Reformation and Patriotism

The video is here. The genius of entering the Kingdom is that we are simply allowing Jesus to focus our calling, cooperating with it and following it to a place of fruitfulness. With people, we use the heart plan and our prophetic sense to tap into the desires that...

Builders

The video is here. The pattern of communication in Christianity is preaching. We share information hoping to convert others to our beliefs. Kingdom has a different twist. We are builders inviting others to share an initiative. Our Father is a builder and so are His...

Adding Nations to Your Purpose

The video is here. Why Purpose? – It doesn’t matter if I’m a millennial living paycheck to paycheck or a retiree traveling the world, life without a purpose beyond “self” is empty. For believers, the irony of life in the Kingdom is that when we seek “things” they (and...

God – Why Me?

The video is here. Whether God allowed my trial or caused it makes no difference to my heart. I’m trusting Him to protect me from calamity… and he doesn’t. What if God really doesn’t control “all” of time and circumstances and He is not the one who authors or...

A Prophetic Centrist

The video is here. The prophetic is discerned when it’s applied. Revelation from God is truly understood when we respond to it and do something with it. Respecting or fearing God enough to put our revelation to work is simply wisdom. Revelation is the idea, wisdom is...

Partnering with the King of kings

The video is here. We never outgrow the need for encouragement and we all long for fathers. Our hearts are designed to cherish a father and to be one. It is pastoral, but once we feel the call to our own destiny, that relationship is better described as apostolic. Our...

Healing Emotional Detachment

The video is here. When we coach people with the Heart Plan, the whole goal is to help them get in touch with their hearts. “Heart” is our emotions, but it’s also something more. God writes His desires on our hearts in a way that they show up in our desires. As we...

Intentional Reformation

The video is here. We usually think of reformation as Luther nailing a sermon with 95 points to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Today, it is often thought of a modern apostolic influence on various church or church growth movements. Reformation is really just...

Disaster Relief

The video is here. I met Sathya Kalangi over the phone this week. She started a foundation called the Collective Power of One (CPOI, cpoi.org) to provide medical assistance for natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Nepal, hurricanes, etc. As a medical...

Wisdom Multiplies

The video is here. Coming up with new thoughts and ideas can be intimidating. It starts with our identity, when we Feel permission from God to collaborate with Him to birth something brand new. It’s a discipline that leads to words, works, destiny… and eventually...

Collaborate Co-labor and Co-create

The video is here. The precept of “faith” is that when we are spiritually mature, doubt and uncertainty will now longer be with us and we’ll know exactly what to do… and it will work. This is a partial truth (lie) that’s embedded deeply in our hearts as new believers,...

Patriotism

This video is here. Politics in any nation cannot be understood or debated without an awareness of the plan that God has for that particular people and nation. Patriotism is an appreciation for that national destiny. It’s true that patriotism without God becomes...

The Power of Passion

The video is here. Much is shifting in the Kingdom right now, with many practical ramifications in every mountain of our cultures. It is spring in America, a season for new beginnings. At a personal level, servants who have emphasized discipline and obedience are...

Prophetic Creativity

The video is here. There is something brand new in the air. New ideas, new agendas and new initiatives are being released that are blessing people and cultures around the world. I really believe it’s in the context of a Kingdom reformation that will bless people and...

White Guilt and the Courts of Heaven

The video is here. This is an amazing and wonderful time in God’s Kingdom and in American History. New victories are appearing every week and the curtain has been pulled back on levels of corruption in politics and the press that are liberating for all of us. God...

From Grace to Competence

The video is here. Most believers carry a concept that grace is how we get saved without works. Grace is much more but it has three basic definitions or aspects. Grace is not just fire insurance for heaven, it’s a key ingredient God’s uses to build His Kingdom and...

Apostolic Fathers and Mandates

The video is here. We never outgrow the need for encouragement and we all long for fathers. Our hearts are designed to cherish a father and to be one. It is pastoral, but once we feel the call to our own destiny, that relationship is better described as apostolic....

Goals for Your Heart

The video is here. I’m participating in a goal setting exercise for 2017 and have also been dabbling in business coaching. Although I’m very high on both, I noticed something missing in my heart. Goal setting is usually built around how to get something… “What I...

The Lord Our Provider

Many individuals and our nation as a whole are walking through a season when the Lord has removed the things in which we had trusted for the future. No matter what the circumstances are, the Lord is our provider. I’m hearing this phrase, “the just shall live by...

When to Press

The video is here. One issue we all face is knowing when to press into initiatives without getting ahead of God. It is wounding to invest our energy and faith to contend for something that never happens… or find out later that it was never supposed to happen. In our...

Personal and National Destiny

One of our highest Kingdom goals is to make disciples of nations (Mt 28:19) and to bless nations (Gen 12:2). Like personal discipleship, the most exciting part of this discovery process is learning that we were created to fulfill a Kingdom purpose… that destiny is...

Growing Through Your Near-Death Experience

The video is here. Two weeks ago I had an accident while leading some horses out of a corral. My memory was thankfully erased by the concussion, but somehow I got my head stepped on by one of my friends… 30 stitches, 10 staples, fractured skull and broken collar bone....

From Church to Kingdom and Back

The Video is here. The biggest “motivator” for every Christian is experiencing God’s presence and power (in the church) and then getting the invitation to walk with the Father to do even greater works (in the Kingdom). The church is an incubator for new believers and...

Recovering Masculinity

The video is here. The theatrics of presidential politics is always highly entertaining. This year the spirit behind the candidates is particularly revealing in the level of emotion that it sparks in the debate. Both sides are talking way more than listening, and have...

The Spirit Behind Intimidation

The video is here. One of my experiences in doing great exploits in confidence, feeling the sense of God’s presence, and being so excited, grateful, zealous… is that if something goes wrong, the air suddenly goes out of the balloon and intimidation of the atmosphere...

How to Pick Your Battles

There is a lot swirling around in politics, nations and in the spiritual realm right now. There is a general call to prayer and to address the forces behind the attack. There is a theme of lawlessness and deception at high levels of government that has a trickle-down...

Leaders Tell Stories

The video is here. People, organizations, corporations and nations that are great are that way for reason. They have connected the dots to the reason for their existence. Organizations or people that exist merely for themselves aren’t worth leading. Idolatry of self...

Having a Right Spirit

When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;  56 for the Son of Man did not come...

Poland – Two Voices Pt. 2

The video is here. Last week we summarized the theme of the Holy Spirit from our trip to Poland here… We, and nations, have a book that contains our destiny (Ps 139:13-16). Kingdom is learning what’s in that book, choosing it, fighting for it and inheriting our land....

Recipes Don’t Work

We have all met people whom we admire. They seem to have it all going their way: something intangible that fuels them with energy, creativity, purpose and “Midas touch” results. Finances often follow such people, but their prosperity in life is much broader than...

Signs Follow

The video is here. “Signs are best meant to follow – not lead. If we are led by the Spirit our “next step” direction will most likely come in the form of a repeated desire, idea or concern that calls us to some form of action. I am alarmed by the number of people who...

He Goes Before Us

The Video is here. He is not here… He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you… Matt 28:6-7 We all make decisions and take initiatives to live. There are times when those paths feel like God is walking right with us and other times with it feels like we’re...

How to Delegate to Empower

The video is here. The practical side of working with people in any mountain starts with knowing what makes us tick. We all do exactly what’s in our hearts. We don’t do what we say and we don’t even do what we intellectually believe. Our hearts are driving the bus....

Cultivating Excellence

The video is here. Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. Dan 6:3-4 NKJV The gold – A spirit of excellence is shown in people who can always...

Kings Leverage Purpose

The video is here. We all have personal needs and face difficult circumstances… relationships, finances, rejection, etc. Much of the time we can simply go to our Father and ask, and we get the answer. As we mature in the Kingdom our lives start having more impact and...

Man of God

The video is here. The Lord gave me this for a friend, but I feel that it has an application for many of us. I think there is something in this for women as well. Recovering from Failures – You have beaten yourself up for doing things in your own strength, apart from...

Intercession For Kings

The video is here. Kings are courageous, entrepreneurial, self-starters who bless the heart of God with their initiative. While much of Christianity is passive, God has some sons and daughters who carry His favor and do exploits. We all feel the wind of His Spirit...

Experiencing the Love

The video is here. Pursuing our dream has a huge “fear of failure” quotient for all of us. The simple fact is that if we contend for our destiny and pursue our highest dreams, we will have some failures along the way. The message our hearts receive in trials, failures...

Micro Church

The video is here. Micro church is the concept of extending the ministry of traditional church into the 7 mountains. What makes a great life? First we find our purpose (in the desires of our heart), then we find our people (micro-church). The distinctions are simple:...

Identity – Who am I?

The video is here. Jesus is not just the master of servants, or the Father of sons, or the first born of many brothers. He is also the Lord of lords and King of kings. We all go through a transition from being comfortable as a faithful son who obeys the Holy Spirit....

Releasing Angels

The video is here. One of the most challenging things about being prophetic and sharing God’s heart is heartbreak. When we know something about the future, and it gets deferred or changed, the disappointment can make our heart sick (Pro 13:12). In the very same way, a...

Free to be Wise

The video is here. See prior blog, Your Father Believes in You. The beginning of wisdom – The fear (reverence) of God is the beginning of wisdom. We’ve all had the experience of doing things our own way, without seeking God, and ending up in some kind of painful dead...

Your Father Believes in You

The video is here. Wisdom in business and revelation in the spirit both result in initiatives that involve risk. Believers experience a mix of amazing victories and confusing failures. Shoring up our confidence with a positive mental attitude isn’t a foundation that...

Strategies

The video is here. One of the anomalies I see in myself and in our culture is a tendency to focus on strategies of darkness rather than strategies of Light. The events in Paris cause us all to search for the reasons why such things happen and how to prevent them… a...

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

The video is here. One of the greatest paradoxes of human behavior is embraced by this quote from Emily Dickenson, made popular in a song by Selena Gomez. Our most important decisions about romance, vocation and purchases are always in tension between our intellect...

Experiencing Jesus

The video is here. We heard something new in Paris as well as the Netherlands. France spawned the age of reason and the enlightenment after the reformation. Christians have always balanced spiritual experience with sound doctrine. Intellectualism presumes our heads...

The Gateway to 7 Mountains

We usually hear something new from the Lord at each of these conferences. It gets clearer each time we try and articulate it. This time we found precious, hungry people positioned by God with a special calling to lead reformation. There is big-picture move by God to...

Having Fun

The video is here. A friend shared with me yesterday that his business was expanding into several neighboring nations and his schedule was busy, but he was having fun. In the middle of a conference in Poland 5 years ago I was with a team of businessmen in a...

Creating Value

The video is here. In the course of “Releasing Kings,” one of the challenges is getting Christians to get their hands dirty with filthy lucre. Money is really just a medium of exchange, and it is neither good nor evil. In fact, all ministry costs money, so the folks...

Personal Reformation

The video is here. There is a macro shift from revival to reformation happening now. The concept of getting saved and serving others for the rest of your life on earth doesn’t tap the real calling to a mountain that rests in our hearts. About 75% of young...

Leading from the Heart

There are two prior newsletters that go with this theme, Listening Skills and Putting Life in Corporate Culture. Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Prov 4:23 Message For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings...

Dreams Do Come True

  The video is here. Life is busy. Our culture doesn’t naturally get us connected with our own hearts, nor do any of our institutions teach us how. It leaves us plodding through life with no sense of destiny or purpose. We use entertainment to fill the gap in our...

Putting Life in Corporate Culture

The video is here. I have been dreaming about using the concepts of heart in the engineering company where I consult. There is an open door of invitation. Now, we have to deliver a practical approach that works in a secular, corporate setting. First step: define the...

Surviving Setbacks

The video is here. There is a belief in most of our hearts that if we are God’s kids, nothing bad will happen to us. It might be more realistic and Biblical to suggest that the Holy Spirit will lead us through a wilderness where lots of exciting things will happen....

Real Wisdom

The video is here. We all want to make wise choices that bear fruit. Revelation and wisdom are often confused in the spiritual dimension, and God’s wisdom and worldly wisdom are often confused in the business dimension. So, how do we know what path is wisdom? Do not...

How to Change Your Mind

The video is here A friend put me unto a concept by Carolyn Leaf and her book, Switch on Your Brain. Neuroplasticity refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking, and emotions – as well as to...

Try Smarter not Harder

The video is here. One of the remarkable differences between people under the influence of a poverty mentality and those living in God’s abundance is knowing when to get help. Those in poverty usually believe they must make in on their own. When they encounter a...

It’s Easy to Make Money

The video is here. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty. Since then, US taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson’s war, three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history. Currently in the US, about 35% of...

Welcome to Warfare

The video is here. This adventure of releasing our own hearts in the Kingdom and inviting others to do the same has led to some surprising places. For example, I’m blessed beyond measure to find that God has written in the hearts of people who do not yet know Jesus....

Sharing Your Why

The video is here. There is a sound in the Kingdom built around sharing your “why” – the real reasons for the motivations of our hearts. If we try to convince others to adopt our why, it feels disingenuous and raises the resistance we all have for a sales pitch. If...

In Christ

The video is here. One of the great keys of the Kingdom is learning to dwell “in Christ.” It is simply surrendering our agenda to be with Jesus and see what’s on His heart. That place and time is the wellspring of everything we have to give others. He who dwells in...

Crowns and Thorns

The video is here. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings… Phil 3:10 NIV If we died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. 2 Tim 2:11-12 NIV The Lamb will...

Getting Connected With Our Hearts

One of the distinctive features of followers of Jesus entering His Kingdom is that they become themselves. Religion is trying to be better than you really are. Christianity is becoming who you really are and creating an abundant lifestyle that blesses people and...

Releasing the Lion

The video is here We all have a pretty good picture of what a Christian should be like in the church mountain. What we look like in business or politics is not as clear. Our theological stereotypes don’t work when we get into our own mountain. People in business or...

Resetting Your Heart

The video is here. Making decisions – We usually think of making decisions in our mind. The western bias premised on “enlightened reasoning” is that change happens when we change our minds. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everything we say and do comes right...

Obedience Kills

The video is here. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant — not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Cor 3:6 NIV The media has been full of stories about muslim terrorism. They believe that they are...

Living in Rest

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath — rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make...

Experiencing Surrender

The video is here. The Old – Surrender means that, in the face of insurmountable odds, we raise our hands and give up. It means letting go and letting God. It means letting go of our own will, taking up our cross and letting God have His way. Instead of doing our own...

Embracing Vulnerability

When we were in Dallas last weekend sharing about Releasing Kings and hearts, I shared my own stories of tragedy and triumph. There is some fragrance that comes into our lives when we experience a death and resurrection on a personal level. Everyone there was either...

What’s on God’s Heart?

The video is here. This is a time when we all think about goals and resolutions for 2015. Having some extra time over the holidays, I decided to start the process and wasn’t getting anything too exciting. So, I asked God, “What is on your heart?” What follows is the...

The Education Mountain

The video is here. We usually put releasing Kings in the context of business and wealth creation because of my own personal bias. However, releasing hearts is a Kingdom principle that works in every mountain. Education is a great example. Since we were all full time...

Give Thanks

The video is here November and the entire year of 2014 has been a season of blessing and breakthrough. In spite of turmoil around the world, the Kingdom of God is moving forward in amazing ways. I’m thankful for God’s invitation into the Kingdom. He bought my ticket...

Intentional Creativity

The video is here. Creativity is important because great ideas give meaning to our lives and profit to our businesses. We often think of their arrival as magic and mysterious, or mundane in the sense that new ideas are just part of the planning process… or we can just...

Trading Up For Your Future

The greatest freedom in life comes from knowing our direction and making progress toward our destiny. The leverage to make an adjustment and redirect our course depends on knowing where we’re going. The sweet spot comes when we add the dimension of knowing where God...

The Lord of Hosts Is Encouraging

The video is here. When you say “Yes, Lord” to your destiny, you coincidentally sign up for some great victories and some additional warfare. A decision to be part of the Kingdom and have an influence in your mountain comes with an anointing for persistence, work and...

Hide-and-Seek in Corporate Culture

The video is here I work in a typical corporation. There are large numbers of good people in a beehive of activity and communication. Engineering, operations, and project types are well-educated and trained in the corporate culture. Most come from sixteen years of...

We Can Change the World

The video is here. Some would say, “No, you can’t change the world.” Others would say, “One person at a time, starting with me.” For those who are staying to build the Kingdom, and not leaving in the rapture, we can get started on our assignment right now. Here’s how....

Leverage in the Kingdom Part 2

The video is here. Leverage is simply the Kingdom concept of multiplication; the way God does things. Most people work for dollars per hour. The hard truth is that wealth is created when we begin to leverage what we have and develop other streams of income. That means...

Ministries of Justice

The video is here. One of the attributes of God that Jesus demonstrated is Justice. The word means fairness, also having the connotation of prosperity in the sense of restoring what has been stolen, or granting what is our inheritance. Righteousness and justice are...

The Corporate Gospel of Chairs

The video is here. You tube has several versions of the gospel in chairs. It contrasts the gospel of the early church with some of the emphasis that has crept into evangelical circles over the centuries. Harold Eberly did a version of it at his summer conference that...

Overcoming an Orphan Mentality

One of our primary themes is that the Kingdom is built upon dreams in the hearts of God’s people. We were not designed to serve another man’s dream indefinitely. It can be good for a learning season to serve under tutors and governors, but Jesus eventually leads into...

Pressure

The video is here. There are a multitude of crises that feel totally out of control… Ukraine, the Middle East, our southern border. Putin feels like Hitler. Isis feels like Nazi Germany in the genocide of non-converts. Leaders talk more of appeasement than justice....

Finding Your Why

The video is here I watched a new department manager of projects introduce himself to a staff of 100 engineers. The one phrase that stuck in my mind was, “I am very results oriented.” Now project engineers, including me, tend to be results oriented anyway, so the...

Only Believe

We all face issues in life that are beyond our ability to control or even to foresee. Our role in the Kingdom is volunteering to initiate something that is not possible to complete without God’s intervention. Faith always feels a little farther out on the limb than we...

Relational Leaders

The video is here Business schools and MBA programs are typically staffed with instructors who have never owned a business and never will. It’s a symptom of our culture. One of the primary areas of failure in leadership, mentoring, management, and education is trying...

Signs, Wonders and Cash Flow

The video is here. One of the needs of our hearts is to know that God’s favor is going with us. We can put our hand to the plow of our life’s work for a season, but our heart is always asking the question, “Is God really in this?” Instead of quieting that question, we...

Wealth Creation

The Video is here. Helping people to make a connection with their heart and purpose in the Kingdom isn’t theoretical or just theological. Dreams come true when we connect our heart’s desires with our vocation and cash flow. One of the failure points of counseling,...

Free to Choose

What a great time to be alive and have the opportunity to build God’s Kingdom on Earth. Although we can see revival popping up sporadically around the world, there is a larger sense of Kingdom transformation in the nations. The warfare is at a level higher as well,...

The Gospel of being Chosen

The Video is here. This video departs from the newsletter so I recommend you watch it (10 min). This trip to Poland and Denmark consisted of a 7 Mountains conference, two Heart Plan workshops, a church service and a dozen meetings with Kings operating in different...

Is My Dream Too Big?

The video is here. Over the last two weeks we had the privilege of helping several dozen people in Poland and Denmark to get in touch with themselves and the dream that God wrote in their hearts (Heart Plan Workshops). It’s really a process of hearing God and...

Raising Kingdom Kids

Teaching our children to follow us as we follow Jesus is not a small challenge. Believing parents do take it seriously, but for most, when the kids are all grown, we can look back on some serious mistakes and mixed results. The current generation of young adults in...

We Are Not Equal

The video version of the blog is here. As the Kingdom of God unfolds around the world, we are watching people occupy their roles in different mountains. We are seeing great victories and great warfare at the same time. Equality is one of the ideological and spiritual...

Connecting With Our Heart

The video is here. One of the most profound ingredients of “Kingdom” is making the transition from servant to friend in our relationship with Jesus. God is walking us all through this transition to Kingdom by teaching us how to connect with what He’s already written...

He Is Still Alive

The video version of this blog is here The concepts of market place ministry and finding your 7-mountain role is embedded in the gospel of the Kingdom. We are saved through Jesus’ death and resurrection, but the invitation into the Kingdom goes beyond an invitation to...

7 Kingdom Strategies

The video for this blog is here. God is pointing us toward revival, intentional reformation, and Kingdom, and He’s inviting us to be more practical and strategic. Waiting on God and prayer are good and essential, but the Lord is inviting us to implement our prayer in...

Ideas That Have Legs

The video version of this newsletter is here. With the advent of social media, viral ideas have the ability to travel the world at a much faster pace. The Utopian theory is that this global exchange of ideas would foster enlightenment and unity around the world… I...

Filling the Leadership Vacuum

I’ve met some great people in our travels to Poland and I want to introduce you to one of them. John Godson is a member of the Polish Parliament. He’s a great example of a King in the political mountain with an apostolic gift to raise up some sons and daughters....

Leveraging the Kingdom Part 1

The video for this blog is here. One of our Releasing Kings coaches sent me a 10 minute video by Daniel Pink on his book, Drive. It’s really good! His thesis has to do with what motivates people to be creative or productive… at work, in life, everywhere. He found that...

Preparing Our Hearts For Victories

The video is here I am amazed at the sudden changes in Ukraine. It feels like there may be no place for corruption to hide. Friends over there are proud, cautiously optimistic, and determined. Here is a translation of a face book reflection from one of our friends who...

Choose Yourself

The video is here. The greatest trade mark of making the transition from servant to King is the sense of having a Father and being chosen by Him. The Gospel of Being Chosen for fellowship with God and to share in what the Father is doing touches us deeply in our...

Having a Teachable Heart

The video is here Becoming a King in the sense of fulfilling your destiny and living at a level of abundance that allows you to bless others is no accident. There is a connection between the wisdom, wealth, Kingdom ministry and a teachable heart. The good news is that...

Intentional Graduations

The video for this newsletter is here. I see this cycle in institutions (church, government, business, etc.): 1) People are drawn to the cause or opportunity in the institution, 2) they are mentored or discipled into the organizational values, 3) they mature and...

Start Before You Are Ready

The video is here. Successful people start before they feel ready. The key: they respond to their heart’s passions with action before their mind can list all the reasons why not. It’s important to understand the difference between heart and mind. Our public schools...

11th Hour Disciples

The video version is here. Sometimes the Lord gives a verse number and lets me go look it up. This time I was praying about 2014 and went to Mt 20:14… the 11th hour disciples. Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. Matt...

The Wisdom of Judgment

The video version of this newsletter is here. Getting engaged in your heart’s desire and mountain leads us straight in to the “go” portion of the great commission, and we find ourselves working in the middle of our cultures instead of just with believers. That means...

Fathers and Managers

The video version of this newsletter is here. The emphasis on Kingdom influence in our culture is something the Lord is speaking in all of our hearts. One response is to focus on the shortcomings of the church. It’s a negative point and I don’t find diminishing the...

Results

The video is here. Results make many believers a little nervous because it’s close to “works”… also known as dead works. We’ve all worked with people driven by a religious or workaholic zeal toward rules that were supposed to lead to results. The lack of relationship...

Commerce and the Kingdom

The video version is here. Helping people to make a connection with their heart and purpose in the Kingdom isn’t theoretical or just theological. Dreams come true when we connect our heart’s desires with our vocation and cash flow. One of the failure points of...

Corporate Heart Plans

The video introduction to this newsletter is here. The concept of getting in touch with our heart’s desires and finding our Kingdom purpose has an amazing impact in individual lives. It puts us on the team of making disciples of nations and the kind of reformation...

Strategies of the Heart

The video version is here. Getting to travel to different nations and compare notes with others in the Kingdom is very insightful. God’s building His Kingdom at macro level and on a personal level. At the top there are large initiatives for prayer, evangelism,...

10 New Things in the Kingdom

The video version is here There are some great changes happening right now. As with every historic move, the old is passing away and the new is beginning to appear. It’s always a birthing process that is painful and glorious at the same time. 1. Hearts are being...

Thankful for His Presence

The video Version is here. God is always present; the earth is really already full of His Glory. We just don’t always feel or see Him. Most people believe that you can’t really experience God’s presence in this life… that is until they actually experience it. Then...

Send Me!

The video version of this blog is here. When we are saved and filled with God’s Spirit there is a very natural desire in our hearts to please the Father. When we are new in the Lord we want to serve Him and obey him. As we mature our initiatives our more Kingly and...

From Orphan to King

The video version of this newsletter is here. Learning to be a King in God’s Kingdom is all about relating to the Father in the sense of co-laboring with Him. We are not saved by our works. Kingdom comes after salvation issues have long been settled. We are God’s...

The Spirit of Wisdom

The video version of this newsletter is here. Last week we dreamed about going from Revival to Reformation: How do I take the presence of God into my own mountain? We have a mental image of what revival might look like in a church meeting setting. But what does it...

From Revival to Reformation

The video version of this blog is here. We’re on our way to Releasing Kings in the Netherlands and Poland in a month. Friends have reported evidence of revival in England, Finland, Denmark, and Germany. My sense is that all of Western Europe is ripe for such a...

Change of Heart

The video version of this newsletter is here. Much of the secular coaching profession as well as pulpit preaching is centered on managing what we think, say and do. Linking attitudes with behaviors and emotions is a popular theme in both camps. The concept is that if...

The Dilemma of Desire

The video version of this newsletter is here. “Many people find that the dilemma of desire is too much to live with, and so they abandon, they disown their desire. This is certainly true of a majority of Christians at present. Somehow we believe that we can get on...

Kingdom Creativity

The video version of this newsletter is here. The concepts of being spiritually fruitful and financially profitable both have roots in crafting value for others via a creative process that is being emphasized in the Kingdom right now. People tire of retreading...

The Mind of a Servant or the Heart of a King

The video version of this news letter is here. The paradox in the mind of every Christian is reconciling the incredible promises of God versus our own personal experience. Healing and wealth creation are two of the larger battlefronts. Jesus didn’t tell us to pray for...

Adding the Multiplier

The audio version of this blog is here. Pray with is for the next Releasing Kings conference in Europe. One of the challenges for Kings is integrating their faith in the real world in a way that results in real progress, profit and ministry. There is a whole school of...

Letting Your Heart Breathe

The video version of this newsletter is here. Choosing Life – Releasing Kings is really fun right now. The wind is at our back and the enemy is in our face. All over the world, a mighty army is waking up to a breath of fresh air that is bringing life and vitality and...

You Get What You Preach

The video is here. There is a shift happening among many believers in terms of the message that they are hearing. Said from the other perspective, the gospel of sin management or the gospel of salvation is being expanded to the gospel of the Kingdom. We are not...

Replacing the Sin Management Model of the Gospel

You can watch the video here. When we first experience Jesus in our hearts we are all naturally drawn to want to cultivate our obedience and elevate His lordship in our lives. It’s natural and healthy to want to please the father. Most of us struggle to get through...

RU Entrepreneurial? – 13 Ways to Check

Have you ever wished you could be more creative and personable?  The kind of person that can invent new things are spark new ideas when they connect with other people.  What does it mean to have that entrepreneurial spirit?  You’ll find out in the next few...

Releasing the Fragrance

Video version The concept of releasing Kings is all about defining your dream and seeing it come true in a way that displays something of your destiny in the Kingdom. It’s a Jailbreak on a personal level and it makes a real contribution at the Kingdom level – making...

The Political Christian

I watched the news with glee on July 3rd when 33 million Egyptian men and women took to the streets to overthrow an oppressive Islamic government. An entire nation was being swallowed whole with loss of personal freedom and the degradation of their economy. It had...

Transforming Relationships

You can watch the video here. We live in the information age, and our concepts of how to change are usually skewed a bit by not being in touch with our own hearts. Both the marketing world and the church have adopted an informational approach to personal...

Depression of the Heart

We were designed to have fellowship with God and to experience His presence, and to dream and see those dreams come true. The path of life can lead us through great challenges in both of those areas, and when we go through a valley it really does feel like depression....

What to Do While You Wait on God

The traditional answer is, “nothing.” I want to suggest that the correct answer is “everything.” Collaborating with the Father in the Kingdom means that we do our part and God does His. He really is a miraculous participant in our lives. He really does intervene,...

The Leverage of Love

I recently updated my own goals and plans, shared them with eight friends and got back some valuable input through the process. These folks genuinely cared about me and my vision, and went out of their way to offer some practical and prophetic suggestions. It felt...

An Apostolic Age

The concept of revival is typically in the context of churches or church meetings. Everyone, including me, is very positive on the concept of revival because no one can resist falling in love with the presence of God that goes with it. Revival is real and genuine. We...

The Perfect Law of Liberty

We shared great article on How to Connect With Your Own Heart. This week let’s focus on how you can release the freedom that comes with being a King in touch with our own heart. The implication of heart is that we have a plan in place to make our own dream come true,...

Trusting Your Intuition

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.       Heb 5:14 KJV Afraid to trust my heart – I was raised on a ranch and educated as an engineer.  A practical, logical,...

Metrics For Coaching

I love the concept of coaching at a heart level. It releases Kings and sets captives free in amazing ways. At the same time, coaching, books, and conferences that don’t produce real fruit are a reality, even in the Christian community. So why don’t we measure the...

Our Deepest Heart’s Desire

The greatest pearl of the Kingdom is the realization that God has written His desires on our hearts. We all reach a stage in the transition from servant to King when we have to choose to pursue our heart’s desire instead of a shopping list of do’s and don’ts....

Authenticity

The video is here. It’s surprisingly easy to tell when people are being real and genuine. You don’t have to be prophetic or even a Christian to discern authenticity in people. It’s a huge value in every culture. The most common and credible criticism of religion is...

The Great Omission

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. Ps 2:8 NIV Therefore go and make disciples of all nations… Matt 28:19 NIV As we have cultivated the concept of Releasing Kings for Marketplace Ministry through books,...

The Heart of Profit

Believers who are past the guilt of whether to prosper are currently in the “So how do I make money?” stage. It’s a great question because all dreams have one common ingredient: they cost money. We could define our dreams so they didn’t cost money and we would find...

Things We Substitute for Heart’s Desire

We are just entering a season where God’s people are beginning to grasp that His will can be found in the desires of our own hearts. That’s how we define a King. Traditionally, doing God’s business was always presumed to be sacrificing my will and picking up the cross...

Choosing Between a Diet and a Dream

God is graduating believers into the Kingdom right now. I hear many stories of both excitement and travail. We have all been discipled in a concept of holding ourselves accountable to live up to certain standards. Two things eventually happen after some amount of time...

The Heart of Profit (2)

If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.  19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything.  20 Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because...

Managing Imagination

A tool of destiny – I want to suggest that our imagination is one of the ways that we discover our Kingdom purpose (aka the will of God). Here’s how it works: imagination or meditation is our journey through the desires of our heart to find the desires on God’s heart....

Finding Your Open Door

In my own life and the lives of all my friends, we are wrestling with finding an open door. Or, if a door has opened, how do we manage the flood of blessing and adversity that goes with it? Many hearts are longing for a door to open. Some don’t even know what door to...

Making the News

Bad news – I periodically succumb to cynicism from the steady drum beat of bad news in our culture. A national arrogance that denies God’s calling, prayerless public schools that rank 26th in the world, poverty and the murder rate in inner cities, 60 million...

Stewards and Superstars

In the course of pursuing dreams and experiencing the desires of our hearts, we all weigh the concepts of being a faithful steward of what God has for us and experiencing the fruit of God’s intervention in our lives. Stewards emphasize discipline, wisdom and...

Mystical Poverty

It’s a little surprising, in the political landscape of our day, that wealth and wealthy people are being categorically demonized. Greed and corruption do make headlines, but those errors are more present in poverty than wealth. When we look for the roots of our...

Trajectories of the Heart

In the world of coaching, psychology and self-help there is a truth that goes something like this: “People who believe they are ‘worthy’ have a strong sense of relational connection, love, and feel they belong.” These people can embrace their vulnerability and become...

A Light in the Darkness

One of the themes for 2013 that resonates in my heart is that we will see increasing darkness and increasing light at the same time. At some level that’s always been true, but it’s easy to see our social and political landscape darken in America while the Kingdom gets...

From Chaos to Kairos

The rate of change in our society and in the Kingdom is astounding right now. Waiting 2 years for a cell phone contract to expire means watching 50 models introduced – all better than the one I just bought. 2012 was a year of total chaos for Sue and me. In the summer...

Plans of the Heart; Steps from the Lord

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Prov 16:9 NIV We are in an amazing spiritual season right now. Every few days there is a new shaking in some part of the world that ignites the passions or fears in the hearts of people. As 2013...

Immanuel – God With Us

The essential message of Christmas is that God chose to come and dwell with man. Jesus was not a “fall guy,” an angel or even a son in the sense of being someone other than God. Jesus is God in a way that humans cannot adequately explain. As CS Lewis said, it...

Thy vs My Will Be Done

CS Lewis is one of my favorite authors and yesterday I posted this quote on FaceBook. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to who God say, in the end, “Thy will be done.”  CS Lewis I originally though he...

From Parables to Profits

We are in an amazing hour of transition. I believe it’s for the better. Even though our economy approaches a cliff, as are many personal accounts, something new is being birthed in the hearts of Kingdom people. We should see it and cooperate with it. On a good day I...

Perspective

The recent election, the fiscal cliff, world events, and the political and spiritual climate leave our hearts wondering where God is in all these events. We’ve listed every answer floating to the surface because many of those same theological choices are being...

Hang on to Your Heart

The Gospel of Salvation – We all have roots in the gospel of salvation; Jesus died for our sins and, if we accept his sacrifice and ask his forgiveness, we can be saved. People in desperate straits are indeed forgiven and heaven is their destination. When we translate...

Out of Control

The concept of being “out of control” isn’t a particularly comforting thought. It translates to something about our health or finances or a relationship that has gone wrong and we are stuck in an unpleasant circumstance. It happens to all of us. I also want to suggest...

Proclaiming Favor

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me… to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19 NIV The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me… to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God   Isa 61:1-2 NIV Faith for...

Dreams and the Ability to Produce Wealth

But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deut 8:18  NIV Money is a tool – People can get entangled in the love of money, but the honest...

The Wisdom of Patience

A man’s wisdom gives him patience… Prov 19:11 NIV The Spirit of Wisdom – The Shack is a fictional book that I really enjoyed, in which the main character meets God. It’s a book that warms your heart and scares your mind. One of the things I enjoyed most was the...

Learning to Rule and Reign

From servant to King – There is a huge emotional jailbreak that occurs when we get the concept of moving from servant to King. The folks in Baltimore got it, and the next question that usually comes up is, “How do I channel this relational concept of God now allowing...

Loving Baltimore

We were in Baltimore, MD for a conference this last weekend. There is something about live conferences with new people that is really fun. Connecting people with their hearts causes them to connect with Jesus in a whole new way. They go from servant to King. I’m using...

From Casualty to Conqueror

Whenever I meet one of those wise old sages of business or management, I am continually impressed by the resiliency: their ability to resurrect from impossible setbacks. There is a reason that they do come back. It’s right between their ears – the attitude of their...

Enjoy the Ride

There is a place in our walk with Jesus where we are carried by the winds of the Kingdom and all we have to do is put up our sails. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 NKJV Brokenness – When we first get saved we...

Tested Until We Trust

Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him. Ps 105:19 KJV When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. Matt 13:21 NIV This is an amazing season of testing for those pursuing the Kingdom in the marketplace. Many...

7 Keys to Tapping the Wealth Within

But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deut 8:18  NIV For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for...

When the Heavens are Brass

The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. Deut 28:23 NIV There are times in our walk when prayers feel like they are going unanswered or we are just too discouraged to spend time in prayer. We’ve also experienced the mountain tops when...

7 Reasons to Believe in Yourself

“It’s about believing in yourself, your God-given ability and your work ethic.” Tim Tibow Who we are, what we become and what we do come right out of our hearts. At a subconscious or heart level, we irrevocably march toward what our hearts believe about ourselves. It...

Why Children Talk to Themselves

Under the age of 10, children freely talk to themselves without inhibition. They are free from the boundaries that prevent the expression of their hearts. As we grow older and become more educated, we distance ourselves from our hearts and dwell more in our minds...

Determination

The Olympics are a great showcase of human competition, victory and defeat. Every athlete competes with the best in the world, with full knowledge they may not win. Yet, they are able to give their best effort toward their desire. One wins, two more medal and the rest...

Waiting Patiently for God

The first ingredient for being a King and seeing the Kingdom of God is sharing a sense of destiny in Christ. That means we have a vision or heart’s desire… some design for our future. When we really find that place of intersection between our heart’s desire and God’s...

Is There a Cause?

Connecting our hearts with a real Kingdom purpose is a key to Releasing Kings. Seeing our future is the faith that motivates enthusiasm, a work ethic, creativity, fruit, and wealth multiplication. It’s very easy to get in a rut of working a job that pays the bills but...

Apocalyptic Thinking

Whether people are left or right, secular and religious, there is a trend in America right now to think that the sky is falling. I read The Last Myth by Gross and Gilles. They make an excellent point about what apocalyptic thinking tells us about America. The topics...

The Next Level

“3 steps to connect with your own heart” –          Stop living someone else’s script –          Become yourself (the way you were designed) –          Build the bridge between vocation and ministry –          Get started on the dream God put in your heart Where is...

The Justice of Restoration

Abundance is coming – The night is darkest just before the dawn. We are prophetically on the eve of new levels of creativity, opportunity and fruit. Yet, our experience is navigating the present darkness and attack against our dreams. The reason we guard our hearts is...

Experiencing Resurrection

The first step – We have all heard stories of millionaires having a history of bankruptcies and failures before they reach their dream. I want to suggest that there is a principle in the spirit by which God prunes, kills, shakes or breaks off things in our lives so...

Struggling or Strategizing

Why are people struggling? – There is an amazing phenomenon in the Kingdom called “seasons.” When God is doing something, we all can feel it and taste it and usually experience it. I’ve experienced loss, and when I look around I see some of my friends are experiencing...

The What, Why, and How of Life

“What” – Life has a purpose – The most fundamental question we ask in life is, “What’s my purpose?” Even if you don’t ask it overtly, your heart is searching for the reason in subconscious ways. I’ve heard believers say that it’s to glorify God. I’m not sure what that...

The Father’s Coaching Heart

We are all discipled through personal relationships. I’ve invested 40+ years in traditional services, conferences and classes, have written two books, preached in my own church for 13 years, and this newsletter is approaching number 400 over the last eight years. All...

Doors and Keys

Kings share one common phenomenon, particularly in this present hour: we are all contending for our inheritance and pursuing a dream. Servants content themselves with the blessed hope of heaven. Kings are focused on building the Kingdom here and now. That Kingdom...

Showing Ourselves To Be His Disciples

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8 NIV Adding a Kingdom perspective to our traditional church discipleship process has some profound implications, not just for others, but for you and me. We want to...

Shaking and Baking

The video version of this newsletter is here. Kingdom shaking – One of the realities of living in the Kingdom is that we sign up for both great victories and great battles that are bigger than we are. Many Kings are tasting a level of resistance, warfare or testing...

Learning to Stand

Sit, Walk, Stand – I love the progression of maturity in Ephesians. First we’re seated with Christ, second we learn to walk with Him, and finally we learn to stand in our inheritance. Normally we think of having to attain or accomplish something to achieve our...

Experiencing Praise

The video version of this newsletter is here.I have often heard of the concept of praise as means of releasing God’s power. Israel toppled the walls of Jericho by simply marching and praising, and Paul and Silas praised their way to an earthquake that opened the...

Tenacity

The video version of this newsletter is available on the Link. I’ve been in several group retreats where we take a DISC profile (Personality assessment) and divide up into groups for discussion. One of the four traits is an “S” for stabilizing. When I place myself in...

Ambition

Ashamed of it, or filled with it? Kings are “quietly” entrepreneurial, courageous, powerful, competitive, adventurous, visionary and generous. They leverage their success to make others successful. Instead of creating followers, they are leaders who create more...

My Dream Isn’t Here Yet

I received a comment on a last week’s newsletter that is very relevant. Many are going through a phase where aspects (or all) of our dream hasn’t arrived yet. Welcome to the club. I thought this articulated one of the excesses we can fall into: pursuing a legitimate...

When Fear Comes Knocking

One of the realities of life is that things do go wrong occasionally and we have to make wise adjustments. The first choice involved is deciding to move. The consequence of fear is that it tends to immobilize us; our response is to surrender and curl up in the fetal...

Going Viral

We touched His glory this weekend at a Releasing Kings conference. Like breaking the alabaster box and releasing the fragrance, we released some of His glory from within the saints. We’ll never know the full ramifications until heaven. My heart is full and satisfied...

The Purpose of the Church

I actually think the church is healthy and growing worldwide. It is popular, and somewhat appropriate, to “bash” religion right now. Old wineskins are continually being exchanged for new and that process has historically been painful and contentious. What is...

Meditation – Exercising Your Heart

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. (Acts 2:17) It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of...

Choosing a Path Of Life

Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as good. Both are about an hour and give a great summary of...

Vacations Back in Egypt

The Promised land – Let’s try to define the promised land in modern terms relevant to the Kingdom: 1) Living the desire of your heart and releasing the creativity, initiative, and entrepreneurial spirit that naturally flows with enthusiasm. 2) Knowing that your dream...

Things I Learned in Debtors Prison

Going through a financial test is like living in the Promised Land and going back to Egypt for vacation. The good news is that I’ve learned a few things, and the Lord nudged me in the sense that He’s redeeming some lessons out of this season. Kings live and rule and...

A Season for Wisdom

The video version of this newsletter is available on the Link. Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is...

Fathers Who Connect

Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as good. Both are about an hour and give a great summary of...

Cultivating Charisma

The video version of this newsletter is available on the Link. We wrote about seven ramifications of being in touch with your own heart’s desires in A Kingdom Primer. There is one more – charisma. People in touch with their own hearts have a freedom that resonates in...

The Best Defense

A good friend sent me this message as a prophetic admonition. I thought it was very relevant and decided to share it in this newsletter. The Lord has a significant plan for the message that you carry and it is being sharpened to have even more penetration in the days...

A Kingdom Primer

The video version of this newsletter is available on the Link. David Tinney and I did four conferences in Gdansk, Warsaw, Lutsk, and Rotterdam in November. My heart is thrilled with the fruit. We explained Releasing Kings in conference settings, personal...

The Ten Virgins

Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as good. Both are about an hour and give a great summary of...

Am I Special?

The video version of this newsletter is also available. Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as...

Discovering the Kingdom Within

The video version of this newsletter is also available. Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as...

Loving Springfield

Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as good. Both are about an hour and give a great summary of...

Ideas Create Wealth

Wealth Creation – A door is open for Kings to create wealth. We don’t preach so much as we do it. I’ve come to the place where I believe (for Kings) that creating wealth is a spiritual discipline that ranks right up there with prayer. We can use money in this life as...

Encouraging

Results oriented – I was raised on a ranch in Montana where we learned how to get things done. From there I spent a career in engineering where the focus was on cost, scope and schedule. I measured my own self worth and that of others by the ability to get results....

Playing Above Your Head

Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I will be discussing Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. One of my favorite places in worship is when the songs, musicians, and God’s people are swept up in the...

Freedom

I don’t think it’s possible to understand freedom apart from the freedom we have in Christ. Once a man has tasted the freedom of heart that Jesus gives, he can never again by enslaved by tyranny. Our founders understood the connection between the heart of God and the...

Theology of Prayer for Kings

Roots – Much of the transition for Kings happens when they discover their own metron or sphere. We all go through a phase in church where we don’t have anything that really belongs to us in terms of an assignment in the Kingdom. Our expression of “works” in a positive...

Just Do You

People that are really fulfilled in their work and ministry have two ingredients that propel them into excellence, promotion, and effectiveness: they are self-aware and authentic. They understand what their own gifts and talents are as well as their weak areas....

Afformations – Finding Your “Because”

Free indeed – this afternoon I realized there are two areas that have set my heart free in the last decade: 1)    Worshiping church – I used to think that church was the most important thing in the world; the top of God’s priority list. Now I realize that there are...

From Entitlement to Initiative

Now that world economies are slowing down, entitlements are being threatened. There is also a theory that riots in the UK and other countries have roots in the government providing inadequate care for those trained to depend on entitlements. The reality is that...

Stop Driving the Church Bus

In the course of encouraging Kings to be entrepreneurial and take their Kingdom land, I run into people new to these truths who are frustrated with their local church. The idea of giving your heart permission to go out and create wealth, have fun, love people, and...

Business Conferences

What we do – The format is typically a Friday night and Saturday, often in a church setting. On Friday night we lay a foundation that gives people a permission slip to pursue their own heart’s desires and break the poverty mindset. We summarize the content in...

About Sacrifice

The world economy is in some disarray, so we hear a lot about paying the national debt through “shared sacrifice” which means the government would like more of your money. We’ve been spending trillions to bail out everything from banks to nations, so now we’re running...

Adding Substance to Your Dream

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live. From The Rose Secular writers...

Hearing Hearts

I heard your heart – Once we learn to hear our own heart’s desires, we start a process of learning to distinguish between our hearts and our minds. When I say “heart,” I’m referring to a deeper level; “subconscious” or “spirit” may also be terms we could use to...

Go There

We share a lot on pursuing the desire of your heart. It’s the key to life and motivation. Some don’t believe we can trust the desires of our hearts due to the past emphasis on human depravity – a belief that our hearts are evil (desperately wicked). God has placed his...

Heirs Together

Marriage is a great example of a relationship where the union is greater than the sum of the parts. Life is all about finding the people with whom we’re called to work, and enjoying the ride. The original couple was created to 1) be fruitful, 2) multiply, and 3) have...

Teamwork to Make Your Dream Work

Dreams with a chance to succeed have two ingredients: a plan to create wealth and the necessary help to implement them. People in poverty tend to miss both the money and the support system. They tend to think in terms of working alone. Wealthy people navigate the...

Time Management

We wrote a newsletter on coaching entitled The Price of Success. After a couple weeks of feedback it’s apparent that time management is a bottleneck for right-brained, spirit-led believers. Left-brain engineering types are fine with lists and diets, and thrive on...

Like a Child

One of the secrets to fulfilling our Kingdom and Kingly destiny is becoming child-like. When we were little, our philosophy of life was going after whatever we wanted. We would crawl or waddle over to the desired object and simply grasp for it. If we couldn’t get it,...

The Price of Success

Most of us have heroes or role models whom we consider successful. Last week we discussed the role of passion in finding our personal calling or purpose in life (Passion is in Fashion). This week we want to make it a little more practical and outline eight simple...

Passion is in Fashion

There is a shift in the Kingdom that allows Kings to embrace their passion. We are all attracted to public figures in music, sports, business, or politics who are passionate. They love what they do; they are really good at it, and their level of fervor, enthusiasm and...

God’s Favor is on Buffalo, NY

Current events – The conference in Buffalo with David Tinney and Greg Dalessandri was a total party. I am always amazed at the level of stirring in Kings right now. I try to interview several in each session so that the prophetic anointing becomes obvious to everyone...

Sowing for a Resurrection

It’s bad – the news media and the prophetic camp are having a feeding frenzy on the dire US and world economy. In the US, we tax 2.2T and borrow money so that we can spend 3.5T. That’s bad enough, but every year we spend more. Other nations have similar issues, so...

Entering Rest

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath — rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make...

From Poland with Love

Our Releasing Kings business conferences in Warsaw and Gdansk exceeded our expectations in many ways. We got to stay in homes and re-connect with people we met in Warsaw in November. We also saw the progress of business men and women who were saved at the last...

The Increase of His Kingdom

Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Isa 9:7 NIV The “Chicken Little” mentality – I have lived all of my life under the threat of catastrophe…. over-population, nuclear winter, peak oil, acid rain, global cooling, ozone layer depletion,...

Disciples with Heart

Lists – When we first get saved, the message most of us receive is, “This is what you have to do to please God.” We say we have a personal relationship with Jesus, but that often translates to a list of commandments for our obedience – read the Bible, pray every day,...

Discipling Nations Starts With Me

Living paycheck to paycheck – One of the interesting realities of life is that most of us just spend all the money we make working at a job. It’s called “living from paycheck to paycheck.” Unions are fighting for better job benefits, but it’s really a losing battle....

Standing in the Gap

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then… Eph 6:13-14 NIV Judgment – Believers are focusing on much that is wrong morally and...

Companies with a Call

A corporation is a person, just like you or me. Someone had a good idea and worked hard enough to create products, services, and employment and investment opportunities for others. That corporation is an extension of the personality and ministry of the owner. Both the...

How Change Happens

Information and Motivation – Have you ever been to a motivational seminar? …where you see the possibility for something brand new? Then we go home with our new knowledge and excitement and it lasts until our first encounter with our old lifestyle, whereupon it...

Created for Success

You win – Just like airplanes are designed to fly, God created you to succeed. Most of us have experienced enough failure in life or our upbringing that our computers are programmed to doubt that we can succeed. However, you can overwrite the negative software if you...

Connecting Disciples with Their Hearts

Guilt vs. dream motivation – I want to offer a simple premise about motivation. Guilt can be a good short-term motivation to stop doing the wrong thing. However, guilt can’t be used as a motivator to do the right thing.  It just doesn’t last. People who do reach their...

The Next Great Idea

Creativity – I interviewed Andrew Ferguson, a business CEO, who has an amazing story. One of the things he mentioned was very profound. Andrew has been through an amazing number of ups and downs. He learned that failing in a business is not the “end” of an...

Stewards of Glory

What’s Worship – As a believer and then a pastor, I loved congregational worship. We practiced the music and sought God for a prophetic flow in every service. Those services taught me a precious aspect of hearing God’s voice and learning to glorify him. I will always...

Thy Kingdom Come

Which Great Commission? – I was recently sharing in a local church about life purpose and a lady explained that, “Our purpose is to lead others to Jesus.” I hadn’t thought about it for years, but that used to be exactly my belief. If you asked me to recite the great...

Thy Kingdom Come – Part 2

Which Great Commission? – I was recently sharing in a local church about life purpose and a lady explained that, “Our purpose is to lead others to Jesus.” I hadn’t thought about it for years, but that used to be exactly my belief. If you asked me to recite the great...

Extraordinary

Extraordinary – Moving Up from the Mediocre Mindset Average is safe – I’m fascinated by the things that hold us back from achieving our full potential. One of the most common failure scenarios is resting once you get to average. Many use sabotage to achieve...

Your Spiritual Wealth Thermostat

Everyone has an internal faith thermostat in their spirit that determines how much wealth they can have. Want to know what your thermostat reading  is? Simply check the balance in your check book. Wealthy people can lose all their money in a bad business deal, but...

The Gospel of the Kingdom

I have one more insight regarding Warsaw. Our business conferences “accidentally” resulted in 30-40 salvations. The Lord spoke something into my heart regarding why it happened. This newsletter is an introduction to Kings and the Gospel of the Kingdom. It’s worth...

Dreams Come True Part 2

Lack of words – I’m dreaming about the newly saved business men and women in Poland and Ukraine. We have no language that conveys the importance of their marketplace ministry. If ministry occurs, we call it church… mega church, community church, house church, cell...

Whats Next for Kings

I saw something at our conference in Warsaw that amazed me. Of the 30-40 people that were saved (at a business conference!), many represented very successful businesses that are already influential in the city. Our church tradition is to rescue dysfunctional people...

Have Fun, Make Money, and Love People

My personal journey toward marketplace ministry and this Kingly mindset started with four aspects of theology, and it changed my perspective on being entrepreneurial and contending for the Kingdom. We carefully wrote about these four topics in Releasing Kings, part 2....

Have Fun, Make Money, and Love People

My personal journey toward marketplace ministry and this Kingly mindset started with four aspects of theology, and it changed my perspective on being entrepreneurial and contending for the Kingdom. We carefully wrote about these four topics in Releasing Kings, part 2....

Cash Flow

Wayne Thomas created a template in EXCEL that I would like to share with you. Kings convert money into ministry. We are fluent in the use and stewardship of money and we know how to multiply it. For Kings, managing money is as important as their faithfulness to their...

Free Markets

Where the Spirit of the Lord is… There are Free Markets The Great Commission – We all subscribe to the goal of preaching the gospel to all men and making disciples of all nations (Mark 28:19, Gen 12-2-3). We stress evangelism and missions and we see the Lord moving...

Freedom-From-Entitlement

Breaking Poverty – We all want to help the poor. It’s a Biblical mandate that strikes close to home. We’ve all been in situations where we needed someone else’s encouragement and help to make it. Bearing one another’s burdens is a real expression of love. Kings should...

The Spiritual Roots of Capitalism

Opportunity – Christians on the left and right share a desire to help the needy and give everyone an opportunity for education. The political arguments are really about how we can best do that. As you are reading this newsletter the United States will be 13 trillion...

Goals That Overflow

Fish or fisherman – We all have desires and aspirations. Some of us even have goals written down. Why is it that some people seem to have an ability to create wealth and others don’t? There is even a political movement that concludes this scenario is unfair and wealth...

From Pew to Palace

First Love – When I first got saved the feeling of being known and loved and accepted by God was amazing. When I first found a church home I loved the feeling of God’s presence sweeping over the congregation. We soared like eagles in worship and the prophetic. Finding...

When Kings Get Drunk

Learning to drink – In 1995 Sue and I went back to Toronto to the Airport Vineyard to catch an outpouring… there were meetings six nights a week and people were there from at least 60 different nations. Our congregation was glad to see me go; and to some degree pushed...

Heart Exercise

exercise thyself rather unto godliness.  1 Tim 4:7 KJV But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Heb 5:14 KJV Mind vs. Heart – Western Christianity is prone to...

Viral Leadership

This week we’re expanding on a theme that started with last week’s newsletter (Independence Day) and a book entitled The Starfish and the Spider. Both are worth a minute to follow the links. Blessing the Nations – marketplace ministry adds a new dimension to the great...

Use Your Words

Affirmations – An affirmation is simply a declaration or proclamation that something is true. Coaching and the new age movement have borrowed the concept from the context of Biblical Christianity to help people change or get what they want… “I am a millionaire.” I...

Cultivating Creativity

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Prov 25:2 NASU Roots of Creativity – I’m continually impressed by the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. They are naturally innovative. They see opportunities others miss and...

Viral Discipleship

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matt 28:19-20 NIV Discipling Nations – We’ve recently come to the realization...

You Can Dream

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they...

Moving Gods Hand

How Long Oh Lord? – Last week we emphasized the need to encourage yourself by Hearing the Right Voice. We all go through seasons when it feels like nothing is happening, or worse, we seem to be moving farther away from our dream. Our prayers turn to complaining. I was...