Friday, October 19, 2012

What are Marketplace Apostles?

I often refer to the foundation & restoration of Apostles and Prophets in these last days.  We all are looking for God's glory to cover the earth.  We often talk about Pentecost and the power of the Holy Spirit returning as He did in the early church.  But too often we don't look at the greater picture of why this kind of power came and touched the then known world with the gospel.  Without God's government and headship ministries in alignment, we cannot see what they saw.  But it is happening around the world.  Action Evangelism now has 45 Kingdom Life University campuses in 17 nations and believe me, most of these nations have a clear picture of the final apostolic movement.  My prayer and desire is that the church of America will embrace what God is doing around the world.  So many churches here in America are bound by a spirit of independence and denominational movements and are bound by politics that it is difficult.  But as Jesus builds His church world-wide, America will either align with what God is doing or be left behind the greater glory and power of the end times.  I see the apostolic happening, however, through the marketplace in America.  Perhaps God will bypass a large part of the church.  I wanted to write this blog and give you the simple characteristics of these marketplace apostles.  Perhaps I can best describe this through Rich Marshall, author of the foundational work God@Work book. He says marketplace apostles manifest the following 7 characteristics:

              1. Performs signs and wonders
              2. Exhibits spiritual authority
              3. Breaks bondages
              4. Transfers wealth
              5. Hears the voice of God
              6. Functions as biblical entrepreneurs
              7. Reaches nations

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kingdom Business - Power of Alignment

There is a new alignment happening on earth as the final outpouring and release of God's power and purpose is being realized in kingdom business and churches.  Your alignments will determine your blessing or failure.  Lot aligned with Abraham and became exceeding rich. He later left Abraham and lost everything including his wife.  King Saul's captains of his armies realigned with David's army and became the mighty men of David.  Saul had built his army by traveling around Israel, stretching out his staff and recruiting strong men. They joined his staff!  David said, "If your heart has become a part of my heart, then you have a place with me".  Saul built a head army, David built a heart army.  Saul's captains defected, David's men would run through a troup to get him a drink! These new alignments are not head trips, but heart bonds.  God is forging alliances not based on politcal power, but on passion for the harvest. Hearts will be bound by the single purpose of Christ's vision and mission on earth. These new alliances have divine purpose on earth and will carry divine power.  The early church was full of apostolic DNA!  This resulted in Pentecost, "They all came together in one place...the place was shaken".  Harvest, "Peter stood up with the 11 and preached..." and 3000 came into the chuch in one day.  Right teaching, "They continued daily in the Apostle's doctrine.. and the Lord added daily...".  The early church has a definite Apostolic alignment and DNA.  The Apostlic gift was the first to be rejected by the church and will be the last to be restored.  As this happens we will see the outpourings of revival and restoration and release of finances in the marketplace for kingdom businesses. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Power To Get Wealth

Deuteronomy 8:18  "And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day."  David of old declared that all that I have is yours Lord, for it is in your hands to give riches and honor to whomever you will.  God gives us ideas for wealth, health to work, and strength to endure.  Not all men understand this and many believe it is their own effort, their own ingenuity and their own strength, but without the grace of God all would fail.  A closer look at Duet. 8:18 gives us some great insights in how to "get wealth".  The Hebrew language helps here.  The word "gives" is "Nathan" (Heb) which means