I’ve got seven mountains I teach, and for years I focused on Government, Arts, Business and Economics. Then on TWO occasions with friends who had taped posters on the wall, at the highlight of their really big conference, POSTERS started FALLING off the wall. Some loud. It was like they were being struck down by invisible hands.
What was God saying?…The poster left standing was…THE FAMILY MOUNTAIN…Come to think of it, the conference host was going though a divorce a little while before this happened.
I WILL GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY – Your Family is a higher priority than your Church or Ministry. It’s the FIRST Mountain.
Paul taught that the home-life has a unique priority in the church arena: “But if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?” (1 Tim 3:5)
For purposes of this post, the translation could be: “If a man isn’t caring for and cultivating the lives of those closest to him, how will he handle a larger group that have less personal ties of endearment?”
Here is what I am hearing at my WATCH…
God is saying: “I am jealous for the next generation.” They are a generation longing for connection because they are operating as digital nomads in an electronic culture. They can spring up into a meaningful conversation fast – if properly engaged. They are mobile. They can start revolutions, as happened in Egypt and Libya: the first Facebook – and Twitter – driven revolts in history.
The FIRST NOMADIC believers were Abraham’s group and these were all ENTREPRENEURS – business people, not temple officials or government employees.
They had to do CHURCH as a FAMILY before they learned to do Church around the Tabernacle of Moses.
POINT IS: Your home and those family relationships are the most important assets in your life! Don’t treat them poorly – they are the first sanctuary on the way to church.
If the local assembly has strong houses that know how to meet as smaller units and pray and usher in the presence of God, a move of God can happen. We need to turn our homes into places that host God’s presence. We need to turn our churches into a great house to host God’s presence. And we need to target the gates of our cities to raise up leaders who host God’s presence and penetrate the gates.
1st – Personal
2nd – Family
3rd – Church
4th – City & World
Mess up the order and your banners start falling off the wall.
WE FIGHT because this next generation among us is:
1. So beautiful and precious and so sold out.
2. Jezebel wants to steal their inheritance and the policy-making of ignorant men in high places is making your task harder. We fight because economic meltdown is a possibility. We fight in the Spirit to store up the resources our children need to FINISH what we began. Solomon built David’s house.
3. David, for his part, fulfilled his role by killing Philistines and getting the prophetic blueprint for the design of the temple. He got the blueprint and he funded the building.
LET’S DO THAT! LET’S SHAKE UP, DESTROY AND WREAK HAVOC ON ALL THE FIXED FORTIFICATIONS OF HELL; LET’S LOVE AND ENGAGE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE, AND SINCE WE OLDER ONES ARE ON THE FRONT LINE, LET’S USE OUR POSITION MORE INTENTIONALLY AND ENGAGE CULTURE. AND MAKE LOTS OF MONEY TO FUND THE WORK WE TURN OVER TO THEM TO FINISH. FIND AND BUILD ACCORDING TO THE BLUEPRINTS GOD GAVE YOU.
Don’t die before your time. God’s plan is to end like my Pastor Mike Hayes teaches: “FULL OF DAYS,” which means A MEANINGFUL LIFE OF PRODUCTIVITY. Love your family, help build and serve a strong GATE-PENETRATING local church, make your career your calling, take territory through it – and your years won’t be wasted.
DON’T QUIT. FIGHT FOR THEIR SAKES.
So….I’ve decided to kick-start a 7M SUCCESS CENTER in Carrollton, Texas. It will be called the “ALTERNATIVE,” probably on weekends, named so you have a choice on what you are going out to do at night, when you’re a Christian looking for alternatives.
It’s a 7MGen training camp…but also an adult training place where you can participate in the “FUTURE GAME” where people learn how to plan and think like those leading a city. AND we are hoping to occupy territory in Washington DC and Jerusalem. We will carry the soil of DC and Israel across into each other’s country and plead that these two powerful nations have a new birth of freedom!