Releasing Kings Newsletter-Kings-Major-on-Life

Kings – Major on Life
March 27, 2005 Hi

I will give you that which is your own

Yesterday I was preparing for our trip to the Netherlands by watching “March Madness” (American Basketball).  Illinois (36-1) was playing Arizona (30-7).  For whatever reason, I was rooting for the favored team with the best record.  However with 4 minutes to go they were behind by 15 and I was about to turn it off.  Their coach (Bruce Weber) pulled them together and told them to look into his eyes.  He said, “We’ve come too far, worked too hard, and lifted too many weights getting ready for this to quit.  Win or lose I want to leave everything on the court and give me 4 minutes of hard work.”  Here’s the quote from the paper the next day, “Illinois made a jaw-dropping final push for the Final Four with a rally that was as electrifying as it was improbable. ‘Just amazing’ Illinois coach Bruce Weber said.”

The psychology of sports is really just an interesting study of the human spirit. What caught my eye at the end of that overtime game was one of the Illinois players was celebrating in front of the cameras by pointing to his tennis shoes which were clearly inscribed with a verse (Isa 40:10) he written on them before the game. I thought it was very prophetic.

9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.  10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isa 41:9-10

Feeling Behind?

Many Kings are feeling “behind” right now. Although their lives represent a winning season, they feel the promise of their heart’s desire is beyond their reach with the game nearly over. The Holy Spirit is “coaching” them with these words, “I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.”

More specifically, the Lord is saying to Kings right now, “I will give you that which is your own.” Many that have been faithful in that which belongs to another are now being given their “own” (Lu 16:10-12). If you put your antenna up, you can feel the promotion of the Lord on Kings in this season. Kings are being entrusted with responsibility, wealth, new opportunities, new ministry in the marketplace, and many doors are beginning to swing open. It’s not a time to draw back – it’s a season to faithfully sow into your vision and maintain a level of expectancy that will fuel your intercession.

Majoring on Life

Herein lies the message of Easter and the redemptive theme of the entire Bible. Kings have a handle on the major theme of scripture; resurrection, life, breakthrough, triumph. We all go through seasons in the wilderness; loss, discipline, suffering, darkness. But, those seasons are the minor emphasis of scripture. For too long our theology has majored on the minor themes of God’s dealings. God is the primary proponent of life… the thief is the primary source of loss and darkness.

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Christians are often more comfortable with testimonies of trials and suffering bearing their cross. God has a different plan. Here’s how your life is scripted.

“Another one of God’s mighty men of valor made a jaw-dropping final push for the Kingdom with a rally that was as electrifying as it was improbable. A great cloud of witnesses danced in the streets of Heaven and gave glory to God as they recounted this amazing victory by one of God’s chosen.”

…much closer to reality and much more theologically correct. Men and women in the power of God’s Spirit get it done. We’re destined to do “greater works.”

15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. Judg 15:15  KJV


John & Harold

PS: We’re in the Netherlands this week!

We’re really excited about a series of meetings on releasing Kings in the Netherlands this week. We are sensing a great release and a strategic open door to Europe for this marketplace ministry message. If the Lord is prompting you to support this event in prayer, we’ve posted a detailed itinerary on the web (upcoming events).

I believe we are about to ride a wave of release. In the coming season there will be great joy in the camp of God’s people over

Kings – In a season of prayer and fasting

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

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 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.


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.

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

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.

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