We are excited to announce details for the Second Kingdom Congress(register below)! Please join us on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Renton Technical College, where we will continue the historic work we began last month to unite the body of Christ for the glory of King Jesus and the work of transformation in Washington State.
At the First Kingdom Congress, held on August 22nd at Sonrise Christian Center, more than 150 leaders from government, business, education, ministry, and other spheres gathered to exalt the name of Jesus over our state and issue a response to the Goliath-sized challenges of our day. Is there not a cause?!
Together, we made significant strides in the effort to:
For testimonies from those who attended the First Kingdom Congress, click here.
From Inspiration to Activation
At the founding of our nation, the First Continental Congress served to inspire the colonists to action, but it wasn't until the Second Continental Congress that the Patriots began operating in a united, coordinated effort. Key delegates such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson who were not present at the first congress also joined the cause at that time.
On October 4, 2014 at the Second Kingdom Congress, we will...
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us at the First Kingdom Congress last Friday evening in Everett. What a time we had! More than 150 leaders from government, business, education, ministry, and other spheres gathered to exalt King Jesus over our state and issue a response to the Goliath-sized challenges of our day. Is there not a cause?!
The vision presented at the First Kingdom Congress was one of corporate unity and projected power in the body of Christ. The consensus of those that gathered was, "Why not us, and why not now?" We are on the cusp of a historic new work of cooperation and unity in the Church of Washington State, one that will see the elders return to the gates of our cities, and the watch of the Lord establish a wall of prayer around the state.
For those of you who were not able to come, we invite you to join us on October 3, 2014 for the Second Kingdom Congress, where we will continue to unfold the plan for 1Church1Day (www.1church1day.org), the strategy for linking the body in a continual prayer watch for our state and gathering leaders from each of the seven spheres of society into strategic councils. These two efforts, combined with the communication plan that will link them, will provide valuable spiritual and natural intelligence for how to position the Church for
transformation in our state.
Between now and the Second Kingdom Congress, we also invite you to learn more about the vision at http://www.1church1day.org/and sign up there for the 1Church1Day mailing list to receive updates, articles, and information about upcoming training for the work we'll be doing together.
This is a copy of a testimony I received from Pastor Nani Babu who was our first CONECTer in India who used Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) to mobilize and unite churches to pray together. I'll let his letter speak for itself.
Our country especially my state depends on agriculture and our agriculture relies on rain. Eighty percent of our people are employed through agriculture and its related works. We depend upon rain for electricity generation as well as drinking water for livestock and people. Every year the rains start in the first week June; except this year. The temperatures have been extra warm to and has killed many fruit trees which many farmers rely upon for their income.
This year the monsoon came late. These conditions not only contributed to many fields becoming useless but also heightened the number of people whose health is failing. Many Hindu priests performed their rituals for rain throughout the month. We waited for our turn. People are expecting rain for cultivation, and for cool weather, electricity generation, drinking water for people and livestock.
On 4th of July I made a decision and passed the message to all the churches using the ORT strategy with me and their CONECTers. We (churches, CONECTers, prayer warriors) prayed together on July 5th for rains in India. We prayed one full day and on Sunday we had our worship service. That night at 8 pm our prayers were answered and the rain is still falling. People are so thankful and praising God for that. Many may not know what caused rain to fall, But the ORT churches know. We hope every thing will be made right within short time.
I really blessed to be the National CONECTer and Overseer for a such a powerful strategy, and working with such a powerful prayer warriors internationally. I heartily thank Apostle Tim. It is such a privilege to work with him as overseer of ORT- India. I love it.
Pastor: Nani Babu Nelli,
ORT National Overseer, INDIA
The office of prophet is likened unto that of a watchman in Ezekiel. Scripturally we see there are three ways that God anoints prophets with a spirit of revelation to gather what I like to call "spiritual intelligence." First, God can speak directly to a prophet audibly, internally, or through a vision or a dream just like the Lord spoke to Elisha sharing with him the Syrian King's war strategies (2 Kings 6:12, 2 Kings 7:1). Second, God can speak through research and give direction like He did Daniel as he studied the book of Jeremiah (Dan. 9). Finally, God can give insight through prayer walking just like the Apostle Paul recieved revelation about how to present the gospel to the Athenians in Acts 17 using the statue of the Unknown God he'd seen as he wandered through the city.
I'm going to use our recent trip to Burma to illustrate how we constantly seek to gather and utilize spiritual intelligence.
During the second part of our journey to Myanmar (Burma) we stayed in Yangon. As we walked through the city made several observations. I will only share two. First, we saw Shwedagon Pagoda. The term "dagon" stood out immediately. Second, we saw the Lion Throne in the National Museum. We learned that the Lion throne was only ascended by the king when judicial decrees were to be made. This is clearly a counterfiet throne. It is a counterfiet of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Biblical Research Regarding Dagon
Pastor Nani from India reports great news! They are planting another church and...... an invitation to join him in mobilizing churches to pray using Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) was answered by pastors from Karnataka state and from Tamilnadu state!
Glory to Jesus! ORT is a mobilization strategy that makes a way for a leader or a church to bring others to our Lord's holy mountain of Zion. It helps them work together to build our Lord's House of Prayer for all Nations based upon the pattern King David used in his tabernacle (Acts 15:16-17).
Isaiah 56:7 - Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar;
For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." NKJV
Transforming Society - One Life, One Community, one State at a Time
Pastor Nani and the Church in India are seeing the same kinds of results other cities have seen as they connected together and began to pray using the ORT strategy. Several US cities like Gainesville FL have seen the Church's prayer have a powerful affect on crime. Pastor Nani and 19 churches in India followed suit earlier this year and saw them have a powerful impact on rapes in their area. Click here for Prayer Strategy Causes Rapes to Decline.
I saw a post by Dr. Lance Wallnau of LanceLearning today on Facebook. With his permission I am reprinting his post below.
Why? Amos 3:7 - Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Here is a summary of the major themes I see:
Lance's Post - 9/17/2013
Zion was marked by 24/7/365 prayer, praise and worship. It was established by King David because He understood how critical God's abiding presence was to him, and the success of his people, his city and his nation. The road to Zion is paved through prayer, praise and worship.
A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. .... And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away. NKJV
2 Samuel 6:13-15
And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep. Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. NKJV
Pastors Mark & Nancy Hosted NDP in Renton
May 2nd was the National Day of Prayer. It was hosted by two KLI pastors; Mark and Nancy Moore. They also serve as the CONECTers for Operation Rolling Thunder in Renton/Kent south King County. This is also the first day of Phase 1 of the Operation Rolling Thunder Strategy.
Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) is a strategy that gets one church to take one day of 24/7 prayer each month. Once we get 31 churches in a city working together we have our city covered with 24/7 prayer all year long. The effect of God's abiding presence in a city is incredible (click here). KLI has committed to taking the 1st day of every month and we've been joined by 4 other churches so far (click here).
Today, Pastors Gary and Tandi are leading the prayer this day as Celebration
Church takes this day of 24/7 prayer. (click here for state prayer targets). The Renton Reporter did a great article (click here) on the National Day of Prayer event that Mark and Nancy oversaw yesterday. Click read more for access to the slide show and some videos from the event.
Job 38:22 - God opened the treasury of hail
Hebrews 2:4 - God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with
various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
We invited Al Houghton as the primary speaker during our Key of David II conference. Revelation says that we are called to be "kings and priests." The Church today excels in the priestly function but is weak when it comes to performing the functions of a king. Revelation 19:11 uses Jesus to illustrate the role of a king which is to judge (make decisions) and make war.
Al brings a revelation of Jesus the judge teaching us how to plead our case with God's word while I emphasized how to seat the Ancient of Days in the courtroom of heaven and shared the revelation Christ gave me concerning ARC's (apostolic resource centers). We also had a number of local pastors here as well as leaders from Canada, Texas, California, YWAM in Hawaii and even one from Jordan. Therefore I devoted a portion of time to presenting Operation Rolling Thunder.
Once again God chose to mark the message with supernatural signs in the heavens and on the earth. He testified in front of many witnesses as he opened the treasury of heaven and poured out hail in the midst of worship Saturday evening. These unusual weather events came alive as the scriptures described the characteristics associated with God's abiding presence in a community. This is the 73rd+ time that this has occurred. I've learned that God does this to encourage His people to DO HIS WORD until they see measurable results.
Carl & Brenda Krames - Gainesville FL
Carl and Brenda Krames began working with us using the Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) strategy (click here) in Gainesville FL and on the University of Florida campus. They've been focusing on the 24/7 prayer portion of the strategy.
About a year ago they asked us to begin to pray for them about forming the strategic councils which are part of the ORT strategy. They started a government council by facilitating a meeting with pastors and local law enforcement (police chief & sheriff).
I remember them asking us to join with them to pray. One of the first requests for prayer was regarding cold cases. Yesterday they reported how that law enforcement in their county was credited with solving a 30 year old case which led to the capture of a serial murder. Click here for Local records chief hailed for helping crack a nationwide cold case. Thank you Lord!
That my friends is a testimony that illustrates what Christ can do when God's people step out in love with God's wisdom to serve their community.