We developed 7 Spirit Cue Cards as a guide to Father’s Council. The goal is to make it practical and to provide a small taste of the prophetic spirit of prayer that comes from it in ten 5-minute videos. Father, Jesus, and each of the Seven Spirits display a different facet of Yahweh’s heart. We want to be in Father’s Council and converse with each of them. Taste and See is the principle of experiencing the Council and exercising your seer gift.
- Experience – Once you’ve been there, you can’t go back
- Seer Gift – once you see it, you can’t unsee it
Businesspeople are not spiritual Neanderthals whose prayer life sucks; they can be prophetic and apostolic co-laborers with Father. They can build His Kingdom on Earth through their business and participate in a Reformation of Nations. Their staff can be an Ecclesia who build the business and the Kingdom at the same time. Sons say “yes” to being Priests in Heaven and Kings on Earth. We moving from nudges to conversations; from charismatic businesses to Kingdom businesses.
Why got to the council? We’re not pretending to be the most spiritual people on earth who do the most mystical things possible. God is opening a door for business sons to take their seat in heaven (in the council) so they can bring back Father’s purpose. First, they have to see it just the way Jesus did.
Father is longing to gather his Sons and Daughters so he can reveal the purpose of His heart and His longing for reformation in the Nations. At the same time, He is releasing the desires he wrote in our hearts to make it happen. For us, Kingdom on earth feels like dream come true.
Amos 3:7 – Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. NIV
John 5:19-20 – “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these. NIV
John 15:15-17 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. NIV
1 Cor 13:12 – Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. NIV
Ascension works in business – We beta-tested the Kingdom Business Culture Field Guide with Tobe Finch (Happy Day Restaurants). He has a clear purpose for himself and his business on a mind map, a road map of aspirations to fulfill his Kingdom assignment, and a compelling story that makes sense of his past, present, and future. The next step is honoring his 13 store managers and 550 employees with the same cultural phenomenon of Kingdom. It’s a jailbreak from the chaos and works for people, businesses, and nations!
- Want more Scriptural support? Take a look at the Biblical basis for Priestly Leaders
- Practical lessons learned for Court and Council Protocol
The headings to the following paragraphs are linked to the Videos used in the 7 Spirit Cue Cards.
Father – is all about bringing many sons to glory (Heb 2:10-11), so they bring many Nations to Reformation (Mt 28:19-20). He has written His desires in our hearts. He is gathering his family and pulling sons and daughters into their inheritance. Father is all about opening His son’s books and engaging them in His work of bringing Heaven to Earth.
Tobe has a restaurant business with a clear Kingdom purpose (book) for himself, and the business mapped into Aspirations to fulfill his Kingdom assignment. He has a Compelling Story that makes sense of his past, present, and future. We use 1-on-1s in business to help our staff get their Kingdom purpose in writing. Kingdom culture is premised on the momentum of people connecting with what God wrote in their hearts. It’s powerful. That connection is the worship that comes from their work. When the Kingdom seed is planted in hearts, all by itself the soil produces (Mark 4:26-29). We all love doing what God wrote in our hearts, living out the purpose-full story in our book (Ps. 139:15-16). Sons love doing what Father does.
Jesus – is all about setting captives free from hindrance and setbacks. Spiritual warfare is present around opening books and Kingdom business culture. Accusations with roots in our family line are broken in the courts of Heaven. In the Courts of Heaven, we agree with the accusation, nail it to the cross, and trade for decrees that release books. It’s an answer to chaos at its roots.
Holy Spirit – connects us with the living words that proceed from Father’s heart. We come away from the council with specific decrees to implement that purpose on earth. Holy Spirit also imparts a prophetic unction to articulate Father’s purpose and the anointing to make it happen on earth. Businesspeople don’t need to be called prophets, but they do need to be prophetic (Fluent in what Father is saying and doing right now, John 5:19).
Wisdom – Father has a strategy that the spirit of wisdom reveals. The smart way to approach the fulfillment of purpose in our business book that makes our dream come true. She takes our hand and walks us through Father’s purpose; shows us His strategy; lets us in on why. Sons are not servants, happy with mindless obedience. Father wants sons who know the why behind His will and who can show initiative and creativity in co-laboring with Him.
Understanding – is navigating the tactics to implement the strategy behind Father’s purpose. There is always more than one way, and it’s often a conversation with questions and answers where we play a role in offering up ideas. As a result, we come away from the council with how to bring Heaven to Earth in our business.
Counsel – Father is doing many things on many fronts with many people. Our role gets clarity from the spirit of counsel. Staying in our lane, metron, or assignment is a big part of replacing frustration with fruit in our lives. Conversely, most of us underestimate the scope and authority Father has given us as sons. We are joint heirs of God’s Kingdom on earth, bringing Reformation to people, businesses, and Nations. Seeing my role in the context of the big picture is exhilarating.
Might – Sons carry an anointing for valor and exploits. The Spirit of Might opens a door into a courageous anointing that reminds us of David’s mighty men. Understanding Father’s purpose and my role make us dangerous to the devil and powerful in establishing God’s Kingdom on earth. We don’t back down from difficulties; we reign with Father on earth.
Knowledge – The spirit of knowledge alludes to the downloads we get in the council. Our seer gift is activated to see new ideas, new approaches, and innovations. Like our Father, we are designed to be creative; to speak to things that are not as though they are because we have already seen them in Heaven. Knowledge is the spirit behind prophetic leaders who paint where we’re going and what we’re doing.
Fear of the Lord – Once our seer gift is activated, we see books in people, and we can’t help honoring what they carry. The Kingdom is a culture of honor; we are very aware of what Father God carries, and we are in sync with what is written in the books of our brothers and sisters. We can’t help but love them and help them inherit their land because we can see it.