REVELATION ON THE OUTWORKINGS OF THE REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH

By Jane Johnson CEO of Church Excellence Framework

Hands on a globeI have had a great revelation given to me, which has built up over time and where God showed me that his heart was to restore Ecclesia and the Priesthood of Believers. Many are seeing Ecclesia as the “Called out Ones” but I think God is wanting us to understand a deeper revelation that is restoring all of us back to working like the council the word Ecclesia came from.

The case for reformation is compelling. George Barna, who I think was way ahead of his time when he wrote the Second Coming of The Church, articulates many of the arguments. Since understanding how to access the heavenly realms I have been given revelation first of all from Haggai, which revealed how Gods church is in ruin and the challenge to not carry on building our own houses but seeking to honour others ministries above our own and bring Kings, Priests and the People together, where there will be an increase in the glory of Gods House.

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I then learnt about understanding how we have men in white linen assigned to our case and saw in Heaven 5 men who were relevant to the story of reformation. As the Hebrew culture is to restore the earth back to “as it was in heaven “, I saw a timeline going back along the OT timeline. Zechariahs mandate was to establish a call to return to the lord. The second was Ezekiel where it talks about restoring David as the pastor over the church (ez 34).

Then came Moses whose calling is to release the people, which I understood to be releasing them from the institutionalised church. Then, this allowed Abraham’s calling to come into play by restoring a new generation of Gods people who are sons who understand their authority in heaven and take their place of responsibility to restore earth to the pattern as we see in heaven.

I also saw Joan of Arc who I believe is looking to see if the people are ready to become the army of God. It will no longer be a time of celebrities or well know authority figures but the ordinary people will rise up to take their authority and play a part in the government of heaven.

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Part of this I sense is re-establishing the bench of three governmental structures in church life, the bench of seven and the sonship of man which will exceed the authority of apostles in the end as the Five -fold ministry will no longer be necessary in heaven.

I sense there will be a period of grace for the church to restructure in more heavenly forms and understand how heaven functions. There is only a short period where we may miss playing a senior role in heavenly realms. God is waiting for us to take responsibility and come to maturity so we are not waiting for God to act. But to take responsibility we must understand how the courts work and must bring a case to the court of kings which is then transcribed by the Court of Scribes and authenticated by the Court of Chancellors. When we have our papers/scrolls we can take it to our mountains and begin to rule and declare new Christlike ways.

I have humbly placed some practical ways of planning this in the Church Excellence framework, which is open to revision as we all get downloads from the Lord.

I sense a direct word from God for this time of immense change:-

“My people do not despair at the turmoil that is in your midst. There is a great wave of change happening in the heavens and I am seeking hearts that are pure, stable and open to this. Do not fear deception, do not panic when you see foundations begin to shake. I am teaching you how to do church my way and in a way that honours me and honours my people. Be still and know I am God “.

We have many other aspects listed in our framework if you would like to get more info at www.churchexcellenceframework.com


To review the studies included in the Framework and find out why we have concluded these things you can download the Framework and Notes here, free of charge.

Please also share our blog to allow others to review and contribute – we need everyone, not just leaders, to play their part in building a church that others want to come to.


CEO. Jane Johnson B.Com Grad Dip LD, Dip Coaching,

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.

She is an author, has founded 4 businesses including 2 NFP’s and has a lot of experience working with volunteers. She also has board experience after being an MD. She has been a passionate Christian for 35 years and has experienced many different ways of doing church being involved in café church plants and different denominations.


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12 Signs that your Church has a Culture of Trust

By Peter Sewell

0721_trustOne of the greatest challenges I face when helping business organisations, is the lack of trust between leaders, management, and staff. Sadly, a culture of distrust is also experienced in many churches. Often the issues that contribute to a culture of distrust have been persistent for many years. In a conversation which I recently had with a pastor in Berlin, I was told that if trust was a currency, then Germans would be bankrupt. It seems a hard statement, however all the Germans I have spoken with agree that distrust is a major problem. In Germany’s history we see many examples of division, not only among the religious community, but also politically. The most famous examples of division include Martin Luther’s 95 Thesis, and the construction of the Berlin wall. Rather than exploring the reasons why distrust is often prevalent, I would like to focus on the benefits of being in a culture where trust is active.

The following list includes twelve signs that clearly demonstrate whether a church has a culture of trust or not. In my experience, I have found that these twelve points are seen working together. They are seldom seen in isolation from each other.

1. Everyone feels valued and appreciated

Trust creates an environment where people value each other. People should feel valued no matter how small their contribution is. In a culture of trust, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a member, what role you play, what your abilities are, or how old you are, everyone is appreciated and valued. In a culture of trust, people regularly receive praise no matter what contribution they make.

2. Members are empowered to minister spiritual gifts

Trust opens a platform to impart a gift into a person’s life. Timothy was able to minister to the Corinthian church because Paul trusted him and highly recommended him. In an environment of trust, everyone is more open to receive from each other. In a culture of distrust, excuses are created to discourage members from ministering their spiritual gifts.

3. People are willing to take greater risks

If people have encouragement and feel trusted, they are more willing to take risks. Most of the missionaries I know, and anyone who has served God outside of their comfort zone, have one thing in common. They may have been apprehensive at stepping out into something new, but they had at least one person who trusted and supported them.

4. There is a high commitment to serve

When people know they are trusted, they are more willing to commit to serving. In an environment of distrust, everything you do is carefully monitored, decision making is limited, and creativity is suppressed. No one enjoys serving in an environment where every decision needs to be approved by five different people, and where someone is watching over your shoulder 24/7.

5. There is a high level of productivity

When there is a high level of trust, people naturally achieve much more. Trust is not the only issue that affects productivity, but I believe it is one of the biggest factors. If people trust each other to do their jobs, whether it involves a safety check, a phone call, or scheduling an appointment, it’s much easier for them to focus on their own task instead of worrying about others.

6. Everyone honours one another

The bible instructs us to honour one another. One of the keys to honour is trust. In a culture of distrust, people pull each other down in order to justify their own importance. In a culture of trust, leaders don’t need to seek honour, they are given honour because they have supported, cared for, and believed in the people they serve. Honour should always be based on a relationship of trust, and never obligation.

7. Bridges of friendship are created and groups work together

Division within the body of Christ is created from a lack of trust. When groups trust each other, they are happy to share resources and time to assist one another. When groups focus on common goals and have a desire to work together, it is possible to achieve much more than any of them could achieve alone. Everyone benefits from long term trusting relationships.

8. Members actively seek ways to learn from one another

It’s much easier to learn from someone that you trust. When people don’t trust each other, the levels of conversation are very shallow. When the level of trust grows, people share more freely allowing everyone to learn from each others’ personal experiences. In an environment of trust, churches seek ways to bring people together to build relationships and facilitate learning.

9. Members are transparent and accountable to each othertrust-father-son_4da5cf3571f9c356dbf96fc1a23417b4

Accountability is based on trust. When people trust each other, they can be transparent and share honestly with each other. In an environment of trust, people don’t hide their true feelings, they share them. In an environment of trust, people can share their mistakes and weaknesses, and in return they can receive the support and encourage they need to grow in their personal life.

10. Members can share their concerns and issues are addressed

An environment of trust allows everyone to share their concerns. Too often people are afraid to speak up and question the way something is done, or raise contentious issues. In Acts chapter 6, the Apostles responded to a report that Grecian widows were being neglected. In a culture of distrust, issues are swept under the carpet.

11. Members share their ideas freely

In an environment of trust, people are more willing to share their ideas. Even if the idea is not suitable, people know they are appreciated for their input. An environment of trust is always buzzing with excitement as people share ideas and work together. I wonder how many creative ideas have experienced a silent death because members knew that no one would seriously listen to them.

12. Members are equipped and promoted

One of the most distinctive signs of a culture of trust is the promotion of members. The Apostle Paul released Timothy into the role of an overseer, even though Timothy was still considered very young. A culture of trust supports and releases people to serve in order to facilitate multiplication. In a culture of distrust, leaders protect their roles, and withhold opportunities for others to grow.

Can you identify any of the signs in your church? What are some things your church does to enhance trust among members? Are there any other points you would add to this list? The framework has suggested methods to enhance trust which we are confident you will reap tremendous rewards. We cannot live in fear. But building a culture of honour is paramount.


To review the studies included in the Framework and find out why we have concluded these things you can download the Framework and Notes here, free of charge.

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Peter Sewell has over 25 years of ministry experience, training church leadership teams, business and government leaders, and community groups. He is a passionate supporter of the local church and served as an associate pastor for 15 years. During this time he was involved in planting new churches, and coordinating cell groups, pastoral care, and discipleship. He has qualifications in biblical studies, business, counselling, coaching, and adult education, and is currently involved in training future leaders across Europe.


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Church Revolution The Need for a Biblical Emancipation

Have you ever wondered why the Church is in the mess it is in? Or maybe you have thought everything is fine it’s just you the Lord will not bless. Have you thought to yourself after reading some of these articles “Why are these people so way off from what I learned in seminary and seen all my life? 302x302xrevolution.jpg.pagespeed.ic.l8NX0cwwYx

Brethren we have been infected by a virus. It is called RELIGION or the SYSTEM. It’s human and it requires human works to sustain it. There is not one ounce of HOLY SPIRIT in it. There is no room for the Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ because the little kings/dictators who rule it refuse to surrender His Church to Him.

The root of the problem is the switch from a love-based Kingdom to a money-generating not for profit venture or fiefdom called the church. The systems greatest expression is arrogant individualistic ministry versus the unity found in the Trinity/Godhead.  Verbal assent is given to biblical truths but really in practice it is all about the individual congregation. All finances are handled by the leader, his family or those he/she controls with a paycheck. According to them it is the only way they can protect themselves from “sheep bites” and a fickle flock.

Upton Sinclair said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it”

“Members” of these weekly social clubs have been dumbed down more than the black race during slavery. Actually it is the Afro-American pastors who are some of the worst at using and abusing their people. The “Master/Pastor/Bishop/Apostles” rules and reigns over the people. The sheep are told they exist to support the Vision of the House which can be translated the promotion of the Pastors dreams, wishes and desires. Members are told they are “laity” or support personnel to the “clergy” and no attention is given to their gifts and callings.

No one asks questions and if they do they are blackballed as a discontented, divisive individual. When word comes down the grapevine from the top your so-called friends will scatter and you will find yourself very alone. Sad to say some of the Lord’s people find out about these truths but like many blacks after their emancipation from slavery they return back to serve their wicked masters. It’s because people fear the peer pressure more than they long for true biblical freedom.

Don’t misunderstand my purpose. This is not a hate the pastor website. The pain goes both ways and the problem is usually the system not the people. I have cried and prayed with good men whose call was real and whose hearts were sincere. They only did was was taught to them in the seminary and the church growth conferences. They meant well but the system kills. Religion is of human origin and its girded up by corporate principles of making a profit. A week doesn’t pass by that I don’t  hear of a pastor or church leader who has succumb to the temptations and sins of this age. My heart breaks for leaders and that’s why this site exists.

How can we change this mess?? Nothing less than a revolution will do!  Nothing less than valiant men and women of Faith will usher it in!

I believe we need to return to the biblical foundations. We need to understand why we were taught what we were taught. We need to see how the virus entered and what verses and definitions were twisted to achieve their human objectives. We need to be set free. We need a biblical emancipation!

Jose L. Bosque


To review the studies included in the Framework and find out why we have concluded these things you will need to see the notes which are available by contacting us.

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Jose Bosque is Editor in Chief and founder of Viral Cast Media which oversees GodsLeader, JaxChristian now ViralChrist and 15 other websites. He has ministered in Jacksonville since 1987 and served the city since 1992 as a citywide servant leader. Jose is considered a resource and a spiritual father to many leaders in the city and in the 54 nations where the Lord has sent him to serve. Originally born in Cuba, Jose has resided in Jacksonville since 1966.


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Restoring a Relevant Church in the 21st Century

As the CEO of the Church Excellence Framework, this has been an exciting year where we feel the Lord has given many a rough blueprint for what needs to happen to restore the reputation of the church. Here are a few things we believe in passionately and believe are highly backed up scripturally and in practice.

  • Returning the church to the original definition of Ecclesia; that all people have authority and involvement, not just leaders.
  • The church serving the people not the people serving the church vision.
  • Moving to the Senior Pastor as a facilitator rather than the person who must give permission before people are allowed to act in their area of passion.
  • Clarifying and serving the Calling of People vs Serving the Church vision, even if outside of the churches activities.
  • Priesthood of All Believers and Every Member Ministry (1 Peter 2: 9) to put less pressure on paid pastors.
  • Placing significant emphasis on the skill of the youth and children’s workers, as this is the area of the greatest fruit.
  • Bringing back the Five Fold Ministry (Eph 5) ensuring that every church has apostolic oversight, and that there is a role for the Evangelist and those with prophetic gifts. One could also argue for the removal of the Senior Pastor role biblically.
  • Increasing understanding of the heavenly court systems and unseen realities of heaven that have been hidden from traditional church teaching.
  • More effective methods of Empowering, Establishing and Equipping of the Saints, going beyond small groups and sermons to methods of multiplication, fathering and pathways to growth.
  • Moving from measures of “Connecting to a Church” to “Measures of Transformation.”
  • Moving away from the Attraction Model to the Discipling Model – Platforms for Community Engagement not Concert Attendance
  • Moving towards measuring “numbers of disciples effectively equipped and able to reach out” versus “Numbers attending Church.”
  • Changing the staffing structure from appointing ministry roles to appointment by critical Functions such as HR and Communications, Head of Spiritual Operations or Head of Evangelism. Avoiding pastors seeking to do numerous tasks not in alignment with their gifting and ultimately becoming blockers.
  • Principle that Quality Relationships result in Engagement more than content so reducing heavy listening content and more net weaving.
  • Allowing Debate and Questioning as a key tool for learning that allows doubt to be expressed.
  • Encouraging greater unity with other Christian denominations and Christian organizations by seeing more products advertised and working with other churches and city councils.
  • Encouraging Trust and Believing the Best in Others particularly new people moving from a “we need to get to know you” philosophy, which slows down disciplemaking and breeds resentment.
  • Moving from Teaching to Learning with emphasis on outcomes such as growth of believer not input such as how many are in small groups.
  • Multiplication and one-on-one Disciple-making (2 Tim 2:2) not just group discipling.
  • Encouraging more Church Transparency and Lives that Invite Feedback and Development.
  • Moving from “Shouting on the Mountaintop”, i.e. preaching in a church mainly full of believers to “Immersing in the Culture” and strong missional component that is based in the community not just in the church.
  • Encouraging lots of resources to be given to people even if from different parts of the Body of Christ to restore the view we are one body not a location or denomination.
  • Establishing a culture of Honouring People, evaluating how people are loved  and treated fairly, “All men will know you are my disciples if you love one another” (John 13:34).
  • Supporting Christians in the Marketplace (Being Salt and Light) with support in character, outreach techniques and calling or spiritual gifts.
  • Bringing the charismatic, contemplative, community care, evangelistic, mystic style churches into one church rather than churches specializing, on the basis that all elements are biblical and not to be excluded.

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CEO. Jane Johnson B.Com Grad Dip LD, Dip Coaching,

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.

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21 Paradigms to Move Towards in Western Churches

We all realise that western churches need to mature and change, but what are some of the most important areas we need to address? The following list is a collection of biblical principles that must be addressed in order for the church pic 2western church to move forward. Some of the themes are repeated in slightly different contexts.

1. Acknowledging the calling of every believer (1 Cor 12:14)

The most dominant theme in the western church is that people no longer wish to be spectators and see the drawbacks. Many churches have dysfunctional leadership models that fail to recognise the calling of every believer.

2. Addressing issues and taking risks (Acts 6:1-7; 2 Tim 1:7; Eph 4:15)

Often leadership teams know what they need to change, but are afraid to try anything different, or upset anyone. Examples include: moving location, starting a second service, removing people from leadership, changing the service format or planting a new church.

 3. Increased understanding of pastoral and leadership roles (Acts 20:28; Eph 4:12; 1 Pet 5:2)

The senior pastor doesn’t have to be the most gifted leader and he certainly isn’t the only one with a pastoral gift in a congregation. The entire congregation are responsible for the outcomes of the church. Leaders are “facilitators” not owners or the most knowledgeable.

 4. Ministry based upon gifting rather than proving ones faithfulness (Rom 12:4-8; 1 Pet 4:10)

In traditional leadership models, the pastor receives the vision, and the congregation faithfully serves. As a result, we have thousands of Christians serving outside of their gifting. Equip people in the use of their gifts, doing what they love, and you will notice a big difference.

5. Sending capacity rather than seating capacity (Mk 3:14; 6:7; Acts 15:22; 1 Cor 4:17)

Traditional models measure the success of a congregation or a leader by how big the building is, or how many members there are. Discipleship models measure the maturity of congregations by the capacity to send. Students become teachers who train others.

6. Valuing the input of every person (Eph 4:16; 1 Cor 14:26; 1 Pet 4:10)

We are all Priests ,Sons and Kings. It is Gods church and the people are the church . It is not the pastors church so providing mechanisms to allow people input and influence is crucial in leading a church. One business in Latin America provides a monthly forum for employees to share and discuss ideas for future products. The company has a turnover of more than 100 million dollars, all generated through ideas provided by their employees in open forums.

 7. Allowing God to work supernaturally (Acts 2:43)

If we look at the parts of the world where the church is growing; healings, miracles and supernatural signs are very common. Western churches often have very predictable service structures with no expectation for the Holy Spirit to work supernaturally.

8. Daily contact instead of just weekly (Heb 3:13; Acts 2:46; 5:42)

The biggest impact of small groups is the opportunity for daily contact with other believers. In the early church, relationships were established on a daily basis. Prayer, fellowship, and eating together kept the disciples encouraged in the midst of persecution.

9. Personal transformation rather than membership (Rom 12:2; Gal 5:22-24)

Research has shown that Churches around the world are full of people that may be committed to attend a church service, but during the week their lifestyle is no different to that of their friends. There should be a clear distinction between Christians and Non-believers.

10. Complementary gifts rather than competitive agendas (1 Cor 1:12,13; 3:3-5)

Competition is based on feelings of insecurity. When Pastors acknowledge their own strengths, stop comparing themselves with others, and look for ways to complement one another, we will see amazing breakthroughs.

11. Values-based networks rather than just denominational (Acts 18:2,3,18)

For many years Christians have attended events based on common interests and values. One of the best known examples is the Sydney Hillsong Conference that attracts more than 30,000 Christians from every major Church denomination.

12. Interaction rather than monologue (Acts 17:2; 19:8)

Traditional teaching models have the expert at the front of the classroom with learners remaining silent. Coaching, mentoring, serving and discipleship models encourage interactive learning that increases retention. No question is off limits.

13. A focus on homes and not just church buildings (Acts 5:42; 20:20; Rom 16:5)

Many western churches have been slow to acknowledge the impact that small groups can have. Building community, hospitality, and loving relationships were central themes in the New Testament church.

14. Apostolic teams working alongside pastoral models (Eph 4:11,12; Acts 13:1)

Pastoral gifts were never intended to work in isolation from the other gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist and teacher. Although we have seen great progress in recent years, do we need to increase understanding of the role of the apostle and not confusing a teacher or a pastor with an Apostle?

15. Balance between organisation and divine inspiration

For greater fruitfulness in leadership meetings, community outreaches, or any gathering of believers, churches may want to embrace the spontaneous leading of the Holy Spirit while continuing to develop structure and organisation. Many churches think they must choose between the two.

16. Ministry partnerships rather than individual vision (1 Cor 12:12)

Not everyone has the ability to initiate a project, but when people with the same interests come together, everyone can use their unique gift and get involved. Empowering leaders gather together people with common interests.

17. Multiplication not just addition (2 Tim 2:2, Jn 12:24; Mt 13:23; Tit 1:5; Acts 14:23)

The fruit of an apple tree is not just more apples, but more apple trees. The New Testament Church multiplied as elders were ordained in every city, not only by the Apostle Paul, but by his spiritual sons Timothy and Titus.

18. Raising up spiritual sons (1 Tim 1:2; Tit 1:4; 1 Pet 5:13; 1 Cor 4:15-17; Gal 4:19)

Paul told the Corinthian church that they had 10000 instructors in Christ, but not many fathers. Timothy, Titus, and Marcus, were three of Paul’s sons in the faith. If you are a senior leader, do you invest time into the younger generation?

19. Magnetic disciples rather than just attracting people to programs (1 Thess 1:6-8; Col 1:9)

Churches love to attract people through various programs and events. Programs are great if they are fruitful, but we need more emphasis on discipleship that encourages people to live an authentic ‘Christian lifestyle’. Christians should be a magnetic influence in their community.

20. Prayer as a lifestyle rather than just an event (Acts 1:14; 6:4; 16:13)

Prayer networks and combined prayer rallies are all very good, but they often delegate prayer to intercessors. In the New Testament church, prayer played a much bigger part of the Christian lifestyle than we currently see in our western churches.

21. Empowering leadership rather than controlling leadership (Eph 4:11,12; 1 Pet 5:2,3)

Empowering leaders will help believers grow in maturity, equip them for service, and then celebrate as they are released into ministry roles. They send people out to bless the body of Christ, rather than just attracting and holding onto people.

Is there anything you would add to this list? Anything you would change? Let us know.

To review the studies and find out why we have concluded these things you will need to see the notes which are available by contacting us.

Please also share our blog to allow others to consider – we need everyone, not just leaders, to play their part in building a church that others want to come to.

Peter Sewell has over 25 years of ministry experience, training church leadership teams, business and government leaders, and community groups. He is a passionate supporter of the local church and served as an associate pastor for 15 years. During this time he was involved in planting new churches, and coordinating cell groups, pastoral care, and discipleship. He has qualifications in biblical studies, business, counselling, coaching, and adult education, and is currently involved in training future leaders across Europe.

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Planting Churches or Making Disciples? by Steve Crosby

We are delighted  that we have permission  from Steve Crosby, an author from the excellent site www.godsleader.com to post an illuminating article on apostolic discipling versus church planting.

Have you ever made a passing comment that you thought was benign, but it ended up causing a hostile reaction? I had that joy recently. I made what I thought was a mild and self-evident comment on a social media site (my first mistake!). It met with that special spiritual gift of the Christian social media world: vitriol and venom!

Planting Churches is it really scriptural?

My crime? I suggested that “church planting” is not inherently the same as making disciples. The irrational nature of some of the responses indicates to me that some strong vested interests were kicking in. Normally this level of hostility only occurs when an individual’s identity is wrapped up in “ministry,” one’s belief systems, or the individual’s access to money is threatened by the comment. Perhaps the nerve I hit . . . needed to be hit.

The phrase “church planting” is never used in the New Testament. Jesus never said: “Build/plant a church for Me.” He said to make disciples, seek the kingdom, and He will build the church. The scriptures exhort us to build up one another individually through agape and charis exchange, but never tell us to build an entity, “a local church.” Paul planted the gospel seed in souls. Others watered that seed. That seed birthed disciples. Those disciples in a given geography gathered together in that locality, and a local church was born.

There are those who think this is just semantic fussing over synonymous terms: the exercise of theologians with too much time on their hands, right up there with the number of angels that can be accommodated on a head of a pin. I disagree.

Advocating for the use of biblical terminology should not be so controversial, unless in so doing, one’s efforts for Christ are perceived as disvalued. Dead men can’t be offended.  Perhaps our efforts for Him are not as free of a personal agenda and the need for self-validation as we might wish. Those who ask potentially embarrassing and self-reflective questions requiring personal change among the consensus orthodoxy(1) of establishment religion, are normally not welcome. I understand the human dynamics of it all.

However, for the moment, let’s concede the point. Let’s say the terms are synonymous. The values andmethods embodied in one’s understanding of “church planting=disciple making” make all the difference.

My premise is that there are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of “planted churches” that neither make disciples, nor seek the kingdom. Whatever may be “planted” often bears little resemblance to what Paul believed or did. What follows are some of the reasons why I believe apostolic disciple making(2) and modern church planting are not synonymous in their value systems. This is not necessarily a comprehensive list, and not listed in any priority.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Jesus’ kingdom goes forth in and through us by sharing and experiencing life together in a community.

Modern Church Planting

  • Is built around inviting people to our church and meetings. It isn’t the same as inviting them into our hearts and lives. The former costs us nothing, the latter will cost us everything.

 Apostolic Disciple Making

  • The churches were not Paul’s. He did not have absolute authority over them. You do not end up rejected, alone, unsupported, and in jail, if you have absolute authority over the churches you “plant.”

Modern Church Planting

  • Leaders often require inordinate, and absolute submission to themselves.

 Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Paul was content to establish local elders after only three years of “training,” and to leave them without his future involvement, knowing that so doing would result in negative dynamics in the congregation. (3)

Modern Church Planting

  • Modern church planters micromanage church affairs. They would never think of leaving a local church in the charge of converts from paganism, with only three years of training, and no other oversight from “senior leaders.” Many “church planters” require years and years of “loyalty” to themselves from  individuals, and that they be mandatory tithers, before consideration as a local elder.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Birth disciples relationally.

Modern Church Planting

  • Establish churches organizationally and administratively.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Loving well and living well together in Christ, in community, and loving and serving others is the practical expression of existence.

Modern Church Planting

  • The sermon and the music/praise service in the “meetings” are the practical expression of identity and existence. How well we live together matters little. The only things that matter are: “Is the sermon revelatory/inspiring and is the worship anointed?”

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Includes the normative expression of supernatural gifts and manifestations.

Modern Church Planting

  • In some climates the supernatural element is often dispensationally deleted, or viewed as a vestigial nonessential. Our “church plants” are little more than eternal classrooms keeping people in dependent infancy upon information acquisition, or endless counseling/therapy sessions.
  • In other climates the manifestation of the supernatural is worshipped, faked, or counterfeited.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Emphasizes the increase of the name and kingdom of Jesus in a geographic community.

Modern Church Planting

  • Much modern church planting is not about Jesus’ kingdom interests in a community, but perpetuation of a private brand identity (denomination, group, association); franchising a spiritual brand, rather than increasing His kingdom.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Personal financial support is not mandated. Paul did not mandate personal financial support from churches he was in relation with. Economics flows from love, not obligation.

Modern Church Planting

  • It is frequently all about the money. Teachings about a mandatory tithe and other mandatory financial schemes abound. Money dictates decisions.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Allows the Holy Spirit to cross-pollinate His own. Paul allowed unhindered access of all the Eph. 4 ministry gifts in congregations, cross-pollination in diversity, without his express permission in advance.

Modern Church Planting

  • Local church planters have a death-grip control on congregational access, based on “protecting the flock,” when it is often about assuring an income stream for themselves.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Requires loyalty to Jesus.

Modern Church Planting

  • Leaders require loyalty to themselves personally, and to the organizational identity corporately.church pic

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Paul led by relationship, influence, and spiritual authority.

Modern Church Planting

  • Many modern leaders lead by position, rank, and carnal authoritarianism.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Births relational disciples within an apostolic framework of understanding

Modern Church Planting

  • Modern “church plants” are done with only a pastor-teacher framework of understanding.  The apostolic and prophetic graces are not understood, nor expressed, and often denied.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Paul’s ministry centered around the Person of Jesus Christ, not “his ministry.”

Modern Church Planting

  • Often centered around the senior leader, his/her personality and gift; celebrityism.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Is based on the operational reality of death and resurrection, His increase and our decrease. Paul was willing to lose his association to the local churches. They could readily disassociate from him.

Modern Church Planting

  • Pastors/leaders treat churches as if they belonged to them like a commodity: “my church,” “my congregation,” etc. Ministry is done by “gift exercise, administration, and control” rather than death and resurrection. Leaders are unwilling to lose it all, until the Holy Spirit loses it for them, often through much personal pain, and pain in those who have associated with the “leader” rather than Jesus.

 Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Paul gave his life and resources for the churches, though he was loved the less for it.

Modern Church Planting

  • Members of the congregation are expected to give their lives (time, talent, and finances) to fulfill the leader’s “vision;” honor is an entitlement of spiritual position rather than merited through service.

 Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Apostolic churches have a diverse expression of spiritual gift manifestation.

Modern Church Planting

  • Modern churches are overwhelmingly dominated by a singular individual, with a singular gift: the pastor-teacher. All other gifts are sublimated to that gift, if functioning at all beyond a sporadic and token level.

 Apostolic Disciple Making

  • The goal is the increase of the life of Christ in the earth, through discipleship, regardless if it results in local congregation increase; increase through scattering, release, and liberty.

Modern Church Planting

  • The goal is in the numeric and financial increase of the local congregation; increase through gathering, corral, and control.

Apostolic Disciple Making

  • Emphasizes transformation into the image of Jesus through discipleship

Modern Church Planting

  • Emphasizes “salvations.”(4)

So, what should we make of this? The good news is, the depth and breadth of God’s great redemptive plan is enough to sanctify and  bless any effort done in faith, for Him. He can, and will, bless any mess offered to Him in relational faith. If methodological perfections were required, we would all have no hope.

On the other hand, we should not presume upon His great grace and redemption to normalize error and continue practices which misrepresent His purposes in the earth, and which harm the people of God.

References

  1. The accepted norms of belief in practice in any group or association; present reality is “fine,” and sanctioned by God.
  2. Apostolic Disciple Making: my term for the process of making disciples with the same values and methods used by the apostles, primarily, Paul. It is not meant as a limiting term as something only apostles are qualified to do. Every believer should be “apostolic” in the disciple-making mandate.
  3. Paul was in Ephesus for about three years. He raised up elders, left them, never saw them again, knowing that “wolves” would enter the congregation and some of the very elders he was talking to would regress into self-aggrandizing ambition. See Acts 20. I once heard a well-known apostolic level “father” teach that unless someone is a “tither” who has proved his loyalty for at least twenty years, he should not be considered a candidate to be an elder.
  4. George Barna has documented that fewer than one in ten pastors believe transformation into the image of Christ has any bearing on the spiritual health of a congregation, believing instead that how many people attend, and how many programs are offered indicate spiritual health. More than four out of five pastors never mention issues of transformation in their congregations, preferring to emphasize “salvation.”

Copyright 2012 Dr. Stephen R. Crosby http://www.drstevecrosby.wordpress.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.

 

We are pleased to say the Church Excellence Framework includes the concepts listed under Apostolic Disciplemaking. We are convinced getting a deeper understanding of  disciplemaking is  one of the fundamental issues in restoring our nation back to Christ.  By raising up genuine disciples who want to honour God, know God and know how to multiply their lives  then we contend our society will be a different place.

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People’s stories of their experience in church 

From the CEO of Church Excellence Framework

These are the stories of real people and their experience of church. It will make you think!!!

Annette’s Story (changed name )

I had a great start to my Christian walk with lots of one-on-one discipling, love, people helping me find my spiritual gifts and then encouraging me to take a part in using them. I was encouraged to study the bible and apply it and understand about evangelism and constantly be encouraged to think who am I reaching out to and discipling. But having moved area my experiences in church went downhill from there, being subjected to little support in applying my gifts or people knowing where I felt called , suspicion or just lack of interest. I was only offered a sermon and a small group which was often more preaching or a DVD. I had little opportunity to build quality relationships as most was content orientated. If we set something up as a ministry it often did not get the support from top leaders and so often fizzled. I kept believing there was a different form out there but each one focused on one thing whereas I wanted all the aspects that I found in the bible. I wanted to pray with my leaders, be encouraged to evangelize in the workplace, help them find my gifts and provide an opportunity for mentoring / coaching that would have kept me engaged. I also wanted leaders of departments to serve the bigger need by bringing in others not taking control of their dept in the way that suited them. I wanted the church to share clearly where it felt God was leading us in the next year and what is what seeking to achieve in more detail than broad mission statements ( not keep that hidden to avoid accountability)  and to place more emphasis round people development  I still believe church can provide all this and with a lot of quick changes we can bring it back to more of a biblical model .  I don’t know how much more I can stand from what I see in church today. I love God passionately and want to see leaders understand there are lots of us who feel this way and to understand it is their responsibility to change something.

Andrew’s Story (name changed)

I have been a Christian over 30 years  with a short spell in ministry. Most of my career has been in a secular sphere where I rose to the highest level affording me the privilege to choose not to work. My church experience has left me disengaged with the church. I honestly believe business works in a more honoring and trusting way than any church I have been to. In business a new starter is quickly brought in, trusted and past experience valued and sought. Roles are given appropriate to the person and individual development plans created. Feedback and coaching are the norm. Now, I am not so naive as to say all business is like that , but I do wish the church would have honored me in that way . We have a great god who wants us to show more to the world of his love and transforming power.

 Life outside the church –Richard’s story

It’s a long story but in 2008 after twenty-three years of pastoral ministry, I unexpectedly found myself working in the community development sector of local government. In Council, my institutionalised church mind was stretched as I observed God’s work in the world being implemented by agencies other than the church through the development and delivery of policies anBUILDING A Church that is relevant for future generationsd programs that were contributing to a more just, equitable and livable society. Up until then, I’d seen the church as the sole facilitator of the missio Dei (the mission of God).

The change in career also ushered me into the long forgotten world of the congregation member. Gracing the pews was a disconcerting experience. I was alarmed to find how disempowering, uninspiring and theologically inept the average church service could be when you weren’t the leader. I regularly found myself saying to my wife , “Please tell me we didn’t do this to people”. Disillusioned, I stopped attending church as I’d traditionally known it.

The decision to re-engage with pastoral ministry after two years working at Council wasn’t easy. But I felt compelled to help curate a space centred around God as a relational community; somewhere inclusive in which people were given a voice; where we weren’t too quick to provide answers but gave room for questions and doubt; where love was more important than everyone believing the right thing; light on programs but big on encouraging people to see themselves as carriers of God’s kingdom wherever they went.

Carey’s Story

Why I have moved away from Christian Churches.

I really believed with all my heart I am called by God to preach and teach His Word and for the last few years that has been by aim to lead a church. I volunteered countless hours in church, gave thousands to church, attend bible College and leadership programs all to head towards my dream of running a church. I now realise that none of what I had done is biblical including all the money spent within the church. I had a stirring in my heart that what I was hearing and seeing in Christian churches was not biblical and this stirring began after reading in the bible and how the early church began and I sort out to investigate more about the early church, through scripture, books and websites. Since my studies on the early church I now see that where I was heading was not at all biblical, I was heading straight into a manmade system of religion and most of which is stardom, fame and attraction to be the top preacher in town with the best looking building. Thankfully that’s not my direction anymore; to teach and preach is and we are all called to this however it will be in an Ecclesia group. I want to encourage you to read the book, Pagan Christianity by Viola and  Barna, you will read what you already know to be true in your heart.

How does contemporary preaching help us today? Are we growing spiritually or does it stagnate us?

I believe it stagnates us and stops the spiritual growth in our lives and all the evidence is in the bible to support this, and the way in which preaching is done today has not been authored by God. It all began with Pagan Christianity and then stardom preaching and buildings become popular with the reign of Constantine. Preaching today is very different from the early church it does not resemble how church was if we look through scripture.

Ecclesia is the original church, the called out ones of God who came together in a group in their houses to worship, preach, teach, exalt and encourage each other all together and there is no hierarchy of leadership. Ecclesia is all of us experience Jesus Christ together, we are each called out by God and are equal with each other, and we are each there to present our gifting from God to help grow the body which is us the believer. Everyone has an opportunity to share Christ together as we are inspired by God to talk and present Him in the group. We each are able to talk, discuss, open questions and allow the Holy Spirit to move freely, by coming together in the original form of Ecclesia we are able to grow spiritually. We are all active participants, there are no set agenda’s, no Pastor, no worship team and communion is a meal that we have together to be joyful in what Christ has done for us.

Today it seems Ecclesia is lost, we attend church like a lower ranked minister of Christ, we do not need to  be ordained or gone to bible college to be able to stand up on the stage and preach. I know I felt many times not good enough to be like the Pastor or visiting Pastors, that they are so much more blessed by God than me, you could say I looked at them like they are God. I felt I had to ask permission to speak up if the Spirit of God had laid something on my heart, and then in no way did I want to approach the front where all the super leaders are and if I did would they let me speak? I felt like everything was a Sunday motion that you go through, its ‘Super Spiritual Sunday’ I get to dress up, be god like and I tried to fit in with all the top leaders so that I can move up in the ranks. What I was seeing and being taught within my church made me feel like this, that I had to prove myself to be someone before I could get to the next level. This is exactly what Jesus came to abolish; religion a manmade system of rules and making people feel they are less in God.

I’m not being hard, I love all my Christian brothers and sisters although I don’t have to agree with what they do. Please read all about the early church and scripture so that you can fully understand how it has become a religion. Here is a little from the ‘Pagan Christianity’:

‘Is Preaching and teaching the Word of God scriptural? Yes, But the contemporary pulpit sermon is not the equivalent of the preaching and teaching that is found in the Scriptures. It cannot be found in Judaism of the Old Testament, the Ministry of Jesus or the life of the primitive church. What is more, Paul told his Greek converts that he refused to be influenced by the communication patters of his pagan contemporaries (1 Corinthians 1:17, 22, 2:1-5)….The sermon was conceived in the womb of Greek rhetoric. It was born into the Christian community when pagans-turned Christians began to bring their oratorical styles of speaking into the church’….

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From CEO of Church Excellence Framework

We are pleased to announce the introduction of another blogger to our team who comes with extensive experience coaching pastors and working with church growth tools. He will be blogging shortly.

Part of the framework is to communicate good learning and development techniques so we see quality disciples being made. Without this we can be under the illusion that we are making disciples. This is a tragedy if good learning is not taking place.

To do that it is critical that ministry workers understand principles of adult learning. So we have listed some key points here.

church growth# Adults require a great deal of motivation   –they need to know why they need to learn something. This is so important to keep reinforcing in any learning intervention particularly how it links with the strategic plan.

#Adults have a strong self-concept-   adults learn they are responsible for their own learning. As such they resent others imposing their wills. We need to present the material in a way that respects and consults the learner. This may be done by: –

  1. Involving participants in the process of identifying needs and in the planning
  2. Encouraging the learning process to be more of a mutual responsibility where the trainers role is more of a facilitator and co-inquirer
  3. Helping the participants to manage their own learning and self-evaluate.

Adults come with lots of personal experience.   Adults often have a well-developed sense of values, attitudes and knowledge, which can make them less, open-minded. The implications for training are:

  • Relate new situations to past experiences
  • Respect past experiences as an active component in learning
  • Recognise prior learning and don’t ask them all to start in the same place.
  • Employ training methods that use the learners experience e.g., role plays, testimonies

Adults are under pressure- so they want to learn things that relate to their concerns or immediate issues.  By focusing on these concerns and restating the learning process in terms of these immediate needs, learners will be more open to receive training. This may require consultation with the congregation

 Retention of Information Presented

retentin of info

 The facts  speak loudly that we need to involve people in learning interventions and not just speak to them. If we do speak it has been shown that on average 20 mins is the maximum for retention.

If we do use speaking it is better to contain vital elements such as power points, application questions and some interaction. Talking heads can be a poor way to learn particularly if there are multiple sessions such as in a conference.

We know there is power in God’s word to transform but we also need to ask what percentages of our sermons are actually talking about scripture to quote this reason?

The standard lists some creative ways of engaging particularly in Sunday services. Here are some more: –

  • Youtube
  • Webinar software
  • Twitter or text message sent from congregation asking questions that pastor answers ( so can be filtered)
  • Q and A from Microphone
  • Ensuring themes to build on material
  • Books and handouts recommended on a theme to ensure the learning are reinforced for those interested.
  • Props
  • Banner at back of the stage to reinforce a theme
  • PowerPoint presentations with main points which are then reinforced at the end of the sermon
  • A handout with application questions to ponder through the week
  • Asking for a response for people to come forward after a message
  • Moving the worship so that it can be used as a reflection time for God to speak after the sermon.
  • Interspersing testimonies in between a message (a page on the website can collect testimonies on ongoing basis). Video testimonies can be powerful.
  • Panel discussions.
  • Sheet given to guest speakers as to the minimum requirements in terms of presentation( eg title, summary ,application, powerpoints, bible references)

  Action Learning Illustration

Action learning is a buzzword that is currently being used to demonstrate different ways a learning intervention can be presented to ensure quality learning.  The diagram below shows some elements. The more that are  incorporated ,the more dynamic the learning. TALKING HEADS are not a good style when it is overused. A lot of churches are now bringing in shorter 20 min sermons with other tools to incorporate learning.

Examples of how to empower others: –

  • Ask them what their passion, calling, gifting, past experienced are and help them move closer to this. An individual meeting can be offered to ascertain this and facilitate the use of their gifting. See checklist at Tools note 1, as a tool for use.
  • Provide resources, contacts and authority for them to act. Check how they are doing and if you can help overcome any obstacles .ie use coaching skills to empower them.
  • Be willing to trust and delegate and work through their learning issues. You were given a break when you were learning. Church is not meant to be a professional organisation but a learning organisation with a sovereign people so all are entitled to play a part and deserve to be trusted initially. With a good interview and management process any people not suited for a role can be directed to a more suitable position rather than excluded initially until they have proved themselves. This can be very demotivating to new people.
  • Check how much you aAction learningre not delegating in the name of protecting your people or not trusting. The world needs empowered Christians. Doing is the best way of learning.
  • Encourage them to serve as a way of engaging them. If they are not right for the role then be bold and find something more suitable but don’t let this be a reason to not empower them in the first place. We are all the priesthood of believers so have a right to have a part in a church.
  • Encourage those with authority not to ask permission on small items so small issues are not overburdening senior leaders.
  • Encourage people to give prophetic words to each other.
  • Find out what the person you are empowering is doing and coach them to find their own solution ( as opposed to offering unsolicited advice or assuming you know what  the problem is  without confirming it )

The framework contains lots of notes to help you implement the principles and draw on the vast expertise of many researchers and implementors. Do contact us for the full version. At the moment this initiative is funded by personal benefactors  so we are providing this at no cost. http://www.churchexcellenceframework.com/contact

Maximizing Effective Disciplemaking in Churches

Summary of Key strategies for Growth from our research data- How much does your pastor know?

 Barna a well-known american researcher quotes in his  study 

  •  2/3 unchurched Americans say they are spiritual peoplechurch growth
  • More than ½ say their faith is important to them
  • 99% are aware of Christianity and 69 % hold a favourable view of it

YET nearly half see no value in attending a church.

People want GOD it would seem but not how church is doing it.  If we change we could win them back. People will always need some form of church. Here are some of the key strategies that have come out of our research across a lot of studies and  organisations.

  • Put good resources into children and youth workers as this is where the greatest conversions come from
  • Develop a clear outline of where you are going in the next few years as people want to know where they are going and what distinguishes you from another church. Why should they invest their time and money in this church?  People want a community with real purpose where they can serve and grow.
  • If you want real growth consider Church planting as this has been shown in surveys to be where the most growth comes from and future generations do not want large auditoriums but more sanctuaries where they can find God.
  • Planting by going out to serve the community not your own internal project making others come to you. Generates an outward looking church and one that knows how to relate outside.
  • Contextualise the presentation of the message and provide lots of opportunities for debate.
  • Support people’s calling not give them a job in the church. Provide processes
  • Teach them how to share their faith in the marketplace not just invite friends to church.
  • Find out if you are meeting people’s needs in your church and what they say about how you are meeting the values of the church. Authenticity is massive now.
  • Delegate and empower people so they are engaged not just spectators.

To find out the studies and why we have concluded these things you will need to see the notes which are available by contacting us. http://www.churchexcellenceframework.com

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Summary of Major Research Findings on Church Growth – Does your pastor know this?

 

Blog from CEO of Church Excellence Framework

The framework team are very committed to finding you good evidence to back up aspects that are in the framework. We are very excited to have found this study that gives real tangible evidence of what helps good church growth. No more speculation!

All these points are vital parts of the Church Excellence Framework, which develops these in even more detail and brings in other good practices. 

 

 

Research from Anglican Church “ From Anecdote to Evidence”

Here is a summary of an excellent research exercise carried out in England over a significant period.

http://www.churchgrowthresearch.org.uk/UserFiles/File/Reports/FromAnecdoteToEvidence1.0.pdf

The survey  summarized some key findings:-

Good Leadershipchurch growth

Clear Mission and Purpose

Willingness to self reflect and change

Intentional involvement of lay leaders

Intentional in prioritizing growth

Intentional in chosen styles of worship

Intentional nurturing disciples

 

Factors contributing to decline includechurch growth

 

1.Burdensome buildings

  1. 2.Stagnation in approach , variety, vitality and inclusiveness of worship
  2. 3.Clergy characteristics of empathizing , persisting and managing were less helpful that those who are more flexible and push people in new directions
  3. 4.Members unwilling to get involved and everything left to the ordained minister.

 

As the intention of the Framework is to stimulate debate, we do hope you will take time to really consider these points with your leadership teams and church congregation members and  request the framework notes to study more our findings so that you are indeed working on greater priorities. The framework notes share a summary of key priorities that we have concluded constitute the greatest way to church growth and health. This goes beyond what other leadership tools are offering.

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The notes explain how to practically implement a  lot of these points. Other research says you must start at your lowest factor. We include lots of tools to survey your church as well.

The 12 Laws of Freedom

The 12 Laws of Freedom

Patience Hagan  11/11/2018

  1. As a son of God you are authorized to be free from all entanglement, restrains, denial and delays.
  2. As a son of God you are authorized to be free from every demon that sits at your gates and every giant or dragon that sits on your throne.
  3. As a son of God you are authorized to free your spirit to operate multidimensionally, and align your spirit, soul and body into divine order.
  4. As a son of God you are authorized and free to become a lord, a king, and a son of God answering the earth’s groaning and fulfilling your highest destiny.
  5. As a son of God you are authorized and free to receive and release your God given frequency on earth and bring it into divine alignment.
  6. As a son of God you are authorized and free to receive and release the frequency of FREEDOM to every tribe, nation, language and people on the face of the earth.
  7. As a son of God you are authorized to release the earth from it’s groanings and bring it into divine alignment.
  8. As a son of God you are authorized and free to see, hear, taste, smell, feel and perceive in the spirit the way and manner God intended you to before the foundations of the world.
  9. As a son of God you are authorized and free to step into a new beginning, receive your inheritance, total jubilee, restoration, and walk in it’s fullness.
  10. As a son of God you are authorized to be free from recurring sins, any curses, worry, anxiety, and fear.
  11. As a son of God you are authorized and free from all incurable diseases, sicknesses and premature death.  You are Immortal and can chose to live forever with your body.
  12. As a son of God you are authorized and free from seeking identity, fulfillment, security and self worth from the world, others and even from yourself.

Thank you Jesus you have set me free indeed!

Patience Hagan

 

These laws have been legislated for the OUB House.

  • They can be legislated by you onto your mountains and thrones.
  • To be followed up with ruling until they fully manifest.

We proclaim to you the birth of the Free Wineskin!

The 12 Laws of Freedom

by Jane Johnson

Nov 2018

During our fathering we have come across many words from real people of what they have heard as on their destiny scroll. Here is a sample that may help you describe your mountains or scrolls on your destiny book.

  • Freedom (spiritually and physically includes oppressed)
  • New wineskin (Ecclesia)
  • Unity
  • Love
  • Immortality
  • Overcoming
  • The poor (spiritually and physically)
  • Nations (or regions)
  • Universe/multiverse
  • Creating
  • A genre of people, e.g., women, youth, elderly, Asian’s
  • Destiny (helping with scrolls)
  • Fathering nations
  • Discipling individuals

All seem to be taken on by everyone as a son matures and learns accelerates ways of ruling and governing.

Keep this in mind that mountains merge so don’t take camp or invest large resources in a ministry.

Days of ministry by individuals and small sections seems to be coming to an end as Father calls in all to work together as One United body all on the same page.

Examples of real scrolls ( mountains / pages on destiny book) we have seen

Transitioning to the New Wine Skin

Bill Brady  11/13/2018

We have a Transitioners chat group.

  • The purpose of the chat group is to facilitate you in your transition.
  • We each are meant to transition from the old wineskin to the new wineskin.
  • That transition begins with seeing and receiving revelation.
  • You will see both the Old and New Wineskins.

Jesus taught about the “New Wineskin”.

  • A wineskin contains wine.
  • The New Wineskin contains New Wine.
  • Jesus is the Wine.
  • We, the church, the Ecclesia, are the Wineskin.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

  • Jesus functions in His name “The Way”.
  • He is the Way to the Father.
  • He is the Way to the truth;  because He is the Truth.
  • He is the Way to the Life.

New Wine, New Wineskin, the Age of New Beginnings, New Jerusalem.

  • Revelation of Jesus as the Way starts us on a Journey.
  • That journey leads to Truth, Life, Father and New Jerusalem.
  • The Way leads to becoming the New Wineskin.

We, as an Ecclesia, reflect the revelation of Jesus as the Way.

  • We become the New Wineskin.
  • We function together as the New Wineskin.

What does the functioning New Wineskin look like?

  • It looks like New Jerusalem.
  • Want to know what New Jerusalem looks like?
  • Take a look at Revelation 21 and 22.
  • There is no temple in New Jerusalem because we are the Temple.

Jacob came to Bethel “House of God” = Temple of God.

  • He received the revelation of the House of God and said,

“Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”

  • New Jerusalem is the people of God who have become the House of God.
  • New Jerusalem is the people of God who have become the gate of heaven.
  • New Jerusalem is the New Wineskin.
  • The New Wineskin is the people of God become a corporate gate of heaven.

We have each heard the call to “Come up here!”

  • This is not only a call to come to explore and experience heavenly realms.
  • It is a call to take our place in the House of God which is the gate of heaven.
  • It is a call to become the New Wineskin.

We are called to come.

  • John heard, “Come up here!”
  • Jesus said, “Come and see!”
  • The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!”

We go up to heavenly places to see.

  • We begin a new part of our Journey.
  • It is a Journey into taking our place in the New Wineskin.
  • Many are on that Journey with you.
  • Others have gone before you on this Journey.

You can join with others who are on this same Journey.

  • Join the Transitioners chat group.
  • Ask to be added to the chat group.

Transitioning to the New Wine Skin

How to Do the Journey

Bill Brady  11/4/18

We are still getting the finishing touches on the topic of “How to do the Journey”.

  • Includes all of the beginning elements needed for self-journey.
  • Each element needs to be in place.
  • So that you can do the rest of the journey yourself.
  • In the company of others who are also doing their own journey.

These elements include:

  • Establish relationships with those given to you by God to facilitate your journey.
  • There are 7
  1. Spirit of God
  2. 7 spirits of God
  3. Wisdom
  4. 7 Handmaidens
  5. The 22 Living Hebrew letters
  6. Your Men in White Linen
  7. Your father(s) and your family

Resolve to not camp.

  • Decide to journey all of the way.
  • Don’t stop to camp even if others do.
  • Keep going up higher!

You need to commit to discipleship and discipling.

  • Give away revelation that you receive to others as a testimony.
  • Make other’s revelation your own before testifying of it to others.

Learn the progression from seeing revelation to fulfilling it.

  • Make this progression your life style.
  • Don’t stop until you fulfill every revelation that you receive.

Learn how to engage your destiny scroll / book.

  • Engage your destiny regularly.
  • Make it a lifestyle.

Adopt a lifestyle of looking for and avoiding stumbling blocks.

  • Jane wrote a page on this topic.
  • You have two choices:  Avoid stumbling blocks or stumble.
  • It is good to know what the obstacles are before you find them by experience.

Learn to recognize when you are triggering.

  • And how to work through it.
  • By recognizing your issue and overcoming it.

Learn the progression from seeing to fulfilling.

  • Actually journey fully into everything that you see.
  • Otherwise you will be continually deceived into thinking too highly of yourself.
  • See the revelation, receive it, seek to enter into it, enter into it, inherit it, possess it.
  • Until you finally become full of it and become it.

Receive revelation of your mountains and begin ruling on them.

  • Receive revelation of your lord mountains.
  • Begin to rule as a lord.
  • Receive revelation of the courts.
  • Receive revelation of your king mountains and begin to rule on them.
  • Receive revelation of your men in white linen and how to relate to them.
  • Begin to spend time in the fire of the fire stones.
  • Receive revelation and begin to rule on Mount Zion.

Mutual discipling as part of an ecclesia bench is essential.

  • Every one of us has the ecclesia on our scroll.
  • Everyone has the ecclesia as both a lord and king mountain.
  • Bench around the ecclesia in order to become an ecclesia.
  • Every ecclesia has a star (angel) and is a lampstand.  (Rev 1:20)
  • Every ecclesia is destined to work together to overcome together.

Learn how to coach, self-coach and receive revelation by asking questions.

  • This will turn into discipling, facilitating and fathering.
  • It will result in discovery.
  • All the revelation that your bench / ecclesia needs will be given to the ecclesia .

Begin your journey into the first 3 thrones:  Righteousness, Peace and Joy.

  • Begin relationship with Melchizedek.
  • Begin to function in the Treasury.
  • And the Scroll House.
  • Learn how to receive mandates and blueprints.
  • Discover others of the 12 Chancellors Houses as you are led and by your desire.

At this point you are ready to do the Journey.

  • Because you have learned how to do the journey.
  • By doing the journey.
  • By journeying with others who are equally committed to doing the journey.

Your ecclesia has moved into dialog / encounter and testifying.

  • We overcome by the blood of the Lamb.
  • And the word of our testimony that we give to the ecclesia.
  • They in turn give the same to us.
  • The ecclesia will overcome as a journey that they do together.
  • If your ecclesia isn’t on journey to overcoming then move on to one that is.

How to Do the Journey

How to Do the Journey

The 5 Wineskins

Bill Brady  11/11/18

Jesus spoke of “The New Wineskin”.

  • 3 Additional Wineskins have been born since then.
  • Jane Johnson has revelation of a 5th Wineskin.
  • It is about to be born.
  • It is called the Free Wineskin.

Jesus is the Bread and the Wine.

  • Over time Jesus has revealed more and more of Himself.
  • We receive each revelation.
  • Jesus is the Wine.
  • Receiving revelation is drinking Jesus as Wine.

We drink Jesus as Wine and become a Wineskin.

  • We now contain the Wine.
  • The Ecclesia takes on a form reflecting the wine.
  • That new container is a Wineskin.
  • Each Wineskin has a name.
  • Each name is a form and a function.

A list of the Five Wineskins for you to encounter:

  1. The New Wineskin
  2. The True Wineskin
  3. The Everlasting Wineskin
  4. The Living Sacrifice Wineskin
  5. The Free Wineskin
  • Five is the number of divine government.

The New Wineskin. 

  • New Jerusalem (NJ) corresponds to the New Wineskin.
  • NJ is The Way.
  • And the Kingdom.

The True  Wineskin

  • The City of Zion corresponds to the True Wineskin.
  • The City of Zion is The Truth.

The Everlasting Wineskin 

  • The City Everlasting corresponds to the Everlasting Wineskin.
  • The City Everlasting is The Life.

The Living Sacrifice Wineskin

  • We become the Living Sacrifice as the One Body.
  • The Body of Christ is the 12 thrones / cities.
  • The One Body of Christ is the Living Sacrifice.
  • We have been coronated as One Body as forerunners.
  • We as One Body are prepared to be the Living Sacrifice.

The 7 City Crown is the One New Soul of Man.

  • It is the Heart of the Father.
  • And the Mind of Christ.
  • The Mind of Christ is in the Heart of Father.

We corporately become the Mind of Christ. 

  • When we are the Mind of Christ we are prepared.
  • Prepared to Sacrifice our lives as the Living Sacrifice.

What is the Mind of Christ?

“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,  but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:1-11

This scripture reveals the mind of Christ to us.

  • It is one corporate mind.
  • It is a mind of love.
  • It humbles itself.
  • It is a lowly mind that choses to become a Bond Servant.
  • As a Bond Servant it is obedient to the point of death.
  • A dead Bond Servant is a Living Sacrifice.

We are exhorted toLet this mind be in us (plural) which was also in Christ Jesus.”

  • The mind of Christ is to be in us corporately.
  • We are to allow the mind of Christ to enter us as a House.

When we enter into something it then enters into us.

  • Enter into the Mind of Christ.
  • And the Mind of Christ will enter into you.

We become the Mind of Christ.

  • We as the One Mind of Christ prepare to sacrifice ourselves as One Body.
  • We live the life of a son of God serving as a Bond Servant.
  • We overcome as a Bond Servant.
  • Once we have overcome then the sacrifice occurs.
  • We have overcome as sons of God serving as Bond Servants.

The Free Wineskin.

  • We now have the fullness of sonship.
  • We have the fullness of the glorious freedom of the sons of God.
  • This is the Free Wineskin.

We are then raised up, ascended and seated in Headship.

  • We are become the kingdom.
  • We are become One with the name Christ.
  • We are become One with the name the LORD (YHVH).
  • And become a source of salvation.

Each of these is a throne that together makes up Headship.

  • The Kingdom is the Kingdom Throne.
  • Christ is the Dominion Throne.
  • LORD is the Throne of Greatness.

We are exalted into Headship!

Why wineskins matter – 5 wineskins we have seen and their differences

“You just entered New Jerusalem! What do you do now?” Part 1

“You just entered New Jerusalem (NJ)! What do you do now?”

Bill Brady   Updated   11/29/2018

Many are finding themselves quickly entering New Jerusalem (NJ).

  • This is a wonderful experience!
  • It may leave you wondering where you are on your journey?
  • And what is next?
  • Read on for some answers!

We are each on a personal faith journey on the way to mature sonship.

  • Your journey began long before you came to One United Body (OUB).
  • When you came here you found that you are not journeying alone.
  • You are part of an heavenly family that is on the same journey.
  • We call that family the Ecclesia which is the universal body of Christ.
  • EF is an ecclesia that is part of the larger Universal Ecclesia.

We all journey from lord to king to son to mature son.

  • You are now a beginning son.
  • And a maturing king.
  • You have several stages of sonship before you.

We all go up the mountain and then up from heavenly city to heavenly city.

  • You are now seated on your lord and king thrones.
  • You are also seated on the throne on top of Mount Zion.
  • You will soon be exploring the heavenly cities of Salem and Zion.

Visiting NJ and entering NJ are different experiences.

  • We can visit many times.
  • Entering is a one-time experience.
  • It includes a triumphal entry, being given a room to dwell / abide in and a coronation.
  • If you haven’t had a coronation, then you have likely visited, but not yet entered.

You will experience a new Oneness with the Godhead and with the Ecclesia. 

  • You began your journey with just you following Jesus along the path.
  • You will become fully One with Him, with your Father and with Holy Spirit.
  • You will become one with the Universal Ecclesia.
  • This is a baptism into unity.
  • It happens in NJ.
  • Then you travel on towards Oneness in ruling with Him as one Ecclesia.

You have some learning how to rule to do. 

  • Learning how to rule and legislate as a lord.
  • Learning how to rule and legislate as a king.
  • Learning how to rule and legislate from Mount Zion.
  • Here is an Activation for your lord, kings and Mount Zion Throne:  Throne Activations
  • This will help you to learn how to rule and govern from here in New Jerusalem.
  • Most importantly, begin a relationship with Lady Wisdom and the 7 spirits of God.
  • They will train and tutor you.
  • This mini course includes activations for Lady Wisdom and the 7 spirits of God How to Reign as a King

You have a destiny in Jesus to learn about.

  • Your destiny scroll / book will continually reveal your unfolding destiny to you.
  • You will learn how to engage it daily.
  • Your king mountains include responsibility for others and authority with it.
  • You will have them revealed to you.

Your life is no longer just about you and your own family.

  •  Yes.  You have a continuing responsibility for your own life and for your family.
  • Now you have a new responsibility for others, and especially, for the Ecclesia.
  • Find your connection to your destined part of the Ecclesia.
  • This page will help you.  You are meant to be connected.

Begin to take responsibility.

  • Interact with your brothers and sisters on OUB’s chat groups.
  • It’s just a small step from interacting on a chat to facilitating other’s journey on a chat.
  • It’s just a small step from being facilitated in an encounter to facilitating others.
  • You may say, “But I don’t know enough.”
  • None of us do.
  • And all of us do.
  • It’s not about knowing enough.
  • It’s about being willing.
  • It’s about loving others and being willing to be taught by God.
  • They need someone to show them the beginning steps that you have already taken.

Make it a lifestyle to share a testimony of everything that you experience.

  • Give away all that you receive.
  • Others will go through your testimony of experience to their own experience.
  • This is because you are a door.
  • And your testimony is a door.

Others will experience what you have experienced.

  • And you will be accelerated into more experiences.
  • He who is faithful with what He has been given will be given more.
  • You reap what you sow.
  • Always!

Learn to facilitate beginner’s encounters.

  • Do this out of love.
  • Do this because you know that it will be fun.
  • And good for you.
  • He who is faithful with what He has been given will be given more.

Always ask questions!

You (yes, you) Are Meant to Facilitate Encounters!

You (yes, you) Are Meant to Facilitate Encounters!

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

Everyone is Meant to Facilitate Encounters!

  • Facilitation is as fundamental and basic as breathing!
  • And learning to walk!

Facilitation is spiritual walking! 

  • Every newborn begins to explore the world around them.
  • Learning to explore heavenly realms is self-facilitation.
  • Facilitation is learning to walk.
  • You facilitate yourself into encounters with God.
  • And you quickly begin sharing your discoveries with others.
  • This is testimony.
  • It is also facilitation.
  • We are all meant to bring others into encounters with the living God!

Here is a partial list of beginner’s encounters:

  • The River
  • Your Garden
  • The 4 Chambers of the Heart
  • The Tree of Life

Everyone is already a facilitator.

  • If you are a mother or a father, then you are a facilitator.
  • If you were an older brother or sister, then you are a facilitator.
  • If you have a job, then you are a facilitator.
  • Of customers
  • Or of fellow employees that you have shown how to do the job that you do.
  • A facilitator is simply someone who shows someone else how to do something.

Every believer is meant to be a facilitator of encounters.

  • There are basic experiences with God that every believer has.
  • We call experiences with God an encounter.
  • You had an encounter when you were born again.
  • You have had many encounters since then.

You facilitate someone into an encounter when you show them how to have an experience with God.

  • There are certain basic experiences with God that every believer is meant to have.
  • Every believer can show someone else how to have those experiences.
  • Every believer can lead someone else into these experiences.
  • Every believer can facilitate encounters.

 In the past we have thought of these kinds of skills as pastoral.

  • They were skills that a pastor has and a congregation receives from the pastor.
  • This is old wineskin thinking.
  • We didn’t use the word “facilitate”.
  • We used the word “ministry”.
  • These skills were part of the “ministry” of pastors.

In this day all believers are kings and priests.

  • We can all “facilitate”.
  • We can all facilitate certain basic “encounters” / experiences.

I picture us like heavenly realms beginner’s encounter tour guides.

  • Each of us will become comfortable with facilitating a beginner’s level encounter.
  • Each will also learn to take beginners on a standard list of beginner’s encounters.

In this day of harvest every believer is meant to be able to facilitate encounters.

  • It is not a skill just for the few.
  • It is a skill for all.
  • Get rid of anything that remains in your thinking from the old wineskin.
  • Let go any thinking about “ministry”.
  • And begin thinking about “facilitation”.
  • Let go of ministry as being something that the few do.
  • Chose to facilitate as something that everyone does.

Every believer is meant to be able to facilitate a standard list of encounters.

  • Everyone new to group encounters will experience these beginning encounters.
  • Every believer can lead other believers into each of these beginning encounters.

 

The Three Separations to Mature Sonship Part 3: Self Ego

The Three Separations to Mature Sonship Part 3

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

You have done a lot of dying.

  • I should clarify, it’s a dying to.
  • You died once with Jesus.
  • This happened when you were baptized.
  • Death is a separation.

Three Separations

First separation is from sin.

  • It is a separation from dead works and to living works.
  • Believe that you have been separated from dead works to living works.
  • And you experience the separation.
  • It is faith in Jesus’ work for you on the cross.

Second separation is from self-government.

  • Jesus is our King.
  • Until we are separated from our self-government we remain king.
  • Again, it is by faith in having died with Him on the cross.

The third separation is from self.

  • Until this happens we have a record of our past.
  • And live from that record of a sense of who we have been.
  • Until then we are a reflection of both who we are in Jesus.
  • And who we have always been.
  • We believe to this final separation.
  • And then we are only who we are in Christ.
  • We still have memory of our past but that person is no longer in our present.

The Bible doesn’t use a word for self or ego.

  • It simply uses the word “I”.
  • Used in a way that is clearly full of self in a negative way.

The word “I” either contains humility or pride.

  • It contains self-exaltation.
  • Or the humility that comes before God exalts us..
  • We have this idea in mind when we say that someone is “full of himself.”
  • This is the “I” that Satan used when he said “I will” about becoming like God.
  • This is the “I” that Adam and Eve first spoke after the fall.
  • This the “I” that has the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil as its source.
  • These two “Is” are seen in Paul’s statement,

“I am crucified with Christ and I no longer live.”

  • Paul’s proud “I” died.
  • He was separated from that “I”.
  • His humble “I” remained.
  • This is the “I” that has the Tree of Life as its source.
  • This is the “I” that remains.

Untethering and Tethering

  • This is an untethering from the old and a tethering to the new.
  • I think of Spiderman web-shooting his way over a city street.
  • He shoots  a web to the new building ahead of him.
  • Then he releases his web from the old building behind him.
  • By doing this he swings above the street from building to building.

The full process of separation involves three rounds of untethering and tethering.

  • We untether from our proud old creation “I”.
  • We tether to our humble new creation “I”.
  • Only our new creation “I” remains.

This will be experienced as a series of mandates.

  • You will flow with each of these mandates.
  • Until you reach a full and final separation.   

The Three Separations of Sonship Part 2: Self-Government

The Three Separations of Sonship Part 2

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

The first separation is separation from dead works. 

  • This was explained in Part 1.
  • We experience these three separations by faith.
  • We believe.
  • Jesus has died so that we can experience them.
  • Holy Spirit does a work in us that allows us to experience 3 separations.

God’s timing is involved with each separation.

  • So, relax and believe and allow Him to bring you to each in His time.
  • He does the work that is needed in order for it to happen in our experience.
  • We cooperate with the work that He is doing.
  • We experience this process as mandate and flow.
  • The three separations themselves are part of the blueprint for Manifest sonship.
  • They are on our destiny scroll / in our destiny book.

The irony of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is that He died a week later.

  • We, too, along with Jesus, will experience the separation of death in this city.
  • We are a new creation and are alive in Christ.
  • We do not die to what we have newly become.
  • We die to what we were and experience being separated from it.
  • We die to the old and live to the new.

Remember the stone angel that needed to be separated from the stone around it?

  • We die to all that is not angel.
  • We die to the old that has come with us into our new life.
  • Our first dying is to our own works.
  • We enter into His rest.
  • We enter New Jerusalem.
  • We still have two more things to die to.
  • We have two more things to be separated from.
  • We have two more rests to come to.

We will believe to experience each of these separations.

  • The second separation will be from our self-government.
  • There can only be one King.
  • Before we were born again we were our own king.
  • After we were born again Jesus became our king.
  • But we were still also our own king too.
  • Father will separate us from being our own king.
  • He will separate us from our self-kingship.

We will be separated from one last thing. 

  • The third and final separation is separation from self.
  • It is a death to ego.

Paul said of himself,

“I have been crucified with Christ;  it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;  and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

What was Paul saying? 

  • When Jesus died I died with Him.
  • I (the new creation I) have been separated from the old creation I.
  • Jesus lives in me.
  • I don’t say or do things on my own any longer.
  • I have been separated from doing things on my own.
  • Now I do things by believing and doing those things with Jesus.
  • Paul was saying that he had been separated from self-works and from self.
  • This was by Paul’s faith in what Jesus had done for him and was doing with him.

When we are separated from self then we have fully left behind our old life.

  • We enter into full sonship.
  • At this point we enter the city of Zion.
  • We are now Sons.
  • We sit down on this throne.
  • We co-rule with Him in all the fullness of His ruling.

This is the big picture.

  • Desire to be separated from your self-works, from self-government and from self.
  • Come to rest.
  • Live each day from rest.
  • Take joy in the journey.
  • One step at a time.
  • And one day, when it is time, you will experience each of these separations.

The Three Separations of Sonship Part 3

The Three Separations of Sonship Part 1: Separation from Dead Works

The Three Separations of Sonship Part One

Bill Brady   Edited 11/28/2018

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;  old things have passed away;  behold, all things have become new.”

A sculptor was asked how he was able to carve an angel out of a block of stone. 

  • The sculptor said, “It’s easy.  I just carve away everything that’s not angel.”
  • The sculptor separated the angel from all of the stone surrounding it.
  • This left just angel.

When we are born again we are like that stone angel.

  • We are a new creation inside an old creation.
  • We are a new creation needing to be separated from our old creation.

We still need to be separated from three things.

  • We need to be separated from the way that we have always done things.
  • We need to be separated from being in charge of our own life.
  • We need to be separated from a sense of self.
  • That is separate from our experience of oneness with God.

We need to be separated from the way that we have always done things. 

  • Without faith it is impossible to please God.
  • Anything that we say or do that is not like God won’t please Him.
  • Anything that we say or do on our own apart from Him won’t please God.

The Bible calls things that we say or do “works”. 

  • We are to stop saying or doing anything on our own.
  • How can we do this?
  • We can try to stop doing things on our own by doing something about it.
  • But then, that is doing something on our own to try to stop doing things on our own.
  • There is a better way.

“For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”

  • God created the heavens and the earth is six days.
  • On the 7th day God rested from all His works. 

We come to rest from our works by entering into His 7th day rest from His works.

  • The works that we are to turn away from are any works that we do on our own.
  • As opposed to works that we do with Him.

Anything that we do or say apart from God does not have His life in it.

  • God is alive.
  • He is living.
  • What He does has His life in it.
  • God only does living works.
  • Anything that we do apart from God is a dead work.

Works that we do with God are living works.

  • They come from the flow of Holy Spirit.
  • They also reflect our blueprint which is our destiny scroll.
  • They are works of co-building with the Master Builder of the universe who is Jesus.
  • And of flowing with the Holy Spirit.
  • They are living works because Jesus is the Life.
  • They are living works because Holy Spirit is the River of Life.

We are told, “Labor to enter into this rest.”

  • We work to enter rest from our own works.
  • And we come to enter His rest.
  • How can we work to enter rest from our own works?

Jesus was once asked a question about this.

“What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”

  •  Here is Jesus’ answer.

“This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

  • The work that we do to come to rest from our own works is the work of faith.
  • It is the work of believing in Jesus’ work for us on the cross.

We can experience coming to rest from works that we do on our own.

  • It is a being set free from doing and saying things on our own.
  • It is a separation from doing and saying things on our own.

Death is a separation. 

  • When a person dies they are separated from the living.
  • The person who has died is separated from their body.
  • We know that this is only a temporary separation.

We need to be separated from doing and saying things on our own.  

  • The Good News is that we already have been separated.
  • We were separated when Jesus was separated.
  • We died when Jesus died.
  • We died once with Jesus when He died.

“Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?”

  • We were baptized with Jesus when He was baptized.

“…one Lord, one faith, one baptism…”

  • We became one with Jesus in this one death when we were baptized.
  • Now we know this truth.

We can simply chose to believe it.

  • Sin is doing anything apart from faith.
  • Believe that you have already been separated from sin.
  • When you believe you experience a separation.
  • You are now free from sin.
  • You enter into God’s rest.

Once we enter into God’s rest then we can enter into New Jerusalem.

  • We can visit New Jerusalem many times before we enter into it.
  • Entering in this sense is not the time that we first visit.

Think of Jesus.

  • He visited Jerusalem many times.
  • Jesus entered Jerusalem the week before His crucifixion.
  • His entering in as the acknowledged Christ.
  • It was His Triumphal Entry.

Our own triumphal entry into New Jerusalem is the end of us being our own king.

  • Up until then we had two kings:  ourselves and Jesus.
  • Now we have one King.
  • During our triumphal entry there will be a crowd cheering us on.
  • We now enter into the beginning of our sonship.

This is one of the key steps on the way up to NJ.

  • You can step into this by the word as I have here on this page.
  • And / or you can step into it by encountering the 9 fire stones.
  • Let them do their work of preparing you for NJ.
  • Brings increase in fruit of the Spirit.

Love is the fulfillment of the law.

  • And a result of the work of the Holy Spirit in out lives.
  • Love does no injury to another.

Perfect love casts out all fear.

  • And is complete separation from dead works.
  • The more that we are filled with love the more living works flow out of us.

Separation from dead works is also living from the tree of life.

  • It allows for a full flow of life.
  • Any work that we do that is from a flow of life is a living work.

The Three Separations of Sonship Part Two

 

 

Kingship (TOL Group Level Three)

Kingship (TOL Group Level Three)

This is meant to allow you to participate in Tree of Life Group Level Three if your schedule doesn’t allow you to join a live group.

  • We highly recommend that you join a live group.
  • The experience of living ecclesia is essential to your growth.

This is for TOL Group Level Three.  At the time that it was recorded it was called Level Two.

Schedule that reflects what actually happened in the meetings:

Facilitators:  Bill Brady and Eric Rachal

Co-facilitator:  Patience Yorke-Hagen

Purpose:

1)      Continue to Frame Your Morning

2)      Come under the tutoring of the 7 Spirits of God and establish a relationship with Wisdom and her 7 Handmaidens

3)      Begin legislating from your lord and king mountains.

4)      Understand your kingship and begin to rule as a king.

5)      Understand benches and bench with Lady Wisdom and the spirit of Understanding.  Understand how to form a bench with your men in white linen.

6)      Learn how to relate with your men in white linen.

7)      Begin relating with Melchizedek.  Make your first visit to the City of Salem.

8)      Understand Chancellorship.

9)      Have a basic Understanding of the courts above the Chancellor’s Court level.

10)   Understand how to form a Facebook Messenger Chat Group.

11)   Understand how to use Zoom and UTube to record a Zoom meeting, audio or video and upload it to UTube.

12)   Begin facilitating Zoom and Facebook Messenger Chat ascensions.

13)   Understand what kings David and Solomon show us about our kingship.  Begin to function in that under


Listen to Audio:  Introduction to TOLDG Level Two  Intro to Kingship TOL Group

October 1st – Week 1

PURPOSE:

1) Review Framing Your Morning

2) Introduce the “Flowchart of Progression in Heavenly Realms”.

3) Introduce “Moving from Lords to Kings”.

4) Determine where you are in the progression from lord to king.

5) Introduce the Tree of Life.

PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:

1) Listen to Audio “Introduction to TOLDG Level Two / Introduction to Week One.”                  Recording:   Recording

2) Read “Framing Your Morning”.  This is a review.  Framing Your Morning                        3) Read “Flowchart of Progression in Heavenly “Realms” Flowchart                                         4) Come to the Meeting with one Testimony and one Question on “Flowchart of Progression in Heavenly Realms”.                                                                                                                                                   5) Read “Moving from Lord to King”.   https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/moving-from-lord-to-king/                         6) Come to the Meeting with one Testimony and one Question on “Moving From Lord to King”.                                                                                                                                                     7) Determine where you currently are in the progression and set your desire on sonship.  8) Listen to Audio “Introduction to the Tree of Life” Audio and “Greater Understanding of the Tree of Life” Audio.                                                                                                                         9) Read “My Journey of Living Out of the River of Life Arching as a Tree”  My journey

DURING THE MEETING:

1) Review Framing Your Morning by going through the flow of Framing Your Morning.    2) Testimonies / Questions on Flowchart of Progression in Heavenly Realms.                         3) Testimonies / Questions on Moving from Lord to King.                                                             4) Introduce the Concept of Ages.  Concept of Ages                                                                         5) Corporate Ascension to Tree of Life (TOL). Emphasize importance of asking questions of God.  When you ask the right question then you will receive the right answer.                  6) Introduce Week Two.

Week One Meeting Recording:  Week One Meeting

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE:

1) Continue to progress from lord to king and set your desire on sonship.                               2) Continue to progress from age to age or even skip an age.  Desire to reign in the City of Zion.                                                                                                                                                           3) Continue to Frame Your Morning each day.                                                                                4) Ascend to the Tree of Life regularly.


October 8th – Week 2

PURPOSE:

1) Begin relating to Wisdom and her 7 Handmaidens                                                                                                                                               2) Review the Court of Accusation as replaced by Judging in Your Own Court                       3) Review Courts of Scribes, Angels and War.

PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:

1) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Week Two.”  Intro to Week Two                                          2) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Wisdom” Intro to Wisdom and read “The Wisdom Section of Proverbs”  Wisdom in Proverbs.                                                                                   3) Read the 7 Handmaidens of Wisdom portion of “7 Spirits in the Bible and Handmaidens of Wisdom”.    7 spirits of God, Wisdom and 7 Handmaidens                            4) Listen to “Lower Courts” Audio. I am calling the Courts of Accusation, Scribes, Angels and War “the Lower Courts” to distinguish them from the other courts which I am calling “the Higher Courts”.   Courts                                                                                                   5) Review how the lower courts work together.  Read “Court of Accusation and Chancellor’s Court Protocol.   Court of Accusation

DURING THE MEETING:

1) Guided Ascension to Wisdom’s Heights and Banquet                                                               2) Activation Exercise for Wisdom’s 7 Handmaidens                                                                     3) Testimonies / Questions about Wisdom and Her 7 Handmaidens                                           4) Introduce Week Three                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Group Week Two Meeting Recording:  Week Two Meeting Recording

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE:

1)      Continue to develop your relationship with Wisdom and her 7 Handmaidens.


October 15th – Week 3
PURPOSE:
1) Begin relating to the 7 spirits of God and being tutored by them.                                       2) Request that Wisdom Guide You in Ruling as a King.                                                             3) Learn How to Identify Your King Mountains.                                                                           4) Learn How to Relate to MIWL and How Identifying Your MIWL Help to Identify your King Mountains.                                                                                                                                  5) Learn How to Legislate and Rule as a Lord and as a King. (Omitted in Meeting.)
PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:
1) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Week Three.” Recording: Intro to week Three                2) Read 7 spirits of God portion of 7 spirits of God                                                                       3) Listen to “7 spirits of God Activation” Recording: 7 spirits of God Activation                    4) Listen to “Kingship” Audio Kingship    and “By Me Kings Rule” Audio Recording  By Me Kings Rule                                                                                                                                                5) Read “How Can Men in White Linen Help Us with Our Calling? Men In White Linen    6) Read Moving From Praying and Warfare to Legislating
7) Listen to Week Three Meeting recording from Level Two #1. Encounter with Solomon. Encounter with Solomon

DURING THE MEETING:
1) a) Do Group Activation “Entangling”. l b) “Let Wisdom Enter Your Heart” Activation – Patience. Activation based on Proverbs 2:1.
2) Testimonies and Questions about Kingship and Wisdom for Ruling.
3) Testimonies and Questions about Men in White Linen and King Mountains.

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE:

1)      Continue to be tutored by the 7 spirits of God.                                                                       2)      Continue to seek Wisdom for ruling as a King.                                                              3)      Continue to seek understanding of your King Mountains.                                               4)      Consider becoming part of our Arising Sons Chat.


October 22nd – Week 4

PURPOSE:

1) Introduction to Benches of 3, 7 and 12.                                                                                         2) Learn How to Form a Bench of 3.                                                                                                   3) Form a Bench with Your MIWL (if ready to do so).                                                                   4) Learn the Differences Between the Ecclesia Age and the Church Age.                                   5) Choose to Transition to the Ecclesia Age.

PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Week Four: An “Introduction to Benches and the Ecclesia Age” Intro                                                                                                                                  2) Read:   Culture of Heaven                                                                                                                 3) Read “Final Benches Summary”  Final Benches Summary.                                                      4) Listen to the various audios on “Overall Benches Document” Overall Benches Document                                                                                                                                                 5) Read “Bench of Three”.    Benches of 3.                                                                                       6) Read: Weekly Meetings?

DURING THE MEETING:

1)      Two bench activations.                                                                                                                2)      Testimonies and Questions About Benches.                                                                     3)      Testimonies and Questions about Forming a bench of 3.                                                     4)      Testimonies and Questions about Transitioning from Church Age to Ecclesia Age. 5)      Introduce Week Five.

Recording of Week Four:  Week Four Meeting

First part of meeting was not recorded due to a technical issue.

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE

1)      Continue to Choose to Function on Benches.                                                                     2)      Continue to Choose to Transition from Church Age to Ecclesia Age and Beyond.  3)      Continue to Ascend Personally to the Tree of Life.

 


October 29th – Week 5

The Five Estates  / Introduction to Melchizedek / Salem / The Golden Mountain / Melchizedek Ascension in the Meeting

Objectives for Sunday

October 29,2017

1.) Estates                                                                                                                                              2.) Melchizedek Activation                                                                                                                    3.) Communion                                                                                                                                       4.) Mini- Teaching                                                                                                                                   5.) Salem/ Gold Mountain Activation

Meeting Recording:  Week Five Meeting  (Beginning of meeting was not recorded.)


November 5th – Week 6

PURPOSE:

1) Introduction to Chancellorship.                                                                                                      2) Introduction to the Higher Courts.                                                                                                 3) How to Set Up Messenger Groups for Discipling                                                                         4) An Introduction to Zoom for Discipling.

PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:

1) 1) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Week Six” Recording  Audio Intro Week 6                       2) Read  Intro to 12 Chancellor’s Houses                                                                                            3) Listen to Audio “An Introduction to the 12 Chancellors Houses.” Recording    Intro to 12 Chancellor’s Houses                                                                                                                          4) Read  No weekly meetings                                                                                                               5) Listen to Audio “A King at Work in the Courts of the Lord:  An Interview with Kim Borders”.   A King at Work in the Courts                                                                                           6) Listen to Audio “Setting Up Messenger Groups for Discipling.”  Messenger for Discipling                                                                                                                                                  7) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Zoom for Discipling”.  Zoom for Discipling

DURING THE MEETING:

1)      Testimonies and Questions About the 12 Chancellors Houses.                                   2)      Testimonies and Questions about the Higher Courts.                                                     3)      Live Zoom Training.                                                                                                                     4)     Demonstrate Zoom live so that they can see the features that are only visible when there are two or more attendees.                                                                                                  5)      Questions and Answers About the Use of Messenger and Zoom for Discipling.     6)      Introduce Week Seven.                                                                                                               Meeting Week Six  Week Six Meeting

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE

1)      Begin to Use Messenger for Discipling.                                                                            2)      Begin to Use Zoom for Discipling.


November 12th – Week 7 – Kings David and Solomon as a Patterns for Our Kingship / Zoom Training B / Ascension Facilitation Guidelines / Practice Chat Ascensions during Meeting and during following week.

PURPOSE:

1) Kings David and Solomon as a Patterns for Our Kingship:  Building His House and Our House.                                                                                                                                                       2) A Continuation of Zoom for Recording and Utube for Publishing.                                          3) Ascension Facilitation Guidelines: Takeoff, Flight and Landing                                              4) Introduction to Chat Ascensions

PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1) 1) Listen to Audio “Introduction to Week Seven”  Intro Week Seven                                          2) “David and Solomon as a Pattern for Our Kingship:  Building His House and Our House”  His House and Our House                                                                                                     3) Listen to Audio, “How to Upload a Zoom Video to UTube”  Upload Zoom Video to UTube                                                                                                                                                      4) Listen to Audio, “Ascension Facilitation Guidelines: Takeoff, Flight and Landing” Ascension Guidelines                                                                                                                           5) View video, “Facilitating A Chat Ascension”  Fascilitating a Chat Ascension

DURING THE MEETING:

1)      Testimonies about Ascension Facilitation Guidelines.                                                         2)      Facilitate a brief Chat Ascension during the Meeting to Drink Solomon’s wine in the wine room.                                                                                                                                             3)      Live Zoom Training on how to Record on Zoom and How to Upload an Audio or a Video to UTube.                                                                                                                                       4)      Testimonies and Questions about Messenger, Zoom and UTube for Discipling.             5)      Testimonies and Questions about “David and Solomon as a Pattern for Our Kingship:  Building His House and Our House” 1 Chronicles 29.                                         6)      Introduce Week Eight and start each thinking about facilitating a chat and Zoom ascension during the next week.                                                                                                       Meeting Recording  Week Seven Meeting

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE

1)      Continue to Use Messenger, Zoom and Utube for Discipling.                                       2)      Continue to Ascend on Messenger Chat.                                                                           3)      Practice Your Ascension Facilitation Skills


November 19th – Week 8 – Positioned for Greatness / Facilitate a chat and Zoom ascension / Strengths and Weaknesses of the 12 Tribes / TOLDG Bench of 3 Blueprint Ascension / Introduce TOLDG Level 3

PURPOSE:

1) Understand that the kingdoms of this earth have been given to us as kings.  We are to become “the kings of the earth”.                                                                                                         2) Receive mandates as “kings of the earth” and begin forming appropriate benches of three.                                                                                                                                                         3) Facilitate both a Messenger chat ascension and a Zoom ascension during the week before the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PRE-SESSION PREPARATION:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1) 1) Listen to Audio, “Kings Positioned for Greatness”.  Kings Positioned for Greatness           2) Listen for any mandates as a king positioned for greatness.                                                    3) Come to the meeting with testimonies and questions on “Kings Positioned for Greatness” and kingly mandates received.                                                                                       4) Facilitate one chat and one Zoom ascension during the week before the meeting.  This can be done with relatives or friends.  Or you can arrange with others in this group to do this together.  I will check in with everyone early in the week to make sure that everyone has a plan.                                                                                                                                               5) Come to the meeting with testimonies and questions on facilitating chat and Zoom ascensions.

DURING THE MEETING:

1)       Testimonies and questions on Kings Positioned for Greatness and any mandates received including mandates to form benches of three.                                                      2)       Patience testimony on creating cities and what the Lord said about one of her cities.

3)    Sharing of TOLDG Bench of 3 Blueprint ascension.                                                                 4)    Patience revealed how Reuben and water related to this.  Crowning.                             5)   Testimonies about revelation received because of participation in TOLDG Level Two. 6)   Introduce TOLDG Level Three. (Bill)

Week 8 Meeting Recording  Week Eight Meeting

PRACTICES TO CONTINUE

1)      Accept Responsibility as mandated and as found on your Book of Destiny.             2)      Continue to Use Messenger, Zoom and UTube for Discipling.                                             3)      Form a bench of three when mandated.                                                                            4)      Rule as a king.                                                                                                                          5)      Continue to entangle with Lady Wisdom and her handmaidens and the 7 spirits of God.

 

 

 

Engaging Your Scroll of Destiny (TOL Group Level Two)

Engaging Your Scroll of Destiny (TOL Group Level Two)

by Bill Brady

This page has the pre-meeting materials and recordings for the first Scroll Group whcih was then called Tree of Life Scroll Group One.

It also has pre-meeting materials and recordings for our recent Fathering Scrol Group offered in August of 2018.

This is meant to allow you to participate in Tree of Life Group Level Three if your schedule doesn’t allow you to join a live group.

  • We highly recommend that you join a live group.
  • The experience of living ecclesia is essential to your growth.
  • The January Scroll Level Two Group experienced a crowning as a bench of 12, Triumphal Entry into the City of Zion and entry into Manifest Sonship!

 

Plan for Tree of Life Scroll Group:

Tree of Life Scroll (TOL) Group One Level One

Purpose:
1) Understand that you have a Destiny Scroll.
2) Understand the function of your destiny scroll.
3) Encounter your destiny scroll in a group encounter.
4) Learn to Scroll Coach.
5) Scroll Coach someone.
6) Understand the functions of Blueprints, Mandates and Flowing.
7) Understand how to receive Blueprints and Mandates.
😎 Understand how to flow in walking out the Mandates that you receive.<<<<
counter the Tapestry in the Tapestry Room in a group encounter.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN TREE OF LIFE SCROLL GROUP:<<<<
Honor one another. We have personal and corporate encounters in heavenly places.<

 

 

The plan for TREE OF LIFE SCROLL GROUP Level One flowed from relationship and encounter. During our weekly meetings we will be together in heavenly places in a group encounter.

There will be four weeks of Level One. A four-week Level Two is planned.<

The overall purpose of Level One is that you will engage your own destiny scroll. There will be two corporate Destiny Scroll encounters. Also, each Scroll Group member will be scroll coached one-on-one on Zoom by one of the facilitators.

An additional purpose is that each Scroll Group Member will have an opportunity to begin scroll coaching others. Level Two will give further training and opportunities to coach others.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

Thursday December 7th at 4 PM EST – Week 1<<<<
Jesus has a Destiny Scroll / You have a Destiny Scroll

PRE-MEETING PREPARATION: 1) Respond to the question, “How does intimacy with God relate to encountering your Destiny Scroll?”

DURING THE MEETING:<<<<
Jesus has a Destiny Scroll / You have a Destiny Scroll” Recorded PowerPoint presentation – Bill<<<<
Group Destiny Scroll Encounter – Donna<<<<
Testimonies, Questions and Answers – Samone<<<<
Introduction to Week Two – Samone<<<<
PRACTICES TO CONTINUE:<<<<
Continue to encounter your Destiny Scroll daily / regularly.

Week One Meeting Recording:  Scroll Group Week One Meeting<

the plan for Week Two: Plan for Week Two<<<<
Posted this to the group before the week two meeting:

Countdown from 10 to Oneness Encounter<<<<
Tonight’s New Heaven New Earth Lovers ascension shows the place that we, as the Ecclesia, are in right now. The bench of 12 had to come into unity before it was launched as a spaceship. I see that the unity came into being when we as a bench counted down from 10 to one. We came into unity as we counted down together. The count of one is when the oneness came into being. Then we were launched.<<<<
The Ecclesia has been in a phase of being gathered into oneness of full unity in Christ phase. We have now become one. We have been launched into a phase of preparation for ruling as one manifest son phase. This will be followed by a ruling as one manifest son gathering all of creation into one.<<<<
Fullness of the gospel includes Christ raised, resurrected and ruling. It includes us as one united Ecclesia co-crucified, co-resurrected and co-ruling. It is the fullness of this aspect of the one united manifest son coming into the fullness of co-ruling that we are to co-build towards now.<

What does this mean for each of you?

There is a blueprint. We have each chosen to love Jesus who is the Master Builder. He is building according to this blueprint. He is gathering His Ecclesia individually into oneness with Himself. In doing this He is gathering us into a oneness with one another. He is asking of each of us that we take our personal foot of the brake and allow Him to do this. He is gently drawing us with cords of love.<<<<
ide to yield to His drawing. Let Him draw you into this oneness. Join the corporate countdown to oneness. You will then be launched with the united Ecclesia.

Week Two Meeting Recording:  Meeting Two Recording<<<<
Plan for Week Three:  Plan for Week Three<<<<
Planned to have a group destiny scroll encounter.  It turned out to be a group destiny scroll encounter of our mountains.

Week Three Meeting Recording:  Meeting Three Recording<<<<
Week Four Meeting Recording is not included here as it included personal destiny scroll encounters.

 

Fathering Scroll Group from August 2018:

Our first meeting is tomorrow at 1 – 2:30 PM EST.

Purpose is to encounter your own scroll and to prepare to be able to help others to encounter their scrolls.

Pre-meeting preparation

Password is Two

At some point you’ll want to become familiar with the pages listed in the beginning of this. Here are some pages on scrolls:
Finding what is on your scroll
Myths about finding your scroll / calling / mountains
Importance of meeting by scrolls / mountains
Why finding our scrolls and working in benches really matters
How can men in white linen help us with our calling?
The Secret to Fulfilling Your Destiny

These pages can be given to others to assist them in understanding about their own scrolls.

For tomorrow please listen to the first part of this: Scroll Group One Week One Meeting

Have always regretted the first frame photo of the video that ended up being the title page. 🙂

Pls listen to the presentation about scrolls of destiny.

Much of the rest of the recording is a recording of a live group scroll faciltation session. If you want to watch this you could. Not required.

During our time together tomorrow we will: 1) Have a group encounter with our own individual destiny scrolls and 2) dialog about the group destiny scroll encounter.

Then I would like for anyone interested to have an opportunity to work as a team of two to facilitate a volunteer into encountering their destiny scroll. The 3 of you could work together in a separate Zoom room for 10 – 15 minutes and get your first experience of scroll coaching. Then we can all get back together and share about how that went.

Week One Meeting

On Thursday we ran out of time before we could dialog about your first experience of facilitating others into engaging their scroll.

I don’t always model this well myself, but the idea is to facilitate as opposed to prophesying or even interpretting. It’s best if the person that you are facilitating does the sensing and interpretting of what they sense. They tell what they are sensing / seeing / hearing etc. You help them to keep the flow going. Help them with interpretation of what they are encountering.

If the encounter stops you help them to find what they have desire to engage and the flow will resume.

Remind them that they can ask questions. They will receive answers. We have learned the value of a precise and well asked question from Jane Johnson.

Preparation for Week Two Meeting

Plan for this week: Prepare for our meeting by listening to the initial presentation on blueprint, mandate and flow. It is posted above as Preparation for Week Two meeting. You don’t need to listen to it all.

Week Two • Listen to the presentation Blueprints, Mandates and flow before the meeting.
• Dialog about presentation the at start of meeting
• Encounter the Scroll Chancellor’s House – receive scrolls and blueprints. 30 minutes.
• Dialog about the encounter
• Two 2 on 1 facilitations of a scroll encounter with a volunteer who has not been facilitated before. 30 minutes
• Dialog about the scroll facilitations.

Don’t allow yourself to get worried about the practice. Seat of rest, right?! (This is not school. This is family. :))

Week Two Meeting

Plan for Week Three:

Plan for tomorrw: 1) We do a thrones activation together including our lord thrones, mountain thrones and Mt Zion thrones. 2) Dialog about the thrones activation. 3) Practice amongst ourselves facilitasing each other into a scroll encounter. 4) Dialog

Week 3 recording

Tree of Life Group

Tree of Life Group

by Bill Brady

The purpose of Tree of Life Group (TOL Group) is to facilitate your journey towards manifest sonship.

  • TOL Group is an open door.
  • You can go through that door to enter into manifest sonship.
  • Jesus Himself placed the open door to manifest sonship in Tree of Life Group.

The goal of Tree of Life Group is a crowning together as a bench of 12 that will grow itself up into manifest sonship.

  • A TOL Scroll Group was the first group to experience a crowning as a bench of 12.
  • This occurred mid-January of 2018.
  • This was not around common elements of destiny.
  • The next week they experienced a triumphal entry into City of Zion and a crowning there on a throne.
  • This was a corporate entering into manifest sonship.
  • God told me that this group is a prototype.
  • This means that every other TOL Group is meant to follow into the same experience.

CURRENTLY THERE ARE FIVE LEVELS OF TOL GROUP.

  • Each level is 8 weeks long.
  • Each Group is an ecclesia which quickly becomes a family.
  • Each Group journeys together through the various levels.
  • Level One is for beginners in heavenly realms.  It is a journey into increased intimacy with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit.
  • Level Two is Scroll Group.  This is a journey into destiny.
  • Level Three is a journey into kingship.  You will begin a relationship with Lady Wisdom and be equipped to begin discipling others.
  • Level Four is a journey into manifest sonship and will help you to avoid stumbling blocks that can keep you from moving into fully functioning manifest sonship.
  • Level five is a journey into sonship.
  • Further levels will be developed one by one.
  • Self-paced levels are available for those unable to join at scheduled times.
  • A Journey Into Intimacy (TOL Group Level 1)
  • A Journey Into Destiny (TOL Group Level 2)
  • A Journey Into Kingship (TOL Group Level 3)
  • Self-paced levels will also be good for those preparing to join TOL Group for the first time at a level other than Level One.
  • For information on how to register please see See this page to register

EACH LEVEL IS FACILITATED BY ONE OR TWO FACILITATORS.

  • Facilitators move into facilitation by first observing experienced facilitators.
  • They then practice facilitation skills in the groups under the supervision of the facilitators.

THERE IS A SERIES OF SMALL STEPS THAT YOU CAN TAKE TOWARDS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A TOL GROUP FACILITATOR.

  • I see TOL Group as facilitating its members (each group is an ecclesia) into manifest sonship and moving them into responsibility.
  • It is our desire to prepare you to facilitate a Tree of Life Group of your own.
  • We are convinced that this is an easy way for you to be fruitful and multiply yourself.
  • We want to assist you to fulfill the command to go into all of the world and make disciples.
  • Our vision is that TOL Group will go to the nations.
  • We are especially interested in facilitating those who will bring TOL Group to different languages and time zones.
  • Please contact Bill Brady if interested in being mentored to facilitate a TOL Group .

Bill Brady, Donna Irizarry and Samone Jones are the bench of three for Tree of Life Group.

  • We  have developed the existing TOLDG and TOL Scroll Group programs and are working on further development.
  • Bill Brady is administrating TOL Group.
  • Please contact Bill Brady if you desire to trade into Tree of Life Group.
  • When you do so you are trading into manifest sonship.

You are meant to be connected

You are meant to be connected:  Benches and Ecclesias

by Bill Brady   Edited 11/28/2018

An ecclesia is a group of believers

  • gathered together
  • to function together
  • to do a specific work

Ecclesias come in many sizes.  Some are listed below from largest to smallest:

  • The Universal Ecclesia.
  • Apostolic Resource Centers (ARCs).  Worldwide there are many ARCs.  Ecclesia Framework (EF) was one of them.  We are now a family called One United Body.  This page was written when we were still EF.
  • Benches of 12.
  • Benches of 7.
  • Benches of 3.

Each ecclesia is a family.

  • A family is made up of members of the family.
  • Members of a family are in relationship with one another.

Each person who is part of an ecclesia is a member of that ecclesia.

  • Members of an ecclesia have relationships with one another.
  • Members of an ecclesia experience relationships as a connection.

Those connections are: 

  • to one another – to the members of the family
  • to the ecclesia – to the family as a whole

Each member of an ecclesia experiences: 

  • being gathered into the ecclesia
  • being connected to one another
  • being connected to the ecclesia

Each connection is a divine connection.

  • willed by Father
  • mandated by Jesus
  • experienced as a flowing together in Holy Spirit

These things are the common experience of all members of ecclesias.

  • These experiences are a little difficult to put into words.
  • They are experienced as a knowing by members of ecclesias.

Your spirit knows the reality of these experiences.

  • You know when you have been connected to another believer.
  • You know when you have been connected to a bench. 
  • You know when you have been connected to an ARC.
  • You know when a relationship is a connection.

You experience a connection as a flow of Holy Spirit

  • between you and another member of the ecclesia 
  • between you and the ecclesia

I believe that you know when there is a connection

  • between you and another member of the Universal Ecclesia.
  • between you and other members of an ARC.
  • between you and any ecclesia of any size.
  • between you and other members of a bench.

I see various types and levels of connection to an ARC:

  • As a member of one of the ARC’s benches of 3 or 12.
  • As an individual connected to one of the ARC’s bench of 3 as an advisor.
  • As a bench member of another ARC or ecclesia connected to the bench of 12.
  • This is the case when the ARC is functioning in unity with another ARC or ecclesia.
  • EF has this kind of connection with Company of Heaven Dwellers.
  • As a member of an ARC connected to receive from that ARC, but not functioning as a member of any bench.
  • These ARC members are connected by relationship, but not by responsibility.

As a member of a Tree of Life Dialog or Scroll Group you are experiencing being a member of an ecclesia.

  • Each Tree of Life Group is an ecclesia.
  • Each Tree of Life Group is a family.
  • Each Tree of Life Group has a bench of 3 made up of facilitators and co-facilitators.
  • Each Tree of Life Group functions as a bench of 12.

Benches of 12:

  • experience being a family
  • experience connection
  • function governmentally
  • experience growing up together into Manifest Sonship
  • build together according to their blueprint

As long as there are 12 or more members functioning as a bench then the ecclesia will function as a bench of 12.

Here are some of the functions of a bench of 12: 

  • We ascend into heavenly places together.
  • We explore and discover heavenly places together.
  • We do governmental actions for the ecclesia as we explore and discover.
  • We pioneer. Our mere presence in these heavenly places as pioneers opens them up for others to follow us.
  • Our most basic and foundational function as a bench is that we are a family.

Here are some elements of Exploration and Discovery:

  • We bring our light with us as we explore new areas in heavenly places.
  • Wherever we go our light reveals mysteries that were hidden.
  • We discover the reality of these places and the nature of how we are to function there.
  • This is revealed to us as we explore.
  • I believe that Exploration and Discovery is a mandate of every bench.
  • This is because we seek a revelation of the will of God for our bench.  In doing so we are seeking further revelation of the nature of the bench blueprint.

Here are some of the elements of doing governmental actions:

  • They are initiated by a corporate mandate.
  • By engaging the mandate the nature of the governmental action is revealed.
  • What is to be done is revealed.
  • How it is to be done is revealed.
  • Usually one member of the bench is mandated to lead the bench in the governmental action.
  • Each bench has a sphere of authority.
  • That sphere of authority can be for that ecclesia alone or as large as extending to the Universal Ecclesia.

It is not good that a man should be alone.  We are designed and destined to be connected to ecclesias and benches.

 

Moving Towards One United Body

Moving Towards One United Body

by Bill Brady

WHAT IS  JESUS DOING?  WHAT IS THE ECCLESIA TO DO?

  • JESUS IS BRINGING ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH BACK INTO ONENESS WITH HIM ON THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY. 
  • THE ECCLESIA IS CO-WORKING WITH HIM IN THIS WORK.  

THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY IS A FULFILLMENT OF EPHESIANS 1:19 -20,            “ in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.”

THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY IS A FULFILLMENT OF COLOSSIANS 1:16 – 20        He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.                                  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.                                  All things were created through Him and for Him.                                                                 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.                                                           And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.                                                           For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,  and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

JESUS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE OVER ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.

  • Jesus created all thing in heaven and on earth.
  • Everything is in Him.
  • Jesus is the head of the Ecclesia that Jesus may be head over all things.
  • Jesus died to reconcile all things back to Himself.
  • Jesus is gathering everything back to Himself.
  • All that has been gathered will be one in Him on the bench of One.
  • The Ecclesia is to co-work with Jesus to do this gathering back.

THE ECCLESIA IS TO BUILD ACCORDING TO ITS BLUEPRINT WHICH IS CHRIST.

THE ECCLESIA’S BLUEPRINT HAS THREE MANDATES:

  • To gather all men into Christ and His Ecclesia.
  • This is the work of harvesting the harvest.
  • To facilitate each man’s journey of developing into fully functioning Manifest Sonship.
  • This is the work of building the Ecclesia according to its Blueprint.
  • To gather everything in heaven and on earth back into Oneness with Jesus.
  • This is the work of answering creation’s groan.

WHAT IS OUR WORK?

  • We are co-gathers bringing everything in heaven and on earth back into oneness with Jesus.
  • In doing this we fully populate the bench of one in eternity.
  • This is the manifest son’s work of answering creation’s groan.

CREATION IS GROANING.

  • Groaning because creation is not functioning according to its blueprint.
  • Groaning because creation is outside of Christ because of the Fall.
  • Groaning because creation is not at its originally created frequency.
  • Men groan until they are fully one with Jesus.
  • All of creation groans until it is one with Jesus.

The Bride is Also the Body!

The Bride is Also the Body!

by Bill Brady

  • This revelation changes our understanding of the Ecclesia.
  • Jesus died for His Bride which is the Ecclesia.
  • We were never meant to be alone:  “It is not good that man should be alone.”
  • This is why God created Eve.  So that neither Adam or Eve would be alone.
  • This is why Jesus has a Bride.
  • We are designed to function as a part of the whole.
  • Jesus’ Bride is the New Jerusalem.

THERE IS A BLUEPRINT FOR ALL OF CREATION.

  • This is the scroll of the book that Jesus referred to in Psalm 40:6-8,

    “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
    My ears You have opened.
    Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
    Then I said, “Behold, I come;
    In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
    I delight to do Your will, O my God.”

    Everyone born into the earth has a destiny scroll that is part of the overall blueprint for creation.

JESUS HAS HIS OWN DESTINY SCROLL.

  • A destiny scroll is a personal blueprint.
  • Growing up as a young man.
  • A carpenter until He was thirty years old.
  • A traveling rabbi until His death.
  • Sitting on the throne with His Father until all of Creation is gathered back into oneness with Him.

THE UNIVERSAL ECCLESIA HAS A BLUEPRINT TO CORPORATELY BECOME JESUS’ BRIDE.

  • We corporately are the Bride.
  • We corporately develop into fully functioning Manifest Sonship.

WE EACH HAVE OUR OWN DESTINY SCROLL.

  • Developing into fully functioning Sonship.
  • Entering into fully functioning Manifest Sonship sitting on the throne with Jesus.

ARCS AND OTHER ECCLESIAS HAVE BLUEPRINTS TO BRING THE ECCLESIA INTO FULLY MANIFEST SONSHIP. 

  • Ecclesias have a blueprint to bring the ecclesia into fully functioning Sonship.
  • Worldwide there are many ARCs.
  • Ecclesia Framework is one of them.
  • Each ARC will build according to the Blueprint for the Ecclesia.
  • Each ARC has a Blueprint of its own.
  • Each ARC will bring its members into fully functioning Manifest Sonship according to that ARC’s specific blueprint.
  • The analogy that I see is that of the Tribes of Israel. Each tribe is part of Israel, but each tribe also has its own unique destiny for a unique function within Israel. It’s the same with ARCs.
  • I would suggest that each of us is destined to be connected to ARCs.
  • One primary connection for growth up into Jesus as the head.
  • Other connections for cross-pollination.

I SEE THAT THE TIME WILL COME WHEN ALL ARCS WILL HAVE COMPLETED THEIR BLUEPRINTS.

  • This time will come when Jesus’ corporate Bride / Wife is a corporate fully manifested son manifesting the fullness of His glory.
  • At that time the work of all ARCs will be finished.
  • Take a moment and behold us as this finished work.

 

  • You are seeing the reason for ARCs.
  • In addition to connections for developing into full manifest sonship, some will connect to a specific ARC to take their destined place in facilitating the development of others into fully manifesting sonship.

YOUR DESTINY SCROLL INCLUDES CONNECTION TO OTHERS TO FORM BENCHES.

  • Your connection to others on benches is part of your destiny.
  • None of us is meant to rule alone.
  • We rule together on benches.
  • I would suggest that apart from connecting to our destined benches we will not develop into fully manifesting sonship.
  • Much of that development occurs as we journey together as part of benches.

OUR DESTINY SCROLLS ARE INTERCONNECTED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

  • We were never meant to walk alone with God.
  • Our destiny scrolls are interconnected at the highest level.
  • They are interconnected at the level of our oneness with Jesus.
  • Apart from our connection with one another we will not develop into a fully functioning Manifest Son.
  • Apart from this we will not build according to our scrolls.
  • Apart from this the Universal Ecclesia will not reach the tipping point that will accelerate her into becoming a corporate fully functioning Manifest Son.

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO ECCLESIAS

  • I see an Ecclesia as a group of believers working together to build according to a specific blueprint.
  • An ecclesia is a family.

OUR CONNECTION TO ANY ECCLESIA IS A CONNECTION TO INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THAT ECCLESIA. 

  • We experience connection to an ecclesia as a connection to people.
  • Those connections occur one by one.
  • We all know when we have been connected.
  • We also know when we have become one and are an ecclesia.

WE MUST NOT RESIST BECOMING ONE WITH ONE ANOTHER.  CHOSE TO CONNECT.

  • Unwillingness to commit to our destined connections holds us back from fulfilling our destinies.  Decide to be willing.
  • A sense of unworthiness holds us back.  Jesus has made us worthy.
  • Inability to work with less than perfect people holds us back.  We are able if we are willing.  Chose to see people as perfect in Jesus.
  • Not seeing the need to find our destined connections holds us back.  Your eyes have been opened to see that need by reading this page.
  • You will see your destined connections to others as a part of ARCs and on benches.
  • Take the step to honor others in the Ecclesia by connecting.
  • Through honor unity is easy.

WE CANNOT ENGAGE OUR PERSONAL DESTINY WITHOUT ENGAGING OUR CORPORATE DESTINY.

  • Our personal destiny scroll includes connection to others in an ARC and on benches.
  • It is impossible to separate our personal destiny from our corporate destiny.
  • Oneness with Jesus includes oneness with His Ecclesia.
  • This is because we are not individually the Bride of Christ.
  • We corporately are the Bride of Christ.
  • Jesus only has one Bride.

 WE ARE A CORPORATE BRIDE WITH A CORPORATE DESTINY.  NONE OF US CAN FULFILL OUR DESTINY ALONE! 

 

Being A House Not Being a House Church Group

Submitted to the body for dialog and further clarity.  Those things that have been revealed belong to us all.  We all can receive further revelation to  further “connect the dots”.

by Bill Brady

Being A House Not Being a House Church Group

We are not meant to repeat the New Testament pattern of house churches.

  • We have a glorious future understanding new heaven and new earth and how this is accessible now
  • That way no one camps before reaching the goal of manifest sonship.

There is a pattern in the time just before and after Pentecost.

  • Jesus told the 12 to wait in Jerusalem until they received the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • They had already received the Holy Spirit when Jesus breathed on them.
  • Now they were to receive the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • The 12 had had 3.5 years of being discipled personally by Jesus.
  • They still weren’t ready to be sent out.

Jesus kept them together in one place until then for a reason.

  • The Holy Spirit would finish the work that Jesus had begun.
  • Then Jesus would send the 12 out.
  • In Acts 1:8 Jesus sent them out to Jerusalem, then to Judea and Samaria, and then to the uttermost parts of the earth.
  • Even then, that sending is only a sending of the 12.
  • The 12 obeyed and taught the rest of the 120 and the new believers house by house beginning in Jerusalem.

Recently, the Lord told me, “I am building you a house”. 

  • This is what He said to David.
  • “A house” in this context is a father’s house, as in “in My Father’s house there are many dwelling places”.
  • A father’s house is the family that Father builds for a manifest son.
  • Every ecclesia, of whatever size, is a family.
  • Every family has a father.

Manifest sons function as a father.

  • A spiritual father is a servant leader.
  • A spiritual father is a facilitator.
  • A spiritual father gives themselves to their sons.
  • A spiritual father imparts sonship to their sons.
  • Spiritual fathers receive the ability to father from their own spiritual fathers.
  • Spiritual fathers father a spiritual generation of spiritual sons.
  • The size of that generation will reflect the sphere of authority of the spiritual father.

Abraham is the father of us all. 

  • Abraham became a father because God made him a father.
  • Everyone since Abraham is meant to receive fathering from Abraham.
  • There is meant to an unbroken chain of generations from Abraham.
  • That chain has been broken.
  • God has restored the chain of generations.
  • Once again every spiritual son is meant to grow up in his father’s house.

Every father’s house has many dwelling places.

  • Dwelling places are benches that sons of the house function on until they mature as a manifest son.
  • Until they have a house of their own they help build their father’s house.
  • Then they leave their father’s house to build a house of their own.
  • A son is not meant to leave his father’s house until he is sent by Father.
  • All of these elements involve co-working, co-building, co-creating, co-begetting and co-fathering.
  • They all involve benches of 3 and 12 for the Ecclesia not meeting locally to discuss topics

This explains why meeting in house churches is not the pattern for the heavenly ecclesia.

  • We are not designed to meet in a house.
  • We are a house.
  • We are fathers who begat and father houses.

See:

our section on fathering to understand more

You are destined to become an Everlasting Father!

You are destined to become an Everlasting Father!

Bill Brady  Updated 11/27/2018

Jesus is a Father.  

 

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;                                       And the government will be upon His shoulder.                                             And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor,                                      Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.                                            Of the increase of His government and peace                                                     There will be no end,                                                                                                   Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,                                              To order it and establish it with judgment and justice                                     From that time forward, even forever.                                                               The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

Jesus is a Father.  You will become a father too.

  • A child was born.
  • A Son was given.
  • That Son was called new names.

These new names are new functions.

  • Wonderful,
  • Counselor,
  • Mighty God,
  • Everlasting Father
  • and Prince of Peace.

Jesus became a father.

  • This happened when He was called Everlasting Father.
  • Father put an Everlasting Father on the throne of David.
  • You will sit there too as an Everlasting Father.

As a father you will raise up sons.

  • You will receive an impartation to become a spiritual father.
  • You will receive the spirit of Elijah.
  • Then you will help father the next spiritual generation.

God is making all things new.

  • This includes the family.
  • We are destined to be the beginning of a new spiritual family.
  • We are spiritual fathers of that spiritual family.
  • This is our destiny.

Fatherlessness is being removed from the ecclesia.

  • The Ecclesia is being made new.
  • We are a new first family.
  • As fathers you will each father a new spiritual generation.

Fathers beget sons who grow up to be fathers.

  • Your spiritual sons will be fathers.
  • The day will come when the Ecclesia is full of fathers and sons.

Apostolic Resource Centers (ARCs) still have a place to show the narrow path.

  • We do not see paid teaching or paying a monthly tithe to a church.
  • Fathering is the heavenly blueprint.
  • Since first writing this page this family became a House.
  • And is no longer an ARC.

The mystery of fathering and fatherlessness has been revealed.

  • The human family’s groan is the cry of hearts broken by fatherlessness.
  • This is the mystery of fatherlessness revealed.
  • Spiritual fathers answer that cry.
  • This is the mystery of fathering revealed.

Adam is spoken of as a son of God. 

  • He was created in the image of God.
  • This included sonship which includes fathering.
  • Adam fell and begat sons in his own fallen image.

“For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”

All of creation began groaning from the moment of Adam’s fall.

  • Death began spreading through creation.
  • And fatherlessness began spreading through the human family.
  • Since then creation has been laboring in birth pains.

What is creation waiting for?

  • Creation is waiting for the Sons of God to be revealed.
  • Sons of God were first revealed in September of 2017.
  • The mystery of Sonship has been revealed.
  • The mystery of Sonship includes the mystery of Fathering.

Fathers are essential to the development of Sons.

  • Fathers beget sons.
  • There is more to fathering then begetting.

When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.  And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”’  Luke 3:21-22

  • Father spoke Jesus into Sonship
  • This was a revelation of Jesus’ Sonship to those who had ears to hear.

“You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

  • Father will speak you into sonship.
  • This will give you a revelation of your Sonship.
  • Father may do this personally.
  • Or He may speak to you through a spiritual father,
“I will declare the decree: The Lord has  said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.'”  Psalm 2:7
 
  • Father begat Jesus into Sonship.
  • Fathers beget Sons into Sonship.
  • This initiates a season of death, burial followed by resurrection into full Sonship.
  • Father will beget you into Sonship.
  • Your spiritual father may beget you.
  • Or father may beget you personally.
  • Either way you have been begotten by father.
‘And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”’  Mark 9:7
 
  • This happened on the Mount of Transfiguration.
  • The Father revealed His Son.
  • When the time comes Father will reveal you as His Son.
  • Father may do this persoanlly or through a spiritual father.

Fathers beget sons.

  • The scriptures are full of genealogies of who begot who.

There is much more to fathering then begetting.

  • There is much time spent together so that the son can see what his father does.
  • And do the same.
  • At some time a Father sends his son by shooting him as an arrow.

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them…”  Psalm 127:4-5

  • These are just some of the aspects of fathering.

 

 

Revelation of the Mystery of Fathering and Fatherlessness

Revelation of the Mystery of Fathering and Fatherlessness

Bill Brady   Edited 11/28/2018

Fatherlessness is a qualification for becoming a spiritual father.

  • This is not just for men.
  • This is for women too.
  • Sisters, you can be spiritual fathers too.
  • Fatherlessness qualifies you just as much as it qualifies men.

The mystery of fathering is part of the mystery of sonship.

  • Sonship is one of the laws of Zion.
  • Understanding the mystery of fathering includes understanding the mystery of fatherlessness.

I first began to understand the mystery of fatherlessness when I saw it at work.

  • I saw it at work in the three generations of my family that came before me.
  • And I saw it at work in my own life.
  • I saw how Father redeemed me from fatherlessness.
  • And made me into a spiritual father.

There is fatherlessness throughout my family.

  • It is on both my father’ and mother’s sides.
  • I can trace it back four generations.
  • Many mothers raised their children without the presence of a father in the home.
  • Mothers coped with a husband who was unable to fully function as a father.
  • Fatherlessness was passed down to both my father and my mother.
  • Then it was passed down to me.

My parents did the best that they could to raise their two children.

  • There was lots of love.
  • There was always food and good family activities.
  • One day my father apologized to me in tears.
  • He said that he had not been the father to me that he had wanted to be.
  • I was embarrassed.
  • I was a young adolescent and had never seen my father cry before.
  • I didn’t know what to think or feel.

Years later one ministering emotional healing to me asked, 

  • “Have you ever seen your father cry?”
  • Holy Spirit knows us and can heal us.
  • He heals us from the ache of fatherlessness.

There was lots of love in my family.

  • However, no one ever said, “I love you”.
  • Until I moved back home as an adult.
  • I had been baptized in the Holy Spirit.
  • I began saying “I love you” to Mom and Dad.
  • Over the years we said, “I love you” to each other many times.

 I come from a family of men and women effected by fatherlessness.

  • I come from a family full of love.
  • We are a family of men who did the best that they could to be fathers.
  • Who loved their families as much as they knew how.
  • I come from a family of strong women.
  • Many were forced to function as both mothers and fathers.
  • Who loved their families and did the best that they could.

Now in my 60’s, Abba Father has finally put the whole picture together for me.

  • I have seen the mystery of fatherlessness at work in my family.
  • I now see both the fatherlessness and the love.
  • I see that my parents both did the best that they could.
  • I was and am loved.

After being born again I was gathered into a local church. 

  • There an elder took me under his wing and became a father to me.
  • He reparented me, filling in many gaps.
  • He gave me self-confidence.
  • He worked himself out of every job that he held in the church.
  • He gave them to me one by one until I too was an elder.

Later, I moved on and was baptized in the Holy Spirit.

  • I was hired as an assistant pastor by a pastor who also fathered me.
  • I came to him still broken.
  • He told me later that he almost let me go.
  • When I visited my parents I came back under the influence of the family familiar spirits.
  • When I returned from time off I was useless for ministry for several weeks.

Soon after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit I had a dream.

  • In the dream, I was walking up a creek bed filled with stones.
  • I was finding gold amongst the stones.
  • Next scene I was speaking words.
  • Next scene I discovered that the same words were spoken by Elijah.

I have carried the spirit of Elijah for many years in preparation for this day.

  • John the Baptist, who also carried that same spirit, is one of my men in white linen.
  • Father Abraham is another of my men in white linen.

The spirit of Elijah: 

“He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” 

What is the spirit of Elijah? 

  • Elijah the Prophet fathered Elisha into the office of the prophet as his replacement.
  • Elisha saw Elijah taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot.
  • He cried out, “My Father, My Father!  The chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!”
  • Elijah was Elisha’s spiritual father.

I carry the spirit of Elijah.

  • It turns the hearts of the fathers to the children.
  • It has turned my heart to be inclined to my spiritual children.
  • In doing so, it has made me into a spiritual father.
  • Father imparts fathering to us by imparting the spirit of Elijah to us.

What is a mother’s role? 

  • She loves and nurtures her children.
  • She teaches them right from wrong.
  • This is the simplified version as all moms well know.

What is a father’s role?

  • He models for his sons how to be a man and father.
  • He models for his daughters what to look for in a husband.
  • And what to look for in a man who will be ther father of her children.
  • This is also the simplified version.

Young men and women who have been fathered are different.

  •  A young man who has been fathered properly will respect women.
  • A young woman who has been fathered properly will respect herself.
  • And wait to find a fully fathered young man to marry.
  • No condemnation to any of us.
  • Few in these days have been fully fathered.

Along the way, a father imparts destiny to both his sons and daughters. 

  • Joseph did this for his step son, Jesus.
  • As a result, Jesus went into His step father’s family business.
  • He was a fine carpenter in his step-father’s business.
  • When it was time He then went into His Heavenly Father’s business.

This is the way that it is designed to be.

  • Our fathers impart destiny into us.
  • Without this we will not mature fully as a man or woman.
  • We will not fully move into our destiny.
  • We will not be able to be all that we are meant to be as fathers and mothers.
  • A young man or woman who has not been fully fathered will pass along their incompleteness to their children.
  • Fatherlessness is passed on from generation to generation.

The big picture of fathering and fatherlessness.

  • So, now you have the answer to what’s wrong with the world.
  • What we see is many broken and incomplete men and women.
  • All are doing the best that they can.
  • Few are fully linked to the next generation.
  • Fatherlessness is passed down from generation to generation.
  • None of us are whole.
  • This has been happening since the fall.

It will continue to happen in each family until the broken chain is restored.

  • By a spiritual father.
  • Empowered with the spirit of Elijah.

The broken chain is being put back together in our time. 

  • The first whole links have been made by the spirit of Elijah.
  • Those links that have been made whole are spiritual fathers.
  • There are many such men and women in this day.
  • They are being raised up to be spiritual fathers.
  • The next spiritual generation will be healed and whole.

Each of us is called to be a spiritual father at some level.

  • Each of us will come from a family generational back ground of fatherlessness.
  • Each will have been restored by Abba, their loving heavenly father.

Your family is not that different from mine.

  • Familiar spirits that brought affliction to your generations were meant by the accuser for evil.
  • But all was meant by God for a positive blueprint of family destiny.

Look carefully at Abraham’s family.

  • In a sense, they are the First Family for all of us.
  • This is because Abraham is our father.
  • They are the first family, the first dysfunctional family and the first soap opera.

The result is God’s grace on display.

  • From this background God raised Joseph up to rule over Egypt.
  • And save Egypt and his family from famine.

We are Josephs. 

  • We are the ones destined to rule.
  • We are manifest sons.
  • Manifest sons will be sent out to father their own sons into manifest sonship.
  • We are the generation that has been awaited since Adam’s fall.

The generations just before yours were devastated.

  • This was Pharaoh trying to kill Moses.
  • This was Herod trying to kill Jesus.
  • You arrived at this time in brokenness.
  • As part of a broken family.
  • The one who came to steal, kill and destroy did his best and failed.

You and I are here. 

  • The One who came to give you abundant life took over from there.
  • He is the one who calls you to spiritual fathering.

We are those least likely to be a good parent.

  • But we are those most likely to be a spiritual father.
  • Our human inability qualifies us.
  • His ability empowers us.
  • The greater the devastation; the greater the empowerment.

This was true of Abraham. 

  • God called him a father of many nations when he was not a father of anyone.
  • From there things got worse.
  • Year after year went by until Abraham’s wife was way too old to have a baby.
  • And Abraham himself was too old.
  • In this place of inability God gave a child through resurrection.
  • Then God called Abraham to sacrifice that child, his only child, now grown to be a man.
  • Again, resurrection!
  • Abraham received Isaac back from the brink of death.

Resurrection will do the same in your life.

  • If God has called you to be a spiritual father, then believe for it.
  • And it will happen.

God’s mysteries are hidden in plain sight in the scriptures.

  • You have now seen the mystery of fatherlessness.
  • And the mystery of fathering.

How to determine what ages you are in.

How to determine what ages you are in.

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

You likely operate out of more than one age. 

  • Entering a city to explore or as discovery is not the same a Triumphal Entry of a City.
  • A Triumphal Entry into a city attracts a crowd that cheers you on and is followed by a crowning and seating on a throne.

Go to the bottom and read up the list.

 

Triumphal Entry into City Everlasting (?)

Age of Zion (Ruling From Zion)

Triumphal Entry into Zion, crowning ceremony and beginning of  Manifest Sonship which is third and final stage of Sonship.)

Separation from self.

Enter Into Eternity past the flaming sword.  Followed by creation of cities in Infinity and ruling in eternity on descending bench of 2 with Jesus.  Second Stage of Sonship.

Separation from self-government.

Triumphal Entry into New Jerusalem followed by becoming descending Jerusalem.  Beginning of Sonship.

Age of New Beginnings

Welcomed by Father to sit down on throne on top of Mount Zion.

Age of Rest (Come to Rest from Dead Works – Separation from self-works.)

Age of Peace (Working the time line.  Begin to experience Metatron’s Cube.)

Age of Melchizedek (Operating in Four Faces of God)

Ecclesia Age (First participation on benches)

Seated as a king on king thrones.

Kingdom Age (Seated as lord on lord thrones)

Church Age (Born Again)

Age of Enlightenment (Aware of God.  Not yet born again.)

Where Do You Experience Ruling From?

Where Do You Experience Ruling From?

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

Where Do You Experience Ruling From?

  • What does that place look like?
  • Where is it?
  • Is it in a heavenly city?
  • Is it on a mountain?
  • Is it in a throne room?
  • Did you experience Father inviting you to sit down on that throne?

How do you experience ruling?

  • Is Father beside you?
  • Are you experiencing descending to rule?
  • Are you pouring forth onto the earth?

Have you experienced other places to rule from besides this one?

  • Where were those places of ruling?
  • What was that experience of ruling like?

Questions help you to know where you are in the progression to Manifest Sonship.  The Blueprint For Manifest Sonship

Here are the thrones in their order of progression.

  1. Lord thrones from which you rule for areas of your personal life.
  2. King thrones from which you rule for areas of broader responsibility.
  3. The throne on top of and in Mount Zion.
  4. The throne in New Jerusalem.
  5. The seats on the benches in Eternity.  (Bench of 3 with Godhead making a window.  Bench of 1 with all of Heaven.)
  6. The throne in the City of Zion.  ( We currently see that this is in the is to come. )
  7. Ruling in City Everlasting in eternity

If Father invited you to sit on this throne, then you are either

  • On the throne on top of Mount Zion in age of peace/rest.
  • Here you first learn to rule with things like a scepter, breathing etc.

If you are experiencing descending to rule, then you are either

  • in New Jerusalem or
  • in eternity on the bench of one governing

If you are creating cities then you are in New Jerusalem or higher.

If you are creating cities in infinity then rule as a bench of 2 in City of Zion. 

In eternity

In infinity

  • We experience descending to rule with Jesus on the bench of two over cities.

Here are some resources that to help you see what ruling is like on various thrones.

This page is a work in progress and open to feedback if you believe this is in error.

 

What does it take for me to be a manifest son?

What does it take for me to be a manifest son?

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

A dear sister asked this question of me today.

  • I told her that she had asked a really good question.
  • When you ask Jesus a question He will answer you.
  • When you ask a really good question then you get a really good answer.

“Ask, and it will be given to you;  seek, and you will find;  knock, and it will be opened to you.” 

Jesus is still making disciples.

  • He is still answering questions.
  • He may answer you directly.
  • Or He may answer you through another member of His Ecclesia.
  • He will answer.

Here is the short answer to her question:

Continue to ask questions.

 

How can we be Awakening Our DNA and be Perfect in Eternity?

Written by Ella Harrison

TWO NOWS (IS).

We know from scripture and personal encounters there is eternity (the was), current now and the is to come.

We are seeing we have two nows so this could this explain why we are perfect in one eternity now and DNA awakening in old earth now? Two parallel truths running side by side.

Awakening may feel like transforming but we have always had the ability if we choose to reside in the eternity now. Our DNA is the same, (as a small tree has the same DNA as a large tree – it is just receiving a new input).

WE ARE NOT WAITING ON GOD TO DO SOMETHING.

Any blockage is our own and evidence of personal government.

The now we have in God (ETERNITY NOW) corresponds to our design and therefore to truth, the other now (TODAY’S REALITY ) is ‘outside’ or beyond boundaries of design and only exists because of the image deposited in the realm of truth, but is a fact and not a truth.

The realm of truth is superior to the one of experience based on facts….where the second is a deception based on man’s personal perception and observation of law of cause and effect.

We basically translate from the realm of deception to the one of truth that changes us from incoherence/desegregation/dust, to coherence/cohesiveness/solid substance.

I see only the mind shifts while the dna in terms of heritage stays the same and what changes is the way to use it that unlocks the full potential.

OUR CHOICE

WE CAN CHOOSE TO LIVE OUT OF THE NOW IN ETERNITY BREATHING IN FROM THE RIVER AND DRAWING ON THE SUPPLY WHICH IN TURN TRANSFORMS THE EARTH NOW WITHOUT LIVING IN THE EARTH NOW.

I would say Our body and soul and spirit are aligned in Eternity now but our memory may not feel that.


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The Blueprint For Mature Sonship

by Bill Brady Dec 2017  
We invite input as our mandate is one united body.

There is a blueprint for progressing into Manifest Sonship.  It involves a progression into different levels of functioning.

  • From Lordship to Kingship to Sonship to Manifest Sonship.
  • From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Zion.
  • From heavenly city to heavenly city taking on the characteristics of each heavenly city.
  • From realm to realm.
  • From throne to throne.

We also progress through the stages of Sonship.

  • We enter into Sonship in the Age of New Beginnings.
  • We die to self-government.
  • We enter into Sonship in Eternity.
  • We enter into Manifest Sonship in Zion and the Age of Zion.
  • We are sent as a Manifest Son.

We progress through the Ages.

  • We become more like Jesus in form.  Form is who Jesus is.
  • We become more like Jesus in function.  Function is what Jesus does.
  • We moving from co-ruling with Jesus to also co-creating with Jesus.

We progress through the heavenly cities. 

  • We come into the fullness of the purpose of the City of Jerusalem.
  • We enter heavenly city causing us to become conformed to the purpose of that city.
  • We enter into four Heavenly Cities:  City of Salem, New Jerusalem, City of Zion and City Everlasting.

We progress through the realms.  

  • We experience the fullness of the salvation that Jesus bought for us.

We sit down on one throne after another. 

  • We sit down on our lord thrones.
  • We sit down on our king thrones.
  • We sit down on the Father’s throne on top of Mount Zion.
  • We sit down on the throne in New Jerusalem.
  • We sit down on Jesus’ throne in City of Zion.

We progress 

  • Through the Stages of Growth: Lordship, Kingship, Sonship and Manifest Sonship.
  • Through the Ages.
  • To enter each Heavenly City.
  • Through the Realms.
  • To sit down on each throne.

 We become more like Jesus.

  • In His form- In who He is
  • In His Function In what He is doing

We experience this as a moment by moment journey.

  • We receive mandates.
  • We move on according to those mandates. 
  • We flow with Holy Spirit step by step.


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What Does Rest From Dead Works Look Like Today?

What Does Rest From Dead Works Look Like Today?

by Bill Brady

This page flows naturally from two previous pages.

What is a work?

  • A work is something that you say or do.
  • A work is either a dead work or a living work.
  • Dead works are self-effort and / or sin.
  • Living works are done from relationship with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit.
  • Building is a work.

What is building?

  • Solomon built the temple.
  • The temple is called the house of the Lord.
  • Jesus is building the Ecclesia.
  • We are the house of the Lord.
  • The building that Jesus is building is the house of the Lord.
  • “Unless the Lord builds the house,
    They labor in vain who build it.”

We are to co-build with Jesus as He builds His Ecclesia.

  • For most of our lives we were not building His Ecclesia.
  • We were building our own little kingdoms.
  • We did this before and after being born again.
  • Most of the Ecclesia has not been building the Ecclesia.
  • We have all been unknowingly guilty of building on our own, of self-effort, of building in vain.

Being at rest involves stopping and starting.

  • We stop doing dead works.
  • We stop sinning.
  • We begin doing living works.
  • We do living works by flowing with Holy Spirit.
  • Flowing with Holy Spirit looks like the fruit of the Spirit:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Being at rest also involves starting to build from rest.

  • We build according to our Book of Destiny / Destiny Scroll.
  • “The scroll, the whole scroll and nothing but the scroll.”
  • If it’s on our scroll we do it.
  • If it’s not on our scroll we don’t.
  • We build according to a blueprint.
  • We build by mandate.
  • We flow with Holy Spirit as we build.

Some ways to know if you are building from rest.

  • “Unless the Lord builds the house,
    They labor in vain who build it.”
  • If you are building with Jesus then you are likely building from rest.
  • If you are building without Jesus then you are definitely not building from rest.
  • If you have a mandate then you are likely building from rest.
  • If you don’t have a mandate then you are definitely not building from rest.
  • If you are flowing with Holy Spirit you are definitely building from rest.

So, if it’s on your scroll

  • And you are building according to a blueprint, a mandate…
  • And you are flowing with Holy Spirit then you are building from rest.

What is the simplest way to know if you are building from rest?

  • If you are flowing with Holy Spirit then you are building from rest.

What this doesn’t mean.

  • You don’t have to wait for God to tell you before deciding which side of the bed to get out of in the morning.
  • He doesn’t care.
  • Both sides are right.
  • Unless one side is against the wall.
  • Lying in bed all day trying to decide is the wrong choice.
  • (Think about it.)

You know right from wrong.  You also know right timing.

  • Do it if it’s right.
  • Do it if it’s the right time to do it.
  • Presence or absence of the flow of Holy Spirit helps you with timing.

Yes, but Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing and only spoke what He heard the Father speaking. 

  • Jesus knew right from wrong.
  • Jesus knew that Father only does right.
  • Jesus knew how to flow with Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus wasn’t waiting for a vision or a word from Father before He did anything.
  • Jesus knew His destiny.
  • Jesus knew that He had been given the blueprint for the Ecclesia.
  • Jesus built and is building according to that blueprint.
  • Jesus builds by receiving daily mandates and flowing with Holy Spirit.
  • We are to build with Jesus and to build in the same way.

Jesus is building His Ecclesia.

  • We are to build with Jesus.
  • We are to build according to His blueprint for His Ecclesia.
  • This is where we have all gotten it wrong for so many years.
  • We assumed that we were to build the Ecclesia just like everyone else was building.
  • Almost everyone has had Ecclesia wrong since Constantine.
  • Jesus is not currently building Ecclesia as we see it in most of the New Testament.
  • We can actually build the Ecclesia wrong when we are building according to the Bible.
  • If we look at the wrong part of the Bible.
  • Don’t look at Ecclesia in the book of Acts.
  • Look at Ecclesia in the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
  • Look at the heavenly city of New Jerusalem.
  • Then look at the heavenly city of Zion.

Unless you are building the Ecclesia that Jesus is building then you are building in vain.

  • “Unless the Lord builds the house,
    They labor in vain who build it.”
  • Take time to understand Jesus’ blueprint for His Ecclesia.

What Does Rest From Dead Works Look Like?

  • It looks like building with Jesus.
  • It looks like building according to Jesus’ blueprint for His Ecclesia.
  • When we do this then we will prosper.
  • And we will fulfill our destinies.

 

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The Secret to Fulfilling Your Destiny

The Secret to Fulfilling Your Destiny

Bill Brady   Edited 11/28/2018

This page will activate you into building with the Master builder and doing so by a flow of Holy Spirit.

“Unless the Lord builds the house the builders build vain.” 

You will fulfill your destiny when you build what God wants you to build.

  • God has a plan for what He wants you to build.
  • God wants you to build together with other believers.
  • God wants you to build with Jesus.

We experience building with Jesus as

  • receiving blueprints
  • receiving mandates
  • building according to a mandate
  • by flowing with Holy Spirit

BLUEPRINTS

  • A blueprint is God’s plan for a heavenly building.
  • A destiny scroll is a personal blueprint.
  • A destiny scroll is a plan for your life.

Biblical Examples of Blueprints:

  • The plan for the tabernacle that God gave to Moses
  • The plan for the temple that God gave to David.

We are God’s temple.

  • There is a plan for the Universal Ecclesia.
  • There is a plan for every smaller expression of the ecclesia.
  • There is a plan for every bench.
  • There is a plan for every believer.

Engaging your book of destiny.

  • You can engage to see your current pages and current destiny.
  • Open more and more pages.
  • You can ask to see the end page.
  • You can go to the judgement seat of Christ and have all before now judged.
  • Wood, hay and straw will be burned up.
  • Gold, silver and precious stones remain.
  • You can overlap the pages with the Lamb’s book of life.

Engaging a blueprint is like engaging your destiny scroll.

  • First you receive the blueprint.
  • Then you engage it.

Every bench has a blueprint.

  • It is usually given to one of the bench of 3.
  • The bench of 3 comes to agreement about the blueprint.
  • The bench of 3 passes that understanding to the bench of 12.
  • The bench of 12 builds according to the blueprint.
  • Benches of 12 are meant to build themselves up into Manifest Sonship.

MANDATES

  • A blueprint is the big-picture plan for the purpose that God has for a bench.
  • A destiny scroll is the big-picture plan for a life.
  • A mandate is the small-picture plan for a part of a blueprint.
  • A mandate is a work order to build a smaller part of the big building

A mandate reveals what God wants us to do right now. 

  • It can be as small as, “Say this to that person”.
  • It can be as big as something that will take days or weeks to do.

We receive many mandates in a day.

  • We wake up in the morning with one or more mandates on our heart.
  • Mandates come to us throughout the day.

FLOW

We have all experienced flowing with Holy Spirit.

  • Flow prompts us to do something that Holy Spirit wants done.
  • When we say “Yes” then it does get done.
  • When we say “No” then it doesn’t get done.
  • When we continue to flow then it continues to get done.
  • We do this with the energy provided by Holy Spirit.

Flow is experienced as a river flowing from the believer.

  • The flow can be a pure flow purely from God.
  • The flow can be a mixed flow.  Some from God and some from man or a spirit.
  • We learn to flow with less and less mixture.

Working on a bench protects us from mixed flow.

  • Together we work to discern blueprints and mandates.
  • Together we discern what is of God.

Jesus is building the Ecclesia

  • by blueprints, mandates and flow.
  • by united benches of 12.

We are all meant to be a member of at least one bench of 3 or 12.

Jesus is building His Ecclesia.  We are to build with Him.

  • There is no greater work!
  • There is no greater source of joy!
  • There is no greater adventure!

Are We Supposed to be Working or Not?

Are We Supposed to be Working or Not?

  • Works: Bad or Good or Both? 
  • And what exactly has Jesus finished?

by Bill Brady   Edited 11/28/2018

There is currently a question about works in the Ecclesia.  

  • It comes once we enter the Age of Rest.
  • Are we supposed to be working or not?
  • What are we supposed to be working at?

Consider this scripture:

“And on the seventh day God ended His work that He had done, and He rested on  the seventh day from all His work which He had done.”

God worked at creating for 6 days.

  • He rested on the 7th day.
  • What did He do on the 8th day?
  • He got back to work.

Consider this scripture:

“But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”

  • Jesus said this on a Sabbath.
  • Both He and Father had been working on Sabbath.
  • Neither He nor Father broke Sabbath by their work.

Father and Jesus rest from their work while working.

  • They rested from the work of creating on Sabbath.
  • They continued to work at saving man on Sabbath.
  • Jesus finished His work of dying for our salvation.
  • He now works at saving us.
  • From this we learn that we are to rest from some works and not from others.

Consider these scriptures:

‘Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”’

  • From this we learn that the work that God wants us to do is done by exercising our faith.
  • Believing is a work.

Consider this scripture:

 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

  • From this we are reminded that we can’t work our way to salvation.
  • It’s by faith.
  • It’s not by works.

Consider this scripture:

‘What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?  If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,  and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?  Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.’

  • From this we learn that when we have faith then we will work.

Consider this scripture:

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

  • The works that we are to do come from our union with Jesus.

God has finished the work of creation of the earth and its inhabitants.

  • God is still creating new galaxies.

Jesus has finished His work of dying for our salvation.

  • For this reason there isn’t any work that we can do to save ourselves.
  • When we try to work our way to salvation that is a dead work.
  • It is dead works that we are to rest from.

As lords and kings we do the work of ruling.

  • Jesus is ruling all of the time.

As Sons we do the work of creating.

  • This is done in oneness with the Godhead.

As Sons of God we co-work with Jesus to bring creation into oneness with Him.

  • Creation is groaning waiting for us as Manifest Sons of God to get to work!
  • We will do that work in new earth.
  • Everything we have seen in new earth is constant morphing.
  • We have a say in what new earth will be.
  • We have a say in the timing of its manifestation. 

Importance of Building Benches of 12

Importance of Building Benches of 12

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

The early church met together daily in houses to fellowship, eat, pray and dialog about what the apostles had been teaching.

  • We dialog daily on chat groups, meet for ascensions and listen to recordings.
  • This is good.
  • There is something better.

That is benching together around a shared mountain and a shared blueprint.

  • We become a member of a bench.
  • We move into Responsibility.
  • We fellowship with one another around a work that we are doing together.
  • This is a deeper form of fellowship.

The deepest form of fellowship is found on a bench of 12.

  • I believe that everyone is meant to be a member of a bench of 12.
  • 12 is a very governmental model shown to us.
  • ( 12 disciples, 12 chancellors houses, 2 sets of 12 elders in heaven)

A bench of 12 is designed by God to grow itself up into the full stature of Christ.

  • Each member is part of the building up of the group, individually and as a group.
  • In the case of a bench of 12 the shared mountain is the ecclesia mountain.
  • And the shared destiny is to grow up into the fulness of Jesus’ kingship.

This is a heavenly realms version of what the early church was doing by meeting daily in houses.

  • Each of us will become part of a bench of 12.
  • That bench will grow itself up into mature sons.
  • A Scroll Group was the first group to experience a crowning as a bench of 12.
  • God told me that this group is a prototype.
  • This means that all of us are meant to experience something similar.

These recordings show a progression of how to drink from abundant supply in heaven.

NOT REDEEM AN OLD MOUNTAIN FIXING EXISTING PROBLEMS BY OLD BLUEPRINTS THAT SEE SOMETHING FROM LOWER DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.


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Journey to Operating Out of the Realm of Perfection

Best Caught Not Taught

Best Caught Not Taught

by Bill Brady  (revised 2/3/18)

We invite input as our mandate is one united body.

 

In a vision a thumb drive was being inserted into a computer.

  • Thumb drives are very small and carry a lot of information.
  • A thumb drive is inserted into a computer.
  • All of the information on the thumb drive is then uploaded into a computer.
  • The thumb drive that I saw is the Blueprint for Manifest Sonship.
  • The thumb drive is to be inserted into the Universal Ecclesia.
  • Get ready for an upload!

Do you remember the expression, “Better caught than taught”?

  • It is a reference to parenting.
  • A desperate father.
  • A child not going in the right direction.
  • The father tells the child what to do.
  • The child says, “But Dad, you don’t do that!”
  • In anger, the father yells, “Do as I say, not as I do!”
  • Parenting doesn’t work that way.
  • Children do as they see, not as they are told.
  • Children imitate their parents.
  • It’s in their blueprint to do so.

What do fathers give to their children? 

  • Fathers are meant to live their lives with their children.
  • This is a fathers’ biggest responsibility.
  • Children learn from fathers by living with them.
  • What children learn is mostly caught not taught.
  • This is the most important thing that fathers do.

What else do fathers do?

  • Fathers pass their genes along to their children.
  • This is the first thing that all fathers do.
  • This is the first part of a child’s inheritance from their father.

Spiritual fathers have fathering on their scroll.  

  • It’s in their blueprint.
  • They have a sphere of authority as a father.
  • That sphere of authority can be as large as the Universal Ecclesia.
  • Or as small as one bench of 12.
  • Don’t despise the day of small beginnings.
  • Jesus began with one bench of 12.

Spiritual fathers impart their spiritual genes to spiritual sons.

  • Not their personal spiritual genes.
  • Those are for each person alone.
  • Fathers have become life-giving spirits.
  • Fathers impart life to you.
  • Fathers beget.

Father spoke words of begetting twice to Jesus.

  • “You are My beloved Son;  in You I am well pleased.”
  • “You are My Son,  Today I have begotten You.”

You are My beloved Son;  in You I am well pleased.”

  • Spoken to Jesus at the time of His baptism.
  • Is part of the experience that begets us into sonship.
  • The full experience includes being born again, baptized in water and receiving the Holy Spirit.
  • Have been spoken to the corporate Ecclesia.
  • Recently the Ecclesia had the way opened from kingship into sonship.

Father spoke mature sonship into Jesus when He said, “You are My Son,  Today I have begotten You.”

  • Father spoke these words to Jesus in Psalm 2.
  • These words came into effect when Jesus had died.
  • These words resurrected Jesus from the dead into Mature Sonship.

Your Father has spoken the same words to you.

  • Father will speak these words directly to some.
  • He will speak them to others through a spiritual father.
  • When they were spoken by a father then Father spoke them to you.
  • “You are my son.  Today I have begotten you.”
  • You are begotten to Mature Sonship.
  • These words will bring you to a place of dying.
  • These words will take effect when you die.

When will you die?

  • You will die because you have chosen to die.
  • You will die because your destined time to die has come.
  • When you die to self-government you will then enter eternity.
  • When you die to self you will then enter Mature Sonship.

You will first need to decide to go on a journey.

  • Remember that Jesus chose to go up to Jerusalem to die?
  • Remember what Jesus said to Peter when Peter tried to talk Him out of dying?
  • Jesus said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!”
  • Remember Jesus’ night in the Garden before His death?

Jesus was destined to die.

  • Jesus decided to live His destiny.
  • Jesus chose to die.
  • Jesus died at His destined time.

You are destined to die.

  • In living your destiny you will come to a time of choosing.
  • Are you willing to die to become a Mature Son?
  • You must choose to go up to Jerusalem to die.
  • Don’t let anything change your mind.
  • Continue to chose to die.
  • When your destined time comes, then you will die.

When you die, then Father’s words to you will have come to pass. 

  • “You are My Son,  Today I have begotten You.”
  • You will be resurrected into Mature Sonship.

What else is meant to be imparted to you?  Remember the image of the thumb drive?

  • The thumb drive is the Blueprint for Mature Sonship.
  • The thumb drive is to be inserted into the Universal Ecclesia.
  • The Blueprint for Mature Sonship is meant to be imparted to you.

Today the Blueprint for Mature Sonship is imparted to you. 

  • Receive it.
  • Then live it out.
  • Then chose to die at your destined time.
  • You will be resurrected into Mature Sonship.

If you are a spiritual father, then chose to father others into mature sonship.

  • When it is time, impart mature sonship to your sons.

 

The Blueprint For Mature Sonship

 

 

 

 

Moving to Living Out of Desire Versus Being Led Every Step 

Written by Jane Johnson – Founder of Ecclesia Framework

Desire is a key culture of heaven. Psalms talks about, “He will give us the desire of our hearts.”

He has put eternity in our hearts so we have an element of right desire in us.

We don’t live out of duty, guilt, performance but operate in our calling where desire is the strongest.

Opening and cleaning gateways is by desire.

One of the main ways you know you have a daily mandate is through desire.

Our Father is a gentleman and never forces His will so He waits for us. Heaven is not waiting for the right time but the right time comes from us deciding we will find out and do the will of heaven. The more who do that,  it then manifests in looking like the right time for god to move.

The more our DNA is changed the more Desire is in line with the culture of heaven.

We don’t do jobs in church to prove we are servant hearted to leadership.

We should have a role in line with our calling not sit in an ecclesia to prove our faithfulness or who we are.

There is a strong chance if desire is not strong you will not keep going in the task or will burn out.

Intimacy and knowing our authority as king, chancellor fuels desire.

We are powerful sons who have the DNA of our father so the more mature we are the less we have to ask to be led as we know the heavenly blueprint and don’t need permission for small issues.

MIKE PARSONS FREE POWERPOINT 


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MOVING FROM PERSONAL GOVERNMENT TO GODS TOTAL GOVERNMENT TO FULLY TRANSFORM

Written by Ella Harrison

IDENTIFYING THE PHARAOH THAT REFUSES TO LET US GO

Ego and self awareness are indicators of a parallel independent government at work within us.

They directly oppose to man’s original design to abide under the canopy and covering of God, which provides God’s government and also awareness according to His point of view, and therefore the correct image of self and creation.

They are the Pharaoh that keep us trapped in the spiritual Egypt as slave under the Law.

Just like the WAS, IS and IS TO COME of God’s government is founded on the eternal sacrifice of the Lamb, the Self or Ego has a parallel governmental Past, Present, and Future based on the body that is outside eternity, and uses self awareness as the ‘book’ to track and record our life according to the knowledge of the Tree of Good and Evil. This is the book(s) of the dead, as well as the represented kingdom of death, that has to come under the judgement of Christ, for its demand of justice based on the law to be forever extinguished, and its record destroyed by the work of the Cross.

2 Cor 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

Rev 20:12 “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”

CALLING THE NEW DAY TO DAWN UPON US – COMING OUT FROM UNDER THE LAW

As we walk on the Way, Truth and Life that Christ has set open for us, we journey through the valley of the shadow of death (Egypt) holding on to God’s staff (Ps 23), which is the walking in His ways and keep His instructions mentioned in Zachariah 3:7 that is meant to gradually pair our government with God’s one.

In the process our ego (I) point of view must decrease, while God’s point of view must increase in us, until the pairing of governments successfully enables us to discern correctly what is good and what is evil according to God’s standpoint, which causes the division of the spirit from the soul, or the wheat from the tares.

This breaks the greatest ‘bewitchment’ upon us, which is the Law (Gal 3), and like the Red Sea, the waters of our conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind (from the shallow to the deep) all respond in unison to the staff of divine mercy empowered in our hand, and obediently part before us to let us cross to the other side.

This is the point of sufficient freedom that enables us to completely abandon and walk out of our independent government to be fully and directly translated under God’s government which corresponds to the Day of Rest of God.

Self awareness, as the king in its kingdom, has to completely abdicate the role of shepherding (“Let my people go, that they may serve Me.” – Ex 9:1), and let God alone be the shepherd upon us, His people!

IMPERFECTION (falling short = SIN singular word) highlighted by the law, is our true land of Egypt. In order to come out of it, we have to fully agree with the plan of God, and entirely accept the sacrifice of Christ to ransom us from imperfection.

Christ IS the One who is supposed to COMPLETE us by design. We can only be made PERFECT and FINISHED in the eye of God by accepting to be completed by Him alone and completely abstain from our work.

Only at that point we come out of the shadow of death, and receive new life by the power of the Resurrection of Christ, because we have truly participated of His death and burial, by abdicating our position of king in our kingdom.

FROM BILL BRADY

Insights from 1 Corinthians 15

This now is the time of the end spoken of in verse 24. “24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.” Jesus will have put all of His enemies under His feet including the last enemy which his death. Verse 28 28” Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” Jesus will then subject Himself to the Father. Right now Jesus has the name that is above all names. When the end fully comes the Father will again have the name that is above all names. Jesus will subject His government to the government of the Father. This is something that we are being asked to do in this current time. It is time to subject our personal government totally to God’s government leaving us with no self-government.

The last enemy is death. The lost dead have recently begun to be raised from the dead. The men in white linen were raised from the dead at the time that Jesus was raised from the dead. Jesus and the men in white linen currently have their new bodies. Now the lost dead are being raised to have their new bodies. In this time of resurrection, we can believe for our own bodies to be changed. “51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”

It is something that we can believe for if we chose to do so. What are we to believe for? “35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” 36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.” We are to believe for a sowing of our physical body.

We can sow our natural body in faith. Sow it as a seed. Believe that God will give you a body as He pleases. “42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” We choose to sow our natural body. We believe that God will raise it as spiritual body.

Verse 45 makes it clear that the spiritual body that is resurrected is that of the last Adam. “The first man Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” (Verse 45)


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2018 is the year to let Jesus gather you into New Jerusalem!

by Bill Brady on 12/19/2017

This is the day that Paul spoke of that:

  • Natural Israel is being grafted back into its own olive tree.
  • This is the beginning of the fullness of natural Israel.
  • This is what Paul called life from the dead.

This is a day of fulfillment of several other scriptures.

  • This is the day of the ultimate fulfillment of Abraham receiving Isaac back from the dead.
  • This is the day of which Ezekiel spoke when God says to natural Israel,

“I will put my Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own   land.”

Daniel once had a similar revelation from scripture that:

  • The planned 70 years of Israel’s captivity in the nations of Babylon, Media and Persia was over.
  • That it was time for Israel to return home from captivity to Jerusalem.

Paul tells us that in his day there were two Jerusalems.

  • One then corresponded to the old Mosaic covenant.
  • The other corresponded to the new covenant in Jesus’ blood.
  • The Jerusalem that was below corresponded to the city of  Jerusalem of Paul’s time.
  • It corresponded to the Jews in bondage to the old covenant.
  • New Jerusalem corresponded to the people of the new covenant.
  • These people were free.

In our day there are still two Jerusalems.

  • In this day the Jerusalem that is below corresponds to the modern city of Jerusalem.
  • It corresponds to both Jews and Gentiles in bondage to sin.
  • Some of them are in complete slavery.
  • Some are in lesser degrees of slavery.
  • None of them are walking in the complete freedom that is ours in Christ.
  • In this day the Jerusalem that is above is still New Jerusalem.
  • She is free.

Jesus was unable to gather the earthly Jerusalem of His time to Himself.  They wouldn’t let Him.

  • This caused Him great grief.
  • Here is how He described His grief.
  •  “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate…”

The time has come when earthly Jerusalem will allow Jesus to gather them to Himself.

  • He is gathering them to Himself in New Jerusalem.
  • It is time for them to come home from captivity.
  • This is life from the dead for all men:  Jews and Gentiles.
  • Life from the dead is resurrection.
  • This is a time of resurrection into sonship in New Jerusalem.
  • This is a time of resurrection into sonship in eternity.
  • This is a time of resurrection into Manifest Sonship in Zion.

This is that time!

2018: the year to let Jesus gather you into New Jerusalem!

Why Build a Bench?


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You are meant to be connected:  Benches and Ecclesias

by Bill Brady

An ecclesia is a group of believers

  • gathered together
  • to function together
  • to do a specific work

Ecclesias come in many sizes.  Some are listed below from largest to smallest:

  • The Universal Ecclesia.
  • Apostolic Resource Centers (ARCs).  Worldwide there are many ARCs.  Ecclesia Framework is one of them.
  • Benches of 12.
  • Benches of 7.
  • Benches of 3.

Each ecclesia is a family.

  • A family is made up of members of the family.
  • Members of a family are in relationship with one another.

Each person who is part of an ecclesia is a member of that ecclesia.

  • Members of an ecclesia have relationships with one another.
  • Members of an ecclesia experience relationships as a connection.

Those connections are: 

  • to one another – to the members of the family
  • to the ecclesia – to the family as a whole

Each member of an ecclesia experiences: 

  • being gathered into the ecclesia
  • being connected to one another
  • being connected to the ecclesia

Each connection is a divine connection.

  • willed by Father
  • mandated by Jesus
  • experienced as a flowing together in Holy Spirit

These things are the common experience of all members of ecclesias.

  • These experiences are a little difficult to put into words.
  • They are experienced as a knowing by members of ecclesias.

Your spirit knows the reality of these experiences.

  • You know when you have been connected to another believer.
  • You know when you have been connected to a bench. 
  • You know when you have been connected to an ARC.
  • You know when a relationship is a connection.

You experience a connection as a flow of Holy Spirit

  • between you and another member of the ecclesia 
  • between you and the ecclesia

I believe that you know when there is a connection

  • between you and another member of the Universal Ecclesia.
  • between you and other members of an ARC.
  • between you and other members of a bench.

I see various types and levels of connection to an ARC:

  • As a member of one of the ARC’s benches of 3 or 12.
  • As a member of an ARC connected to receive from that ARC, but not functioning as a member of any bench.
  • These ARC members are connected by relationship, but not by responsibility.

As a member of a Tree of Life Group or Beginner’s Encounter Group you are experiencing being a member of an ecclesia.

  • Each Tree of Life Group is an ecclesia.
  • Each Tree of Life Group is a family.
  • Each Tree of Life Group has a bench of 3 made up of facilitators and co-facilitators.
  • Each Tree of Life Group functions as a bench of 12.

Benches of 12:

  • experience being a family
  • experience connection
  • function governmentally
  • experience growing up together into Manifest Sonship
  • build together according to their blueprint

As long as there are 12 or more members functioning as a bench then the ecclesia will function as a bench of 12.

Here are some of the functions of a bench of 12: 

  • We ascend into heavenly places together.
  • We explore and discover heavenly places together.
  • We do governmental actions for the ecclesia as we explore and discover.
  • We pioneer. Our mere presence in these heavenly places as pioneers opens them up for others to follow us.
  • Our most basic and foundational function as a bench is that we are a family.

Here are some elements of Exploration and Discovery:

  • We bring our light with us as we explore new areas in heavenly places.
  • Wherever we go our light reveals mysteries that were hidden.
  • We discover the reality of these places and the nature of how we are to function there.
  • This is revealed to us as we explore.
  • I believe that Exploration and Discovery is a mandate of every bench.
  • This is because we seek a revelation of the will of God for our bench.  In doing so we are seeking further revelation of the nature of the bench blueprint.

Here are some of the elements of doing governmental actions:

  • They are initiated by a corporate mandate.
  • By engaging the mandate the nature of the governmental action is revealed.
  • What is to be done is revealed.
  • How it is to be done is revealed.
  • Usually one member of the bench is mandated to lead the bench in the governmental action.
  • Each bench has a sphere of authority.
  • That sphere of authority can be for that ecclesia alone or as large as extending to the Universal Ecclesia.

It is not good that a man should be alone.  We are designed and destined to be connected to ecclesias and benches.

 

You are meant to be connected.

What is the New Jerusalem?

By Ella Harrison

We are the DESCENDING NEW JERUSALEM . A city with gates . I see there is also a corporate new Jerusalem where we invite the tribes to congregate .

REV 21/22

WAS of God is the place where God dwells outside creation. Then we see that God is preparing a dwelling place in creation, in the New Jerusalem.

NJ IS THE FINISHED NOW – on new earth.

I perceive the NJ as the finished NOW of God, where He manifests as I AM that I AM. Anytime God speaks of Himself as I AM is because He’s bringing forth the Word that prepares the NOW.

So we have to be present in the WAS of God (Ya Sod) with Him, to be able to speak the correct END before the BEGINNING. And build from infinity a new day and rule with Jesus to release the FINISHED NOW corporately ( the descending new Jerusalem).

When this is done the NOW comes together on it’s own because the Word performs the job according to the circular pattern from beginning to end.


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Why move on from the Mobile Court?

By Ella Harrison

Self awareness is a form of self gov that acts as middleman between God and our core. It’s the strongman of all strongmen and that causes the shadow of death in us, if this makes any sense.

This strongman is the one that keeps us from abiding under God’s canopy.

At one point we have to give it up and don’t look to self anymore. It’s very tough to give up the record of self because we think that’s our identity, but when we do the only record of self becomes the Book of Life of the Lamb.

That’s when the enemy has no more record of us to work with.

That’s taking on the record of God’s DNA that has no beginning and no end.

The correct judgment of our house happens when we judge self according to the book of life. Now the book of life does not contain any record of evil.

In mobile court we sit on the throne of Adam where we are the little god of our own kingdom and are those who judge self (before we let God judge us) according to our own book that uses the criteria of good or evil.

But if God does not use that book to judge us, neither should we.

My encouragement to those who have been using the mobile court for a long time, is that we are able to align our government with God’s one as far as concerning criteria of judgment and close the court of Adam for good.

In the court of Adam the enemy works in government on assignment under our authority and still has 9 stones on his breast plate…

It is about removing any platform to consider our sin as before the creation of the world we are glorified , sanctified so resting in age of new beginnings on our full identity allows us to draw on abundance of identity.

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by Bill Brady

WHAT IS  JESUS DOING?  WHAT IS THE ECCLESIA TO DO?

  • JESUS IS BRINGING ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH BACK INTO ONENESS WITH HIM ON THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY. 
  • THE ECCLESIA IS CO-WORKING WITH HIM IN THIS WORK.  

THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY IS A FULFILLMENT OF EPHESIANS 1:19 -20,            “ in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.”

THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY IS A FULFILLMENT OF COLOSSIANS 1:16 – 20        He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.                                  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.                                  All things were created through Him and for Him.                                                                 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.                                                           And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.                                                           For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,  and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

JESUS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE OVER ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.

  • Jesus created all thing in heaven and on earth.
  • Everything is in Him.
  • Jesus is the head of the Ecclesia that Jesus may be head over all things.
  • Jesus died to reconcile all things back to Himself.
  • Jesus is gathering everything back to Himself.
  • All that has been gathered will be one in Him on the bench of One.
  • The Ecclesia is to co-work with Jesus to do this gathering back.

THE ECCLESIA IS TO BUILD ACCORDING TO ITS BLUEPRINT WHICH IS CHRIST.

THE ECCLESIA’S BLUEPRINT HAS THREE MANDATES:

  • To gather all men into Christ and His Ecclesia.
  • This is the work of harvesting the harvest.
  • To facilitate each man’s journey of developing into fully functioning Manifest Sonship.
  • This is the work of building the Ecclesia according to its Blueprint.
  • To gather everything in heaven and on earth back into Oneness with Jesus.
  • This is the work of answering creation’s groan.

WHAT IS OUR WORK?

  • We are co-gathers bringing everything in heaven and on earth back into oneness with Jesus.
  • In doing this we fully populate the bench of one in eternity.
  • This is the manifest son’s work of answering creation’s groan.

CREATION IS GROANING.

  • Groaning because creation is not functioning according to its blueprint.
  • Groaning because creation is outside of Christ because of the Fall.
  • Groaning because creation is not at its originally created frequency.
  • Men groan until they are fully one with Jesus.
  • All of creation groans until it is one with Jesus.

Moving Towards One United Body

WHAT JESUS IS DOING AND WHAT THE ECLESSIA IS TO DO:

  • JESUS IS BRINGING ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH BACK INTO ONENESS WITH HIM ON THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY. 
  • THE ECLESSIA IS CO-WORKING WITH HIM IN THIS WORK.  

THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY IS A FULFILLMENT OF EPHESIANS 1:19 -20,    “having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure    which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.”

THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY IS A FULFILLMENT OF COLOSSIANS 1:16 – 20He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.  And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.   For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,  and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

JESUS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE OVER ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.

  • Jesus created all thing in heaven and on earth.
  • Everything is in Him.
  • Jesus is the head of the Ecclesia that Jesus may be head over all things.
  • The purpose of Jesus’ work on the cross was to reconcile all things back to Himself.
  • Jesus’ purpose is that all things that He reconciled to Himself may be gathered back to Himself.
  • Once everything is gathered back to Jesus then everything is one in Him on the bench of One.
  • It is the Ecclesia’s purpose to co-work with Jesus to do this gathering back.

THE ECLESSIA IS TO BUILD ACCORDING TO ITS BLUEPRINT WHICH IS CHRIST.

THE ECLESSIA’S BLUEPRINT HAS THREE MANDATES:

  1. To gather all men into Christ and His Ecclesia.  This is the work of harvesting the harvest.
  2. To facilitate each man’s journey of developing into fully functioning Manifest Sonship.  This is the work of building the Ecclesia according to its Blueprint.
  3. To gather everything in heaven and on earth back into Oneness with Jesus.  This is the work of answering creation’s groan.

IN GATHERING EVERYTHING IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH BACK INTO ONENESS WITH JESUS WE FULLY POPULATE THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY.

THIS IS THE WORK OF ANSWERING CREATION’S GROAN.

  • Creation is groaning because it is not functioning according to its blueprint as it is outside of Christ because of the Fall.
  • Groaning is because something is not at its originally created frequency.
  • This is true of men.
  • It is also true of every other created thing in heaven or in earth.

TO BE AT CREATED FREQUENCY IS ONLY FOUND IN ONENESS WITH CHRIST ON THE BENCH OF ONE IN ETERNITY.

THE BIG PICTURE: WHAT JESUS IS DOING AND WHAT THE ECLESSIA IS TO DO:

Not Letting Your Body Die

Written by Ella Harrison

I Understood the body is not taken in a once off rapture like manner.

Technically we are already in eternity, but not fully connected with the reality. The perception of time as something that will come to an end or one day we’re coming out of it is a distortion. Time is not the dimension in which we are held captive, but rather caducity/death/decay is. Time is part of eternity.

Is our body designed to die, so that we’re going to be resurrected with a new eternal and ethereal body, or is it the same body that will be made eternal?

This topic is very controversial within the body of Christ, and cause of real struggle in what to expect and therefore what to believe God for in terms of faith and hope in His promise to us.

Although it is something quite important to ponder since our beliefs on this matter can wrongly ascribe less nobleness and importance to our body than what God originally intended.

To me there’s a little detail in scriptures that reveals what to expect and this is the empty tomb of Christ, but let see how this can apply to our life, in the light of the fact that now the keys of death and Hades are in the hands of the Living One, Who had to die in order to retrieve them for us (Rev 1:18).

THE CHOICE TO BELONG

Paul urges us to present our body to God as living sacrifice, as the act of true and supreme spiritual worship (Rm 12:1). In doing so, once our body is accepted by God as sacrifice, He automatically acquires the rights of ownership upon it. So we actually give up our rights to chose what will be of it and of us, in favor of the choice to fully belonging to Him.

I equal this to the ‘freewill offering of the Prince’ mentioned in Ez 46:12, that makes us enter through the East Gate of the temple, that per God concession, is always open for this purpose, unlike for other rituals that can happen only on appointed times.

ACCEPTING GODS FULL GOVERNMENT OVER US

This act of ultimate worship is the expression of full acceptance of God’s government upon us, and the consequent choice to give up any surviving pocket of independent government that we may still exercising upon self, which will cause our entire being to fully abide under God’s canopy and therefore be restored according to design by God’s power, and most precisely by the Power of the Resurrection according to the work of Christ.

Once we receive to host within us , God’s full government, the characteristics of His DNA with no beginning and no end become operative in us, and this won’t allow the body to die nor decay. It happens as byproduct of the correct bond established between spirit, soul and body.

Our body truly is established by God as living sacrifice, jointly with the sacrifice of the Lamb laid in the highest realm of eternity, thanks to the work of Christ.

The government according to the knowledge of the Tree of Good and Evil is just a segment of God’s government and without the complete set that comes with the Tree of Life the body is not fully and properly attached to the soul and spirit, and therefore can be separated, hence death can happen. The same dynamic is also responsible of causing decay, by the restricted flow of provision of Life, that doesn’t allow the body to replenish and rejuvenate at the same rate by which energy is spent.

SHADOW OF DEATH

The ‘shadow of death’ (Ps 23:3-4, Matthew 4:16) is a finite dimension that, like a sword, is wedged between soul and body and keeps them almost fully separated by working against each other (spirit and flesh), because of partial lay lines (silver cord) between the three dimensions of our being. The traveling of only the spirit and soul within the realms of heaven ends when the shadow of death is removed from us, because the body also is freed to move with them, so we are fully present and can travel within dimensions.

The silver cord represents only partial connection, while the work of Jesus re-establishes the full connection within the dimensions of our being, that takes away the option of having to go through the disconnection of death (shed the body) in order to be fully connected with all the dimensions of creation and therefore be reunited with our heavenly family.

The full government of God operating in us causes Holy Spirit’s operations, and the supply of the Seven Spirits of God, to literally and fully replace the government of our soul, translating our being into Abundance of Life and the never ending wealth of the heavenly inheritance that we receive as sons within the Son.

WE THEN BECOME BODY AND SPIRIT ( soul is replaced by Holy Spirit ).
Death is defeated when we are fully connected with creation and are working as foundation of life with the Lamb.


VIDEO BY JUSTIN ABRAHAM

If u are struggling going beyond courts and going to age of new beginnings and not joined our New Jerusalem discovery

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THE OVERALL BLUEPRINT FOR DEVELOPING INTO MANIFEST SONSHIP

THIS INVOLVES AWAKENING TO OUR SONSHIP AND COMING TO FULLY FUNCTION IN THAT SONSHIP.

  • Awakening comes first followed by functioning.
  • Awakening is an enlightenment.
  • Awakening results in the ability to enter into what we can now see.  We enter by faith.
  • Once we have entered into something then we can learn to function in it.

DEVELOPING INTO A FUNCTIONING MANIFEST SON INVOLVES VARIOUS PROGRESSIONS

  • From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Zion.
  • From lordship to kingship to sonship.
  • From realm to realm.
  • Of taking on the characteristics of each heavenly city.

SONSHIP INVOLVES A  PROGRESSION THROUGH THE STATGES OF SONSHIP

  • Sonship in Age of New Beginnings
  • Death to self government
  • Sonship in eternity
  • Manifest sonship
  • Being sent as a manifest son

PROGRESSING THROUGH THE AGES INVOLVES A PROGRESSION

  • Becoming more like Jesus in form.  Form is who Jesus is.
  • Becoming more like Jesus in function.  Function is what Jesus does.
  • Moving from co-ruling with Jesus to also co-creating with Jesus.

PROGRESSING THROUGH THE REALMS INVOLVES  A PROGRESSION

  • In experiencing the fullness of the salvation that Jesus bought for us.

PROGRESSING THROUH THE HEAVENLY CITIES INVOLVES

  • Coming into the fullness of the purpose of the City of Jerusalem
  • Entering a heavenly city causes us to become conformed to the purpose of that city

IN ORDER TO BECOME A FULLY FUNCTIONING MANIFEST SON EACH OF US MUST GROW INTO THE FULLNESS OF:

  • Each Age
  • Each stage of growth: Lordship, Kingship and Sonship
  • Each Realm
  • Taking on the characteristics of each Heavenly City

IN PROGRESSING INTO SONSHIP WE BECOME MORE LIKE JESUS

  • In His form- In who He is
  • In His Function In what He is doing

THE BIG PICTURE: THE OVERALL BLUEPRINT FOR DEVELOPING INTO MANIFEST SONSHIP

Realms Of Heaven DIAGRAM

Written by Jane Johnson – FOUNDER OF ECCLESIA FRAMEWORK

This is my discernment from years of encounters in heaven. This is my testimony not academic knowledge.


Kingdom of Heaven mobile court, Chancellors court & Court of scribes.

Heaven court of Kings, Court of the Upright, Court of the father, Sapphire trading floor (ez 1).

Heaven of Heaven Court of Judges, Council Of 70, Galactic Council 4 SPIRITS OF GOD (Zech 6).

Perfection I DISCERN THE GARDEN , DANCE FLOOR, SOAKING ROOM , BRIDAL CHAMBER ARE HERE.

Eternity (WHAT WAS) – 4 PORTALS BENCHING WITH FATHER SON AND HOLY SPIRIT AND US MAKES 4 a window.

Realms in WHAT WAS. 

We can become a BENCH Of 1 with all of heaven to become one united body.

BEGINNING

EVERLASTING

DAYS OF OLD

BEGINNING

WHAT IS TO COME (infinity)

We need to create the infinity to allow the now to move into it . We can bench with Jesus as a 2 (similar to arcing as a tree of life over the river with Jesus).

NEW DAY – blank page for us to decide what we want to create in our cities and set new rules for new earth.

AGE OF ZION

UNFATHOMABLE INFINITY – beyond comprehension as constantly changing.

WINDOWS OF 4 (Us and bench of 3 father, son and holy spirit).

Eternity 4 portals.

Perfection 4 winds of Change.

Heaven of Heavens 4 spirits of God (Zech 6).

Heaven 4 Cherubim (ez 1).


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Encounters in Infinity (is to come)

A recent encounter of a number of people revealed these dynamics about infinity.

Written by Jane Johnson Founder of Ecclesia Framework 

““The LORD shall reign to eternity and beyond.””

‭‭EXODUS‬ ‭15:18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

See we govern from eternity( ie come into agreement with everything there ) benching with all but create from infinity then rule with Jesus on bench of 2 which is the city of Zion in the age of Zion

A vortex which we saw infinite changing levels.
A flow from eternity to infinity and back again to eternity .

Cities / kingdoms governed by ourselves in line with who we are and maturity level we have reached – we know there is a city in new Jerusalem and if we are the new Jerusalem then it does make sense we have a city to rule from.

We could create beings like angels.

Big movement evidencing huge acceleration constantly – never ending change as people create within parameters set by father (no evil permitted as evil been destroyed in lake of fire).

Constant flow of seven spirits/angels in figure of 8 infinity shape – nothing static.

Some have seen 3 levels in the IS TO COME.

NEW DAY where we bring things into our cities

AGE OF ZION- we rule with Jesus on internal bench of 2 in city of Zion ( davids tent )

INFINITY/UNFATHOMABLE- unending realms we create in new day so many different cities ruled by people who have created different ways of operating . But sense there is common ways / laws of the universe outside of these cities

WHAT WAS REALMS

ETERNITY- unknown

BEGINNINGS

EVERLASTING

seems to be white light and sensed you can find everlasting peace there and every characteristic of the father in never ending proportions eg love , unity , joy. Everlasting city there

DAYS OF old – We become ancient of days ( sensing this may be where we operate out of bench of 1 ) . That is where we entangle everything in heaven .

BEGINNINGS- I see we engage a window portal that we govern from with the trinity . Tip things out from there based on our fullness of supply from arcing as a tree in new Jerusalem. Portal upwards leads to next realm above this which is days of old .

Encounter in infinity

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DON’T WITHDRAW – WE ARE FAMILY

AN ECCLESIA IS A FAMILY.  

  • At Ecclesia Framework we have a culture of honor. 
  • Sometimes we unknowingly fail to fully honor one another. 
  • Just like any family offences are bound to come. 
  • Something will be said. 
  • Something will be done. 
  • Someone will take something the wrong way. 
  • And someone will be offended.

THERE ARE MANY POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO OFFENCE.  

  • Some responses are good. 
  • Some are not so good. 
  • We can choose to forgive and say nothing. 
  • This is a good response to a minor offence. 

WE CAN CHOOSE TO SAY NOTHING AND WITHDRAW FROM PARTICIPATION I NTHE ECLESIA.  

  • This deprives us of fellowship and input from our brothers and sisters. 
  • It also deprives our brothers and sisters of the benefit of fellowshipping with us.
  • We can choose to say nothing and leave the ecclesia.  This can leave us isolated. 
  • There aren’t that many heavenly realms ecclesias and it takes some time to build relationships.  Our growth can unnecessarily be slowed due to withdrawal.

WHAT IS THE PROPER RESPONSE TO OFFENCE?  

  • First of all it is best not to be offended to begin with. 
  • Be quick to forgive. 
  • If something is a source of hurt, then let the one who hurt you know. 
  • If you disagree with something that is said, then try to dialog to mutual understanding. 
  • Or choose to agree to disagree. 
  • We can agree on Jesus.   
  • We can agree to disagree about minor differences.

FAMILIES STICK TOGETHER.

  • Families argue. 
  • Families fight. 
  • In our modern world husbands and wives frequently divorce. 
  • Brothers and sisters don’t divorce. 
  • Even when brothers and sisters aren’t speaking to each other they are still family. 

FAMILIES STICK TOGETHER. 

  • This is true of families without Jesus. 
  • How much more is it true of us who are united with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit and with one another.

 AS MANIFEST SONS WE HAVE A JOB TO DO THAT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT ALL OF CREATION IS WAITING ON US TO DO IT.  

  • We can’t afford to be offended for long or at all. 
  • We can’t afford to withdraw from one another. 
  • We need one another. 
  • And we are meant to work together.

DON’T WITHDRAW.  WE ARE FAMILY.

Psalm 133

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

133 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
Life forevermore.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 

 

DON’T WITHDRAW – WE ARE FAMILY

ENTERING INTO MANIFEST SONSHIP

THE DOOR TO MANIFEST SONSHIP IS OPEN.

  • On an encounter 3 saw Jesus push a button to light up manifest sons who were displayed as push pins on a map.
  • As He pushed the button the push pins lit up.
  • This occurred when we found ourselves in a council.
  • Afterwards saw the door to manifest sonship open.

FUNCTIONING IN MANIFEST SONSHIP IS IN SIGHT.

  • I see that we awaken to sonship, enter eternity and begin functioning in eternity as a son.
  • We awaken to manifest sonship.
  • There is a death burial and resurrection phase after which one enters through the door that is now open into manifest sonship.
  • One then awakens to the various aspects of manifest sonship.
  • We are now beginning to see the need to produce activations for each of the various manifestations of a manifest son.
  • Seeing that we have always been manifest sons. We are just now awakening to this. See Jane’s recent page for some of these manifestations: https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/what-is-a-manifest-son/

THERE IS AN ACCELERATED ENTERING INTO MANIFEST SONSHIP.

  • You can be at any level of functioning in lordship, kingship, sonship and manifest sonship and functioning in any age and enter the door to manifest sonship.
  • Doesn’t require a progression from age to age.
  • The door to manifest sonship is open.  You can go through that door by faith whenever you want to.
  • Entering into manifest sonship is just as easy as being born again by faith.

THERE IS A NEED TO LEARN TO FUNCTION IN EACH OF THE AGES.

  • Each age is foundational to the next.
  • Functioning in each age is foundational to functioning in the next age.

THERE IS A NEED TO LEARN TO FUNCTION PROGRESSIVELY IN LORDSHIP, KINGSHIP, SONSHIP AND MANIFEST SONSHIP.

  • Entering into manifest sonship is entirely different from functioning in manifest sonship.
  • Functioning in sonship requires a death to self-government before one can enter into eternity to learn to function from eternity.
  • Functioning in manifest sonship requires requires functioning in sonship first.

AWAKENING VS. FUNCTIONING

  • Entering into any age involves an awakening to who we are as manifest sons.
  • Entering progressively into lordship, kingship, sonship and manifest sonship is an awakening into who we are as manifest sonship.
  • Entering in is to be followed by learning to function.
  • You can enter into manifest sonship at any time by faith.
  • You will still need to learn to function as a lord, king, son and as a manifest son.
  • You will still need to learn to function out of each age.

This an area in which we continue to receive revelation.  The above reflects our current understanding.

 

ENTERING INTO MANIFEST SONSHIP

TREE OF LIFE GROUP

  • The purpose of Tree of Life Group (TOL Group) is to facilitate your journey towards manifest sonship.
  • TOL Group is an open door.
  • You can go through that door to enter into manifest sonship.
  • Jesus Himself placed the open door to manifest sonship in Tree of Life Group.

The goal of Tree of Life Group is a crowning together as a bench of 12 that will grow itself up into manifest sonship.

  • A TOL Scroll Group was the first group to experience a crowning as a bench of 12.
  • This occurred mid-January of 2018.
  • This was not around common elements of destiny.
  • The next week they experienced a triumphal entry into City of Zion and a crowning there on a throne.
  • This was a corporate entering into manifest sonship.
  • God told me that this group is a prototype.
  • This means that every other TOL Group is meant to follow into the same experience.

CURRENTLY THERE ARE FOUR LEVELS OF TOL GROUP.

  • Each level is 8 weeks long.
  • Each Group is an ecclesia which quickly becomes a family.
  • Each Group journeys together through the various levels.
  • Level One is for beginners in heavenly realms.  It is a journey into increased intimacy with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit.
  • Level Two is Scroll Group.  Each Level of TOL Scroll Group is 4 weeks long.  Level One facilitates your engagement with your Destiny Scroll and facilitates you into your first experience of scroll coaching some one else.  Level Two further facilitates your development as a Scroll Coach and facilitates your engagement with your Mountains.
  • Level Three is a journey into kingship.  You will begin a relationship with Lady Wisdom and be equipped to begin discipling others.
  • Level Four is a journey into manifest sonship and will help you to avoid stumbling blocks that can keep you from moving into fully functioning manifest sonship.
  • Further levels will be developed one by one.
  • Self-paced levels are available for those unable to join at scheduled times.
  • Self-paced levels will also be good for those preparing to join TOL Group for the first time at a level other than Level One.
  • Please contact Bill Brady by Facebook Messenger if interested in joining either a TOL Dialog Group or TOL Scroll Group.  Please specify what level you wish to join.

EACH LEVEL IS FACILITATED BY ONE OR TWO FACILITATORS.

  • Facilitators move into facilitation by first observing experienced facilitators.
  • They then practice facilitation skills in the groups under the supervision of the facilitators.

THERE IS A SERIES OF SMALL STEPS THAT YOU CAN TAKE TOWARDS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A TOL GROUP FACILITATOR.

  • I see TOL Group as facilitating its members (each group is an ecclesia) into manifest sonship and moving them into responsibility.
  • That responsibility begins with coaching in TOL Scroll Groups Levels One and Two.
  • Then newly functioning scroll and mountain coaches from TOL Scroll Group take the step to begin to coach members of TOL Group Level One.
  • From there the next step of responsibility would be to function as a Co-Facilitator of a TOL Group assisting a Facilitator moving into facilitation.
  • They would also be functioning as a member of the bench of 3 for that group.
  • From there the next step would be to become a Facilitator of a TOL Group.
  • Some will skip some of these steps.

IT IS OUR DESIRE TO ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING TO FACILITATE A TREE OF LIFE  GROUP OF YOUR OWN.

  • We are convinced that this is an easy way for you to be fruitful and multiply yourself.
  • We want to assist you to fulfill the command to go into all of the world and make disciples.
  • Our vision is that TOL Group will go to the nations.
  • We are especially interested in facilitating those who will bring TOL Group to different languages and time zones.
  • Please contact Bill Brady if interested in being mentored to facilitate a TOL Group .

Bill Brady, Donna Irizarry and Samone Jones are the bench of three for Tree of Life Group.

  • We  have developed the existing TOLDG and TOL Scroll Group programs and are working on further development.
  • Bill Brady is administrating TOL Group.
  • Please contact Bill Brady if you desire to trade into Tree of Life Group.
  • When you do so you are trading into manifest sonship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREE OF LIFE GROUP

Reflections on Salvation

Written by Ella Harrison

For what I’ve seen hell/lake of fire is a dimension of separation that the government of our soul and spirit creates when functioning according to the tree of good and evil/law. And precisely in this dimension the body is trapped into paying the full price for the wage of sin which ultimately leads to its decay and death. This is because it is a micro self sustained system.

When we function according to the tree of Life our body stops recording/storing in a binary and decentralized manner the history and evidence of our being aside from God’s blueprint and shifts into God’s centralized provision.

The realm of God knows no shadow of death and no evil so there’s no place for hell to enter eternity. What i’m saying is just the principle described in a nutshell, since this is a quite vast subject to tackle and explain thoroughly.


From Jane Johnson

I am seeing Two forms of hell described in the bible and I personally see one as a waiting place with no torment where people can be rescued by sons of god.

The other mentioned as the second Death in rev seems to be for rebellious angels and those who refuse to follow Jesus.

Once we get full operating from the tree of life and a new heaven I don’t see hell as part of that in infinity/eternity.


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Professional Pictures 043Founder. 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.

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