On Sunday Ben Nothrop spoke about Kingdom agents having special skills and knowledge [click on the image above to watch]. One of the questions he asked was, “In James Bond movies, who never seems to know what’s going on?” His answer was the “fruiterer” — the person with the fruit stand. It seems like nearly every movie with a big chase scene has the characters smashing through some unfortunate fruit vendors, sending their fruit flying all over the streets. The fruiterers are always the victims who have no idea what is really happening. If they knew, they’d probably prepare in some way or decide not to go to work that day, right?
Are you an agent or a fruiterer? If you’re constantly caught unaware by things going on in the world around you, you may be a fruiterer. If you feel like a victim of life, you may be a fruiterer. If you suddenly see things happening all around you but you feel completely clueless about the real actors and agendas, you may be a fruiterer. You were designed to be a Kingdom agent; but if you don’t intentionally receive and activate your special invitation, then you live as an oblivious dupe whose fruit stand is constantly getting flipped. A fruiterer is just a spectator shaking his fist at the actual players who keep disrupting his ignorant bliss.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”– John 16:13
Kingdom agents are empowered with the Spirit of God who leads them from being dupes to being heaven and earth influencers. He guides Kingdom agents into ALL TRUTH, including things to come. If you’re led by the Spirit, you know what is really going on and you’re an active participant in current and coming events. History isn’t being inflicted upon you — you are making history!
Jan 19 – Prayer Meeting
Jan 23 – Jill Nothrop Speaking
Jan 28 – Restore Ministry Presents “Be the Change”
Jan 31 – MORE Women’s Meeting
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need information about any upcoming activities.
Let’s walk in our calling together!
- 01/19 Genesis 19, Psalms 19, Joshua 19, Matthew 14:1-21
- 01/20 Genesis 20, Psalms 20, Joshua 20, Matthew 14:22-36
- 01/21 Genesis 21, Psalms 21, Joshua 21, Matthew 15:1-20
- 01/22 Genesis 22, Psalms 22, Joshua 22, Matthew 15:21-39
- 01/23 Genesis 23, Psalms 23, Joshua 23, Matthew 16
- 01/24 Genesis 24, Psalms 24, Joshua 24, Matthew 17
- 01/25 Genesis 25, Psalms 25, Judges 1, Matthew 18:1-20
- 01/26 Genesis 26, Psalms 26, Judges 2, Matthew 18:21-35
DAILY WORD FOR JANUARY 19TH
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
— Psalm 19:13 ESV
Presumption — full of, characterized by, or showing readiness to assume or suppose in conduct or thought, as by saying or doing something without right or permission; unwarrantedly or impertinently bold or forward
Pray that the Lord will restrain you from acting in presumption so that it doesn’t rule your life. How would it rule your life? In presumption, we assume we know the right way, but we don’t wait for clear direction from the Lord. When we step out according to what we think is right and then everything seems to work out, we’re more likely to do it again and again. We then build a lifestyle of presumption, often calling it faith when in fact it is transgression.
Psalm 19:13 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” In order to avoid presumption, we keep God’s word in our hearts and on our mouths. Our priority is seeking Him and hearing Him. Our priority is not to act but to be directed into action. Action without direction is presumption and leads to transgression. Study the life of King Saul to see how that plays out.