THE SPIRITUAL ATTACKS ON THE CHURCH

Even  the Gates of Hades will not prevail against the Church
( Matt 16:18)

Jesus even tells us that the GATES OF HADES will come against the Church and in the Book of Revelation Jesus talks about the “Spiritual attacks” within the Church. The Church has to be aware that many kinds of Spirits will come against it and identifying the “Mani ones” will help the Church to guard against such attacks.

There are three “ Main kinds of Spirits” that usually are present and attack the Church from within. They are the

a) The ABSALOM SPIRIT –That will DIVIDE and DESTROY the Church. (2Cor 11:12-15)

b) The JEZEBEL SPIRIT – That will SABOTAGE the PURPOSE of God for the Church.(Rev 2:20)

c) The PYTHON SPIRIT.-That will SUFFOCATE the FLOW of the HOLY SPIRIT.(Acts 16:16-19)

a) ABSALOM SPIRIT – This “Spirit” will like Absalom manipulate the people to RISE UP against the Pastor through CRITICISMS, CONDEMNATIONS and COMMENTS thereby arousing the sentiments of the believers to feel and believe that the Pastor is not doing his “job”. This “Spirit” will use people who are “ close” to the Pastor and influence their affections and alignment to the Pastor and when it is fully manifested will RISE up against the Pastor and then LEAVE the Church drawing people to follow them.  The “Spirit will create  “Hidden Rebellion, Manipulation, Influence, Desire to be in command, Self advancement and fault finding to create DIVISION and DISPERSION. (2Sam14:25-28 )

b) JEZEBEL SPIRIT- This “Spirit” is like “Jezebel” the wife of King Ahab who will TURN PEOPLE’S HEARTS away from God, move them to follow “ false teachings and concepts that will turn the HEARTS of the people away from God. This “ Spirit” will use “ Flattery, Intimidation, False Prophecies and form Cliques” to destroy the PLANS and PURPOSES that God has for the Church.  (Rev 2:20)

c) PYTHON SPIRIT- As in Genesis where the “ Snake” came to Eave to deceive her, this “Spirit” will deceive the people by introducing the “ WORLD’S SYSTEMS and BELIEFS to run the Church thereby replacing the MOVE OF THE SPIRIT. The Church will focus on the MATERIAL ASPECT of building rather than the SPIRITUAL ASPECT where the world’s ways of “Ministering” like “ Counselling, Mind Mapping, Group Therapy,  New Age religious activities,  Self Righteousness and Physiology rather than the “WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE of the Holy Spirit. This will lead the Church to operate in the  NATURAL rather than SUPERNATURAL. (Acts 16:16-19) 

All such “Spirits” will be JUDGED by God, Absalom hung from a tree, Jezebel was thrown down from the window and the Snake’s head was crushed so also will those who allow such “Spirits” to use them be dealt with by God.

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

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Honouring Spiritual Fathers

18th September, 2011

KL-ISAAC Combined Worship at Kingdom Transformation Sanctuary with Ps Steven Agustinus from ISAAC-Indonesia.

Pastor Steven Agustinus

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  • We have to set God’s house into order
  • Everybody must believe and pursue the same thing
  • Once all believe in the same thing then the passion will start to manifest. Then we can move as one… act as one..

MOBILIZING EVERY PERSON

28th August, 2011

Lesson Ten

 MOBILIZING EVERY PERSON

“And they went through the camp and commanded all the people(Jos 3:3)

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

One of the most difficult areas for any Pastor to have, is to “Mobilize every single person” in the church and yet Joshua commanded this mobilization.

For the Church to have an “ Accurate Mission” EVERY PERSON must be involved in allowing themselves to become the “ GATEWAY” from heaven to earth, to be in a Position of STATURE and INFLUENCE and then to ADVANCE the Kingdom of God to every City and province.

Hence EVERY PERSON in the church must GET INVOLVED, no person can “ have themselves excused” from this call of God. So many sit in the church as “ spectators” instead of being “partakers”. Jesus the “ Landlord” wants EVERY worker to work.

The “Mobilization” of the Church involves 3 areas:

a)To meet the NEEDS of the people IN the Church.(Acts 6:1-4)

b)To meet the NEEDS of the people OUTSIDE the church. ((Acts 9: 32-34)

c)To ADVANCE the Kingdom of God breaking down strongholds.(Acts 14:8-12)

So the Pastor must RAISE UP people to handle :

a)The ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES of the Church: All forms of administration, from finances to clerical work, the Pastor must be FREE to do what he has been mandated by God to do. Very often the Pastor does all of these things.

b)The PASTORAL MINISTERING of the Believers in the Church: There are so many people who need ministering in Counseling, areas of relationships, emotional needs, simple spiritual updates etc.. all of these the Pastor must have a “Pastoral Team” to handle. He cannot be like Moses who tried to handle all the people.

c)The MINISTERAL affairs of the Church: All the various teams such as the Prayer team, the Worship team, the Children’s ministry, the youth etc.. the Pastor must have the necessary people to handle these areas.

d)The PHYSICAL needs of the Church: So many Pastors are called to even handle the repairing of toilets, changing lightbulbs, painting etc.. all of this must be handled by his       “ Maintenance team”.

e)The SOCIAL aspects of the Church: The Pastor must set up people with the right attitude and compassion to handle the orphans and widows and all those who are poor.

It is very important that the Pastor MOBILIZES EVERY PERSON in the Church, because God had put them in the Church to be USED both in the SPIRITUAL and in the NATURAL and this mobilization must always come under the AUTHORITY OF THE PASTOR.

No person assigned is ABOVE the Pastor. Many Churches have been split because those raised up by the Pastor, eventually ROSE UP against the very person who raised them up. MOBILIZATION brings RESPONSIBILITY and this must produce SUBMISSION.

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KTS 1st Year Anniversary and Family Day 2011

Date: August 2011

This has indeed been a YEAR OF ACCELERATION. Everything has been moving at a faster pace. Eversince coming to Old Klang Road and starting KTS, things have moved pretty fast. God has really been building the Church and the people up. Lives are being transformed, blessings are pouring in and most of all the “ PROPHECIES” that have been given to the sons and daughters are beginning to come true and bear fruit.

I see that the Church will now begin to ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD and this will OPEN the doors of the church for man to come in. I urge all sons and daughters of KTS to prepare yourselves for the “ Spiritual Tsunami” that is to come.

Our Family Day was such a wonderful time, everyone who came enjoyed themselves but what was important was that we were a “ FAMILY”. No one “kept to themselves” all joined in the fun from the Pastors to the people we were ONE. This is what Church is all about, when the people become ONE.

I BELIEVE GREATER THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN and I urge everyone in KTS let us come together as ONE for the might works, signs and wonders that God is going to release into KTS.

LET US MOVE OUT AND MOVE ON,


Pastor Michel Wright
Spiritual Father of the House,
Kingdom Transformation Sanctuary

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ACCURATE MISSION OF THE CHURCH

14th August, 2011

Lesson Nine

“Through the manifold wisdom of God, should be made known to the Rulers and Authorities in the heavenly realms according to the eternal purpose that has been fulfilled through Jesus Christ” (Eph 3:10-11)

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

Many Churches “GO FOR MISSION” TRIPS but this is not the accurate mission,  for the CHURCH HAS BEEN PLACED BY God on earth for a MISSION and this MISSION is divided into 3 parts.

1. MISSION IN the CHURCH.- GATEWAY of Heaven to Earth (Gen 28:10-22)

When the Church is the “ GATEWAY” of heaven to earth, like the ladder that Jacob saw in his dream, then the PRESENCE of God will be seen, there will be ACCURATE GOVERNEMNT in the Church, Heaven’s RESOURCES will flow into the church, REVELATIONS, SIGNS and WONDERS will happen, ACCURATE REPRESENTATION of God’s Word without deception will be given, DIVINE NATURE will overtake Human nature, LIVES will be transformed, a new BREED without GREED will emerge, SONS and DAUGHTERS will take over the members, there will be NO DIVIDING WALLS, GOD will INHABIT and not visit the Church and the Church will be a HOUSE of Prayer and of God.

2.MISSION OF the CHURCH.- A POSITION OF STATURE,INFLUENCE and FAVOUR(Acts 2:47)

In becoming the “ Gateway of Heaven to earth” the Church will now begin to INFLUENCE Society around it. The Church will become the ACCURATE MODEL for other churches, GOD’S AUTHORITY will propel the Church, there will be DIRECT ACCESS to God, BLESSINGS from God will flow into the church, the WORKS of the ENEMY will be destroyed, the WORKS of the Kingdom will take over the programs of man, RULERS and GOVERNORS will seek advice from the Church, ALL kinds of EVIL surrounding the Church will die off and EVERYONE around the Church will hold the Church in AWE and HIGH ESTEEM.

3.MISSION FOR the CHURCH. –ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD on earth(Rev 12:10-11)

When  the Church has INFLUENCE then the Church will ADVANCE. It will begin with the PERSONAL MISSION of the Believer to PREACH the Good News, CAST out demons, LAY HANDS on the sick, SET the CAPTIVES FREE, Make the BLIND to SEE, MAKE DISCIPLES of the people, TEACHING them to OBEY all of God’s commands, HEAL the BROKENHEARTED and PROCLAIMING that today is the day of Salvation. Once this becomes the norm the Church will have a KINGDOM MENTALITY and CULTURE and not the culture of man, the Church will REACH out to the poor, the orphans and widows, ESTABLISH Covenanted RELATIONSHIPS with other churches, thus BREAKING DOWN the STRONGHOLDS of Satan by PREACHING VICTORY, DELCARING HIS KINGDOM TO COME, ALIGNING itself to God, SHUTTING DOWN

Darkness within by SPEAKING the PROCEEDING WORD and MOVING OUT and MOVING ON

Thus EXPANDING the KINGDOM to the ends of the earth. This is ACCURATE MISSION.

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YOUR ANOINTING

7th August, 2011

Lesson Eight

“For you have an ANOINTING from the Holy One” (1Jn 2: 20)

The ANOINTING of the CHURCH(shoulders) will now flow onto the Body(BELIEVER) and hence every believer is ANOINTED by God. Anointing is not for personal glory it is to carry out the WORK OF GOD.

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

The ANOINTING that we have will:

a)TEACH US- To know all truth. ((1Jn 2: 27)

b)ENABLE YOU TO DO THE LORD’S WORK- Carry out your assignment. (Zech 4: 14)

c)ENABLES HEALING TO TAKE PLACE-Healings will take place in your life.(Acts 10:38)

There are “many kinds” of anointing in the church but the main anointings are:

1.The PROPHETIC ANOINTING.(2Pet 1: 9)

2.The WORSHIP ANOINTING.(2Chor 29:28)

3.The HEALING ANOINTING.(1Cor 12:9)

These are the major anointing in the church that EACH BELIEVER has and as a BELIEVER we must know what we carry in order to OPERATE EFFECTIVELY.

The PROPHETIC ANOINTING will inspire growth, release potential, place the right people in the church, reveal divine strategies, make the church look beyond it’s own territories, activate the Prophet, install God’s Government, break the limitations of the past and be a battleax to defeat the enemy breaking down strongholds and bondages.

The WORSHIP ANOINTING will bring down the presence of God, Saturate the atmosphere with a God consciousness,  make the Worship team and the people to be carriers of his presence  and not just proclaimers, release the Prophetic dimension in the Church, thus making the presence of God to be revealed in his Sovereign presence, his Manifested deity, his Awesome power, his Anointed flow, his Indwelling presence and his Heavenly realm to saturate the Church and the believers, just as when Solomon dedicated the Temple and God’s Presence was fully manifested.

The HEALING ANOINTING will make us the Carriers of a particular  healing anointing, ardent preachers of the Word, to operate in Faith, To have knowledge of the kind of miracle God wants to manifest, to see the impossible happen, to fore know the kind of healing that will take place, stop the entry points for sickness to come in, help increase the faith of the sick person, enabling them to be responsive to the healing touch, braking any demonic manifestation and know the exact time for the healing to take place.

As BELIEVERS we must KNOW the ANOINTINGS we carry as this will enable us to OPERATE more effectively and accurately. The DOMINANT ANOINTING OF THE PASTOR will flow from the HEAD  to the SHOULDERS (Church) and to the BODY(Believer).

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ANOINTING IN THE CHURCH – DOMINANT ANOINTING

31st July, 2011

Lesson Seven

“The seven stars which you saw and the seven Golden  Lampstands”(Rev 1:20)

The DOMINANT ANOINTING of the Senior Pastor will now flow onto the CHURCH(As when the oil flowed from Aaron’s head then to his beard, then  shoulders, then onto his robes and then to his feet.(Ps 133:2).Hence each Church will have a PARTICULAR ANOINTING.

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

When the anointing flows from the head to the shoulders(Church), the anointi9ng will bring with it the “ GOVERNMENT” of God to the Church. Many churches are blessed but very few are anointed. Anointed Churches will have the “Government of God” upon it and it will show itself and so the “ anointed Church” will be :

1.A HOUSE OF PRAYER:  (Lk 19:46) An Anointed Church must first become a “ HOUSE OF PRAYER”. To be a “ House of prayer does not mean having prayer vigils, Intercession groups, all sorts of prayer seminars, but having the SPIRIT TO PRAY. This will lead the church to always:

a)GIVE THANKS and PRAISE TO GOD:. (Eph 4:6)

b.UN WAVERING SUPPLICATION:.(Eph 4: 6)

c.HAVE ACCURACY AND PRECISION : Eph 1:16-19)

2.HOUSE OF GOD (Matt 12:4):  An anointed Church with God’s Government will make the Church to be a HOUSE OF GOD where God resides not visits. This “House of God” will manifest itself by:

a. The MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS.

b. The OUTWORKING of the FIVE FOLD MINISTRY GIFTS.

c. REVELATIONS,SIGNS and WONDERS

d)PROVISIONS of FINANCES, GOODS, BLESSINGS and GRAC E.

 

3.COVENANTED RELATIONSHIPS. (Acts 6: 3): The Anointed Church with God’s Government will have people totally covenanted to the Pastor. This will show itself in:

a)SOUND MARRIAGES

b)COMMITTED MINISTRY TEAMS.

 

4.SOVERIGN MOVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 13: 2-4): The Holy Spirit will be able to MOVE freely without any hindrance  and this will produce:

a)THRONE ROOM WORSHIP

b)TRANSFORMED LIVES

c)FULFILMENT OF DESTINY.

d)IMPACT AND INFLUENCE.

Anointed churches  have God’s government opening the floodgates for personal anointing.

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ANOINTING IN THE CHURCH – DOMINANT ANOINTING

24th July, 2011

Lesson Six

DOMINANT ANOINTING

When the RIGHT OPERATIONAL DYNAMICS is put in place in the CHURCH, then the CHURCH WILL BE READY TO RELEASE THE ANOINTING that God has PLACED IN THE CHURCH.EVERY CHURCH carries a PARTICULAR ANOINTING.

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

One church may have the HEALING ANOINTING, another TEACHING ANOINTING  another EVANGELISTIC ANOINTING so DEPENDING on the ANOINTING OF THE SENIOR PASTOR, that is the ANOINTING that the Church will carry the MOST.
The DOMINANT ANOINTING of the SENIOR PASTOR plays an important part in SHAPING the NATURE and FACE of the CHURCH.
1) DOMINANT ANOINTING OF THE SENIOR PASTOR (Eph 3: 2)
The DOMINANT ANOINTING is the sum total of the:
a)GIFT OF THE SENIOR  PASTOR
b)GRACE that the  SENIOR Pastor carries.
c)WISDOM the SENIOR PASTOR has.
d)MATURITY the SENIOR PASTOR carries.
Hence the SENIOR PASTOR must be the MOST SPIRITUAL, MATURED and ANOINTED person of the Church.
God will MOLD , MELT and TRANSFORM the SENIOR PASTOR in his HEART, through the DEVELOPMENT OF HIS CHARACTER, SHARPENING his SPIRITUAL MATURITY and INCREASING his WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE thus GIVING HIM INSIGHT and UNDERSTANDING of ALL THINGS, both SPIRITUAL and NATURAL pertaining to life.
As GOD FORMED ADAM the first SENIOR PASTOR so also GOD WILL FORM the SET MAN so that he can carry this anointing. This ANOINTING does not come from going to Bible School, having degrees and titles to his name, this ANOINTING comes from GOD’S DEALINGS in his life.
What he carries, will lay :
a)A STRONG FOUNDATION for the Church.
b)It will SATURATE the Atmosphere of the Church.
c)It will STEADY the course of the Church.
d)Certain MIRACLES/SIGNS/WONDERS will flow from HIS ANOINTING.
2. HOW THIS ANOINTING WILL MANIFEST:
This DOMINANT ANOINTING will manifest through the Senior Pastor in various forms and this will SHAPE and FORM the CHURCH. This ANOINTING will MANIFEST through :
a)HIS CALL: (Jer 1: 5)
God will CALL the SET MAN even before he has been FORMED in his Mother’s womb. God’s CALL is given but the SET MAN may receive it years later. This CALL from GOD will have a CLARITY and a PURPOSE to DO THE WILL OF GOD.
There is a SPECIFIC DETAIL PLAN that God has WORKED OUT in the set man so that the WILL OF GOD will be fulfilled.
Paul was such a man that God had CHOSEN for a SPECIFIC PURPOSE and that is to MINISTER to the GENTILES.(Rom 11: 13-14)
So also the SET MAN will be CALLED by God for a PARTICULAR PURPOSE reaching out to a PARTICULAR PEOPLE.
Hence the SET MAN must know WHO called him  WHY he has been called and to WHOM he must give account to .( Col 1: 25 )
That is why the SENIOR PASTOR is NOT ANSWERABLE to the people of the Church, he is ANSWERABLE TO GOD.
The people of the CHURCH ARE ANSWERABLE TO THE PASTOR. (Heb 13: 17)
b)HIS STEWARDSHIP (Eph 3: 2)
When God gives the DOMINANT ANOINTING to the SET MAN there is GRACE that has been also given to him. After God has found the SET MAN to be FAITHFUL and TRUSTWORTHY through God’s DEALINGS in his life,  God will now ENTRUST him with GRACE that is needed to RUN the church.
The QUALITY of his GRACE is the “ THINGS OF THE SPIRIT” that God will give him, like:
1.GIFTS of the Holy Spirit.
2.WISDOM of the Holy Spirit.
3.DISCERNMENT of the Holy Spirit.
4.COURAGE and STRENGTH of the Holy Spirit
5.REVELATIONS/INSIGHTS/UNDERSTANDING of the Holy Spirit.  Hence if he is FAITHFUL in small things God will release GREATER things. (Matt 25:29)
3.HIS REVELATION AND INSIGHTS(Eph 3: 3)
God will REVEAL to the SET MAN the MYSTERIES and INSIGHTS of his WORD, PURPOSE and how much of REVELATION, INSIGHTS and GRACE that the SET MAN carries is how much God has ENTRUSTED HIM with.
That is why God will CHOOSE ONE MAN to DOWNLOAD all his INSIGHTS and REVELATIONS so that the PURPOSE and PLAN of God will be fulfilled.(Eph 3: 5)
REVELATIONS are God’s UNDERSTANDINGS to his WORD and PURPOSE.
INSIGHTS is MAN’S UNDERSTANDING on how to FULFILL God’s PURPOSE.
That is why every PASTOR must have REVELATION and INSIGHT, not INFORMATION and KNOWLEDGE.
4.HIS PREACHING AND MINISTRY (Eph 3: 7-8)
The DOMINANT ANOINTING of the Pastor and the GRACE will manifest through his PREACHING and his MINISTRY. The PREACHING and TEACHING ASPECTS of his ministry will reveal the DOMINANT ANOINTING.(Eph 3: 7-8)
Hence when the SENIOR PASTOR PREACHES, :
1.FAITH is released into the hearts of those hearing.
2.CONFESSION comes forth from the mouth of the hearers.
Hence when the DOMINANT ANOINTING of the Pastor is used the WORD OF FAITH will become the SUBSTANCE of their hearts and their MOUTHS will CONFESS that word of Faith.
The PREACHING of the SET MAN will cause people’s hearts to ALIGN themselves to GOD and to FULFILL the PLANS and PURPOSES of God.
The PREACHING of the SET MAN will also REDESIGN THE CHURCH, it will PULL DOWN STRONGHOLDS, BUILD WALLS OF PROTECTION and help TRANSFORM LIVES.(Acts 2: 37-38)
5. THE APOSTOLIC STRATEGIES (Eph 3: 9-10)
The DOMINANT ANOINTING of the SET MAN is to bring the RIGHT  STRATEGIES so that God’s Plans and purposes can be fulfilled.
The SET MAN must put into ACTION what God is saying and doing. Hence when the people HEAR what God wants them to DO they will get EXCITED and respond to the STRATEGIES that must be put in place.
God gave Paul not only the POWER TO PREACH but also HOW to CARRY OUT the PLANS and PURPOSES of God.(Acts 16: 1-3)
Paul STEP by STEP began  to IMPLEMENT what GOD was REVEALING to him. Hence when the PURPOSES of God are fulfilled the WORKS OF THE DEVIL will CEASE.
The DEVIL keeps on attacking the Church because he wants to PREVENT the purposes of God to be fulfilled. However when the WORK IS DONE then ALL THE STRONGHOLDS OF SATAN on the CHURCH and it’s PEOPLE will CEASE. (Acts 16:18)
The CHURCH is GOD’S PLAN to STOP THE DEVIL FROM SPREADING HIS WORKS.
That is why when CHURCHES FAIL TO IMPACT THE CITY and TRANSFORM the NATION, all kinds of EVILS in the country will continue.
As CHRISTIANS we DEMONSTRATE the POWER OF GOD in our LIVES BEING CHANGED because as LIVES ARE transformed THE NATION AROUND US WILL BE TRANSFORMED.
This is the PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH- TO CHANGE THE ATMOSPHERE OF EVIL AROUND IT and if EVERY CHURCH planted by God in every area is able to HELP TRANSFORM the area around it then area by area gets transformed and one day the WHOLE CITY get transformed.
This is why GOD PLANTED CHURCHES IN EVERY AREA OF THE COUNTRY, not to BUILD BIGGER BUILDINGS but to HELP TRANSFORM THAT AREA.
YOUR HOUSE which is God’s LITTLE CHURCH is to help TRANSFORM your TAMAN, not for you to just have BBQ’s, FAMILY GATHERINGS, PARTIES, these are ok but more important to help the CHURCH to transform the area.
This is APOSTOLIC STRATEGY.
1.The DOMINANT ANOINTING is to FULFILL God’s PLANS and PURPOSES.
2.The PREACHING and MINISTRY is to REACH OUT and BRING the FISH(People)
3.The PROGRAMS IN THE CHURCH and it’s ACTIVITIES that FLOW from the DOMINANT Anointing,   are to HELP those who come to CHURCH to be TAUGHT, MOLDED and TRANSFORMED so that they can be the INSTRUMENTS for God to be used OUTSIDE the CHURCH.
The DOMINANT ANOINTING IS WHAT God gives to the SET MAN(SENIOR PASTOR) and EVERYONE in the CHURCH must come UNDER THIS ANOINTING.
Once you are SUBMISSIVE TO THIS ANOINTING, then the DOMINANT ANOINTING will begin to also FLOW in your life. In the next two sermons, you will SEE how to RECEIVE this DOMINANT ANOINTING and to FLOW, WORK and be TRANSFORMED by it.
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OPERATION OF THE CHURCH

17th July, 2011
Lesson Five
Once the CHURCH GROWS, then the RIGHT OPERATING PROCEDURES must be PUT IN PLACE in the Church.

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

God gave Adam the RIGHT OPERATING PROCEDURES for his FIRST CHURCH, when God said :
a)To OBEY his voice in eating the  from RIGHT tree.(Gen 2: 17)
b)To EAT the right food in the Garden.(Gen 29)
c)To NAME every animal. (Gen 2: 19)
Paul also  gave the RIGHT OPERATING PROCEDURES to all the Churches he set up and visited:
a)To the CHURCH OF CORINTH, He told them to  have the RIGHT ATTITUDES on dressing, behaviour, how to celebrate the Lord’s supper etc…
b)To the CHURCH OF GALATICIA on how to LIVE IN THE SPIRIT.
c)To the CHURCH OF EPHESUS on how the NEW MAN must live, putting the WHOLE ARMOUR of God…etc..
Hence when the CHURCH GROWS, then these ACCURATE PROCEDURES must be put in place, that the Church will be RUN IN ACCORDANCE to the PRINCIPLES OF GOD
EVERY GIFT that the HOLY SPIRIT has given to US is not for us to “ FLY OFF” in our “PERSONAL MINISTRIES” but the GIFTS are to be USED TO RUN THE CHURCH.
Every BLESSING you receive in your “Personal Capacity” to to BLESS THE HOUSE OF GOD in return.
Every PERSON you MINISTER TO outside of the Church is for you to BRING THAT PERSON INTO THE CHURCH.
Every believer has their OWN INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY AND MENTALITY, BUT AS A CHURCH we must INTERGRATE ALL these “ Individual traits” to becoming “CORPORATE”.
CORPORATE OPERATION DYNAMICS:
Every INDIVIDUAL in the Church, must WORK TOGETHER for the GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. The Pastor has his OWN SPHERE OF RESPONSIBILITY and the MEMBERS have theirs.
EACH INDIVIDUAL must SUPPLY LIFE into the body just as each CELL in the human Body  “ contributes” to the LIFE OF THE BODY.
EACH BELIEVER IN THE CHURCH must WORK OUT HIS/HER SALVATION and to MAINTAIN their OWN PERSONAL GROWTH.
The PASTOR is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL GROWTH- YOU ARE!!!!
Hence to PREPARE THE CHURCH FOR MINISTRY we must REALIZE that there  are TWO SPHERES OF WORK that will enable the CHURCH TO GROW and to BE ON MISSION:
These TWO SPHERES  are :
a)WORK IN THE CHURCH.(Acts 6:1-2)
b)WORK OF THE CHURCH.(Acts 6: 3-4)
There is much “ CONFUSION” about “ WORK IN THE CHURCH” and “WORK OF THE CHURCH”.
1.WORK IN THE CHURCH:
The first OPERATIONAL DYNAMICS to help RUN the CHURCH is ALL THE WORK that is to be DONE IN THE CHURCH. In every Church there is WORK that needs to be DONE IN THE CHURCH.
a)ADMINISTRATION: The gift of administration is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a particular unit of the body of Christ, and to devise and execute effective plans for the accomplishment of those goals. Administration includes FINANCES, OFFICE Procedures and other related fields of administration. (1Cor 12:28)(Lk 14: 28-30)
b)BUILDING MAINTENANCE : The Church needs to be MAINTAINED , all the utilities, air conds, lights, fittings, furniture and every item associated to the building HAS TO BE MAINTAINED .
c)EQUIPMENT:  All forms of “EQUIPMENT” such as musical instruments, PA Systems, must be handled by this department.
d)INTERIOR MANAGEMENT: All forms of church decorations, floral arrangements, communion handling, etc… is done by people chosen for their area of “ Talent”.
There is however  a MORE IMPORTANT aspect of the WORK that has to be carried out in every Church and this is the WORK OF THE CHURCH.
2. WORK OF THE CHURCH:
This is the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT of WORK that has to be carried out in any Church. Most people get “ STUCK” doing the WORK IN THE CHURCH, thus believing that is all that God has put them in the church for….to SERVE IN THE CHURCH and they are happy to do so.
WORK OF THE CHURCH is the MISSION and PURPOSE of the CHURCH that God has placed in the HEART OF THE PASTOR.  Thus the Pastor is the ONE that now MUST ENSURE that this DIVINE WORK is carried out and EVERY MEMBER of the CHURCH has to BE INVOLVED in this aspect of WORK. Whilst WORK in the CHURCH is VOLUNTARY, WORK OF THE CHURCH is MANDATORY for EVERY SON and DAUGHTER, BELIEVER and MEMBER.
WORK OF THE CHURCH involves :
a)INVITATION : Peter issued an IMPORTANT INVITATION to the people that were listening to him to MAKE A DECISION TO CROSS OVER TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD. People were invited to ACCEPT the LORD and to BE BAPTISED and then to be ADDED TO THE CHURCH. Hence every member of the Church MUST INVITE PEOEPLE to the CHURCH they belong to. Peter did not send them to another place he invited them into the CHURCH OF JERUSALEM. (Acts 2: 41)
b)INTERGRATION: This means that when the people are INVITED INTO THE CHURCH, then the PASTOR and his LEADERS must make the people be ONE with the TEACHINGS of the Church. There cannot be a “rojak” of teachings, but TEACHINGS that is based on the APOSTOLIC DIMENSION on the Church, as the people continued daily in the DOCTRINES of the APOSTLES.(Acts 2: 42)
c)INSTRUCTION: When people especially the “ NEW ONES” come into the Church, the    “ OLDER ONES” must INSTRUCT them in the WAYS they should go. The MINDS of the new believers must be CHANGED by the LIFSTYLES of the members of the Church. It is not the Pastor’s duty to teach and lead the “ New ones” it is the duty of the whole Church and it’s “ APPOINTED LEADERS”. ( Acts 2: 40)
d)INTERACTION: Once the “ NEW BELIEVERS” are instructed in the WAYS of the CHURCH, then the others in the Church must now MAKE THEM FEEL ACCEPTED, LOVED, CARED FOR and they are now able to IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS ONE with the Church. EVERY MEMBER of the Church MUST BE INVOLVED IN THIS.(Acts 2: 46)
e)INVOLVEMENT : CHURCH MEMBERS cannot remain IDLE and LETARGIC in Church. EVERYONE MUST BE INVOLVED IN THE WORK OF THE CHURCH. So many people come to CHURCH but NEVER GET INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH. They are busy OUTSIDE but have no time for the CHURCH. What made the NEW BELIEVERS to be in awe was that , EVERY MEMBER OF PETER’S CHURCH, was INVOLVED, everyone DEVOTED themselves to PRAYING, to LISTENING to the Apostle’s Teachings, to the BREAKING OF BREAD, everyone was in ONE MIND and HEART, everyone SOLD ALL THAT THEY HAD so that the others poorer than them were helped, hence the church must see EVERY MEMBER INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH not outside only.( Acts 2 : 42-45)
f)INFLUENCE : What God was doing IN THE CHURCH had an IMPACT OUTSIDE the Church. PEOPLE OF THE CITY was in AWE at the ONENESS, FELLOWSHIP, LOVE and CARE that these believers had for one another. The Church had GREAT FAVOUR amongst the people and that is why we must INFLUENCE THE PEOPLE AROUND US that they will be in AWE of us. (Acts 2:47)
Hence the CHURCH must ensure that ALL IT’S MEMBERS DO THE WORK OF THE CHURCH and not just the WORK IN THE CHURCH. Once the WORK OF THE CHURCH is being done then GOD WILL INCREASE THE CHRUCH by :
a)NUMERICAL GROWTH: Increase in numbers.
b)SPIRITUAL GROWTH-Increase in SPIRITUAL STATURE.
c)MATERIAL GROWTH- All needed materials, buildings,etc…will be added.
d)EMOTIONAL GROWTH- This will lead to a GREATER UNITY amongst the people.
e)MENTAL GROWTH- The Church will be filled with SOUND MINDED People.
f)OPERATIONAL GROWTH- There will be wholesome systems that will make the Church efficient and purposeful.
g)INFLUENTIAL GROWTH- Society will follow the patterns of the Church.
So when a CHURCH GROWS with good operational dynamics then all kinds of FEARS WILL BE SWEPT AWAY such as :
1.FEAR OF LACK-God will add not subtract. (Mal 6:33)
2.FEAR OF SUPPLY-God will ensure there will always be SUPPLY ( Matt 6:26)
3.FEAR OF LIFE-God will take away the fear of death ( Mat 6:25)
4.FEAR OF TOMORROW- Our FUTURE will be secure ( Mat 6:34)
5.FEAR OF TIME: We will be good managers of time ( Mat 6: 27)
6.FEAR OF STATUS- Our STATURE will grow (Mat 6: 28)
7.FEAR OF NEEDS-God will supply all our needs (Mat 6: 31)
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GROWTH OF THE CHURCH

10th July, 2011

Lesson Four

CONDUCIVE ATMOSPHERE will now create for the GROWTH OF THE CHURCH.
Hence GROWTH OF THE CHURCH demands that we KNOW the PROCESS OF CHURCH.

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– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு  பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)

GROWTH IS A PROCESS and same with Church and so the PROCESS FOR GROWTH is

A) GROWTH PROCESS OF THE CHURCH

1.SELECTION OF THE PASTOR: It is GOD and not Man that selects the Pastor. God will first FORM the Man he has selected. Adam was FORMED first before being made PASTOR of his Church. (Gen 1:26)

2.FORMATION OF THE CHURCH: It is GOD who SETS the CHURCH, not man, even the PLACE is selected by God. (Gen 2: 8 )

3.MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH : God now sets the MINISTRY WORK in the Church and TELLS THE PASTOR WHAT HE HAS TO DO(Gen 2:15)

4.REVELATION KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE CHURCH: God will then give EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION to the Pastor on what needs to be done in the Church (Gen 2:16-17)

5.ASSISTANT FOR THE PASTOR: It is GOD who will also APPOINT the person to ASSIST the Pastor.(Gen 2: 18)

6.OWNERSHIP OF THE CHURCH: God will then ensure that the PASTOR takes OWNERSHIP of all that has been given to him. ( Gen 2: 19-20)

7.GENERATION OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS: Once the PASTOR takes OWNERSHIP of the Church, then God will enable the Pastor to PRODUCE SONS and DAUGHTERS for generations to come ( Gen 2: 24-25)
Once the CHURCH has been SET and the ACCURATE MODEL has been given and there is CONDUCIVE ATMOSPHERE going, then SATAN will step in. Satan will not attack the Church when it is formed but when it starts to GROW.
B) ATTACK ON THE CHURCH:

1.IMPERSONATION BY SATAN:  Satan , when he starts to ATTACK the Church, will always come as a “ PERSONALITY ACCEPTED” by the LEADERSHIP of the Church. (Gen3:1)

2.DECEPTION: The mode of attack will always be “ the TWISTING OF FACTS OR REVELATION” that has been given by God. (Gen 3: 1)

3.INTIMIDATION: The Devil will ensure that you are made to FEAR what is said by God to the Pastor, rather than FEARING GOD. (Gen 3: 4)

4.MIND CONTROL:  Satan will always use the MIND to TWIST the REVELATION from God and thus bring about DOUBTS. (Gen 3: 5-6)

5.DISOBEDIENCE : Once DOUBTS sets in, then DISOBEDIENCE will manifest itself, leading Eve now to DISOBEY what God had said. (Gen 3: 6)

6.EXPOSURE: The SIN OF DISOBEDIENCE will now bring to the OPEN the character of the flesh and this is when REVELATION is taken over by INFORMATION ( Gen 3:7-11)

7.DIVISION /SEPARATION : Once SIN is exposed and DISOBEDIENCE takes place, it will bring about ACCUSATION and DIVISION .(Gen 3:12)
Hence in every Church, the MAJOR CAUSE of it being BROKEN, DIVIDED and becoming STUNTED and STAGNANT is the SIN of DISOBEDIENCE.

That is why in the second Church(Garden of Gethsemane) Jesus (The Pastor) removes the CURSE of DISOBEDIENCE with his TOTAL OBEDIENCE, of “ NOT MY WILL but YOUR’S BE DONE” bringing the Church back to God’s Favour.
Knowing the PROCESS OF GROWTH we must now ensure  the GROWTH OF THE CHURCH .

GROWING THE CHURCH :
Now that we know how the PROCESS of GROWTH in the church can be stifled, we must take the necessary steps to ensure the GROWTH OF THE CHURCH.
Every believer in the church has an INDIVIDULASTIC MENTALITY often pursuing PERSONAL BENEFITS and this needs to be changed to consider the importance of CORPORATE LIFE or BODY LIFE of the Church.

EVERYONE MUST BE INVOLVED FOR THE GROWTH OF THE WHOLE BODY (Eph 4:15-16)

For the BODY TO GROW we must:

1.NEED GOD: Our main desire in Church is for us to NEED GOD above everything else in life(Acts 17: 27-31)

2.NEED AN IDENTITY: Man is always pursuing his OWN IDENTITY in the Church but the believer in the church must have a CORPORATE IDENTITY. (1Cor 1:2)

3.NEED A PURPOSE: The CHURCH must have a CORPORATE PURPOSE and every believer must KNOW and PURSUE this corporate purpose.(Acts 2: 31-34)

4.NEED TO RULE AND REIGN: God has given MAN and the CHURCH the mandate to RULE and REIGN and the Church grows when man becomes the RULER and not the slave.(Heb 8:2-5)

5.NEED TO LOVE and to be LOVED:  Whenever God sets out to do something God says “ LET US”, hence the relationship between the FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT is of love and so the CHURCH as a whole must LEARN TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. (1Jn 4:20)

Once the Church has become that OASIS OF LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER, then God will SET FORTH HIS PRINCIPLES TO GROW THE CHURCH . So for the CHURCH TO GROW and INCREASE we must :

C) PRINCIPLES TO GROW THE CHURCH:

  1. KEEP INFORMATION OF THE CHURCH TIGHTLY SEALED FROM THE ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH:

Information on what the Church is doing must not be made known to those who OPPOSE the work IN THE CHURCH. (Neh 4:1)

  1. ENSURE THAT MONEY and RELIGIOUS POLITICS DO NOT DESTROY THE CHURCH:

Money must never take center stage in the church and all forms of CHURCH POLITICS must be dealt with immediately ( Neh 4: 2)

  1. NOT ALLOW INTIMIDATION TO RULE:

The CHURCH must ensure that no one INTIMIDATES those working to build the Church. In many Churches, members threaten by  calls of boycott, resigning, or even leaving, such actions will hinder the GROWTH of the Church. (Neh 4: 2-3)

  1. HAVE A MIND TO WORK:

Every member of the Church must TRAIN their MINDS TO WORK and not slack, as this will be the driving force to GROWTH. (Neh 4: 6)

  1. BREAK ALL FORMS OF CONSPIRACIES SET AGAINST THE WORK:

Different cliques and people groups can become united to take on the Pastor or a Leader in the church, through GOSSIPS and SLANDER,  thus disrupting the WORK. (Neh 4:8)

  1. DISCERN THE ENEMY’S PRESENCE IN THE WORK:

The Pastor must SCREEN EACH WORKER who joins the work force , so that they will not allow the enemy to come within the gates, for the enemies of a man is always within his own household. Job’s wife, Judas, Eve and even Peter were used. (Neh 4: 11)

  1. NOT ALLOW FEAR TO STIFLE THE WORK:

FEAR can cripple the work, and that is why every member of the church must move the fears of failure, doubts, and anxiety away from the work. (Neh 4:12)

  1. KEEP PRESSING ON UNTIL THE WORK IS COMPLETED:

COMMITMENT and FAITHFULNESS will ensure the work continues and is FINISHED and as a CHURCH when we are COMMITTED to what God has put into the Church and have a MIND and a WILL to see it completed, GROWTH will take place in the Church.(Neh 4:21)

D) ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE CHURCH :

1. UPDATE AND UPGRADE EVERY MEMBER:
Every member of the Church must be UPDATED and UPGRADED onto the PURPOSES and PLANS of the Church. They must be TRAINED and EMPOWERED TO CARRY OUT THE WORK.(Acts 18: 24-26):

2.IMPART THE ANOINTING DIMENSIONS OF THE SENIOR PASTOR:
Even as Paul IMPARTED his Apostolic Dimensions onto Timothy, so also the SENIOR PASTOR must impart upon his sons and daughter what he carries.

3.BUILD A STRONG BASE OF LEADERS:
The Church can only be fully mobilized when there is a STRONG LEADERSHIP that is FULLY SUPPORTING THE PASTOR.

4.PROVIDE CONSISTENT TRAINING AND SCHOOL THEM:
The Pastor must provide consistent and systematic schooling programs to move them from one level to another.( Acts 19:10)

5.FULLY UTILIZE EVERY SPIRITUAL GIFT:
There must be a constant utilization of the GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT that each member is fully EMPOWERED to carry out the work.  When the Church is empowered with every SPIRITUAL GIFT it will GROW and the SUPERNATURAL WILL ALSO INCREASE.

Hence for CHURCH TO GROW WE MUST :

A)UNDERSTAND the PROCESS OF GROWTH.
B)KNOW HOW THE CHURCH IS ATTACKED.
C)IMPLEMENT THE PRINCIPLES OF GROWTH
D)CONSISTENT ACTION MUST BE TAKEN BY THE CHURCH.

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