Tim wraps up our series around our “ask” and the processes of faith, with a word anchored in Joshua 6 and the taking of Jericho. There was a reality in front of Israel, but God asked the to “see” something different. What we see determines what we manifest, and one of the greatest challenges to what we see is unprocessed disappointment from past seasons.
We looked at the new season & era we are entering into this week with the New Hebrew Year 5780 ‘Pey’ the mouth. We also looked at what our ‘asks’ are. We explored whether we are ‘settling’ for just enough or are we asking with boldness for our big & possibly scary dreams & desires. We gave our disappointments & fear of Rejection to Jesus & chose to trust Him with our big ask which we then shared with someone...prophesying that very dream over our own lives!
In part 2 of this series on faith, Debbie looks deeper into the process of how faith forms in us. Then, it’s no good having faith if we don’t put it to work - i.e. use it! Debbie looks at how we use, or release our faith, giving some real life examples of the faith process in action, so that faith is turned into reality.
Deb unpacks part one of a message on faith. What is faith? God chooses to invade the earth through spirit-filled men and women. This is why faith is important in the Kingdom. Deb looks at the nature of faith and some of the barriers to our asking.
Tim brings together two prophetic words given in the past two weeks that were on an identical theme. God is releasing waves of healing, and is inviting us to ask Him for what we want - especially calling back that which has been stolen from us.
Our dear friend Chris McRae, Senior Leader of Overflow Church Medowie unpacks 3 key truths of the voice of The Shepherd from John 10.
The Great Commission is to make disciples OF nations, not make disciples IN nations. While we have been busy in church, others with a different agenda are being really smart about shaping culture in the vacuum we have left. Tim looks at what our responsibility is as the people of God, how we go about fulfilling it, and where the heart journey fits into it all.
Tim continues where Vaughan left off last week, talking about the power of covenant. Covenant is the highest form of human relationship, and God is a covenantal God. Tim explores the nature of covenant relationships, looking at Ruth and Naomi, and David and Jonathan. We need to understand that Biblically, all fruitfulness flows from covenant. Walking in true covenant relationship opens the door to us truly showing the world what love really is.
Following on from last week, Vaughan Blackwood helps us explore Jesus’ praying in John 17, looking at the critical relationships Jesus prayed into, and the fruitfulness that comes from them, and the role spiritual mothering and fathering plays in it all.
Exploring the implications of establishing a culture of Mothering and Fathering in the context of covenant and intentionality.
VB discusses ingredients, focus and flavours of purposeful discipling using the Mother/Father paradigm.
God is doing a work of internal construction and restoration in us. Tim uses a prophetic allegory of his own house in the theme of, “if this was a dream, what would it mean?”, to speak prophetically in to the areas God is wanting to touch in us.
It was one of those weeks where multiple praying people shared the same prophetic words and themes with us. The theme was… at the end of the financial year, God wants to break financial constriction off us. That constriction is part of the spirit of the air, and Tim speaks into how to come out of alignment with a constricting financial spirit, and how to bring our financial world into alignment with God’s Kingdom and His abundance.
This week was more of a corporate ministry time that a message. Tim speaks again into how the “spirit of the air” operates in our region - by relegating our Kingdom activity to something we do on the side - and how to make ourselves immune to its creeping influence, by “fanning into flame the gift of God that is within us.”
Tim wraps up (we think) this series on the Ekklesia, bringing together the key concepts from the series, and reinforcing that the heart journey is at the core of heaven’s blueprint for the church. The early chapters of Acts are the closest in time to Jesus stating the He will build His Ekklesia. We know they manifested heaven’s blueprint because cities were transformed. Heaven’s blueprint was deeply relational, filled with passionate fire, and out of that place, they demonstrated the supernatural power of God, and as a result, turned the known world upside down.
Sandra Sellmer-Kersten travels and teaches extensively with Elijah House Ministries, and is a world-leading minister of freedom and inner healing. Sandra brings a powerful prophetic message to i61… Pray that your arms may be enlarged so that you may wrap them around people’s pain and bring His comfort and healing.
If our churches are growing, while the social statistics in our cities are worsening, something is wrong with the blueprint from which we are building churches. The Ekklesia that Jesus instituted turned the known world upside down, and it impacted all of society, not just the church meeting. Tim gives most of this message to a documentary by Ed Silvoso on the transformation in the city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. It gives us real life look at a true Ekklesia transforming a city that was once the murder capital of the world. To get the full picture of this message, at the right point, pause the audio, and watch the video at http://bit.ly/2HWnNwH then come back to the rest of the message.
In a key strategic word for i61, Deb and Tim Ferris, and Megan Edward tag team in exploring the fact that we have authority in the earth realm to legislate through acts of justice, and in the heavenly realm through our authority to bind and loose. In our region, the python spirit has been a key atmospheric stronghold. The team looked at the symptoms of this spirit’s operation, and lead in ministry to break off any attachment in us that would give it ability to affect us. As we step out from under the “powers of the air” we establish an open heaven in our region where it’s easy for people to encounter Jesus and get free.
Steve Frost continues our series on the Ekklesia. Jesus’ design and intention for his church, revealed in the word He chose to describe it, was a group of people called out of their homes into the public square to act and make decisions for the welfare of their city. He didn’t have in mind a group of people doing religious activity. His heart is a family that loves well, and practically enacts that love through bringing justice where it’s needed. The way the church loves others and does justice reveals a world gathered under the universal Fatherhood of God and filled with heaven’s presence.
Steve continues our exploration of what it means to be the kind of church Jesus intended, looking at the importance of justice, mercy and faith. As the church, we’re not called out from the world; we’re called out in the world + for the world - to engage in the secret economy of the giving + receiving of love.
Tim continues the series on the Ekklesia. What Jesus had in mind when He said He would build His ekklesia was different to the church we see today. His ekklesia turned the world upside down in a relatively short period of time. The early church’s statisticss were far superior to what we see in the Western world. His blueprint for the ekklesia sees us discipling nations into being “sheep nations” who are ultimately presented to Jesus as a gift.