It’s time for a reality check!

The prospect of nations going bankrupt is unimaginable. Greece is in default on its national debt; if it were a company, it would be declared bankrupt and its directors charged.

Many countries are in the same boat, including the USA, only days from defaulting – the Obama Administration has reached its debt ceiling of $14 trillion (14, then 12 zeros). If this ceiling is not increased by August 3, “all hell breaks loose” in the US and world financial markets. Then what?

Well, the $492 billion owed by Aussie banks to foreign banks would in all likelihood be called in… causing the system to shut down; superannuation funds would freeze and probably never recover (sending the retirement plans of millions of members up in smoke). Only a fool (Psalm 53:1) would believe this could never happen; it can; and one day it will…because it (riches) is an illusion!

No doubt, the US President will reach an 11th hour deal to extend the debt limit (i.e. fixing a debt problem with more debt); everyone will breathe a sigh of relief…then go back to sleep.

This is probably a good time to consider the implications of a devastating financial meltdown on our position in the Kingdom. Actually there should be none, no matter what happens to intangible riches; and amongst the unfolding calamity, real wealth remains intact because it’s tangible.

We know “the earth is the LORD’S and the fulness thereof…” (Psalm 24:1). Thus we own none of what we hold in our possession; we are merely His caretakers. Consider two further issues –

…If the rightful owner chose to take back His possessions from me, what would my response be?

 …If we are such poor stewards as to be deceived (Matthew 13:22) into “investing” (actually, speculating) in this world’s paper schemes we must expect the ‘sowing and reaping’ principle to apply (Hosea 8:7; Galatians 6:7). So when the loss eventuates what would my response be?

Surely…to give thanks (Ephesians 5:20) for His love, goodness, mercy and provision; to rejoice in whatever happens! He knows our eternal destiny and promises to meet our worldly needs (Matthew 6:33). He is ready to forgive poor stewardship (Luke 15:11-24) emanating from the accumulation of, and trust in, pieces of paper being the plans of man, not of God (Psalm 118:8).

Many are running to and fro with “solutions” to the coming financial collapse! Buy bullion or switch into ‘safe’ currencies the experts say, many of whom claim to follow Jesus. But we need to understand the futility of such plans – i.e. we cannot “win” in a rigged game…or worse, in a game we should not even be playing! And we cannot justify our actions by mis-quoting God’s Word, convincing ourselves it’s the right thing to do…as often happens with Proverbs 13:22; Luke 6:38.

Our purpose is far greater than this nonsense. Being “seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6) why would we want to get involved with such trivial matters as speculating or accumulating abominable fiat money (Proverbs 20:10; 11:1)? In the end, accumulating anything this world has on offer is NOT about serving the Master…it’s about serving self. We must be alert to the Master’s warnings in verses such as – Matthew 6:21; 7:23-24; Luke 12:15.

One can only wonder why the world is in such a mess. That’s easy…people continue to reject God’s moral law and Biblical values, as they did in ancient Israel such that “…every man did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). That’s fine but understand…there is a price to pay.

It’s time for us, as believers, to get our hearts out of this “mad” world; to “look up” and “rejoice.”

Peter, for the Kingdom Builders team

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The Model of Acts, for business and community growth….

As I walk and share with many differing business’s and
business leaders I am often asked, “John, HOW do we follow and implement these Kingdom Business principles that you talk about?”

The answer in part comes from the model we find in the book
of Acts. We will examine this over the next few weeks.

In the early days of the growth of what we now know as the Church,
there were some common elements that led to their multiplication:

  • The People met daily in the marketplace to hear/learn and become educated in
    God’s word.
  • The adjourned to houses where they shared food in small groups and discussed what they had learnt.
  • They went out to share with other houses/ villages (multiplication of knowledge)
  • Everyone was involved in giving. It wasn’t just a
    few wealthy people. Everybody could help to some extent.
  •  Everyone gave according to their
    ability.
    God doesn’t expect us all to give the
    same amount. We give according to our ability.
  • Everyone was determined to give. I love this.
    They were serious about it. It was something they wanted to do.
  •  Everyone followed through on their
    commitment and gave. Acts11vs. 30
    – They weren’t all talk.

All except two people, Ananias and Sapphiras  (Acts 5:1-11).

Please read up on this for our discussion next week. Also refresh
yourself on the ‘Reward of Giving” if you have time.

John for the Kingdom Builders Team

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And Now The Good News

Thank you for all the comments on last weeks post on Manipulation and Control and I want to re iterate that this is the enemies plan, not God’s Plan. The Enemy wants to fill us with Fear so that he can rule and reign! But the good news is:

“HE has given us the power of LOVE and a SOUND MIND ( 2 Timothy 1;7). He has given us Authority over all things in His Kingdom. For every plan of the enemy, God has another plan already in motion!

Take for instance this pandemic, look at the good things. We spend more time with family, we meet in different ways on the internet for work, friendships and even Church and our NETweaving is expanded. We now meet and converse with people and family all over the world. We are being forced into new ways of thinking and doing and we have now the greatest opportunity to move into the opportunity of the potential of a nation where ALL SHALL PROSPER!

But let’s be real, it’s not going to be easy, we have a lot of challenges coming: Unemployment, the banking system, the economy overall, record Un repayable debt, nations facing off with each other as to who is going to be in control, possible wars, supply of food, water, etc.etc.? The battle is on as to How we will think, act or react!

So How do we survive and thrive in these times? I don’t have all the answers but a few thoughts to consider;

  1. The importance of being in a community, who care and support each other. In Tasmania where we live most of the year we started last year with a community BBQ. About 16 turned up for the first one and we just shared a little as we ate and drank. It was so popular that they decided to have one every 2 months.Now in lockdown mode the community is sharing produce they grow, eggs, cheese, home made bread, fish, berries and fresh fruits etc, Are you in a community?
  2. Barter and Trade will become a way of business as it once was (I will share more on this shortly)
  3. Certainly we will have to find a new financial system. Will this be Crypto currency, going back to a gold , silver base, or????
  4. Being involved in a family will be critical, Caring for the old and the dispersed will change!

But the most important thing in all this will be hearing from HIM. We will need more and more to hear from HIM! What will I do now Lord, Where will I go? Who is part of my family? Whom do I need to support/encourage, feed or take in? God is opening up HIS KINGDOM and we are being invited to press in more and more to Him.

We are told that we are not to rely on the tree of Knowledge, but to eat from the tree of Life (ie to walk and talk with Him). We cannot wait to make sense of all that is happening (logic) as to walk in the Kingdom we rely on HIS Spirit to show us the way!

John for the KB team

PS. I will be sending you shortly your invitation to join in a Zoom meeting on May the 14th, entitled “Nations Blessing ISRAEL” — which is also a key into the Kingdom.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT MANIPULATION AND CONTROL!

We hear each day about the latest Stats on the virus…..and governments around the world are foretelling us about the greater need for tracking us…..compulsory Apps, vaccines etc etc.

Apply for any Australian government assistance packages, support, rent packs, job payments or small business support and the first thing they tell you is that any or all information they receive can be shared to any other Government department or associated entities??? Your banking details….tax file….medicare no….addresses….family members…..etc etc. Not that these items have not been available beforehand but now we are officially being told we NEED to TRACK YOU openly.

Governments around the world, Israel, China, USA, Russia and many European countries have been doing this for years …unofficially… but now it is in the open. Facial recognition software, AI, 5G  and chip technology in everything you own and use, that can track and record you. The largest growth industry in the world…..DATA MINING!

It’s not about you safety and health! Wake up.

This pandemic according to many scientific researchers is nowhere near the devastation of the black Bubonic plague ( up to 200 million in 1353), Cholera plague( 1 million 1850’s), Influenza epidemic 1918 (20-50 million) and many others but this is the first time in history where the whole worlds economy has been shut down!

it all comes back to a simple question. Why?

“Why are we reacting to a flu like virus by shutting down the world economy.

Why do we care more about the deaths caused by this virus than we do the flu, HIV, tuberculosis, hunger, malaria, heart disease, cancer, motor vehicle accidents, suicides, or any number of other preventable deaths,

It makes no sense until you test the theory it is being used as part of a much broader agenda.

Is it merely coincidence that many of the authorities on Coronavirus are linked to the totalitarian climate movement, Bill Gates, the WHO, IMF, and others who have tried so hard for so long to remove our freedom and make global government by elites the centre of society.

Why are WHO encouraging further lockdowns when the scientific evidence suggests the virus itself has a natural lifespan and infection peaks after about six weeks.” – (extract from Cory Bernadi weekly news”

World media, Social media are filling us with fear…..”Your Perceptions become your Truth”

So What is God saying to us through all of this????

“Stay close to ME!  You can no longer rely on your rational thinking and planning process. If you wait until you understand…..it’s TOO LATE.” If you think the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE will give you answers….You will MISS THE BOAT”

We are not called to rely on man and his thinking, we are called to drink from the TREE OF LIFE! Our questions to Him are “what are we to do individually and collectively”, “Where am I to be”? Whom am I to relate with, who’s in my family/community”?

My personal belief is that this is not a time of massive salvations, although we all hope and pray that our families and friends are woken up and see what is really happening and realise the TRUTH of His word. No, this well may be a time of SEPARATION of his lambs into those who are dependant totally on HIM, hearing HIM and obeying HIM, and those who will blindly follow the ways of the world!

More next week

John for the KB Team

 

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Corona…World debt

It’s been a while since we have written a blog, in fact as I look back it was in 2016…..where did all that time go. How did I get so busy again??? Well now we are  back in chaos and forced lockdown I felt it was time to write and encourage us all .

In times such as these, we hear  themes such as the sovereignty of God, the frailty of man and the call for Christians not to fear but rather to be good citizens, voices of calm and agents of compassion in the crisis.

As the Bible tells us we need to keep things in an eternal perspective through these ‘light and momentary troubles’ (2 Corinthians 4:17) and remember that our true treasure is in heaven not on earth. (Matthew 6:19-21)
This is not easy to hear for those of us who are sitting in our self-isolation bunkers watching 20 years of savings disappearing in two weeks and wondering if the company which employs us will even exist in two months’ time.

It’s not just the physical threat of the virus but the fact that this is hitting a world which, even before this pandemic surfaced, was already mired in debt (global debt is now a record 322% of GDP) and had already used all its fiscal ammunition.

Most of us have never encountered an event causing such widespread social and financial devastation before.
This is why it is essential that as Christians we keep our cool and act as the agents of Christ in what we say and do….. “we are not born with a spirit of Fear, but of Love”

Unfortunately the media fills us with FEARFUL thoughts. Epidemics are not uncommon in the world.

Wikipedia documents hundreds that have occurred throughout history – resulting in hundreds to millions of death. This history of epidemics page illustrates this graphically. Epidemics are nothing new.Coronavirus is neither the worst nor the least we have encountered. But it is nonetheless very serious.
So WHY has this one closed down the world????
You’ve all heard about the conspiracy theories:
– It’s China gaining power
– The 5G plan for invading our lives
– Its the bankers, illuminati etc.etc.
– Its the excuse for higher powers to track us and control us
Are these all true? Maybe…probably in some or all, BUT;
God is trying to tell us “I will be your Backup, NOT man” “What you need is ME”!
He is setting up a clear distinction between those who follow Him and those that don’t.
It’s not a theoretical distinction but a very personal , powerful, practical distinction.
Literally we who follow him are going to have a hedge of protection, not just to viruses….sicknesses….radiation…and all other things that will come!!!!
This is a GREAT time for us!!!!!(more to come on this in the next few days)
Blessings
John on Behalf of the Team
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AND ALL SHALL PROSPER

As most of you would know we have been pursuing the answers to what does a “Preferred Economy” look like and How do we see this come to fruition?

On the 16th September we will launch the “Preferred Economy” and the ASP (All Shall Prosper) movement at our Kingdom Economic Summit

Over the last two months KB, with a group of leaders around Australia and overseas have been meeting to discuss and develop a plan for Australia to be a Just Nation.

Let me ask have YOU contemplated these questions:

What’s the future of global finance?

The global financial crisis revealed significant weaknesses in the financial system and some of the vulnerabilities that can result from having such an interconnected global market.

Several years after the crisis, the world economy is still struggling with slow growth, unconventional monetary policy in major economies, and constrained government budgets. It is vital that we find ways of making the financial system more resilient and able to withstand shocks in the market.

Our guest speaker Fulton Sheen USA will address this question and suggest answers

What part does Australia Play and what is a Preferred Economy?

Can we continue to run a DEBT based society, counting on Government for answers to such issues as unemployment, wealth creation, immigration, drug abuse, sex slave trafficking and other major social issues and business issues.

John Dingemanse (CBM) will share on this and HOW you can join an ARMY that will have influence on these decisions

What is the future of Technology and Innovation?

The pace of technological improvement is running at an exponentially increasing rate. While this has been true for several decades, the pace today makes capital investment in technology as much an asset as a handicap because a competitor may wait for the next-generation technology, which may only be a year away, and then use it to achieve an advantage.

Israel, has led the way o technological innovation and start-ups in the last two decades.

Yaacov Michlin (Head of Yissum) will share on your opportunities to be at the leading edge.

What is ASP and how will it benefit Australia?

Through the collective voice and influence of hundreds of thousands of like-minded business operators and marketplace participants, we are committed to transforming Australia to become a ‘Just Nation’ by establishing ‘The Preferred Economy’ – an alternative economic system that enables and empowers every citizen to prosper.

We will create an economic environment that facilitates universal prosperity through enterprise, that is conducive to the growth and success of business, (small, medium and large), that provides ready and cost-effective access to capital, encourages free enterprise, fosters innovation, celebrates entrepreneurism and inspires philanthropy.

 Dave Hodgson (Paladin Group) will launch this movement and explain how you fit in, so that ALL MAY PROSPER.

I invite you to join us if you can in person,  or let me know if you would like the film link afterwards at a small investment and Please, Pray for us.

Months ago I wrote a blog titled “Are there 10 Good Men”

This movement has very high reward, but enormous risk to every one who participates, 
yet it would change the life of many when actioned.

Kingdom Economic Summit

John for the Kingdom Builders Team

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Understanding the Purpose of a “Preferred Economy”

Last week we talked about “knowing your assignment”.

Once you know this, as many of you do, the next question is where do I fit in to His Kingdom Economy/marketplace?

To design an economy based on God’s biblical principles it is vital to understand the primary purpose for the creation of the earth and your place in it. If you understand this, then you will understand why you were born on earth and not in heaven…and what is expected of you while you are here.

What the world system considers “economic growth” and we in the Kingdom of God consider economic growth is becoming ever farther apart.

Illustrated as an example, by the Netherlands now including prostitution and drugs as part of their economic growth statistics. Apparently these two amount to almost the national income from bread but higher than income from cheese.  Maybe Australia should consider legalising drugs and prostitution to get their GNP figures up!

In the Kingdom of God we have an entirely different metric for measuring a successful economy than growing GNP figures….and I assure you that you will be surprised how God measures a growing successful economy!

Now unlike usual prosperity preachers approach I am not going to try to entice you with the usual “God wants you to prosper”…lets take that as a given. What needs to be answered is Why and How? And the answer to Why is not so you can luxuriate in luxury and the answer to How is not ‘Tithing”.  There is far more at stake here than our own pleasures and it is critical that you understand the basics of God’s economic purpose.

Let’s consider the Why:

  • (Psalm 24:1)  God owns the earth and He owns the people that dwell on the earth. He owns it by right of creation.  Every person is a temporary tenant on God’s property and is given a purpose for their creation.  Your purpose on your limited time on earth is finish the work that God has given you to do.
  • (Gen. 1:26-28)  Your primary spiritual duty is to love God, worship Him and fellowship with Him. But your primary economic work is to lead a productive life of subduing the earth and creation to make it fruitful and produce in order for mankind to “multiply”.  Now this is the crux of the economy of God.
  • God has called you to make wise economic decisions. The heart of economics in any economic textbook is this:

We live in a world of scarce resources populated by people with endless wants and needs. Economic decisions are the following:

-How do I allocate my limited resources to the most important needs?

– How do I increase my resources so that I can meet more needs?

 

 

The answer to those two questions are now so different for those in the Kingdom of God and those in the world system that I boldly say this:

It is time we establish our own Kingdom economy parallel to the world economy because what they think it is important to spend money on and what we think is important are no longer reconcilable.

Secondly our ability to increase our resources through productive work is so much more than the worldly that we need to have control of our own productive enterprises.

Why? Plenty of reasons but just a few:

  • We work harder
  • We waste less.
  • We save and invest more.

The truth is in any economy with a greater amount of practicing Christians is that we are the ones paying our taxes, staying out of jail, obeying the laws, raising families, saving for the future, enhancing our cultures and societies, our behaviour is less destructive and more productive.

Next week we will get to the heart of the Kingdom economy with God’s command for us to be productive and fruitful.  What is it that God wants us to produce? What is the most valuable things we can produce with our limited time and resources and how do we design an economy whose purpose is to produce the most value for the Kingdom of God?

John for the Kingdom Builders Team

PS. Advance notice – we will be launching “The Preferred Economy” in Australia on September 16th at our Kingdom Business Summit

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Know Your Assignment

Know Your Assignment

About two years ago I was approached to become a board member of what is now Christian Federation.

Christian Federation exists to catalyse and facilitate strategic shifts in culture through church and marketplace re-formation. As a national entity, with 300 Kingdom Partners CF attracts connections, resources and support to facilitate strategic objectives and tactical initiatives in the domains/spheres /mountains. CF has developed a wider bandwidth that is assisting our partners expand their kingdom impact on the culture (Matt 6:10)

It was not what I had in mind, out of my comfort zone and a place I really did not want to go to.

I prayed about it and, as is my bent, asked if this is you God, will you confirm it to me by sending witnesses to this decision (my fleece).

In the ensuing 12 months I tried to put it off, despite having 2-3 witnesses who spoke prophetically and positively into it.

Then approx. 12 months ago, through a series of circumstances, I was again asked, not only to step in, to take the position of Chairman!

Again I was reluctant, sought more witnesses (and they arrived) until one evening a friend, Dave Hodgson, at the conclusion of a conference called “Knowing Your assignment”, came up to me and said: “John, you know what your new assignment is, just get on with it”!!

Well, that was the clincher and I accepted. At the time I still had no idea why, but as I look back I can now see the timing and the purpose of stepping into the position.

Here are some lessons I learnt:

  • His assignments are often out of your comfort zone
  • Don’t to act too fast on the decision, unless you know that you know. In other words it has already been siting there on your heart
  • Be prudent and take the time and considers the steps and the alternatives.
  • Keep praying and ask the Lord questions about what you’ve heard. In other words, pray about the revelation until you get the illumination on the revelation.
  • Too often we get a preliminary revelation and try to jump immediately into the timing on things, when we need to be praying more and investigating and connecting the dots on a number of matters. If we take the time to get sufficient illumination and instruction on what is being planned, then the timing will be much more accurate.
  • Give God your best and be obedient to His calling, even though it may be out of your comfort zone

John for the Kingdom Builders Team

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 Spirit Planning

 

Making God your Senior Partner is a lot more than lip-service. It entails planning with the Holy Spirit. That means input and guidance from the Lord on decisions. That requires consciously hearing from God.

One of the distinctive characteristics of the heroes of faith has been hearing from God. Yet, from the days Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, the people were inclined to be terrified to hear His voice. They asked Moses to leave the camp when talking with God. However, when Moses returned they wanted him to let them know what God had said.

This same reluctance in hearing God’s voice was reflected in later generations when the Lord appeared to Gideon. It is revealing that the Lord’s first words to Gideon were: “Peace be with you. Do not fear. You will not die.”

Even today, amongst God’s people there continues to be this hesitation in bridging that gap between the seen world and the unseen world by consciously discerning revelation from God. Sometimes this is because of doctrinal precepts that have no foundations. Sometimes it is due to the fear of risk or simply of getting it wrong.

Foundations to Spirit Planning


Yet, it is written: “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the days of the wilderness.”

Planning together with the Holy Spirit requires time and practice. It calls for mastering planning. It requires setting aside time to seek Him.

As a prelude to discussing these steps, two things need to be noted. First, those who seek Him will find Him. Second, not every thought that comes into our minds is from God. We need to approach this process with an expectation, but also wisdom.

We live in a time when we have available a treasure trove of the principles of God’s truth along with scriptural models of a history of interactions of God with His people. Getting revelation from God needs to be approached with reverence. Spirit and Truth (the word) will always agree. So it is important to immerse ourselves in His written Truth.

It is written that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word will be established. Early in my walk with the Lord, when I heard something I believed was God, I would ask him to bring me at least two or more people in support of it. I needed a “fleece”. He always did.

God as Senior Partner and Planner


Planning is a systematic means of outlining goals and strategies. Such plans can be done for mapping out one’s destiny, to determine a course of steps for a business, or to illuminate the focus and pathway unfolding for a community. Inviting the Spirit of God to be our Senior Partner and participate in our planning will often uncover things we could not have seen or anticipated in the natural.

It may also lead you into pathways that you had never thought of, it did for me!

John for the Kingdom Builders Team

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