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...
There is a tyranny facing our nation today that looms as large as Goliath did when he defied the armies of Israel. The answer is the same now as it was then; a David; actually a company of David's who will rise with courage and run to meet the giants of our day.
Our nation was founded by a people who sought freedom from a government who encroached first on their religious liberties and then spilled over into other areas. When the early colonist no longer found they could redress their issues with the king, they appealed to God and heaven. This cry was formalized in an ensign when George Washington commissioned the formation of a navy to assist his army in their cause.
The attacks levied today against the family, life, and now religious freedom are clear. The situation is no less dire than in the founding of our nation and the need to appeal to heaven is urgent. God looks for a people who will respond like David did when he cried "is there not a cause?" (1 Sam 17:29)
The "Appeal to Heaven" was accompanied by the formation of a congress. A congress by its very definition is a formal meeting or assembly of representatives who gather for the discussion, arrangement, or promotion of some matter of common interest. It is a meeting; an encounter. The First Continental Congress launched a process which led to the founding of these United States.
Calling Christian Leaders from all Seven Spheres of Society
With this in mind we are calling forth the First Kingdom Conference of Washington State. We seek Christian representatives from all seven spheres of society (church, business, government, media/entertainment, healthcare, and the family) who like David, will have the courage to appeal to heaven and then act upon heavens direction.
What do we expect from this First Kingdom Congress? Recognizing that the Church is the Lord's primary purveyor of His kingdom, we expect to start a process modeled after a pattern that King David established that will lead to the:
Dr. Dan Hammer and Tim Taylor would like to invite you to join us on August 22nd to launch a long term strategic process at:
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.
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!
Revelation 1:6 and 5:10 say that we are called to be "kings and priests." These are two different functions. Hebrews 7 illustrates well the role of a priest (worship with offerings and intercede for people) while Revelation 19:11 sums up the role of a king well (judge, make decisions and make war).
These functions were summed up well in David's heart such that God declared in Acts 15:16 that in the latter days He would restore David's tabernacle. It is important to realize that almost every Psalm was written while David was the king. Kings are called to judge (make decisions) regarding issues of truth, justice, righteousness and mercy.
Today in the Church we excel at mercy but are often weak on issues of justice and righteousness. It is because we confuse personal responsibility with corporate responsibility.
King David was a wise military commander as well as a spiritual architect. He knew the advantage of taking the high ground. David knew that the key to success in the seven mountains was to first occupy the mountain of the Lord’s house whose pattern is found on Mount Zion.
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. NKJV
What occurred on Mount Zion in the tabernacle of David? David asked the Levites to steward 24/7 prayer, praise and worship. One of the functions of a king is to establish systems of administration. Show me a king or a government without an administration and I’ll show you a government that exists only as a fantasy of the mind.