Discipleship Course September 2020 – December 2020: Part 1
Our new programme for this season is fresh and dynamic. It combines teaching, practical application, worship and prayer woven together to help people step into taking hold of all God has made them to be. We focus on ENCOUNTER with the Godhead, knowing the Father’s heart of us; ENGAGING the fullness of Christ in us, and walking day by day with Holy Spirit, our comforter and helper; ENABLING us to be unique and comfortable in who we are, and free to embrace our destiny; ESTABLISHING us firmly in lasting faith, and a lasting relationship to free us to go and make disciples.
From this we will explore the anointing for five fold ministry: the Apostolic anointing, the Prophetic anointing, the Evangelist anointing, the Teacher anointing and the Pastoral anointing. Through this we will seek a deeper understanding of our own role and calling and it is only as the Holy Spirit of the Sovereign Lord enables us for works of service. We will offer a very different perspective from what is so often taught.
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Discipleship Course Prayer: Posted 23 October 2020: ‘Whatever is inconsistent with heaven; namely disease, sickness, poverty, torment, hatred, division, sin habits etc. must come under the authority of the King. ‘Heaven is my destiny, while bringing the Kingdom is my assignment’. Pastor Bill Johnson.
We are sons and daughters of the God of the universe; we are empowered with wisdom, commissioned with power and have the authority to make a profound difference in our own lives, our families’ and to the world. We are the ‘church of the firstborn’, and therefore have the rights and privileges of the firstborn.
And as members of the church of the Firstborn all our names have been legally registered as citizens of heaven! And we have come before God who judges all, and who lives among the spirits of the righteous who have been made perfect in his eyes. Hebrews 12:23 TPT.
Within us is the infinite power that can lift us up, heal us, inspire us, guide us and direct us and set us on the road to freedom, peace of mind and the joy of a fulfilled and triumphant life.
We were born to win and to triumph over all the obstacles of life. Almighty God by His Spirit dwells within us; Holy Spirit is the life principle within us as our teacher and guide. We are a channel for the Divine and we are here to see the kingdom of heaven manifest in the earth realm. We were born for a time such as this to reproduce all the qualities and attributes and aspects of our Creator God, as we step into our kingdom authority. That’s how wonderful and important we are but the enemy thwarts the purposes of God with his lies about who we are, about others and about our Father God. To win, to triumph in life we need to align ourselves in thought, word and deed to kingdom truths.
Prayer: Father God, in the name of Your Son, my Saviour Jesus Christ, I ask that You would wrap me in Your presence, letting Your love wash away anything I have believed about myself that doesn’t agree with how You see me. I thank You that Your love for me is unconditional. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body, and you loved me. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. How precious are Your thoughts O God. How vast the sum of them. Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake I am still with You. I sing Your praises for You will never leave me or forsake me. Thank You, You are always with me, even until the end of time. Amen and Amen. From Psalm 139.
We can conquer and overcome; we are not victims but over-comers through Christ who loves us. He has the key codes to our destiny. Being in a battle does not make us a victim, but one of His triumphant warriors. We were born for a time such as this, to succeed and to manifest the kingdom of God on the earth. The world needs who we are. We are a vital piece of His eternal plan and our lives can touch others in a way that no-one else can. We are called to bring the systems of this world into divine alignment with the protocols of heaven, and pull down the law of heaven and decree it to be the law on earth. We are unconquerable, clothed in His righteousness, and covered with His love.
Prayer: Father God, I come before You in the mighty name of Jesus, as I declare and decree, that I am not a victim of my circumstances, but an over-comer because of the power of the cross. I repent of wrong mind sets and today pick up the victor’s crown that Christ has placed on my head. I am a child of the King, anointed and appointed for a time such as this and equipped to be part of the Lord’s end time army. I choose to believe that the enemy is not attacking me; I am attacking him. I am not losing ground; I am taking territory. I will persist in faith and in the power of Christ and persevere and overcome. I declare this kingdom truth as I submit to the Word of the Lord which says, ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done in my life as it is in heaven’. Amen.
All authority had been given to Adam and Eve in the garden, but was lost when they were deceived and forfeited their authority to Satan. At Calvary Jesus won back the authority that was lost. Jesus now has all authority in heaven, on earth and under the earth. We are made in His image and can now rule and reign with Him and through Him.
What happened two thousand years ago at Calvary surges with power into our lives today. Jesus lifts every burden we could ever have and takes it to the place where all suffering has been paid; He takes it to the cross.
For Reflection: Jesus will meet our needs for significance, identity, love, purpose and self worth. As we take our burdens to the cross and become more like Jesus, we become a gateway between heaven and earth, a gateway through which His love flows. His will is for us to be fully alive in Him, to live the abundant life he won for us at the cross.
Activation: Lies, deception, misinformation, half truths and false beliefs are the root of a great deal of human suffering because they take away our kingdom authority and give way to distorted thoughts.
When we meditate on who God is we bring our thoughts into alignment with our Creator. The voice of God is peace, truth and boundless love. He is divine wisdom, and perfect peace.
Some Biblical truths to meditate on.
The Lord loves me with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3).
The Lord rejoices over me with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).
I am precious in the sight of God (Isaiah 43:4).
I am the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8).
I am forgiven, perfected forever and free from condemnation because of the cross of Christ (Romans 8:1 Corinthians 5:21 Hebrews 10:14).
Praise and Thanksgiving: God’s high and holy praises fill their mouths, for their shouted praises are their weapons of war! These warring weapons will bring vengeance on every opposing force and every resistant power – to bind kings with chains and rulers with iron shackles. Praise filler warriors will enforce the judgement- doom decreed against their enemies. This is the glorious honour he gives to all his godly lovers. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. From Psalm 149 TPT.
Discipleship Course Prayer posted September 2020: The gospel can be summed up by saying that it is the tremendous, tender, compassionate, gentle, extraordinary, explosive, revolutionary, revelation of Christ’s love. Catherine de Hueck Doherty.
Jesus replied, ‘Loving me empowers you to obey my word. And My Father will love you so deeply that we will come to you and make you our dwelling place’. John 14:23 TPT.
Almighty God lives in us, around us and through us, and our lives can be made whole by His love. He desires to lavish extravagant, whole hearted, boundless love toward us; love that is tender, kind, relentless and passionate. He desires us to be fully in love with Him, with others and with ourselves. To love as He loves. He is love, and His love draws us into the epicentre of who He is.
For Reflection: How can I love myself unless I allow Him to love me; and unless I love myself, how can I love others.
The revolutionary thinking that God loves me just as I am and not as I should be requires radical rethinking and profound emotional adjustment. In us humans, love is a quality, a highly prized virtue. In God, love is His identity. We cannot earn God’s love; it is a gift and has to be received. If we could earn His love it would be a wage and not a gift. If we could win His love, it would be a prize and not a gift. If we could qualify for His love, it would be a reward and not a gift.
For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God, not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9.
One of the keys to real religious experience is the shattering realisation that no matter how hateful we are to ourselves, we are not hateful to God. This realisation helps us to understand the difference between our love and His. Our love is a need, His a gift. Thomas Merton, The new Man.
Love is the reason we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28 says, ‘In Him we live (have vitality) and move (have dynamic energy) and have our being (attain completeness). As we bathe our hearts in His love we nullify the lies that would deceive us. The lies that tell us we are un-loveable and unworthy, because nothing is more central to the Christian life than to walk in love.
When we start loving ourselves, we start patching up the holes in our hearts. The holes that can only be healed as we embrace ourselves and the love God has for us. As we spend time with our Father God, He will unveil who we truly are, allowing us to walk out our destiny and birthright.
Many at this time feel overwhelmed by the flood of evil being unleashed, the loss of freedom of speech and civil liberties. This also happened to Daniel. He had a vision of the end times that overwhelmed him. A man who had survived Nebuchednezzer and the lions den without fear, was now overwhelmed by an end time vision.
Gabriel didn’t offer any explanation or antidote but said, ’O man greatly loved’. When we feel overwhelmed by life’s events we need to remember that we are greatly loved.
Almighty God wants us to increase our revelation of Him and not be limited in either our understanding of Him or His power. God described Himself using many names and descriptions throughout Scripture. God told Moses, ‘I Am that I Am’. (Exodus 3:14). By this statement He was saying, ‘Moses, I Am everything that you, humankind and all the earth will ever need’. Almighty God identifying Himself as the I Am was giving all His attributes in one word. ‘I Am everything’.
Whatever we declare Father God to be, He will become. His names are like a magnet and He will manifest Himself accordingly. When He formed us, He knit His name inside us so that we can respond to our circumstances by decreeing Him into the atmosphere around us. Merely declaring the names of God causes a reaction from the enemy as we pull the power of His names into the earth realm.
Activation: Meditate on the names of God until they saturate every fibre of your being. Hear the LORD speaking to you through His names.
You are Jehovah Shalom, the One who breathes on every broken place in our past and brings forth fruitfulness and wholeness.
You are Jehovah Shammah, the presence in our midst. The One who is always there.
You are Jehovah Tsidkanu, our righteousness. You became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
You are Jehovah Nissi, our victory, our banner. Your banner over us is love.
You are Jehovah Rapha, our healer. You are the One who makes bitter experiences sweet. You sent forth Your Word and healed us. You forgave all our iniquities and healed all our diseases.
You are Jehovah Jirah, the One who sees our needs and provides for them.
You are El-Shaddai, the God Almighty of blessings. You are the One who nourishes and supplies. You are the all bountiful, all sufficient One.
You are Adonai, our LORD and our Master. The completely self-existing One. Always present, revealed in Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
You are the LORD of the Dance, the One who causes us to dance over our enemies.
Praise and Thanksgiving: You answer our prayers with amazing wonders and with awe inspiring displays of power. You are the righteous God who helps us like a Father. Everyone everywhere looks to you, for you are the confidence of all the earth, even to the farthest islands of the sea. Psalm 65:5 TPT