We must be cautious about following in their footsteps and avoiding pitfalls and compromises in our witness. That’s because there is a cosmic gravitational pull away from the authority of God’s Word, and it’s as old as the third chapter of Genesis. Apologists are not immune to this temptation. I admire Professor John Lennox’s integrity; regardless of how far philosophically or scientific the debate excels, he faithfully grounds it back in the simplicity of the Gospel.  

Indeed, apologetics is often the proving ground for someone’s position on Scripture. The point of contact, where our gospel ministry interacts with the lives of those far from Jesus, is where our commitment to biblical authority is tested and tried. Every generation of the church must fight the allure of locating the center of our faith to something other than Scripture. One influential pastor and author recently said, “The foundation of our faith isn’t the Bible. The foundation of our faith is an event, the resurrection.” Another Christian leader said, “Christians often start as the basis of their faith with the Bible …. I think that’s idolatry. I think the foundation of our faith is supposed to be Jesus.”

Something about these statements sounds obvious, virtuous, and even true. But any move away from biblical authority is dangerous. The emphasis on the resurrection apart from Scripture is really a call to focus on the historical evidences for the resurrection.

Our blinding bias

Evidence doesn’t interpret itself. There is indeed a great amount of evidence for the resurrection. However, it is naïve to conclude that the evidence alone can establish the miraculous event of Jesus rising from the dead. Evidence must be interpreted. And the person making the interpretation brings a bias to the evidence that will determine their conclusion.

Philosopher Roy Clouser gives a compelling case for the impossibility of a bias-free approach to evidence in his book The Myth of Religious Neutrality. He argues that all persons bring a view of ultimate reality that sets the parameters for what interpretations will be considered plausible.

One interesting, though sad, example of a person who carefully considered the evidence for the resurrection yet denied it is the late philosopher Antony Flew. Flew was one of the most prolific atheistic authors of his generation. Yet, at the end of his life he re-examined his worldview and concluded that the evidence of the universe is best explained by divine creation. As a deist, Flew overturned his entire life’s work of atheistic philosophy. It could be a

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rgued that he had little to lose by going one step further and accepting the truth of a particular religious tradition, especially if he found the evidence compelling. One of his final debates was with Christian apologist Gary Habermaas on the topic of the resurrection. Flew concluded that the evidence for the resurrection was superior in both quality and quantity to any other religious miracle claim. Though he found it compelling, he ultimately did not find it convincing. He died as a deist who denied God’s interaction in human history, in spite of his respect for the historical case for the resurrection.

Scripture interprets history

In order to properly interpret the facts of the resurrection, we need God’s revelation of Himself. We need God to explain Himself to us. That

‘s what the Bible claims to do. And this is how the very first disciples made sense of resurrection. They explained the resurrection of Jesus according to the authority of the Scripture.

In fact, the first and shortest Christian creed is recorded in 1 Corinthians 15, “That Christ died … according to the Scriptures … and was raised … according to the Scriptures.” This early creed, included in inspired Scripture, demonstrates the early disciple’s dependence upon Scripture in order to understand the resurrection of Jesus. They were interpreting the historical events surrounding Jesus through the framework of what God had revealed about himself in the Old Testament.

Some will think I am here disparaging the use of historical evidence in apologetics. I am not. It is my aim to demonstrate that evidence is not self-interpreting and that the way we make sense of the claims of the Gospel, including the resurrection, is through Scripture.

We cannot, we should not divorce the resurrection from Scripture or pit evidence for the resurrection against Scripture. The first disciples didn’t. We shouldn’t either. The Bible is the foundation of our faith and our apologetics.

The power of the Resurrection has both doxological and contextually relevant implications.  We looked firstly at the Cross, and said, the Cross is not only,

  1.  The demarcation of Christianity – The Cross distinguishes Christianity, by a historically and empirically verified Resurrection.
  2. The security to character enhancement – there is no other power to transform a depraved human heart.
  3. The separation from religion into a relationship -religion is what we do for God. Relationship is what we do for God, with God!
  4. The disconnection from the world – the Cross is our alignment to Christ and His Way of doing things (See Galatians 6:14).
  5. The reference point in life – even though it is a historical reality, the Cross holds contemporary relevance.
  6. And finally, the Cross is our ongoing identification – By carry my Cross daily, I give the accuser of the brethren sufficient evidence to find me guilty for loving God (See first Corinthians 15:31.)

So, to circumvent the decline that we see in Christianity, mainly in western countries. We must prayerfully seek to understand what the causes are for the decline. As I’ve mentioned, one of the most significant assaults on Christianity today is a Crossless Gospel, or a Bloodless Gospel. The Cross is the Power of God! Paul said, 1 Corinthians 2, and verses 2, and 5; For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified. And again verse five says, That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Still, the cradle and the Cross are of little value without the Resurrection. But the cradle plus the Cross, plus the Resurrection, equals salvation. So in today’s message, I want to talk to you about another Powerful aspect of the Cross of Jesus Christ –The Power of the Resurrection!

Think about it, without a resurrection, Christianity would be stillborn. You need a living Saviour to have a living faith. If Jesus did not Raise from the dead, then our faith is vasectomised (or sterilise), meaning that it has no power to bring about the New life! 

But in the scriptures, Jesus says something that no other claimant of deistic status ever claimed;  John 11 and verse 25 says, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the Resurrection and the life…

Eternal Life is Synonymous with Resurrection Life

Notice how eternal life is related to resurrection life? If Jesus did not Raise from the dead, then our faith is vasectomised. It has no power to give life! Romans 6 and verse 4 says, “just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. As we reflect on Church History, the Apostles’ Creed, also known as the Nicene Creed, it concludes with this declaration: “…I believe in the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.” This is based in 1 Corinthians 15.

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Resurrection is the Womb of the New Birth! This is not only a doctrinal reality; this is an empirical reality. People who believe that Jesus died and the third day rose had their lives change! So we don’t believe in a lifeless and powerless religion. But our faith is in the Way of life that truly saves, delivers, sets man free from the slavery of sin and its consequences! Glory to God!

But what does this mean from a doxologically and a Contextually sensitive perspective? Firstly, other religions or world views could compete with Christianity and say something like: “Your founder gave you a holy book? Our founder gave us a holy book. Your founder has a large following? Our founder  has a large following.  Your founder teaches you how to be morally good. Our founder teaches us how to be morally good.

But only a Christian can say, “All of that may be true, but our Founder rose from the dead!” Religion is an attempt to find merit with God. In Christianity, God places Christ’s merit on us! Secondly, the Resurrection secures three reality: that makes Jesus and Christianity worth following:

One: The Resurrection substantiates the uniqueness of Jesus and Christianity.

Two: The Resurrection authenticates the validation of Jesus and Christianity.

Thee: The Resurrection affirms the victory of Jesus and Christianity.

 

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What is the mark of authentic leadership? Talent? Knowledge? Experience? Confidence? Humility? These are some of every great leader’s essential qualities, but it is not what ultimately makes him a great leader! 

One of my all-time favourites in the subject of leadership, you guessed it! … John Maxwell! 

Let’s Play Golf and Do Lunch

He said before a leader recruits another leader, he should do two things;   One, take them golfing, and two, take them to a buffet.

John explains why,  A golf course and a buffet can teach you a lot about a person. On a golf course, John says, he looks to see if someone is honest, efficient, and comfortable with themselves by watching how emotional they get. VERY SMART!

In a buffet line, John says, he looks for someone to work around lines and pick and choose where and when to get their food. This is a sign of a leader rather than a follower. Practical tips for SURE, but I am pointing out how great leaders consistently identify other potential leaders and develop them into leaders themselves! 

Isn’t this what the greatest leader of all, Jesus Christ himself, encouraged?  Isn’t this what the Apostle Pauls leadership to Timothy, … commit these sayings of mine to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Paul said this to his dear spiritual son.

This is the Law of Reproduction! 

 It Takes A Leader To Raise A Leader 

It is true; few steps into leadership because of a crisis. Others end up in leadership because they were born to lead. But did you know, four out of five leaders you meet have emerged as leaders because of the impact made on them by leaders who mentored them?  It takes a leader to raise up a leader! So why don’t we see the Law of Reproduction at work in our lives, ministries, teams, businesses, especially when it is a spiritual law in the Kingdom? 

There are many reasons. Sometimes people don’t recognise the tremendous value of developing leaders. Others may focus so much attention on their followers they don’t have anything left for their high potential future leaders. For other leaders, the real problem may be insecurity.

In my blog, The Law of Empowerment, I stated that: Only secure leaders give power to others. 

Don’t Forget this about David

The problem with the worlds leadership culture in contrast to the Kingdom leadership culture can be better understood in David and Goliath’s story. Most leaders only see David as a warrior who won against a giant and a king promoted because of his victory.    This is the great tragedy of leadership in ministry and the marketplace. TRUE David was a mighty warrior and a great king, but most leaders forget that David raised up other mighty warriors or great leaders. 

Finally … if you want to live a life that glorifies God, then you must be committed to the law of reproduction. Jesus spoke of the law in John 15, when He spoke about fruitfulness.   The problem is when we try to reproduce what we are not. Jesus begins with the instruction, abide in the Word… because —WE REPRODUCE ONLY WHO WE ARE! Not what we know.   

If we abide in the Word and the Word abides in us, that is who we are, and that is who we will produce.  So if you want to be a leader of leaders, you must abide with leaders of leaders.   It is not possible to neglect these laws of reproduction if you want to become an effective leader.  Evey effective leadership mentor or disciples-maker makes the development of leaders one of his highest priorities. Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Daniel, Jesus, Paul and Timothy focused on the priority of reproducing leaders. Remember, the potential of the organisation depends on the growth of its leadership. 

The more leaders there are, the greater its chance to succeed!

 

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Hungry for meaningful community and authentic relationships, people involved in this spontaneous movement worldwide are learning the Kingdom’s values firsthand, through smaller church meetings.   

Barna says (Barna, 2009), when the focus shifts from geography and independence to the individual’s faith experience or spiritual expression with much less structure and formalities, “people are especially likely to recall such participation.” This may be primarily so because people can take part in some form or the other, instead of feeling like a bystander.  

Although these new expressions of church are just dotting the landscape, they already cover the landscapes of other nations around the world. Places like China, Central Asia, Latin America, India and Iran have experienced tremendous growth through small, simple churches that disciple and empower participants to be “the Church.”

 

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A Way of Life

When the church becomes a way of life, not away in life: Discipleship and growth occur naturally, as everyone develops their gifts and learns by doing under the mentoring of spiritual fathers and mothers ( Gal 4:19).

The Future of Church

The gathered church will never stop and while this may be true, but the church that loves her model more than the mission will. There is no doubt that today, the online church has become a back door for Christians who are done with attending church. However, the online church can never replace the gathered church. 

Cary Nieuwhoff, says, but, for those who are not done with the gathered church … they still need community.  Yet within a few years, a new role for online church and ministry will emerge as the dust settles. With the new front door, the online church, has much greater potential to reach the curious, unconvinced, and those who want to know what Christianity is all about. 

But is our congregation and leadership ready for the catch? 

Today there is almost no one who visits a hotel or restaurant without first checking it out online? A church’s online presence will [is], be, the first home for people, which for many, will lead to a personal connection with Christ and ultimately the gathered church. It is wise, therefore, for a pastor to invest in an online presence and for his congregation to support their church’s efforts to embrace change.   

Smaller is Smarter

The Covid-19 pandemic sent all the statisticians back to the drawing board. Until 2019, the future of Megachurches seemed bright and leaders felt unstoppable. After a global standstill, many leaders are re looking at the effectiveness of their church model. 

The future church will become larger, as Niewhoff says it,  “not because they necessarily gather thousands in one space, but because they gather thousands through dozens of smaller gatherings under some form of shared leadership.” Also, millennials and Gen Z’s seek tighter connections so the church’s future might also be in coffee shops or even home venues under a simple structure.   Still, some religious historians believe that house churches represent the next wave of evangelical worship, after the boom in mega-churches that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s. The trend was recently captured, in an article in Time magazine, which describes how “evangelicals are abandoning mega churches for mini churches, based in their own living rooms.”  

Personally, I feel we cannot talk about the church without reflecting on church history. When we consider the large empty church buildings (Cathedrals) all over Europe, the question remains, will the church love Jesus’ mission more than her model?

I believe the church will love the former more! 

George Barna found that 5 per cent of all believers in America are currently involved in house churches-and the trend is booming. (See my blog,  The Miracle of House Church). 

Although there are thousands upon thousands of healthy, vibrant churches throughout the world, new expressions of church are continually needed to accommodate believers who do not fit into the current church structures. Just as wine can be contained in both bottles and glasses, so God’s Church necessitates many sizes and shapes of containers. Jesus referred to this problem of “wineskins” in His day. 

He taught that new wine needs new wineskins because old, brittle wineskins will burst with the fermentation of new wine (Luke 5:37).

 

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To clarify, it is not a particular model of Church that matters, as it is to witness what the Spirit of God does in people’s lives when they discover the New Testament principles of being and doing Church in small communities. 

The Church is the Hope of the World 

Think about it, over three billion people on our planet have never heard the name of Jesus, even once.  Add to this the many complexities of the post-Covid world, which presents people with various social and spiritual challenges; joblessness, loneliness, mental stress and fatigue,  spiritual corrosion, lukewarmness and the disconnection from godly influences, to name a few.    

I believe the Church is the hope of the world. Therefore, contextual sensitivity is critical for her relevance, which means that she must always discover new ways to be outward-focused! The Church has been commissioned to respond with Jesus’ compassion and the good news of the Cross to both the physical and spiritual challenges the world faces. 

Indeed, she is not perfect (well, at least not yet); sure, she does not have all the answers, and because of her diversity, we all understand that a “one size fits all” approach does not work with her. Nonetheless, I am excited about the House church movement, not excluding any other part of the Body of Christ. So, if you are looking for a blog that strikes and criticizes the institutional Church or denominations or mega-churches, this is the wrong blog for you.

Rather, I am excited about how God’s Spirit moves through House churches to touch people, especially those who would not otherwise attend the institutionalized Church.  Most of the people who have never heard the good news about Jesus live in countries, that are closed to traditional expressions of Sunday oriented, building-driven churches. What is happening around the world right now through house-church movements is spectacular. 

In communist China alone, one million people are being saved each month. Tens of millions of people are coming to Christ in Middle Eastern Islamic countries through hundreds of thousands of small, simple churches worldwide. 

 

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A Post Covid Reality 

If we are to reach the unchurched in their masses, the unsaved whom we are ACTUALLY called to touch with the love of God, I believe it will not be through program-driven, professional-clear models of the Western Church Model. Individualism is a dying breed.  Individualism is a dying bread. Our recent pandemic has revealed this, our most innate need for community. 

In the light of the post-Covid world, the increasing hostility against Christianity there is probably no more significant factor in the growth of the Church worldwide. Then the recently rediscovered power of small, simple, easily reproducible house churches –the principles that make small, simple churches work well are not only fueling worldwide church growth but are also helping people grow spiritually. 

Home churches produce greater ownership, accountability, spontaneity, involvement, responsibility, growth among attendees and the best part; it is not at the mercy of any secular States lockdown restrictions. 

To reach every nation and every person with the Gospel is a BIG DREAM! God is just that, a BIG GOD! We, too, should dream big dreams while we build small. Like God who has a big dream for the Church-but, He builds His Church one life, one family and one small church community at a time. Then this is how we must begin!

Finally, Fostering a Culture of Micro Groups

This is essential for the future health of the Church.  Its effectiveness measures the maturity of the leadership and effectiveness of the movement. Healthy micro-groups have a lasting impact, providing it is the central mission of your Church’s leadership.    

Remember, the principles that form the engine in the house-church model are not the model itself but the Spirits working in us in a smaller community. The beauty here is that these principles are not complicated, and figuring them out doesn’t require a seminary education or very talented individuals.  The New Testament principles are woven throughout the story of the Church in the book of Acts, and they continue today to permeate the house-church movement worldwide.

With this in mind, please read my other blogs (The Future of the Church) with the hope that they will guide and inspire you to see what God does when you open your home, your office or your classroom to a few other people. 

You may also email us if you wish to join the movement by starting or attend a house church!

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Unless a person discovers God’s uniqueness in them and God’s divine purpose for them, they cannot make a mark on the earth!  Self discovery is about, a God discovery; for making a permanent mark of meaning for heaven on earth. 

 

INTRODUCTION 

 

October Meditation Verse

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge,

its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

 

WISDOM PILLAR #1  DISCOVER YOUR KINGDOM DREAM 

 

 WISDOM PILLAR #2  

Self-discovery (identity)

 

Unless a person discovers God’s uniqueness and God’s divine purpose in them they cannot make a mark in the earth! Here are  several principles of self-discovery to consider on your journey to the top: 

 

1. The “God Factor”

The first 5 words at the beginning of the Scriptures are possibly the most power you will ever read; Genesis 1:1 declares “In the beginning God created…”. 

  • Life has no meaning without God.  Until God stepped in, there was neither a beginning nor was anything created.
  • To truly live, you need God to give you a beginning (life) and to give you form (purpose).    

 

[shareable]God gives Beginning and Form to life![/shareable]

 

Verse two gives us an idea of life outside of God,  “..and the earth was without form and void….”  There far too many people including church folks who live without a God Beginning and without a God formation.  The reason for this is simple, they have not discovered God and made Him the foundation (Psalm 40:5).   

Repeat after me, "until God is allowed to step into our lives and breathes his life into mine, every dead issue in our lives will continue to prevail." 

 

2. The greatest discovery in life is a God-discovery

 

God is the Foundation of Life. Psalm 127:1 declares “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.”

  • Everything that is built by God is not in vain, it has a guaranteed future!  
  • Salvation is not a religious gimmick. Salvation is part of the spiritual architectural structure that secures your purpose on earth and the life hereafter (Ephesian 2:19-22). 

 

3. The second greatest discovery in life is “self-discovery”

 

One cannot truly discover self, unless they first discover their source. There many, many people who consider their money, position, status and connections as all the security they need for their future. Who has suddenly found themselves completely stripped naked, with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold on to the moment these things have been taken away from them. The reason is easy, they were connected to the wrong source.

  • (See the story of the rich young millennial  Matthew 19:16-22). 

 


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3.  God is not “a factor” God is “The Factor”

 

God is not “a factor" for your success, God is “the factor” for your success. 

  • Jesus said, “…Without me, you can do nothing “ (John 15:5).
  • Reverse that, “with Me you can do ALL THINGS!” (Phil 4:13)

 

[shareable]“I don’t care how much money you have, without Me you will not go far.” – God. [/shareable]

 

Remember, we cannot treat God as an equation. God is a non-equivalent, incomparable God (Psalms 40:5).  

Success does not begin with money,  success begins with God 

 

[shareable]Money is not your capital,  God is your Capital that does not depreciate[/shareable]

 

 

4. Marked by God

 

 You will make no mark in life until God has put His mark on you. The Bible declares, "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,' (Ephesian 1:3 NIV). 

  • You will have no effect until God has affected you.
  • Unless God affects you like cancer you will have no effect in life.
  • Unless God affects your life you will always remain dwarf in life!
  • But if you are connected to the Most God, you cannot remain a dwarf, you will go to the top like Abraham, Joseph, and Esther (Deuteronomy 28:13).  
  • When you are connected to the Most High God,  He will take you above the circumstances of life and make you rule and reign where others are suffering, failing and complaining!

 

 

5. Everything you seek to build without God will need to be rebuilt

 

We are told in Hebrews 3:4 that, “…He that built all things is God.” You can have great levels of peace in your marriage, house — if God is the foundation.  The reason many lives, businesses and marriages crumble over and over again is because God is not there.

 

[shareable]The absence of God is the reason for destruction.  The presence of God is the security of construction. [/shareable]

 

  • You cannot have God as your Alpha (beginning) and not have a glorious Omega (good end.)

 

I don’t know what is your lane— but I know with God your future is secure! 

 

In closing always remember:  

  1. Your connection with God is your connection with your true self  
  2. When you stay linked with God you become brighter than the best
  3. Your link with God is a discovery that will forever break every chain of stagnation in your life 
  4. Your link with God reveals your Spiritual Roots 

 

This link is vital because you were not made by your parents (you only came through them by genetics).  You are not made by the society either.

  • That means the disempowered conditions you may have been raised up under or the condition you society operates in have nothing to do with your destiny.

 

God said, “Let us make man in our image. That is your "link" your "connection" Praise God! 

 

  


 

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To live effectively, significantly and honorably unto God, There are 3 bases in life that we must increase in. 

 

 

INTRODUCTION 

 

October Meditation Verse Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

 

The First is our Knowledge Base

 

(Repeat) The capacity of your learning will determine the standard of your living. Learning is what builds the reservoir for continuity and the ability to maximise potentials. The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. The day you stop learning is the day become obsolete.  Proverbs 24:5 declares that "… a man of knowledge increases strength." 

 

The Second is our Understanding Base

 

(Repeat) Understanding is the ability to translate meaning from Knowledge.  Proverbs  9:10 declares, "  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

 

The Third is our Wisdom Base

 

(Repeat) Wisdom is knowing what to do and doing it.   If you know what to do and you don’t do it, you are just an “Informed fool”  or an “Educated fool”. 

 

 

PILLARS OF WISDOM

For Destiny Encounters

Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars – Proverbs 9:1

 

Consider this, when one builds a house, the first thing that must be laid is a foundation. Regardless of how beautiful the structure may be, if the foundation is weak, the future of the structure is not secure.  Proverbs 9:1 tells us that "Wisdom has built her house…"   But what is the foundation the House of Wisdom? 

 

Fortunately, the scriptures give us the answer. The foundation of the House of Wisdom is the FEAR of the LORD!

The fear of LORD is the beginning | of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

– Proverbs 9:10.

We don’t reach divine wisdom through much study or the acquisition of much understanding, no! We reach Divine Wisdom, by the fear of the LORD. The fear of the LORD is a reverential trust and obedience that says, "I will do whatever You want me to do, I will say whatever You want me to say, and I will go wherever You want me to go without delay" (Genesis 22) For without this kind of faith it is impossible to please God  (Hebrews 11:6), and there can be no true wisdom.   Therefore the lack of obedience towards an instruction of God is the classification of a house (life) of foolishness!

 

 

Culled from the Pillars of Wisdom for Destiny Encounters. A Message by Dr Shan Thumbran, October 2019.    

  

To live effectively, significantly and honorably unto God, there are 7 Wisdom Pillars you must pursue to encounter destiny.  

 

Wisdom Pillar #1

1. Discover Your Kingdom Dream 

 

What is a Kingdom Dream?  A Kingdom Dream is a mental picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Word of God.  Hebrew 12:1 declares  "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us".  

 

Therefore, your Kingdom Dream is not a desire but a discovery.  You don't decide it, you discover it. God has already "set (it) before us". Incredible!  Ambition says "I will do this by myself for myself." Vision says, "I will do this with God for others" this is a Dream from Heaven! 

 

A Kingdom Dream is a picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Scriptures

Look at another important concept. We said a Kingdom Dream is a picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Scriptures. A Kingdom Dram is by Revelation of the scriptures (Visions, Dreams, Audible Voice of God). 

 

 


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This is why a KINGDOM DREAM always guarantees fulfillment and completions.  This discovery kept Abraham to be the head and not the tail and it kept him satisfied in life! Romans 4:20 declares,  "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, (keep him going!) giving glory to God (Satisfied!) 

 

You cannot see the future and not remain at the top of life!

You cannot see the future and not remain strong in Faith!

You cannot see the future and not celebrate!

You cannot see the future and remained depressed!

Jesus, hang on the cross, with a smile on His face  – Why? He saw the end (Heb 12:2) 

Joseph was the most excited slave, his flint remained strong – Why? He saw the end! 

 

Unless your Dream is flying on the wings of God’s Word your future is not guaranteed in life (Isaiah 55:11). 

When you align your aspirations with God, you have a guarantee that it will come to pass. His Word cannot return void!

[shareable]You are not playing poker with God when it comes to your Kingdom Dream! [/shareable]

 

 


 
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God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body.   You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly.  You are designed for a specific purpose. But your placement in the grand master plan of God is located by vision.

Vision is the foundation of life!

 

1.     WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF VISION?

 

A. VISION IS THE KEY TO WISDOM 

Without wisdom, vision cannot stand. Vision cannot be fulfilled without wisdom.

            i.         Wisdom travels in the direction of vision

a) Vision is a wisdom magnet

b) The lack of Vision is the absence of the application of wisdom 

c) When God gives you a vision, He also equips you with the wisdom to fulfill the vision – see Exodus 31:3

   

            ii.         Where there is no vision, there is an obligation to mental paralysis – see 1                                                                                                 Chronicles 1:7-10   

a) It is not possible for your mind to work until your eyes are open to vision

b) When your vision is working, your mind is also working; you begin to identify things to do and how to get them done in order to get to where you are going 

 

B. VISION IS THE KEY TO POSSESSIONS  

i. What man sees determines what God gives – see Genesis 13: 14-15

a) God promised Abraham to give him the land not on the bases of passion but vision, not on the bases of desire but sight     

b) Seeing with the mind's eye is the bedrock of barrier-breaking faith  – see  Mark 9:25  

         

          ii. What does not occur in you cannot occur outside of you 

         

 

 

 

C. VISION IS THE KEY TO IMPACT 

   I. When God reveals His plan, God commits to it. Vision makes you unbeatable 

 

God Commits Himself to You 3 Ways

1.   God goes before us – see Exo 23:20, Isa 45:2-3

  • To clear every obstacle for you  

 

 2. He works within us

  • Through divine vision, we walk in Blood Covenant Partnership with Almighty God – see Mark 16:20, John 14:10, Acts 10:38

 

3. He works through us

  • When God works through us, it means we enjoy the backing of heaven 

  • We prevail where others travail 

  • We accomplish the impossible with ease 

  •  We accomplish the unimaginable with ease

  • Whatever man deems as impossible God says it is easy for you  



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3. EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE OF VISION

There were men in the Bible and in our contemporary world who as a consequence of vision they soured to greater heights in life. 

 

i. Father Abraham

God told Abraham that He would give the land He saw to his descendants. God fulfilled His promise and gave the land of Canaan to the children of Israel, the descendants of Abraham because he (Abraham) saw it.

 

ii. The Apostle Paul  

When He encountered the Resurrected Savior – he was transformed from spiritual terrorist to a spiritual revivalist!

 

iii. King David

David was not only a visionary, but he was also addicted to Divine Guidance one example of this is found in -see 1 Samuel 30:8 

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Championing your Organisations Vision, when you have not created it can be difficult. However, it is impossible to Succeed without overcoming this Vision Challenge first.

 

The Two options of Corporate Vision: 


1) Abandon it, 
2) Align it,

 

Either you will abandon it, and criticise it or you will Align to it by adapting your dream to it.

The more you invest in the Vision of the organization, the more it will invest in you.

The blending of the Organisations Vision and the follower's Contribution to it— is when it becomes most powerful and profitable!

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