Spiritual Gifts and Callings for the Kingdom

Developing a Kingdom Vision | Thy Kingdom Come

We spoke the last 2 studies about the need for us to to be about our Father’s business. We examined the purposes for which we were created in the garden of Eden and we saw how it connected with Yahushua’s desire for us to “Go therefore” and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in Yahushua’s name, and teaching them to observe all that has been commanded. 

We spoke about the blessing and importance of having a vision, and how a vision can motivate us to accomplish the purposes for which we were created. We spoke about laying up spiritual treasures in heaven, that we might lay in store for us a glorious spiritual retirement in the age to come.

When Yahweh created Adam and Eve from the dust of the ground, He didn’t just sit them in a glass case and say, “Look at what I did!” He created them to accomplish something, namely to take dominion over and subdue the earth, to tend a garden and to keep it. To be fruitful and multiply. He had a vision for them. 

Now I want to share about how Yahweh desires us to be used. Yahweh has given each and every one of us gifts, talents and callings that can be used for the advancement of His Kingdom and taking dominion over the earth for Him. It’s important to understand that not everyone has the same exact gifts. None of us should think any part of the body of Messiah is without importance. We all have an important function. 

Walking out Yahweh’s intended purpose for our lives is the most fulfilling and inspiring thing a person can possibly do. As we spoke in previous weeks, we are all inherently happiest when we are doing what we are created to do. We were created to be active, vibrant people who have dedicated themselves to taking dominion over the earth. We weren’t created to just “take up the ground.” So, the question is for each of us.. what specific role do each of us have in taking dominion? What specific thing has Yahweh called each of us to do individually?

For instance, Paul learned that he was called to go to the Gentiles. Yahweh directed the lives of Yahushua’s disciples to go in various places, proclaiming the word of Yahweh wherever they went.

Every single one of us have a calling to love Yahweh and love our fellow man. The gifts Yahweh gives are an important mechanism through which we walk in love. Everyone is born with natural abilities that can be the means by which Yahweh works through us by His Spirit. If we use the talents Yahweh gives us for His glory, we lay up spiritual treasures in heaven for ourselves and Yahweh will be with us. But if we just ignore the needs of the people around us, we are burying our talent in the sand and we are simply not walking in love.

Brethren, using our spiritual gifts is every bit as much as “fulfilling the law” as keeping the Sabbath or observing a feast day. In fact, Yahweh can actually be displeased with our observances if we are failing to take care of our fellow man. 

In the book of Isaiah, it is written:

Isaiah 1:13- Bring no more futile sacrifices; Incense is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies — I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting. 14 – Your New Moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them. 15 – When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.  16 – Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, 17 – Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.

Do we see here that we only need to “do nothing” in order for Yahweh to displeased with our observances. Just fail to rebuke the oppressor and fail to care for those who are in need.

Brothers, the world we live in is full of needs. The body of Messiah is full of needs. Just take a look around you. Maybe some of you suppose that our governments use our tax money to care for the fatherless and widow so we check that concern off the list. But, the truth is that sometimes they don’t. And the truth is the governments are only going to hand them money, when what they really need is love and spiritual guidance. In fact, if love and spiritual guidance were there, they may not have the physical needs so much. And besides, why should the government be the one that people look to for help in times of distress? The body of Messiah ought to be who everyone looks to. Because the truth is, Yahushua is the only one who CAN solve this world’s problems. Yahushua lamented that the goats did not care for their neighbor in providing for others because they were too self centered. He taught us that when we care for the least of them, we care for HIM. 

Now it’s important to understand that the health of the body of Messiah is very important if we want to be most effective in our witness and our ability to proclaim the way of Yahweh. For this reason, ministry to the body of Messiah is an important part being able to effectively minister to the world. Anyone who has a ministry that’s involved in building up the body of Messiah is contributing toward taking ground for Yahweh.

I want to show you something very interesting from the pages of Jeremiah….

Jeremiah 23:5- “Behold, the days are coming,” says Yahweh, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. 6 – In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

We see here that the Messiah is called Yahweh our Righteousness…in Hebrew Yahweh Tzidkenu. Now look at this scripture:

Jeremiah 33:15- `In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. 16 – In those days Judah will be saved, And Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is the name by which she will be called: YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’

She? “She” is the holy city of Jerusalem. But why is Yerushalayim and the Messiah both called Yahweh Tzidkenu?

Let’s now look at the book of Revelation:

Revelation 21:9- Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 – And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from Elohim, 11 – having the glory of Elohim. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. 12 – Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 – three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. 14 – Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

The Lamb’s wife is the holy city of Yerushalayim. But isn’t the bride of Messiah supposed to be the ones who are a part of the body of Messiah? Yes:

1 Corinthians 6:16- Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” 17 – But he who is joined to the Master is one spirit with Him.

Now let’s examine this verse:

Ephesians 2:19- Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of Elohim, 20 – having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yahushua Messiah Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 – in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Master, 22 – in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of Elohim in the Spirit.

1 Peter 2:4- Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Elohim and precious, 5 – you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Elohim through Yahushua Messiah.

We are considered to be one spirit with Yahushua, and we are called to become the dwelling place for Yahweh’s Spirit. The New Yerushalayim will be called Yahweh Tzidkenu because Yahweh is the one who made us righteous through Yahushua our Master. Do we see the connection here, brethren? 

Now, let’s take this another step further. We were created from the dust of the earth. Therefore, we are a little piece of the earth from which we were created. We require a continuous supply of vitamins and nutrients from the earth in order to survive physically. When we offer up our members to be a holy offering unto Yahweh, we are taking dominion over the earth. For our members were formerly yielded to the enemy, but now we have made a decision to yield them to Yahweh.

Romans 6:12- Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 – And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to Elohim as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Elohim.

Therefore, as we grow in our walk with Yahweh and become more like Messiah every day, we are taking dominion over the earth for Yahweh and are building up a spiritual dwelling place for the presence of Yahweh. We ARE Yahweh Tzidkenu, the holy dwelling place the descends on the earth. There are mysteries in this, but I speak to you concerning the Messiah and the assembly:

Ephesians 5:30- For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 – “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 – This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Messiah and the church.

But what I want to relate this concept to is the kingdom mandate. All of us need discipling. We are called to “make disciples of all the nations, teaching them to observe” the Torah. We don’t learn it all in one day. It’s a process of learning, of yielding our members to Yahweh, and thereby giving ground back to Him. So as we disciple one another, we are taking ground for Yahweh. Therefore, our ministry is not just about bringing people into the body of Messiah. It’s about discipling those we bring in. So many times, someone will give over their lives to Yahushua… and because there is a lack of support from the body of Messiah, they get weak and fall away. And sometimes, people who are in the body of Messiah do things that are offensive and wrong…and it causes the “little ones,” the spiritual “babes” so to speak, to stumble. Woe to the one who causes them to stumble.

But anyway, we need to find ways that Yahweh wants us to serve one another and edify one another so that we are more able to reach those who are completely given over to the enemy. If the body of Messiah was more of a place where someone was always available for helping those in need, a place of healing, a place to serve and be served…to love and be loved…who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? It’s what this world needs.

So what is the mechanism through which this can be done? We need to understand the purpose and use of spiritual gifts.

So what are some of the spiritual gifts? Let’s examine:

Romans 12:1- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Elohim, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to Elohim, which is your reasonable service. 2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of Elohim. 3 – For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as Elohim has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 – For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 – so we, being many, are one body in Messiah, and individually members of one another. 6 – Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 – or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 – he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

There are 7 spiritual gifts mentioned here. How do we know which of these we have been given? 

The way we find our spiritual gifts is by taking the step forward to serve others in some capacity that motivates us and let Yahweh’s Spirit confirm it. If we see areas in the body of Messiah that other people seem to overlook, rather than letting it be an area of frustration to us we can see it as a signal that Yahweh may be calling us to work in that particular area. It’s easy to sit back and be “armchair believers” and criticize the body of Messiah for what it lacks. But rather than just criticizing the way things are, why not get up off of our hind ends and (in love) go do something about it? 

Now we need to be careful here, brethren. Sometimes people are motivated by bitterness.  I’ve seen entire ministries that are completely out of balance and very judgmental and condemning about a certain belief or practice, and it was very evident to me that bitterness was the motivation. An effort to “get back” at those Christians who had hurt them in the past and their ministry was just an effort to publicly condemn and shame Christians into compliance. If our motivation is hatred, that’s not from the Spirit of Yahweh. Instead, our motivation ought to be love. Then if, out of love, we want to reach another person and bring blessing into their life by the things that we share, that may indeed be an inspiration that is born out of Yahweh’s Spiritual leading in our lives.

Romans 13:8- Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

We can ask ourselves, “What do believers do or not do that disappoints us and causes others to reject our faith?” 

Now what I’m about to say is not a “end all” test, but it may help get you thinking and praying about what gifts Yahweh has given you.

If you are concerned with the way the the body of Messiah compromises with the world and commits sin, you might have the gift of prophecy. If the lack of fully sound doctrine concerns you a lot, possibly teaching is your gift. If you are bothered with the lack of true, active serving in the body of Messiah,  you gift might be ministry and serving. If you are concerned about believers not growing to full maturity, possibly you have the gift of exhortation. If you are concerned about the overall direction of the body of Messiah, and it not having any real goals and leadership, you may have the gift of leading and organizing. If what concerns you is a lack of understanding and mercy toward one another, you may have the gift of mercy. If you see a lack of people giving as the scriptures instruct and you tend to be the first one to offer financial help when it’s needed, you may have the gift of giving.

To illustrate how these gifts are used and compliment each other in the body of Messiah, I would like to share with you an example that I learned from another bible teacher this past year. Suppose for a moment that all of us who are listening to the broadcast today were all a part of a local assembly somewhere in the United States. We then learned that someone in our group had become injured and was taken to the hospital. Here is what each person might say to the one being injured, based on their spiritual gift:

  • Someone with the gift of serving and ministering might say, “Here’s a little gift. I brought your mail in for you, fed your dog, watered your plants and washed your dishes.”
  • Someone with the gift of mercy might say, “I can’t begin to tell you how I felt when I learned that you were injured. How are you feeling now?”
  • Someone with the gift of leading/organizing might say, “Don’t worry about a thing. I’ve notified your employer, and scheduled a group of people to take care of your home and garden back home.”
  • Someone with the gift of teaching might say, “I have done some research on your injury and I think I can explain exactly what is happening.”
  • Someone with the gift of giving might say, “Do you have insurance to cover the expenses, and is there any way I can help?”
  • Someone with the gift of exhorting might say, “How can we use what you’re learning to help others in the future?”
  • Someone with the gift of prophecy might ask, “What is Yahweh trying to tell you through this injury? Could there be any areas where you need to get right with Yahweh?”

Now, some of us may have portions of any or even all of these gifts. Yahushua undoubtedly possessed the fullness of each of these gifts and it is ultimately Him that we are seeking to emulate. But it is true that some of us have more of a concentrated gift in one area than another. 

There may be other gifts too. And in our gift, we may wish that others were more like what we have a passion about.

1 Corinthians 7:7- For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from Elohim, one in this manner and another in that.

It’s important that we all recognize that our differences don’t have to be points of division and condemnation. Yahushua is in the heavens right now and seeks to live out His glorified life through us. None of us are the whole man of Yahushua in all His glory, partly because we cannot be omnipresent ourselves. But, we are each a part of Him and we are scattered all across the earth.

1 Corinthians 12:1- Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 – You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 – Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of Elohim calls Yahushua accursed, and no one can say that Yahushua is Master except by the Holy Spirit. 4 – There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 – There are differences of ministries, but the same Master. 6 – And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same Elohim who works all in all. 7 – But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  8 – for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 – to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 – to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 – But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. 12 – For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Messiah. 13 – For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body– whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free– and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 – For in fact the body is not one member but many. 15 – If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 – And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 – If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 – But now Elohim has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 – And if they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 – But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 – And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 – No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 – And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 – but our presentable parts have no need. But Elohim composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 –  that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 – And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

We all need to have a passion for the state of the body of Messiah on the earth today. It is broken, fragmented and in need of serious attention and edification:

1 Corinthians 14:12- Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the assembly that you seek to excel.

The truth is, we cannot fix ourselves. We need Yahweh to come into our lives, our hearts, our minds and fill us with a zeal for edifying and building up one another. 

We don’t have to be perfect to be effective. Even if we denied Yahushua 3 times, He can still use us in a mighty way if we repent. Yahweh’s not looking for perfect people, He died for imperfect people and we are being perfected. What He’s looking for is people who are willing to be used by Him. Alone, we are just a body part sitting by itself. Together, we can function more effectively.

I’m not talking about building an organization. I’m talking about everyone being contributors to the organism that is the body of Messiah.

We are a holy priesthood on the earth, called to be Yahweh’s voice, Yahweh’s messenger (Malachi), the light of the world that cannot be hidden. Let’s stop hiding that light under a bowl and get it out on the lamp stand.

We don’t need to have college degrees. The only degree we need is a high degree of heat on the thermometer. We can’t be lukewarm anymore. We need to step away from the American playground and into the spiritual battleground to take dominion for Yahweh. 

We need to beware of the competing forces of unfruitfulness found in games, movies, entertainments, and chasing after the wind which carries away our riches like an eagle. Because these things contain the elements of challenge and taking dominion (see the first study entitled “Thy Kingdom Come”), we may find ourselves wasting a lot of time getting involved in them. We need to beware of this.

We need to beware of fear. We may be afraid that others are going to look at us as fools, and we will be subjected to mockery and ridicule. We need to understand that this goes with the territory. The enemy may try to use these things to discourage us from taking ground for Yahweh, and many are too intimidated to stick their necks out… therefore they draw back into their shell, this little ‘happy place’ where they need not experience such trials.

Yahweh does not give us a spirit of fear.

2 Timothy 1:7- For Elohim has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Master

There is an unclean spirit behind such fears. The enemy wants to intimidate us into submission to his will. His will is that we become unfruitful, and do not multiply. His will is for the earth is under his dominion and rule, through willing vessels who yield their members to him, to suit his unholy purposes. Fear of men is one of his most effective devices.

Matthew 10:28- “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Brethren, we cannot be afraid of rejection and we cannot be afraid of being harmed. We should instead rejoice that in persecution we are storing up treasures in the age to come:

Luke 6:22- Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake. 23 – Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

Acts 5:40- And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Yahushua, and let them go. 41 – So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.

So let’s walk away from fear, from the the trivial glories of Laodicea, and from the silly pleasures of Babylon and “come out of her” by walking like men and women who are residents of the New Yerushalayim. And let’s build a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:13- “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 – You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 – Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. 17 – Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 – For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 – Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Brethren, it is no coincidence that when Yahushua spoke of the dangers of losing our flavor, being the light of the world, and letting our light shine…that just after this He clarified that He did not come to destroy the Torah. Brethren, when we chose to walk as Yahushua walked, to seek to keep the Torah that He kept and live like He did… we chose to be that light of the world. What good is a light unless it shines in a dark place? I’m in a very dark place right now brethren. New Orleans has long had a reputation of welcoming the vile and abominable. But it’s a blessing to know that there are men who are here…shining a light in this dark place. 

Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying it’s wrong to live out in the country and try to be prepared for the worst. I do believe it’s a good idea to be able to learn how to live without relying on Wal-Mart being there tomorrow. But if everyone exits the cities and no one returns again to minister to the lost, the hungry, the dying, the sick, the deceived… and we all sit in a lighted room together doing nothing but building our own little utopia, we are simply not being obedient. We can’t expect the world to come running to us. Yahushua said, “GO…” 

He also said:

Luke 17:33- “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.

If all we are thinking about is saving our lives and we don’t “Go therefore,” we may lose it. But if we are willing to walk without fear and go out in love, laying down our lives like Yahushua did for the people who are headed for destruction, Yahweh may indeed preserve our lives.

One reason why Yahushua has not returned yet is because there are more souls to be won. He waited for you and me, and aren’t you glad He waited? He’s waiting for someone else too. It may be your next door neighbor, or someone you meet at Wal-Mart, or one of your family members. But He is waiting. We think that we are the ones waiting on Yahushua to return, but maybe at least part of the reality is that He is waiting on us! Either way, we have no excuse to be staying in our secure little homes when there are hurting people all around us who are in desperate need of our Father’s love. So let’s shine the light to the world and share the testimony of Yahweh’s love to those we meet.

1 Peter 4:10- As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of Elohim. 11 – If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of Elohim. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which Elohim supplies, that in all things Elohim may be glorified through Yahushua Messiah, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

The purpose is for Elohim to be glorified in His work through us. He is the one who supplies us with the gifts, and He is the one worthy of praise when we do what He has gifted us to do.

James 1:17- Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

The Father of lights wants to shine His light shine in us. Yahushua, the living Torah, written in our hearts, and reflected on the outer layer through faith and obedience to His Torah. 

Let’s do it. Let’s serve one another in love through the gifts Yahweh has given us, and thereby be that bright light that Yahweh desires us to be. Let’s pray diligently and ask Yahweh to reveal the gifts He has given, if He hasn’t already. And out of love for one another, let’s use our gifts to build one another up, that we would be a strong body, fully nourished, full of the Spirit and full of truth…worshiping our Father the way He desires to be worshiped and being that city on a hill that cannot be hidden…the new Yerushalayim, Yahweh our Righteousness, the bride of Messiah who was purified and made herself ready to be one spirit with the Bridegroom.

Revelation 19:7- “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 – And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

Let’s seek to be that purified, prepared bride, full of righteous acts of love toward our fellow man. It’s a righteous act to tell our fellow man that there is a more excellent way. It’s a righteous act to care for the ones who are sick, who are lonely and in need of a visit to refresh the weary soul. The righteous act of loving the unloved, and loving those who don’t love us. Our love needs to have an action to it, brethren.

Are you with me on this, brethren? Who wants to do this? 

Who among us wants to make these messages a reality in their lives?

If you want to do it, I want to help you do it. And if you feel called to help me with what I’m doing, I can tell you there are plenty of needs. 

Maybe on the next ministry trip, we’ll get a caravan of Yahweh’s people together and go as a group into different areas of the country and minister.

You can join us for the feast of tabernacles this year where I’m hoping to see all of us functioning together more effectively as a body of Messiah. Everyone needs a ministry, every family needs some kind of ministry, some kind of active area of dominion to conquer for Yahweh. The household of Stephanas in 1Cor 16:15 was addicted to the ministry of the saints. 

In the meantime, I have opened up a discussion forum for those of you who are wanting to find a way to share your ministry with others, and also share what your needs might be. You can find it at http://www.eliyah.com/forum/ and it’s called “Kingdom Building.”

Brothers and sisters, people of Yahweh across the world. Let’s find ways to serve one another, and take back this earth for Yahweh. We cannot think small. We must think big. We serve a BIG ELOHIM and He is well able to accomplish big things with those who are willing to take that first step forward without fear. There isn’t a person or family within the sound of my voice who cannot contribute. Don’t let your talent sit in the sand. Yahweh used a rag tag band of fisherman and regular people to turn the world around. He doesn’t need a crowd to do what He wants to do, He just needs people who are willing to be used by Him.

Come to the discussion forum, and let’s talk about it. 

In the meantime, as you walk out Yahweh’s purposes for your life.. may Yahweh bless you and may He have mercy on us all!!