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:
Part 1 says "We are entering into a spiritual winter. It's time to stoke the fires." Click here for the rest of the word.
In part 2 I heard "the theme in 2014 will be a light shined in darkness."
Dark is getting darker as people call evil good and good evil (Isa. 5:20). Because of the transgression in the land civil government expands its reach through a multitude of laws (Prov 28:2). Unrighteous men who create unrighteous laws (ie. that kill innocent children) will not have fellowship with God (Ps. 94:20-23). The growing confusion and death all point to dark getting darker (Isa. 41:29, Isa. 24:10, Ps. 107:10, Isa. 9:2, Zech 12:4).
We draw near to the "day of the Lord." It is a time where there are multitudes who have entered into the valley of decision (Joel 3:14). It is a day of darkness and gloominess (Joel 2:2).
A People Come Great and Strong - the Sons of Light - Out of Zion
Joel 2:2-3A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them. NKJV
The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.
The Lord gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; Who can endure it? "Now, therefore," says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." NKJV
The Lord also will roar from Zion, And utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for His people, And the strength of the children of Israel. NKJV
Then Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." NKJV
1 Thessalonians 5:5-11
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. NKJV
Dark will grow darker but light will grow lighter.
Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Darkness will continue to grow but so will the light. When God designed light and dark He set a boundary between the two and He called this boundary good (Gen. 1:4).
You will see a holy people emerge not out of legalism but rather a holy love for Jesus Christ our Lord. As they take up their cross, die to themselves as Jesus did, they will become bearers of the light and the anointing.
Zion was the place of continual prayer, praise and worship in a city. We will see more and more city churches cooperating together to create the atmosphere of heaven (continual prayer, praise and worship) in their cities. Houses of prayer will become more like strategic operation centers helping facilitate and coordinate the efforts of local congregations. Kingdom minded leaders from all spheres of society will form councils which will be like gathering the elders at the gates of a city. These kingdom minded people will gather together corporately, work together corporately as priests, and then as kings take their light into their spheres of influence. They will be Christ bearers, lights that shine in darkness gone to deliver those who are bound in darkness hating even the garments stained by sin.
Behold a GREAT LIGHT is emerging across our land. A light shines in darkness! God is calling forth strong men to carry the light for it is they who will overcome the strongman.
Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. NKJV
Let us pray the Lord of the harvest send laborers to the harvest. Let us pray for the restoration of David's tabernacle (Amos 9:11-12). Click here for Part 1 of What is God Saying for 2014?
See read more to learn about the two supermoons that will occur in January as signs confirming the word.
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