Breaking Financial Constriction

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.

The Ekklesia, The Heart Journey, and Heaven's Blueprint

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.

The Ekklesia - The Blueprint For Taking Cities

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.

The Ekklesia - Legislating On Earth and in the Heavenlies

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.

The Ekklesia - Justice and Revelation

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.

Taking Ground - The Ekklesia, The Seven Mountains, and Discipling Nations.

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.

Taking Ground - The Ekklesia and The Gates of Hell

When Jesus introduced us to the church for the first time, He used a term that was not from any of the religious language of the day, and told us what He would build would advance against the enemy in an unstoppable way. Many of us have had painful experiences with Christ’s Body, the church, and yet, Jesus has not changed His plan. Tim finishes with a prophetic call to be reconciled with the Bride, and an invitation to fall in love with what Jesus loves.

Pursuing The Prosperity of our State - Paul Green from CDP NSW

Tim spends some time interviewing Paul Green MLC - member of the NSW Legislative Council for the Christian Democratic Party - ahead of the NSW State Election on 23rd March. In a wide-ranging conversation, Paul lets us in on the significance of having Christian values and principles represented in government, and shows us just how different the landscape would be in our state if the CDP wasn’t there. Paul then shares with us his crowning achievement of his time in Parliament so far - the establishment of the Modern Slavery Bill. This is critical listening ahead of the NSW State Election.

Freedom, Powerlessness, and Choices

It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Maturing in freedom means I am increasingly aware of the choices I have in every situation. The language of powerlessness is so insidious. I can’t always choose what happens to me, but I can choose my response. I can choose my stance in my circumstance. Tim finishes by praying for God to prompt us every time we use powerless language, and to make us aware of the options that are in front of us.

Taking Ground - Bringing Down Strongholds.

It’s 2019, and Tim takes the first Sunday in Feb to set the prophetic direction for the year. Too often we go seeking a new word when we haven’t fulfilled the existing words, and while we took good ground in 2018, we haven’t finished with that word. In 2019, we’re still about taking ground. Tim unpacks 2 Cor 10:3-6 ... there are strongholds in our territory, but we have been given “God dynamite” to strategically tear them down and destroy them from the root.