Biblical dialogue – Is a Senior pastor a biblical concept?

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Subscribe to the Ecclesia Framework YouTube Channel for videos and updates.

Join our Facebook page: Ecclesia Framework to receive regular updates and daily updated content.

Click here to sign up to the Heavenly Realms page. 

………………………………………………………………………………………………

Professional Pictures 043CEO. Jane Johnson B.Com Grad Dip LD, Dip Coaching.

Founder of the ECCLESIA framework in 2013, and the Heavenly Realms Support Group. Jane has worked in many different leadership capacities from being a professionally qualified Christian Leadership Coach for 13 years to many Christian leaders, to leading a ministry with the Navigators, to being a Senior Learning and Development Manager of a multimillion corporation, advising the management team on strategic approaches to get the best out of their people. She has developed considerable experience with Investors in People taking several companies through to successful accreditation and training as a consultant for them. Hence she understands the amazing impact a tool based on this principle can have.

Connect with her on LinkedIn

Leadership Manual for Facilitating an Ecclesia

Heavenly Blueprint of New Ecclesias –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/governance-of-new-ecclesias/

REVELATION ON THE HEAVENLY ECCLESIA -AND HOW THIS MATCHES REVELATION 21 – there is no temple –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/one-united-ecclesia/

What are we seeing for the New Wineskin? –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/vision-of-new-wineskin/

Difference between small grouping, an Ecclesia and an Arc/Embassy –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/difference-between-hub-an-ecclesia-and-an-arcembassy/

Finances/Wealth Principles –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/finances-wealth-principles/

Organic church characteristics –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/organic-church-characteristics/

Setting up a Hub (small group) or Legislative Connection Group online

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/setting-up-a-hub-new-wine-skin-ecclesia/

What is Real Christian Unity and What is it not? –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/the-hard-work-of-christian-unity/

Is there really a large weekly gathering of the Ecclesia? –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/case-for-no-ecclesia/

Biblical Argument for Believers Not Attending Church –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/why-believers-should-not-attend-church/

Four Levels to the Ecclesia –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/four-levels-to-the-ecclesia/

Concerning trends of the new wineskin –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/concerning-trends-of-the-new-wineskin/

Mistakes we don’t want to repeat in building the new wineskin –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/mistakes-we-dont-want-to-repeat-in-building-the-new-wineskin/

Recent Revelation on Heavenly DISCIPLING Methods to Support New People –

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/recent-revelation-on-heavenly-discipling-methods-to-support-new-people/

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Subscribe to the Ecclesia Framework YouTube Channel for videos and updates.

Join our Facebook page: Ecclesia Framework to receive regular updates and daily updated content.

Click here to sign up to the Heavenly Realms page. 

………………………………………………………………………………………………

Professional Pictures 043CEO. Jane Johnson B.Com Grad Dip LD, Dip Coaching.

Founder of the ECCLESIA framework in 2013, and the Heavenly Realms Support Group. Jane has worked in many different leadership capacities from being a professionally qualified Christian Leadership Coach for 13 years to many Christian leaders, to leading a ministry with the Navigators, to being a Senior Learning and Development Manager of a multimillion corporation, advising the management team on strategic approaches to get the best out of their people. She has developed considerable experience with Investors in People taking several companies through to successful accreditation and training as a consultant for them. Hence she understands the amazing impact a tool based on this principle can have.

Connect with her on LinkedIn

How to Start Hearing from God

By Sharon Ereaux

As a follower of Christ, you are already ‘hearing’ from God somehow, even if you don’t know it.

Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice, they know me” (John 10:27). He will communicate with us in whatever way we will ‘hear’ Him. That may be through thoughts that you think are your own, or answers and direction from a Bible verse that seems to ‘jump off the page’ or comes to your mind, or perhaps guidance from a book or a fellow believer, or circumstances. Honour this, and thank Him for it.

I like to talk about sensing God, because we can use all our senses in the spiritual realm. Our inner hearing and inner sight as well as spiritual taste, smell and feeling, inner knowing and more.

Rest in Him.

It is ultimately the Father who is leading you in the process of learning to sense Him more and more. Trust that He is faithful to help you in the learning process. This helps us to engage from a place of rest.

Trust.

Be assured that it is what the Father wants for you. He invites us to seek His face (Psalm 27:8, 2 Chronicles 7:14), and Paul prays “that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened” (Ephesians 1:18). We can sense Him, not with our natural eyes, but with inner eyes of spiritual understanding. And He wants us to.

Practice stilling your mind.

Note that we don’t empty our mind. We still our mind to allow our spirit to lead. The mind isn’t silent, but it isn’t in charge either.

Go beyond emotions.

Ask the blessing of shalom-peace upon your emotions if you need it. We may have unhelpful emotions which can be resolved in time. Unhelpful feelings don’t need to dominate us. We notice them but then go deeper within to our spirit. This is also to allow your spirit to lead.

Be governed by your spirit.

Agree that your spirit is to be over your soul and your soul over your body. Consciously let your spirit expand. Let it happen by faith now even if you do not sense it happen.

Know that your spirit is your link to Holy Spirit and to all of heaven. Your spirit will increasingly govern your mind and your body. “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the spirit is life and peace.” [Romans 8:6 TNIV (2011)]

Paying attention.

As we start to pay attention to the ways that we are already hearing from God we give ourselves opportunity to grow in faith and confidence. This opens us up more and more to hear, see and sense in new ways.

Taking action.

When we act on what we hear, see or sense, even when we aren’t sure, this can confirm that we have indeed heard, and that experience boosts our faith even more. It also pleases the Lord when we take those steps of faith in service of Him. Then we are growing in intimacy which also sharpens our sensing and increases our desire for it.

Sensing God’s expression.

Seeking God’s face and His expression toward us is a lovely way to grow in hearing, seeing and sensing. He invites us to do this (Psalm 27:8, 2 Chronicles 7:14). This is a blessing in many ways. It can be very healing. You may sense His pleasure, His delight, His love, His concern or many other wonderful things.

There are many promises in Scripture about God’s feelings towards us. “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” [Zephaniah 3:17. TNIV (2011)]

Moving Forward.

Use this place of rest, trust and increasing faith to help you hear, see and sense in the spirit. Ask questions of the Lord and seek Him with confident expectation. Wait, but also notice a thought or image that comes quickly. Often His response comes quicker than we could imagine one. I have found this to be helpful reassurance, how an answer can come when I’ve hardly finished the question.

Another way of sensing that you may begin to notice is ‘resonating’ in agreement and harmony with another, whilst engaging heaven. This is a valid form of sensing in your spirit as we are spirit-beings that have a frequency and in times like that our frequencies are aligning.

When we have made the Lord our first love, then what our heart desires will be in line with His heart. So when we sense what our heart cries out for, we are also sensing our spirit and His spirit stirring us. Spend time sensing what stirs your heart.

Also setting your heart on a question is helpful. Our heavenly Father responds to our desire. He never forces His way. Desire and confident, hopeful expectation with love will take you a long way in your journey with Him.

Here is another helpful article we have on seeing in the spirit. https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/seeing-in-the-spirit/

 

How to Keep Hunger for God and Keep Moving Forward

Written by Jane Johnson, Founder of Ecclesia Framework

This I personally have found has worked really well for me.

CHECK GATEWAYS

Check there feels a free flow between all your gates daily. If not, deal with any issue, e.g. lack of faith, hope or joy, a dulled conscience, fixed mindsets, taking offence if a topic is debated, seeking to cover pain with something outside of God.

SET YOUR DESIRE ON HIGHER REVELATION

God does not force things on us and waits for us to want more.

BE WILLING TO OFFER YOURSELF AS A LIVING SACRIFICE DAILY

This is positive trading. It can be a delight to be a living sacrifice as we reap so much more than we give and we end up living in line with our scrolls which brings the greatest fulfillment. We can end up in the wilderness if we explore things out of curiosity and are then not willing to be obedient. We will see the misgivings of the old wineskin but not reap the fruit of the new.

FIND YOUR SCROLL AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY

I do not believe heaven wants to keep revelation on this for a certain time. Our whole lives were designed to live out our scroll not when we have reached a certain maturity level or holiness level. It is a journey that takes time to reach its highest manifestation therefore the sooner we are aware the more likely we will make decisions in line with it.

KEEP IN BALANCE INTIMACY, RESPONSIBILITY AND CLEANSING

Balance in life is so important. We were made for union and dominion. CLEANSING has a part but too much focus on this can lead to an over focus on the enemy and reduce celebration and joy.

LIVE OUT OF HEAVEN AND THE RIVER OF LIFE AND WORK WITH THE RESOURCES OF HEAVEN

Inviting the angels to constantly be involved, communing 24/7 in heaven, restoring your crowns when lost and knowing your governmental authority to rule as co-heirs with Christ not begging God to act. Find your men in white linen assigned to your scroll and you can begin benches even if you can’t find any like minded people.

KEEP SEPARATING YOUR SOUL FROM YOUR SPIRIT

Eventually they will become one but this is an ongoing process untethering from the pull of the influences of the world. If you find more fun doing earthly pursuits than heavenly ones then it may be a sign you need to do more separating. Acts of intimacy keep the soul from dominating too much.

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Subscribe to the Ecclesia Framework YouTube Channel for videos and updates.

Join our Facebook page: Ecclesia Framework to receive regular updates and daily updated content.

Click here to sign up to the Heavenly Realms page.

………………………………………………………………………………………………

Professional Pictures 043CEO. Jane Johnson B.Com Grad Dip LD, Dip Coaching.

Founder of the ECCLESIA framework in 2013, and the Heavenly Realms Support Group. Jane has worked in many different leadership capacities from being a professionally qualified Christian Leadership Coach for 13 years to many Christian leaders, to leading a ministry with the Navigators, to being a Senior Learning and Development Manager of a multimillion corporation, advising the management team on strategic approaches to get the best out of their people. She has developed considerable experience with Investors in People taking several companies through to successful accreditation and training as a consultant for them. Hence she understands the amazing impact a tool based on this principle can have.

Connect with her on LinkedIn.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Copyright 2015 Jane Johnson www.ecclesiaframework.com Permission is granted to copy, forward, or distribute this article for non-commercial use only, as long as this copyright byline, in totality, is maintained in all duplications, copies, and link references. For reprint permission for any commercial use, in any form of media, please contact us.