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EKKLESIA 04 - The Kingdom Worldview

The fourth part of our Ekklesia series by Pastor Taunja Hoole

EKKLESIA 04 - The Kingdom Worldview

Before Jesus ever introduced His concept of Ekklesia (Church), He set up the context for nearly three years. Context is simply the setting or the backstory before an event, statement, or idea. Context helps us to fully understand a situation. Without complete understanding, it's easy to take things out of context. 

Matthew 16:18–19 (NLT) Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and upon this rock I will build my Church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." 

This statement would've been a complete surprise to Jesus' disciples. Never before had the word Kingdom and Ekklesia been tied together. It's important to note the wording is vital in the link; it implies a oneness between the two. 

To understand Ekklesia, you have to realize the context of the Kingdom. Jesus talked about a King and a Kingdom for almost three years before the Church was ever mentioned. We have to understand Kingdom before we'll ever understand Ekklesia (Church).

Jesus talked about the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven more than anything else. It was His primary message. The Kingdom was also what Jesus demonstrated at all times through His actions.


Worldview Defined: The framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. A combination of all you believe to be true. 

Either consciously or subconsciously, every individual has a worldview. 

Your worldview determines…

  • Your actions, your emotions, your thought processes
  • What you accept or reject
  • Who you accept or reject in society – politically, culturally
  • What you live by
  • Your standards, values, codes of conduct

Jesus knew that! He also knew he had to address and change 4,000 years of pre-set worldview. So, He taught on the Kingdom all the time! The teaching of the Kingdom was the core of His entire message!

Barna Research on America's Biblical Worldview

  • 4% of Americans have a Biblical worldview
  • 9% of Americans who claim to be born again have a Biblical worldview


“Although most Americans own a Bible and know some of its content, our research found that most Americans have little idea how to integrate core biblical principles to form a unified and meaningful response to the challenges and opportunities of life.” ~George Barna

Questionable Theology

Today, it's easy to see that hell's Kingdom has polluted that doctrine of the Kingdom. The church (in general) does not have a "kingdom-that-rules-with-Christ" worldview.

  • Many churches/Christians have a very passive worldview.
  • Many churches have a dispensational worldview
  • Dispensational means a future time, not for now

They have pushed God's Kingdom off to a future time when Jesus returns to get us out of this cruel world. When they pray, "Your kingdom come," it's often more like, "Jesus, come quickly and rescue us from this evil, dark world." It's a subconscious worldview that says, "Let the world go ahead and get evil; just get us out of here!" Many believe the world will only get more depraved, and there's not much we can do about it. In fact, they say things like, "As our world gets more and more wicked, it must mean that Jesus is coming soon." 

The church has had an escapism mentality at times, especially when considering the reality of our fallen world. We hunker down and "hold the fort" while singing, "I'll fly away." Our favorite verse says, "Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away. To a land where joy shall never end, I'll fly away. I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away. When I die, hallelujah by and by - I'll fly away!" We dream about the rapture (which we believe will happen); but we can't wait for Jesus to come and rescue us. Hey, I get it! We all want to be with Jesus and away from weariness and suffering.

But aren't we supposed to be occupying until He returns? Aren't we supposed to be salt and light? Aren't we supposed to be discipling nations? Jesus would say, "YES!" In fact, that's precisely what He said.

Luke 19:13 (KJV) – …Occupy till I come. 

Another translation says, "Do business until I come back." My favorite version was, "Invest with what I've given you until I return."

The Ekklesia, Jesus’ church, was never meant to resemble a prisoner-of-war camp waiting to be liberated! ~Ed Silvoso

That's a limited theology of the Kingdom to believe it's not also for right now, thinking we will only rule and reign with Him in the future when Jesus comes back. While that is an amazing truth, there is more.

I believe a much more biblically accurate way to look at Kingdom is simply this: The Kingdom of God is now and not yet.

We walk in the Kingdom right now and when Jesus comes back. We rule and reign with Him right now and when He returns. Yes, there are things we can't do until He comes back, but not everything! We don't wait around for that time before we access His authority and partner with Him.

Satan loves it when we push Kingdom rule and reign off to a future time because that means we will keep being passive with him and his dark kingdom. We won't engage in spiritual warfare as we should. We won't use the keys of authority Jesus wants to give His church. The gates of hell can keep prevailing all over our city, nation, and world because we're just waiting for Jesus to come back, and then we can rule and reign. No, we can operate in our God-given authority as His sons and daughters right now.

What is the result of not discerning what Jesus was talking about with the Kingdom and Ekklesia? What's the result of not renewing our minds to a Kingdom worldview or not understanding that we can reign with Him now (in some ways) and later on in other ways? Our world is a huge mess now!

Part of the church says we should stay out of culture, education, entertainment, government, etc. We should just mind our own business, do some social justice things but don't try to impact the society. Don't try to influence or shape culture. Don't make waves; just love everyone and don't rock the boat. 


There's also been part of the church that has literally said, "Culture should help shape and form our now doctrines. Our doctrine should be fluid to match the culture."

That's not in Scripture anywhere. In fact, it's anti-scripture. The notion that we would let society or culture change or form our doctrine (what we believe to be our foundational truths) makes no sense. Our doctrine should be founded solely upon God's never-changing, life-giving Word.

People argue, "Well, the Bible isn't relevant to our culture now."

The Bible will always be relevant to any situation, any culture, any people group because God wrote it. God is timeless. He's the God of every nation, people group, and language. It has help and answers for every situation in all history. 

Now even our government has actually said, "It's unhealthy for society to have values put upon it by Christians." Christians and the church have been labeled "a form of domestic terrorism." Rather than being thankful for having people who gather to pray for the nation or serve in the Name of Jesus, it's often ridiculed. Parents who want to be involved in their kids' education or Christians who take a stand morally on issues are criticized. This is NOT who we were as a nation historically. It is not who we are supposed to be or who we will be in Jesus' Name.


Today so much of the church has allowed humanism, rather than the Bible, to set its worldview.

Humanism is rampant in our culture, including church culture.

If you went to public school from the 1960s to today, you were indoctrinated with humanism. There is daily programming (on purpose) with humanism. Even many TV shows and movies have been programming us with humanism and so much more. 

Christianity Today (April 1970): 

At the heart of humanism is the notion that anthropology (the study of man) must replace theology (the study of God). God has been removed from the center of life; he is no longer truly worshipped; and man has assumed his place.

The recently elected moderator of the New York Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church, the Reverend (name omitted on purpose as I'm not trying to out anyone), was reported by the New York Times as saying that he calls himself "a Christian-humanist" with "more concern about man than about God."

This article was written 52 years ago! We know there's been a significant decline since then.

Humanism is in the church more than we realize. It has even been in many sermons across our country. Pastors preach what sounds more like self-help sermons, often focused solely on the person. There's nothing wrong with growing the person, but we must guard against narcissism and selfishness.

Most believers have allowed the world, the media, the government, Hollywood, social media, education, college, etc., to influence their minds. There are humanistic things in our worldview, and quite frankly, we need to be freed of it. 

We must all ask the Lord to help renew our minds to a Kingdom worldview, a biblical worldview. One that's uncontaminated by humanism or relativism or anything else. One that's based on the Gospel of Jesus, where our foundations are rooted and grounded in God's Word.

There's also a rising doctrine in the church called Chrislam, blending Christianity and Islam.

I read this in an article on Chrislam: 

This weekend, the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston along with Christian communities in Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit will initiate a series of sermons that have been designed to produce an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam. In addition to the sermons, the Sunday school lessons will center on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad. Qurans will be placed in the pews next to the Bibles.

I have nothing but love for my Muslim friends, and I pray for them often. I do not judge them or their faith. I want them to know God how their heart's genuinely long to know Him. They are searching for the Way, the truth, and the life, and I pray they encounter Him. But, I can do that without putting the Quran next to my Bible. It's not a slam on anyone or the Muslim religion; it's a reverence and value for God's Word being unequivocal truth.

Here's another news article from this last year.

Harvard's new head chaplain is an atheist, unanimously elected by his peers (August 27, 2021 - Microsoft News)

The new head chaplain at Harvard began work this week, directing the university's more than 40 religious leaders who connect with and guide students. There's just one rather unusual twist: he's an atheist.

"It's a milestone of inclusion." 

Epstein is an atheist and a humanist, meaning essentially that he believes humans can be moral and ethical without the guide of religion. At the core of his beliefs, which he said diverge from those of some atheists, is a strong-held faith in community.

The author of the New York Times bestseller "Good Without God," he is quick to emphasize the "good" of irreligion, rather than the fact that it is "without God."

I was surprised and not surprised to read this news.

However, Harvard's founders would be shocked. Harvard first started classes on September 8, 1636. The college was established to educate clergy and raise up a Christian academic institution to meet the needs of perpetuating the Christian faith and advancing the Gospel.

Check out part of the original rules for Harvard. This is a small excerpt; it goes on and on like this.

Rules and Precepts of Harvard:

Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life, and there to lay Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him. Everyone shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that he shall be ready to give an account….

If you study the first American educational institutions, you will see a commitment to spread the Gospel via Christian academics. 106 of the first 108 colleges in America were formed by Christians and built upon Christian principles.

What has happened?

The church has lost a lot of its significance in today’s society and culture because it’s forgotten God’s definition for who she is supposed to be.

Without a kingdom of God worldview, the church became what we now see in the USA and elsewhere. There are some things in the church today that only have a form of godliness, but it denies the power of God. It’s based on vain philosophies, pluralism (many ways to God), and man-made compromised doctrines. Some of it is actually anti-Christ.

What do we need to do? 

We need to recover our Kingdom Mindset and be the church Jesus is building.

Indeed, the gates of hell are deeply entrenched in our cities and nations - where we work, live, and go to school. BUT SO IS THE CHURCH! If we can renew our minds and develop a Kingdom Worldview, we can be the church God has called us to be. Don't worry, we will.

The backdrop and context of introducing the church is a kingdom of God worldview taught by Jesus Christ Himself.


  • Kingdom comes from two words: King and Domain – A King's domain
  • Kingdom in Greek is basileia (NT: 923) (used more than 160 times in the NT
  • Kingdom in Hebrew is mamlakah (OT: 4467)
  • Both words mean "Kingly rule, royal dominion, royal power, the realm of a King, a kingdom, a Kingdom's reign, sovereign authority or rule" 
  • Basic Kingdom definition: A government that rules a territory.
  • Where is the Kingdom of God? Wherever Jesus is King!
  • What is the Kingdom of God? It is the rule and reign of God.


John the Baptist, the forerunner before Jesus, said:

Matthew 3:2 (NLT) - "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near." 

Matthew 3:11–12 (The Message) - "I'm baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I'm a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He's going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He'll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he'll put out with the trash to be burned." 

Jesus shows up at the Jordan River, and John the B baptizes him. He comes up out of the water, and the Holy Spirit descends upon him like a dove. A voice came from Heaven saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

The Holy Spirit then leads Jesus into the wilderness, where he's tempted by Satan for 40 days. He passed that 40-day test with flying colors, defeating Satan at every turn. After the wilderness time was over, the angels came and ministered strength to Jesus. I'm sure his human side needed it!

It's time now for Jesus to launch his public ministry and start preaching. But first, Jesus was led to do something interesting. He was led to move to a different location. 

Why did he have to move? He moved from his hometown of Nazareth, where he was tolerated. There was a great deal of unbelief, and He was surrounded by negativity. Jesus even said he couldn't do many great things there because of it. Even his family was negative towards him. His own brothers didn't accept who he was at this point.

Matthew 4:13 (The Message) – He moved from his hometown, Nazareth, to the lakeside village Capernaum, nestled at the base of the Zebulun and Naphtali hills. 

This was a prophetic intercessory act. Often with intercession, it requires you to go to the place and walk it.

In 2020, God asked me to go on a prayer journey from sea to shining sea (literally). I didn't fully understand why at the time, but I was just being obedient. I always want to say yes to Jesus, even if it seems crazy.

My friends and I prayed for hours a day over the three week-long trip across our country. It was a prophetic act of intercession – the whole trip itself, not just when we were praying. 

We prayed in so many significant places:

  • In the exact spot where the first covenant with God was made at Cape Henry
  • Inside Independence Hall where the declaration of independence was signed
  • All over Washington DC
  • On location where horrific events happened in our history, and where riots took place in 2020
  • Where liberty was fought for at Gettysburg and Valley Forge
  • In the exact log room where the second great awakening broke out
  • Along revival routes of the past, re-digging those wells

God was readying my heart for what He is doing and is about to do in our country. God let me see our country through His eyes and get His heart so I could pray even more effectively. It shifted me in the spirit. I believe God was getting my heart ready for the reform and awakening of our country; so I could help lead and pastor in this world-changing revival.

When you walk the actual ground, a place can unlock things prophetically. A place can often enhance and release destiny!

Jesus moved to a place that was at the base of the Naphtali hills.

Naphtali tribe:

  • Discipled the coming generation
  • Trained the coming generation of communicators
  • Trained the generals for Israel's remnant army

Jesus shifted. He moved to a different place. It was a very prophetic move and a very prophetic place. He moved to a Kingdom-minded place and a kingdom-minded people.

  • It was a place of accepting the mantle of discipling the coming kingdom generation.
  • It was a place of providing generals for the kingdom, which the first 12 he called apostles.
  • And he would now turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children and the hearts of the children back to the fathers.

This is the mission statement of our King for His Kingdom's church.

Jesus recognized a place was necessary, and where He was positioned was important. He moved to a place of new Kingdom extension. He couldn't do some of what He was called to do surrounded by a territory of negativity, so the Holy Spirit shifted him to a new kingdom place.


Matthew 4:17 (NKJV) – From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 

Matthew 4:23 (NKJV) – And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 


Matthew 5:3 (NLT) – “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 

Matthew 5:10 (NLT) – God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 


Matthew 6:9–10 (NKJV) – In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 


Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) – But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 


Matthew 7:12 (NLT) – Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. 


Matthew 7:13 (NLT) – “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 

Matthew 7:21 (NLT) – “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 


Matthew 9:35–37 (NLT) – Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 


Matthew 10:7 (The Message) – Tell them that the Kingdom is here. 


Matthew 11:12 (NLT) – And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it. 

This is talking about the Kingdom of heaven on earth. The Kingdom in heaven isn’t under attack, but His Kingdom here sure is! In Christ’s power, we need to do what the Word says and keep moving forward. Even when all hell breaks loose against us and Satan attacks, we need to continue to forcefully advance against him. We don’t let hell stop us! We do not draw back in unbelief; we move forward in faith.

Matthew 12:25 – Jesus talks about the importance of Kingdom unity.

Matthew 12:26 (NLT) – Hell itself has a kingdom – the Kingdom of darkness


Matthew 13:3 – The Kingdom is like a farmer planting seeds.

Matthew 13:10–11 (NLT) – His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?” He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. 

Matthew 13:24 (NLT) – The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. 

Matthew 13:31 (NLT) – The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. 

Matthew 13:33 (NLT) – The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.

Matthew 13:44 (NLT) – The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. 

Matthew 13:45 (NLT) – Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. 

Matthew 13:47 (NLT) – Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of every kind. 

Matthew 19:14 (NLT) – For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.

Matthew 19:23 (NLT) – Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. 

Matthew 20:11–16 (NLT) – The Kingdom of heaven is like an owner who paid the last hours workers the same as the first, because he has a generous heart.

Matthew 21:31 (NLT) – …I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you religious leaders do. 

Matthew 25:1–2 (NLT) – The Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 

Matthew 25:14 (NLT) – Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. One with 5 bags, one with 2 bags, and one with 1 bag of gold.

It’s clear that Jesus did his best to get his disciples to understand the Gospel of the Kingdom

Jesus wanted them (and us) to think Kingdom. He never changed up the message. Jesus says, "I came to implement the Kingdom of heaven on this earth! A kingdom that cannot be shaken! A Kingdom that will never end, a Kingdom of light." It is essential to Jesus we understand this context. He wants us to think Kingdom! Jesus says, "Think about it like this - your whole life and purpose are about a King and His Kingdom. I want my spiritual Kingdom to affect the natural world through you. For that to happen, you need to have a Kingdom worldview."


  • Be like YEAST – get into everything with the Kingdom, with the presence of heaven. Cause the ways of Jesus and His Kingdom to grow wherever you are and wherever you go. Let the presence of the King and the atmosphere of heaven RISE UP in your world. Get into the whole lump and affect it all.

  • Be like SALT – flavor everything with the Kingdom. Preserve everything and season every conversation and situation with salty goodness, truth, and grace.

  • Be Like SEEDS SOWN – produce a harvest.

  • Be like LIGHT – penetrate the darkness, bring light, expose darkness and dark agendas. Push back the darkness with Kingdom light, hope, and truth.

Jesus didn't come to start a kingdom that lacked power for 2,000 years. He didn't come to start a Kingdom that was passive and dormant; and He doesn't want us to be docile against the enemy. He didn't come to start a Kingdom and a church that would blend into the culture and not affect it or change it! That's actually anti-Christ doctrine!

Jesus came to change the world!

Read the book of Acts and watch how Christ's church started. His followers turned their world upside down! Literally, entire regions were affected by the Gospel of the Kingdom. The apostle Paul and his team talk about having to leave and go somewhere new because "the whole region knew the doctrine!"  That's incredible! They all knew the truth of Jesus and His Kingdom.

We must become Kingdom-minded in all we do.

We have shifted into a new supernatural season, a new era in the last few years. Part of that shift involves this subject of the Kingdom and Jesus returning the Church to His original intent. We must understand His heartbeat and His message of the Kingdom and thoroughly apply it to our lives. We must renew our minds and "repent" or change our thinking to a Kingdom worldview.

We are shifting to church as originally intended based on the concept of a King and His Kingdom.

There is a remnant Ekklesia that will become kingdom-minded in their thoughts, actions, words, and deeds. When they do, it will release signs, wonders, and miracles. They will cast out demons and heal the sick everywhere. It will release a mighty deliverance ministry on this planet.

The season we are entering is a place of such radical commitment to Christ and His Word. Christ-followers will step forward, saying, "We're now going to do as authorized by the King! When we see hell's kingdom trying to advance, we will resist him in Jesus' name. We're going to stand in faith, put kingdom pressure on things, and take a stand against him until Christ's Kingdom rule comes in that situation.

When we've done all we know to do to stand, we will keep standing! We're not going to ignore things or roll over and or play dead at godless ideas, godless laws, godless philosophies, godless ways of thought or godless actions. We're here to represent His Kingdom. We're here to rule against the enemy's plans in the mighty Name of our King, Jesus. We will engage in the Spirit to stop and start some things.

In the last 50-60 years, the enemy has tried to intimidate the church. He's tried to cancel the church, silence the church, and censor the church. He wants to shut the church up and shut the church down. But we will not be ashamed of the Gospel of His Kingdom; it's the Good News. It's the power of God unto salvation! Our world needs hope right now; it needs light and the amazing love of Jesus. The church is the hope of the world because we represent Jesus.

Our world needs us to push back the kingdom of darkness.

Our world needs to represent Jesus, our King, everywhere we go! Jesus has authorized us to rule and reign with Him. We have His permission! If we suffer violence, pushback, resistance, or pain, we don't stop. We keep forcefully advancing and pushing against the kingdom of darkness. We don't stop praying or believing. We don't stop doing what's right.

When the enemy says, "No, you need to shut up. You need to be quiet, sit back, and just do your little church thing. Stay in your church box – this is my kingdom out here in the real world."

NO…we don't shut up! We don't cower to his intimidation. We represent Jesus and His Kingdom! We don't just represent; we are royal sons and daughters.

A radical remnant is coming forth.

We're about to see the most radical, in love with Jesus, and on-fire Christians we've ever seen. There's never been another generation like it. Radical Christianity will be normal Christianity.

A Remnant Ekklesia is rising up, and they will learn to reign with Christ. They will understand they're seated with Him in heavenly places. The enemy is not only under Jesus' feet; he's under their feet. They will know how to use their God-given keys of Kingdom authority. They will bind and loose. They will learn how to influence and impact culture with God's way and what everyone thinks won't sway them.

They will know how to bring heaven to earth and regulate atmospheres where the devil is trying to rule. They will say NO to legislation or laws that exalt themselves against the Kingdom of God. They will remove, reform, replace, rebuild wherever doctrines of demons have tried to destroy families, cities, and nations for years. They will resist the enemy like never before, and he will have to flee. The gates of hell will not be able to prevail against them.

I'm ALL in, how about you?

I refuse to listen to the devil's lies. This awakening will happen, and millions of people in our country will be saved. There will be at least a billion-soul harvest globally.

I will not listen to the devil's intimidation when he taunts me with, "Just shut up and be quiet." NO, I tell you to shut up, not the other way around. I will not keep silent.

Or when he says, "Just focus on your little church. Just stay behind your four walls. Just keep to yourselves and don't shake anything up…you don't want to lose your tax-exempt status. Just stay out of the way." NO, I intend to be in the devil's way. I intend to be a wall blocking satan's advance.  

I intend to assault satan's kingdom with my constant decrees and prayers and my declarations of God's Word. I received a prophetic word about 15 years ago that I would be like an atomic bomb to satan's camp, and I intend to be just that. I plan to plunder hell to populate heaven.

I intend to be a voice for my King. I will be a revivalist and a reformer in my generation and my nation. I will see Jesus exalted and glorified. I intend to rule and reign in His name, take the authority He's given me, and use every key I possibly can in His name.

I intend to motivate, as best I can, a kingdom-people to activate, move, and do something. I will see a church get out of the seats and advance His kingdom.

I will not put down my Bible; I will read it more. I will not stop preaching from the Bible; I will preach it more! I intend to renew my mind according to that Word even more! I intend to shine bright and not hide my light. I intend to bring His hope and love wherever I go!

I will heal the sick, cast out demons, bind up the broken-hearted, set the captives free, see blind eyes opened, deaf ears hear, and the lame walk.

I intend to see the biggest harvest that the world has ever seen! I will not sit back and let the devil disciple the harvest. I dare to believe Jesus when He said, "Go make disciples of all nations!" I intend to disciple a nation! I will do my part!

We will not relent until the church sees Jesus come in the clouds of glory.

But until He comes, we'll be awake; we'll be moving. We'll be a kingdom engaged. We'll be His voice on this planet. We'll bring the beautiful atmosphere of heaven to earth.

The most significant shift in history has already begun - it's a shift into a Kingdom of God worldview. A Remnant is waking up to the biblical reality - we're called to rule and reign with Christ now, in this life, and the next.

It was in this context that Jesus mentioned church for the first time.