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Kings – Have Initiative
March 06, 2005
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Kings – In a season of prayer and fasting

In the last couple of newsletters we shared a prophetic call to prayer.  You’re email responses are so instructive that I created a special web page, “You Wrote Back” to share them.  Thanks – feel free to email us.

Initiative is Precious

Most of western Christianity has preached a gospel that quenches initiative.  We’ve all heard about the dangers of carnal appetites, presumption, and dead works.  We’ve all experienced them too… all part of growing up in the wilderness.  However, we really do mature to place where sin is no longer our first concern.  We find a place of doing what we and God both enjoy!

One of our main messages is that there really is a place where the desires of your heart overlap the will of God in an exciting way.  In fact, the “will of God” is more open than we have understood. “What we want to do” plays a factor in walking with God and determining our role in the bigger scheme of God’s plan.  No – the details are not all predestined and scripted!  God is blessed by interactive “friends” more than obedient robots that pride themselves on being in neutral.  God is looking for people that have the courage to look into their heart’s desire and find the will of God.  That is the definition of holiness.  You cannot successfully live out your relationship with Jesus “refraining” from and ignoring your heart’s desires.  You’ll eventually give up.  Besides, its no fun.

Here’s the good news of the gospel.  It includes resurrection life and it releases your heart to explore the things God created it for.  Your heart and person were created in God’s own image – you’re good!  Your life in Christ begins when you allow yourself to pursue your real heart’s desires.  Ps 37:4 (Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart) could read, “when God gives you the desire of your heart, you’ll be delighted in him.”  That’s what Ps 103 and John 16 says:

who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps 103:5

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24 KJV

God wants to bless the work of your hands… and he wants you to play a role in determining what that is.  What do you want to do?

When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did… Gen 39:3

…the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.      Gen 39:23

The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. Deut 2:7

For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. Deut 16:15

The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. Deut 28:12

Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. Deut 30:9

Whatever he does prospers. Ps 1:3

In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. 2 Chron 31:21

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might… Eccl 9:10

Kings, Missions, and Industry

We usually think of missions as tent meetings for salvation messages and building churches for native pastors.  Kings add a dynamic that allows people to become self-supporting financially and have the self respect that goes with learning how to work.  One of our goals is to help people network with business opportunities in third world countries.  Hope For the Nations targets children at risk.  They are beginning to start self-supporting businesses called micro industry.  I thought the examples of things they’ve already done were instructive.  You can read more details on the link.

Micro Industry Examples (http://www.hopeforthenations.com/content/Archives.phtml):

  • Indonesia – rice paddy and fish pond
  • Kenya – Sowing Shop, well drilling, irrigation and farming
  • Liberia – health care, schools, farming
  • Russia – Pasta factory, bakery
  • Thailand – garden farms, fish ponds, livestock

Here’s the principle – in addition to “giving,” teach them how to fish.  Many of you have business skills and businesses that are transferable.  “Dream” about planting your business or technology in another culture the same way pastors dream about planting churches.  Teach people how to buy income generating assets so their society can take care of their own children.  Dreaming, ingenuity, and that entrepreneurial (I’m willing to take a risk) attitude are the Godly traits that made America a beacon of freedom and missions support around the world. Here’s a description of your “life after missions.”

11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,

12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.

13 The man who was dying blessed me; I made the widow’s heart sing.

14 I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.

15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.

16 I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.

17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth.

Job 29:11-17

If you have an additional examples of “Kingly Missions” drop us a note and we’ll post it on the blog.  We want to help Kings network with opportunities to make a difference.

Blessings,

John & Harold

John@Releasing-Kings.com

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Kings – In a season of prayer and fasting

In the last couple of newsletters we shared a prophetic call to prayer.  You’re email responses are so instructive that I created a special web page, “You Wrote Back” to share them.  Thanks – feel free to email us.

Initiative is Precious

Most of western Christianity has preached a gospel that quenches initiative.  We’ve all heard about the dangers of carnal appetites, presumption, and dead works.  We’ve all experienced them too… all part of growing up in the wilderness.  However, we really do mature to place where sin is no longer our first concern.  We find a place of doing what we and God both enjoy!

One of our main messages is that there really is a place where the desires of your heart overlap the will of God in an exciting way.  In fact, the “will of God” is more open than we have understood. “What we want to do” plays a factor in walking with God and determining our role in the bigger scheme of God’s plan.  No – the details are not all predestined and scripted!  God is blessed by interactive “friends” more than obedient robots that pride themselves on being in neutral.  God is looking for people that have the courage to look into their heart’s desire and find the will of God.  That is the definition of holiness.  You cannot successfully live out your relationship with Jesus “refraining” from and ignoring your heart’s desires.  You’ll eventually give up.  Besides, its no fun.

Here’s the good news of the gospel.  It includes resurrection life and it releases your heart to explore the things God created it for.  Your heart and person were created in God’s own image – you’re good!  Your life in Christ begins when you allow yourself to pursue your real heart’s desires.  Ps 37:4 (Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart) could read, “when God gives you the desire of your heart, you’ll be delighted in him.”  That’s what Ps 103 and John 16 says:

who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps 103:5

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24 KJV

God wants to bless the work of your hands… and he wants you to play a role in determining what that is.  What do you want to do?

When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did… Gen 39:3

…the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.      Gen 39:23

The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. Deut 2:7

For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. Deut 16:15

The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. Deut 28:12

Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. Deut 30:9

Whatever he does prospers. Ps 1:3

In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. 2 Chron 31:21

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might… Eccl 9:10

Get the message?  God isn’t just blessing the work of His own hands.  He’s blessing the work of your hands too.  Make the most of every opportunity!

“Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” 15 Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity… Eph 5:14-16

Kings, Missions, and Industry

We usually think of missions as tent meetings for salvation messages and building churches for native pastors.  Kings add a dynamic that allows people to become self-supporting financially and have the self respect that goes with learning how to work.  One of our goals is to help people network with business opportunities in third world countries.  Hope For the Nations targets children at risk.  They are beginning to start self-supporting businesses called micro industry.  I thought the examples of things they’ve already done were instructive.  You can read more details on the link.

Micro Industry Examples (http://www.hopeforthenations.com/content/Archives.phtml):

  • Indonesia – rice paddy and fish pond
  • Kenya – Sowing Shop, well drilling, irrigation and farming
  • Liberia – health care, schools, farming
  • Russia – Pasta factory, bakery
  • Thailand – garden farms, fish ponds, livestock

Here’s the principle – in addition to “giving,” teach them how to fish.  Many of you have business skills and businesses that are transferable.  “Dream” about planting your business or technology in another culture the same way pastors dream about planting churches.  Teach people how to buy income generating assets so their society can take care of their own children.  Dreaming, ingenuity, and that entrepreneurial (I’m willing to take a risk) attitude are the Godly traits that made America a beacon of freedom and missions support around the world. Here’s a description of your “life after missions.”

11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,

12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.

13 The man who was dying blessed me; I made the widow’s heart sing.

14 I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.

15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.

16 I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.

17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth.

Job 29:11-17

If you have an additional examples of “Kingly Missions” drop us a note and we’ll post it on the blog.  We want to help Kings network with opportunities to make a difference.

Blessings,

John & Harold

John@Releasing-Kings.com

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Conference in Holland

March 28 – April 5

Harold has made ministry trips to the Netherlands for the last few years. When Releasing Kings came out they wanted to translate the book into their native Dutch language. So It’s natural that this trip have a Marketplace Ministry theme. One of the seminars has a Dutch web site at www.modernekoningen.nl.  Please Keep this trip in prayer. We’re expecting God to do great things on the international scene… Sue and Linda are both going as well.

Here’s the tentative schedule.

March 30th     19.30 hrs. meeting in Anna Palona Church

April 2nd          Releasing Kings / Marketplace  WHOLE day SEMINAR  in Almere

April 3rd.         Ministering in Churches

Morning: Pinkstergemeente Almere with Pastor Ton Verdam

Afternoon: Rafael-gemeenschap with Pastor F. Obdam

April 4th.          Marketplace  Seminar BELGIUM

Progress – Kingly Bio’s are Up

We’ve completed the first round of interviews with Kings.  These are real people that have been blessed by God in the Market Place and have hearts for ministry.  Check it out at http://www.releasing-kings.com/Interviewing-Kings.html.  If you have a success story, we’d like to post it by giving you a web page on our site.

Progress – A Teacher’s Guide

We’ve completed the first version of a study guide that targets those teaching the material in Releasing Kings.  It includes a page of notes on each chapter, all the graphics suitable to make overheads, and a PDF file of the book with the key points highlighted that includes marginal notes, comments, and questions.  This material is available for purchase on the teacher’s guide page of the web.

john@releasing-kings.com

509-308-6873

Friends Tell Friends

Harold and I have both been hesitant to “market” this book… sounds self-serving.  Here’s the “grassroots” reality.  God has given us a great tool to communicate a message that sets people free in an amazing, contagious, life-changing way.  If you haven’t read it – get it.  If you have read it – give it.

http://www.releasing-kings.com/Ordernow.html

We’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback on the newsletter too… get it, give it.  Reloading Seniors was powerful.  Pass the link on.

http://www.releasing-kings.com/Newsletter.html

PS: don’t forget to look at the free reports – show your pastor the article on marketplace ministry from the pastor’s perspective.  You can simply email him this link or print a copy to give him. http://releasing-kings.com/pastors-perspective.html

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You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace at

1-800-308-5837 (or)

http://www.releasing-kings.com/Ordernow.html

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