Supernatural Work Life

Rich in Every Way

One day I was thinking of all the bad news on TV.

“It’s just one view they’re presenting” I told myself.

And I ached for God’s perspective on events, asking Him to “grow my sense of being seated in heavenly places.” (Ephesians 2:6)

Then I realised that He’s already doing that and thanked Him for it. And I told myself, “don’t ask for something when He’s already at work doing it.”

You see, thanking Him from a place of ‘knowing’ is superior to asking from a place of ‘need’. For if we keep asking for what we already have, we are choosing poverty.

It’s like asking for food when the table in front of us is laden with every morsel we could ever wish for.

Thanking God for being rich is the road to receiving the ‘abundant life’ that Christ has won for us all. Asking in poverty merely gives our enemy a foothold to ‘kill, steal and destroy’. (John 10:10, Ephesians 4:27)

Let’s not do that!

Instead, join me today in thanking God that we are rich in every way in Christ. (Philippians 4:19)

And let’s keep thanking Him everyday!

Kingdom Business

Defining Success

A major bank ran this ad line:
“Success is being the best in the business.”

Not for the Kingdom Builder it isn’t!
In fact, competition doesn’t come into it at all. Cooperation with the Holy Spirit is the essential requirement.

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

Christ is the King and it’s His kingdom company we build, not our own.

So, success starts with knowing Jesus.
Like He said,

“Apart from me you can do nothing.”

Any ‘success’ that follows is the development of that founding relationship

 

Bible Quotes
Galatians 5:25
John 15:5

 

Kingdom Business

Unleashing the Spirit

Jesus has won a place for us in heaven!

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him
in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”

Kingdom Builders in the business and working community reside in heaven with Christ, and God uses their business activities as a vehicle through which Kingdom culture flows into the earth.

Success is less dependant upon the practice of a ‘marketing & sales’ strategy and more on spiritual position first and subsequent spiritual mobility.

“For in him we live and move and have our being.”

For, just like a yacht moves in the water by the wind against its sails,  so the Holy Spirit blows the Kingdom Business towards the direction of the Father’s specified requirements. That is, Kingdom impact upon the people community.

“My father is always at work.”

Our Father longs to unleash His Spirit into the business and working community, and Kingdom Businesses are a vehicle of His choice.

Bible Quotes
Ephesians 2:6
Acts 17:28
John 5:17

Kingdom Business

Reach for the Stars!

Business people look for ways to be successful. It is an ever-present search for material gain. A driving force that is common to all.

But does business practice have to be this way?

I don’t believe so.

In the early days of ‘Work with God’, over two decades ago, God said something very different to me. After many months of desperate struggle to find the right work ideas He gave me a profound revelation:

“Everything you need is to be found in Christ.”

And I received this only after I had laid down my life and all my own business ideas. I became empty and He filled me with Himself, replacing my good-ideas with His God-ideas.

“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire,
so that you can become rich.”

Alongside this came a very instructive spiritual vision. I saw myself entering Dad’s office (His Kingdom Administration Centre) and happily presenting my good idea on a piece of paper. But as I held it out for Him to see, it burnt up in His Presence. I was mortified! But then Dad, with a kind face and a twinkle in His eye, took something from His pocket and offered it to me. It was a golden nugget, representing His idea, which I grabbed with relish. I couldn’t wait to put it into practice!

Business people search constantly for satisfaction in lucrative deals and ever increasing profit margins. But there is a spiritual journey we can all take that is way beyond this notion of success, and it comes when our deepest longings are fulfilled in Christ, and nowhere else.

Figuratively speaking, if you want to travel around this planet and see every country there is, that’s fine. I’m sure you’ll have a great time. But this adventure in Christ will take you to the stars.

“How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is!
He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ,
and takes us to the high places of blessing in him.”

Bible Quotes
Revelation 3:18
Ephesians 1:3 MSG

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God's Presence

With a Little Fathering…

‘My child, that is good. But this is better.’ Says Dad

We make our plans, but God establishes our steps because
He knows us so well and wants the best for us.

He is a good and perfect Father God.

So, don’t put up with the ‘good’ when you can
have the ‘best’ with a little bit of fathering.

A Prayer
Thank you that…

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.”
Help me today to relate to you as my Father in heaven
And so enter into all you have for me in your perfect love.
Amen!


Quote from Psalm 139:1

Faith Pioneering, Kingdom Business

Pioneers Don’t Look Back

If we are going somewhere we haven’t been before, the likelihood is we’ll need to do things we’ve not done before. So, looking back at old ways won’t help at all. It brought paralysis to Lot’s wife!

Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of the Christian faith didn’t even look back to the good things.

“He [Jesus] did not devise a master plan for His destiny based on
previously successful works and strategies;
He received His destiny by cultivating the Master relationship based on love.”

This Critical Perspective is crucial for the faith pioneering journey and includes 3 essential states in this order:

  1. Intimacy
  2. Presence
  3. Alignment

Without them we’re stuck, and the only way is back, which is an unfulfilling prospect.

So, let’s keep looking forward to fulfil our pioneering call

 

Links
Genesis 19:26
Hebrews 12:1-2 NIVUK
Quote: Bolz, The Throne Room Company, 57

 

Kingdom Business, Supernatural Work Life

Free to be me

God has created each one of us to be unique, like no one else, anywhere!

But that is not the way in our fallen world.

 Here on earth, systems produce sameness

Yet, in God’s original plan, Eden was a place of rich, unique, creative expression.

And that is possible again today, as we relate to God as our Father, through Christ.

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

You see, if I’m in relationship with a system that makes me conform to its image,
then in it’s image I shall be.

Likewise, if I’m in relationship with my Father who enables me to be the person he created me to be, then that unique person I shall be.

I will be free to be me!

 If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

In which relationship are you today?

Word Links
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV
John 8:36 NIV

Reflections

Enduring All Things

Cherry blossom – summer’s on the way!

“When it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can!

For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things.

And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.”

James 1:2-4 TPT

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God's Presence

1000 Voices

Assailed!

There has never been such a time in history as now, when information, data and opinion were so readily available to us, right in our faces and clamouring for our attention.

Once limited to hearsay in small communities, these ‘voices’ enlarged through newspapers then to TV. Nowadays we are assailed through social media via computer, tablet, and  mobile phone every second of the day, if we allow it.

Threatened!

This can pose a severe threat to followers of Christ whose Number One desire is to tune into God and their ‘home country’ in order to bring heaven to earth in their daily lives. Imposters can scramble God’s spiritual frequency and so interrupt His transmitting heart of love and purpose.

It is vital that we are spiritually aware of the current times
and know how to deal with this voluminous phenomenon.

 Agendas

We know that a Christian’s battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers that scheme against us. One item on hell’s agenda is to water down the purity of Christ within us, so that we merely reproduce what we see and hear around us rather than transform the earth with His revelatory Kingdom.

Strategy

  ‘God wishes to be our sole possession, and strives for this one thing only.
But the more we are in possession of other things, the less he is our possession.’

 Ultimately it’s all about Holy Spirit living.

Links
Ephesians 6:12
Quote: Meister Eckhart. ‘Conversations’, page 170
Galatians 5:25

Briefly Potent

Beyond Limits

When faith is pushed to the limit of our endurance and we keep going, in a humbled state of ‘not I but Christ’ (having nothing left to give) we enter God’s unlimited sphere.

Here we break the ‘sound barrier like a super-sonic jet’ and smoothly accelerate forward powered by His mighty Wind.

‘Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.’ Colossians 1:11

‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.’ Galatians 2:20

‘God gives the Spirit without limit’. John 3:34