Enrich your spiritual life as you study inspirational messages gleaned from the Word of God! The Holy Bible is filled with wisdom that will strengthen your character and deepen your walk with the Lord. As you reflect on key Scripture passages, you will discover encouraging lessons and practical applications woven throughout the Word. Leon Gooden presents an in-depth study of key Bible passages to sharpen your faith and help you grow in your understanding of God. Each chapter explores a different Scripture passage to encourage you in your daily walk with Jesus Christ. In this book, you’ll learn: -How God calls you to be actively involved in His purposes and plans for the world -You are God’s child, accepted and highly favored—made holy and righteous by the blood of Jesus -How the Holy Spirit will empower you to bring life to others who desperately need it -How God wants to sanctify you and move you toward the future He has planned for you -How worship can overcome temptations to sin -When nothing makes sense, God has a perfect handle on things -Why the result of knowing God is an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe This book is ideal to enhance your personal daily devotions, or as a Bible study tool in a small group setting. Short chapters with edifying messages are perfect for livening up your devotions! Start reading your copy of Walking in the Word today—and spark a flame in your heart for real growth as a child of God!
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EDIFYING, EQUIPPING, EMPOWERING FOR KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT!
EPH. 4:12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of CHRIST.
EDIFYING - The word ‘edification' comes from a Latin word, ‘aedificare' which means, “build”. The idea therefore is, ‘to improve the mind or character of some one by teaching'.
Kingdom is the sovereign, power, dominion, and rule to infiltrate, influence, and incorporate all who would receive its provisions, promises, promotion, and protection for the the Kingdom of God and for Experiencing and Enjoying The Kingdom lifestyle.
To Advance is to proceed progressively by divine impartation, inspiration, imagination and instruction to move forward the Kingdom of God and for Experiencing and Enjoying the Kingdom lifestyle. ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITH FORCE.
The Apostolic Church was birth from the Throne Room in the third heaven. If you could see what the apostolic church looks like with spiritual eyes. It would look like a burning and increasing fire of the Lord coming to eat and burn away everything that is not of the nature of Christ.
The apostolic church is not man made or a man made ideal. The apostolic church commission is to bring reformation to all things in the church to the image of Christ. Who is the head of this burning fire? Jesus Christ the chief Apostle and Head of the Church.
In addition, the apostolic anointing flows from the Head of the Church to the body of Christ and the apostles. The apostolic anointing brings increase to the living church. The apostolic anointing brings life to the will of God for the Church. The apostolic anointing reforms us to truth and the image of Christ. The apostolic anointing comes to us that Christ and His Kingdom may come to us.
24 characteristics of the apostolic church;
1.Saints, believers, workplace, marketplace, and business Christians do the work of the ministry. No more a few does the ministry, instead the many, while the few equipped the saints. The Apostolic Church is a body ministry.
2.There is a team of elders with a leading elder working among them. The apostolic church is not a one-man ministry.
3.There is a team of ministers; team workmanship is the way of ministry of the apostolic church.
4.There is freedom for the gifts of Spirits, freedom for any gift from God.
5.The apostolic church is a house for the prophets. Prophets are protected and welcome.
6.The order of the house is one of freedom, grace and functional accountability.
7.The Apostolic Church is a restoration house for falling ministers and believers.
8.The Apostolic Church is a missionary home base to the nations.
9.The Apostolic church is a house of signs, wonders, miracles, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
10.The Apostolic Church is a church that works with other churches in their city, they believe in the city church, and the body of Christ.
11.The Apostolic Church is a place of covenant relationships, Biblical fellowship, discipleship, equipping, mentoring and fathering.
12.The Apostolic Church is a place for compassion and mercy ministries and works.
13.The Apostolic Church is a church that is not limited to the four walls.
14.The Apostolic Church is a grace giving church.
15.The Apostolic Church is a church of many people groups in Christ.
16.The Apostolic Church is a church where women and Children are honor for their gifts and skills, and are not hinder. There is no age gap or gender gap, or race gap in the Apostolic Church.
17.The Apostolic Church does not conform to the many cultures, instead they conform to the kingdom culture and they conform the cities and people around them to the kingdom culture.
18.The Apostolic Church does not only wins many souls to Christ in turn they disciple them into Christ's Disciples.
19.The Apostolic Church is a house of prayer for all nations.
20.The Apostolic Church is a house of true worship according to the Tabernacle of David.
21.The Apostolic Church follows and applied the models of church life in the book of Acts in today's church life.
22.The Apostolic Church is a church of deliverance, and casting out demons in the name of Jesus.
23. The Apostolic church believes in a glorious church in the future and the end time church.
24.The Apostolic Churches believers that the Jews rightful land is the nation of Israel, and that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of the nation of Israel.
Beside, the Apostle Church is the modern day Antioch church. Antioch is the model for the Apostolic Church today. We not only believe in Apostles and prophets are today, we also believe that the books of Acts are for today too. Today's book of Acts will not be called the Acts of the Apostles, instead the Acts of Saints in the Holy Spirit.
Furthermore, the body of Christ will become the Apostolic Church. The Apostolic Church will reform all things in the church to the image of Christ. After the Apostolic Church has fulfilled it's purpose, the unity of the faith will come and increase and grow to the point that the Apostolic church births and gives way to the Kingdom Church, which is the city church in every city of every nation in the world.
In the beginning of the Jesus Christ ministry on earth one of his first steps in his ministry was to call those who would be his apostles. He didn't call prophets, etc. He only called apostles first, apostles were the first disciples of Jesus ministry.
Apostles first to be commission into ministry.
Apostles were the first leaders of the church. (Matt. 20:16)
Jesus Christ is not only the head of the church; he is the chief apostle of all apostles of Christ. The apostolic anointing flows from him to all the body of Christ, and the apostles. (Heb. 3:1)
Jesus is the one who created the office and ministry of the apostle not man, not the church, not the Christian faith. It is Jesus who calls and raises up apostles, not man, not the church, not the Christian faith. (Acts 9)
However, the apostolic is not just for the apostles, this is first for the body of Christ.
1.The Apostolic is the Apostles. (Jn. 20:21)
2.The Apostolic is the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:19-20)
3.The Apostolic is the sending anointing. (Acts 13:1-4)
4.The Apostolic is missionary work. (Acts 13:46-48)
5.The Apostolic is foundational work. (Eph. 2:20)
6.The Apostolic is pioneering work. (Rom. 15:20)
7.The Apostolic is governmental establishment. (1 Cor. 12:28)
8.The Apostolic is architecture work. (1 Cor. 3:10)
9.The Apostolic is new wineskins. (LK. 5:37-39)
10.The Apostolic is signs, wonders, miracles, healings, and gifts of the Spirits, Deliverance and mighty deeds. (2 Cor. 12:12)
11.The Apostolic is every believer walking into his or her calling and gifts. (1 Cor. 1:7)
12.The Apostolic is relationships, fellowshipping, and networking. (Eph. 2:21-22)
13.The Apostolic is the unity, reconciliation, corporate Anointing. (Psa. 133)
14.The Apostolic is reformation and revival. (Heb. 9:10)
15.The Apostolic is fathering mentoring, training Equipping, and discipleship. (Eph. 4:12)
16.The Apostolic is local church planting. (Acts 14:23)
17. The Apostolic is cell groups and homes churches. (Acts 2:46)
18.The Apostolic church is the city church. (Rev. 1:4)
19.The Apostolic is revelational ministry. (Eph. 3:5)
20.The Apostolic is impartional ministry. (Rom. 1:11-12)
21. The Apostolic is compassion and mercy works. (Gal. 2:10)
22.The Apostolic is ongoing, unyielding prayer and intercession. (Eph. 6:18)
23.The Apostolic is spiritual warfare. (Eph. 6:12)
24.The Apostolic is the ambassadors of Christ. (2 Cor. 5:18,19,20)
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door:by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd:the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
See I used to be a good fisherman of fish and one thing I learned is that when you go fishing you have to
1. GO AT THE RIGHT TIME
2. GO TO THE RIGHT PLACE
3. HAVE THE RIGHT TYPE OF BAIT
4. HAVE PATIENCE DONT RUSH
5. STAY ALERT WATCH POLE
6. AFTER FISH TAKES HOOK LET HIM TIE OUT
7. REEL HIM IN, DONT LET HIM GET OFF YOUR LINE
NOW THAT YOURE QUALIFIED FISHERMEN, COME TO THE HOUSE OF GOD, YOUR PLACE OF DUTY TO BE DEPUTIZED TO GO OUT AND CATCH SOME FISH (SOULS).
SEE SOME OF YOU ARE SITTING IN HERE TODAY THAT HAVE BEEN RUNNING FROM YOUR OCCUPATION, THATS WHY THINGS NEVER WORK OUT FOR YOUR GOOD, COME BACK TO YOUR ASSIGNMENT FROM GOD, ITS IN YOUR DNA TO BE FISHERMEN, NOT DRUG DEALERS, PIMPS, ROBBERS, CRACK HEADS, FELONIES, ADULTERERS, FORNICATORS, LIERS.
COME BACK TO JESUS, COME BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE, ROM 5:17 IF ANY MAN BE IN ...........
JESUS SAID IAM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE., NO MAN CAN SEE THE FATHER WITHOUT GOING THROUGH HIM.
NOW LET'S GO FISHING IN JESUS NAME!
Apostolic Alignment for Kingdom Advancement
Apostolic Alignment for Kingdom Advancement: Is the worldwide activation of the Holy Spirit being released in the Body of Christ resulting in the restoration (re-ordering) of all things according to Acts 3:19-21
Relationships - Malachi 4:6; Luke 15:11-32; 1 Corinthians 4:15
Biblical Doctrine/Teaching – Hebrews 6:1
Five-Fold Ministry- Ephesians 4:11-12
Ministry of the Holy Spirit – Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4
Miracles – 1 Corinthians 12:10-11
The Ministry of the Apostle: Apostle- (Greek-apostolos) “One who is sent forth.” One called and sent by the Anointing to have and operate in spiritual authority. Character, gifts, and abilities enable Apostles to gather and establish people in Kingdom truth and order, especially through founding and overseeing churches and ministries.
1 Corinthians 12:28 “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” Ephesians 4:11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”
Functions of Apostles and Apostolic Ministries:
Establish a Spiritual climate/atmosphere in regions that is conducive for a release of God’s Glory
1 Corinthians 12:28 “First (Greek-proton) apostles.” Blasting, Trailblazers, Penetrating, Forerunner, Pioneer Anointing. Territorial Spirits – Governing spirits/strongholds over regions, cities, nations. Daniel 10:13 “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days:” 1 Corinthians 15:32 ‘If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus,”
Strongholds – Mindsets, Doctrines, Ideologies contrary to the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “… mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,”
To establish the Apostolic in GOD's people
Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” NKJV This is an Apostolic Commission!! Evangelists make believers/converts – Apostles make disciples.
Establish Churches Apostolic People require Apostolic Churches where they will be equipped and released for the work of the ministry through:
Doctrine- Acts 2:42 “…they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship,”
Preaching- Inspiration through exhortation, proclamation and demonstration. Mark 16:15 “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,”
Teaching- Inspiration through edification (building up). Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,”
Treaching - (combination of teaching & preaching) Matthew 4:23 “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing (demonstration) all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people,”
Establish Biblical Order/Government Restore five-fold (government) ministry to oversee and maintain the order of God, which is represented through theocracy and not democracy.
Theocracy -God controlled, God centered, God ruled.
Democracy- People controlled, People centered, People ruled. 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; Titus 1:5
Establish “Fathering Ministries/Relationship” 1 Corinthians 4:15 “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” Fathers and overseers are committed to establishing and developing growing relationship.
Some Fatherly Responsibilities:
1. Training and Discipline - Exodus 18:13-26; Hebrews 12:5-10; Colossians 1:28
2. Reproduce - John 15:16
3.. Releasing - Acts11: 21-22; Acts13:3-4
4.. Impartation - 2 Timothy 1:6
Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries A Spiritually Militant Church
In the process of apostolic maturing of the Church there is an emerging, spiritually militant boldness on all fronts of Church life. Not with guns and bombs like deluded terrorists, but spiritual weapons like strategic prayer, intercession, preaching, teaching and praise & worship. Music (SHOFAR & PRAISE/WORSHIP) has been, and is increasingly setting this tone of spiritual militancy. Now it is time for the prophetic to take its true mature place alongside the apostolic gifts and anointing. To bring structure both spiritual and natural to facilitate what the Lord is doing in the Church - to clear the rubble from the spiritual gaps in the wall of the House of the Lord (Nehemiah 4:10), and to build apostolic churches. To plant churches powerfully, in spiritually governing strength, with five-fold ministry teams. Apostolic church bases that will actually affect and change whole cities, nations, and even governments.
We have seen this in part happening in KBCM but there are more wonderful days ahead of all of us as we press on to the high calling of Christ JESUS in our lives. Singers, musicians, Preachers, Teachers, THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY in the realm of the creative arts will also need to carry apostolic wisdom in the nurturing and releasing of these gifts in the MARKETPLACE. It is important we prepare - because we will not handle the onslaught of spiritual wickedness that will inevitably come against the rising army of the Church. It is a global army because there is a global fight! A fight against the ultimate global terrorist - the devil!
Everyone needs to submit under GOD's government, no one is exempt, Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries definitely is a place for anyone who is without a Church home and wants to grow in the LORD.
Everyone – Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers and laypersons, are required to submit to a Pastor. This is God’s order of government. The Pastor is the head of the local Church and everyone is to be a part of a local Church somewhere. (Ephesians 4:11-14)
What I am saying is that everyone, even the other Ministry offices, should have a Pastor. There are no exceptions to this. The most effective Five-fold Ministers in the Earth have Pastors whom they can call upon.
Everyone will ultimately give account for how they treated their Pastors. 2Corinthians 5:10)
Sincerely from Apostle L.R. Gooden Jr.
A quick teaching on the theme for 2015 for KBCM by Apostle L.R.Gooden Jr.
SCRIPTURE AND THEME FOR 2015
EDIFYING, EQUIPPING, EMPOWERING FOR KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT
EPH. 4:12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
These ministry gifts (EPH 4:11) are to equip the saints, and then the saints are to do the work of the ministry. The Amplified Bible translates this verse as "His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church)."
It is a mistake to place the burden of ministry on what we call "the clergy." Full-time ministers are to minister the Word to the saints, but the saints are to go out and reach the lost and carry the bulk of the ministry within the church. Shepherds don't have sheep; they tend the sheep, and the sheep should reproduce.
It has been a big mistake to "hire" ministers to do what the individual members of the church are supposed to do. Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are simply leaders who equip the saints so that they can be successful in the ministries God has given them.
In EPH 4:12 the word "for" can mean because of, as a result of, since, or it can mean so as to obtain. It is the latter definition that is meant here. The apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers of EPH 4:11 minister "so as to obtain" the saints being equipped so that they can do the work of the ministry, which in turn obtains the edifying of the body of Christ. The clergy doesn't do all these things. They start the process through leadership, and the body edifies itself in love (EPH 4:16).
The Greek word that was translated "perfecting" here is "KATARTISMOS," and it means "a fitting or preparing fully" (Vine's Expository Dictionary). It does not denote the absence of all flaws. The Lord gave the gifted ministers listed in EPH 4:11 to help fully prepare the saints so that they could do the work of the ministry.
Remember it takes a Disciple (a disciplined learner) not a complainer, not a critic, not a murmurer, not a know it all, but a DISCIPLE. It's time for the Church to line-up, straighten-up and fall in place with true GOD ordained leadership. Amen.