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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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15 Contrasts Between Common and Special Grace

To read the first part of this teaching “Understanding Common and Special Grace” please click this link. PART II 1-Common grace blesses all men/Special grace saves only some men As we have seen in part I of this article, in the created order, God bestows His love, mercy, grace and goodness to every creature through […]

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As the persecution of the Bible-believing church becomes more intense, there will be a greater manifestation of what I am referring to in this article as the “remnant church.” By remnant church, I am referring to the surviving vestige of the body of Christ that remains true to biblical principles in spite of cultural opposition. […]

Understanding Common and Special Grace

Part I One of the greatest conceptual and theological discoveries I have ever made was when I realized the difference between “common grace” and “special” or saving grace. By common grace I am referring to the fact that God uses and blesses unbelievers, not just His children, to fulfill His purpose in this world. This is why […]

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Contrasts between the Apostolic Church and the Contemporary Church

There has been a movement the past four decades amongst various segments of the body of Christ towards embracing the way of Jesus and the apostles as found in the first century church. Extensive writing has been done in this regard by Jeff Reed, the founder of BILD International (www.bild.org) who has given his life […]

11 Effective Principles for Making Disciples

In the New Testament, the word ” disciple” was used to describe Christ’s followers much more than the word “Christian.” Jesus commanded the church to make disciples, not just evangelize the lost (Matthew 28:19). In spite of this lopsided focus, discipleship is not always the norm in the contemporary church. The following eleven indispensable principles are things […]

6 Contrasts Between An Individualistic and a Corporate Mindset In the Kingdom

There is a strong individualistic mindset in North America and beyond. While this has many good qualities (which is not the subject of this article ) it also goes against the Hebraic corporate mindset of the scriptures. This has caused preaching, teaching and theology to impose views on the biblical text that is not in […]

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September -December 2016

Because of my robust schedule, I actually forgot to write a report for the last several months! As a result, this brief snapshot will include the last three months. Of course, these reports never include my local ministry in NYC, hours of mentoring and writing …… just mainly my extra local conferences and events. September […]

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 […]



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