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.
Ten years ago, I was working in the office of Apostle John Kelly in Texas. It was September of 2004, and I traveled with Apostle Kelly to Spain to assist as a translator and administrative assistant for meetings with Spain’s top apostolic leaders. The purpose was to assist them in determining and
mobilizing the Lord’s strategy for advancing the Kingdom of God in their nation.
The timing of this gathering was strategically planned on the heels of a major worship and prayer event occurring in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, a top pilgrimage site for Catholics all over Europe. This location had been identified as a stronghold of the Queen of Heaven over Spain, affecting much of Europe. Doris and Peter Wagner, as well as Chuck Pierce, called upon prayer leaders and worshippers of Jesus from around the world to gather at Santiago de Compostela to exalt the name of the Lord, war against the stronghold of the Queen of Heaven there, and see Spain step into her kingdom destiny—a destiny that would have far reaching effects on all of Europe (see more
God had given John Kelly a mandate to follow on the heels of this event with an activation of Spain’s apostolic leaders in order to capitalize on the gains in the Spirit achieved through prayer efforts. Once in Spain, I was privileged to sit in on meetings both public and private meetings with these servant leaders who God had called to influence the destiny of a nation. I witnessed as they took counsel together about the Lord’s plans for Spain and what He would have them to do to join Him in His work.
The connecting of the body is not overly complicated, but there are certain things it requires. It requires prayer. It requires participation from key leaders. It requires finances to fund key administrative components. It requires a commitment to communicate.
As the meetings went on, however, I became a little discouraged. Although these apostles had no doubt been called and commissioned by the Lord to impact their nation, although they possessed a desire to work together, and although they were full of vision and carried an anointing to bring change, there was no infrastructure for administrating their corporate goals. Questions emerged about whose office would oversee communications. How would planning and logistics for joint efforts be approached? How would the budget for their
corporate vision be handled? Here was a people who knew they should work together, who were receiving prophetic direction for working together, who wanted to work together—but the critical components of communication and administration were lacking.
Noise comes from the Hebrew word qowl which means "to call aloud, a voice, a proclamation, a sound and a thunder." This reminded me of Psalm 18:6-14 which speaks of the thunder of God's voice. These are scriptures tied to strategies God has given me to help connect the body of Christ, mobilize the army of the Lord, and establish 24/7 prayer, praise and worship in a community. It positions the Church in a city or region to better hear the voice of the Lord.
No sooner had I begun to meditate upon this in my back yard when I heard thunder. Others who attended the seminar also saw and heard the thunder, hail and lightning. Here's a report from King 5 news that describes how the power was knocked out in many communities and hail as large as marbles fell.
Attention Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle
Two days ago I received a call from a prophet (seer) I know. I discovered Tim McClellan 7 years ago through Operation Rolling Thunder. He has a well developed gift and he has submitted words for over the last 7 years and I (we) have found them to be accurate. He is also a man of character and submitted to one of my sons in the Lord (Jason Hubbard).
Tim reported that he had two dreams on April 17, 2013
He saw jet trails (contrails) flying from South America (southern portion of the continent) over the Pacific Ocean then it turned right, split in two and one went to Los Angeles and the other to San Francisco. He went back to sleep and saw the same thing going into Seattle.
The word he got was that judgment was coming to these cities and he was to sound the alarm and mobilize the Church to pray. We are to pray like Jeremiah and Amos prayed asking the Lord to relent.
1 Corinthians 14:29 says let the prophets speak two or three and let the others judge. In keeping with the mandate we've received from the Lord I have begun to form a prophets council made up of proven prophets we work with across the nation. In collaboration with other apostles and teachers we will use the Word of God and our discernment to decide if it is from the Lord and if so, what action is required.
ZeeNews reported in January 19, 2012 about 4100 cases of rape in the last 3 years in the Orissa India area of Pakistan (click here). This is part of the persecution strategy waged against Christians (click here for Plight of Christians in Orissa - June 22, 2012).
Today, February 20, 2013 our CONECTer who oversees the Operation Rolling Thunder prayer strategy in Andra Pradesh India reported how they had mobilized 16 churches in AP and another three churches in Orissa for 40 days of prayer and fasting with a focus on stemming the demonic attack manifesting itself through rape. He said that local news had been reporting up to three rapes a day every day.
They launched the strategy and joyously reported two things. First, thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall marked their corporate prayer gatherings (click here for signs & wonders) just like we'd seen God mark so many other ORT prayer gatherings.
Job 36:32-33 He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike. 33 His thunder declares it, the cattle also, concerning the rising storm. NKJV
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? NKJV
Second, he reported that since they began to pray and focus on rapes, there have been no more new reports. Rapes went from 3 per day to zero. Click read more for Lessons Learned below!
1 Corinthians 3:9-11
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. NKJV
Paul the apostle is the one who penned this portion of scripture which provides keen insight into another aspect of the apostolic gift, its role and its order. He describes himself as a “master builder.” The Greek word translated “master builder” literally means chief architect. Architects are the first ones to work on a project and design plans which move a structure from vision into reality. These plans provide the pattern from which the general contractor and all of the sub-contractors work from.
This is why in 1 Corinthians 12:28 apostles go first, prophets second and teachers third. It is an order of function. God has uniquely designed this gift with revelation and wisdom to build. This gift working with the prophet lays the foundation for all of the rest of the gifts to successfully build their part while interacting with the rest of the team.
Plans by the Spirit
Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the vestibule, its houses, its treasuries, its upper chambers, its inner chambers, and the place of the mercy seat; and the plans for all that he had by the Spirit, of the courts of the house of the Lord, of all the chambers all around, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries for the dedicated things; NKJV
God gave King David plans by the spirit of God. The king served as an architect taking the vision for a house or dwelling place for the Lord and turning that into a set of plans from which his son and a very large team of builders could work from. He built a structure that had never existed and its very design introduces some intriguing questions.
Ps. Thomas - CONECTer Kenya & Orphanage
This is from one of my sons in the Lord. He is doing an apostolic work through ORT.
Dear Dad Tim and Mum Brenda,
Receive many greetings from my wife, the children, widows, and all our connectors from Kenya and Tanzania.
Our CONECTer Pastor Daniel in Tanzania, of Mountain Prayer Center is doing fine. He has utilized Operation Rolling Thunder mobilizing the cities around the town there in Tanzania, and in Loitokitok, which is on the boundary of Kenya & Tanzania. God is using Pastor Daniel so wonderfully in winning more lost souls for Christ Jesus.