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The Purpose of the Insider

The Purpose of the Insider

The Purpose of the Insider

You’re Working for God

God wants an agent. He wants access to that system. He has placed you in this position to intercept, inspire or influence that workplace. There is nothing secular about anything you do. Everything is all sacred in the eyes of God; then, it must be sacred for you too.  

You shift your eyes from your boss or your employer to God. You work for God, not your employer. I am not saying you should bypass or disregard your boss’ authority.  God is the One who has placed these authorities in their positions. You work for God through those authorities. You are always working for God.  

Why are you there?

The Bible reveals to us why there is a need for an “Insider” in the workplace we are in. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus said: “All power is given to me in heaven and in the earth. Go therefore teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, aching them to observe all things whatsoever I’ve told you and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the world.” 

This is the Great Commission. These were Jesus’ last words. When someone is dying, the last words they speak are considered important. Jesus commissioned not only those who were present during that time but only the pastors of the local churches. Jesus commissioned every single believer. Yes, that includes you and me. 

Let us zero in on the last part. Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always even to the end of the world. I am with you always.” Now, why would He say that? Why would He say, “I am with you always? Go into the world, I am with you.” This reveals to us a secret 

 The Insider: 

You are Bringing Jesus Where You Are

Here it is. This is what Jesus is saying. “Wherever you go, I go, and where you are, there I am.” In today’s context, it is like Jesus is saying, “Bus driver, wherever you go, I go, and wherever you are, there I am.”  

Because you are the bus driver, you actually brought Christ into the bus, and also you are a teacher, you actually brought Christ into the classroom. As you work as a doctor, you actually brought Christ into the operating room and the surgery. Because you are a hairdresser, you actually brought Christ into the salon. You bring Christ wherever you go. Jesus was clear about this when he said, “Wherever you go, I go, and wherever you are, there I am.”  

We have always exerted effort to find out where God is. We ask God where we can meet Him. But the answer is plain and simple. He is where we are. God is interested in where you are. Some people are specifically called to go into the nations. The Great Commission is not reserved for them. The Great Commission is for everyone who calls Jesus Lord and Savior. 

 

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The Purpose of the Insider

Kingdom

Principles in Kingdom Building

Rev. Michael A. Milton of Faith for Living ministry in North Carolina compared the impact of the minor things we do in God’s Kingdom to the Parable of the Mustard Seed teaching of Jesus Christ. Rev. Milton wrote two principles on kingdom growth.

1st Principle: The Kingdom of God is Invisible to the Physical Eye

The first principle is, The Kingdom of God is often imperceptible by sight but staggering in cosmic potential. He quoted the testimony of Benjamin Franklin saying, “Church planting is just one evangelist on fire with a vision of the kingdom of God that has come into his own life, and, now, into this community. Others come to see this marvel, and some of them begin to catch on fire, too. Thus, the Church spreads.” Rev. Milton emphasized that there is no secret to the revival of a church or a denomination. It is only by seeing with eyes of faith the truth of the kingdom of God that the invisible is filled with power.  

2nd Principle: The Kingdom of God has Transforming Power

The second principle is, The Kingdom of God is often insignificant in influence but abounding in transforming power. Rev. Milton pointed out that there is not much about the mustard seed, thus making it negligible. But, as we ask the birds of the air that make their nests in that tree, it will no longer be insignificant. No ministry or small group activity is unimportant, for things are often upside down in the Kingdom of God. We should not look at the impact of the Church in the same way we look upon a business. Those who are most important may not be the significant ones. There are some mustard seeds that we cannot see, but they are already at work.

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The DNA of the Small Groups

The DNA of the Small Groups:

Instead of asking for new small group strategies that are working well, a discipleship pastor or leader should first determine the DNA of the small groups in their church.

Rather than going for effective discipleship curriculums, a pastor or any leader must be first grounded. Pastors must align themselves to God’s calling for their church’s small groups.  

Small group leaders take shortcuts to successful small groups, and they copy and apply another church’s model for discipleship. The problem with this is that they do not take into account their own church’s unique fundamentals.

Every church is different, and this is okay. We should celebrate this difference since other churches can do different things to reach different people.

The discipleship system of simplicity is firmly grounded with the basics and the fundamentals of discipleship.

Sometimes, even the most basic question, “What is a Disciple?” becomes a complicated question to answer. It’s about creating a simple, duplicable discipleship pathway for the church community. 

In whatever language we have, discipleship remains the core designated task for the church, as we call it the Great Commission.  

And Jesus came and said to them,

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Personal & Relational

A Personal Invite

Discipleship must first and foremost begin with an acceptance to a personal invitation to a life with Jesus. It is this simple. One cannot say he is a disciple of Jesus without having an intimate relationship with him. Discipleship must have an element of life on life. People are nurtured in relationships, not in the transference of knowledge or any content. Moreover, Stevenson enumerated vital principles that influence effective discipleship in the 21st Century.  

Aside from being relational, discipleship must also be biblical, applicable, accountable, and reproducible. The word of God should remain to be the central basis for making disciples. There is no better way to follow Jesus than to read about who he was, how he thought, and what he did. Discipleship must bring impact to others. If not, then it is merely a religious practice. Discipleship also holds the followers of Christ accountable to a life of faith in their daily lives. Lastly, genuine discipleship can only happen when disciples make disciples. It’s a multiplication process.

Movement across generations

In the article “Twenty-first Century Discipleship: A Biblical Theology for Changing Times,” written by Dr. Michael J. Wilkins, he described the changing waves of discipleship across different eras. Like the ocean waves, he noted that the waves of church movements that impact us today are usually generated by far away and long ago.

And, to ride them effectively, we need to know as much as possible about the forces that have brought them about and how they impact us today. Moreover, Dr. Wilkins noted that discipleship is not a recent or unique phenomenon. More than 2,000 years ago,  Jesus Christ entered human history and called out to men and women, “Follow Me!”  

Just like what Phil Stevenson has emphasized, Dr. Wilkins considers discipleship as one that originates with a gracious call from Jesus to enter into an intimate relationship with Him. It begins with intentional evangelism that challenges people to count the cost of accepting Jesus’ call to life in the kingdom of God. Across forces and times, discipleship is simply living in this world with Jesus Christ. It’s about conforming to his image through the Holy Spirit’s power. Moreover, it would help if you allowed yourself to be nurtured by a community of believers. You also need to fulfill your purpose to make disciples.

Moreover, Dr. Wilkins considers other essentials of discipleship in the present Century aside from being generated by Jesus. The Holy Spirit initiated and empowered people for discipleship. God’s Word continually guides. They are also nurtured in communities of faith. Christians must carry it out by sojourning in our everyday, watching world.

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Just Go For It

Josh 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”Have you ever gone for something with all of your heart, started creating things for your life and then felt doubtful about it? All of a sudden you feel uncertain of what you’re doing and you start thinking twice about the decision that you made.

You are know doubtful about something you were so certain of! How is this possible? God has plans for you and these are plans that do not intend to harm you but give you hope and a future. When you are assigned to do something by God, then you go for it whole heartedly. Of course it is inevitable for you to feel a little discouraged and doubtful at times, but God has commanded you to be strong and courageous.

When you receive your written prophecy, you will realize that there’s nothing to be afraid of when you have God by your side. Let the prophet help you in fulfilling these things assigned by God in your life. Speak to a prophet today and see how God speaks to you. Discover His prophetic destiny for your life and start accomplishing it with courage and strength!

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The Prophet as God’s Instrument

God's instrumentThe word “prophets” has been mentioned 8 times in the final end- time event in the book of Revelation. Prophets were used by God to move His people and bring repentance, reformation, and restoration. Prophets are also described as “channels of Spiritual revelations”. They also serve as the instruments of God to execute judgment among nations in the future (Revelation 11:3-6, NIV).

Over the ages, God has made His self and His message revealed to the nations through the prophets. All throughout the bible, prophets have been present to voice out God’s word and to bring God’s people to repentance and revival. Among the many prophets in the bible, there are eleven famous prophets tested to have their perspectives aligned to that of God. They serve a specific purpose here on earth, one of which is to reveal your purpose specifically designed by God.

What’s amazing about it, is that you can talk to a prophet today and get your free written prophecy. It is a blessing that you can have your prophetic reading at this very moment. Have the prophet reveal God’s purpose for you today.

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God’s Plans

God's plan

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”

Isn’t it comforting to know that that God knows every thought and plans that we have for our lives? The fact that He doesn’t want us to be harmed and is willing to protect us is such a great revelation from scripture.

When you receive your written prophecy, God’s plans and everything that He has designed for your life will be revealed to you. From the littlest things that you’ve been struggling with to the hug decisions that you have to make in your life, He has the answers to all it. All He asks from you is your undivided attention and faith. As long as you trust in Him enough with your whole life, then He will take care of the rest.

Try speaking to a prophet and asking him questions. He will speak God’s words and reveal the things that you need to know. Struggling with a big decision? The prophet has answers. Having trouble at home or at work? The prophet can guide you with these things through the scripture.

Speak to a prophet today and start receiving the plans that God has for you. It’s just waiting for you.

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Adding Flavor To The World

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16

Salt gives flavor to any dish. It is used to marinate food, give a little kick to meals and balance out the taste in the dish. So why did God tell us that we are the salt of the earth? Because we should be adding flavor into this bland world. We were made in order to give life to others. If we do not do this, then we lose our purpose. We’re merely adding blandness to this already tasteless world that we’re living in.

God made us in order to be the light of the world. This is our purpose. Of course when you think about it, how on earth are you supposed to give light to this world? Simple, when you have God in you, you have His power and that power will allow you to share the light to those who are in need of direction. This is the power of prophecy. Prophecies can give direction and guidance not only to you but to those you love.

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Breaking the Rules

”How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:9-11

Rules are everywhere. We’ve followed them in school since kindergarten and still follow them at home. Rules are made to maintain order in organizations and communities. Of course not all of us are able to abide by them. It is human nature to break the rules sometimes because we get a thrill out of it. But just like there are rules everywhere we go, there are also rules in life. And these are God’s rules.

Most Christians struggle abiding by God’s rules and obeying His commands. This is mainly because their hearts aren’t set on obeying it in the first place. What are the things that you should do in order to keep your heart pure and follow God’s commands? First you need to know why you disobey and what your weak points are. You will know this by getting your prophecy read to you.

Your prophecy will determine your strengths and weaknesses. By knowing these things, you are able to correct your weaknesses and focus on your strengths. The power of prophecy also deepens your relationship with God. The deeper it gets, the more difficult it is to stray away from Him.

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Doing the Work of God

”For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

You and I were created for a reason. Everyone on earth was created for a reason, because we were all made in God’s image and likeness. He gave us detailed assignments on earth before were even born. The only problem is, we’ve forgotten this assignment. But what’s great is that the Bible will always remind us of our purpose. It has detailed verses, reminding us of the things we should be accomplishing in this world.

Let us remember that we are God’s workmanship, created to do good works. What are these good works? That’s where the power of prophecy comes in. Since God gave us specific assignments, we need to rediscover what this assignment is. Knowing your prophecy will not only reveal your purpose on earth but also give you everything you’ll need in order to accomplish it. How amazing is that? You will be fully equipped in fulfilling God’s prophetic words.

Maybe you were supposed to be working for the church, or maybe God wants you to be the boss of your company in the future. You’ll never find out unless you start reading your written prophecy.  God has already prepared all these things in advance. He has paved the way for you, all you have to do is walk in the right path and fulfill it.

God is More than Enough

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

Being content in this world, especially in this time and age is very difficult. Why? Because there’s always something new, better, innovative that’s being made. It makes you want the next thing, and the next, and the next. It never ends. We live in a time that even kids know what kind of gadget they want and everything is all about material possessions. Do you feel like you have to keep up?

While being ‘in the know’ with everything that’s going on in technology will help you keep up with the times, you have to realize that you do not need all these things. If you feel bad that you are not able to purchase the latest Prada or Gucci bag, or the newest gadget from Apple, you shouldn’t.  God has already provided everything you need in life.

The very fact that you are reading this right now means that you have more than enough. Do you want to be satisfied with life? You can speak to a prophet and realize the many gifts God has already bestowed upon you. Your written prophecy will enlighten and make you feel content about what you have now. As long as you have God, you do not need anything else.

Read God’s prophetic Words and discover the art of being satisfied with God’s love. You already have the privilege of being able to get your prophecy for free, speak to a prophet today.