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 functional identity and our mission.
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.
Wendi and I have been asked to participate in the Global Awakening Summit in Herrnhut, Germany this August, just a few short weeks away! We count this as an honor to pray and strategize with over 150 global leaders from over 25 countries.
Our primary assignment, outside of prayer and connection with those attending, is to teach the Ekklesia as it relates to corporate prayer. Those leading the event believe the Ekklesia message is the foundation of the vision and goals of the summit.
I came across a recent resource that briefly discussed prioritizing the new year with what I want to be thankful for by the end of it.
I never really thought about this before. Entering the gates of 2017 by creating milestones as to what I want to be thankful for by the end of the year sounded like a great idea.
For many years, I’ve made a choice to follow a Bible reading plan. I do this as an intentional and regular starting point to keep me in the Word on a daily basis. I do this reading digitally. I tried paper, but it doesn’t work out for me as well as having my Bible reading on all my devices, providing me greater flexibility throughout the day if need be.