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Journey In The
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: Becoming
Fruitful In The Kingdom
Part of our
make-up as human beings is to find purpose for our life. God made us
this way so He could fulfill us with His purpose and thereby bring
pleasure to us, and glory to Himself. Every Believer is being prepared
for ministry to God as the pure and spotless Bride of Christ.
TWO: Preparation For Ministry
All of the ordinary men of the Bible where prepared, and
thereby became fruitful and great in God's eyes. They are an example to
us. God's preparation can not be learned from books but only by walking
obediently to the Holy Spirit.
THREE: The War Within
The human heart is the window through which God can reach
this world. He is Spirit and through our spirit He is manifest.
Therefore the condition of our heart influences the quality of our
ministry. Preparation for ministry is the preparation of our heart.
Even though we have eternal life with one prayer, it is the systematic,
progressive defeat of the Adamic Nature by the Holy Spirit which brings
us into fruitfulness and the Abundant Life.
FOUR: Why The Wilderness?
The Wilderness is God's chosen place of testing and
preparation. It is here that David, Moses and Israel, learned obedience
to the Holy Spirit. In the Wilderness they were humbled and gained the
grace for their ministry.
FIVE: The Allegory Of The Children Of Israel
1 Corinthian 10, says that the story of the Children Of Israel was
given to us for our understanding and warning. Their story is not only
about them, it is about how God redeems His people. Every stage of
their journey is an example to us of what and how God works in our life
to make us prosperous in the Kingdom.
SIX: Stage One - The Wilderness
In the Wilderness God tested Israel by allowing them to be in need.
They lost site of their vision. It exposed Israel's unbelief. Today's
believer may become "shipwrecked" on bitterness, materialism, and other
forms of coping if they don't understand what God is doing with them,
or how they should respond. There are specific tools given to us to
defeat the unbelief resident in every person's heart.
SEVEN: Stage Two - Jericho
The walls of Jericho are the walls we have built to protect us from
wounding. They become a prison when we come to Christ. When we can't
experience intimate fellowship with Christ because of them, we
substitute the Gospel of Grace for religion. The Holy Spirit brings
down these walls, and with it our legalistic religion.
EIGHT: Stage Three - The Seven Nations
Every person has emotional needs which God created in
us so He could fulfill them. When we are cut off from Christ's
provision for them, we must work to get them met by our own efforts. As
long as we have unmet temporal, emotional or spiritual needs we can not
do ministry from unconditional agape love for others. God looks on the
heart and the motive for our ministry. If we allow Christ to put to
death our efforts to get our needs met, He will meet them. We will then
be able to minister and disarm those fearful of being hurt, with
NINE: Resurrection Of The Spirit Man
To learn the difference between good and evil is to
have your senses trained to discern between the Spirit of God and the
religious Flesh. When the Flesh is dead, Christ resurrects the Spirit
Man in us which is the only way we can be like Him.
TEN: The Victorious Church
In the Kingdom it is death that brings new life, and humility that
brings the grace that saves us. Today's church is being driven into the
wilderness, in preparation for the greatest victories it has ever seen.
It is the righteous deeds of the saints out of pure hearts, and the
refined gold of Godly character, that will be used to adorn and rebuild
the New Temple of God.