We know that Jesus paid the ultimate price to atone for our sins and to bring us into right relationship with the creator of the universe. Jesus did something we couldn't do; "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 NKJV
If Jesus died for us while we were sinners and if God declared us as righteous, through the blood of Jesus, and was pleased to come and live in our body, by His Spirit, how much more will He provide the way forward, that we may finish our life strong in Him - victorious in Christ. This is His great passion - "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy," Jude 1:24 NKJV.
This is our time to shine, there is a new anointing God has for you and me; I believe that with all of my heart. The anointing breaks every yoke, it teaches us all things, even as it has taught us, abide in Him. The victory we experienced at the new birth is our victory now because we have the victor living in us - "Christ in you the hope of glory." If we have lost that wonderful sense of God's life-giving presence then we can repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We can repent of prayerlessness. Whatever may be keeping us from experiencing 'righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost' (the kingdom of God within us) let's destroy it by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. God will fill us afresh with His Spirit,- He calls Himself the 'fountain of living waters.' ( Jer 2:13). He will give you and me living waters and life will come forth as never before!
It is time to take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God!! Let's speak to ourselves words of truth -
"If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:31-32 NKJV
Discouragement will go, tiredness will be replaced with 'might in the inner man' and fresh revelation will come to us from our Heavenly Father, so that we can 'run the race' and see His kingdom come, His will be done, in every sphere of influence, in Jesus wonderful Name.
May you be blessed as you choose to rise up, not in your own name, but in the name that is above every other name, the victorious name of Jesus.
FGBA National Director for Pastoral Care of leadership
FGBA NSW/ACT National Director
2018 - the year of transformation
This is the first article of the year. I have been busy since the last article, having travelled to Singapore for further discipling under Papa Khoo in December 2017, then to the Full Gospel Global Forum’s Global Leadership Prayer Summit in San Diego, USA in January 2018, and recently to our third National Summit in Adelaide this month (February 2018).
So what is happening around us? What is happening in the heavenly realms? What is God saying to us?
I sense in my spirit that God is saying; “This is the Year of Transformation. I will bring a supernatural turnaround in the FGB throughout the world and a revival into the marketplaces in all seven mountains/gate/spheres of influence. I have been, am, and will be preparing a special people for this task. But my people who are called by my name must humble themselves, respond to my love and my call and walk by faith, in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit”.
The Lord has over the past year led us into taking three steps towards making disciples in all nations, the last of which was recently held in Adelaide. What is interesting is that in nature, transformation of the egg of a butterfly goes through four steps for total transformation into an adult:– egg (= born again), lava (= first summit - Get Ready), pupa (= second summit - Get Set) and adult (= third summit - Go). So God has worked in us through the four steps to transform us into bringing about the vision that God had given Demos Shakarian. What is even more interesting is the timing of these three summits – happening during the preparation for Israel’s 70th anniversary as a modern nation. While the nations voted on the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 181, also known as the Partition Plan (partitioning Jerusalem) on November 29, 1947, what actually established Israel as a nation was the Declaration of Independence by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, on May 15, 1948. Furthermore, Australia is a nation blessed by God 100 years ago for its role in setting Israel free from four centuries of Turkish rule at the Battle of Beersheba in October 1917. The Lord is truly blessing this fellowship for these critical times.
Recently, godly people interceding for the FGBA had discerned God calling us to “return to our ‘first love’ as it says in the history of their founding”. For us to continue to see the fullness of the vision to come to pass, I sense the first thing we must do as part of expressing our love for God is to honour Demos Shakarian, founder of the FGBMFI movement and his vision and legacy as expressed in the books he wrote in the last few years of his life, especially ‘A New Wave of Revival…The Vision Intensified’, ‘A New Wave of Revival…in Your Finances’, ‘Behold The Glory of God’, ‘The Ultimate Dimension’ and ‘Divine Life’. How can we do this and why should we do this as he has been dead for nearly 25 years?
The answer came to me while I was reading a book by Dutch Sheets – ‘An Appeal To Heaven: What Would Happen If We Did It Again’ (you can buy it as an ebook from Amazon and download it onto Kindle). I was very interested in what he wrote about the cloud of witnesses. He wrote about a visit to the CFNI (Christ For The Nations Institute) in Dallas, Texas some years ago.
As I spoke to the student body in 2001, I was concerned that CFNI was not walking in the fullness of what Gordon Lindsay had established. To be clear, it was not an issue of sin; the school was not in an apostate state. The institute was full of good administrators, faculty, and students who loved Jesus. I simply realized that just as happens to all of us from time to time, the institute was experiencing less than God intended it to experience and needed a stronger connection to its roots.
In response to this burden, I chose to replace one teaching session with a prayer meeting. The Lord can accomplish much more through prayer than any teacher can through teaching, and many times He will also bring great insight within that context.
As I led the student body in intercession, I heard the Lord whisper a phrase to me. “You need to agree in prayer with Gordon Lindsay.” That startled me. Lindsay had died nearly 30 years earlier.
“Lord,” I said, “is that really You speaking? He isn’t here; he’s in heaven.” In retrospect, it’s comical to try and explain something to the Lord, but I felt I needed to state the obvious.
“He’s dead, Lord.” I reiterated. “I can’t bring him back to pray with him.”
The response was simple, “But his prayers are not dead.”
That idea rocked me. Now, if you had asked if I thought Gordon Lindsay’s prayers had died with him, I would have said “no,” but might have wondered if it were a trick question.
The Lord continued, “Until this generation comes into agreement with what Lindsay asked Me to do, I can’t answer his prayer.”
This greatly impacted me, as I realized God hadn’t said, “I won’t.” He had clearly said that without this generation’s agreement with Lindsay, “I can’t answer his prayer.” The idea of God saying He couldn’t do something really turned my thinking on its ear.
Demos Shakarian is dead, but the prayer he asked us to pray at the end of his book ‘The Vision Intensified’ is not dead. Nor are the prayers in the other books mentioned above. We should continue to willingly pray these prayers and come into full agreement with what he had asked God to do in order for the FGBA to walk in the fullness and blessings of what God had called Demos to start. It is now up to us to see God’s vision be established.
The prayer that I’m familiar with and that many have been and are praying is the prayer at the back of ‘A New Wave of Revival…The Vision Intensified’, the first book in the series, is:
We thank You for all that You have done — through our lives, and through the ministry of the Fellowship. But whatever has been accomplished to date ... we now know it is only a glimmer, a glimpse of the future, of what is STILL to be done through the power of Your Holy Spirit.
Lord, we stand ready and willing to serve.
We are willing to pray, to fast, and to seek Your will in our lives, no matter what the cost. You are Lord. You are Master, and it is YOU ALONE we shall serve.
Heavenly Father, forgive us if sometimes our eyes have focused on men, on chapters, or on buildings.
We ask that you will help us FOCUS ONLY ON YOU and Your mandates for our lives. We realise YOU ALONE are our hope — and without the power of the Holy Spirit, nothing we can do will ever save one solitary soul.
Lord, we ask that You use us as vessels to help fulfil your vision.
Allow us to minister to those who are alone. Enable us to break the BONDAGE OF SIN in the lives of our neighbours, and in the lives of millions of people around the world. Help us to melt the ICE COLD death of Satan from lost souls, and transform them into children of LIGHT through Your saving grace.
Lord, we give You ALL the Honor and the Glory for the revelations You have shown us, and thank You, in the name of Jesus Christ, for what You are about to do to change the face of this world. — Amen.”
And below is the last prayer Demos wrote in the last book, ‘Divine Life’:
“I would ask that you fervently pray this simple petition to the Heavenly Father as you close this book and open your heart to the divine life Christ is offering to you right now:
"Heavenly Father, this day I ask You to destroy any evidence or remaining remnant of the old man in my life. Purify me and cleanse me of all my old habits and sinful ways, so that I may be a pure branch for Your love to flow through to produce fruit for Your glory.
Lord, I thank You for the opportunity to walk in a vine/branch relationship that produces divine life, and give You all the praise and glory for any good works You may unfold through my humble life. I ask that when others see me, they see You also.
Lord, thank You for first loving me.
I pray You will, each day, through Your Holy Spirit, increase the intensity of my love for You until that precious time when You will come again to rule and reign over this world! Amen."
Enjoy your time in God’s presence and see an overflow of God’s blessings on you, your home, your family and friends, marketplaces and cities!!
Shalom and every blessing to all,
FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS AUSTRALIA
A PROPHECY REGARDING THE YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION
I heard the Lord say, “A metamorphosis is underway. I will bring the change I’ve promised, first little by little and then an outward manifestation of an inner working I have been doing in My people. That metamorphosis will spill out from the spirits of My people into the spheres they influence in the seven mountains.
“Transformed business leaders will see their companies as ministry hubs. Transformed politicians will see their cities as congregations. Transformed cities will see mass salvations. I am calling those who have struggled in past seasons to make one more push because that last push will birth something in you and through you like the world has never seen and like nothing you could even imagine.
“I have allowed you to go through struggles—through suffering—so that I could use you as a compassionate change agent in the earth. You have authority. You have influence. You have power. You have an anointing. I intend to use you to comfort those who face disaster and to strengthen the weak. I intend to use you to lift others up, even those who dragged you down.
“You have been changed and are changing from glory to glory. The glory that rested upon you during the struggle is increasing as you step into the assignment I am giving you to see transformation all around you. You carry the kingdom. Releasing the kingdom into atmospheres around you and watch the darkness flee as the brilliance of My love works through you by faith. Have a confidence that I have called you, I have equipped you and I am sending you—and that I am with you always.”
I see widespread metamorphosis. I see metamorphosis in people, in companies, in churches, and in societies. The metamorphosis is coming out of an intense struggle in the hearts and minds of people.
Metamorphosis is even coming out of church splits and past moral failures in leadership. And it’s coming from a changing of the guard in cities, states and nations. Many will come to realize the reality of Genesis 50:20 and Romans 8:28 in 2018 and in the years that follow.
Jennifer LeClaire comments:
Genesis 50:20 teaches this important principle: what the enemy meant for evil, God will work for good to save many. And Romans 8:28 promises us when we love Him and pray, He will work even the most horrific situations into something that benefits us and His purpose for our lives.
I’ve written an entire book with teachings on how to apply this prophetic word to your life to see radical change in 2018. You can find it on my website at www.jenniferleclaire.org or on Amazon.com, where it’s currently #1 on the charts.
In October 2017 68 Gatekeepers attended the second Full Gospel Business Australia National Gatekeepers Summit. This summit was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. All states and territories in Australia were represented at this summit. Papa Khoo and Georgie and Evelyn Lee were keynote speakers at this summit. Most attendees realised the importance of making Kingdom disciples to transform the culture of Australia.
My personal highlight at this summit happened on the Saturday night. I was originally going to skip this session and go to bed after dinner. However, I stayed, and I was glad I did. I got to hear Georgie Lee share what are the present times and trends, and saw how he shared the vision of making disciples for the Kingdom of God. This was a great revelation for me.
The third Full Gospel Business Australia National Gatekeepers Summit was held in Adelaide during the second weekend in February, 2018. Fifty Gatekeepers attended this summit. Papa Khoo and Georgie and Evelyn Lee were again the keynote speakers at this summit.
I received a personal revelation during this summit. In the fourth session after lunch, I heard Papa Khoo speak about the Kingdom of God. Papa Khoo talked about how the Kingdom of God was righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Papa Khoo then connected that back to Isaiah chapter nine, the prince of peace, and the King of righteousness. For a long time, I was not exactly sure what the Kingdom of God was, but for the first time I realised exactly what the Kingdom of God was. Papa Khoo then explained how I could use the “secret place” to apply the Kingdom of God in my life. I have started applying this in my life, thanking God for all that he has done for me, praying in the Spirit, repenting of any wrongs, and then praising God for all that He is.
I want to apply this in my life first so I can then show the people in the Adelaide North East gate how to do likewise so they can apply it to their lives and take the kingdom of God into their spheres of influence.
National Director for Communications
Full Gospel Business Australia
Being a Disciple or Making Disciples?
Our National Summit held in Adelaide was led by Papa Khoo and Georgie Lee and I believe it was an incredible time of revelation for our Australian Gatekeepers.
From my perspective, we were challenged to go to the next level; from being disciples who minister to people’s needs, to making disciples who will transform the culture of our nation.
Making Disciples will involve our transformational mind shift from Evangelism and Empowering, to Equipping people for the Great Commission to see His Kingdom Enlarged and Extended in the marketplace, cities and nations. The training from Papa and Georgie was based on making disciples of individuals on Life, Living and Livelihood:
- Our Kingdom Identity
- Life in God through Jesus Christ
- Live out the Father’s Will and High Calling
- Living the Kingdom Culture
- Livelihood in the work of our hands.
I believe the next 12 months will be a time of personal and corporate growth for FGBA Gatekeepers, as we press into our High Calling.
State Leader, South Australia
“We Were born for such a time as this.”
I ummed and arred for a while when it came to making the investment to turn up to the summit, but when I heard those words at the Friday avo prayer meeting, words which were on my mind as well, immediately I really felt assured we were in for a good weekend.
A month earlier I had spent two weeks in Toowoomba, and right from the outset, the message throughout the summit was a continuation of what I had been getting there.
FGBA may be small and insignificant to the eyes of the church (i.e. those who know about us) right now, but that big ship cannot navigate new waters or uncharted seas. Nor can she turn easily, especially when so laden with the intake of the sea of apostasy such as that we witness through the marriage issue. No, we are small and hungry for a move of God, and I felt we were in the right place to explore how God wants to bring His kingdom to the hearts of men in our nation in this day.
“If we do not teach the Nations, the Nations will teach us.”
How true this is. Christians have soaked, bathed in the teachings of this godless age! We have been silent on sex education for example, and allowed the world to be our educators in all the gates including this one. Freedom comes at a price – vigilance! We are the watchmen.
We (Christians) are to be the disciplers; discipling our nation in the ways of the Kingdom of God. In reality this is an old story, yet it is a new vision for we have not gone this way before. We are familiar with the message of salvation. However, God's intent was never just to get us over the blood line. We are to go on in the ministry of putting satan under our feet as the early disciples did when they healed the sick, cast out demons and raised the dead. We are to show forth the righteousness that was in Christ and bring forth the kind of justice the prophets continually spoke of.
My thanks goes out to the team of Singaporeans who gave so much to extend the kingdom. I pray that we be obedient to the call the Lord has placed upon our respective lives.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Yours in Christ,
Martin ter Wee.
North Canberra Gate
We were again blessed at the recent Melbourne FGBA Summit from the teaching and testimonies of brothers, Khoo Oon Theme and Georgie Lee from Singapore as they have continued to sow into the FGB Australia. What I believe is important now is what we do with the knowledge , revelation, understanding and commissioning we received at the Summit.
During the last 25 years I have attended many FGB conferences and have been encouraged and have grown spiritually from each one and have returned home to put into practice what we had learned. Invariably there were few victories but there was also lack of support, many defeats, wrong paths, false starts and disappointments, and I suspect that this may have been the same for many of us.
I came away from this latest conference with an expectation and belief that our vision for the transformation of this nation is indeed possible and that the vision we have been given personally or through Demos has not died. I came home with a belief that there will be revival in this nation and that the many "son's (and daughters) of Issachar" throughout Australia who understand the times in which we live and are being positioned by God for revival. I came home with an understanding that the Kingdom and revival is multi-generational. I came home with a belief that the Light of Christ will overcome the creeping confusion and darkness.
Although the FGBA are now a remnant compared to 30 years ago I am convinced that God will have His victory through one or a through a thousand. We have each been called and instructed to know our specific roles and do our part. We are to encourage the body of Christ, we are to make disciples, we are to father the next generation, and we are to preach the good news to the poor.
We have been mandated to heal the broken hearted, to heal the sick, to proclaim liberty to the captives and an opening of the prison to those who are bound. We are to understand who we are in God and the power of Christ who lives and dwells with us and within us.
We have been blessed with great knowledge and great teaching. We are now called to walk out what God has revealed to us over many years, not wavering in our faith. I believe it is now time for our hope to become expectation, our expectation to become faith, and our faith to become action. As a brother prophesied at the Summit: "The fields are white unto harvest - Now!" We were also told: "Maybe we were born for such a time as this."
We have been reminded that this is not about us. It is about the big picture. It is about the Kingdom. God's Kingdom coming to earth as in Heaven. God's Kingdom coming into our families, our cities, our states, our Nation, and the whole World.
Go boldly brothers and sisters. Pray for revival, pray for discernment, pray for courage, pray for opportunities, pray for an open doors, pray. Matt 10: 7-8, Luke 10: 8-9, Mark 16: 15-18
"It is not the size of the dog that counts, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain - Who lives in us?
Elements of a Cause
To have a cause succeed it is necessary to adhere to the elements of that cause. [We have seen more than one example of this clearly demonstrated in Australia in 2017.]
The elements of any action are focus, commitment, vigilance, dedication, resolve, passion, faithfulness, cooperation, community, fellowship, joining forces, routine, continuity- the list continues.
At the Summit Gathering in Melbourne October 2017 Papa Khoo and the leaders of FGBA outlined and put flesh to the elements of God’s cause. They outlined the specifics of the vital elements that, if adhered to, will lead to God’s Sovereignty here on earth and in each nation.
The framework has been given us. The additional requirement is harvest workers, Godly people – (people of Stature), believers who are willing and prepared to take hold of the vision and adhere to the elements of God’s cause.
In this way we will put the walls and roof upon the framework given us, and in so doing we will experience and see God’s Kingdom here on earth.
It has been truthfully spoken that the silent majority cannot be both silent and be the majority simultaneously.
Likewise we cannot be inactive and have dreams come to fruition. .
To both know and act will achieve our outcome. Praise God!
Our thanks go to each person who participated in the Melbourne Summit, and to all the hard workers who made it possible! Thank you Lorna for your unfailing encouragement for us to attend. It has been a total blessing.
Colin and Colleen Martin
FGBA South Australia
Full Gospel Business Australia – Melbourne Summit
Attending the Melbourne Summit for me was an amazing Godly experience that I will not forget. It was truly an honour and privilege to be surrounded by Godly men and women, with such great encouraging testimonies of God’s wonder working power and miracles in their life.
The first evening, as soon as I entered the conference hall Stefan Horvath introduced me to Papa Khoo. The moment I met Papa Khoo, I could not only see the enthusiasm for the Kingdom of God but I immediately knew in my heart that God had an important message for me through Papa Khoo and the FGBA team presenting over the next couple of days at the summit.
One of the many highlights of Papa Khoo’s teaching for me was the “unction to function” Luke 9:1-2 was supported by the testimonies of Papa Khoo where he stepped into large corporations and declared the Kingdom of God and saw immediate change that glorified God, it was so encouraging. They were all true examples of seeing the impossible made possible by God our Father.
Georgie Lee’s teaching to conduct Godly business, gave me a different perspective to manage my business, especially the illustration of being in an aquarium versus being in an ocean made God’s will and purpose of positioning us in the market place so clear.
The personal testimony of George Perry and Evelyn Lee affirmed God’s word that nothing is impossible for Almighty God and we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.
I was also encouraged by what Stefan Horvath shared about covenant marriage.
The whole summit has truly been a blessing to me, I was able to learn, be prayed for, be mentored and make new friends in Christ. I’m thankful to the team that organised the summit.
I’m looking forward to attending the next summit in Adelaide.
Adelaide North East Gate
Praise the Lord for the National Gatekeeper Summit held recently in Victoria 27-29 Oct'17. It was very encouraging to see 4 generations of believers coming together to praise our Lord Jesus Christ as well as having numerous opportunities to learn from one another. A good example of generational discipling in action.
It was also an opportunity for my 2 young boys to be part of this summit and I am sure in their purity and simple faith, that the Holy Spirit deposited something in their heart like a seed which will grow and bear good fruits as they grow up. I thank God for our Singapore strategic gatekeepers who especially made time and flew down to impart to us. Indeed, I am reminded of God's calling in my life and to fulfill His Kingdom assignment as we press on to advance the Kingdom of God.
God's mighty hand is upon the nation of Australia!
FGBA Doncaster Gate
Tell my people they must prevail over the gates!!
This is what I believe I heard from the Lord in recent days: “Tell my people they must prevail over the gates for My vision and mission for the FGBA to come to pass”
For several days this week, after returning home from the National Summit, my spirit had become very heavy, almost to the point of depression. It was as if He had put the burden of prayers from people asking about prevailing over the gates on my spirit. I asked Him “Why? What is the matter? What is going on?”
I sensed His reply: “Many of my people still don’t have enough revelation of what prevailing over the gates is about and why it is essential that My people do this. I have called you into the FGBA for such a time as this and you are to lead My people into prevailing over the gates”.
What are gates?
The word “gate” in the original language can be defined as a large opening through a wall, a structure closing, or enclosure; or a barrier created so that people and things can pass to another area, a new area. A gate opens the way to something different. It is a passageway or a channel, an avenue. Gates, because of their function in the Old Testament cities, took on a symbolic meaning. Both the prophets and Christ Himself used this symbolism.
A study of the Old Testament Bible shows city gates had four main functions:
- A place where access into cities, marketplaces and the temple is controlled and fortified protection is provided (Josh. 2:7; 7:5; Judg. 16:2-3; 18:16-17; 2 Kings 11:6; 14:13).
- A place where legal or government leaders of the city sat to determine and decree judicial decisions (Gen. 19:1; Deut. 25:7; 2 Sam. 19:8; Lam. 5:14).
- A place where significant business functions and social activities occurred and where business contracts were agreed to and witnessed (Gen. 34:24; Ruth 4:1,11; 2 Sam. 15:2).
- A place where the prophets delivered and decreed the prophetic messages to the elders of the city (1 Kings 22:10; 2 Chron. 18:9; Jer. 7:2; 17:19).
The temple also had gates and gatekeepers
- 2 Chronicles 23:19: And he set the GATEKEEPERS at the GATES of the house of the Lord, so that no one who was in any way unclean should enter.
The gates are symbolic of God’s provision for His people and the way for His blessings to flow to His people and keep them safe:
- Gen. 22:17: blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the GATE of their enemies.
- Isa. 26:2: Open the GATES, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
- Isa. 60:11: Therefore your GATES shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day or night, that men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, and their kings in procession.
- Isa. 62:10: Go through, go through the GATES! Prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples!
The gates are also symbolic of evil powers that war against the souls of people and against the church (ecclesia – the called-out ones) that Christ is building:
- Isa. 38:10: I said, “In the prime of my life I shall go to the GATES of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years."
- Isa. 45:2: “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the GATES of bronze and cut the bars of iron."
- Jer. 51:58: Thus says the LORD of hosts: “The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high GATES shall be burned with fire; the people will labour in vain, and the nations, because of the ﬁre; and they shall be weary."
- Matt. 16:18: “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the GATES of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Thus there are spiritual gates around us, above us and below us. There are spiritual gates in each of the following
- Arts, entertainment and sports
- Business and finance
- Church and religion
- Distribution, media and communications,
- Family and community
- Government and law.
What does it mean to prevail?
To prevail means to prove more powerful or superior, win through, triumph, be victorious, be the victor, gain the victory, carry the day, come out ahead, come out on top, succeed, prove superior, conquer, overcome, gain/achieve mastery, gain ascendancy.
In summary, we are to keep the gates (windows) of heaven above us to keep them open to advance His kingdom here on earth, occupy the gates of our enemies (Genesis 22:17) and sit at the gates around us, allowing righteousness through but not unrighteousness.
So, what does it mean to prevail over the gates?
We prevail by using the 8 W’s during our gate meetings and during our family alter times, using the heavenly rhythm/pattern of the Lord’s prayer. We prevail by first WORSHIPPING our Heavenly Father; by decreeing His WAYS – “Your kingdom come”, remembering that the kingdom of God is not in words but in power; by confirming His WILL (“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”); by reading, consuming, believing and acting on His WORD; WITNESS by sharing testimonies of Christ, His love and forgiveness; by doing the WORKS of the Father, using the gifts from Abba Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; by acting as watchmen at the gates, like the sons of Issachar who knew the signs of the times by WATCHING AND PRAYING, loving and forgiving those who trespassed against us; and lastly, by WALKING out into the marketplaces, appointed to His Kingdom, anointed with His power and adorned with His glory with an open heaven above us.
FGBA Gatekeepers should already have the FGBA MDN 3 Manual – God and Nations where the 8Ws are explained in greater detail. If you don’t have a copy and want one, please contact your Gate leader who will then contact the State Director who will make arrangements for you to receive a copy via Dropbox.
Among many things I believe about God, I believe He does not call us into a battle He does not intend for us to win. So please, as Jesus says: “prevail against the gates, for My vision and mission for the FGBA to come to pass”
I believe it is essential we get in the groove/rhythm of the 8Ws before the next National Summit, which will, I believe, focus on discipling. Jesus was already in this groove when He started out on His ministry. There was no evidence of signs and wonders when He first called His disciples to follow Him. As they followed Him, they witnessed who He is, with signs and wonders following Him wherever He went.
Note: I shared the outline of this with Anthony Connell a couple of days ago and I felt a prompting to ask him to write an article on “Prevailing over the gates using worship”. This he has done, and I thank the Lord for his willingness to share what the Lord had revealed to him. The article is published on the FGBA Website News section.
I welcome testimonies from others on parts the 8Ws to prevail over the gates, as I am sure they will serve to encourage us to persist faithfully in committing to and prevailing over the gates.
FGBA National Chairman
The second National Summit, Melbourne, November 2017.
Last weekend, the FGBA had its second National Summit, the theme being “Take your mark.”.
This was an anointed event appreciated and embraced by all, encouraging us all to our onward and upward call in pursuing Christ for all that He is.
I take this opportunity to thank the Lord for releasing our close friends from Singapore, Papa Khoo, Georgie and Evelyn Lee, and Susan Vong to bring His Word to us, ministering to us in His love and further imparting to us the passion to prevail at the gates and making disciples in all nations.
Many received personal prophecies as well during ministry time and it fills my heart with joy to see that the Lord always has an encouraging and loving word for each of us.
I also thank the Victorian gatekeepers, so capably led by Jeff Fang, for organising the event and the program and for making sure we were well looked after.
Lastly, I thank the FGBA National Council for their full support of the event and for all gatekeepers for coming, some at great personal expense. It was wonderful to see all States and Territories represented.
I look forward to testimonies of others who attended.
Shalom and blessings
National Chairman, FGBA
OCTOBER 2017 “TAKE YOUR MARK” SUMMIT.
“And he SET the GATEKEEPERS at the GATES of the house of the Lord, so that no one who was in any way unclean should enter.” - 2 Chronicles 23:19
Indeed, God is calling for His gatekeepers over the nation of Australia to arise for such a time as this! The 2nd of three National Gatekeepers Summits was held in Victoria from October 27 to 29, 2017. The summit theme was “TAKE YOUR MARK” and God has truly called forth many Gatekeepers to take their mark. The Summit was especially significant in FGBA’s history as:
- - There were 68 participants including 38 men, 24 women, 4 children and 2 infants
- - All 8 Australian states and territories were represented
- - For the first time 4 generations converged for an FGBA event
During the Summit gala dinner, 93 guests (including 48 men, 33 women, 9 children and 3 infants) were present to hear the present trends and the vision to advance the Kingdom of God.
Victorian Gate Leader and 2017 Vic, Summit convener.
Preparing for Kingdom Transformation was what this “TAKE YOUR MARK” summit was all about for me.
There was a time during the summit that I looked around the room and there was a real attentiveness in the room that we “GOT IT”. What does “got it” mean?
The majority of attendance linked Discipling Disciples to the Kingdom Transformation of our Nation. That the Apostolic mandate to transform our Nation, and appoint Elders to sit over the gates of our nation became a reality to us.
Prevailing over the gates for Gods appointed, means to conquer and prove superior over the present rule of governance, and appoint a Kingdom Authority to govern and rule with a Biblical worldview. A view that gives all Glory and Honour to our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour for his wonderful benevolence of His Shalom peace and good will to mankind everywhere. Luke 2:14.
Blessings to you all in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
National Director Victoria
I am sure we are all in agreement that we want to see the Kingdom of God prevail in our personal lives, in our families, business, cities and nation. We understand that the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy, in the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of God is the reign or rule of God. If the Kingdom of God was fully manifest in Australia we would have our Government finding godly solutions to govern our people with equity and justice by receiving ‘wisdom from above’. Thus, the government would have discernment of what is good for our people and what is harmful.
Our education mountain would provide a great source of godly material to fashion the minds of our children and prepare our leaders of tomorrow to lead us in ‘paths of righteousness’. I could say the same thing for every mountain or gate in our nation with the assured outcome that ‘righteousness exalts a nation’.
How important is it to seek God’s kingdom in our daily lives? Is it really important? In Matthew 6:33, Jesus said, “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Maybe Jesus should have said, ‘seek fourth the kingdom of God or maybe fifth because I know you have many priorities in your life’. Jesus knows what we need to do to be able to receive His promise found in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life and that more abundantly.” If we really wanted the best for our lives, our families, city and nation we would seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness – what do you think?
I want to share one aspect of prevailing over the gates to see His Kingdom come, His will be done and that is through worship. How the dickens can worship change my life, my workplace, my nation? We see in the life of King David, before he was king and faithfully serving King Saul, that when Saul was troubled by a demon, David played his harp and sanity was restored to King Saul. For a season, the ‘government’ was able to function free from the oppression and ‘wisdom from below.’
In another example, we see how a nation that was about to be conquered by a much more powerful enemy, suddenly and completely devastated their opponents through the weapons of praise and worship. You know the story well - it is the account of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles Chapter 20. When King Jehoshaphat heard that three nations had gathered their armies together to attack Judah, he cried out to God and God responded through a prophet who declared that this was not their battle, but the Lord’s. The King’s strategy was to send the singers to go ahead of the army to sing to the Lord and to praise Him. The outcome was that God set ambushes against the three opposing armies and they attacked each other and completely annihilated each other. It took the Israelites three days to gather up all the spoil from their dead enemies.
My own testimony, one of so many, is simple but profound! I received a simple prophecy that I was going to continue in real estate, but with a different agency and with advancement.’ In 1999, after coming back from attending an FGB world convention in the US, I received a phone call from a real estate principal from another agency asking me to consider becoming their new Sales Manager. This particular office was struggling; the Sales Manager and some sales people had left and the Principal’s son who worked there was disheartened. I had been greatly blessed from the FGB convention and was full of the spirit of praise and worship. I accepted the terms and conditions and started my new role as a Sales Manager. Besides meeting the staff and encouraging them, my God given strategy was to praise and worship God and to command listings and sales to come to myself and my sales staff. God turned the company’s fortunes around; everyone was encouraged, confidence was restored and God blessed us financially. For some years after, I was asked to say grace at the Company’s annual Christmas party. My sales staff were counselled to always tell the truth, to work for the vendor and to sell their property as if it was their own.
Praise and worship ushers in the presence of God manifesting the presence of wisdom, gentleness, righteousness, and victory. Never underestimate worship. God certainly hears our praises and works on our behalf to bring His Kingdom and His righteousness over the gates. Hallelujah!
National Director New South Wales and ACT
National Director for Pastoral Care Leadership
Actually, this article is not being typed at my usual desk, but from Richard and Mary Frame’s table in their home on top of a bluff in Napier, New Zealand. From where I am typing this letter, I have an amazing view of the ocean and downtown Napier. Richard is a retired farmer, well known as an evangelist, active with the FGBMFI here, and has in the past served on the board of FGBMFI in NZ. He is a keen shofar enthusiast, well known for regularly blowing his shofar over the city of Napier, and extending the trumpet calls throughout the spiritual realm to all nations. Over the next two days, he is teaching me about proclamations and blowing the shofar over the city of Canberra, to impact on the National and ACT Parliaments.
I have shared my testimony with members, wives and their friends at five chapter meetings in the South Island - Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin/Mosgiel, Alexandra and Invercargill and am now travelling through the North Island, having spoken in Stratford, Feilding, Carterton and North Wellington. I have five more chapters to speak to before returning home. Tonight I will be speaking at Graham Eagle’s (the National President) home chapter.
My testimony has been very well received so far, and there has been much much ministry at every venue, but only one salvation, at the last place I spoke. This one came after much prayer earlier in the day, crying out “JUST ONE SOUL TONIGHT LORD”. Tonight, my cry is TWO SALVATIONS AND SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS as I have been told there will be quite a few guests there.
Just as in Australia, everyone here comments about how much harder it is to win souls to the Lord. The membership numbers continue to dwindle here, with the vast majority in the 60+ age group. The average age at some meetings were over 70 years. I even had a couple of ladies over 90 years old coming forward for prayer to be allowed release from their rest homes to go to coffee shops and talk about Jesus.
There is no doubt the devil has managed to gain legal rights to disrupt the FGB activities in many countries through the courts of heaven. The devil is allowed to block prayers for souls and to discourage members from inviting guests and guest from accepting invitations to attend. I woke up early this morning with quite a burden for the FGB both in Australia and New Zealand. I sensed we had been conducting our spiritual warfare in the battlefields without first seeking judgments in the courts of heaven such that we could have strong and lasting victories in the battlefield. Revelation 19:11 says that Jesus, who is faithful and true, judges in righteousness and makes war. This verse shows that Jesus first judges, then makes war.
I believe the Lord is calling us to have Satan’s legal rights overturned and the judgments thrown out of the courts. Thus we need to come into the courts of heaven, ask for Satan’s legal rights overturned, remind the courts of God’s plan and purposes for the FGB and for favourable judgments so that we can have victories in the spiritual battlefields. So I would appreciate prayerful support in this arena.
It is not long till the next national summit in Melbourne, so I look forward to meeting many of you there to see what God has for our next step of preparation in fulfilling His vision for the FGBA.
In the meantime, shalom and every blessings to you all.
In His love
Full Gospel Business Australia
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