We are now clear that Jesus said that He is building His legislative ruling assembly, namely, His Ekklesia, and that the target of His Ekklesia is the gates of Hades. But what is needed to invade these gates and destroy the works of darkness?
Jesus said he would build His Ekklesia and the Gates of Hades would not prevail. Our assignment is to assault and move through these Gates with governmental authority and power, plundering Hades and populating Heaven. Let’s define what these gates are and close with a charge to engage them.
At the birth of Jesus, there were three major institutions: the Temple, the Synagogue, and the Ekklesia. We are familiar with the Temple and aware of the Synagogue, but we know virtually nothing about the Ekklesia, and yet the Ekklesia is the redemptive agency Jesus assigns to us to carry on His mission to disciple […]
When we understand that Jesus wants to build His Ekklesia, and its assignment is to penetrate the gates of Hades, it soon becomes clear that the primary way to legislate is through prayer. Prayer must become the number one functional identity of the Ekklesia. Personal and corporate prayers are the lifeblood and backbone of the […]
Jesus could have used any word in Matthew 16:18 to define his strategy to advance His Kingdom. He could have said, “I will build my fellowship, my temple, my synagogues,” but shockingly, Jesus chooses a secular word to define His divine agency of bringing His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven, the Ekklesia.
We must realign ourselves with the original mandate to get true Kingdom results. We must uncover Christ’s original intent regarding the Ekklesia. We need to rediscover what “Ekklesia” is and shift our priorities accordingly. When we do this, we will truly have a “Kingdom mindset.”
We have to take a brief trip back through history to uncover where we adopted the word “church” over the word “Ekklesia.” The point of this section is to provide a fly-by of historical events that led us away from Christ’s original intent, causing us to misunderstand and misappropriate our assignment, which has an impact on both our […]
In Matt. 16:18 Jesus says, “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” If Jesus is building something, it is imperative for every believer to know what that something is. If we misinterpret this statement we are in grave danger building what He is not authorizing or anointing.