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.
Revelation 12 describes how a war with Satan spilled from heaven on to earth. Satan in his fury and anger desiring to hurt who defeated him then went to deceive, destroy and to make war against people whom God loves. My friends, whether you like it or not, we are at war.
Today is July 4th, the day we celebrate our nation's independence from tyranny. The Declaration of Independence was signed today in 1776. It was the result of the work performed in the Second Congress. This Congress also authorized and sent George Washington to mobilize and organize an army to represent the newly formed government who represented the will of its people. It took a war to deliver a people from oppression. There were three types of people
We owe what our nation has enjoyed today, not to a majority but rather to a small group of patriots who risked their lives and fortunes for the sake of all. Many of these patriots were inspired by the greatest example of love ever set when Jesus choose to die upon the cross for the sake of all mankind. Jesus did this to give us the keys to victory in this heavenly conflict that spilled on to earth. The Bible says in,
I say that there are those who,
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:
This Passover will be marked by a very rare heavenly event: a lunar eclipse. Some have coined this a blood moon. In fact it is the first of four blood moons that will occur on the Feasts of Passover and Sukkot (Tabernacles) in 2014 and 2015. Four lunar eclipses are called a tetrad and there have only been seven recorded since 1 AD. In the last century the tetrads occurred twice. The first was associated with Israel becoming a nation in 1948 and the second was in 1967 right after the Six Day War occurred. That's remarkable don't you think?
Jesus told us about the conditions that would exist before He returns in Matthew 24-25 and Luke 21. He says that there will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars and admonishes us not to allow ourselves to allow our hearts to become weighed down with drunkenness, carousing, or the cares of this life but to rather "watch and pray." My friends, we are living in amazing times and God still has plans for the nation of Israel. Israel finds herself in very challenging times once again as peace talks have stalled and are set to expire on April 29th. Historically tetrads have always marked a time of tragedy followed by triumph for Israel.
The lunar eclipse (blood moon) is scheduled to begin at 10:58pm PDT as the moon moves into the earth shadow. The full lunar eclipse begins at 12:07am and lasts until 1:25am PDT.
If there was ever a sign in the heavens that said "watch and pray" these blood moons occurring on Passover and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) in 2014 and 2015 sure do. It is a time to pray first for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122) and then for the salvation of Israel (Romans 10:1). Then we will pray whatever our Lord shows us to pray for His Church, our community, state and our nation.
We would like to invite you to join us in a "Night Prayer Watch on Passover, April 14th." We'll begin our watch at sunset on April 14th. We are going to invite our Church to join us in our local area and we encourage you to invite your church family to gather together in homes or as a local congregation to watch and pray with us. Actually, we are going to watch not only in prayer but also with a telescope!
Here are some of the scriptures we'll be meditating upon and praying too.
It is April 1st about 12:30am. I'd just begun my portion of the prayer watch our church stands as part of the 24/7 prayer strategy in our community (click for ORT). I began to hear a siren. It was not a regular siren but rather reminded me of an old air raid siren. I strained to hear for I could not tell if it were an actual siren or if I were hearing it in the spirit. So I got up and stepped outside. All I could hear was a plane. No siren.
I stepped back in the house and I heard it again. The closer I got to my chair where I sat to pray the louder it got. I sat their listening to it for another four or five minutes and then it began to fade until it became very quiet. It is a spiritual warning.
In my 30 plus years of watching and praying I've never heard a sound this clear, this long and that audible for so long.
I began to ask The Lord what did the siren mean. I knew what it meant in WWII. It was an air raid siren that warned of an imminent attack by air. I did a little research and Wikipedia says; " Initially designed to warn of air raids in WW II, they were adapted to warn of nuclear attack and of natural phenomena such as tornadoes ....The "Attack" tone is the iconic, rising-falling sound of an air raid or nuclear attack frequently heard in war movies. It was once reserved for imminent enemy attack, but is today sometimes used to warn of severe weather, tsunamis, or even fire calls, depending on local ordinance."
So I asked The Lord, what does this mean and what are we supposed to do?
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. NKJV
Psalm 2 is such a powerful Messianic portion of scripture that speaks of Jesus. I love it! But verse 12 always bugged me. It seemed out of place to me. That is, until I looked at what the Hebrew words meant and then I realized just how limited our English language was to fully express all our Lord was trying to say.
Once I saw what God was really saying it not only made more sense, it provides marvelous insight as to how to be equipped for spiritual war. The word translated "kiss" in verse 12 means....
Declarations and proclamations are tools of government used by kings. When Jesus cleansed us by His blood He made us kings and priests unto our God. The scripture says:
And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me...
You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.
Then the Lord answered me and said: "Write the vision And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
1 Timothy 1:18 (Fight the good fight)
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, NKJV
God wants us to write the vision down like the Declaration of Independence is written down and then He wants us to begin to proclaim the vision or the prophetic word God gave us. Just like the Declaration of Independence initiated a war to free our people from oppression so our declarations which have been divinely inspired declare war on our adversary the Devil and his demons. It is a war against oppression and to expand the kingdom of God (Rev. 19:11, 1 John 3:8, Matt. 6:9-12).
One way we express this is by writing down the prophetic words God gave to us through prophets and then we pray using those prophetic words. The written prophetic word becomes like the written decree of a king which must also be proclaimed (written & verbal). What follows are the declarations we are encouraging our congregation to join us in making.
We need "strong men" today more than ever before in the body of Christ. Just before he dies King David tells his son Solomon how he can prove himself a man. This gives keen insight into the qualities God looks for in a man.
1 Kings 2:2-3
“I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. 3 And keep the charge of the Lord your God:to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;
Jesus likens casting out demons unto a man who contest the encroachment of another man on his property. It takes a stronger man to overcome one who is bound by demonic oppression. Jesus said,
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