Setting the Solitary into Families; Establishing His Kingdom; Training & Equipping the Saints!
Significance Of Our Name:
This is the issue of the King’s domain. Kingdom refers to the divine place on earth where the King, Jesus, is pre-eminent. Kingdom is referred to here as the government of God, which divides between lawlessness and righteousness, lawlessness being defined by the rejection of God’s will and righteousness by the adherence of God’s will. In Hebrews 1: 8 – 9, it is stated that the “sceptre” of righteousness is the “sceptre” of God’s Kingdom. The Sceptre represents the authority of God that establishes His Kingdom. Righteousness is the very foundation of the Kingdom. It has an inherent hatred for lawlessness because it prevents the hand of God from moving. Therefore, Kingdom is a lifestyle that promotes righteousness and must invade every area of our lives and Network. In verse 9, because righteousness was loved and lawlessness hated, God promised to release His favour. This same dynamic must operate in our Network. We want this same dynamic to invade every sphere of influence the Lord has given to us.
Just as the Kingdom of God is international, the scope and reach of the Network will also be global. The vision imparted by the Holy Spirit to us, is global in its reach and impact. KIN will not be brought under socio-economic, racial, ethnic, national, international or territorial limitations.
It is our belief that Ephesians 4:11-13 is being fulfilled at this time. As we read through that text of scripture we realize that part of the eternal purpose of God is to have a unified global Church and that the work of the five-fold ministry is part of the technology that the Lord is using in achieving this end.
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…” Ephesians 4:11-13 (NKJV)
The term “impact” has implications for:
a) The influencing of the churches, ministries and ministers with dynamic principles, causing them to move away from traditionalism and complacency into fulfilling of the plan and purposes of the Lord!
b) The destruction of all barriers that seek to limit us in the performance of God’s Will and Intent. We will bring relevant and new meaning to the declaration made by Jesus as He hung from the cross – “IT IS FINISHED” John 19:30
c) The Word of God declares “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 To this end we intend to birth and establish new “present-truth” aggressive, faith-filled, Holy Spirit led and directed churches and ministries ready to progress in the Twenty First Century and beyond, if the Lord tarries!
d) Bringing forth a lasting impression upon those with whom we interact [whether spiritually, socially, academically or secularly] with the gospel of the Kingdom; fulfilling the apostolic mandate of going into all the earth and making disciples of all nations – Matthew 28:19
Kingdom-impact International Network has been raised up by the Lord to function under the parameters of an international, global mandate and as such we do not recognize any ethnic, racial, national or territorial limitations or boundaries. It is quite evident in the Word of God that His Church is a universal one and the purpose of the Lord, as indicated in Ephesians 4:11-13, demands a Church of global power functioning in a spirit of unity.
To this end five-fold ministry has been raised up to function! Apostolic Networks such as Kingdom-impact International that are being raised up by the Holy Spirit to link together diverse ministries across the earth into a common purpose, is one of the means by which the Lord is using to accomplish that drawing together into the unity of the faith.
KIN functions out of Dominion-Life International Ministries, which can be described as a church at the heart of the network. The Lord has blessed us with what can be truly described as a multi-ethnic or international church with several nations represented!
KIN is NOT, and will NOT become a denomination; [as its very acronym means “Relatives, Relations, Family”] but a network [or family] of churches, ministries and ministers joined together in mutual Christian faith and relationship around a divine vision, with a mandate from Jesus Christ to restore present truths and ministries, and to bring the Church to an end-time manifestation of Kingdom purpose, power and authority of the Lord.
In its religious traditional definition, a denomination is an organization established for the purpose of preserving and propagating specific religious doctrines, tenets of faith, creeds and practices. It establishes a structure of leadership and oversight for the ministers, ministries and churches who become one with them.
From the Christian ministry perspective, a network describes a grouping of churches, ministries and ministers who are interrelated to link their vision, resources, products and people in one unified purpose, while not losing hold of their individual specific vision and purposes in the Lord. Within a network such as KIN, churches, ministries and ministers move in voluntary accountability to mutually agreed apostolic/prophetic partnership and counsel based on relationship, while still maintaining the essential uniqueness of their individual ministries.
Networks develop structures to facilitate effective function and development of the vision of the network, but these structures do not form defensive walls to keep truth in and prevent revelation growth. KIN holds the position that there is truth, both secret and revealed. Revealed truth must be moved into, taught and established; secret or as yet un-revealed biblical truth must be searched out and possessed.
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
Thus the inner structures of the Network are forward-looking and motivational, designed not to encourage camping in a particular truth position or in a present move of God, but instead to encourage constant movement forward and growth into the next major truth and into the next move of the Holy Spirit. The Word of God accurately describes the direction and vision of our Network when it declared the following in Psalm 84:5 & 7:
Blessed is the man (family) whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage… They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion. (Parenthesis added)