TRANSFORMING PEOPLE, TRANSFORMING LIVES
Welcome to Kingdom Market Place Academy (KMA),
We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our website! We welcome you, and pray that the word of God is delivered from this ministry and becomes a testimony that you can share with your family, friends, and people in your community! Connect now and experience the unfailing grace of God.
We also wanted to let you know that ministry isn’t restricted to an elite few, all believers have been called to share the gospel and make disciples. For those of us who spend most of our lives at work, God has called us to carry out His mission from our office desk, board rooms, lunch tables, and work areas. Join us to learn how you can let your work be your worship!
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Minster Diane Mosby
A school of KINGDOM education – God is our Hope.
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Special thanks to our umbrella organization, LAMP Life Centered Ministries for entrusting me to birth Kingdom Marketplace Academy. I am truly grateful for your leadership!
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17
Minister Diane Mosby
A school of KINGDOM education – God is our hope.
God Needs Us to Reach the World – Together
Partnership with KingdomMarketPlaceAcademy. Kingdom Believers Academy is about more than just giving to a ministry. It's a covenant and a joining together in faith, and it's being a part of something bigger than yourself. Partnership allows you to reach far beyond your personal sphere of influence, so that you are impacting people all over the world. Just like God called people alongside Jesus and the Apostle Paul to reach the world with the good news, God calls people alongside modern-day ministries, so as many people as possible can know about overwhelming victory and blessing they can have in Jesus.
When you partner with KingdomMarketPlaceAcademy , Kingdom Believer's Academy. not only are you joining with us – and the tens of thousands of other Partners worldwide – but we all are joining with you! When we all stand together in partnership, our individual anointings, giftings and missions combine and become one. Suddenly, your ministry isn't restricted to just your family, friends and neighborhood – It's expanded to the entire world. Every life that's touched is a life we reach together!
What Makes You A KMA Partner?
Partners are individuals, families, businesses and churches who faithfully and periodically sow some level of financial support, in addition to prayer, into KingdomMarketPlaceAcademy . Your Partner gift enables KMA to carry out its global mission. Together, through such Partnership, you share in the rewards for every soul won, every person healed, and every life changed.
"Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account." – Philippians 4:17
"For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike." – I Samuel 30:24 (NAS)
Be a blessing to us today through your partnership.
GOD IS PREPARING YOU SO YOU CAN HELP SOMEBODY ELSE!!
GOD IS PREPARING YOU SO YOU CAN HELP SOMEBODY ELSE!!
God Needs Us to Reach the World – Together, partnership with Kingdom Marketplace Academy. Kingdom Believers Academy is about more than just giving to a ministry. It's a covenant, a joining together in faith, and it's being a part of something bigger than yourself. Partnership allows you to reach far beyond your personal sphere of influence, so that you are impacting people all over the world. Just like God called people alongside Jesus and the Apostle Paul to reach the world with the good news, God calls people alongside modern-day ministries, so that as many people as possible can know about overwhelming victory and blessings they can have in Jesus.
When you partner with Kingdom Marketplace Academy/Kingdom Believer's Academy not only are you joining with us – and the tens of thousands of other Partners worldwide – but we all are joining with you! When we all stand together in partnership, our individual anointings, giftings and missions combine and become one. Suddenly, your ministry isn't restricted to just your family, friends and neighborhoods – It's expanded to the entire world. Every life that's touched is a life we reach together!
What Makes You A KMA Partner?
Partners are individuals, families, businesses and churches who faithfully and periodically sow some level of financial support and prayer into Kingdom Marketplace Academy . Your Partner gift enables KMA to carry out its global mission. Together, through such Partnership, you share in the rewards for every soul won, every person healed, and every life changed.
"Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account." – Philippians 4:17
"For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike." – I Samuel 30:24 (NAS)
7 MOUNTAINS OF CULTURE
Be A Change Agent
Kingdom Marketplace Academy is a movement that is being used to empower people to thrive and succeed in the mountains of culture where people live and work. These mountains represent seven key areas that form society: Business, Family, Education, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Government, and Religion, which we call the seven mountains of culture.
From the beginning of God’s creation of the earth and of man; God’s original intent was for men to rule and reign on earth; to take dominion. Essentially, the intent was not to survive in the world but to be a change agent of good. We believe doing things God’s way yields the greatest results while having lasting impact for future generations.
Whether you are called to work in business, government, media, arts & entertainment, education, or desire to thrive in your family, and in your walk with the Lord, a KMA mutual partnership will bring fresh perspective, strategies for success and wisdom of best practices in an ever-changing world. One “nugget” of wisdom from God can shift your life, business, or industry into great success. We believe the secret to enduring success is “doing it” God’s way and the reason God gives us success is so that we can be a blessing to others. Blessed to be a Blessing!
We believe in this moment called life you are called to be an influencer for good and to use your talents, skill sets, resources, creativity, work ethic and knowledge to transform society by reaching success at the highest levels, all for the Glory of God. KMA is committed to a mutual partnership with you to do just that! A mutual partnership with KMA is the catalyst that will help you discover and build upon those good plans. God is for you and for your success and so are we at KMA!
“God has good plans for you, plans to prosper you and to give you future success.” Jeremiah 29:11.
Partner with us through prayer, teaching (education), and giving.
Minister Diane Mosby
A school of KINGDOM education – God is our hope.
Giving is an expression of our love and trust in God. It is not a requirement, just an opportunity to honor Him. Aside from the supernatural results, we will see in our own lives, we will also see lives changed around the world as we minister the Gospel. Be confident that when you give a seed into this ministry, it is sown in good ground and produces much fruit. Thank you for your support and partnership with Lamp Life Centered Ministries and Kingdom Marketplace Academy.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SONSHIP
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Where it says, gave he power, that is a work of birthing in the spirit and a work of the Holy Spirit through the word of God and your faith believing that Gods son Jesus paid the price for you to become a son of God.
In 1 John it says, we should be as he is, so shall we be in this world, that is not going to happen unless we connect John 1:12 and Romans 8:14, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. That sonship comes with a responsibility but it also comes with an inheritance. That inheritance can’t be unlocked unless it’s unlocked in the spirit world by faith and knowing how to be led by the Holy Spirit.
In Galatians 4:1-7, it tells us as long as we are a child and have not understood sonship in the spirit that our inheritance cannot be received. I ask you to meditate John 1:12, it bespeaks 2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Recognize that as a born again believer we are talking about the spirit world, being led by the spirit, fed by the spirit, the gifts and fruit of the spirit, and ministering spirits, which are angels. All of those are to our beckoning if we know how to be a real son.
Think about this in the spirit and that you are a son or daughter of God. You have an inheritance but it’s not automatic. It has to be accessed by faith, by the Word becoming a live word in your heart, spirit, and life, and accessed by the Holy Spirit being the spirit of truth. Being a church member does not determine your sonship, your sonship is in the spirit realm growing and developing in the spirit that you can walk in this earth realm by faith as a son of God and knowing your rights as a son of God. Today I speak on you those rights as sons of God we must rise up and manifest and demonstrate the goodness of God in this life that others might see the gospel in action!
We exist to help people encounter Jesus…
Jesus is the most dynamic, powerful, life changing person who ever lived. We believe that when we worship, pray, share the truths of the Bible, or just gather together in His Name, we create a space where people can encounter Him in genuine, tangible ways and see amazing things happen in their lives. Whether it is someone meeting Jesus for the first time or having known Him for years, our lives are always changed by His presence.
Where Can I Serve?
“USE YOUR GOD-GIVEN TALENTS TO SERVE OTHERS.” 1 Peter 4:10 One of the most important values of KMA is SERVING. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation to fulfill the Great Commission of making disciples. At KMA members are involved in a variety of ministries from being a friendly smile in our parking lot, to packing weekly groceries to the community, to sending hand written cards to our members on their special days.
We believe that living in community is an essential part of the life of a Jesus-Follower. KMA Communities are the primary avenue for us to engage in relationships that help us to become more like Jesus. KMA is open to members and non-members and we encourage everyone attending KMA to experience community in a KMA Community.
A capacity to reach the nations with our TV program which lasted from April 27. 2020 to February 2021. Also starting Aril 27,2020 we will be broadcasting on Now Network at 7.00 am Eastern Time on each Monday we will be reaching people with the gospel of the kingdom.
Living In Community
Investing In Growth
Finding Your Purpose
Embracing the Great Commission
We want to do less me-centered living and more God-centered living. When God becomes the radiant center of our lives, we begin to do more than merely exist—we begin to live as God has designed us to live. Don’t let anyone fool you; living for God is costly. At times, it means trusting Him when life makes zero sense. At other times, it means letting go of our own personal desires in order to experience what He desires for us.
At KMA, we believe it’s worth the effort to pursue at all costs a passionate God-centered life. There is simply nothing more rewarding than living for the One who sent His Son to die for us. It’s quite the paradox, but Jesus died for us so that we might live for Him. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). We want everyone to experience the LIFE that Jesus came to give us and the key is to pursue at all costs a passionate God-centered LIFE! To do that, we have to pursue the one who came to pursue us (Luke 19:10).
We would love for you to join us as together, we pursue at all cost, a passionate God-centered life.
Classes are open to all ages and you don't need to be a church member to attend. Through KMA we offer courses on topics such as financial management, apologetics, marriage, verse-by-verse book studies and much more. The Fall 2019 KMA is now available.
WHERE DOES KMA MEET?
KMA meets in various classrooms throughout our church building every FRIDAY.
WHEN DOES KMA MEET?
Most classes are offered at 1:00 pm eastern time on zoom. If you're interested contact us by sending a message up top.
HOW TO CONNECT:
We hold pre-enrollment one month prior to the start of each class and that guarantees a seat. If seats remain, you may attend a class on a first-come-first-served basis from week to week as long as there is available space. Questions? Contact KMA Director DIANE MOSBY AT KMAPLACE1950@GMAIL.COM OR 502 552 6392.
Are You Doing These 5 Things to Help Build the Kingdom of God?
It’s our duty as a Christian and disciple of Jesus to help in building the Holy Kingdom of God. It may sound like a huge task, but it’s easier than you think.
You can help build the Kingdom by following key principles in your home, personal life, workplace, community, and church. That’s what I’m going to share with you today.
1. Building the Kingdom of God at Home
First, you should build the kingdom at home. You need to become kingdom minded to do this. This happens by renewing your mind.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and the perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2
You have to be the godly, kingdom-minded example within your home because wherever you lead, your family will follow.
Being Kingdom minded will lead to Biblical guidance and Kingdom actions.
2. Building the Kingdom of God in Your Personal Life
Second, you should build the kingdom in your personal life by being a holy example to your friends. This won’t always be easy because sometimes you’ll need to remove some people from your life.
Some people are meant to only be a part of your life for a season. The most important thing is that you need to keep Christ-minded/kingdom-minded people in your immediate circle of friends because they have a huge impact on who you become.
Remember, if you have a fruit basket filled with apples, the rotten apples make the good ones go bad.
3. Building the Kingdom of God at Work
Third, you are a light for Christ at work and your actions need to reflect that. That doesn’t mean that you have to speak about Christianity or religion at work or force the Bible on people.
However, your co-workers and supervisors should be able to see Christ in you! You should be a shining example of Christ at work and stand out from the rest of the crowd.
It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. It’s not who you are, it’s Christ within you. Tweet
4. Building the Kingdom of God in Your Community
Fourth, you can build the kingdom in your community. You can do so by meeting a need in the community either directly or indirectly.
One thing you can pray about is creating a non-profit organization to accomplish something that God has placed on your heart.
If that’s not your thing, you can give to a charity or volunteer at a community center in an indirect effort.
No matter which way you choose to meet a community need, do something to improve your environment. It’s a great way to be a light wherever you are.
5. Building the Kingdom of God at Church
Fifth, you should build the kingdom at your church. You can create and/or teach classes based on Scripture and biblical principles.
Another idea is that you can become a greeter. By doing so you’ll be sharing your talents with the church as you should find your place within the body of Christ.
You need to take a higher position than being a non-serving member of your church. God has called us all to serve his holy Kingdom in some way.
In conclusion, we all have to do our part in building the holy kingdom. There are many areas where this can be done. You can make a difference in someone else’s life.
We are called to be disciples of Jesus which means that we need to bring others to Him. A wise pastor once said, “When you get to heaven, who can you say you helped get there?”
Some of the topics that we study are: Who You are in Christ, the Holy Spirit and You, Financial Freedom and Healing are just a few. Remember, get help where you need it most.
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ. You said in Your Word that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13) Father, I am calling on Jesus right now. I believe He died on the cross for my sins, that He was raised from the dead on the third day, and He's alive right now. Lord Jesus, I am asking You now, come into my heart. Live Your life in me and through me. I repent of my sins and surrender myself totally and completely to You. Heavenly Father, by faith I now confess Jesus Christ as my new Lord and from this day forward, I dedicate my life to serving Him.
"Whoever says to this mountain, "Be removed and be cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." (Mark 11:23-24)
WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” - Colossians 2:9-10
One of the things that blinds people to a true understanding of righteousness is confusion about how we become right in the sight of God. It is commonly thought that our actions are the determining factor in God’s judgment of our righteousness, that’s not true. There is a relationship between our actions and our right standing with God, but a right relationship with God produces actions, not the other way around. That is to say, we are not made righteous by what we do.
Righteousness is a gift that comes from the Lord to those who accept what Jesus has done for them by faith (Rom. 5:17-18). The gift of salvation produces a changed heart that, in turn, changes our actions. Actions cannot change our hearts. It’s the heart of man that God looks upon (1 Sam. 16:7), and we must be righteous in our hearts to truly worship God (John 4:24).
THE HOLY SPIRIT & YOU
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” - John 3:5
The devil’s favorite tool, religion, has done a great job of convincing the body of Christ that the Holy Spirit is the source of negative feelings. He has believers convinced it’s the Holy Spirit showing them they are unworthy and have to “clean up their acts” if they ever want to receive from the Lord.
The truth is, it’s your heart or, more specifically, your conscience that is condemning you, not God. That is not the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is never the source of any of your guilt or condemnation. He is not the One that makes you feel bad when you sin.
Your conscience is the part of you that condemns you. And if you are feeling unworthy it’s almost impossible to receive from God.
First John 3:19-21 says,
“And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.”
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” - II Corinthians 9:8
We need to know what Scripture says about prosperity.
First Chronicles 29:12 says, "Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all."
The Lord said those who trust in Him would not lack any good thing (Ps. 34:10). Trusting in yourself or this world’s system is a recipe for disaster. It’s not in man to direct his own steps (Jer. 10:23). There’s a better way, and that’s God’s way.
But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swears unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:18 "God is the One who gives us power to get wealth. Notice He doesn’t give us wealth directly. He gives us the power, or ability, to get wealth. Whether you realize it or not, God is the source of your prosperity. You might say, “But I worked for this money. God didn’t give this to me. I earned it.”
"For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;” - Jeremiah 30:17
Jesus isn’t healing people today—healing was given 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem when He took those stripes on His back. He hasn’t, and won’t, receive any more stripes. People today only receive through faith what has already been accomplished by Jesus thousands of years ago.
The Scriptures doesn’t tell us to pray for the sick, in the sense that we are powerless to minister healing to them. It’s just the opposite: Jesus told US to HEAL the sick (Matt. 10:1, 8; Luke 9:1, and 10:9). There’s a big difference between asking the Lord to heal people and healing them. It isn’t God’s will for anyone to perish
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Second Peter 3:9
That’s as plain as the Scripture can make it. It is not God’s WILL for anyone to perish, but they do. In fact, Jesus said more people would enter through the broad gate unto destruction than enter through the narrow gate unto life (Matt. 7:13-14). God doesn’t force salvation on people.
“Go where no one else will go and do what no one else will do”
‑Kingdom Marketplace Academy mandate
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU AND I DECIDE IT’S TIME TO GO WHERE NO ONE ELSE WILL GO AND DO WHAT NO ONE ELSE WILL DO? TO GO TO THE FATHERLESS, THE WIDOWED, THE STRANGER, THE UNHEARD, THE UNSEEN, TO THOSE OVERSEAS AND THOSE ACROSS OUR STREETS, TO OUR BROTHER, TO OUR SISTER? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SHARE LOVE AND OUR CHRIST?
Kingdom MarketPlace Academy is equipping all ages to discover their identity and activate purpose for local and global impact. We are transforming lives to change the world through education. KMA in the workplace to connect people in the marketplace to God, in a manner that will lead to transformed lives, transformed families, transformed cities, transformed businesses, and transformed nations.
We teach you how to create a lifestyle of being led by God in the workplace, by completing courses such as Kingdom Believers Academy via Zoom.
God has a dream for individuals, families, communities, and industries and it requires sons and daughters in the marketplace who are discovering and aligning with their assignments.
To take the uncompromised Word of God to the whole world, starting with the major cities of our nation. To fully preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to every creature, breaking the power of the devil, and setting the captives free.
Everyone needs friends and family; everyone needs a church to call “home.” WE ARE THAT KIND OF CHURCH!! We are a family of believers who impact our world as we learn God’s Word, grow together, and love one another. Our mission is to take a group of people and disciple them intensely in the Word of God, teach them an uncommon faith and help them stand victoriously in life. You will see these threads throughout our church services, classes, groups, and relationships. This also impacts our core values at Lamp Life Centered Ministries & Kingdom Marketplace Academy.
Our Core Values:
We put the Word of God first place.
We live by faith.
We walk in love.
We pray about everything.
We honor God with our giving and are led by the Holy Spirit. We hope you will be a guest at one of our services and see if Lamp Life Centered Ministries is “home” for you and your family.
"WE'RE REACHING ALL CULTURES TO TRANSFORM THEM TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD" – Lamp Life Centered Ministries
What is Marketplace ministry?
One website defined marketplace ministry as, “The directing of evangelism and other Christian activities toward the secular marketplace.” I think the simplest definition is to be a disciple and witness for Christ and through your work or business. A similar approach is having the attitude of being a full-time minister in the workplace.
In a recent post, one of my readers sent me a comment that said my description of a Christian business sounded just like a description of the daily life of a normal Christian. I told him he was right…taking your faith to work should look exactly like what you do with your faith when you are in church or trying to reach others for Jesus outside of work. Location is the only difference.
Why Is It Critical?
Folks, there are many reasons why marketplace ministry is critical. First, in the secular marketplace, most of the people you work with are lost and need Jesus. You will interact with many who will never enter the door of a church. Because they are on their own turf in the marketplace, they are relaxed and not spiritually on guard like they would be if you forced them into a church setting.
Not only are your coworkers more comfortable, but due to your relationship with them, you can have more influence on them than your pastor can. They trust you. They feel it is his “job” to push them toward God. With you, it is different in their eyes.
My prayer is that you recognize where God has placed you in work & business and what He expects as a result of your efforts there. He is not going to grade you on your work & business success as the world does. Instead, God is looking for the eternal impact you will have as a Christian business owner or worker.
Commit right now to run your work & business with an eternal perspective. Commit to making an eternal impact on everyone you meet through your work & business dealings. Commit that you will no longer attempt to separate your work & business life from your spiritual life – instead acknowledging they are one and the same!
LAMP Life Centered Ministries - SERVICE TIMES
5 PM – Healing Ministry with Minister Sheila Turner
7 PM – KMA (ZOOM) with
Minister Diane Mosby
7 PM - Bible Study with
Pastor Jimmy Williamson
Bible Study 11 AM
Beecher Terrace Senior Living
450 S Roy Wilkins Ave
3rd Floor With
Minister Diane Mosby
10 AM – Sunday School with Brother Leo Carson &
Minister Diane Mosby
11 AM – Come worship with us!
The marketplace – the combination of business, education and government – is to a metropolis what the heart is to the human body. Through these three arteries flows the life of a city. A city cannot exist without a marketplace in the same fashion that a body cannot live without a heart. Through ages, cultures around the world have fashioned their own versions of the marketplace, but they always included these seven basic components that were found around the downtown area in my hometown: business, education and government media religion, family. The Marketplace and the Early Church Christians made the marketplace the focal point of their ministry because their occupations regularly took them there. As they conducted business, it was natural for them to present the gospel to the people they encountered. Marketplace people played a vital role in the emergence, establishment, and expansion of the Early Church – in fact, most of Jesus’ followers remained in full-time business while simultaneously conducting full-time ministry. This was possible because they saw the marketplace as their parish and their business as a pulpit. To them witnessing was not an occasional activity but a lifestyle. The book of Acts unfolds the story of believers who did more than tell people about Jesus in the marketplace. They also witnessed a steady stream of signs and wonders. In fact, only one of the 40 extraordinary manifestations of God’s power recorded in Acts happened in a religious venue: the healing of the lame man at the temple gate called Beautiful (see Acts 3:1-11). Most of these spiritual wonders were facilitated by people such as Paul, Priscilla and Aquila, who as ministry and business partners are classic examples of marketplace Christians (see Acts 18:1-3). Generals, not Privates Today millions of men and women are similarly called to full-time ministry in business, education, and government etc. – the marketplace. These men and women work as stockbrokers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, farmers, chief operating officers (CEO), news reporters, teachers, police officers, plumbers, factory foremen, receptionists, cooks and so much more. Some of them have great influence on mainstream society, others are unsung heroes with low profiles, but each of them has been divinely called to bring the kingdom of God to the heart of the city. Unfortunately, many of these marketplace Christians feel like second-class citizens when compared to people who serve full-time in a church or missionary context. This should not be the case. No matter the occupations, Christians who work at secular jobs need to know that they are not perpetual privates in God’s army just because they have not attended seminary. They need to discover that they have the potential to become full-fledged generals whose ministry is in the heart of the city, instead of inside a religious building. It is imperative that they realize that not only is it OK to do ministry in the marketplace, but that God has explicitly called them and anointed them for it.
KINGDOM - KONNECT - PRAYER CENTER
Submit Prayers & Testimonies:
Examples: Healing, Finances, Employment, Guidance, Wisdom, Family, Housing/Real Estate, Marriage, General, Youth, Comfort, Strength, Peace, Pastor, Relationships, and other – are just to name a few!
“The secret to prayer that works, is believing that you already have that which you are praying for! – Minister Diane Mosby
How to Pray for the 7 Mountains of Influence in America
We are leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus.
How to Pray for the Seven Mountains of Influence in America.
If you’re looking for a strategic and effective way to pray for the United States, there are seven areas that need your faith and prayers. Find out how to pray for the seven mountains of influence in America!
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” –2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
America is a powerful nation—one that influences other nations around the world, right down to their ability to freely receive and hear the gospel. As citizens of this great nation, and believers in Jesus Christ, we are called by God to humble ourselves and pray for righteousness in our culture. If we, as God’s people, seek His face and His right way of doing things, He promises to heal our land.
The enemy has attacked our nation and culture from every direction, making it difficult to know where to even start. A simple way of approaching it is this— there are seven distinct cultural areas, or “mountains,” that shape and influence our culture and nation. Those people at the top of each mountain are the gatekeepers of that particular influence. The more righteous people at the top of each mountain, the more righteousness will reign in our country.
According to Deuteronomy 28:13, we are to be “the head and not the tail.” We, as Christians, are to be reigning in life, which includes these seven areas—not to lord over others, but to love and serve them through righteousness. Founding Father Benjamin Rush said, “Nothing can be politically right that is morally wrong.” There’s a lot morally wrong in these seven mountains of influence, and that’s why we, the Christians, are needed in this hour.
When you pray for the seven mountains of influence and godly leaders to rise up within each cultural sphere, you are attacking the enemy’s plan in that particular realm and taking back the dominion that rightfully belongs to us, as Christians. As David Barton said, we must “move that seven-mountain philosophy forward [and] take God’s principles into all aspects of life.”
To be most effective when you pray for the seven mountains of influence, you can target specific areas where change is needed the most. Below are the seven mountains of influence in America and prayer targets, so you can pray with boldness and faith.
First Timothy 2:1-3 says that we are to pray, intercede and give thanks for kings and all people in authority. This is God’s command to every believer today. This means we are to pray for all people in authority, whether we agree with them or not. You can pray that all leaders will make righteous and godly decisions. Praying for leaders, even when we don’t think they are doing the right things, is productive toward God’s plan and purpose for our nation. Proverbs 21:1 says the heart of a king is in the hand of the Lord. He can turn it however He wants, so your prayers are important.
While praying for those who are already in authority, we must also pray for more godly men and women to rise up and take their place in positions within government across our nation. “When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice” (Proverbs 29:2). Pray that those Christians God has chosen will heed the call and run for office. Pray that they will be elected even against strong opposition.
Finally, pray that the Spirit of the Lord and His wisdom will be upon all the following:
Federal Government: Executive, legislative and judicial branches
State Government: Executive, legislative and judicial branches
Local Government: Executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as police and first responders
Military: Pray for leaders, divine protection for our troops, and courage and dependence on God.
Whether we like it or not, the media influences our culture greatly. Seen as the main source of information, the media has the power to sway viewpoints to match its own. The devices used are often cunning and many lack integrity.
With that in mind, pray that the media will be truth bearers and contributors to unity. Pray that they will build up, rather than tear down. Then, rebuke the enemy from his work within the media, and tear down evil foundations with spiritual authority.
Pray for godly people to rise up in the area of media and become producers, station owners, anchors and reporters. Pray that the influence of the godly will outweigh that of the wicked.
Have faith and believe God for a supernatural turnaround in our country’s media outlets!
3. Arts and Entertainment
The mountain of influence encompassing arts and entertainment includes television, movies, video games, magazines and books. Most of these means of entertainment find their way into every American home, and they have a great influence on our culture. What we consume through our eyes and ears is what we will begin to believe and even act on. Through these channels of entertainment, messages about marriage, sex, family and politics are sent to every watching eye and listening ear. Their aim? To change Americans’ view of what is and is not acceptable in mainstream society.
Sadly, the messages most often sent via these outlets are negative and ungodly. They instill fear, hate, violence, lust and sin into the hearts of people everywhere. That is why we must pray for the pulling down of demonic entertainment and the uprising of Christ-centered television, games, books and magazines, and movies. Through prayer, we must go to war against the blatant celebration of ungodly values and sin, and those who call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).
Pray that the Bible will rise up as the standard for behavior and beliefs in our nation, and come against the forces of darkness that are permeating arts and entertainment.
Finally, pray that Christians will rise up to become movie producers, magazine editors, authors, video game creators and actors. Pray that they will stand for righteousness and not be pulled down by the evil influences around them. Pray for a shift to righteousness in the entertainment world.
Business is powerful in our culture. The free market system is one that is given to us by God, enabling us to grow a healthy economy and build personal wealth. This mountain is important, as without finances, none of the other mountains can grow.
With that in mind, pray for kingdom minded leaders to rise to the top of big businesses as CEOs, and that they will be among those who have the greatest influence. Let the godly rise to the top of each industry and be leaders of integrity and creators of economic blessing. Let them be givers of resources to the community, and speak boldly for righteousness without fear.
Pray that men and women who are called to be in the marketplace will have a revelation of their high calling and walk in it, being blessed and seeing supernatural increase.
Pray against the operation of unlawful and ungodly businesses that perpetuate sin and hurt our society, such as the drug and alcohol, abortion, pornography and sex-trafficking industries. Pray that the strongholds keeping these centers for profit in operation will be pulled down in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Satan is after our children. And so are those with evil, unbiblical agendas in this world. The indoctrination of children at a young age is the goal of many who live against the Word of God. More and more, we are seeing children being taught morality according to those who stand against everything the Bible represents, while God has been driven further and further from our schools. From ungodly curricula to the silencing of Christian students, education is under assault.
When you pray, ask that God will be brought back into our schools. Pray that more Christian teachers will enter the classrooms and be bold in their faith. Pray that Christian parents will stand against evil curriculums and be a voice. Pray for a shift in thinking within educational institutions and that educators will teach the full view of Creation and the truth about God. Ask that God will call believers to be principals, administrators and school board members.
Pray that prayer and righteousness will once again reign in our classrooms.
There is a fight for religion—truth—in our nation. Many want to silence Christians and elevate other religions or even universalism to the top of this critical mountain. To be a city on a hill and light in the darkness, you have to be in the right position or no one will see you. To love others is not to step aside and sit quietly in a corner with your beliefs. Love rejoices in the truth (1 Corinthians 13:6) and truth speaks; truth doesn’t stand by and watch others go down the wrong path. Truth doesn’t huddle in a corner.
Our country needs Jesus. Proverbs 27:6 says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend,” (KJV). In other words, a friend always tells the truth in love, knowing that it is the truth that makes you free (John 8:32). No—there is not more than one way to heaven. No—there are not many gods. No—it is not acceptable, true or right to participate in another religion. There is ONE way to heaven, ONE way to the Father—JESUS CHRIST.
It’s time we start contending for the right to speak the gospel in every arena as if lives depend on it—because they do.
Pray for the greatest revival this country and world has ever seen. Pray that we will return to gospel-centered messages and making disciples in the earth. Pray for a spirit of unity in the Church and for the furthering of the gospel to all nations. Pray that our rights to speak the gospel freely will be protected, and that we will not be silenced. Pray that there will be no divisions among us, and that churches will be led with a spirit of love. Pray that we will become a beacon of hope to a hurting world.
Perhaps the area most under assault is that of the family. The devil seeks to steal, kill and destroy the family unit. Why? Because it is at the core of who we are and what God intends for us to be.
Satan knows if he goes for the jugular—our family unit—he has us right where he wants us—crumbling and falling apart. Premarital sex, cohabitation, divorce, abuse, neglect, abortion and same-sex marriage are all against the Word of God and a direct assault on the family in America.
When you pray, declare that marriage between one man and one woman will remain the foundation of the family in America. Pray for marriages to be healed and strengthened. Pray against the spirit of divorce and for divorce rates to plummet. Pray that Christian families will understand and engage in spiritual warfare for their families. Pray that Americans will stand for life and defend the unborn. Pray that fathers will take their place as leaders in the home, renounce family curses, and loose blessing for current and future generations.
When we all come together in unity and pray for the seven mountains of influence, God will hear our prayers, and we will begin to see a shift in our culture toward righteousness. The earnest prayers of the righteous have great power and produce wonderful results (James 5:16). Let’s take our place in prayer by faith, and see our land healed!
Reap & Keep Souls—Church Growth Prayer Declaration:KMA is effectively training and making disciples of those who have become new believers. They are being transformed by the renewing of their minds and walking in holiness, righteousness and authority. Multitudes are being drawn to our services; we are reaping the harvest of souls and not losing any that God has given us. (Matthew 28:18–20; Romans 12:2; John 17:12)
4. Debt Free—Abundantly Blessed Prayer Declaration: We are debt-free, owing no man anything but love. We are redeemed from the curse of debt. We are the head and not the tail, the lender and not the borrower. We are tithers—the floodgates of heaven are open over us and God is pouring out abundant provision. The devil is rebuked, and all nations are calling us blessed! (Romans 13:8; Deuteronomy 28:12; Malachi 3:10–12)
5. Redeemed from Viruses! Prayer Declaration: Father, we thank You for our covenant of divine health. We are redeemed from sickness and disease, and the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus dwells in us. By the stripes of Jesus, we are healed! (Isaiah 53:4–5; Galatians 3:13; Psalm 91)
& Keep Souls—Church Growth Prayer Declaration: KMA is effectively training and making disciples of those who have become new believers. They are being transformed by the renewing of their minds and walking in holiness, righteousness and authority. Multitudes are being drawn to our services; we are reaping the harvest of souls and not losing any that God has given us. (Matthew 28:18–20; Romans 12:2; John 17:12)
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COURAGE FOR THE VISION
READ NEHEMIAH 1:1-3:32; JOHN 15:18-16:11
Nehemiah was burdened about the situation in Jerusalem. Jewish people returning from exile found their city in bad shape and a dangerous place to stay. So, Nehemiah, a Jewish man in exile himself, prayed about the problem as he served as cupbearer to the king.
The king noticed that Nehemiah was distracted.
The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king (Nehemiah 2:4–5).
Nehemiah told the king that he wanted time off, safe travel, and help in getting lumber to rebuild. He boldly told the king what he needed to fulfill his vision. The king not only granted his wishes but also sent members of the army and cavalry with him. Nehemiah had the courage to ask the king for help, and he received even more than he requested.
Challenge for Today:
Do you have a vision from the Lord or a mission for Him? Don’t be shy. When you have the opportunity, boldly ask for help.
A quick look for asking for help: Nehemiah 2:1–10
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Our mission is to bring people into a relationship with Christ and help them reach spiritual maturity. To effectively glorify God through the way we conduct ourselves, teaching others to do the same.
"…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith…" Hebrews 12:1–2
Have you always longed to live a life that’s beyond the ordinary? Well, you can. You can live in the realm of the extraordinary and even the impossible by the power of the Holy Spirit when you keep your eyes on Jesus, the author, and finisher of your faith!
The disciple Peter was able to walk on water as long as his eyes were on Jesus. Remember that Peter was just an ordinary man like you and me. But as long as he looked to Jesus, the Holy Spirit was able to work, and Peter could do the impossible. And he was doing fine until he took his eyes off Jesus and considered the boisterous wind (Matthew 14:30). The devil must have whispered in his ear, “You’re not supposed to be walking on water. Don’t you know that? Look at the huge waves. Feel the strong wind. You are going to drown!” And the moment Peter took his eyes off Jesus and looked at his natural circumstances, logic took over and told him that he could not walk on water. That’s when he began to sink.
Beloved, realize that the Spirit of God works to the measure you keep your eyes on Jesus. Today, if you’re being rocked by 10-foot waves of sickness, debt, or depression, don’t fix your eyes on the storm. Keep your eyes instead on the Lord. As you meditate on His glory and grace, faith will arise. And you will see His Spirit empower you with His wisdom, His strength, and His limitless resources to walk in victory over every single storm.
You Are Blessed Today
You are blessed today because God has given you his Kingdom and everything in it as an inheritance - GIFT!
You are blessed today because God has delivered you out of Satan’s control and dominion (once and for all) and brought you into and under his influence and dominion!
You are blessed today because you can rule and dominate your world with God’s authority, power, and word!
You are blessed today because God has given you the legal right and power to be and live humbly like a servant lord and king on this earth and not a slave or a victim!
You are blessed today because God has given you the ability to be like him, speak like him and create things as he does!
By the enabling power and help of the Holy Spirit may everything Jesus died and paid for on the cross to give to you become your life and your reality. May you receive everything that Jesus has already done (past tense) for you. May you never slave for what is already yours!
Friend no one is a “better human being that anyone else“, but in Christ you are not just anybody. You are a son of God, … God’s son. You are the son of the most powerful “person” in all of life. Right now, you are a humble king, a priest, a ruler, a lord. You are not a slave, beggar, pagan or subject!
SO LET THIS MINDSET BE IN YOU TODAY AND WATCH THINGS CHANGE, IN JESUS NAME!
Kingdom Blessings, Amen!
Kingdom Believer's Online Academy
No single term is perfect for encapsulating ministry and mission in the workplace so we will use the terms workplace and marketplace ministry interchangeably. Some prefer ‘world of work’. Neil Johnson defines the marketplace as ‘the forum through which human economic commerce is conducted’. It includes the business community, the workplace of whatever kind and ‘policy-making forums’ at local, national and international levels that impact the economy and those working within it. He describes the marketplace as perhaps the only institution that touches, directly or indirectly, virtually every person on planet Earth. In one way or another, it is a pervasive part of every society, culture and people group. It is found in the midst of every religion and every political system in every historic era’.
THE MESSAGE OF THE KINGDOM
The Gospel of the Kingdom is the message that Jesus came to make known. It’s a message of empowerment that awakens us to the reason we were created. KINGDOM MARKETPLACE ACADEMY is committed to equipping you to take this message into your sphere of influence as a means of impacting culture. Minister Mosby has developed the Kingdom Marketplace Academy for this very reason. KMA teachings are designed to activate your leadership potential no matter your level of professionalism, marketplace, or ministry experience. You will discover deeper meaning for your life and be equipped to fulfill your purpose as a cultural change agent, servant leader, and history maker for God.
Kingdom Believers Academy is an academy that teaches half an hour video courses tailor-made for today’s busy lifestyle. Learn what you want when you want and take your faith to the next level. With today's busy schedules, it may be difficult to find time to go to a meeting. These exciting programs are available on every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST via Zoom.
The best part is the lessons here are free! To continue to get full access, consider becoming a KMA Partner. Curious about Partnership? Click the Partnership tab at the top of our page if you want to become a Partner today!
Our goal is to identify, train, equip and mobilize leaders in the 7 cultural mountains for cultural influence and restoration of biblical foundations in our nation.
To break down the wall of secular versus sacred.
To bring revival to the workplace.
To help businesspeople see their work as their calling and ministry.
To engage more workplace Christians in the “work of the ministry.”
To see the power of God manifested in the workplace.
Remember Your work is your ministry.
The 7 Mountains of Influence
"Our desire is to see the seven mountains of culture submitted to God's ways and purposes." -KMA
The Seven Mountains of Societal Influence
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission(YWAM), developed a God-given, world-changing strategy. Their mandate: Bring Godly change to a nation by reaching its seven spheres, or mountains, of societal influence.
They concluded that in order to truly transform any nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these seven facets of society must be reached: Religion, Family, Education, Government, Media, Arts & Entertainment, and Business.
Every society has some type of belief in a superior being or beings. In the east, religions tend to be polytheistic (many gods) or outright idolatrous (such as Hinduism and Buddhism). Although these religions are thousands of years old, they nonetheless continue to thrive today. In the west, Christianity and Catholicism are predominant, but postmodern views are increasingly being accepted and the concept of God is being rejected. This is especially true in Europe.
The Christian Church is described in the Greek language as the ecclesia. Literally translated, the word ecclesia means “governing body.” Although we don’t condone theocracies, this translation suggests that the Church should have great influence in all other spheres that make up a society. With a plethora of categorized religions around the world, it’s the Church’s responsibility to reach the lost with the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ, and expand the Kingdom in ministerial efforts, both nationally and internationally.
In any functional society, the family is the “building block” of the community. Throughout the Bible, you will find familial examples that portray how we ought to live our lives today. God desires that men, women, and children within a family be united as one in His love. After all, He is the ultimate Father (Romans 8:14-17).
The families of the United States have been under constant and prolonged attack. Today, the assailants are fatherlessness, divorce (50% rate in secular and Christian marriages), abuse, homosexual marriage, pornography, and other negative influences that have brought great dysfunction to American life. God is calling fathers and mothers (both spiritual and biological) to bring order to the chaos that the enemy has unleashed against families in America. He also wants to bring healing to marriages and relationships within families in order to maintain a moral foundation for children in the future to stand upon.
At one time the education system of America unapologetically incorporated the Bible, prayer to the God of the Bible, and biblical values in every aspect of school life. Not coincidentally, this system produced a people that produced the most powerful and prosperous nation the earth has ever seen.
Now, the children of our nation are inundated with liberal ideologies, atheistic teaching, and postmodern principles in our public schools and in most universities (including many Christian institutions). Put simply; they are being indoctrinated with often false, biased, and anti-biblical information.
A re-introduction of biblical truth and Bible-centric values is the key to renewal and restoration in America’s failing educational system.
Proverbs 14:34 states, “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Many times, as exemplified in the Old Testament, a nation’s moral standards are dependent on those exhibited by its leaders (or predominant political party). While each individual is responsible for his or her own sins; the fact remains that people are greatly influenced by the morals (or lack thereof) that popular leaders adopt.
The progressive liberal agenda, empowered by well-known men and women in the arts and entertainment industries, has made significant gains in the political arena over the past few decades. In fact, many liberal groups, such as the ACLU, seek to remove anything related to God or Christianity from the governmental and educational systems because of a misapplied interpretation of the phrase, “separation of church and state.” We must see a shift in this arena in order to preserve the Christian heritage that America was founded upon. **The goal is to put in place righteous political leaders that will positively affect all aspects of government.**
The media mountain includes news sources such as radio, TV news stations, newspapers, Internet news, and opinion (blog) sites and etc. The media has the potential to sway popular opinion on current issues based upon its reporting, which is not always truthful or accurate. In the 2008 elections, the liberal “elite” media played a vital role, especially in the Presidential race. Their generally supportive and positive reporting greatly influenced the outcome.
There has been a rise in Christian news services, which is needed. However, to bring transformation to the mountain of media, Christians who are gifted for and called into this type of work must be willing to report righteously and truthfully in the secular marketplace.
6. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
In this mountain, we find some of the most influential forces shaping our society. Music, filmmaking, television, social media, and the performing arts drive the cultural tastes, values, and standards of a nation’s citizens, particularly its youth.
With a heavy reliance on the strong appeal of sex, drugs, and alcohol in the arts and entertainment industries wield significant influence. The body of Christ needs powerful, righteous men and women who are not afraid to take their God-given talent into the arts and entertainment arenas. People ready to further His purposes, while impacting those who are lost in darkness and would not otherwise be interested in any kind of Christian message in traditional forms.
The ability to literally create wealth through ingenuity, enterprise, creativity, and effort and is a God-given gift and a universal impulse. The markets and economic systems that emerge whenever people are free to pursue buying and selling become the lifeblood of a nation. This includes anything from farms to small businesses to large corporations.
Of course, this realm is prone to corruption through idolatry, greed, and covetousness. In response, the Church must embrace its responsibility to train up those who are called into the marketplace to manage businesses and provide leadership with integrity and honesty. We believe it is the Lord’s will to make his people prosperous and that He desires for His Church to use its wealth to finance the work of Kingdom expansion. Simply put, prosperity with a purpose!
Everything rises and falls on leadership. Leadership depends on attitude and skill. Attitude and skill depends on what we do. What we do depends on what we say and what we say depends on what we think. So, the bottom line of the leadership shortage worldwide is mainly in the way we think.
We read in Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." The simple fact that you are reading this welcoming letter confirms that you are one of the few who are thinking positively, recognizing the unique ability in you and the purpose God created you for. By wanting to equip yourself with higher education - you are already a leader. And so, I want to congratulate you today! You are busy rewriting history because you are willing to become part of the few who will emerge as leaders to make a difference in the future of our country.
EMPOWER YOURSELF TO LEAD
Leader’s traditionally find themselves lonely and isolated. Leadership can be a solitary and often thankless task. KINGDOM MARKETPLACE ACADEMY is designed to change all that!
This unique NETWORK is a place where leaders from any walk of life can share ideas, seek insight and guidance, and encourage each other through the inevitable trials that come with their positions.
KINGDOM MARKETPLACE ACADEMY brings experienced and novice leaders together. It’s not only for spiritual leaders but also for those who serve in business, government, military, home, and in other words; 7 Mountains. Spiritual leadership principles apply to any position of authority. The teachings of the Holy Bible are not meant to be contained to the church walls, but are to be lived in every facet of life—especially for those in leadership positions.
Empowering the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
1. KINGDOM IMPACT
Bringing the will of God into the Marketplace, conducting business with Kingdom principles, and establishing businesses that will support the furtherance of the gospel.
Raising Godly leaders who will influence the marketplace and society for God and establish Kingdom principles in all spheres of the society. We will have panel discussions and topics that focus on leadership development, challenges, and influence on society.
Standing consistently for God at work, family, church, and in the community, and establishing the Kingdom of God in all facets of a believer’s life.
Being ethical in purpose and practice, being consistent in actions and words, conducting business by God’s principles at all times. We will discuss the challenges and actionable strategies for living a life of integrity.
Propagating the gospel in the marketplace and bringing the good news to the business community. You will learn ways of spreading the good news among your own work community and in the specific marketplace domain that God has placed you.
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thou soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" Matt:22:37-40
THIS IS THE KEY TO YOUR LIFE CHANGING!!! VICTORY!!!
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Minister Diane Mosby
“He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12)
Minister Diane Mosby is an ordained minister of the gospel, she has been in ministry for over 35 years. She is a sought-after empowerment specialist, revolutionary thinker, and transformational leader. She has earned a distinguished reputation as a catalyst of change and voice of hope to the nations.
Reaching beyond the pulpit, her ministry extends to the global mission field. Diane is a teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and an inspirational speaker, with the zeal to teach the Secret Things of God, as revealed by God to her, so men and women could reign in life. Her passion is to see people live up to their potentials. Her philosophy is anybody can be whatever they want to be, do whatever they want to do, and finally, have whatever they want to have. She doesn't just teach, but she is living proof. She also believes in breaking old records and setting a new ones. She is the CEO and founder of Kingdom Marketplace Academy. She is currently serving with Lamp Life Centered Ministries in Louisville, Ky. She studied at Simmons College of Kentucky (Louisville) in the field of Christian Education. She also pastored Trinity Worship Center, in Louisville, Ky for 3 years. She is now retired. She is the mother of two sons: Butch Mosby Jr. and Danny Mosby, the grandmother of four grandchildren: Hayden, Isaiah, Seda, and Stella Mosby.
I sincerely want to bring others to know Jesus, help others in need, teach what I learned in my Academy studies, and to generally be a great disciple of Jesus. I just felt like I could not accomplish that while giving so much time to other things. So, I began praying for the workforce and churches to do the same and experience the fulfillment that comes from leveraging their businesses, positions, and churches for eternal return.
CALL TO ACTION
"A school for Kingdom Education - We want to help fulfill God's calling on your life. Every Christian is a minister." - KMA
Dear Workplace Believer,
Did you know your work is your calling? I don’t know if anyone has told you this, but it’s true. You may have previously thought that only pastors and church leaders have a calling from God, but I want you to know that you are called by God to do what you are doing in the workplace, and the work you are doing is very important. I want you to feel affirmed in this calling, and to know that you have been anointed to do the very work you are doing in the marketplace.
The Bible confirms this in Colossians 3:23-24: “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
Did you know that the 9 am-5 pm window, or the time that we go to work each day is one of the most important mission fields in the world today? The workplace is where you will spend 70-80% of your time. Because of this, it is very important that you see your work as a calling. You will have the keys for solutions to problems that many people face because you have fellowship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I like to call these types of people “change agents.”
Many may try to tell you that your work is not spiritually as important as someone in vocational ministry, that there is a sacred/secular divide between “holy” work and “unholy” work; that somehow the work of a pastor or missionary is much more important than a doctor, teacher, or business leader. But I want to tell you that is not true. Of all the miracles Jesus performed, 90% were in the marketplace.
Avodah (Ah’-voe-dah) is a Hebrew word used in the Bible that has two distinct yet intertwined meanings: work and worship. So, you see, our work is worship to Him!
Therefore, I want to encourage you to seek God with all that you have for your workplace calling. Get in His word and learn to hear His voice, we are all called to hear His voice in our lives. Spend time in prayer each day. Worship Him to get filled up with His Holy Spirit. The scripture says, “My sheep know My voice…” John 10:27
There may be a specific industry you are called to, or a specific sphere or mountain of culture; such as family, education, government, media, arts and entertainment, religion, or business. It may be a combination of several of these 7 mountains. I want you to seek God for where He wants you to be, and to be faithful in what He has given you right now.
I want to encourage you to do the work you are doing with excellence. Your work has eternal value as service to our Heavenly Father, our King. “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Ephesians 6:7) There are some people who may be difficult to work with, especially bosses. I want you to work as unto the Lord in all situations, but especially in these kinds of situations. Extend grace to those who do not deserve it, because this is what our Savior did for us.
Most of all, I want to encourage you to love God, seek Him first every day, and love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt 22:37-39) When we live out our faith in the workplace, lives will be touched, and communities will be transformed. I have seen it happen!
Finally, Paul exhorted believers in Titus 2:8-10 to literally adorn their lives with the Word of God to express the nature of God to others even in difficult work environments.
There is no more important time than now to exemplify the love and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You are anointed for your work – you are anointed to do the work God has called you to do.
May you be blessed to live out your calling your workplace!
Have You Discovered the Spirit-Filled Life?
Every day can be an exciting adventure for the Christian who knows the reality of being filled with the Holy Spirit and who lives constantly, moment by moment, under His gracious direction.
1. Natural Person (Self-Directed Life)
(Someone who has not received Christ.)
Self is on the throne, directing decisions and actions (represented by the dots), often resulting in frustration. Jesus is outside the life.
“A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised” (1 Corinthians 2:14).
2. Spiritual Person (Christ-Directed Life)
(One who is directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit.)
Jesus is in the life and on the throne. Self is yielding to Jesus. The person sees Jesus' influence and direction in their life.
“He who is spiritual appraises all things...We have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:15).
3. Carnal Person (Self-Directed Life)
(One who has received Christ, but who lives in defeat because he is trying to live the Christian life in his own strength.)
Jesus is in the life but not on the throne. Self is on the throne, directing decisions and actions (represented by the dots), often resulting in frustration.
“And I brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to carnal men, as to babes in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still carnal. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshy, and are you not walking like mere men?” (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)
God has promised and provided for us an abundant and fruitful Christian life.
Jesus said, “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22, 23).
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
The Spiritual Person
Some spiritual traits which result from trusting God:
- Empowered by the Holy Spirit
- Introduces others to Christ
- Effective prayer life
- Understands God's Word
- Trusts & obeys God
- Experiences love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness & self-control
The degree to which these traits are manifested in the life depends upon the extent to which the Christian trusts the Lord with every detail of his life, and upon his maturity in Christ. One who is only beginning to understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit should not be discouraged if he is not as fruitful as more mature Christians who have known and experienced this truth for a longer period.
Why is it that most Christians are not experiencing the abundant life?
Carnal Christians cannot experience the abundant and fruitful Christian life. The carnal person trusts in his own efforts to live the Christian life:
- He is either uninformed about, or has forgotten, God's love, forgiveness, and power (Romans 5:8-10; Hebrews 10:1-25; 1 John 1; 2:1-3; 2 Peter 1:9; Acts 1:8).
- He has an up-and-down spiritual experience.
- He cannot understand himself - he wants to do what is right, but cannot.
- He fails to draw upon the power of the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life.
(1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Romans 7:15-24; 8:7; Galatians 5:16-18)
The Carnal Person
Some or all of the following traits may characterize the Christian who does not fully trust God:
- Poor prayer life
- No desire for Bible study
- Legalistic attitude or critical spirit
- Impure thoughts, jealousy, guilt
- Frustration, aimlessness
- Worry, discouragement
- Loss of love for God and others
(The individual who professes to be a Christian but who continues to practice sin should realize that he may not be a Christian at all, according to 1 John 2:3; 3:6, 9; Ephesians 5:5).
Jesus promised the abundant and fruitful life as the result of being filled (directed and empowered) by the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit-filled life is the Christ-directed life by which Christ lives His life in and through us in the power of the Holy Spirit (John 15).
- One becomes a Christian through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, according to John 3:1-8. From the moment of spiritual birth, the Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit at all times (John 1:12; Colossians 2:9, 10; John 14:16, 17). Though all Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, not all Christians are filled (directed and empowered) by the Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit is the source of the overflowing life (John 7:37-39).
- The Holy Spirit came to glorify Christ (John 16:1-15). When one is filled with the Holy Spirit, he is a true disciple of Christ.
- In His last command before His ascension, Christ promised the power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to be witnesses for Him (Acts 1:1-9).
How, do you be filled with the Holy Spirit?
We are filled by the Holy Spirit by faith; then we can experience the abundant and fruitful life which Christ promised to each Christian.
You can appropriate the filling of the Holy Spirit right now if you:
- Sincerely desire to be directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:6; John 7:37-39).
- Confess your sins. By faith thank God that He has forgiven all of your sins – past, present and future – because Christ died for you (Colossians 2:13-15; 1 John 1; 2:1-3; Hebrews 10:1-17).
- Present every area of your life to God (Romans 12:1, 2).
- By faith claim the fullness of the Holy Spirit, according to:
- His Command: Be filled with the Spirit. “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).
- His Promise: He will always answer when we pray according to His will. “And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14, 15).
Faith can be expressed through prayer...
Pray in faith to be filled with the Holy Spirit
We are filled with the Holy Spirit by faith alone. However, true prayer is one way of expressing your faith. The following is a suggested prayer:
“Dear Father, I need You. I acknowledge that I have been directing my own life and that, as a result, I have sinned against You. I thank You that You have forgiven my sins through Christ's death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I now thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit.”
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If so, ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit right now and trust Him to do so.
How to know that you are filled (directed and empowered) with the Holy Spirit.
Did you ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit? Do you know that you are now filled with the Holy Spirit? On what authority? (On the trustworthiness of God Himself and His Word: Hebrews 11:6; Romans 14:22, 23.)
Do not depend upon feelings. The promise of God's Word, not our feelings, is our authority. The Christian lives by faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God Himself and His Word. This train diagram illustrates the relationship between fact (God and His Word), faith (our trust in God and His Word), and feeling (the result of our faith and obedience) (John 14:21).
The train will run with or without the caboose. However, it would be futile to attempt to pull the train by the caboose. In the same way, we, as Christians, do not depend upon feelings or emotions, but we place our faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God and the promises of His Word.
Walking in the Spirit
Faith (trust in God and in His promises) is the only means by which a Christian can live the Spirit-directed life. As you continue to trust Christ moment by moment:
- Your life will demonstrate more and more of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23) and will be more and more conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18).
- Your prayer life and study of God's Word will become more meaningful.
- You will experience His power in witnessing (Acts 1:8).
- You will be prepared for spiritual conflict against the world (1 John 2:15-17); against the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17); and against Satan (1 Peter 5:7-9; Ephesians 6:10-13).
- You will experience His power to resist temptation and sin (1 Corinthians 10:13; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 1:19-23; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 6:1-16).
By faith you can continue to experience God's love and forgiveness.
If you become aware of an area of your life (an attitude or an action) that is displeasing to the Lord, even though you are walking with Him and sincerely desiring to serve Him, simply thank God that He has forgiven your sins – past, present and future – on the basis of Christ's death on the cross. Claim His love and forgiveness by faith and continue to have fellowship with Him.
If you retake the throne of your life through sin – a definite act of disobedience – breathe spiritually.
Spiritual breathing (exhaling the impure and inhaling the pure) is an exercise in faith that enables you to continue to experience God's love and forgiveness.
- Exhale – confess your sin – agree with God concerning your sin and thank Him for His forgiveness of it, according to 1 John 1:9 and Hebrews 10:1-25. Confession involves repentance - a change in attitude and action.
WE ARE LIVING IN A KINGDOM CULTURE
Culture is the system of beliefs, disciplines, practices, and relational boundaries that reveal how life is lived among a particular group of people. Movements of any kind succeed when they have created a culture that can sustain it. Revivals have failed at this point in times past. Instead,, the great moves of God have been measured by how many meetings we have, and how many people we bring into our buildings. While this is good, it is incomplete.
We have been working on building a kingdom culture to sustain the present move of God. A culture of revival by nature positions itself for future advancements. It is this approach that enables and empowers people to invade society instead of waiting for them to come to us. The transformation in the world system around us is absolutely amazing.
There are multiple troughs you can feed out of right now. There is a whole bunch of horrible news you can feed out of in one and there is incredibly good news in another. I’ve been feeding out of this one full of good news for so long, people must remind me that this other one exists.
When you feed in this one called bad news it’s so easy to come under it. It’s easy to come under the weight of infirmity, affliction, and torment of the mind.
Being a person with consistent good news is “living in denial.” It’s when the enemy makes a suggestion, you reply “request denied. It’s the right kind of denial. You don’t dwell on the garbage that the enemy feeds out to people.
What we have really worked hard at for the last 20 years; especially over the last 8 years is to try to build a culture on what God is doing right now. Trying to arrange our conversation, thinking, planning, and praying around that.
An effective discipleship strategy is one of the biggest challenges facing every church. Finding how best to equip people for ministry isn’t just a big church problem; it is a problem for the small church meeting in a school, the established church just becoming multi-site, and the newly planted church alike.
Most of the issues that plague churches — giving, attendance, evangelism, leadership, missions — will be minimized when church leaders focus on building sustainable processes around equipping the saints. When
people are growing spiritually, they will give, attend, tell others, volunteer, and serve. The question leaders ask will change. They will no longer wonder what they need to do to get people involved. Instead, they will
begin to deal with the ‘problem’ of having fully funded, fully staffed ministries with an abundance of volunteer leaders who are looking for places to serve. Wouldn’t that be a great problem to have?
Paul said it is the role of church leaders “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12–13). To avoid becoming a church that simply collects people and reports their attendance, you may need to adapt some of your current processes.
Ephesians 4 clearly calls us to be an equipping church. Based on my
work with all kinds and types of churches across the country (and even around the world), I’ve put together some ideas to help you bring clarity to how to equip and empower people to engage in ministry. The
process of equipping and empowering people is what helps someone move from simply believing in Christ to being His disciple. I hope this is a healthy beginning point for some fruitful and fulfilling work.
Ministry in Practice: How to Engage and Disciple More People in Ministry
How Equipping Begins
• Define what discipleship looks like in your church. What does an authentic disciple look like? The
Bible describes the disciples as those who set aside everything so they could focus their attention on
following Jesus. A disciple must be equipped for the work of ministry and actively engaged in the work of the ministry.
Today, many people believe being a disciple is something they add to their lives. It becomes one more thing to do in an already busy schedule. But authentic disciples are not the same as worship service attenders or small group members. Discipleship isn’t measured in quantity, but in quality. Real
disciples affect their environments with biblical values and truth.
What is your definition of discipleship?
• Create an intentional, measurable, and trackable system for moving people toward
becoming functional disciples. Churches used to display their worship attendance, Sunday School attendance, and giving on a board in the sanctuary. Somehow we started believing those numbers
represented spiritual development. That’s not true. Spiritual growth is progressive, not instantaneous.
Church leaders must meet people where they are and walk alongside them toward becoming fully functional followers. Equipping someone for ministry requires really knowing them and investing in their lives. Without intentionality, this becomes chaotic or nonexistent. The sooner you begin tracking engagement on an individual level, the better you will be able to respond with options that are really needed. This must be systematic, or you won’t stick with it.
Describe your strategy for moving people toward becoming fully functional disciples.
• Highlight the activity of individuals more than the availability of programs. Churches that tell stories of life change understand its importance. Many church leaders simply add activities to the church calendar and hope that people will get involved.
Churches that are seeing a dramatic increase in the spiritual climate of the congregation have shifted.
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The church is called to equip people for acts of service. How we help people move from attenders to engaged disciples requires a clear focus. Equipping and empowering people can’t be a program the church
offers; it must be the environment in which the church exists, and it is the process that churches use to make disciples. It requires church leaders to do the messy work of getting to know people where they are. It requires an army of mentors who are willing to walk alongside those who are new to the faith. It means answering hard questions and asking even harder ones. It calls us to strengthen our own spiritual lives so we can be a resource to those who are depending on us.
But before you can create the right environment, you must understand what the key factors in creating the right environment are, understand how they are functioning in your church today, and evaluate whether the results you are achieving right now are consistent with the mission and vision of your church. If not, it might indicate that your process needs to be refined.
Real discipleship is face to face. It happens in the context of relationships and community. It disrupts the routine and calls people to reassess their priorities. Real discipleship changes the conversation and infiltrates every aspect of life.
Everything your church measures has a real, live person behind it — someone who needs authentic community and help being a Christ-follower. Without an intentional equipping strategy, you’ll miss the people behind the numbers.
Numbers only represent an increase in the number of people who have joined the spectators. You need volunteers and leaders to help you do the ministry God has called your church to accomplish. By adopting some of these best practices, you can move the people who attend your church from passive spectators to passionately engaged disciples in ministry to others.
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“If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6 NKJV
“God is raising up visionaries in this generation whom He is going to use to push humanity forward.” -KMA
A vision is a heavenly pattern given to an individual who causes it to become a reality within a specific time, generation, duration, and space in history. A vision will give you clear reference points and a measuring rod for success according to Kingdom standards. Your vision is a powerful spiritual motivator that will bring clarity to your call.
Visionaries are history makers. Visionaries are individuals who seemingly build something out of nothing—something that never existed.
Press into the truths God is revealing about how you can tap into your greater potential by discussing the 25 principles found in Scripture.
Read Hebrews 8:5:
What did God show Moses and why?
What can we learn from this example?
Read 1 Chronicles 28:11-12:
How is a vision different from a dream?
What are the six stages of motivation?
Read Job 33:14-18:
What does a vision help you to do?
What does vision prevent you from doing?
Read Acts 16:9-10:
What can we learn about vision from this passage of Scripture?
How have you experienced this in your own life?
Read Genesis 11:1-9:
What do these verses show us about the power of imagination and communication?
With whom might you share your vision to accomplish the impossible?
Read Job 32:8-9; 33:14-18:
Discuss what you are able to discern from these passages of Scripture.
How can you put these principles into practice?
Read Joel 2:28
Discuss the implications of this promise.
How are you seeing this truth revealed in your life?