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

Pointed Articles, Supernatural Work Life

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

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….

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

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

Unfolding Day

Allow your day to unfold like the pages of a book.

Trusting in God to lead you safely through.

Remaining centred in His love and peace.

You’ll gently bless all you meet.

Supernatural Work Life

Where is Jesus when you’re at work?

We are born into a world already made, its’ boundaries already in place. Some rare individuals bring freshness, but for most it’s walk the walk and talk the talk; success measured against the system.

People tend to rise and fall by these earthly systems that, by and large, govern our lives, including formal education and work.

I was having a conversation with a teacher, longing but failing to impact his work environment with the presence of God. Suddenly he stopped me in mid-sentence and elatedly declared, ‘I left Jesus at the school gate!’ It was a eureka moment.

If we are passionate about bringing God’s kingdom into our everyday working lives it is our spiritual ID in-Christ that provides our start point, not our system’s ID.

Related blogs
Prophetic poem: ‘You can’t put Me in a box’
An unquantifiable life (coming soon to this blog)