Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Releasing the Kingdom

Tonight Sheryl and I started our Sozo class for the members of the church.  Our heart is to empower as many people as we can to release the Kingdom through healing wounds and lies.  When we decided to have this class, we would have been happy to have 20 – 30 people, but we were amazed when 60 signed up for the class and even more amazed when 70 showed up tonight.  We were packed in the room that we had, but it was a great night.  Holy Spirit showed up and we were able to teach under the anointing.  It’s always better when it’s not up to me.  Sheryl did a great job too.  Then we ended with impartation and a “fire tunnel”. 

It’s all about “the one”.  If we go after “the one” we will wind up getting them all.  Jesus left the 99 to go after the 1.  Kingdom transformation is always about the one.  We can’t give away what we don’t have, so first it’s about us.  But then it’s about the next one and the one after that.  It’s not about “notches on your belt”.  It’s about relationships and sharing relationships.  If we really want to spread the Kingdom, then we have to learn to love people like Jesus loved.  We normally have a hard time with that.  Our idea is to clean people up and then love them.  Jesus loved them first, and then they wanted to clean up.

Zacchaeus is a prime example.   A tax collector was one of the most despised people of his day.  Yet Jesus went to his house for dinner.  It was only after that encounter with Jesus that he gave back everything he had stolen.  Jesus didn’t demand it, but because of Jesus’ love everything changed.  That’s an excellent example for us.   We need to be willing to love and accept people where they are and love them into the Kingdom.  Once they encounter Jesus and get into relationship with Him, they will want to change. 

So the idea of training 70+ people how to bring freedom to individuals really excites me.  In the Kingdom of God, it’s not about addition, but multiplication.  Tonight we began a great time of multiplication.  It was fun, and it’s only going to get better.

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