Love Wins!

I may get some flack from this. I wrote this in response to some lovely Christians (I mean that- I’m not being facetious) who were debating doctrine. I did not take sides but wrote this response. I realize not everyone will agree with me. But I hope you get the heart of where I’m coming from.
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My friends, I have only 3 things to share.
1. I believe we are all followers of Jesus on this thread.
2. His greatest command is that we LOVE…
3. We will not all agree 100% on all things. BUT, this does not mean we are not followers of Jesus.
I’m sorry, but the Bible is not 100% clear in all areas. There is “room” for various interpretations. I know that may not sit well with everyone. But if you have grown in your view or understanding of scripture in your walk with the Lord, then you know this to be true. You once believed one way, now you believe differently.
Believing that your understanding of a specific doctrine is the only way to believe, this will, more than likely, lead to deception. But if your heart is open to the Holy Spirit and the Tree of life then HE will lead you into all truth. AND, He will lead our brothers and sisters into all truth in His time. Living under the tree of knowledge of good and evil causes us to want to say “I’m right, you’re wrong.”
Tree of life is about relationship. This is where God wants us to live from. Love is above all. Relationship with Him will bring truth. Knowledge will puff us up.
Does that make sense? 
Part of the reason we have so much division is because a spirit of religion causes us to think our way is the only way to interpret scripture. Let’s back up and start with Jesus’ greatest commandment… To Love. 
Let’s talk about doctrine from a place of, “we’re both followers of Jesus. I love and honor you. I honor your position and understanding of scripture. I may not agree with your interpretation, but I still honor you and I trust Holy Spirit to lead you. And, perhaps I have some adjusting to do in my interpretation. (For anyone to think they have it all right all the time is pride.) In the meantime, I’d like to build my relationship with you. How’s your family?”

 

Gil Hodges.  My wife (Adena) and I started an online course in July of 2017 called “The Ultimate Impact Movement.”  You can find it at www.UltimateImpactMovement.com. We won’t dazzle you with eloquence words or fancy film and studio settings.  This course is simply meant to find those meek and humble ones who want to work together AS ONE in the body of Christ to see His will brought from heaven to earth.  We believe in a wholistic approach to entering into His presence and doing His will to see His Kingdom revealed on Earth through His Ekklesia. Although it is best done with a group/Ekklesia, this is an online discipleship course you can take at your own pace with direct connection to Adena and myself to help you through.  Join us for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Deep Law of Giving

The Deep Law of Giving…
 
God’s law of giving is, I believe from my experience, the breakthrough law! It’s not about how much you give or how you give, it’s about your heart. And God is always after our heart. The breakthrough comes when we reach a place where we are so in love with God and His creation, especially people, that our heart has no greater pleasure and desire other than to respect, bless, honor and somehow give to those around us. Often times, and usually the easiest path or way to give is money. It is the route that is used the most and there is nothing wrong with it.  But you could give your time, service, etc.
It takes meditation on His word and intimacy with Him so He can transform your heart to reflect His image… a giving and loving person. When we reflect His image in giving, THEN, comes a whole new level of breakthrough!
Tell me, have you experienced it?
This does not mean you wait until you have millions of dollars to give.
As we move forward with Ekklesias Arising around the globe with the desire and hope to see the Earth shift, WE FIRST, must shift.
Giving is a characteristic of a mature son of God. God is a giver. His children will reflect His image!
PASS IT ON

Wounded Warriors

There are lots of wounded warriors in the field. These are not outcasts. They are wounded people (Christians) and need love and care to bring them back into God’s camp.
You may recognize them… They hold on to bitterness and unforgiveness. Bitter toward people. Bitter toward God. Bitter toward the church. Don’t make the mistake of responding to their bitterness by building a wall or responding in the same spirit. Give them some space and respond in the opposite spirit with love and acceptance… even accepting them where they are at and letting them have the space they want. Take time to rebuild trust with them.
God created them to be a treasure and a blessing and He may be calling you to bring that treasure out of them. You can’t do it if you respond with a counter attack. 
Keep in mind that what you think is acceptable may not be the same as what someone else thinks is acceptable. You may offend someone because they feel you crossed a line. You may not have that same belief or conviction but respect and honor theirs. If you don’t, you may never have the opportunity to get close enough to them to share the loving, sacrificing God you know. Some people are much more sensitive to certain things because of past experiences – and rightfully so if you knew their story. Take the time to get to know their story.

 

Gil Hodges.  My wife (Adena) and I started an online course in July of 2017 called “The Ultimate Impact Movement.”  You can find it at www.UltimateImpactMovement.com. We won’t dazzle you with eloquence words or fancy film and studio settings.  This course is simply meant to find those meek and humble ones who want to work together AS ONE in the body of Christ to see His will brought from heaven to earth.  We believe in a wholistic approach to entering into His presence and doing His will to see His Kingdom revealed on Earth through His Ekklesia. Although it is best done with a group/Ekklesia, this is an online discipleship course you can take at your own pace with direct connection to Adena and myself to help you through.  Join us for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

Would you like to support the mission and ministry of Kingdom Equipping Center?  Giving is easy.  Click this Link.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support.