Larry Burden — The Book of Acts is one of my favorite books of the Bible. Not only does it document the history of the early church, but it also reveals the Father’s intent for the influence of His church in the earth. It is a training manual for the body of believers to demonstrate how we are to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to govern the earth as representatives of Jesus. Christ established the foundation of leadership in the early church as a model for us to follow today. He set in the five-fold leadership team to provide a full expression of Himself through the ascension gifts described in Ephesians 4:11-12. Such leadership is essential today for maturing the body of Christ so that, as His followers, we might become enabled to assume our specific functions of command as His church. The command structure given to us as Christ’s followers (His church) is clearly demonstrated throughout the New Testament. Jesus first models it to the twelve, then the seventy, and ultimately to the one hundred and twenty on the Day of Pentecost. The purpose of the command structure is to facilitate the original Dominion Mandate of Genesis 1:28. As Commander-in-Chief, Jesus simply follows what the Father is commanding (John 12:49). As His commanders in the earth, we follow the same precedent by hearing what Jesus is saying to us through the voice of the Holy Spirit. We exercise His full authority by remaining under His authority. (Larry Burden will be speaking at Kingdom Congress March 6, 2020 at 11:00am.)
Larry Burden is speaking at Kingdom Congress March 6, 2020 at 11:00am.
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(Kathy Gabler)—That “BID me COME” is in the heart of all of us. It is deep calling unto deep and JESUS is saying to us too, “COME ON!” There is no need for us to live a watered-down version of what God had in mind for our lifetime. We don’t have to leave a wimpy, skimpy heritage. Fear may hold us in the boat and tempt us to refuse the dominion mandate, but there is a stronger force at work in us. There is a heart’s cry, “Lord, BID me COME.” We may consider just stepping back from sonship and dominion because we have not seen it or lived it vividly yet, but dominion is not about being an experienced son, it is about being an obedient son. There will be times in all of us that the cry of “BID me COME” stirs in our breast and we have a choice to respond to the Lord’s, “Come on.” (KATHY GABLER is speaking at Kingdom Congress 2019. Location: Grace International 503 W.Marlin Willis,TX 77378 Phone: 936-856-2455)
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We can expect and decree a major restraining of violence, crime and other problems within our cities. Jesus had dominion over spirits, all manner of diseases and even over the elements of nature and weather. But we must also realize that strife and contention within churches and among the citywide church will not accommodate the Spirit in power which brings extraordinary results—the trampling of the enemy. Jezebel, Absalom and Korah must go. Even the days of false brethren are numbered. (Gal.2:4)(Fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “The New Era and the Church Trampling”)
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Jahweh is raising up His church in this new era. He is raising up His church to transform nations over night. We are getting past religious ineffectiveness and a defeated sense of eschatology and coming to Zion, to the place of the throne of God which is a place of power and dominion. Perhaps we should rehearse John’s exhortation to us that “…as He [JESUS] is, so are we in this world.” (1Jn.4:17) It would then follow that our Lord JESUS IS sitting on the right hand of the throne of Almighty God in the heavenly places (1:20) and that we, like Him, are also sitting with Him [authoritatively positioned] in heavenly places in Christ (2:6). Therefore, there should be authority, power and dominion displayed such as it was when JESUS was on the earth, especially since it is the determined will of God to now show His multi-layered, redemptive wisdom to powers and principalities through the church (Eph.3:10). (First excerpt from Marty’s article “The New Era and the Church Trampling”)
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(Gen 1:28a) “And God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule…” Considering the definitions of God’s original (and unchanged) intention (“subdue” and “rule”), it would appear that we have a mission laid out before us with authority to get it done. Scripture offers the understanding that the Last Adam has won back all that the first Adam forfeited. It would appear that God actually is not responsible for evil happenings since He handed over the earth to Adam to “subjugate,” “prevail against,” “reign,” “tread down” and “keep under”. (Marty is speaking this weekend at the DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY CONFERENCE at Cornerstone Brenham,TX. Information: cornerstonebrenham.org or 979-830-0404. He is speaking Saturday morning and Sunday morning.)
The future doesn’t happen, it is built by preparation in the now. Some are trying to secure economics, secure real estate and secure borders for the future but we must secure a generation. The future will not be secured by videos and pizzas. While many are crying out that the church is only one generation away from extinction, I would cry out that the church is only one generation away from dominion in the earth. (Jesus said that He would build the Church and that what He built would not see the gates or authorities of hell prevail against it. The Church is not at the point of extinction if that is true.) If we have no faith that we are going to be able to draw out anything from our bank account, it is because we know that we have not put anything into it. If we have no faith in the coming generation it is because we have either neglected to impart to them or we have not had anything to impart to them. We’d best get ahold of something worth imparting. Failure to impart to a generation results in loss that can only be calculated on an exponential scale. We don’t want them to have to dig themselves out of a hole before they can go forward. (Marty is speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2017 — SEPTEMBER 22-24 — Info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/)
We are being equipped so that the Kingdom of our God can advance in us and through us. It’s going to involve taking dominion and bringing God’s order into all the mountains of culture and into individual lives and into circumstances and into history. Not every act of dominion is going to be as quick as stopping the wind and waves because changing the powers-that-be may take a while in some cases, but let’s do this. Let’s be sons that reach for what’s in reach. Let’s be the sons that bring the order that creation is groaning for. It starts with crying out, “Bid me Come, Lord.” (Kathy)