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.”

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

Continue reading “Reach for the Stars!”
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

God's Presence, Kingdom Business, Prophetic Poetry, Reflections, Supernatural Work Life

Each Day

Bald Eagle flying and hunting

I wake and worship

Am lifted up and soar

Higher and higher

 

I hover, fluttering

Eagerly expectant

Then he comes

 

Holy Spirit carries me away

I’m riding his thermal wave

And so we begin another day

 

 

Word Links
Ezekiel 37:1
Acts 8:39-40

 

 

Kingdom Business, Pointed Articles, Supernatural Work Life

The Hardest Test

When money is removed from the centre of our lives and placed elsewhere, how hard that is for us.

It is the greatest challenge of trusting God’s faithfulness most of us will ever face.

Yet without this test we will stay loyal to mammon and the treasures of Christ’s Kingdom will pass us by.

 ‘For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.’

Word Links
James 1:3-4
Matthew 6:21-24, 6:33
Revelation 19:11

Kingdom Business

Holy Business

Let’s call a Kingdom Business ‘holy’.

A holy declaration gives it a heavenly ID.

It carries God’s DNA.

The business may only be what we can make of it today. But declaring it holy NOW carries the prophetic power of pulling our heavenly future into our worldly present, thereby cancelling the ‘worldly’ ID.

Then God can bless it as His own, ‘for the display of His splendour.’

And so it becomes an unshakable Kingdom Business!

Refs:
Isaiah 61:3
Hebrews 12:28