Where It’s At

“WHERE IT’S AT”
Where “it’s” at… All too often people are looking for the next great thing… The New Thing. We can’t be distracted by all the “New Things” otherwise the enemy will keep us chasing our tail. This is not to say that God is not continually giving new revelation for the season we are in. But we must always remain humble in our hearts to realize that the next new revelation is not “Where it’s at.” 
Signs, wonders, and miracles are not “where it’s at.”
Courts of Heaven is not “where it’s at.”
Ekklesia government groups are not “where it’s at.”
Going into the Heavens and exploring what’s there is not “where it’s at.

Where “IT’s” at is in a relationship with God. Doing the will of our Father. Everything else is only a piece of the puzzle to help us get there. They are tools to help us engage and understand our relationship to HIM.
What stands in the way is pride and arrogance. Pride and arrogance cause us to take the new revelations and tout them as the new and great thing God has given ME! Humility sees them as another step closer to the Father’s heart.
My heart is to see HIS will done on the Earth as it is in Heaven. I still see things happen in the Earth and Christians assume they know what the Father’s will is without checking in with Him… relationship (I do this, too, when I’m not thinking – so I’m not pointing fingers.) We need to take the time to take all things to the Father. Because our ways are not His ways. His plans are not like our plans. Often times, what we are freaking out about, God is not, because He knows ALL things work for the good of those who love Him. He has a big a plan! If we are not careful we can often find ourselves praying and opposing what God is doing.
Lord, I pray, give me a humble heart to receive what you are doing with gladness and joy and to seek YOU for YOUR plan. Mature Son’s/Kings will look like Jesus. They will only do what their Father does. They will only say what their Father says. I think we all have a long way to go. But be encouraged… He is accelerating things.

 

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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Protocol for the Heavenlies

A short summary of Heavenly protocol.  If you would like to learn more, see the links at the bottom.

As we are entering into the heavenlies, into the courts, to get verdicts and to learn what Pappa wants us to do and how He wants us to bring His Kingdom to the Earth. I see in some group sessions people get excited and in their excitement sometimes forget why we are there in the courts… in the heavens.

Here are a few things to keep in mind.
1. YES! He designed you and gave you a passion to run with.
2. Those God-given passions/superpowers are your contribution to the Body of Christ – You WILL use those in His grand plan, but within His Body – not alone.
3. Keep things in order. Don’t let your passion override HIS plan. Some people can get so passionate and enthusiastic about what He has given them, that they tend to think every part of the body should fall in line with their passion. (I believe most of the time this is done unintentionally.)
4. We’re here (on Earth) to represent His Kingdom, not our own.

Humility is a key to making sure we are doing His will and not our own. Our passions WILL be used in the Body. But, part of being a mature son/king is learning to operate as part of the body, not the only piece of the body.

One of the best teachings for this is understanding who Christ was as our firstfruit. He was a King and Priest. He led the way. We are to follow suit but become even more in HIM.

Being a priest is a very low and humbling role. It strips us of all our pride. This we need so we can become empty of ourselves and filled with HIM.

When we go to the heavenlies to seek what He wants in the Earth, we need to seek HIS will, not our own. Sometimes it can be hard to lay our own down, but we must!

 

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!

Where do Mature Sons Sow?

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AS A MATURE SON

I think most would agree that God is doing something amazing. We have all been praying to see God move, and now many are seeing Him move among the nations. It is so powerful. Yet, there are movements all over now. Which one do you go with?
First, honor each move. Trust God knows what He is doing and honor each move. Don’t try to tear one down in order to raise another up. Simply show what is unique. Each move of God has its place in the Body! Bless and sow into those movements that you feel lead to support. Mature sons of God/Kings know how to do this. We support and encourage things of the Kingdom. This does not mean you sow into every move, but usually, you will sow where you are receiving. 
Your church body.
Leaders of movements that need your help and you believe are of God.
But, especially where you are receiving and being fed.

I’m learning protocol. Protocol is about honor. When you are receiving from someone, it is proper and honorable to give gifts and sow into those you are being blessed by.

Look around you. Ask Father where you should be sowing. It may not be finances, but that is one of the most practical ways to sow.
Some sow by teaching. Some sow by service. Whatever you have to give, give.

Giving and honoring are so missed in many cultures today. Yet, I believe it is one of the most powerful ways to break free of chains that bind so many.

The sun does not choose who it will give sunshine to. It gives to all generously. The trees do not choose who they will give oxygen to, they just give generously.

The Bible does not say, “Give sparingly and with caution.” But instead, it says, “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” [Deu 15:10 NIV] “…the righteous gives and does not spare.” [Pro 21:26 NKJV] “There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. [Pro 11:24-25 NKJV]

So look around you today and ask, “Where can I give?”

I know the blessing and honor in giving. I so want each of you to be blessed and be a blessing. There is nothing like it.

Be a king of the Kingdom… Sow generously where God leads you to sow.

 

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!

Why Kingdom Equipping Center… The Journey.

Long post… I know. But this gives insight to who we are and where we are going. I love all the posts from others – thank you! Please keep it up.

4 months ago, the Lord started to show me the “Why” behind the journey. I’m sure the journey is not over, but I can see some of the pieces that lead up to this point.

#1 – Kingdom Equipping Center (Corporate Celebration)
This came from a place in the spirit where God put it in us (Gil and Adena) to see God’s heart come forth in each of you. The mission of Kingdom Equipping Center (KEC)… To help God’s people discover and activate what God placed in you and to train and equip you to walk it out… No strings attached – except strings of love and empowerment.
KEC is now the umbrella over the following.

#2 – The Ultimate Impact – Online Course
This online course opens up the door and teaches you (God’s people) to more fully understand who you REALLY are. Each of you have a book God wrote for you… Your destiny. It is not predestination, it is your personal manual… users guide (PS 139:16). God designed you to be and work a certain way. He knows exactly what will give you the most fulfilled life. You have free will and can choose to do something else. But if you want to be the most fulfilled you can possibly be, then find out what is in your book and walk it out. One very important lesson that comes from this online course is understanding the power and authority you walk in as a king and a priest of God! This understanding of who you are and what you are called to do changes everything!
This process also opens up the understanding that if you are fighting battles that seem to go around and around without progress, then you may be fighting a legal battle in the heavenlies. The enemy is a legalist and will hold any and everything against you that he can. You can pray all you want, but if you don’t remove his legal right that you or your bloodline have given him, it won’t make any difference. If you want to have the Ultimate Impact God intends you to have, then understand who you are! Find out what is in your book! Clear away anything and everything that the enemy holds against you. It is in the courtrooms of heaven that you can regain authority to declare and decree in the Earth.

#3 – God’s Ultimate Impact – Ekklesia Arising!
Finally, currently (I say currently because our understanding of God is always expanding), our main priority at this time as God’s people, is to prepare the way of the Lord. I used to travel and teach eschatology around the world. I had it all locked down and I knew better than anyone how it was all going to end… Until, God began working on my pride and showed me… “there is room” for other interpretations of His Word. So, I don’t pretend to know exactly how or when Jesus will return anymore. All I know is He has put it on my heart to be what He called us to be – His Ekklesia.
What does that mean? I’ve written some other articles on this, but in short. Jesus set up His Kingdom on this Earth. He called it His Ekklesia. Wherever two or more are gathered, they would have His governmental authority. AND, once you understand who you are in Christ Jesus and the authority He has given you and the authority He has yet to give you, you will begin to have HIS Ultimate Impact in your region. You are called to go into the heavenlies to see and hear what our loving Pappa wants to see in the Earth. We then are to bring that into the Earth and decree it with power and authority from Heaven! YOU, are called to be a mature son… A king in the Earth.
I truly believe that as God’s people begin to recognize who they are and the power and authority God wants and expects us to operate in, we will begin to see the face of the Earth shift and God’s Kingdom begin to surface in ways we never thought we would see. 
I’m not looking for an eschatological argument. Let each one of us be convinced by Holy Spirit. We will NOT all agree, BUT, we can respect, love, and honor one another and move forward together in the areas we do agree! Amen! Like a loving family/body that our Father wants to see.

www.UltimateImpactMovement.com is accessible to everyone and is being used as a study guide for new Ekklesia groups to help them get launched. From there we are connecting with other similar groups like Lindi Master’s Hubs that are worldwide.

The Ekklesia Arising Conference will bring many of these aspects into focus! If you’re nearby, join the conference. If you’re not, let us know, we may have audios or videos for this conference.

I want to see His will be done one Earth as it is in Heaven. How about you? Let’s do this!

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!

 

Seeking His Highest

Seeking His Highest!
 
There are people at all stages in their walk with Jesus. Therefore, all stages of ministry are necessary.
Evangelists – needed to introduce people to the first step – Repent, believe, and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation is the first step.
Pastors – needed to nurture and care for these new converted souls.
Teachers – needed to train and equip the people for their calling on their life.
Prophets – needed to speak life and bring forth the calling in each of their lives.
Apostles – to align it all and send people out.
All of these are needed “UNTIL we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” [Eph 4:13 NIV]
5-Fold is very important around the Earth today!
Yet, even in Paul’s day he stated, “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.” [Heb 6:1-2 NIV]
 
Interesting what Paul considers “elementary.”
*Repentance from acts that lead to death
*Faith in God
*Instruction about cleansing rites
*Laying on of hands
*Resurrection of the dead
*Eternal judgment
 
Some of these many would not consider “elementary,” but Paul did. Has anybody reading this raise the dead as a part of their ordinary day? I’m looking forward to it, but I’m not doing it on a daily basis, yet.
My sense is that, even though Paul was an Apostle, he had moved on to focusing on the “maturing” part.
It is interesting that some people and seminars focus on signs, wonders, and miracles as the place we need to “get to.”
I believe Paul and Jesus (and most likely the close followers of Jesus and the early disciples) understood that there is SOOOOOO much more. Yes, signs, wonders, and miracles will follow those who are in Christ. But the key is “In Christ.”
There is a priestly role that all of us must take up if we want to operate in the supernatural. BUT, if the reason you’re doing it is so you can have super natural power, then you will probably not get there. Why? Because it all wraps around intimacy and relationship. If all you want is the power, then you probably won’t get it. If you want a relationship with Jesus, then you’re likely to get the power even if you were not seeking it!
 
I believe the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is underway. It is Christ in us! And, us in Christ. When we complete the fulness of our priestly duties (mainly emptying ourselves of our selfishness and pride (but there is much more!)) then He can crown us kings in His Kingdom.
 
This is a process that we are learning in our Ekklesia groups. Ultimately, the greatest achievement is not signs and wonders, it is oneness with Him. Jesus was the first fruit. We are the harvest. Everything Jesus was as a man on Earth, we are called to be that and so much more, according to Paul and Jesus.
Jesus said, “…whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these…”[Jhn 14:12 NIV]
Paul said, referring to the works and power they had that it was only “…the first fruits of the Spirit…” [Rom 8:23 NKJV] Meaning, there is SOOO much more to come.
 
When we become mature sons, we won’t be seeking signs and wonders. They will follow us wherever we go. When we are mature sons we will be seeking the Kingdom – His will on Earth, not our own. However, when we are matured to the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13) His will and our will, will be difficult, if not impossible to distinguish.
Amen! I hope you can receive this. Seek first His Kingdom… Not the “other.”
If you seek first His Kingdom, the “other” is likely to be added.
 
BE BLESSED!

Know-It-All’s Will Have a Hard Time Receiving the “New.”

Western/Greek knowledge can be very limiting. We tend to worship knowledge when we’re not careful. For instance, if I think I know something. The matter is solved. It is over. I can no longer be taught anything more on that which I already know… because I already know it.
We, all too often, take pride in that which we think we know. When in reality, we all too often, have closed the door to learning on that subject because our pride in that knowledge has closed the door. It is safer when I can know, define, and control something. It is uncomfortable for most westerners to let down their guard and control over what they think they know in order to grow.
 
In order for the fullness of God to enter into our lives, we must remain open and be teachable. God is looking for those who are seekers. Seeking first the Kingdom of God! Amen!
 
We are moving into a new era where seekers of God’s will, will be filled with His new wine. While those who believe they know it all and have got everything under control will only drink the old wine because they’re holding onto only what they know and can define.
 
Are you bold? Are you willing to step out to discover HIS new wine for this new season? God is the same today and forever, but what He teaches us about Himself is constantly growing. Some things I thought I knew, I have to be willing to let Him teach me more.
 
Scary thought for some. But I’d rather step into the unknown of God’s heart than remain in the little box I’ve created for Him.
 
How about you?

Don’t be a Skeptic

I’ve been a skeptic most of my life.
Basically, that means I’ve already chosen NOT to believe anything I don’t already know. Ha! How limiting is that!
God showed me that if I really want to understand Him more, that I would have to be willing to see things from other people’s points of view. Even the things I thought I already knew. I needed to seek to understand them, even if I disagreed.
I can tell you that within the last year I have grown more than I have at any other time. It has been one of the most exciting and rewarding times of my life as I have let God show me that He is bigger and greater than all my limited views I once held so rigid too. Scripture has become so alive and powerful.
It is from this place that I have seen and understood our role of being God’s government on the Earth and the power and authority He wants us to have even more clearly. But it comes through understanding who we are as priests first. We must go low before we can receive the rewards and authority of mature sons.
Amen!
Be blessed!
Be free in Him!

Every Part of the Body of Christ is Valuable.

God’s heart of love rejoices over His body on Earth. If one speaks of another part of the Body of Christ with a heart/attitude of “What we’re doing makes us so much better than what they’re doing.” this is evidence that we still need a heart transformation.
 
Do what God is calling you to do. When one uses language that minimizes another it is usually from a place of insecurity and a need to put others down so one can feel lifted up.
 
Trust God that what He is doing in you is great and mighty work needed in the Body of Christ. Let go of positional prejudice that thinks one job is better than another and be blessed with the work He has you doing.
 
Every part of the Body is needed.
So bless one another.
Love one another.
Rejoice with those who rejoice.
Mourn with those who mourn.
We are ALL one body.

Practicing Our Presence In HIM

Brother Lawrence wrote the book, “Practicing His Presence.” It was the idea that when we practice being aware of Jesus’ presence that it would help us behave better.
As we become mature sons in Christ, we mature from a focus on behavior to a focus on who we are In Christ. In the season ahead we need to
 
Practice OUR presence in HIM.
 
We are called to BE IN HIM!
Spend some time and Meditate on these verses,
IN CHRIST…
 
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. [Rom 8:1 NKJV]
 
5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. [Rom 12:5 NKJV]
 
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. [2Co 2:14 NKJV]
 
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. [2Co 5:17 NKJV]
 
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. [Col 2:9-10 NKJV]
 
As we live and move in HIM we will understand better our place and authority in the Heavenlies. You are much more than you believe you are!

A Light Summary of Priest and King

We are called to be Kings and Priests of our God (Revelation 1:6 & 5:10). We are children of the king, called and adopted into His family and all creation groans and waits for these children (Followers of Jesus filled with the Spirit) to mature (become kings). Rom. 8:14-22
Our priestly role displays the love and compassion of God. We are called to mediate and be a priest for God and take up the role of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18), drawing humanity to Jesus. We must mature into a place where we are willing to stand in the gap as Abigail did (1 Samuel 25:23), willing to give up her life as Jesus did. There are many lessons from the story of Abigail. But my point here is that she acted as a priest. She stood in the gap and was willing to sacrifice herself to save her family.
Jesus calls us to be willing to love our enemies. Are you willing to stand in the gap for your enemies? Jesus was. (Rom. 5:10)
To receive Kingdom authority, God teaches us humility through the priestly process. It is a cycle of glory to glory. We learn humility and love as a priest – He then gives us more Kingly authority – then we are given opportunity to go lower again, in our priestly role – when we learn the next lesson He, then, gives more kingly authority. The process goes on and on and on.
But too many think or want to jump straight into a place of Kingship when they have not gone through the priestly process where we learn to love and walk in humility. After all, what is good to and pleasing to God? “He has shown you, O man, what [is] good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? (Mic 6:8 NKJV)
Hallelujah!