Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Today was day two of our 2-day Kingdom Leadership Conference. After enjoying my daily mangoes we made our way to Bo's Coffee where we picked up our coffees and macha tea before heading to the church that was hosting our conference.
After spending a truly anointed time in worship led by Julius, we continued in God's tangible presence and followed His leading. It was a wonderful start to the sessions and the Anointing flowed as I shared a message from John 11 entitled, "Resurrecting your ministry." We spent time together looking at the account of how Jesus responded to the news of Lazarus' death and how He raised Lazarus from the dead. We used the whole morning and the first session after lunch to look at the principles of Kingdom leadership demonstrated by Jesus in this amazing account. It was exciting to share the message and the pastors were greatly encouraged.
In the final session, I spoke to the leaders about our responsibility to be ambassadors of unity, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Eph 4:). We noted how God has joined the people of God to Himself and to one another by the blood of Jesus and that it is our responsibility to live in unity in order to be effective as the Body of Christ in furthering God's Kingdom. When leaders see beyond their own flock and have revelation of God's Kingdom perspective and purposes, it becomes clear how vital it is that we walk in unity, laying aside our petty differences so that the world will know that we belong to God (John 13:34,35). In response, we invited the leaders to have their feet washed and spent time ministering to them as we prophesied over them and washed their feet. It has become a custom for us to wash these precious leaders' feet at the end of our pastors and leaders conferences and the Lord always moves powerfully.
These have been two powerful and significant days and it is always a blessing to be used of God to build up His people and His leaders. I praise Him for His faithfulness and His abounding love towards us. Hallelujah!