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

 

God's Presence, Kingdom revival

Top Priority

“Walk in my presence and be thou perfect.”

God’s presence is indispensable for bringing the culture of heaven
to our places of influence.

We cannot achieve the all-important kingdom perspective without the King!

Therefore its cultivation with Him should be our top priority at all times.

Prayer of the heart alone (not of the head or understanding) 
brings us into God’s presence, and maintained without interruption 

This is the stuff of personal, regional, national
and international revival, no less!

“The consciousness of God is the spirit of revival”

Links
Genesis 17:1 ASV
Madame Guyon, ‘A Short & Easy Method of Prayer’, chapter one
Quote: Arthur Wallis, ‘In the Day of Thy Power’, Page 65

Prophetic Poetry

Unlimited Increase

It’s not the noisy things we shout
That reflect God’s whereabouts.
But the small, quiet tones.
10%, that’s all we own.

Then God ‘writes’ His-story,
90% of the glory.
Unlimited increase,
Wonders unleashed.

“A small thing is a small thing,
but faithfulness in
the small things is a great thing.”

Word Links
Matthew 16:19 MSG
Luke 16:10 NIV
Romans 4:1-3 MSG

Quote
Hudson Taylor, inland China pioneer

Briefly Potent

Who are you listening to?

A  person goes to Jesus and asks, ‘how am I doing today?

Jesus replies, ‘you are the apple of my eye. I love you, good and faithful friend.’

The person then goes to the devil and asks the same question.

The devil replies, ‘you’re nothing. Everything you’re doing is useless. You may as well give up now!’

Who are you listening to today?

Word Links
Psalm 17:8
John 15:14-16
Luke 4:1-13

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

The sweetest thing

Living on the edge,
On the road less travelled,
God’s Presence is the sweetest thing.
He upholds me,
Gives me strength,
And keeps me from falling.

I find rock beneath my feet,
Where none is usually found.
Supplies along the way,
And gifts wrapped just for me.
It’s a personal thing.
Treasures without end….

God's Presence, Prophetic Poetry, Prophetic writing, Reflections, Supernatural Work Life

The invitation

From the known to the unknown,
We stand at the Frontier.
Pioneers on the threshold of a new landscape,
Invited in by God’s Holy Presence.

‘Leave behind the old and come into the new.
Fear not the unknown for I am with you,
To lead and guide you into what I already know,
And have indeed prepared for you.’

For the best is yet to come!
The battles are already won.
Everything’s possible to the Highest Level,
Where Victory sits enthroned.

And His name is Jesus.

Kingdom Business, Supernatural Work Life

Businesses that change the world

 

A Christian’s business tends to be little different from any other in the world around it. Yet it is meant to reflect heaven to earth, not be a reproduction of it!

We act as if we are apart of the earth, when in fact we’ve been saved from it in order to impact it from our new home – heaven.

We are actually just temporary residents; as such we hover over it rather than be enslaved by it. We are to be significant in it whilst not being consumed by it. We are change-agents on earth, not agents-changed-by-earth!

Refs: Ephesians 2:6, Hebrews 11:15-16

Kingdom Business, Pointed Articles, Supernatural Work Life

The Kingdom Builder

In the business & working community

One common definition of an entrepreneur is someone who has an overriding passion for money and power. In contrast, the ‘Kingdom Builder’ in the business and working community says in their heart, ‘I am going to work intimately with God to build His kingdom from which one of many good fruits is money’.

These people are friends with God, residing in the vine, ready to obey a will not their own (Context: John 15:1-17).

They are not in it for the money, though they may become rich. They are not in it for the prestige, though fame and influence may follow. They number among society’s professional leaders who have seriously purposed, first and foremost, to work with God.

As such they are zealous about being shaped and developed by His designs for them, both personally and corporately.

Who are these people?
Are you one of them?
Would you like to be a KB where you work?