Accomplishing Your Kingdom Assignment (Nehemiah) Sample
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3. ACCEPT the Burden as Your Own ASSIGNMENT
So far, we’ve talked about how Nehemiah was ALREADY SERVING where he was and how Nehemiah showed interest and concern for other people by ASKING a question.
Once God shows you what your calling is, you still have to take it on. You have to ACCEPT it as your own.
“The burden you bear often reveals the calling you’ll embrace.” (Craig Groeschel)
Knowing that his beloved Jerusalem was without walls weighed heavily upon Nehemiah. Because he carried that burden, God also gave him his assignment (his calling): Rebuild the wall!
Matthew 9:37-38 says, “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”
Are you willing to be the answer to the very prayers you’re praying? We can’t meet all the needs, but we can meet the ones the Holy Spirit highlights and gives us the grace to meet.
Once Nehemiah heard how his fellow Israelites were faring back in Jerusalem, his heart was grieved. He could have just said, “Oh, man. That’s tough! Someone should really do something about that.”
But he didn’t.
Instead, he allowed his heart to be broken. His heart was burdened, and he took it on as his own assignment.
I want to encourage you, maybe even challenge you, to ask God to break your heart for what breaks His. When you want what God wants, you’ll have no problem knowing what your assignment is. Watch how God enables and empowers you to partner with Him in what He’s already doing.
It’s when we get our eyes off ourselves and onto those around us that God starts to gift us with our divine assignment.
When Nehemiah ACCEPTED the burden from God, the Scripture tells us he:
- ·mourned for days,
- ·fasted, and
When you accept a burden from God, you can’t shake it. It’s always top of mind. You think about it when you wake up, and it’s the last thing on your mind when you go to bed.
What is the burden that you are carrying? Can you see how God is asking you to partner with Him?
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Your Kingdom Encounter, Alignment and Assignment
Encounter, alignment, assignment: will you join the king.
For a long time, Narnia has been under the rule of an evil witch, who has placed the land under a spell so that it is ‘always winter.’ But now, there are signs and stirrings of a higher power, a greater Kingdom at work.
Ice is melting, and spring flowers and bulbs are appearing. Not only is the landscape changing, there is new hope amongst the inhabitants—because where the King walks, the power of darkness is broken.
Suddenly, there are rumours going out: ‘Aslan is on the move!’ And Aslan’s followers are gathering to follow their King.
It is a vivid picture, and one that illustrates the Kingdom of God becoming manifest.
- So, what does the Kingdom of God invading the darkness look like in your family life, your work or ministry life?
- What could this look like in your region: your places of education, government, business, your own neighbourhood?
Imagine people who have been spiritually frozen, their hearts hard and disinterested, now warming up and melting. People who are encountering the King and His Kingdom and as a result, they can no longer ignore the reality of God and His love for them.
It’s time to catch a vision. It’s time to start announcing that God is here, that the King and His Kingdom are here. It’s time to wake up to the fact that we can participate in what He is doing and no longer have to put up with the status quo. Because Jesus is here, and He is on the move.
It’s time to draw near to Jesus, to become intimately acquainted with the King , to align ourselves with Him and His cause.
And there is still more.
As the story of Narnia unfolds, Aslan’s followers are now confronted with the next phase of their decision to follow the King. It is time for battle—to take up arms and to fight, so that the rightful King can take his place on the throne. 
Kingdom Encounter, Alignment and Assignment
There are three levels of Kingdom engagement—ways in which we participate with King Jesus and His Kingdom, that are portrayed so well in C.S. Lewis’ story. These levels are Encounter, Alignment and Assignment.
1. Kingdom Encounter
“The time has come… The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)
An encounter implies a confrontation, coming face to face with someone or something. It may be an unexpected meeting.
Kingdom encounter takes place when people are confronted with the reality of Jesus, His Kingship, and the rule of God. They see the evidence first hand, through Divine interventions that can only be explained by the power of God. They also have the opportunity to hear the Gospel message.
In the Gospels, Jesus went about exercising authority over disease and demons, as well as over the laws of nature. In His lavish demonstration of Father’s love for people, Jesus showed us that the ministry of encounter is for every person. Encounter is the calling card of the Kingdom, saying ‘The King is here and you are invited to believe and join Him.’
2. Kingdom Alignment
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
Alignment speaks of arranging and positioning according to a standard. Kingdom Alignment takes place as we choose to follow Jesus and become His disciples. It speaks of submitting to the King’s rule in our lives.
As we see so vividly in the Gospels, not everyone who encounters Jesus and experiences His power chooses to take the next step to believe in and follow Him.
Alignment is not a one-off decision, it consists of ongoing life transformation. As we journey, we have the opportunity to continue calibrating our lives to God’s Word and His ways. The Father’s goal is that we become like Jesus. (Rom 8:29) Our motivation is not one of religious performance, but arises from our love for Jesus, our honour for Him, and is our heart’s response to His grace.
Alignment also speaks of positioning for Father’s purpose for our lives.
3. Kingdom Assignment
‘Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”’ (John 20:21-22)
Assignment speaks of being given a role and a task to accomplish. Kingdom Assignment is our opportunity to participate with Jesus in the extension of His Kingdom. As royal sons and daughters, we exercise His authority in His Name. (Acts 3:16)
We are on the King’s business, and as representatives of Jesus, we become agents of ‘Kingdom Encounter’ for others.
We each have a unique assignment, a purpose and God-given destiny to make a difference in this world. (Eph 2:10) Each one of us has the opportunity to fulfil our potential and the call of God upon our lives—but sadly, not not everyone will.
The reality is that Kingdom culture is alien to the worldly culture in which we live. That Jesus is King implies authority and obedience. It requires something of us. It confronts our independence and waywardness. Jesus’ Kingship calls for us to recognise and step into our own royal heritage as sons and daughters of God.
1. C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, 1950. C.S Lewis once wrote: ‘The Narnian books are not as much allegory as supposal. “Suppose there were a Narnian world and it, like ours, needed redemption. What kind of incarnation and Passion might Christ be supposed to undergo there ?” see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion,_the_Witch_and_the_Wardrobe
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Thank you Helen, for these inspiring reassuring words. There is power in the words you have so graciously shared with us….. Thank you
Thank you Arthur, Just thought of this verse which really sums it all up: 🙂 ‘I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Eph 1:18-23) You are in His favour, Arthur
Awesome word of wisdom. You are on point we are in a time were we need to draw near to God. I’ve just came out of a bad storm, that storm has taught me that I need God for everything not just somethings and that everything I do must be done His way not my way. I’m learning to align myself with God!!!
Thank You Helen
Hi Joanne, I’m glad to hear that you feel the storm is passed now, may you be replenished and refilled for your new season. We’ve just been discussing ourselves about the challenge of alignment, that when we receive a revelation from God, we need to then align our lives to that revelation. Very thought-provoking.
Thank you for leaving the comment, bless you.
A few weeks ago i sat down to watch tv and a movie came on, The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe. A few days ago i was watching a show from the UK called, Homes under the hammer. It is about abandoned and run down homes, churches and buildings that are sold at auction, people buy them, fix them up to live in or resell. The presenter shows the home in its rundown state and as he was walking through this particular house he came to a bed room. At one end of the room was a wardrobe, he said ‘I wonder whats in this wardrobe’, he went over opened the wardrobe door, it had no back on it and it opened up into more rooms in the house, he then began talking about the movie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. For me Helen a home is symbolic of our bodies, 1 Cor 6 :19, and the wardrobe is symbolic of our minds. We all think a certain way, view God and life a certain way and it can often be predictable routine and limited. Just like the wardrobe we know what is in there, we are familiar with it and it is not a very big room. In the movie, it wasn’t until the children went beyond the wardrobe that they entered a whole new world and discovered Aslan. I believe if we want to experience more of Holy Spirit we need to go beyond our current wardrobe thinking. A passage that comes to mind is Matt 6:33, too often we seek the natural world to meet our needs, if we seek God [who is spirit] he will take care of our physical needs, i think its time to get beyond the wardrobe [the natural] and enter into the [spirit] Narnia.
David, that is absolutely brilliant! I especially relate to this right now as I am being challenged about my own ‘wardrobe thinking’ (limiting mindsets)…ah, love it! I have a particular love for C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series, especially the insights about Jesus as a Person that we get glimpses of in Aslan. No doubt I’ll come back around to it again sometime. 🙂
wow! great stuff……its been my prayer to hev divine encounters
A great prayer and one God loves to answer…! ‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ (Jer 29:13)
Thanks Helen, its great to be able to encourage. I want to add one other thing.[I believe this is a huge confirmation to your post.] I was reading Song of Songs and as i read Chapter 2 :10-13 i really sensed Holy Spirit saying “This is what the season is right now”, as i pondered this, my mind began to think on all the negativity [Matt 13:18-23] happening in the world at the moment so i found it difficult to receive this word as a now word. The next day your post was released and when i read the part at the start, ‘The ice is melting, spring bulbs are appearing……, i immediately thought of this passage in Song of Songs that i read the day before. It is what God says is happening right now not what i think or see, i have to receive and believe it as a now word.
Wow, that’s awesome David!
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Ten Essentials Needed to Fulfill Your Kingdom Assignment
As a person who has been preaching and attempting to implement strategies, I have come up with the following essentials necessary for effectiveness in Kingdom ministry.
1. High-Level Intercession
In Daniel chapters 10-12 and Ephesians 6 we find that there are high-level demonic entities, called principalities, that rule whole nations and/or empires. These are the highest-ranking demons under Satan that control the political, economic and social systems of the world through ideology and worldview.
Consequently, I found that when I started preaching the Kingdom with a goal of shifting culture towards biblical standards that I walked into the highest level of warfare! This is why God led me to spend much time in deep travail and illicit the prayers of high-level intercessors! If we do not combine Kingdom implementation with commensurate effective prayer we will get our butts kicked! When you preach the Kingdom of God you are dealing with demonic systems not just individual demons and sinners! Without a proper prayer plan in place our goals of Kingdom implementation will be doomed to fail!
2. Spouse on the Same Page
Before you make a public shift from preaching merely an individualistic gospel of salvation to the Gospel of the Kingdom make sure your spouse understands the spiritual and social implications it will have on your life! If your spouse is not on the same page with you theologically or teleologically (objective and goals), then the enemy can use this as a wedge that can divide your marriage!
3. Humility in the Marketplace
When leaders start making headway implementing successful strategies for the Kingdom in their communities, key marketplace leaders in politics and business will latch onto you. You will start moving in circles outside the religious walls of the church and will be in proximity to power, influence and celebrity like never before! Never forget your original vision and what got you there to begin with! Always walk in humility! I have seen countless Christian leaders fall into pride when they started hobnobbing with the rich, influential and famous, resulting in them being transformed by the world instead of vice versa!
4. Strong Connection to Local Church Leadership
The local church is the only entity on earth that the devil cannot destroy (Matthew 16:16-19)! Leaders and ministers that bypass the local church run the risk of not having long-term fruit! In some cases, high-level marketplace leaders will be connected more with individual apostolic-type pastors who will mentor them, even if they live too far to attend the local church the pastor oversees. In any case, if you want biblical results then connect your work to a biblical model of discipleship that involves the family of families called the church. Of course, if at all possible, high-level marketplace leaders should attend an apostolic-type church, which is a local church that equips and releases the saints for the work of the ministry by effectively engaging culture and influencing their region holistically.
5. Have a Strong Covenantal Team for Support
I have found that I need to have community with those who understand and partner with me in my Kingdom calling. I have been blessed to have several close friends who I work with, pray with, travel with and play with! Without this mutually beneficial support group I would have a difficult time persevering in the Kingdom marathon I am called to run in!
6. Avoid Mission Drift
It is inevitable that the more successful you become in your Kingdom assignment, the more opportunities will come both in the church and marketplace! Many people will want you on their boards, will pull upon you to aid them, and the demands on your time will increase. One of the most important things a leader has to do in order to remain successful is to avoid drifting from their original mission.
For example, I put every invitation and opportunity I get through the grid of my God-given assignment. If it doesn’t align I don’t even consider it! If it seems to connect to my mission, I pray and try to get a witness in my spirit before I make a commitment to minister somewhere.
Furthermore, with every new level a person obtains there will be adjustments they will have to make to ensure they are still on point with their mission. Having a team of folks that help you discern the will of God is also invaluable.
7. Be Motivated by the Message, Not Money
The more the demand upon you increases, the more opportunity will come to get involved in church ministry or business deals. God will allow both divine and demonic opportunities to come your way to reveal to you the motivations of your heart! If you are motivated primarily by money then you will only go after whatever pays the most instead of what will be the most fruitful for the Kingdom! This will lead to a watering down of your purpose resulting in the dissipating of your effectiveness and divine authority.
8. Center the Message/Ministry on Jesus, Not Societal Transformation
The word of God teaches us that all things were made by Jesus and for Jesus (Colossians 1:16)! In all things we do Jesus alone should have the supremacy (Colossians 1:19)! I have seen numerous leaders and ministries focus so much on societal influence and transformation they wound up in humanism (humanitarianism without Christ). If we seek first His Kingdom and focus on Jesus being the center of our lives and ministries then He will lead us to do things that will enable us to bless both God and humanity!
This does not mean that we have to do every good work overtly in the name of Jesus, but we have to look for every opportunity to let His love be known to our neighbors. Otherwise the focus is more on quality of life transformation than on Jesus! In my opinion, this violates Colossians 1:16,19.
9. Balance Your Life with Individual Renewal
When we start preaching and implementing the Kingdom message in our spheres of influence we will see more needs and opportunities than ever before, which can result in work overload! There is no end to societal and individual needs!
One of the most important lessons I have learned is that it is essential I consistently do things that build me up spiritually, emotionally and physically. I need to do things that not only strengthen me spiritually (prayer, Bible reading, church) but I need to do things that give me life emotionally (sports, music, art, cultivating a social life, etc.). Furthermore, I need to regularly exercise and be strategic in what I eat so I can remain physically functional. Missing it in any of these three areas can mean a premature death either in ministry, family, or even our lives!
10. Balance Work and Play
I have learned not to take myself too seriously! I have learned that I have to work hard but mix play in as well! I need to invest in mutually beneficial friendships that give me and my wife a healthy social life that will strengthen us (emotionally) and inevitably lengthen our lives and ministries.
I have also found that the leaders I have the most fun with are the ones God is bonding me with the most for Kingdom ventures! Jesus called His disciples His friends (John 15). He loved the Pharisees but liked His close associates! Jesus loved everyone but I am convinced He did not like everyone! (Look at how He spoke to the Pharisees in Matthew 23 and compare it to how He spoke to His disciples in John 15.) Consequently, I believe God is going to lead us to work the closest with those we are compatible with emotionally and socially.
In the Kingdom, relationship precedes ministry. If you reverse that, your key ministry partnerships may not endure the test of time!
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This is a great article by Joseph Mattera. I often use important words like this from other ministries to strengthen my own staff, and this one I will share with them today. The points made here are very much aligned with our existing values, but we too easily get distracted by the burdens we carry and suffer the drift referred to. Fortunately, we have made much of his closing comment, “relationship precedes ministry.”
Great Article Bishop, thanks for sharing the results of your experiences!
It is reassuring to know that the work of sharing God’s kingdom has very real circumstances that are becoming clearer for this generation. Kingdom messengers face dueling circumstances, having to choose between fulfilling one’s assignment–at all cost and, at times, under terms and conditions evangelical messengers can choose to avoid. Unlike the evangelical field, kingdom ministry encompasses all seven mountains, making it possible for more Christians than ever to engage in sharing its message. Your ten essential points help equip us all the more. So, thank you!
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10 essentials needed to fulfill your kingdom assignment.
As a person who has been preaching and attempting to implement strategies, I have come up with the following essentials necessary for effectiveness in kingdom ministry:
1. High-level intercession. In Daniel 10-12 and Ephesians 6, we find that there are high-level demonic entities called principalities that rule whole nations and/or empires. These are the highest-ranking demons under Satan that control the political, economic and social systems of the world through ideology and worldview.
Consequently, I found that when I started preaching the kingdom with a goal of shifting culture toward biblical standards that I walked into the highest level of warfare. This is why God led me to spend much time in deep travail and elicit the prayers of high-level intercessors. If we do not combine kingdom implementation with commensurate effective prayer, we will get our butts kicked! When you preach the kingdom of God, you are dealing with demonic systems, not just individual demons and sinners. Without a proper prayer plan in place, our goals of kingdom implementation will be doomed to fail.
2. Spouse on the same page. Before you make a public shift from preaching merely an individualistic gospel of salvation to the gospel of the kingdom, make sure your spouse understands the spiritual and social implications it will have on your life. If your spouse is not on the same page with you theologically or teleologically (in terms of objective and goals), then the enemy can use this as a wedge that can divide your marriage.
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3. Humility in the marketplace. When leaders start making headway implementing successful strategies for the kingdom in their communities, key marketplace leaders in politics and business will latch onto you. You will start moving in circles outside the religious walls of the church and will be in proximity to power, influence and celebrity like never before. Never forget your original vision and what got you there to begin with. Always walk in humility. I have seen countless Christian leaders fall into pride when they started hobnobbing with the rich, influential and famous, resulting in them being transformed by the world instead of vice versa.
4. Strong connection to local church leadership. The local church is the only entity on earth that the devil cannot destroy (Matt. 16:16-19). Leaders and ministers who bypass the local church run the risk of not having long-term fruit. In some cases, high-level marketplace leaders will be connected more with individual apostolic-type pastors who will mentor them, even if they live too far to attend the local church the pastor oversees. In any case, if you want biblical results, then connect your work to a biblical model of discipleship that involves the family of families called the church. Of course, if at all possible, high-level marketplace leaders should attend an apostolic-type church, which is a local church that equips and releases the saints for the work of the ministry by effectively engaging culture and influencing their region holistically.
5. Have a strong covenantal team for support. I have found that I need to have community with those who understand and partner with me in my kingdom calling. I have been blessed to have several close friends I work with, pray with, travel with and play with. Without this mutually beneficial support group, I would have a difficult time persevering in the kingdom marathon I am called to run.
6. Avoid mission drift. It is inevitable that the more successful you become in your kingdom assignment, the more opportunities will come your way, both in the church and marketplace. Many people will want you on their boards and will pull upon you to aid them, and the demands on your time will increase. One of the most important things a leader has to do in order to remain successful is to avoid drifting from their original mission.
For example, I put every invitation and opportunity I get through the grid of my God-given assignment. If it doesn’t align, I don’t even consider it. If it seems to connect to my mission, I pray and try to get a witness in my spirit before I make a commitment to minister somewhere.
Furthermore, with every new level a person obtains, there will be adjustments they will have to make to ensure they are still on point with their mission. Having a team of folks that help you discern the will of God is also invaluable.
7. Be motivated by the message, not money. The more the demand upon you increases, the more opportunity will come to get involved in church ministry or business deals. God will allow both divine and demonic opportunities to come your way to reveal to you the motivations of your heart! If you are motivated primarily by money then you will only go after whatever pays the most instead of what will be the most fruitful for the kingdom. This will lead to a watering down of your purpose, resulting in the dissipating of your effectiveness and divine authority.
8. Center the message/ministry on Jesus, not societal transformation. The Word of God teaches us that all things were made by Jesus and for Jesus (Col. 1:16). In all things we do, Jesus alone should have the supremacy (Col. 1:19). I have seen numerous leaders and ministries focus so much on societal influence and transformation, they wound up in humanism (humanitarianism without Christ). If we seek first His kingdom and focus on Jesus being the center of our lives and ministries, then He will lead us to do things that will enable us to bless both God and humanity.
This does not mean we have to do every good work overtly in the name of Jesus, but we have to look for every opportunity to let His love be known to our neighbors. Otherwise the focus is more on quality of life transformation than on Jesus. In my opinion, this violates Colossians 1:16, 19.
9. Balance your life with individual renewal. When we start preaching and implementing the kingdom message in our spheres of influence, we will see more needs and opportunities than ever before, which can result in work overload. There is no end to societal and individual needs.
One of the most important lessons I have learned is that it is essential I consistently do things that build me up spiritually, emotionally and physically. I need to do things that not only strengthen me spiritually (prayer, Bible reading, church), but also those things that give me life emotionally (sports, music, art, cultivating a social life, etc.).
Furthermore, I need to regularly exercise and be strategic in what I eat so I can remain physically functional. Missing it in any of these three areas can mean a premature death either in ministry, family or even our lives.
10. Balance work and play. I have learned not to take myself too seriously. I have learned that I have to work hard but mix play in as well. I need to invest in mutually beneficial friendships that give me and my wife a healthy social life that will strengthen us emotionally and inevitably lengthen our lives and ministries.
I have also found that the leaders I have the most fun with are the ones God is bonding me with the most for kingdom ventures. Jesus called His disciples His friends (John 15). He loved the Pharisees but liked His close associates. Jesus loved everyone, but I am convinced He did not like everyone! (Look at how He spoke to the Pharisees in Matthew 23, and compare it to how He spoke to His disciples in John 15.) Consequently, I believe God is going to lead us to work the closest with those we are compatible with emotionally and socially.
In the kingdom, relationship precedes ministry. If you reverse that, your key ministry partnerships may not endure the test of time!
Joseph Mattera is overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church, Christ Covenant Coalition, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Kingdom alignment for God’s assignment
Rev Dominic Yeo // August 27, 2018 , 6:00 am
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God has an assignment for you.
One thing we need to know for certain is that God has an assignment for each and every one of us. Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.
His Kingdom assignments are two-fold: The first is responsibilities He bequeaths us as His children, and the second is specific assignments to every individual to fulfil our unique plans He has mapped out for our lives.
In order to complete these assignments, we have to align ourselves with Him.
A straight line
To align means to ensure that something is put in a straight line.
In the corporate world we say: “Let’s all be aligned on the same page”, which means to come into agreement and cooperate in unity.
Alignment also means to be put in order so that there can be function. Misalignment means you cannot function and are unable to perform. It’s just like a car.
In order to step into our fulfilment, we need to align ourselves with God’s heart and His Kingdom purposes.
When the wheels and steering mechanisms of a car are not aligned, your car will drift as soon as you release your steering wheel even if you are driving straight on a straight road.
If you keep driving a car that is misaligned, your tires will wear out very quickly. The car will also consume more petrol because it is not functioning at its optimum.
Similarly, if an airplane’s mechanisms were misaligned, it would be far more dangerous to fly it than driving a car that’s misaligned.
Alignment is very important for us to function effectively and efficiently. But the converse has greater consequences. Misalignment can cause us not to be able to function properly. In order to step into our fulfilment, we need to align ourselves with God’s heart and His Kingdom purposes.
When we come into Kingdom alignment, then great things can begin to happen in our lives.
Matthew 6:9-10 says: “This, then, is how you should pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Jesus was not only teaching the disciples how to pray, but He was helping them understand that they needed to come into alignment with God’s will first.
That’s why the prayer asks for that which is happening in heaven, to happen here on Earth as well.
When we do the seeking, God will do the providing.
Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray the prayer that brings them into alignment with heaven. You need to pray this kind of prayer that brings you into alignment with His Kingdom in heaven if you want to see God’s miracles, blessings and fulfilment in your life.
When you are aligned with His Kingdom purposes, God’s assignment comes upon us. This assignment is His responsibility to provide for us.
After praying for alignment in Matthew 6:9- 10, God’s assignment in Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread”, is His provision.
His provision is His forgiveness through His grace, His protection, healing and deliverance. When we do the seeking, God will do the providing.
Also, when you and I become children of God, we become aligned to the Kingdom , and we are given assignments.
This devotional was first published in the Trinitarian magazine, an online publication of Trinity Christian Centre, and is republished with permission.
Reflection and Discussion
- What are some of the general assignments that God gives to us as His sons and daughters?
- Jeremiah 29:4-14 sets the context for Jeremiah 29:11. What were some of the assignments that the Israelites were given under captivity in Babylon? How does this apply to us today?
- Are you ready to align yourself with God and His kingdom’s purposes? How will you do this?
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The Power of Knowing Your Kingdom Assignment
by kingdomministers | Jul 31, 2018 | Accessing Your Heavenly Blueprint , Leadership , Ministry Tools , Spiritual Disciplines , Spiritual Growth | 0 comments
When you know your Kingdom Assignment, your identity moves beyond what most people call self-confidence into an unshakable level of certainty not only in who you are but in what specific purpose God had in mind when He created you.
It gives you focus, tenacity and a vision. I share more about The Power of Knowing Your Kingdom Assignment in this video. Enjoy!- Ericka
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34 Bible Verses about Fulfilling Gods Assignment
Ephesians 2:10 esv / 26 helpful votes helpful not helpful.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Luke 16:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 17 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...
Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 4:1-6 ESV / 14 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...
Romans 12:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Ephesians 5:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
John 9:1-5 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
John 3:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Hebrews 13:1-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
Colossians 3:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...
Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Exodus 20:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...
Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Romans 12:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Matthew 18:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Malachi 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord , the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.
Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Matthew 26:36 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.”
Matthew 20:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
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Kingdom Intelligence Briefing
Understanding kingdom assignments.
As of late, I feel that I am in the Holy Spirit Advanced School of Learning. It seems that each day God is teaching me things that I did not know the day before. In our local congregation, God has been having me teach a series called “Foundations of Biblical Prosperity.” From the title, you may think you already know what I am teaching. I can assure you that you don’t. I have been waking up in the morning teaching things out of my spirit in ways I could not have imagined. In this series on Biblical Prosperity, the very last thing you will hear about is giving. Giving is only one component. Without adding all the rest, giving can be in vain. This is why many have gone bankrupt while they were tithing! These powerful messages are now available on MP3 CD along with a professionally printed study guide through Biblical Life Publishing ( www.biblical-life.net ).
God has also been teaching me about Kingdom Assignments. This is really something that I have never heard of before. I have heard about Kingdom Destiny, Kingdom Authority, Kingdom Power, etc., but assignments were not in the mix. So when God began speaking to me about them, He had my attention.
Kingdom Assignments come in all sizes. Some can be completed within one event, such as praying for someone. Others can take years, but will include daily sub-assignments. (We will go into more detail about sub-assignments in a moment.) One of the things that we need to understand is that when we accept the assignment, the Kingdom begins to go into operation to provide the resources, time and anointing to accomplish that task. That sounds reasonable, but our paradigms can keep us from those resources to fulfill a given assignment. Let me give you an example:
For a pastor, each service is a Kingdom Assignment to accomplish something in the Kingdom of God — usually within the lives of those attending. When a pastor realizes each service can become a specific Kingdom Assignment, he will seek the face of God for instructions. Once he receives those instructions, he accepts that assignment. Immediately the Kingdom will begin realigning things within his spirit, his congregation and even the atmosphere to accomplish that assignment. Without this mindset, weekly services become a routine. The pastor and staff will find themselves going through the motions with little devotion. (I have been there and can speak from personal experience.) The sermons become “what the people want to hear.” The songs become “what the people want to sing.” We move from “divine visitation” to “Christian entertainment and motivational speaking.”
With a change in the pastor’s mindset, he will begin seeking the face of God for his assignment. He may turn the services upside down. One service may be all singing and prayer. Another service he may teach for the full two hours. In the next service, he may teach for twenty minutes and then begin moving prophetically in the congregation. No one will know what to expect each service, to include the devil! It will add a new excitement and expectancy within himself and his congregation.
I believe we do not experience many powerful things in God because we are not sensitive to Kingdom Assignments. Over the past week, God has been giving me one specific assignment a day. Yesterday, it was to design a new follow-up letter for those that had requested catalogs. The interesting thing is that the letter had little to do with the catalog and yet the anointing of God was all over it! At the beginning of the year, God instructed me to include a complete seminar on MP3 CD along with the catalog. It is our “Next Level Living” seminar that has already blessed so many of you. The letter was about a litmus test to see if Biblical Life was right for them. If God spoke into their lives through the free CD, Biblical Life was most likely the place God was calling them to study. If they received nothing from the CD, they needed to look elsewhere. I would have never thought of such a thing by myself. Once I accepted the assignment, the Holy Spirit began moving: the anointing, ability to write and understanding flowed. It was almost effortless, and the presence of God filled our office!
This morning God woke me up at 4:30am. (And I mean wide awake, not roll over and go back to sleep kind of awake.) I asked the LORD, “What is up? Do I need to do something?” He told me to eat breakfast and go into the office to write this article in the quiet before our normal work day. I am sitting here with a fine cup of coffee and enjoying writing more than I have in quite some time. It was a Kingdom Assignment, and the Kingdom is flowing in it.
If you are a pastor, you need to change your mindset to the one I have already described in this article. I promise you that if you do, you are going to shake some things up! If you are a student at Biblical Life or praying about enrolling, I want to speak a new mindset into your thinking. Attending Biblical Life College and Seminary is not like attending your average bible college or seminary. Most schools are about imparting information – in their case, biblical/theological information. At Biblical Life there is a lot of information, but also a Kingdom anointing for transformation. You cannot approach Biblical Life like you were going to a business college. There is an overload of spiritual truth, altering mindsets, pulling down of strongholds, kicking over sacred cows and anything else God needs to do to transform you. Attending Biblical Life is a Kingdom Assignment, a divine calling to prepare you for the future. If you approach it any other way, you will either get nothing out of it (because it is spiritually discerned) or your head will explode (figuratively speaking). BUT, if God has given you a Kingdom Assignment to study with Biblical Life and you accept that assignment, the King will release an anointing of a prophetic bible student into your spirit. You will receive a spiritual hunger for truth and the presence of God will surround you every time you sit down to your studies! I have hundreds of students that can testify to this very fact as well as hundreds that can testify the reverse, if you do not accept the assignment! Your mindset can either make you like the pastor going through the weekly routine or like the pastor that turns the services upside down!
Now Dealing with Sub-Assignments
I am going to handle this on two levels. First, when you enroll into BLCS using Plan B or C, we will ship you a volume with five complete courses in it. Do not just start with the first one and work your way through it. That is the way of traditional, secular schooling. Ask the Holy Spirit which one you are to start with. There may be something in a particular course He needs to speak into your life now. Let’s say the Holy Spirit instructs you to go through the course “Biblical Life Prayer Dynamics.” Accept that assignment and have the mindset that you are going to receive everything God has for you in that course, even if it turns your life inside out! I promise you that the course will take on a life of its own! God will speak to you through the lessons and will begin taking you deeper than you ever dreamed possible! You will learn more, experience more and change more! If you don’t, you are limiting yourself and the Holy Spirit.
Each day ask God for your daily Kingdom Assignments. Your long term assignment is to complete the program He called you to take at Biblical Life. But is today’s assignment to do the next lesson or will it be to go into intercession or minister to Jim down the road? What is your assignment today? Today’s assignment will have today’s anointing, insights, revelation and transformation. Miss the assignment, and you will miss out on all the resources of that assignment! Once you miss it, it is very hard to regain the same level. Obedience is ALWAYS better than sacrifice. Satan wants to keep you in “routine” mode. The routine may get it done, but it will be without the anointing, insights, revelation and transformation your assignment brings. Routine only accomplishes things through hard effort, but will have little spiritual value. Kingdom Assignments require less physical effort, but require higher levels of anointing, insights, revelation and transformation – which the King will release into the lives of those who accept His assignments.
Change your mindset from routine to assignment and watch the Kingdom of God go into operation in ways you never dreamed of. It will change your life!
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Understanding Your Kingdom Assignment
What are women really designed to do and be? On the broadcast today, author and pastor Dr. Robert Lewis talks with Dennis and Barbara Rainey about a woman’s core callings.
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What are women really designed to do and be?
Bob: Does God have different assignments for men and for women? And what happens in a culture if we decide that those assignments are interchangeable – if the men can just as easily fulfill God's assignment for women and if the women can just as easily fulfill God's assignment for men? Dr. Robert Lewis says we're about to find out, and we may not like the answer.
Robert: We are running headlong into role reversal in a major way where women are going to be the primary breadwinners, men are going to be a confused lot, kids are going to grow up wounded and confused, and we're going to create a disfigured culture who is going to try to do it totally different than what God designed. And so in going after the forbidden fruit, we are going to get the very pain the first Eve experienced.
Bob: This is FamilyLife Today for Wednesday, April 23rd. Our host is the president of FamilyLife, Dennis Rainey, and I'm Bob Lepine. Does it really matter who does what between men and women in a marriage or in a culture? We think it does. Stay tuned.
And welcome to FamilyLife Today, thanks for joining us. You know, we've been talking this week about God's design for femininity, for womanhood, and I think we've agreed that from our perspective women need to look at the source, at the Scriptures, for where they're going to get their picture of womanhood. But I think we've also agreed that you can look there and walk away and go, "Okay, I still have some questions," and that's what we're trying to wrestle with here as we deal with this subject.
Dennis: That's right, and to help us do that, we've asked Dr. Robert Lewis to come in and join us. Robert, welcome back.
Robert: Thanks, it's great to be here.
Dennis: And the most perfect woman in all the world for me.
Barbara: Oh, that helps.
Bob: That qualifier.
Barbara: I fell for it, gosh, that's pretty bad.
Dennis: My wife, Barbara, joins us back …
Barbara: I was getting ready to get up and walk out of the studio with that first part of your line.
Dennis: Back by popular demand of our listeners, Barbara Rainey joins us, and for those who don't know Robert, he is a pastor, has been the pastor for more than three decades; has been the speaker on Men's Fraternity, a video series now being hosted in more than 16,000 churches around the country; author of "Raising a Modern Day Knight"; used to speak at our Weekend to Remember Marriage Conferences along with his wife, Sherrod. They have four children, live here in Little Rock, and he's just authored a new book called "The New Eve," and I know it's a biblical book not just because of the title, Robert, but in the beginning of the book you take us back to the book of beginnings, Genesis.
Now, why do you do that to begin this dialog and discussion around the issue of true femininity? Why do you go back to the Book of Genesis?
Robert: Well, because it is the book of beginnings, primarily, Dennis, and that's what Genesis means, it means beginnings, and so I think anytime you want to script your life, one of the things you want to do is find out what God had in mind when He originally created it.
You know, years ago, Alex Haley wrote a book called "Roots," and the reason he wrote the book "Roots," is as an African-American he felt rootless, and he didn't know what should an African-American be like? What was our heritage? What should we be carrying forward? So that whole book was – and even the film series that followed, was his journey to go back into Africa and find kind of the beginnings to give him a better sense of his identity.
I think anybody who wants to know their identity, one of the first places we ought to go is to Genesis.
Dennis: So it's not old-fashioned for a woman to go back to the Book of Genesis?
Robert: Or men, no, it's to back to say – if we really want to know who we are, we ought to go back to where the blueprint originally was designed. What did the Designer have in mind for us when He created us, because He didn't create us in a vacuum. He created us with some core callings, and I think what God's goal is, even now in the 21st century, is to press us back to His original ideals.
Bob: You think before the fall, before Genesis, chapter 3, where Adam and Eve fell into temptation, there was a blueprint established for what femininity is supposed to look like, and Eve was the embodiment of that?
Robert: That's right – and Adam. And I think it's not something that has to be mined with difficulty. I think it's just there expressed very clearly, and it becomes kind of the core out of which every person builds their life, male or female.
Dennis: So in going back to the Book of Genesis, you believe the directions there before Adam and Eve messed things up.
Robert: [chuckles] Mm-hm.
Dennis: Gives us those guardrails. What are they?
Robert: Well, it gives us three core callings, and I think those core callings are just simply there – one, you see God calling this man and woman that He's created together to leave and cleave, to become one, and so that becomes one of the first purposes for being created, and that is to have lifelong companionship, hopefully, intimate companionship with the opposite sex.
If I was a man or I was a woman, one of my core callings starting out in life, from the time I'm born, is to have that core calling nurtured in my life by my parents and hopefully by culture, although the culture today doesn't really lead us there as well as it used to.
Bob: There are some who are going to be set apart for singleness who are called to that, but that's the exception not the rule, right?
Robert: In every one of these there are exceptions but not the rule. I think we need to look at the general blueprint. So the first thing for a woman is to have intimate and healthy companionship with a male for a lifetime. That's the leave and cleave.
Then, secondly, flowing out of that, God said, "I want you to be fruitful and multiply." Not just to raise up children but to raise up what I think are God-glorifying children, healthy, well-established children, to bless the next generation.
Then the last thing is He said, "Subdue and rule," and part of that was because when God created this first man and woman, they were just in one spot on the earth. His goal was to cover the earth with these God-glorifiers. And so there is a kingdom-advancing concept placed within the DNA of every human being.
Our goal in life, one of our primary goals in life, is to advance His kingdom in some aspect on this planet. So when I think of my masculinity, of my femininity, starting out of the gates that should, in a sense, govern every other decision in my life, what should be these guiding principles, is that I should have companionship, I should advance a healthy next generation, and I should, in some way, advance, through my own unique gifts, not just through my children, God's kingdom on earth, and I should not let any other choice or any other talent or any other opportunity undercut those primary core callings.
Now, having said that, there are a lot of other things I'm going to be able to do, and I want to do those things, and part of those are going to be God's will for my life as well, but I know I'm offtrack when whatever I choose begins to infect or undercut those basic core callings.
Bob: Well, let me ask you – is there a priority order in your mind on those three? Because a woman can say, okay, I'm with you on that, and I want to do all I can do for the glory of God in my relationship with my husband and raising my kids and advancing the kingdom but just those three, sometimes, advancing the kingdom and raising my kids and my husband – those are clashing, and I'm not sure how to make a choice in the middle of all of that.
Robert: Yeah, I don't think that there, in a sense, a priority to those things. I think what that is is that's where you've got to find your own path, your own wisdom with the Holy Spirit, and you're going to have helpers along the way. You're going to have your mate, you're going to have counselors and those kind of things, but I think what you're doing is constantly using that as your dashboard.
So I think, starting out, a young woman growing up, one of the things that you want to cultivate in her as a parent is a love for the opposite sex and the roles and those kind of things but also helping her develop her abilities in school and those kind of things because she needs to have a vision of how she can use those in life, and at the same time a love for children.
So all those things are being given to her. Now, how to manage those in the day-to-day, that's going to end up being her own personal script, and she's going to need help in those kind of things but, still, just those three as a guiding center could help a lot of women today in the world of opportunity that they're swimming in.
Bob: I like your dashboard metaphor because we do look at the dashboard and say, "Okay, how is the oil pressure, and how is the fuel, and how is the speedometer and, in the same way, you can look at your relationship with your husband, your relationship with your children, your kingdom assignment, and say is there anything that's low? Or is there anything that's revving up too high and make some adjustments so that there is balance in all three of those areas.
But let me ask you again about the single woman who is saying, "Well, I don't have a lifelong companionship with a husband, I don't have kids of my own to be raising. Does that mean that I should go full speed ahead on kingdom assignment and just kind of set those other two aside until God brings something along?"
Robert: Well, when you say "Set them aside," it's just how you set them aside. I think you have to take life as God delivers it to you in that sense, but what I wouldn't do is just because I was a single woman and say, "Okay, because I've got this vacuum of male companionship, I'm just going to throw myself so headlong into other things that I isolate myself from those opportunities."
You don't want to do that. You want to know that unless God specifically calls you to be one of those rare exceptions and, by the way, it is a rare exception that God is going to bring into my life, so I need to be cultivating those male relationships along the way, putting myself in situations that create companionship opportunities, and they need to be encouraged in that, not encouraged to sit home and watch movies on Friday and Saturday night and just kind of isolate myself thinking, "Woe is me." That's not the way to do it.
And friends need to be encouraging one another in that regard, and mixing themselves with the opposite sex in all kinds of – what I'd call "healthy" environments, and there's a number of those, in order to ultimately encounter that one you're going to live a lifetime with.
Bob: Barbara, let me ask you about these three gauges or these guardrails that Robert's talked about – the relationship for a lifetime with a man, the relationship with your children, and then your kingdom assignment. That's a pretty full life right there, and a lot of women look at those three and go, "Okay, I understand, but I want more out of life than that." You know what I mean?
Bob: Did you ever feel like, well, yeah, I'm happy to have these things, but I want more.
Dennis: She had so many children, Bob …
Bob: Didn't have time to think that, huh?
Dennis: That's right.
Barbara: But there were moments when I did, because there are times when you are raising children, if you make the choice that I made, which is that's going to be my primary vocation is raising my kids, but there were plenty of times when I was home with my children thinking, "This is boring," you know, "and there must be something else that's a lot more exciting than changing diapers and disciplining children and fixing hot dogs for lunch," I mean, come on, that's not real exciting stuff.
Bob: And somebody's saying to you, "Oh, I'm off on a business trip to here," or somebody else is saying to you, "Oh, I got to go do this," and you're thinking "and all I'm doing is hot dogs."
Barbara: Yeah, exactly, and you're getting spit up on and things like that, and it can feel very insignificant. But, again, I like the illustration of it being the gauges on the dashboard, too, because the way I helped myself through those times when I would have those thoughts was looking at the dashboard and saying, "My investment in children is my contribution to the kingdom," and to realize that that was how I was contributing to the kingdom in that season of life. And, again, it's the season principle that's so important. This isn't all of my life, and it will not be this way forever.
And so often we, as women, especially when we've got little kids, it feels forever. But remembering the season principle, this is a season of my life and that God is going to take me from here into another season someday, and then He may open doors of opportunity for me that I can't even imagine right now.
Robert: And, you know, I really appreciate Barbara saying that because although we're jumping ahead a little bit, one of the five bold moves other than to live from the inside out, these core callings, is to embrace a big-picture perspective on life, and in the book I go through the 10 seasons of a woman's life so that she doesn't try to cram everything into one particular season and destroy, really, what God wants to give her just in that season and sacrifice that longing for something that God was going to give her, anyway, in another season.
My daughter, right now, who – my daughter, Elizabeth, who just had her second child, you know, she was an executive country-hopping negotiator with Accenture over in Europe and had this grand life and now she's at home asking some of the questions Barbara just said. It's almost like I was hearing Elizabeth talk through Barbara just there, where she's cleaning dirty diapers for two kids, 13 months and under, and saying, "Is this going to ever get better?"
But the truth of the matter is, it will if you embrace that big-picture perspective of life.
Bob: But, Robert, the woman who is country-hopping, Europe executive, and she's looking at the gauges on her dashboard right now, and she's going, "Okay, the husband thing is a little low because our relationship – we just have not had – we haven't been together in the last week," and the kid thing is a little low, I'm running low on that …
Dennis: And the biological clock is ticking.
Bob: And the kingdom thing, I'm doing the best I can at work, but I haven't seen a whole lot of spiritual fruit coming out of that, but this is the job I've got so how do I have this job and get those gauges up?
Robert: Well, that's a great question and sometimes it might actually mean leaving the job because there may be places for a woman where she's looking at the gauges, and if they're as low as you just said, that may mean some major defining moment in her life, because those gauges are signaling something, and that's why they're so important. That's why you're reading your dashboard, and if you look and all three of them were low, it would probably mean there is some major shift that you need to make. You may not be able to know what that is yourself. You may need counsel, you may need some wise people coming around you, but the very fact that those things are signaling danger is not a bad thing, it's a good thing.
Bob: And, by the same token, you would say to a man who is looking at gauges like that on his dashboard, you may have to dial back on your job, too, to nurture your relationship with your wife or with your kids. But it does seem, in this culture, like we give men more of a pass than we give women. You know, they can be away from their wife for a week, and we don't say that there is any issue, or they can not have spent a lot of time with the kids or not be involved in kingdom things and we go, "Well, you know, they've got bring home the bacon."
Robert: Well, that's exactly why I did Men's Fraternity, because I want to light up the dashboard for men because I don't think that they get a pass. God – when it comes to core calling – is equal opportunity.
Dennis: Yeah, and he calls men to …
Dennis: … the right stuff, too.
Robert: He does, and when guys get it in terms of masculinity, their own guiding center, I think it actually energizes guys to not have to do it; they want to do it. They get energized because they see it in a context that makes sense to them as men.
Dennis: And what I've seen, Robert, is when men finally understand how they're to light up the dashboard, as you say, and get their priorities right and their pursuits in correct order. As they go home, they can better lead their wives in her struggle to find out what her purpose is and how she is to make her choices and her pursuits in life. But if he's unclear, he can't lead her.
Robert: And, see, that's part of the problem is they're not clear, and it's in that confusion that you have all this angst, pain, problems, and accusations. But if two people, a man and a woman in marriage, are clear about what their pursuits are, their core callings, where two are joined together and agreed, there is a lot greater harmony when they're living for the same thing than when they're living for different things.
Bob: I'm going to ask you one of those questions that's a hot-potato question.
Dennis: Bob likes this kind of stuff.
Bob: Let's say a husband and wife are looking, and they're saying, you know, both of our dashboards are showing low. We're banging empty on our relationship, our kids are not getting enough of our time, we're not as involved in kingdom stuff as we want to be, here is what we'll decide to do. "Sweetheart, you're making a little more money than I am, anyway. I'm the husband, I'll stay home, take care of the kids. I'm going to try and balance out the family dashboard by being the house husband, and you continue to make the money and support us." Valid option for a Christian couple to make?
Robert: It may be a valid option for a short period of time, but I think what's going to happen is in that role reversal, that instinctive role reversal that I think God has built in, I think you're going to see, in time, a longing of the wife who makes that choice back to her children because she's going to be taken out of the day-to-day experiences that she so enjoys. And for the husband I think it's going to create an angst in his masculine soul for not being the kind of leader and provider God intended him to be.
Dennis: You know, as we're talking about this, I reflect back on a sermon you gave at our church when we used to not have a building. We actually met in a theater, and you began a message where you taught some of this material when you were originally studying the Scriptures, and do you remember the little sign that you held up at the beginning of that sermon? This is radio, so you can't hold the sign up, but what did the sign say that you help up before you started speaking from Genesis, chapter 1, 2, and 3?
Robert: It just said, "I love women."
It was not a putdown at all in any of these things.
Dennis: No, it's actually calling women to go back to the book of beginnings, the Book of Genesis, and take a look at God's original design and say "So what? What does that mean to me today and in light of the confusing messages of the culture and the drumbeat of and the pace of this culture, which is just bringing it to us at an ever-increasing pace and speed, to pull back long enough to evaluate, "What are my priorities? Where are my pursuits?"
Robert: That's right and, again, I think that any listener out there may have some rare exception. I mean, there may be the woman out there whose husband had some kind of infirmity …
Bob: There's a disability …
Robert: Yeah, she's had to do that, and, quite frankly, she's been heroic, and she had to give up something of her feminine heart in order to do that for which her husband is very grateful, and he stepped in and provided something by having been in that condition that was extraordinary for him. So we're going to have some exceptions.
I'm talking about the way God intended it to be when He created man and woman and that needs to be the general blueprint. What I'm fearful of with the pace and direction of our culture is that we are running headlong into role reversal in a major way where women are going to be the primary breadwinners, the primary powerbrokers and those kind of things. Men are going to be not the homemakers, they're going to be a confused lot in all different things. Kids are going to grow up in single-parent households wounded and confused, and we're going to create a greater and greater dysfunction, and we're going to get the very pain the first Eve experienced.
Bob: You know, that sign you held up that said, "I love women," obviously, our listeners can't see you holding up that sign today, but they can see the book that you've written, which is a new sign that says you love women because the book, "The New Eve," it's a pro-woman book. It's trying to help women embrace and understand and engage with God's design for biblical womanhood.
We've got the book in our FamilyLife Resource Center, and if you're interested in getting a copy, it's very easy. Go to our website, FamilyLife.com. On the home page, on the right side, you'll see a box that says "Today's Broadcast," and if you click where it says "Learn More," it will take you to the area of the site where you can find out more about Robert's book, about other resources we have available that are designed to help you understand God's call for a woman including the book by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock called "Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God," and if any of our listeners are interested in getting both books, we'll send along at no additional cost the CD audio of this week's programs to review or to pass along to others.
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Now, tomorrow we want to talk about what a woman ought to do if she becomes weary in her well doing as a woman; when the grass starts to look greener in other pastures, what do you do? How do you deal with that? We'll talk more about that tomorrow. I hope you can be with us for that.
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Why Knowing Your Kingdom Assignment Matters
Everyone loves new things. And the marketing industry knows it all too well. Just look at all the advertising headlines and see if this isn’t so … New! Fresh! Improved! The Latest!
Even in Christian circles, one of the most favourite verses must be Isaiah 43:19 – “Behold, I will do a new thing …” Indeed, our God is a God of new beginnings and of fresh encounters. However, when interpreted through today’s consumeristic lens, it is all too easy to miss the context of what this passage actually says. As a result, this verse is often used as a marketing ploy for the next Christian activity, as a seasoned marketeer would, to bait, to entice, to attract.
But is God really doing a new thing? Or are we simply of such short attention span and so quickly bored these days that we need to make it appear as if God is doing a new thing?
Take my kingdom assignment in Archippus Awakening as an example. It’s been the same message since Day One, and continues to be so. I don’t know how many times I have declared it (lost count). All I know is that it remains relevant and I am still to share it whenever the Lord opens the door and presents the opportunity.
Honestly, it is tiring. And, having shared it over and over again, I do get a little bored with myself. (How many times can I tell the same jokes?) In the past weeks, it’s been the same message of Archippus Awakening at Bukit Panjang Methodist Church’s Leadership Retreat (27-28 May 2018), All Saints Presbyterian Church Camp (8-10 June 2018) and Paya Lebar Chinese Methodist Church’s Contemporary Service Retreat (14-17 June 2018). And in the next weeks? … you guessed it! … Archippus Awakening !
That said, the Lord has not given any new instruction; and so, I plod on. By His grace, although it seems old to me, it is new to those who are hearing it for the first time and God moves powerfully in their hearts! And this, I have experienced, over and over again, to the glory of the Lord. Clearly, it is not about what I think or how I feel at all. My part is to remain obedient and faithful to what the Lord has assigned to me!
Too often, and for too many, believers are looking for the next new thing. We are easily distracted and quickly bored with what we have heard or already know. This is why it is important to know our kingdom assignments. If not, we will always need more and more Christian activities to keep us occupied. And even worse, we expect these to be highly creative that we may be constantly engaged, that Christianity would be fun and entertaining!
Make no mistake! God is not here to serve my soulish desires and satisfy my fleshly cravings. On the contrary, I have been redeemed with the precious blood of King Jesus that I may be set free from sin, to serve Him and the purposes of His kingdom. God forbid that I be so influenced by today’s consumeristic culture that I pick and choose what I’d like to do or not do, based on how I feel.
This is why knowing our kingdom assignments matters. True fulfilment is found, not in what is new or novel, but when we fulfil that which we have received from the Lord.
And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord that you may fulfil it.” Colossians 4:17
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Contributed by sermon spark on dec 21, 2023.
Explores our Christian journey of becoming a new creation, reconciling others to God, and fulfilling our unique roles in God's Kingdom.
Good morning, dear friends. It's a joy to be here with you today, gathered together in our Father's house, to share the good news of His Word. There's a certain vitality that comes from being in the presence of fellow believers, a warmth that can only be felt in the company of those who share our ...read more
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
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You Are Needed In The Kingdom Of God (You Are Unique)
Contributed by richard papafio on jun 6, 2018.
Everyone has a unique assignment to fulfil in the Kingdom of God to push the Kingdom Agenda. Don't be a passive Christian, be an active one.
May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: YOU ARE NEEDED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD (YOU ARE UNIQUE) Acts 8:27-35 King James Version (KJV) 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her ...read more
Scripture: Acts 8:27-35
The Kingdom Calling - What We Do For Christ Will Last! Series
Contributed by otis mcmillan on jan 25, 2023.
Even though believers are called and sent to advance the kingdom of God in a sick, hostile world, they will have good success with the right equipment and the right attitude. Whatever believers do for Christ and His kingdom will be rewarded.
Sermon: The Kingdom Calling - What We Do For Christ will Last! Scripture: Mt 10:1 “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” Mt 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth ...read more
Scripture: Matthew 10:1 , Matthew 10:16 , Matthew 10:40-42 , Galatians 6:6-10 , 1 Timothy 5:17-18 , 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (view more) (view less)
Contributed by howard strickland on aug 15, 2008.
In this teaching you will find out that ’really’ your Assignment is simple if you will receive it!
Our Assignment Text: Genesis 12:1-3 Our assignment becomes new and fresh when we are born again. The day we allowed Jesus Christ to come and reside within, we became assigned unto His mission, His calling and His way of thinking! Listen, God always works through assignments! ...read more
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3
Denomination: Church Of God
Walk This Way
Contributed by w f on nov 24, 2007.
What Jesus reveals about the future through this parable ought to change the way you walk through this life.
In his Parable of the Talents, Jesus gives us a glimpse of the future, a glimpse at what will happen on the last day of world history and the first day of eternity. This glimpse at the first day of eternity is significant because most of the world – and many Believers too – have lost their eternal ...read more
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
Submit To One Another Series
Contributed by jim luthy on oct 29, 2002.
Submitting to one another is not a matter of law, but of liberty. It is not the chain of bondage we tend to make it out to be. Rather, it is the triumph of one who has been set free.
You are Free to Submit to One Another Ephesians 5:21-6:9 Pastor Jim Luthy In our study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, we have learned the importance of pursuing understanding and receiving grace. Those who understand the blessings we have in Christ and have received the grace to proclaim him, ...read more
Contributed by fernando cabrera on oct 26, 2004.
Pitfalls in leadership.
Leadership Pitfalls By Pastor Fernando Cabrera Mark 4:30-32 1. Inadequacy (Mark 4:30-32) a. Your assignment from God in the vision may make you feel fearful or inadequate i. “For who has despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10) ii. Little is much when God is in it. 1. We feel ...read more
Scripture: Mark 4:30-32
Different Roles, Same Assignment
Contributed by barry o johnson on jul 8, 2021.
There are some in the body of Christ who see those with public roles (ministries) in the body of Christ as being more valuable to the kingdom than those who don’t. But this is simply not true when you see “the big picture.”
Over the years, I’ve known Christians who, because they didn’t have public ministries, believed that they were, somehow, second tier to those who did. They were not preaching. They were not teaching Sunday school. They didn’t lead the choir. They served on committees. They were not unhappy. They ...read more
Scripture: Luke 15:10 , Luke 9:1-2 , Luke 10:17-20 , Luke 10:1 , Genesis 1:31 , Ephesians 2:8-10 , Genesis 2:21-22 , Genesis 1:26 , Romans 12:3 , Ephesians 4:12-14 , Luke 15:7 , Luke 19:10 (view more) (view less)
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Contributed by sermon spark on dec 25, 2023.
This sermon encourages believers to actively participate in God's kingdom work by heeding His call, harnessing their purpose, and handling divine assignments with faith and obedience.
Good morning, beloved family in Christ. I greet you with the peace and love of our Lord, Jesus Christ. There is a warmth in this gathering, a warmth that radiates from the shared faith and fellowship we have in our Savior. Today, we gather under the banner of His love, not as mere spectators, but ...read more
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Topics: Accepting , Call , Life
Mary's Christmas Vocation Series
Contributed by mark eberly on dec 23, 2007.
Mary was given a vocation: a Christmas vocation. She was given a sacred assignment to prepare God’s son. What did she teach Jesus? What does this mean for us?
Rediscovering Christmas Mary’s Christmas Vocation Luke 1:46-55 December 23, 2007 Mary was given a sacred assignment. She was given a vocation: a sacred task to do for God. For this is what a vocation is: a sacred assignment. Vocation: a sacred assignment Everyone has a vocation. Mary’s was a ...read more
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
The Kingdom Anointing
Contributed by jeff van wyk on jun 14, 2013.
God anoints those that are submitted to His will and whatever they build in their lifetime, looks like God’s Kingdom. He always anoints His kings. We are His kings and represent His Kingdom on earth during our lifetime.
The Kingdom Anointing God has an agenda for the earth and it is a Kingdom agenda. God wants to take what is in heaven and release it on the earth and He does this through anointed men and women. God anoints those that are submitted to His will and whatever they build in their lifetime, looks like ...read more
Scripture: Acts 10:38
Freely Ye Have Received Freely Give
Contributed by bishop prof. julius soyinka on jan 31, 2023.
We have received freely the grace of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, God is expecting us to give same freely for the blessings of mankind and to the glory of His name.
Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give. Study Text: Matthew 10:1 - 8. Introduction: -. Jesus called His disciples and commission them for the preaching of the Gospel. -. He empowered them for the great assignment because the Gospel is not expected to be preached in words only, but in the ...read more
Scripture: Matthew 10:1-8
Prayers For The Month Of October
Contributed by akinsanya adubi on oct 2, 2009.
Like every day, each month comes with its owm challenges, but God has given us the weapons to deal with these challenges, one of which is prayers. These prayer points will help us in praying according to the will of God in the month of October, every 10th
PRAYERS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1Kings 11:31 “And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: `Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you.” This is the 10th month in the year. I want you to thank ...read more
Scripture: 1 Kings 11:1-43
Farmville - Life On The Farm Pt. 2 Series
Contributed by steve ely on feb 23, 2010.
Farming is no game. Understanding life on the farm is necessary for survival. Learn the laws and learn the lessons in order to live successfully in Farmville.
Farmville Life on the Farm – Part 2 I. Introduction I know there are some Farmville addicts in here! That is any easy assumption since there are over 75.2 million active Farmville users worldwide. Some of you spend a lot of time online building and taking care of your virtual farm. My ...read more
Scripture: Matthew 13:1-23
Being The Church That You And God Have Always Wanted
Contributed by jim kane on may 16, 2007.
The first sermon in a three part series, ‘The Church That You and God Have Always Wanted.’
(1) Yesterday, mom and I attended a second cousin’s wedding in Lafayette. During the ceremony they took communion but did so without the help of the pastor. As they did so I was reminded of a wedding that I performed here a couple of years ago. The couple asked for communion as part of the ceremony ...read more
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10
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I'll be honest
Getting to this point wasn't easy.
After partnering with God, I began to operate with a sense of certainty and knowing that God allowed me to achieve remarkable success. My clients have also experienced the same transformative power in their lives and businesses while working with me.
The Kingdom Assignment Mastery Workshop is for two specific people...
If you check one of these boxes, you're in the right place!
Q: Is this workshop only for Christians?
A: While our teachings are grounded in Christian principles, the workshop is open to anyone who is seeking to discover their purpose and take their next steps towards fulfilling it.
Q: Is this a live masterclass?
A: While we highly encourage you to attend the live session, it will be recorded and available for you to watch for a limited time.
However, we do believe that participating in the live session will allow for a more immersive and interactive experience as this is where you will be creating your action plan.
Q: How long do I get access to the workshop?
You have 30-day access to the workshop replay and lifetime access to the accompanying workbooks.
Q: Will there be additional support after the workshop?
A: Yes, we offer ongoing support through our private group called The Purpose Circle where you can connect with other kingdom-minded women and receive guidance and encouragement from our team.
Additionally, we offer coaching and mentoring sessions for those who want more personalized support.
Q: I haven't launched my coaching/speaking/writing yet, is this for me?
A: If you haven't launched yet this is the best time to take this workshop. You can be prepared for what's next after your launch instead of being unprepared.
Q: Can I invite friends to join the workshop with me?
A: Yes, we encourage you to invite friends and family who may benefit from the workshop.
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IT'S TIME TO FULFILL MY PURPOSE