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Kingdom Passion!

My Kenyan friend and brother in Christ, Lukas Maina shares his thanks and vision with me…

I was sharing with some pastor friends about how I recalled your wise word of inspiration, “You advance the Kingdom and Jesus will build His Church!” I recall of how you spoke about walking under the Glory of God… Ron the Lord is giving us victory and by the grace of the Lord our faith is to have life released in Langas Estate. We are believing God for 2000 people to come to know Christ as Lord.

A Focus on Souls:

Unlike many African preachers, my prayers and interest is not big houses or wealth. I have simple prayers… “Give me souls Lord give me souls!” I am focused to fulfill this in my life, winning souls for our Lord Jesus! It is my goal to build for the Lord a big sanctuary for worship… not for “me”, but for His Glory! I don’t need for personal edification or riches. My only need is connected with soul winning! I don’t need a car to reach out and win souls, I need legs to walk from one house to house (Acts 20:20). I don’t need thousands dollars to reach out, I only need dairy and bread for my family and my leaders. Our team of evangelists have never at any time entered a house and been asked how much I had in my pocket.

From the Heart:

Yet in all houses I enter, everybody wants to know what is in my heart. For example… they say, “after we pray can I be healed and delivered?” Also questions like “what can I do to be saved… and my family?” These are like days of great work for the Kingdom of God and questions asked of us are to see the freedom of our King. We have discovered Kingdom Passion as released by the Holy Ghost, can win the whole slum. By only one Word that proceeds from the Mouth of God… wisdom is made available. Its the wisdom of God and the power of our testimony that lifts the burden and breaks their yokes. Passionate love towards the lost! Popularity, wealth and riches, not even the smart man can deliver a city from its broken state. Only wisdom and power of the Holy Ghost!

Reaching Out:

So Apostle Ron, I am reaching out and people are coming to Jesus, of this I am sure. This is true Apostolic Pattern as you taught that to us. So pray for me and for our entire team. Ron, I don’t need wealth, I need souls coming to know Jesus! I don’t need cars, I need thousands of souls coming to Jesus! We must seek first Gods Kingdom and everything else will be add to us in Kenya. Please pray for our vision and God’s provision, Apostle Ron. We need a set of instruments for holding open crusades or open air meetings on the week ends at Kisumu Ndogo Junction, corner Mbaya Junction, Polytechnic Junction and Showground Junction. You know these places.

We are trusting from the Lord, so let us pray and believe God for His Glory to make all things possible.

Victory is Ours

Sharing testimony of God's recovery of this orphan child

Sharing testimony of God's recovery of this orphan child

“Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” (Rom 12:17-21 NLT)

Christ “spoiled principalities and powers” and triumphed over them. Every believer shares this mighty conquest of Calvary to the full. He who has absolute command over the forces of evil confers this authority upon His disciples for He says, “Behold I give you authority…over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19).

You have Already Won!

In Christ, your enemy is defeated. He has no power over you. As a matter of fact he cannot find you… “For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col 3:3). The only influence he has against us is that which he has stolen by deception or we have given by negligence.

Walk in His Authority

We must not be drawn into lengthy ”fights” with the Devil, because he is more cunning than us in the ways of deception. We have been called to enforce Christ’s Victory! The enemy craves attention. He always wants to make a scene, so the focus is on him. Don’t indulge in his tantrums, but remember that you have the mind of Christ! You carry an anointing from the Holy Spirit and you know things revealed inside, in your “spirit man”. I want you to realize that you will win every battle -every time, when you rest in His victory. There is peace in the midst of every storm. Clothe yourself with Christ and do good, then your battle is won!

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience”. (Col 3:12)

Be Different:

Live today by the fruit of the Spirit. Don’t retaliate, don’t avenge, don’t hold a grudge, don’t get angry…trust the Holy Spirit’s anointing within you to give you the ability to respond with love. Re-present Christ in every situation. It will allow you to enjoy God’s favor and peace in your life… joy unspeakable and full of glory!

The Victory is Ours!

Ascending the Mountain

“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be [firmly] established as the highest of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law and instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (Isa 2:2-3 Amp).

The Mountain of the Lord is the highest mountain of all. There is no other mountain, government, or kingdom that compares to the Kingdom of our God in the Earth. All of the nations will flow into it and they will encourage each other and say, “Come! Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord… that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths!”  God speaks through the Prophet Habakkuk saying, “But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Hab 2:14 Amp).

Why Take the Risk?

Its the Glory of the Lord that compels us to go. The knowledge of the Glory of the Lord will be seen, be increasing and demonstrated by a generation of Sons and Daughters who have taken the risk. These who know God and have been instructed in His ways. They will live on the Mountain of the Lord and release a supernatural reality of God to the world.

The Invitation is Clear:

The Lord is saying to the Church in this hour, “Come up to the Mountain with Me… and be there. I simply want you to be with Me on the Mountain as a friend. You don’t have to do anything or be anything for Me… just be there with Me.”

It is here that the Lord will reveal all of His treasured secrets and cause us to ride upon the high places with Him. He has favor on those He chooses to have favor and He is looking for friends to pour out His favor and blessing.

Ascending as Friends:

Jesus told His disciples that they were no longer His servants, but His friends (Jn 15:15). Friends He could tell all of His secrets and everything He heard from the Father. He also said, “To you has been entrusted the mystery of the Kingdom of God [that is, the secret counsels of God which are hidden from the ungodly]; but for those outside [of our circle] everything becomes a parable” (Mk 4:11 Amp). We have been given the privilege to know and understand the mysteries of the Kingdom and the secret counsels of the eternal God. He wants to teach us His ways, but it requires our willing responsibility.

Let us therefore come boldly, ascending the Mountain of God, being fully there and learn His ways… so that we are a manifestation of His purposes in the Earth!

Who Touched Me?

“At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from Him, He turned around to the crowd and asked; “Who touched my clothes?”. “You see the people crowding around you – and yet You can ask ‘Who touched Me?’” His disciples asked. But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. The woman came and fell at His feet trembling with fear and told Him the whole truth. He said to her; “Daughter your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering”. (Mk 5:30-34)

This is an amazing story, because Jesus did not walk through the crowd looking for His next victim. There was no deep revelation in His mind that somewhere in the crowd was a woman with an issue of blood. Not at all! Yet that is often how people think of healing. “If only He would get a word for me?” We have seen so much showmanship and we have little understanding of the Glory of God. 

Jesus healed all who came to Him, because He carried an anointing that released the perfect will of God (Lk 4:18-21).

Jesus said that He only did what He saw His Father do. Notice: She had heard about Him! She heard that Jesus was healing everyone and that power was going out of Him at the very touch of His garment. Her thought… “If I can just touch the hem of His garment.” What was the secret she understood? It was the secret of the Glory of God. She knew in her heart that God was good and that doctors had failed to cure her. 

  • He didn’t pray for this woman.
  • He didn’t give her a healing!
  • He didn’t lay His hands on her. 
  • She sneaked up behind Him and touched Him and her faith made a demand on the anointing.

You see, the real secret we must uncover in our day is the secret of the Glory of God! The Apostle Paul said, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19). There are riches in the Glory that are yet untapped, because we have not pressed in to touch, or put a demand upon the anointing that rested on Jesus.

Worship:

When you and I enter His Presence, awaken our senses to the voice of the Holy Spirit and wade into His atmosphere in worship; we are touching spiritual substance. Its unseen with human eyes, but through faith we can navigate through the realms of Glory and fellowship with God. That is the time to put a demand upon the anointing.

Our Inheritance: 

Touch the hem of His garment… go ahead and pull upon the rich inheritance He has purchased for you. Don’t wait to get to heaven or hope for a preacher to get a word for you. Your inheritance is for now (Eph 1:13-14) and you can access it by faith today. Tell Jesus the whole story, but then look for His goodness to show up in your need.

He is still asking “Who touched Me?”

The Believer’s Authority

I want to encourage you today to believe for and walk in the future God has for you.

There is a catch however, you will need to press into God and stand firm against the devil. Just as soon as you begin to set your sights on God’s best for your life there will be a battle… for your identity and your sense of spiritual vision. You will need to know your authority in Christ and how to use that authority to defeat the enemy’s schemes (Eph 6:10-12).

Defining Spiritual Authority: 

Spiritual authority is the right to control, command, or determine the future based upon God’s Promise and the Holy Spirit’s guidence. Its like a badge of approval to advance His Will in the midst of difficult circumstances. Believers in Christ have been entrusted with a spiritual ‘power of attorney’… an authority to act in the absence and interest of God. Much like a nation’s ambassador would represent their interest in a foreign land, so also we represent God’s Kingdom interest on Earth.

Delegated to Us:

All authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus (Mt 28:18). He proved it by defeating the devil in every one of his evil works (1 Jn 3:8), crushing his head at the Cross (Gen 3:15). Then, by rising from the dead, He disarmed every principality and power that ruled in the heavenly realms. He is even now, seated “far above all principality and power, might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (Eph 1:21). His victory has become our hope of liberty from the power of sin and the grip of Satan’s lies. Although, the devil stood in defiance to God’s Promises in our lives, Christ won our victory. So that we could live in His authority.

Simply Believe:

Jesus said: “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Lk 10:19). Faith and obedience unlock the door of authority. If you can believe for the destiny of God, you can walk in it. Just remember to hold on to your identity in Christ Jesus and focus on His vision for the future.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer 29:11)

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