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...
Are you going through a real stressful time? Do you feel like you are about to "FREAK OUT?"
Well that's not good. "Freaking out" is a sure sign that fear has taken over and is digging its tentacles into your mind to torment you. 1 John 4:18 says,
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. NKJV
Faith works by love and the bible says that perfect love casts out fear. There is a good kind of fear (ie. fear of the Lord, sharks, climbing a mountain, entering a combat zone etc.) that heightens our senses and leads to wiser choices. Then there is the bad fear that torments and causes us to freeze up. That is the kind of fear we want to avoid.
Working Out in the Spirit
Some stress is good! That's what causes muscles to grow. You just need to make sure you strike a balance between fear, rest, and God's nutrition. Allow the thing that is the catalyst for fear (that's the thing that first concerns you) motivate you to take action. Fear can be like a heavy weight that can immobilize you. So, let's think of this like a workout.
Imprisoned for Christ in Iran
I received an email this morning from one of our partners in ministry about Mostafa who accepted our Lord Jesus Christ in 2009. Click here for the full story from a ministry sponsored by the Voice of the Martyrs.
He was recently imprisoned in Iran because they accused him of:
My thought was, "Lord, is there enough evidence to convict me of being a Christian?"
Is there enough evidence to convict you?
Revelation 2:1-6 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. NKJV
Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector who was rich. Luke 19 describes how this little guy Zacchaeus climbed up a tree to see Jesus. He was surprised when this led to a divine encounter with Jesus in his home. Everyone knew Zacchaeus was a sinner. Some knew it through personal experience that he was dishonest and a thief. Many were offended that Jesus would spend time with him in his house.
By God's love and grace this led to transformed heart. This was illustrated by what Zacchaeus did after the encounter.
Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham;
What is truly remarkable here is to realize what just happened. Zacchaeus did DOUBLE what the Law required. Exodus 22:7 required a thief to restore double. But in this case he did twice as much as what the Law required? Instead of just returning double he restored four times as much. Why? Here is what I have learned.
Rep Matt Shea
I met Representative Matt Shea in Spokane WA in 2010 while I was mobilizing the Church in that region through Operation Rolling Thunder. I liked Matt right away. He is an army officer, a combat veteran, an attorney and a Christian. I like all that, but what I truly like is that Matt entered the political arena to serve. He did not check his morals and convictions at the door of political expediency. From my observation, truth is something that is important to him and he is not afraid to stand up with boldness and courage to fight for the truth.
I remember the oath I took to defend the constitution of these United States and from watching him over the last three years, I'd say he remembered that oath too. It also appears like he has actually read it and is defending it rather than undermining it and violating it for political expediency. I appreciate the moral conviction and courage he has been demonstrating. Now, I'd like to share with you some sage advice he just offered in his recent blog
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.
In Jeremiah 25 we see God use Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon to expel His chosen people because their own choice of actions violated eternal laws which initiated a process which the land vomited the people out. One of the eternal laws I speak of is found in Leviticus 18.
In Jeremiah 25 God uses the greed and selfish ambition of an unrighteous king (Nebuchadnezzar) as one of the consequences or judgments for the people's actions which had been displayed over a long period of time. God was so very gracious He had sent many prophets (Jeremiah had ministered up to 23 years at that point) over the years. Jeremiah 25:7 makes it very clear that it was actually the PEOPLE'S judgments (decisions) that brought about the situation such that they were losing their land.
We have a tendency to read scripture in a vacuum. What I mean is, we usually don't see the bigger picture and recognize that God is dealing with a nation as well as the leader who at that point in time became the executor of judgment on Israel as a nation. It's important to recognize that while God was dealing with Israel as a nation, He was also dealing with King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1-5) on a very personal level because of his own sin and pride. Ultimately if God deals with the leader of a nation, the nation will experience either the benefit or consequences of the leader's choices. Now, back to my point.
Apostle Lisa forming up the army of the Lord - Joel 2
God is speaking to the heartland of America; our moral compass is off! It has deviated and it is time to be adjusted. You correct deviation in a compass by taking a true bearing off a heavenly body like the sun. It is time for the Church to take her bearing from the Son of God and adjust to line up with His word.
This was part of the message the Lord gave me as I prepared to minister in Kansas during Charting the Course in this New Era.
Our heavenly Father is so passionate about this that He marked this message (His message) with a number of signs and wonders. The signs begin with the logo my Lord had me develop in 2011 (click here - KLI Logo overview). The Lord directed me to use a compass rose as the Church had lost her moral compass and her voice. KLI had an assignment to help the ekklessia get her voice back.
Next I created a Power Point with 4 slides to complement the message I was given. It included an analysis of a number of decisions in this recent election that indicate the Church has lost her moral compass. I used KLI's logo to display the compass rose and teach how forces in the earth to work to cause the compass to deviate and then how to correct it by getting a true bearing from a heavenly object like the sun (Son). I also used the Papa Flag to introduce how God is calling the remenant to enter the ARC (Apostolic Resource Center) or the "apostle ship" in each city.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. NKJV
On November 14th I sent out a newsletter titled "Charting the Course for Your Destiny in this New Era." On the same day Charisma posted an article from Chuck Pierce titled "The Election Has Brought a New Era." Needless to say "era" caught my attention.
Era means a period of time marked by a distinctive character or a period of time to which anything belongs or is assigned.
Think about Psalm 139:16! These days were made for us. We were made for these days. Out of all eternity God could have chosen you and I to live at anytime but He chose now! Great trials present great opportunity.
Joel 2 describes a people who come forth upon this earth whom the world has never seen and it occurs during "the day of the Lord." It is a day of darkness and gloominess but in that context or horrible times a people come "great and strong like of whom has never been." A fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns. They are encompassed by God's presence as scripture declares God is a consuming fire. This is the army of the Lord. Verse five says they are a "strong people set in battle array." It says "The Lord gives voice before His army for His camp is very great; for strong is the one who executes His word."
I have to confess, while I was disappointed by these elections, I am very excited about what Christ is doing. These days were made for you and I. As I read Chuck's article I got even more excited because so much of what he said is so similar to what the Lord showed me. I'll highlight a few things Chuck said and summarize it with what the Lord showed me was the key for an overcomer in these times.
The goal of my article is to encourage the church, leaders, ministers, and CONECTers who serve with me. I want them to see how we are playing a part in bringing these prophetic declarations into reality.
Click Harvest for Let the Real Church Arise song
I was traveling during the last days of the election. This morning I received an email from our overseer (Bishop Thomas) in Kenya. They had been praying for our elections and made the observation that our current president does not seem to fear the Lord.
I wanted to share with you my email response to him as in the middle of it the anointing of the Lord came upon me and the Lord gave me insight into these days.
It is time for the real Church to arise. These times were made for us! Which "us" are we talking about? Men and women of Christ who are filled with courage because of His great love they cast out all fear. Men and women of Christ who are passionate about His presence and our Father's will being accomplished on earth as it is in heaven. These are the ones who will fulfill what James the apostle spoke of in Acts 15:16-17 (Amos 9:11). These are the ones of whom it is said "a people come great and strong like of whom has never been... a fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns" (Joel 2:2-3). These are ones who says "do not rejoice over me my enemy for though I have fallen, I shall arise..." (Micah 7:8). These are the ones who experience Daniel 7:21-22.
"I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
Therefore I am not discouraged. I am a soldier in the army of the Lord. I will not break rank nor will I allow those whom I walk in covenant with to break rank, flee nor retreat. We will not draw back. It is time to regroup, adapt and overcome and fulfill our heavenly commission!
Tim's Response to Bishop Thomas