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.
And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.” (2 Kings 9: 5)
When the trainee prophet that was sent by Elisha to anoint Jehu in Ramothgilead arrived, he found Jehu sitting in the midst of his fellow captains. Jehu kept a company of captains. He was not hanging out with people who were not warriors like himself. He was not interested in living the ordinary and convenient life. He surrounded himself with men who could fight battles. He surrounded himself with the right company.
Brethren as you prepare for this new season that God is set to bring your way, be mindful of your company. Be mindful of the spiritual atmosphere of those around you. Be mindful of the sort of people with whom you spend most of your time. Be mindful of the people you are vulnerable to. Be mindful of the quality of people you allow into your private space. Be mindful of the people you allow to become a part of your inner circle.
Jehu was a captain, and he surrounded himself with captains. He surrounded himself with people who shared the same goals and capacity with him. In this season, connect to men who share the same goals with you. Connect to men who share the same values you share. Connect to men who share the same consecration you have. Connect to men whose priorities are similar to yours. Connect to men who are like you in destiny.
Greatness is not incubated in the environment of mediocrity. Any man that must be great must be deliberate to move in the company of greatness. Any man that must be great must know that there are people who nurture greatness and those who extinguish greatness. Any man who seeks to be great must realize that certain companies are not for captains. Any man who must be great must realize that kings don’t hang out with everybody.
Be intentional about those you connect to in this season. Don’t keep a company that will swallow your greatness.
Sudden Intervention ”In the moment you think there is no solution, look to the One who knows no boundaries or limits. For I will show My power with sudden intervention as you lift your voice this day, says the Spirit of the Lord!”
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bands were loosed (Acts 16:26).
In Acts 16, Paul and Silas were in prison with their feet and hands in stocks, while their backs were bleeding from a beating they had received earlier for preaching Christ. Without a doubt, they were uncomfortable and in a lot of pain. While their situation may have appeared hopeless, they didn’t complain and question God as to why He allowed them to go through this trying time. Instead, they chose to worship the Lord in the middle of their pain, in the middle of their darkest moment. When all hope seemed lost, they praised the Lord with joy! Instead of looking at the chains and prison walls, they saw a God who is not bound by prison doors! Because of that, God stepped in with sudden and immediate intervention. Stop seeing your prison walls today. Stop seeing your impossibilities and look to a God who can deliver you from your most trying situations as you praise Him. Praise Him today and every day, then see the power of God’s sudden intervention!
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I worship You today. I praise You and rejoice that You are a God of sudden intervention. Forgive me for the times when I complained instead of praising You. Move in my life, just as You did for Paul and Silas. I believe Your power will come into my situation with sudden intervention even when I least expect it! Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Walking in the Glory of GOD in 2023 to receive our destined inheritance.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:18-23, John 14:12
Ephesians 1:18-23 outlines three phases of relationship, the hope of His calling, developing what Jesus had with the Father, the riches of the glory of His inheritance (which are the works Jesus did, finished with the exceeding greatness of His power, the greater works!) In this second purpose we see that walking into the glory is an issue of inheritance. Walking in the glory is our destined inheritance. Walking in the power of the Spirit is our call. The key that opens the door is the relationship with the Father. If we develop the relationship, the glory will follow. The works will follow the glory. No wonder Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, the works that I do he shall do also, and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” It all follows a maturing relationship with the Father! If we focus on the relationship, the works will follow. The works that Jesus did, and the greater are a product of relationship.
Jug 6:1-6; 1 Sam 30:1-8 The curse of the Medianites, the Amalekites and the people of the east is a curse that reaps all your produce just when it is ready leaving you with nothing. The curse causes you; to hide from your enemies, live in weakness and depression and lack; robbing you of the joy of the Lord, which is your strength.
Pray that God will break the curse of the Midianites, Amalekites and the people of the east over your life, your family and the church of Christ.
Pray for grace and anointing for the pursuit of the enemies of projects, education, businesses etc.
Ask for grace and anointing to overtake and cover all lost grounds on all fronts without fail. (1 Sam 30:8).
There are curses operating in the lives of some believers and the source of some of the curses are from their nations, families, tribes, clans, personal etc; however, God will turn all the curses into blessings if His people will live a life of purity of heart and the fear of the Lord. Pray for yourself and the church so each will live in purity of heart and in the fear of the Lord all their days on earth. (Ps 139:23-24, Ps 24:3-6; Ps 15:1-2; Ps 19:9; Prov 19:23; Prov 14:27; Prov 22:4; Isa 33:6; Job 28:28; Ps 34:11)
It has been revealed to me that the enemy has spanned a web of lies and a web of limitation and deception around the lives of the people of God. I Pray that God will burn those webs with His consuming fire and all of God’s people around the globe will be set free according to. (Heb 12:29).
From the desk of one of His Apostle's as we embark upon the new year of 2023/5783 the Lord spoke to me that it will be a year of RETRIBUTION & RECOMPENSE according to:
ISAIAH 3:10-11 NKJV…10 “Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them,For they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, For the reward of his hands shall be given him.
The Jewish Year 5783 began on Rosh Hashanah September 25th 2022 using the Hebrew Alphabet and Gematria system.
5 = Grace: (1000 years - Millennium)
7 = Completion, perfection: (100 years - Century)
8 = New beginnings: (10 years - Decade)
3 = Resurrection, seeds: (1 year - Year)
The word Retribution means "to recompense, or reward, the dispensing or receiving of a reward or punishment."
Retribution literally means " to recompense, or reward, payback". It also means Punishment administered in return for a wrong committed.
Recompense means to repay; reward; restore, a reward for services, To award compensation to.
2023/5783 is going to be a year concerning GOD’s complete justice, a judgement occurring as both blessings and cursing depending on which side of the retribution & recompense that you are on, we are also going to see a completion of a season from 2022 and a beginning of a brand-new season in 2023.
The Jewish Calendar is a lunar based calendar where the Jewish festivals and feast are determined by the moon's lunar cycles. The Jewish Calendar operates in periods of 7 year cycles. According to the Bible, Exodus 23:20-11, GOD commanded Israel to observe the 7th year as a Holy Year of rest, known as a Shmita Year. After 7 cycles, of 7 years, or 49 years were completed, there occurs a 50th year known as a Jubilee. According to the Bible in Leviticus 25:8-10, GOD commanded Israel to observed the Jubilee Year. The Jubilee year was a year of great liberation, freedom, debt forgiveness, and a year of retribution/repayment.
In 2023/5783 we end a 7 year cycle and Begin a new 7 year cycle (shmita) in addition we celebrate a Jubilee year. This tells me that GOD is doing a new thing upon the earth after freeing us from debt and bondage through the Jubilee that will bring the righteous retribution and recompense in 2023..
Now the number 3 for 2023/5783 is the Hebrew letter Gimel (or Gimmel). The letter Gimmel resembles both a foot and a person walking in the direction of the left. The word Gimel is derived from the root Hebrew word gemul, which means 'justified repayment', or the giving of reward and punishment.
The Hebrew letter: Gimel 3 also…Is a alphabetical pictograph. Camel, provisions, traveling by foot. This can represent a camel or a direction that a man is walking. Camels in scripture were a symbol of wealth and provision, also bearing loads of benefits. GOD blesses those whose feet that bring good news. Every place that you walk and share edifying good things, you shall be blessed in 2023.
Therefore, 2023/5783 will be a continuation and pinnacle point of the year 5782 (chaos) with (exposure) Because a marking always takes place before the act of judgement occurs, the year 5782 resembled the marking of truth, and 5783 will conclude with the act of judgement (exposure) occurring resulting in both blessings and cursing according to the deeds done by the recipients.
Therefore we must be in tune with what GOD is saying to His Church, and we know that Faith comes by Hearing and Hearing by the Word of GOD through His Preachers.
So Now Under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit I RELEASE TO YOU THE THEME AND SCRIPTURE FOR KBCMI FOR 2023:
2023 THE YEAR OF RETRIBUTION & RECOMPENSE!
ISAIAH 3:10-11 NKJV…10 “Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, For the reward of his hands shall be given him.
It’s time for the Remnant of GOD to put their complete trust in the WORD of GOD and receive everything that GOD has in store for us in the year of 2023.
May the Lord continue to Bless you & keep you in Jesus Name.
Life with GOD is an exciting journey, and every believer is expected to finish strong. Finishing strong is finishing successfully. Finishing strong is accomplishing every assignment that GOD has given you. Finishing strong is completing your course. Finishing strong is continuing until the end and fulfilling your GOD-given purposes. Finishing strong is going against all opposition and pushing ahead until you achieve your goals. GOD’s desire when He called you is that you finish strong. He never planned that you stop half way. That’s why Jesus Christ advised the believer who puts his hand to the plough not to look back.
Finishing strong implies that there will be troubles on the way. It implies that there will be challenges. It implies that the devil will do everything within his power to stop you, so you don’t complete your assignment. Finishing strong speaks of you continuing until you end up at the feet of Jesus. Finishing strong is going against all odds and overcoming them. As the challenges come, you stand against them in the strength and power of the Holy Spirit. Apostle Paul, said, “....having done all to stand” (Ephesians 6:13). That is to say, at the end of the battle, you are still standing. But even if you fall, you will get back up again and continue.
Just as in boxing, when a man is knocked down, and gets up before the count of ten and ends up knocking out his opponent. You will stand against the enemy and refuse to give in to all the challenges he brings your way, holding on till the very end. Finishing strong means that if you are knocked down by the enemy, you refuse to be counted out. You just get back up and knock the devil out! So, there might be times when you hit the canvas along the way, but as long as you refuse to remain down you are going to finish strong.
However, if you allow a setback to discourage you, and you refuse to get up, then you are disqualified from the match. Yet, that is not the plan of GOD for you. Many of you have experienced some trials in your personal lives this year (in the course of your assignments for GOD). But you must look beyond the circumstances of your past and move on to finish your race with joy. Finish strong means, “in spite of any opposition, I will continue and I will reach the finishing line.”
There is no doubt that we’re already living in our last days on the earth. The reason for saying this is because the Bible doesn’t only talk about these days but it also leaves us with some specific signs that we need to look out for.
One of these signs is what Paul spoke about in his letter to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:1 “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be VERY DIFFICULT TIMES”.
The specific sign that is spoken about here that will dominate the last days is “VERY DIFFICULT TIMES”.
These “very difficult times” which characterize the last days are synonymous with “hardships”, and Paul went further to tell Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:3, the kind of attitude he was expected to put up in dealing with these hardships: “Therefore ENDURE hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”.
I want you to know that GOD doesn’t intend to frighten us by revealing such truths about the last days, but to equip us to be able to deal with the outcome of such days. Like Timothy, one of the attitudes He expects us to put up is ENDURE difficulties and not to run away from them, given that enormous difficulties will characterize these last days.
Difficulties come in different ways such as financial and material lack, insufficiencies, inadequacies, poverty, inability to have a good business, unable to send children to school, lack of shelter, and much more, which compel humans to live from the hand-to-mouth, crawl and end up as beggars. The closer we get to the end of the age the more rampant these vices will prevail over human lives, especially those who don’t know their GOD, or those who know Him but aren’t acting on that knowledge.
David was once in enormous hardships, yet he chose to speak the right words that attracted GOD in his situations. The Spirit-inspired words of David would go a long way to teach us how to endure difficulties or hardships. Like David, despite the difficulties everywhere, we must learn to stick with the infallible Word of GOD. Take a look at what David said in Psalm 37:25: “I have been young, and am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging bread”.
Speaking further about the righteous, David said, “Everyday he is generous, lending freely, and his descendants are blessed” (Psalms 37:26).
This is how you deal with difficulties or hardships – by declaring GOD’s Word again and again and again until what you are saying becomes a physical reality in your life and household. Hallelujah!
I don’t know what you’re going through or how you got into it, but you have the chance today to change things by speaking out the right words substantiated by the Holy Spirit.
Now, say this out loud:
“Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not lack any good thing. He leads me to pleasant places where the lines have fallen in my favour. Because the righteous have never been forsaken, as GOD’s righteousness in Christ Jesus, I refuse to be forsaken. I refuse to be stranded. I live and walk in over-abundance because GOD supplies all my needs daily according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Therefore, my offspring, will never beg for bread”.
But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven” Deuteronomy 11:11
Lately I have been asking GOD this one question for the Remanant who are boldly standing on the frontlines for JESUS “What’s next?”
I believe I heard in the spirit POSITIONING;
“My Remanant is being POSITIONED!”
To put in place or position.
The right or appropriate place.
A strategic area occupied by members of a force.
The arrangement of body parts; posture: a standing position.
An advantageous place or location.
Interestingly, the origin of the word means three things; To leave, To build, and To settle.
GOD is moving his Remanant into their locked positions in the months to come as a warrior-army poised for victory and strategic, innovative exploits.
I sense a great reshuffling of roles and spiritual appointments and positions in the months to come where those who have been faithful to steward their previous post are being moved into a new capacity an enlargement.
I also sensed GOD is handing new keys to those who will be the breakers and key forces of impact in their cities and communities in this season.
I feel strongly that this positioning is because of the Remanant's POSTURE in the past months and years. So many have stayed in the secret place and stood even when they were at their breaking point.
Many have been sensing these new assignments coming for months as the grace on our old assignments has been lifted and passion and focus has been released upon GOD's Remanant in order to step into something new.
For many though, this assignment shift has not just been spiritual but physical as GOD has been preparing His Remanant to move from one temporary location to a place where they can finally settle.
This process has been quite traumatic for many who have been longing to plant their roots but now feel like they will always be wanderers moving from place to place but where GOD is leading His Remanant next will SETTLE us and establish us.
So many of the Remanant have felt disillusioned and lost in this season of Chaos asking “Wasn’t the last move the final move? Wasn’t the last faith step the final one?” No you were simply en route through the transitionary place to the place of establishment.
Zechariah 4:7 NKJV...7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ”
For those facing new giants daily, new obstacles, new opposition, new resistance, new impossibilities, and immovable mountains I prophesy that you will also see the greatest miracles, turnarounds, and suddenlies more than any other season of your life.
GOD took you this far so why would he leave you now? Why would He watch you fall and fail now?
I prophesy that the GOD of breakthrough is going to smash through your giant of lack and cause you to thrive even in Chaos and regardless of what left you or turned against you. GOD is going to break through closed doors and padlocked gates, cut through red tape and override political bureaucratic processes to bring you what you need to move forward into the Promises of GOD. GOD is going to take that negative report and show you He is still the GOD of unusual, supernatural miracles, and the GOD that can shift the current flowing against you in a moment.
There are NO STOPS, NO ROADBLOCKS that can defy GOD or prevent Him from increasing you, launching you, and leading you into victory. In fact, GOD is going to unleash such favor in the very place of those mountains that people will say “that could only have been GOD!”.
Many are going to sign the papers to major dreams in the middle of this Chaos and see divine opportunities that were not even available before it. So today I dare you to shift what you see and begin to prophesy MIRACLES to your Mountains.
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.
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.