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Private Preparation Will Bring Public Power

October 11, 20234 min read

In recent weeks, profound insights have been shared by Bishop Israel and Apostle Nicky. Amidst these revelations, a common thread weaves through their teachings. It's a stream, a divine flow that connects the messages and unveils a unique moment in the spiritual landscape. This observation serves as a reminder of the exciting times we find ourselves in.

As I reflect on the teachings shared not only this week but over the past few weeks, a central theme emerges—a call to continuity. Often, teachings in Christian circles tend to be transient, with individuals swiftly moving on after a message is delivered. The potential for growth and transformation is immense when we linger, reflecting on and internalizing these teachings. The key, as I see it, lies in anchoring ourselves to a core principle: "Your private preparation will bring public power."

The Essence of Private Preparation

This principle echoes a powerful truth—a truth rooted in Galatians chapter 6, as emphasized by Apostle Nicky in a recent discourse. The analogy of private preparation leading to public power struck a chord with me, reminiscent of my experiences in competitive sports.

I recall advising a classmate who yearned to join the soccer team but consistently neglected the necessary groundwork. Private preparation, I emphasized, was crucial. This advice, unfortunately, fell on deaf ears. The significance of preparation became even more evident during my junior year. The stark truth was laid bare—an unprepared individual could not contribute to the team's collective goal. It wasn't just about personal desire; it was about aligning oneself with the team's purpose and putting in the necessary effort.

Breaking the Chains of Independence

This narrative resonates with the broader context of our Christian journey. Independence, a subtle adversary, has infiltrated the Church, hindering the collective mission. It's time to eradicate this hindrance, acknowledging that personal relationships with Jesus are not meant to be private matters. Instead, we are designed to live within the context of a spiritual family—a community that propels us toward the transformation of cities.

Plural Language and Covenant Communities

A crucial aspect of this communal journey is understanding the plural language in the Epistles. Paul consistently addresses communities, emphasizing the formation of covenant families. The goal is clear—to learn how to navigate life successfully in community, ultimately contributing to the transformative work of God in cities and beyond.

The Power of Consistency in "Third Places"

While our formal gatherings and church meetings are vital, the untapped potential lies in our "third places"—those consistent, everyday environments where we frequent. These are the spaces where we build equity, where our private preparation can overflow into public power. Imagine the impact when every believer takes the time to plant seeds of kindness, encouragement, and the word of the Lord in these seemingly ordinary places.

From Private Preparation to Public Power

The passage from Galatians 6 reminds us not to grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we will reap a harvest. The Passion Translation beautifully phrases it as "keep on planting seeds." The image of planting seeds is not a public spectacle; it's a private, humble, and consistent act. Yet, it's in this private preparation that the foundation for public power is laid.

A Call to Action

As believers, we are urged to be intentional about our private preparation. Surround yourself with encouragers who understand the value of this preparatory phase. We are a covenant community, dependent on each member's commitment to private preparation for the collective advancement of the Kingdom.

In conclusion, let this truth resound in our hearts: Your private preparation will bring public power.

May this principle guide our actions, encouraging us to be diligent in our personal growth, consistent in our interactions in third places, and united in our collective mission for the Kingdom's expansion.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, the absence of all things harmful, the presence of all thing beneficial, nothing missing, nothing broken. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.


Watch the full video on our YouTube channel:

ChristianityIdentity in ChristAbundant LifeSpiritual GrowthRenewalTransformationLiving AuthenticallyBiblical InsightsColossiansFaithHopeEncouragement
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David Farwell

I love Jesus, my family, and the call on my life! My heart for God’s Kingdom soars with hope for all that is yet to come!

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Private Preparation Will Bring Public Power

October 11, 20234 min read

In recent weeks, profound insights have been shared by Bishop Israel and Apostle Nicky. Amidst these revelations, a common thread weaves through their teachings. It's a stream, a divine flow that connects the messages and unveils a unique moment in the spiritual landscape. This observation serves as a reminder of the exciting times we find ourselves in.

As I reflect on the teachings shared not only this week but over the past few weeks, a central theme emerges—a call to continuity. Often, teachings in Christian circles tend to be transient, with individuals swiftly moving on after a message is delivered. The potential for growth and transformation is immense when we linger, reflecting on and internalizing these teachings. The key, as I see it, lies in anchoring ourselves to a core principle: "Your private preparation will bring public power."

The Essence of Private Preparation

This principle echoes a powerful truth—a truth rooted in Galatians chapter 6, as emphasized by Apostle Nicky in a recent discourse. The analogy of private preparation leading to public power struck a chord with me, reminiscent of my experiences in competitive sports.

I recall advising a classmate who yearned to join the soccer team but consistently neglected the necessary groundwork. Private preparation, I emphasized, was crucial. This advice, unfortunately, fell on deaf ears. The significance of preparation became even more evident during my junior year. The stark truth was laid bare—an unprepared individual could not contribute to the team's collective goal. It wasn't just about personal desire; it was about aligning oneself with the team's purpose and putting in the necessary effort.

Breaking the Chains of Independence

This narrative resonates with the broader context of our Christian journey. Independence, a subtle adversary, has infiltrated the Church, hindering the collective mission. It's time to eradicate this hindrance, acknowledging that personal relationships with Jesus are not meant to be private matters. Instead, we are designed to live within the context of a spiritual family—a community that propels us toward the transformation of cities.

Plural Language and Covenant Communities

A crucial aspect of this communal journey is understanding the plural language in the Epistles. Paul consistently addresses communities, emphasizing the formation of covenant families. The goal is clear—to learn how to navigate life successfully in community, ultimately contributing to the transformative work of God in cities and beyond.

The Power of Consistency in "Third Places"

While our formal gatherings and church meetings are vital, the untapped potential lies in our "third places"—those consistent, everyday environments where we frequent. These are the spaces where we build equity, where our private preparation can overflow into public power. Imagine the impact when every believer takes the time to plant seeds of kindness, encouragement, and the word of the Lord in these seemingly ordinary places.

From Private Preparation to Public Power

The passage from Galatians 6 reminds us not to grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we will reap a harvest. The Passion Translation beautifully phrases it as "keep on planting seeds." The image of planting seeds is not a public spectacle; it's a private, humble, and consistent act. Yet, it's in this private preparation that the foundation for public power is laid.

A Call to Action

As believers, we are urged to be intentional about our private preparation. Surround yourself with encouragers who understand the value of this preparatory phase. We are a covenant community, dependent on each member's commitment to private preparation for the collective advancement of the Kingdom.

In conclusion, let this truth resound in our hearts: Your private preparation will bring public power.

May this principle guide our actions, encouraging us to be diligent in our personal growth, consistent in our interactions in third places, and united in our collective mission for the Kingdom's expansion.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, the absence of all things harmful, the presence of all thing beneficial, nothing missing, nothing broken. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.


Watch the full video on our YouTube channel:

ChristianityIdentity in ChristAbundant LifeSpiritual GrowthRenewalTransformationLiving AuthenticallyBiblical InsightsColossiansFaithHopeEncouragement
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David Farwell

I love Jesus, my family, and the call on my life! My heart for God’s Kingdom soars with hope for all that is yet to come!

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