understanding the wineskin of the kingdom

Understanding The Wineskin of The Kingdom

As the Kingdom of God continues to be taught and preached across the world, there is a piece to the overall theology that remains unfinished. In order to bring the Kingdom of God to the earth, we must have agreement and understanding of what that looks like.

Societal transformation is necessary to achieving this task. However, this in its own right is still a misunderstood concept that carries objectives which need to be aligned in a biblical perspective in order to attain our mandates as sons of God.

How do we do this? By looking at and understanding God's law in relation to the law of the world, by analyzing the true difference between the current state of our world and biblical instruction, and by looking at history to show us where this all began. It is not simply fixed by more revival, but by an ambitious undertaking of unification amongst all the spheres of culture, beginning with the gatekeepers in each realm and by affecting change through them with the proper biblical viewpoint.

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10 Strange Teachings that have Crept into the Church Part 1

Part I As a pastor since 1984, I have seen and heard many “off the wall” and aberrant teachings. Some stick out more than others to me. The following ten teachings are unbalanced and strange teachings that have crept into the church: 1- Double portion services These are church services in which the preacher promises […]


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The Present Falling Away in the Local Church: A Prophetic Word to the Church The church has often been taught about the times of refreshing that come during seasons of revival. The first such time recorded was the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) when 3,000 were saved. In Acts […]


Ten Views that Radically Alter Your Christian Belief

When I was a new Christian I naively thought that everyone read the Bible the same way with virtually one interpretation that all born again Christians would have. One of the biggest shocks I experienced occurred about six months into my walk with God, when I met a fundamentalist Baptist preacher who was trying to […]

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Biblical Standards for Leadership in an Age of Scandal

In an age of evangelicalism that is fraught with scandals we must continually remind and ground ourselves in the biblical criteria for leadership. Otherwise, we will lose all of our credibility within our churches and before the world. In addition, every church’s board of trustees should insist their pastor be accountable to a higher body […]


Twelve Essentials Related to Apostolic Truth

There has been much said in recent years regarding the office of apostle and how they should function. Even mainline Evangelical leaders are using the term “apostolic” to describe certain types of leaders. Consequently I feel the need to put together a brief summary of what I want to call “apostolic truth,” which is a […]


Applying Four Primary Offices of Christ to the Kingdom, Church and Culture

The word of God teaches us that the Lord Jesus Christ stands in several primary offices: Priest, King, Prophet, and Apostle. This can be found in numerous passages but for now we will only cite a few passages. Priest: Hebrews 4:14 King: John 18:36-37; Revelation 19:16 Prophet: Deuteronomy 18:15; Luke 24:19 Apostle: Hebrews 3:1 (only […]

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Summer MMI Report

June USCAL June 13 th National Council Meeting for the United States Council of Apostolic leaders On this day, we had our third annual council meeting with about 50 significant leaders from both the church and marketplace. These individuals play an integral part in helping to move our national coalition forward. The council heard from […]

April / May MMI Report

The past two months have been replete with Kingdom activity! The following is my regular ministry report. April 8th Transforum gathering My dear friend Dennis Peacocke gathered about one hundred fifty leaders from North America together in Dallas to educate and collaborate regarding the creation of City Action Councils. These are councils that would merge […]


February/March 2016

February 2016 New Birth Baptist Church, Atlanta February 8-9th On Sunday, I preached in the NBBC led by Bishop Eddie Long; there were at least 7-8 thousand or more people total attending both services. God gave me great liberty to teach on ” Six steps to Biblical Dominion” in the first service and the “Generational […]

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