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

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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

 

 

God's Presence, Reflections

Creating the Future

Let’s not devise our own future today.

But align with God and enter that which

He already has waiting for us in eternity.

Without a close relationship with Him we’ll miss it,

And merely recreate one

From the smallness of our own minds.

Word Links
Matthew 6:32-34
John 5:30 MSG
Ephesians 2:10

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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

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Agreeing with God

Our beliefs and actions need to be in agreement with what God says.

So, if I believe I can fly like a bird, this not being in agreement with what God believes about me, then I am deluded, listening to a lie, and if I do it I will probably die!

Believing a lie suffers a curse!

Believing what God says, like Abraham, births a blessing such as fatherhood of a nation. So, even if we say it’s impossible, if God says it is possible and we then believe (agree with) Him it certainly becomes possible because He believed it first. We have aligned spiritually and enter into the blessings of being in that Place.

Believing a truth brings a blessing!

Jesus defined, aligns
When Jesus defined His ‘I am’ identities, such as ‘Light of the World’ and ‘Bread of Life’ a spiritual door opened that let heaven out amongst His audience. This surge of holiness divided those present. They either agreed or disagreed.

Those who agreed with the Light would never walk in darkness again. The many people who deserted Jesus because they thought He was just a miracle man did not get eternally fed. Possessing the same spirit as Esau, they sold their birthright for a single meal or miracle, choosing short-term gain over eternal inheritance.

Agreeing is freeing
I am not who I am by comparison with others, but whom God says I am.
Knowing this and living by it unravels a lot of unhealthy living. It releases me into a big, beautiful Place where I’m free to be whoever I am in an atmosphere of unconditional love.

Word Study
Romans 4:13-15 TM
John 8:12-58
John 6:25-69
Matthew 16:19 AMP

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