadow seeking who it can devour, but it shall not touch you for you are walking through The Valley of the shadow of death.
Beloved “It is time! My job is to move the mountain. Your job is to speak to it, believe it, and walk through it knowing it is already done!”
“Do you know what time it is? It is the time of My Kingdom that cannot and will not be shaken!”
“Bless the Lord, O my soul … who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.” (Psalm 103:2,5)
The Bible speaks much about renewal. Abraham lived a full life and was rich in all things when he died at the ripe old age of 175. His wife Sarah was gorgeous in her older years and gave birth to her first child in her nineties. Caleb at age 85 was eager to fulfill prophetic destiny. Moses began to lead Israel through the wilderness in his eighties and in his older years his eyes did not grow dim. When we receive Christ we are filled with eternal life. This is God’s glorious life. You can have expectation to be renewed daily through the Word of God.
God wants your strength, vitality, and beauty to be rejuvenated regularly.
We do not need to buy into the lie that declares we will diminish in vitality and appearance as we age. We can always be fresh. As our days are, so shall our strength be! (Deuteronomy 33:25). We can always radiate the glory of the Lord. In fact, the Word reveals that, “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former” (Haggai 2:9). You are blessed with rejuvenation in Christ. Eternal life – “God-life” – dwells within you. Rejoice and plan with expectation for a glorious future!
You can activate this truth in your life by Confessings Powerful Prayer Directives over your life daily. Look in the mirror and proclaim with confidence the beauty, energy, renewed favor, and brightness of mind and vision you carry in the Lord. Decree youthfulness with confidence and faith over the awesome person you see in the mirror (you!).
Prophetic Prayer Directives:
I am refreshed and rejuvenated in the Lord. I am invigorated and renewed.
Every living cell in my body is rejuvenated.
I am empowered by the Lord in my inner man and as a result I am full of vigor and vitality.
I receive age reversal – my youth is being renewed as the eagle.
I decree Christ in me is the hope of glory (bounty, splendor, majesty) for my body, soul, and spirit. I am filled with His glory.
I celebrate my salvation in Christ daily and as a result I am rejuvenated, refreshed and replenished.
As my days are so shall my strength be.
I am ever strengthened and rejuvenated from “glory to glory.”
I am blessed with eternal life activating daily in me.
I am renewed this day because the Holy Spirit is filling me with life and light.
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 2:16
Have you ever thought of how wonderful it would be to think just like God? I have good news for you – you can! When the Spirit of God dwells within you, you have the mind of Christ. It is given to you in your salvation package when you receive Christ. Very few, however, activate and utilize it, but every believer can.
How many times have you leaned on your own understanding for solutions to problems before going to the Lord for His divine answers? I believe we all fall short in this but we can change our ways and seek Him for insight, solutions, knowledge, wisdom, counsel and understanding whenever we are in need of these things. All these blessings are all available to us in the mind of Christ, all the time. We simply need to access His mind by faith.
Here are some keys to help you cultivate the activation of the mind of Christ that dwells within you.
Believe that you possess the mind of Christ within your new nature.
Nurture the mind of Christ within you by the renewing of your mind through the Word. Meditate on His Word and you will discern the will and ways of God.
When needing insights, solutions, knowledge, wisdom, counsel and understanding for situations in life, inquire of the Lord by humbling yourself before Him and requesting His response through prayer.
Spend time with the Lord listening for Him to share His heart with you and waiting on Him with expectation for His divine insights.
When you receive His insights, believe them and apply them.
Bible characters like Daniel and Joseph had “divine intelligence” operating in their lives. They knew God’s solutions for problems and as a result they affected their nation. Can you imagine what the world would be like if every Christian accessed the mind of Christ? I think the world would be a better place, don’t you?
Here are some powerful decrees to activate the Mind of Christ within you:
I decree that:
I have the mind of Christ residing in my inner man.
The mind of Christ lives big in me and is full of all the knowledge, wisdom, insights, understanding and solutions that I need.
I possess “divine intelligence.”
I do not lean unto my own understanding, but in all my ways I acknowledge God.
God’s ways are higher than my ways, therefore I humble myself before Him and receive His understanding.
Through the mind of Christ I can access the knowledge of witty inventions.
The mind of Christ reveals thing I need to now about the future.
The mind of Christ teaches me to make godly decisions daily.
The mind of Christ grants me good memory and recall.
Eight Decrees to Bring Healing and Alignment to Your Nation In 2022!
I declare that:
1. Every plot, ploy, attack, assignment, minion and manifestation of the enemy sent against my nation will be revealed and rendered null and void! (1 John 3:8, John 19:30, Isaiah 60:3, Luke 8:17)
2. My nation was made by God, belongs to God, will know God, and will serve God! (Psalm 24:1-2, John 1:3, Deuteronomy 20:23-24)
3. God is for my nation and with my nation. He is well able to heal the land and bring us fully back to Him! (2 Chronicles 7:14, Romans 5:8, Psalm 86:15, Zephaniah 3:17)
4. The church will arise in Truth and Love, awakening to our power as His dominion stewards in the land. We will take up our place of impact; ignited by God’s presence, power and personality! (Isaiah 60:1-3, Isaiah 61:1-4, Job 29:17)
5. May we receive an infusion of grace and faith to believe, receive, and see made manifest the full greatness of I AM in our lives … now! (Ephesians 1:17-19, 1 Thessalonians 5:24, Hebrews 13:20-21).
6. Jesus is King of my nation, enthroned on the praise, prayer and worship of His people to rule and reign in this land! (Psalm 47:6-8, Psalm 22:3)
7. The Lord will protect, provide for, empower and equip His men and women in government, media, schools, families, arts and entertainment, business, and the church! And He will stir and empower His people to pray for our leaders! (2 Peter 1:3, Philippians 2:13, Ephesians 1:3, James 13:20-21, 1 Timothy 2:1-3)
8. Light Be! Light Be! Light Be! In every sphere of influence in my nation let the Light, Love and Life of God break forth in great and mighty ways shattering the darkness, lies, chaos and confusion of the enemy! (Genesis 1:3-4, John 1:5)
God’s wind brings life. God’s wind often comes as breath to bring new life. The Living GOD has breathed His life into us (Genesis 2:7, Job 33:4) and calls us to release His lifegiving Spirit to others – even to cities and nations. Let the Lord breathe fresh life into every area that feels dead and lifeless. Call to His wind, like Ezekiel, to breathe into your “dry bones” that they might live (Ezekiel 37:1-14). Ask the Holy Spirit to breathe into stagnant desires, moving them into faith-filled promises. Let GOD breathe life into all that He wishes to resurrect and restore. He wants to breathe fresh life into your health, finances, relationships, and all your mountains of influence.
God’s wind brings momentum. Like a sailboat, you have capacity to harness the wind of the Spirit to move you into your accelerated destiny. When you are moving with and not against the wind, there is no striving. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where He is leading in each situation of your life, so you can position yourself in Him and in the wind. As you rest in that place, you will be filled with fresh grace for supernatural ease and increase (Job 29:6, Matthew 11:28-30).
God’s wind brings hope. When Ezekiel saw the valley of dry bones, He was instructed to call forth the four winds to breathe life, because the house of Israel had lost hope (Ezekiel 37:11). The Lord explained that when His breath comes truth will be revealed, people will come out of their graves, and hope will arise, as they will be brought back into their promised land (Ezekiel 37:12-14). Ask for the Lord to do the impossible in your life and in your spheres of influence (Matthew 19:26). Let hope arise, as He shows Himself true. Receive your Hope of Glory (Colossians 1:27).
God’s wind bring refreshing. One of the beautiful things about the wind is the refreshing it brings when it blows. Let His refreshing wind blow over you and into each area of your life. Let the wind bring the rain to wash you free from your weariness (Psalm 68:9). He wants to refresh you with new waves of His love (Song of Solomon 2:5). Now Receive and be filled!
God’s wind brings redirection. When the wind blows, especially a strong wind, it brings natural change in the direction of that which is blown upon. It lifts up, sifts, reorders, and even turns around what is in its path. Ask the Holy Spirit to blow upon you to remove the dross. Let Him sweep away that which is in and around you that is not of GOD, (Isaiah 30:28, Hebrews 12:27). We can also ask His wind to blow upon nations and cities to remove the dross in the midst (Ezekiel 22:18-22).
God’s wind brings empowerment. The Spirit of Might is available to give you strength and power (Isaiah 11:2). As you wait upon Him, expect new strength and endurance. It is in this place that you will truly mount up with wings like eagles, soaring to new heights, where you will run and not grow weary and walk and not grow faint. Be strengthened with power (Ephesians 3:16), as you rise on the wind soaring into greater levels of His victory.
God’s wind brings His presence. As the winds blow, His cloud comes into view! God is in the cloud (Job 37:15-16, Job 22:14, Job 37:11, Numbers 16:42, Exodus 16:10). As you seek His glory and presence to come into your life and circumstances, know that His righteousness and justice will align everything into His ways (Psalm 97:2, Nahum 1:3, Isaiah 55:8). Ask for His glory to flood your life to bring Kingdom order. Behold His majesty and mystery, as new levels of awe and wonder fill your heart and mind. It is here, where God’s authority is established, that heaven will come to earth.
God’s wind brings faith. In situations of accelerated wind, whirlwinds and storms ensue. When the winds push against “the boat” it will force us into greater levels of faith to produce miracles. Like Peter, many will be called out into the impossible (Matthew 14:22-23). Pray for your situations of challenge to be turned into courageous times of activated faith, where you move out of the ordinary and into the supernatural ways of God. Ask for courage when the winds blow against you to trust in Him. God will work all things for good (Romans 8:28).
We are experiencing tumultuous times. Times that lead to fear, anxiety, and uncertainty! It seems that every day I overhear, or I'm a part of, a conversation where someone says, "I don’t know what’s going to happen." Or another familiar statement is, "What are we going to do?"
Nobody is able to change what has already happened, but we certainly don't have to allow those changes to change us! Others may be swayed and allow unwelcome change to affect them, but that doesn’t mean that we should.
In Joshua 24:15 we find Joshua speaking to the Israelites, he says:
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Where do you stand? Who do you serve? If you’re satisfied with where you stand, THEN STAND YOUR GROUND IN 2022!
Psalm 34:1-3“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”
Several times, people ask this very question which implies that God has either abandoned them or that, He no longer cares. In challenging situations they ask, ‘God why me’? In depressing times they ask’ God why me’? But never do these same people ask ‘God, Why me‘? when they are enjoying success and abounding in blessings..
But challenges and trials confront us all at some point in life. It is only by the mercies of God that we are not consumed in them, for God’s love for us is new each passing day. Bearing this in mind, during overwhelming times, God expects us to understand that; “it is not of him that wills, nor of Him that runs, but of God that shows mercy” – Romans 9:16
Have you ever asked ‘God why me’? – For making you see a new day. Have you asked Him, ‘God why me’? – that Jesus shed His blood to redeem you from the bondage of Satan. Have you asked God why me?, that you are not in prison (many people are there without even committing any crime) Have you asked ‘God why me’? – for healing you of illnesses that killed other people. Have you asked ‘God why me’? – For rescuing you from disasters that consumed many other people. Have you asked ‘God why me’? That you can see with your eyes, breath normally without a life-support, you are mentally healthy, you can eat normal food, you have access to clean drinkable water, etc. Many people dream of what you have, but, can’t possess them.
If you can begin to ask, ‘God why me’? in a positive manner, that is, remembering and acknowledging God’s goodness, it will amaze you what God did, does and is doing in your life. For once, ignore whatever it is that is keeping you awake through the night and start celebrating the faithfulness of God in and all around you.
1. In Genesis 3, we are told that humanity brought suffering into the world by rejecting God’s authority. As our just and good Father, God wants to protect us. But when we choose to sin, He honors the free will He graciously gives us. He may allow us to experience the consequences of our actions.
He does so not to rub our noses in our suffering, but to show us why living to His standard is good for us. And here’s the real good news: each time we repent, God is always faithful to dust us off and forgive us. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us! God doesn’t hold grudges; we get a fresh start every time. That alone should demonstrate the depth of love and grace God has for us.
2. Sometimes we experience suffering not because we have sinned, but because we need to grow. Suffering is the classroom where deep growth can happen, if we buckle down and become good students. God wants us to mature, to consistently demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit: kindness, goodness, patience, love, joy, hope, self-control, etc. Learning to play nice with messy, self-absorbed people will require numerous trips to this classroom.
Remember that God isn’t focused on our perfection, but our improvement. He’s after committed hearts that quickly default to repentance and obedience. We can take joy in seeing our growth, knowing it pleases Him!
3. Sometimes we suffer because of the wrong choices — the free will — of others. Yet the Bible gives us this hope: that what others mean for evil, God will work out for our good. Remember what Joseph said to his brothers, after seeing them cower before him as the second-in-command of Egypt? “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
Note that God was able to move Joseph from lowly slave to Pharaoh’s trusted advisor because Joesph held firm to his trust that God had a purpose for his years of suffering. Joseph’s attitude brought God glory. And the various skills and maturity that Joseph built up over the years as a slave and prisoner made him into the strong, resourceful man that the world would desperately need when the famine hit.
Don’t assume that because you’re suffering that God does not care. Watch to see how He shows up. Watch to see your own growth. Watch to see how, like Joseph, you become the person God can use for big assignments! When we look at suffering in that perspective, we can view it as painful, but productive.
God loves us unconditionally. So we can trust that whatever we’re going through, He is with us. But recognize this: if you continually question God’s goodness when you experience suffering, it might be because you don’t yet fully believe that God loves you.
Friends, without this trust as your firm foundation, your faith will always wobble. You will waste a lot of time not trusting God. And you just might miss out on seeing how He orchestrates your periods of difficulty and suffering to produce good and reflect His power and glory. Trust God!
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door:by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd:the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
See I used to be a good fisherman of fish and one thing I learned is that when you go fishing you have to
1. GO AT THE RIGHT TIME
2. GO TO THE RIGHT PLACE
3. HAVE THE RIGHT TYPE OF BAIT
4. HAVE PATIENCE DONT RUSH
5. STAY ALERT WATCH POLE
6. AFTER FISH TAKES HOOK LET HIM TIE OUT
7. REEL HIM IN, DONT LET HIM GET OFF YOUR LINE
NOW THAT YOURE QUALIFIED FISHERMEN, COME TO THE HOUSE OF GOD, YOUR PLACE OF DUTY TO BE DEPUTIZED TO GO OUT AND CATCH SOME FISH (SOULS).
SEE SOME OF YOU ARE SITTING IN HERE TODAY THAT HAVE BEEN RUNNING FROM YOUR OCCUPATION, THATS WHY THINGS NEVER WORK OUT FOR YOUR GOOD, COME BACK TO YOUR ASSIGNMENT FROM GOD, ITS IN YOUR DNA TO BE FISHERMEN, NOT DRUG DEALERS, PIMPS, ROBBERS, CRACK HEADS, FELONIES, ADULTERERS, FORNICATORS, LIERS.
COME BACK TO JESUS, COME BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE, ROM 5:17 IF ANY MAN BE IN ...........
JESUS SAID IAM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE., NO MAN CAN SEE THE FATHER WITHOUT GOING THROUGH HIM.
NOW LET'S GO FISHING IN JESUS NAME!
Apostolic Alignment for Kingdom Advancement
Apostolic Alignment for Kingdom Advancement: Is the worldwide activation of the Holy Spirit being released in the Body of Christ resulting in the restoration (re-ordering) of all things according to Acts 3:19-21
Relationships - Malachi 4:6; Luke 15:11-32; 1 Corinthians 4:15
Biblical Doctrine/Teaching – Hebrews 6:1
Five-Fold Ministry- Ephesians 4:11-12
Ministry of the Holy Spirit – Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4
Miracles – 1 Corinthians 12:10-11
The Ministry of the Apostle: Apostle- (Greek-apostolos) “One who is sent forth.” One called and sent by the Anointing to have and operate in spiritual authority. Character, gifts, and abilities enable Apostles to gather and establish people in Kingdom truth and order, especially through founding and overseeing churches and ministries.
1 Corinthians 12:28 “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” Ephesians 4:11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”
Functions of Apostles and Apostolic Ministries:
Establish a Spiritual climate/atmosphere in regions that is conducive for a release of God’s Glory
1 Corinthians 12:28 “First (Greek-proton) apostles.” Blasting, Trailblazers, Penetrating, Forerunner, Pioneer Anointing. Territorial Spirits – Governing spirits/strongholds over regions, cities, nations. Daniel 10:13 “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days:” 1 Corinthians 15:32 ‘If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus,”
Strongholds – Mindsets, Doctrines, Ideologies contrary to the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “… mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,”
To establish the Apostolic in GOD's people
Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” NKJV This is an Apostolic Commission!! Evangelists make believers/converts – Apostles make disciples.
Establish Churches Apostolic People require Apostolic Churches where they will be equipped and released for the work of the ministry through:
Doctrine- Acts 2:42 “…they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship,”
Preaching- Inspiration through exhortation, proclamation and demonstration. Mark 16:15 “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,”
Teaching- Inspiration through edification (building up). Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,”
Treaching - (combination of teaching & preaching) Matthew 4:23 “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing (demonstration) all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people,”
Establish Biblical Order/Government Restore five-fold (government) ministry to oversee and maintain the order of God, which is represented through theocracy and not democracy.
Theocracy -God controlled, God centered, God ruled.
Democracy- People controlled, People centered, People ruled. 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; Titus 1:5
Establish “Fathering Ministries/Relationship” 1 Corinthians 4:15 “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” Fathers and overseers are committed to establishing and developing growing relationship.
Some Fatherly Responsibilities:
1. Training and Discipline - Exodus 18:13-26; Hebrews 12:5-10; Colossians 1:28
2. Reproduce - John 15:16
3.. Releasing - Acts11: 21-22; Acts13:3-4
4.. Impartation - 2 Timothy 1:6
Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries A Spiritually Militant Church
In the process of apostolic maturing of the Church there is an emerging, spiritually militant boldness on all fronts of Church life. Not with guns and bombs like deluded terrorists, but spiritual weapons like strategic prayer, intercession, preaching, teaching and praise & worship. Music (SHOFAR & PRAISE/WORSHIP) has been, and is increasingly setting this tone of spiritual militancy. Now it is time for the prophetic to take its true mature place alongside the apostolic gifts and anointing. To bring structure both spiritual and natural to facilitate what the Lord is doing in the Church - to clear the rubble from the spiritual gaps in the wall of the House of the Lord (Nehemiah 4:10), and to build apostolic churches. To plant churches powerfully, in spiritually governing strength, with five-fold ministry teams. Apostolic church bases that will actually affect and change whole cities, nations, and even governments.
We have seen this in part happening in KBCM but there are more wonderful days ahead of all of us as we press on to the high calling of Christ JESUS in our lives. Singers, musicians, Preachers, Teachers, THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY in the realm of the creative arts will also need to carry apostolic wisdom in the nurturing and releasing of these gifts in the MARKETPLACE. It is important we prepare - because we will not handle the onslaught of spiritual wickedness that will inevitably come against the rising army of the Church. It is a global army because there is a global fight! A fight against the ultimate global terrorist - the devil!
Everyone needs to submit under GOD's government, no one is exempt, Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries definitely is a place for anyone who is without a Church home and wants to grow in the LORD.
Everyone – Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers and laypersons, are required to submit to a Pastor. This is God’s order of government. The Pastor is the head of the local Church and everyone is to be a part of a local Church somewhere. (Ephesians 4:11-14)
What I am saying is that everyone, even the other Ministry offices, should have a Pastor. There are no exceptions to this. The most effective Five-fold Ministers in the Earth have Pastors whom they can call upon.
Everyone will ultimately give account for how they treated their Pastors. 2Corinthians 5:10)
Sincerely from Apostle L.R. Gooden Jr.
A quick teaching on the theme for 2015 for KBCM by Apostle L.R.Gooden Jr.
SCRIPTURE AND THEME FOR 2015
EDIFYING, EQUIPPING, EMPOWERING FOR KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT
EPH. 4:12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
These ministry gifts (EPH 4:11) are to equip the saints, and then the saints are to do the work of the ministry. The Amplified Bible translates this verse as "His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church)."
It is a mistake to place the burden of ministry on what we call "the clergy." Full-time ministers are to minister the Word to the saints, but the saints are to go out and reach the lost and carry the bulk of the ministry within the church. Shepherds don't have sheep; they tend the sheep, and the sheep should reproduce.
It has been a big mistake to "hire" ministers to do what the individual members of the church are supposed to do. Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are simply leaders who equip the saints so that they can be successful in the ministries God has given them.
In EPH 4:12 the word "for" can mean because of, as a result of, since, or it can mean so as to obtain. It is the latter definition that is meant here. The apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers of EPH 4:11 minister "so as to obtain" the saints being equipped so that they can do the work of the ministry, which in turn obtains the edifying of the body of Christ. The clergy doesn't do all these things. They start the process through leadership, and the body edifies itself in love (EPH 4:16).
The Greek word that was translated "perfecting" here is "KATARTISMOS," and it means "a fitting or preparing fully" (Vine's Expository Dictionary). It does not denote the absence of all flaws. The Lord gave the gifted ministers listed in EPH 4:11 to help fully prepare the saints so that they could do the work of the ministry.
Remember it takes a Disciple (a disciplined learner) not a complainer, not a critic, not a murmurer, not a know it all, but a DISCIPLE. It's time for the Church to line-up, straighten-up and fall in place with true GOD ordained leadership. Amen.