Disciples have vision

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Jesus spoke at length to the disciples about many subjects, but the one area which He wanted them to grasp was the vision about His second coming. Everything He wanted them to know concerned His return and what needed to happen before He came back, therefore the disciples who later became the apostles based their entire vision, hope and lifestyle in His return. Today the talk of Jesus returning is extremely limited because the church is busy focussing on what their daily provisions need to be. The following are typical examples of this:
Numbers – Are churches keeping membership and converting those into tithes/offerings?
Teaching – What’s being taught? Most preachers recycle their sermons based on their convictions!
Fellowship – Coffee and Cake keep the need for the HolySpirit at a minimum – I am not against coffee and cake, but it does replace the spiritual over time.
If you are a disciple of Jesus you will be extremely focussed on His return for many reasons; One being that scripture tells us that this is our only blessed hope in the book of Titus. Secondly, you will do everything in mind for the generations to come hence why Jesus had the Apostles plant the first churches. Forward thinking with spiritual principles in mind will bless people with truth and vision and God’s will shall be executed and His Kingdom will come. Below are three benefits of looking forward to Jesus coming back:
Realisations that earthly pain is temporary
Realisation that your time is short
Realisation that you have much authority and responsibility
It’s time for the church to wake up from their survival mode and understand the times and seasons we are living in. Without vision, we perish, and those who want to be disciples recognise that they will only live the abundant lifestyle through focussing on Jesus coming back. Followers are concerned with today and their needs; disciples think about pioneering for future generations.

Disciples know promotion

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Jesus regularly took digs at religious folk in The Bible and used them as an example to disciples and followers to show the difference between walking in the light or darkness. Read Matthew 23 and you will note how Jesus gives a kingdom key to promotion and the fruit of walking in the light. At the same time, Jesus has prophetically highlighted what Church leaders will be like after He departed earth to take His rightful place in heaven.
Today, church leaders love the pulpit, love attention and love compromise. These three things are undeniable because every human desires them at some point in their lives. They get a promotion by democracy as people love them, and the emotions of popularity is a wave that many people cannot resist. If you are popular, then be prepared for earthly promotion. Jesus says the way to promotion is through serving. Serving is an internal heart principle that has automatic outward fruits. You do not do things to please people, but because you love God, and that compels the serving attitude.
So that brings me to the hidden kingdom principle of submission and authority. Those who can submit and serve will rule with authority, not only their own spirit as Proverbs says but also city by city. Jesus wants disciples to take nations and cities, but that doesn’t mean some physical revival which is strange to me from a biblical point of view, but He desires we take spiritual authority over principalities and powers. It is only then that God will bother to raise people up in places of influence and authority in the natural because to whom much is given, much is expected. Ruling spiritual realms takes courage, discipline and diligence and if you do well there you will fly in any earthly position, but you must possess humility, meekness and the glory of God. All these are attained by serving, sacrifice and obedience.
If you are looking to be popular then look forward to recognition in your church; If you want genuine promotion then you won’t be popular, but you will find authority and favour with the right people. God opens doors that no man can shut.
Followers love what people can do for them; disciples love what God has in-store for them!

Book of Job – My business struggles

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I had desired to be a pastor for many years after I committed my life to Christ but the Lord Jesus would always lead me towards a career in business.  I resisted the call for business for many years because I have a real passion for bringing the knowledge of Christ to lost souls until one sunny day in Copenhagen, I heard the Lord speak to me about the ‘rich person’. “Who will go them?” A new vision was birthed at that moment.
I have titled this article based on the story of Job which is about loss, redemption and overflow, and this is precisely how I can describe my career in business. Through a lack of wisdom I have lost plenty of money; through demonic attacks I have lost plenty opportunities but in the midst of all crises God has remained faithful to His vision and the cause He has for The Kingdom.
God designed us to make decisions based on taking His counsel but human nature drives us to be the decision makers in our lives, and this is where I had fallen short for years. All of my business failures are down to one simple factor; I was making bad decisions compared to God ones. Through each wrong decision, I found redemption through Jesus’s blood, but there have always been consequences to those bad decisions. Just as Israel took a 40-year detour, I too have taken long detours, but grace is always bringing me back.
Through every setback, I have found opportunity and today I can stand confidently as an entrepreneur because of this. I learned an important key in this life, and that is that opportunities will never cease to find you as long as your eyes are open. I could have buried my head in the sand through every disappointment, but instead, I chose to keep my head lifted high, and that is exactly where I could see Jesus.
Something that plenty of Christians struggle with is money and the potential for God’s children to have lots of it brings fear upon even the most faithful believers. Money has a place in God’s Kingdom if used correctly and in His wisdom; anything else does boil down to greed and lust. It is totally fine to be successful on earth as long as God is behind your decisions, purpose and vision. My struggles are now my strengths, and as I press forward as an entrepreneur, I hope to continue moving ahead with God’s agenda and not my own.
Money is a good thing, just don’t lust after it.
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Peace!
Amit