A relationship with God is essential to living a prophetic lifestyle. We must always be looking to God to see what He is saying about our circumstances. Instead of complaining about our circumstances, we should be prophesying into them.
This is part 1 of a series about King David, and what we can learn from his life and the lives of his men. In this part, Kris shares about covenant. Jonathan and David are a healthy example of a covenant relationship.
A false prophet is someone who has a bad heart, not bad doctrine or a bad word.
The church was born in a covenant, not a convention. People are meant to be "born again" into a family. The goal isn't just to get a lot of people to "make a decision," but to have a covenant community. Weddings are wonderful, but the goal is to have a great marriage.
In the church, the most powerful weapons have gone undeployed. The devil is afraid of women. That's why she's still oppressed over 2,000 years after Jesus set humanity free. This is largely due to misunderstanding of a few Scriptures in the New Testament. What will happen when billions of women take their rightful place on the planet?
We need to love and care for our entire being, not just our spirits. We are meant to be lead by the spirit, but that doesn't mean the soul and body are bad-- it means our spirit is to lead them. If we are new creations in Christ, our entire being is good, and we need to learn how to manage it to be well.
Kris reviews some elementary principles of the Kingdom and focuses on the foundation of honor, supporting leaders, knowing your identity as a son/daughter of the King and remaining humble before the Lord. Jesus never said "Go out and make Christians" He said "Go out and make disciples". There is an element of discipline that comes from the honor of serving the Lord.
Apostles are fathers and they are like master builders who receive a mission (blueprint) from heaven. When we are in submission to the mission, we get authority through being commissioned.
The goal of the five fold ministry is to equip the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, for the building up of itself in love. Unity isn't conformity, but the celebration of diversity.