The Bible is full of the Kingdom of God. It is like a multi-faceted diamond. What we see, is determined by the facet we look through. If we look through the lens of legalism, we become like the Scribes and Pharisees. If we look through the lens of love, we begin to see the Heart of God, and the wisdom of His Kingdom. If we look through the lens of Kingdom, we see God's wisdom, and power on earth.
The first step is to join our members' groups at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingdomlive and https://mewe.com/join/theempoweredkingdom. Invitations to meetings will be shared with members in that group. Please join both platforms. In the event that one closes down, we will still be able to connect on the other.
We are affiliated with Jesus Christ alone. He said, "My Kingdom is not of this world," (John 18:36).
If Jesus did not create denominations, (which are endlessly divided), or manmade institutions and affilliations, but prayed for His followers to be unified as one, then why would we not follow His example? Jesus Kingdom produced remarkable results when His disciples did things His way. His way worked, and it still does! It is what He commanded. Our mission is simply to follow His example.
The word "church" is actually not in the original Greek or Hebrew. It was inserted in place of the word "ekklesia," which was the word Jesus used when He said to Peter, "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ekklesia [which has been translated as "church"], and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." (Matthew 16:18).
The word "ekklesia" means a group of people who are called to assemble. It was used both of political assemblies, and as a reference to the gathering of Christ's followers in groups. So, when Jesus was refering to His "ekklesia," He was not refering to a building, or a meeting place, or a ritual, but to the people He was gathering to Himself. He then told these people (His disciples, or His "ekklesia"), "As you go, proclaim this message: 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'" (Matthew 10:7). So, the people He called (His ekklesia or assembly), were told to preach the Kingdom at hand. This is not quite the same as our definitions of church today. It is easy to go to church and live out a passive form of Christianity where nothing of the Kingdom really manifests in our day-to-day life. Our churches cater to this. Jesus' Kingdom called every person to be personally engaged, and fully active in the building of His Kingdom. His ekklesia is passionate, highly motivated, and actively building Kingdom. By contrast, our churches have turned their attention away from Kingdom building to self-promotion, and the building of their own buildings, ministries, stage shows, and so on. None of this was commanded, instructed, or endorsed by Jesus in any way. There is a difference.
Follow His instructions, which are clear and generally easy to understand. These can be found in the Gospels. Pray to God for guidance. Ask for a pure and humble heart. Ask for wisdom to walk in His way. Listen to God and not to man. (Psalm 118:8). Be obedient to the Jesus, and His Word.
In Acts 2:37-39, when people asked Peter what they had to do to be saved, Peter's answer was, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
Then in verse 47, we read; "And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus gives His disciples their marching orders with these words; "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
In John 14:15 Jesus said, "If you love me you will keep my commandments."
It is that simple. It does not have to be complicated. Be genuine. Be authentic. Listen to God and not to man. Read the Gospels, and obey Jesus. It is all there.
Absolutely. You are welcome to contact us via our website or social media, so that we can set up a time to chat.
Yes, absolutely. You can reach out to us via our website or social media, so that we can set up a time to chat.
Yes, we operate on the basis of mentoring people into their God-given ministry. You can reach out to us via our website or social media, so that we can set up a time to chat.
Not formally, because we already have Jesus mission in scripture and we simply need to follow Him. That being said, we are inviting churches back to the Kingdom Jesus established, His way.
Please do not send donations to the Empowered Kingdom. We do not solicit funds for teaching the Gospel. We will always share the message of the Gospel free. Nor do we ask for tithes and offerings. Our approach is to encourage members to support each other and worthy causes directly related to them and their community. This is important, because we are all called into ministry. Pray to the Lord and ask Him to guide you. When it comes to small groups, we encourage the members of each group to identify a cause or community need, and then contribute directly to that cause or need. Jesus said, "Let your giving be in secret," and "do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." Your giving is between you and God, and we do not need to know what you have chosen to give. That is your business. That being said, giving is an important part of your spiritual development, for "God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7).
In order to maintain integrity between spiritual matters and practical realities, our position is that spiritual services should be free. We do not see Jesus fundraising or passing the collection plate around before He would do a miracle. On the other hand, there is practical reality. We need to eat, pay the rent, and so on. We recognize that causes also need practical and financial support in the real world. It is with this in mind that we create practical platforms and businesses as ministries to build Kingdom by supporting ministries and causes. Video4Causes is an example of a platform that we have created to help raise funds for causes. At the same time, Video4Cause.com is also used to support video producers who serve the causes by helping the causes to tell their stories in the best way possible. In this way, we double up on our ability to serve others.
You may participate casually, or you can commit to becoming a Kingdom builder with us. If you are ready to become a Kingdom builder with us, you may become a member of our Kingdom family (ekklesia). Since we do not pressure members to give tithes and offerings to the Empowered Kingdom ministry, as others do. However, we do ask members to support one or more causes on Video4Causes.com. This request is useful for "testing the spirits," to see if people are genuine or not. Donations received on Video4Causes are passed on to the causes as stated on the Video4Causes website. The mission of Video4 Causes is to support orphans, widows, people in crisis, ministries, and much more. In other words, we are asking that you give to the causes support by our ministry, rather than to us. In this way, our members tithes and offerings have the greatest chance of being used to the full, without having to be whittled down to a fraction of their original worth by supporting large overheads, mortgages, salaries and the like.
So, to become a member...
First become a member as described in the previous question and answer. Then, when you have settled in and introduced yourself to the group, message Admin to set up an online meeting to discuss where the Lord is leading you.
Probably. Unlike churches that are typically "Sunday-only" focused, the Kingdom is all encompassing. This means that its principles apply to everything from teaching, to coaching, to parenting, to personal development, to business, to finance, to entrepreneurship, to education, and much more. First become a member as described in the previous question and answer. Then, when you have settled in and introduced yourself to the group, message Admin to set up an online meeting to discuss where the Lord is leading you.
Yes. It is extremely important to set up a ministry the right way, especially if you want to dedicate it to God, and use its reources most efficiently. Please contact Admin for more information. Members will receive training about this subject and many other important matters too.
The Empowered Kingdom is a Private Ministerial Association. This means that when you join our group, you automatically become a member of the Empowered Kingdom's Private Membership Association. A Private Membership Association (PMA) is formed for the purpose of conducting private business and private matters outside of the public domain, in the private domain. As such, a PMA has its own rules and regulations that are independent and seperate from that of State and public domain. One of the points of distinction is that disputes are settled internally in a PMA rather than in courts of law, which are part of the public domain. This is in keeping with 1 Corinthians 6:1-2 that states, "If any of you has a grievance against another, how dare he go to law before the unrighteous instead of before the saints! Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?"
We recommend learning more about Private Membership Associations at https://mewe.com/group/5c6c73f2aef4005aa665a9af. If our terms and conditions are not acceptable to you in full, you do not have permission to continue.
We are sorry to hear that life has been hard for you. The Kingdom embraces all people, just like Jesus did. There is a Kingdom place for you where you can be healed and whole again. So, all are welcome.
However, it is important to keep in mind that Jesus also made it clear to "Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you," - (John 5:14).
We will welcome you, and love you, and we won't condemn you. However, we will lead you to the Lord and encourage you to have a genuine, and truthful relationship with Him, so that He can change your heart and your mind, and then heal your soul and your circumstances, in the way that He knows is best for you. Our job is to bring you to the Lord. His job is to lead you in the way that only He can do. Your job is to be open, available, and truthful in front of Him and His word. The Holy Spirit will do the rest.
You can submit prayer requests to the "Pray for Me" website at https://www.prayformesite.com.
Members can connect with each other in our private member's groups on MeWe and Facebook at at https://mewe.com/join/theempoweredkingdom.
Alternatively, you can submit a message via our support / chat function. Look for the orange bubble icon on the bottom left of our page.
Sorry. Not interested. However, sincere discussion in which we are mutually open to being helped, and to help each other come closer to the Lord, are welcome.