October 29, 2009
Several brothers called this week to express their excitement about receiving permission from God to explore their heart’s desire and pursue their dream to build the Kingdom. We are in a season where the Holy Spirit is speaking to men and women around the world to build the Kingdom by pursuing their dream. Here’s an example email
Dear John, I want to write and thank you for your wonderful newsletters that have really revolutionized my Christian life and the more I read and understand the more I see how the church in Kenya is so shortchanged; maybe the pastors don’t have a clue as well. No wonder we live defeated lives out here.
On the basis of that I am kindly requesting you if you could link me with like minded mentors who help me realize my dream. I am a video producer and editor using very basic equipment but would want to further my talents for ministry and for the glory of God do you think you could help?
Otherwise I want to thank you for your link on spiritual warfare I am greatly encouraged by your ministry May god bless you and I want to dance just as Sue and John are dancing. In anticipation. Obandah George
Note: If you would like to help Obandah from a mentoring standpoint, let me know and I’ll give you his email. He’s an engineer from Kenya.
How It Spreads – It starts with a realization that “we win.” If you listen to the daily news, you would conclude that we’re all losing. However, the Kingdom is being built every day; the increase of Jesus’ rule is expanding through Kings every day and His peace and Glory will one day soon fill the earth. He is the King of Kings. It’s our privilege to share in these victories… including the work and the warfare. We’re even going to lead some of those victories… It feels like a “break out”; a flood of righteousness. It’s not the enemy that comes in like a flood – It’s Kings!
…the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Isa 9:6-7 NIV
So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand.” 1 Chron 14:11 NIV
So they will fear the name of the LORD from the west And His glory from the rising of the sun, For He will come like a rushing stream Which the wind of the LORD drives. Isa 59:19
Viral Revival – We usually think of revival in terms of God sovereignly moving in a specific area and believers flocking to a “movement.” God is certainly moving, but it’s not primarily through large crusades and famous leaders (we still value crusades and leaders!). I’m seeing a grass roots stirring of individuals who catch the message and run with it. The numbers are still first fruits and the message is just beginning to be articulated in the church. The release of Kings is still in a pioneering phase… some are ignited by the message while others just say, “no thank you.” It’s happening around the world!
Youth is being renewed – Another observation is that people of all ages are being “triggered.” Many are 50 and over. It’s a new generation that isn’t being disqualified over past failures or current status. Kings are not easily defeated. They are simply comparing the desires of their hearts with the will of God and building the Kingdom. They are allowing themselves to find the ingredients of implementing their dreams… new ideas, coaches, mentors, prosperity, etc. Regardless of age, their hope and faith have a child-like enthusiasm coupled with the wisdom of proverbs (white hair and experience). We can call it a younger generation because God is renewing the youth of many.
...and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps 103:2-5 NIV
“Dancing” describes the condition of their hearts. The Holy Spirit is satisfying their desires with good things and youthful exuberance is causing them to leap like gazelles. It’s very entertaining to watch. It blesses the heart of God. It’s fun!
John and Sue www.Releasing-kings.com
Ukraine – I’m off to the Ukraine with David Tinney and Poul Dalgaard for 10 days just before Thanksgiving. Since 2001, David has done over 100 business seminars in the Ukraine so he knows his way around. Poul is already operating businesses in Ukraine. We’re translating Desire to Destiny into Russian so we can have it available to help release Kings. If you have a business concept that would work in the Ukraine, let us know. Our goal is to turn the theology into practice and network new opportunities.
Newsletter – If your newsletter comes incomplete (filtered), you can always catch the latest version in our archive along with 200 others. 1600+ people from around the world get Kingly encouragement from our weekly newsletter. Invite a friend to subscribe – they will be blessed.
How to Start a Small Group – Kings are increasingly getting involved in Bible study or mentoring groups to facilitate their “Release.” Here are some helpful suggestions www.Releasing-Kings.com/Starting-a-Group.html. We’ve also updated our Vision Brochure with graphics to show how to become a King and how you can help Release Kings.
French Translation – Releasing Kings is now available in French thanks to the efforts of Cees Bakker and Support Ministries in the Netherlands. In France, copies can be obtained from Editions Menor or Librairie Chretienne CLC. The Title in French is “Libération des Rois pour le ministère dans le monde du travail”. Cees is also the guy who made the Dutch translation possible – available through his website. He can be contacted for Releasing Kings conferences in France and throughout Europe.
Facebook – I’m starting to post more information on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/john.garfield1
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of a more relational view of God. It’s must reading that connects our perception of God with everyday life.
Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace takes that foundation into marketplace ministry and the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. Fruit in the marketplace naturally springs out of sound doctrine.
Desire to Destiny – Takes the foundation and marketplace ministry and puts them in the context of seven practical keys or stages of growth you can apply in your own life.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
1.The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
2.The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
3.The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace and occupy the Seven mountains of: business, media, arts & entertainment, education and government in addition to the church.
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at