CREATING AN IMPACT

“On the next  Sabbath, almost the whole City came together to hear the Word of God “ (Acts 13:44)

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When the Church is on ASSIGNMENT of making disciples, it will create an IMPACT. The first thing God will do is :                                                                      

1)GOD WILL OPEN THE CITY TO YOU: (Mk 1:33) –    God will through his PRESENCE DRAW the people of the City to the Church. The Church will become the STOREHOUSE for God and people will come to the Church to draw from the Church..         

2)THE HOUSE WILL BE CONNECTED TO GOD FOR SUPPLY  (Mk 1:34-35) Jesus did two things, in the Morning he Prayed and in the evening He ministered. The Church will in the morning get connected to God who will supply all that the Church needs and in the evening people will come to be ministered. The church will not lack anything. Everything that the Church needs God will supply, his WORD, His GRACE, His MERCY, His POWER, everything God will supply.                                                                                                                                                                   

3)GOD WILL BE IN THE HOUSE: (Mk 2: 1-13)- The Church will no more be the “ House of God” but will become GOD’S HOUSE here on earth. God will permanently RESIDE in this House and his PRESENCE will change the whole dynamics of the Church.  Healings will manifest, Demons will flee, Prayers will be answered, Lives will be TRANSFORMED,  and the Holy Spirit will not be hindered anymore. The people will see the POWER of God, The PRESENCE of God, the PROVISION of God, the PURPOSES of God, the PROPHETIC WORD from God, the PLANS of God and the PASSION to serve God will flow.                                                               

4) GOD’S WORD WILL FLOW UNHINDERED (Mk 2:2). Once God is in the House, his WORD will FLOW unhindered. REVELATIONS will flow, God will speak to the children, the youths, the businessmen, everyone will hear the VOICE of God. People will start business because they heard the word, people will be healed because of the Word, people’s lives will be transformed after hearing the Word and the Church will begin to manifest the GLORY OF GOD. 

5)FAITH WILL INCREASE. (Mk 2:3-5) Once the GLORY OF GOD begins to manifest the FAITH of the people will soar. The FAITH will CONNECT us to God. This FAITH will make the NATION to turn around, this FAITH will take away the FEAR OF LACK, this FAITH will see the IMPOSSIBLE become possible, this FAITH will send the ENEMY FLEEING, and this FAITH will bring your MOUNTAINS TUMBLING DOWN.

It is when the CHURCH IS ON ASSIGNMENT that the CITY WILL BE IMPACTED. Many Churches are not on assignment that is why society is not impacted by the church near it. MAKE DISCIPLES is our ASSIGNMENT, carrying this out will IMPACT THE CITY.

How to finish God’s Assignment through the Church

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Once the Church lives up the MEASUREMENT OF GOD, then the Church must find a WAY to FINISH GOD’S ASSIGNMENT .

The PROPHETIC Aspect of the CHURCH is to RECEIVE the WORD FROM GOD.
The APOSTOLIC Aspect of the Church is now to SEND OUT THE WORD and WORK OUT the WORD TO THE WORLD.
Hence for the CHURCH to  FINISH GOD’S ASSIGNEMNT here on this earth the CHURCH must be a SENDING CHURCH.
The CHURCH and YOUR HOUSE must be that APOSTOLIC BASE that will :
A) PURPOSE OF APOSTOLIC BASES
1.IDENTIFY IT’S MISSION.-
Every Church has ONE MISSION, not many “Missions”. So many are confused and go on                                                    “ Missions”, putting up schools, doing SOCIAL WORK, Helping the poor, giving DONATIONS etc…  not realizing that THIS IS NOT MISSION WORK.
The ONLY AND TRUE  MISSION of the CHURCH and every Church is to MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST.(Matt 28:19)
2.RAISE UP STRATEGIC PEOPLE.-
The CHURCH must IDENTIFY THE STRATEGIC PEOPLE who will be able to make an IMPACT in the Market Place.
No use sending people who are not equipped for the work, but people who possess some form of expertize to INVADE the Market Place.
Many Churches send people who are not properly equipped for the task just for the sake of having a “ Mission Trip”.
The kinds of people the church must raise are the :
a)THE RIGHT PEOPLE: People whose lives are RIGHTEOUS and WELL CONNECTED.
b)THE FAITHFUL PEOPLE : People who are TRUE to their WORD and the WORK.
c)THE BEST EQUIPPED PEOPLE: People who can DO THE WORK.
The MARKET PLACE will always find such people, except the Church. The Church will always take the “ REJECTS”, people whose lives are in a mess, people not going anywhere and the lazy ones. It is time for the Church to find the RIGHT, FAITHFUL and BEST EQUIPPED people for the Job.. (Acts 11: 22-24)
3.TRAIN AND EQUIP THE PEOPLE.
Once the Church IDENTIFIES the RIGHT PEOPLE then they must be TRAINED and EQUIPPED effectively.
Many Churches have many “ Training modules” patterned “ after the WORLD’S MANAGEMENT Techniques.
The PROPER TRAINING method the APOSTOLIC and PROPHETIC Church must employ is based on the APOSTOLIC MANDATES and the FIVE FOLD MINISTRIAL Mandate given to us.
The Church must be careful in ensuring that the worlds system is not our training modules.
We can use some of the good modules on certain techniques  but the main essence of training and equipping people must be based on the Apostolic mandates as in the bible. (Eph 4: 12)
4.IDENTIFY and SEND OUT THE PEOPLE INTO THE WORLD.-
Once the PROPER PEOPLE have been identified, trained and equipped, then there has to be a SENDING OUT. Pastors tend to “ keep their people” for themselves, but the proper way is to SEND THEM OUT. We need to send our people to:
a)THE MARKET PLACE.- (SAMARIA)
The MARKET PLACE is the HARDEST GROUND to work on. It is the GROUND OF PHARAOH.
It is the “ Systems of the World, the Kingdoms of the World against the Kingdoms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many Pastors, Evangelists and people of God have been “ swallowed up” by these systems.
The FAME, the MONEY and the POSITION OF ESTEEM has resulted in many churches and Pastors, selling their “ BIRTH RIGHT” just as Esau did for a bowl of food.
It is a SYSTEM OF SLAVERY. A system where PRODUCTION brings benefits, relying on MAN rather than on GOD. To go to this environment you need to be STRONG.
Money cannot be your weakness, Money cannot be your Motivation and Money cannot be your God. (Acts 8:18)
b)THE TAMANS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS. (JUDEA)
These are areas where the PEOPLE KNOW YOU by sight or by name. It is an easier ground to work on.
Every HOUSE in your Taman or neighbourhood is a POTENTIAL WITNESS.
This is the reason why God has put you here, so that the people whom you KNOW WILL BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD.
Use this ground to your ADVANTAGE. This is God’s preparatory Ground for you.
Your TRAINING for the MARKET PLACE starts from this ground.
USE it fully before you go to the MARKET PLACE. .(Acts 11:22-24)
c)THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH.
This is the FINAL FRONTIER.
When we are thoroughly EQUIPPED and TRAINED in the TAMANS and MARKET PLACE, only then will God ALLOW US to GO TO THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.
Once we have gained our EXPERIENCE in the MARKET PLACE, Once we have SHARPENED  our DISCENMENT IN THE TAMANS  and when our ANOINTING IS INCREASED IN CHURCH, only  then we are READY for the NATIONS of the WORLD.
When we go into the NATIONS OF THE WORLD, we come against :
1.THE TERRITORIAL SPIRIT CONTROLLING THE NATION.- There is one demon that the devil places over each nation.  The is the PRINCIPALITIES against powers. (Eph 6: 12) (Dan 10:13)
2.THE DEMONIC FORCES THAT CONTROL THE AREA.: These are a number of demons that take charge of certain areas called Rulers of the darkness of this age(Eph 6:12)(Matt 8:28)
3.THE EVIL SPIRITS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE SOCIETY.: These are the  Demonic Spirits that invades our minds, emotions and all our human weaknesses and they are called the SPIRITUAL HOSTS OF WICKNEDNESS(Eph 6:12) (Acts 19:28)
That is why it is very important for each one of us to be :
1.THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED.(2Tim 3:21)
2.FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 6:3)
B)STEPS IN CARRYING OUT AND FINISHING THE ASSIGNMENT GIVEN TO US BY THE CHURCH.
1.Have the ACCURATE CONCEPT of the Church.-
What the Church really is. The CONCEPT of the Church is not “ DENOMINATIONAL” but SPIRITUAL.
2. It must be built on the ACCURATE MODEL given by Jesus.-
The Church must be thoroughly Apostolic and Prophetic, and not a mixture or cultural potpourri.
3.There must be the CONDUCIVE ATMOSPHERE in the Church.-
God’s Presence must be felt, seen and touched by all. It must the HOUSE OF GOD and GOD’S HABITATION here on earth.
4.The DOMINANT ANOINTING of the Pastor must flow in the House.-
Whatever “anointing” the Senior Pastor carries must be the Main River flowing in the House. It is important that members of the church CARRY this dominant anointing.
5.The Church must have the ACCURATE MISSION-
To make disciples. We are not called to make “Church members”, but DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
6.Correct ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES must be in place-
It must not be run as a “ Company” but a UNIT. We can use the systems of the World to run the Church, but the church cannot be run by the world’s systems.
7.ALLIANCE OF HONORABLE MEN/WOMEN –
The Church must have sons and daughters totally connected to the Father of the House. Like the Israelites, the members of the Church must be TOTALLY BEHIND THE PASTOR, carrying out the MANDATE and the MISSION that GOD has entrusted upon him.

THE MEASURE OF A TRUE PROPHETIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH

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THE MEASURE OF A TRUE PROPHETIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD is the MISSION and MANDATE of the church.


The MISSION of the CHURCH makes the Church-  APOSTOLIC


The MANDATE of the Church makes Church – PROPHETIC.


PROPHETIC means – RECEIVING THE WORD


APOSTOLIC means- SENT OUT TO DO THE WORK OF THE WORD.


Just as the SOWER is the APOSTLE and the SEED he receives is the PROPHETIC. Hence the SOWER when he GOES OUT TO SOW becomes APOSTOLIC and the SEEDS he scatters is PROPHETIC.


The CHURCH today is BUILT on the APOSTLE and the PROPHET.(Eph 2:19-22)
When the CHURCH IS APOSTOLIC  and PROPHETIC in it’s nature, then a MEASUREMENT OF THAT NATURE, PURPOSE AND MANDATE must be taken.


Every CHRUCH will be MEASURED BY GOD to SEE if it has been BUILT ACCORDING TO HIS SPECIFICATIONS.


GOD IS SPECIFIC and he will MEASURE the Church.(Zec 2: 1)
God will MEASURE THE CHURCH :

  1. AS THE GATEWAY OF HEAVEN TO EARTH and the EARTH TO HEAVEN.- (Gen 28:12)
  2. AS THE PILLAR OF TRUTH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.(1Tim 3:15)  (Eph 6:14)
  3. ON IT’S SPIRITUAL POSITION OF STATURE AND FAVOUR. (Acts 2:47)(Acts 4:33)
  4. ON IT’S ACCURATE CONNECTIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER.  (Eph 2:14)
  5. ON ITS RAISING UP OF PEOPLE WITH TRANSFORMED LIVES. (Eph 4:24)
  6. AS THE HABITATION OF GOD AND HIS HOUSE.(Gen 28:17)
  7. ON HOW IT ADVANCES THE KINGDOM.(Mt 16:18-19)


This IS the MEASUREMENT that God will use for the Church. Not how many people there is, how many MISSIONS we have gone for, the many ACTIVITIES we have and the BIG BUILDINGS we have built etc…etc.


In order for us to be MEASURED CORRECTLY then we must know the APOSTOLIC and PROPHETIC MOVE OF GOD.


THE PROPHETIC MOVE OF GOD-  IS THE WORD OF GOD SPOKEN   (Jer 25:1)(Is 8:1)


The PROPHETIC MOVE of God is the WORD that God places in the CHURCH, in the HEARTS OF PEOPLE that will TURN THEM TO GOD, ACCOMPLISH the PURPOSE IT WAS SENT FOR.


Every time that GOD SPEAKS TO MAN IN WORD is the PROPHETIC MOVE OF GOD.


This is the PROPHETIC MOVE- THE WORD BEING SENT TO US not by “Sermons”, but by the PROCEEDING WORD FROM GOD. This WORD WILL :

1.Create MOVEMENTS, – Shake the Spiritual environment

2.Cause the ENVIROMENT to change,- Unhealthy changed to healthy

3.Lift us out of CHILDHOOD into MANHOOD, -increase of stature

4.Move MINISTERS to becoming SAINTS. – growing from Glory to Glory

5.Direct us with a CLARITY of Purpose,- You will KNOW your direction

6.Empower us with a HOLY PASSION- you will not run dry

7.Release HEALING and DELIVERANCE- Demons set free

8.Realign us with RENEWED PRIORITIES- fresh input

9.Create GOD CONSCIOUSNESS – you will be aware of God

10.Gather us as a SANCTIFIED PEOPLE- people set apart.

11.VAPORISE the Plan of the Enemy.- Satan cannot defeat you

12.INSTILL actions of Faith- you will be a go getter

13.CANCEL History of the Past-no painful memories

14.THRUST Obedience Into Your Life,- no more fighting with God

15.Create a people SOLD OUT for God- you will be on fire

16.RAISE Up Destiny Driven People,- you will know your destination

17.Help YOU SEE The Future,- you know where you are going

18.CREATE DECLARERS- and not COMPLAINERS.

The APOSTOLIC MOVE OF GOD-IS THE WORD OF GOD IN ACTION. (Matt 28:19)


The WORD that is received by Man is now PUT INTO ACTION through IMPLEMENTION, DEEDS and ACTION is the APOSTOLIC MOVE OF GOD.


The APOSTLES were people who were SENT FOR A PURPOSE WITH THE WORD. The WORD they received from God they WENT and:


1.LAID FOUNDATIONS.- Like Paul what Word we receive we must LAY THE FOUNDATION. We must SPEAK TO PEOPLE until we SEE it TAKING ROOT IN THEIR LIVES.


So many people just speak once or twice and then let go of it because they do not see the person really accepting what they are saying. We have to just keep SPEAKING until we see it taking root. For a seed to be planted we must first PUSH the seed INTO the Ground.(1Cor 3:10)


2.BUILD UPON IT.- Once the SEED Is PUSHED IN then we must pile the soil upon it to ensure that it is well grounded. So after speaking the WORD we must ensure that we BUILD UPON IT.


Do not give them so many things to look into, just what is needed in their lives and  pile more on it until you see the “LEAVES” sprouting. These leaves sprouting is when the person begins to see small “ CHANGES” HAPPENING after the WORD was spoken.   (Is 28:10)


3.MANTAIN IT.-  To MAINTAIN something is difficult, that is why once we see the person “responding and beginning to change” we must now ENSURE THAT IT CONTINUES. Making a “DISCIPLE” is not “ TOUCH and GO”.


Making a Disciple requires SELF DISCIPLINE. You must now keep “ WATERING” the “ young shoot”. Water it with encouragement, affirmation, positive remarks etc… all of this will help the person to grow STRONGER. Put in the right INGREDIENTS. (1Cor 3:6)


4.SAW IT BEARING FRUIT. – The APOSTOLIC WORK is only completed when the seed you have planted starts BEARING FRUIT.


Whatever you had sowed in the PROPHETIC and if you have laid the foundations, built upon it, maintained it then you will see the fruits and so the ONE SEED you planted now has MANY FRUITS bearing HUNDRED’S OF SEEDS. This is what it means to have a “HUNDREDFOLD” crop.(Col 1:10)


This is what Paul did. What WORD he received from the Lord, He laid the foundations, then built precept upon precept, went back to ensure there was maintenance being done and finally saw the FRUITS of his sowing.


It is the APOSTOLIC and PROPHETIC MOVE of God that will ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD to takes over the KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD.

MISSION AND MANDATE OF THE ORIGINAL CHURCH

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The CHURCH (YOU and I)  is the ground of God for the SEED (His WORD) to be planted in.(Lk 8:11)  

When we receive the SEED and allow it to GROW, then we become the SOWER. The WORD becomes FLESH(Jn 1:14)

As the SOWER who now has SEEDS(From one seed in us, we now will have  MANY SEEDS) so we must GO FORTH TO SOW.(Matt 13:4)


In order to SOW we must SEE and ENTER into the KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST.

Once the KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN US, WE BECOME THE KINGDOM, and when WE ARE THE KINGDOM of GOD, then God will ADVANCE HIS KINGDOM(US) to IMPACT the KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD.

KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD- are the “Kingdoms of Man, controlled by Satan) (Lk 4:5)

Hence the ORIGINAL MANDATE and MISSION of the ORIGINAL CHURCH is to “ BRING these KINGDOMS of the WORLD to become the “KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST” (Rev 11:15)

Now HOW do we do this??

We do this by the MANDATE and the MISSION that Jesus has given us when  Jesus said for us to “ GO” (Matt 28: 19)

MANDATE:  The word mandate means authoritative command or instruction; a formal order or commission granted by a superior;

As an “ APOSTOLIC CHURCH” we have an APOSTOLIC MANDATE.

The apostolic mandate is the divine directive given by God to a person that comes with the delegated authority to carry out a specific decree or order.

A) The APOSTOLIC MANDATE (Matt 28:19)

1.TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS AND TO ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD-through the gospel and empowering the people of God to impact their communities and the world around them.

This will release the PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION that will cause the people to mature and challenge them to rise to new realms in Christ and beyond the control and dictates of religion.

RELIGION will be put to an end when the people of God become HIS DISCIPLES and not the disciples of their “DENOMINATIONS”.

2.TO LAY THE FOUNDATION, OVERSEE ,  ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN- God’s divine order in the Church.

This will bring an end to RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS and the DOCTRINES OF MEN which bind the creation of God in ignorance and darkness.

It will facilitate the DELIVERANCE from the MIND OF MAN  to God’s creation with entrance into His kingdom through salvation.

It will begin to ERIDICATE SIN CONSCIOUSNESS, which has been unlawfully placed upon the body of Christ, through the power of the blood of the eternal sacrifice, Jesus Christ.
The mandate of Jesus Christ was to reveal the Father

The mandate of John the Baptist was to call a nation to repentance and prepare the way of the “Lamb of God who would take away the sin of the world”

Paul’s mandate was to go to the Gentiles to proclaim “Christ in you, the hope of glory” along with the many hidden mysteries of God.

Peter’s mandate was to go to the Jews and reveal the fulfillment of the law, Jesus Christ.

The mandate of Moses was to deliver the children of Israel, bring order to the people, and raise up a kingdom of priests.

Joseph’s mandate was to feed the nations.

The apostolic mandate removes this fear, for once embraced, it is no longer all about us but it is all about Him and it brings the freedom to come together unconditionally for the will of our Heavenly Father.

There is a remnant of the people of God who are awakening to the apostolic mandate that is upon the church through the restoration of the apostolic and prophetic callings.

This restoration is bringing strength and resolve to us as we venture forward in the establishment of the kingdom.

Let us continue to pray and respond to the apostolic mandate that is upon us in this hour to establish His wonderful kingdom.

B).THE APOSTOLIC MISSION : (Matt 28:19-20)

The APOSTOLIC MISSION of the Church was first given to the NATION OF ISRAEL to be a BLESSING and to bring the other nations to God. (Gen 12 : 3)

Jesus now gives us his CHURCH  this APOSTOLIC MISSION and that is – TO MAKE DISCIPLES and to do this the APOSTOLIC WAY we must ensure that it is carried out according to his word.

The Church’s Mission

The Church is given the same mission assigned to Israel.

Like Israel before, the church is comprised of a particular people blessed by God in order to be channels of blessing to the entire world.

The church, the new covenant community of God, is the new nation – the new salt, light, and city set on a hill, given the commission of Israel to be a light to the nations  of this earth. (Matthew 5:13-16).

The call is summarized in the mandate to “make disciples” – pupils, students, learners, followers of Christ.

This is done through :

1.GOING:

Every account of the commission has this element. We cannot reach people if we never get where they are.

“Jesus did not command the whole world to go to church. Jesus commanded His church to go to the world.”(Jn 20 : 21)

2.MAKING DISCIPLES :

Every member of every church has been told to make disciples – the going is a necessary part of making disciples.

Where do teachers come from who will share Christ? They come from among the church members.

Where do preachers come from? It is not from seminary, but rather from among the church members.

Where do missionaries come from? They come from among the ranks of church members just like you.

God is still calling people to fields of labor, but too many people are not answering that call.

It was found that only 2% of all believers had ever introduced another person to Christ
3.BAPTIZING: – Through baptism into the triune name of God, people are initiated into the covenant community through personal identification and association with the living God.

Through faithful obedience to Christ’s teaching, Christ’s disciples follow him, demonstrating their allegiance through faithful works of love, mercy, and truth.

The commission is given to the entire church. Therefore, every member of the covenant community is to be involved in God’s mission.

4.TEACHING : Through TEACHING of HIS WORD the believer is brought to KNOW and UNDERSTAND the PRECEPTS of God.

Through this TEACHING, the believer is brought to OBEY EVERY WORD and this OBEDIENCE will bring about the TRANSFORMATION of his life.

OBEDIENCE is the KEY to making DISCIPLES. OBEDIENCE to his WORD and WAY is what we must impart to people.

OBEDIENCE will RELEASE the POWER OF GOD that SIGNS and WONDERS will follow you.
PARTICIPATING IN MISSION:

The church is a community with a mission. The entire church is given the responsibility to carry out God’s mission.

Mission is not simply for specialty groups or experts. Neither is missions simply an overseas trip.

Every facet of the church’s life should promote the mission of God, both locally and abroad.

All of God’s people are “goers” in whatever circumstance they find themselves in – sent into the world as channels of God’s blessing. Your FIELD to SOW SEEDS is the MARKET PLACE.

In this way, the church is an “apostolic community,” a community sent into the world to proclaim and live the gospel for the good of all.

Every believer is called to take part in this great work.

Jesus’ presence is found in the midst of his missional community: “I will be with you always.” This is where Jesus is most noticeably present in this world.

If the church desires to know Christ’s presence, it must be involved in Christ’s mission.

The church exists as a result of mission and for the sake of mission.
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