Inviting the Kingdom of God onto Earth

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My soul does not find itself unless it acts. (Thomas Merton)

The essential first step to opening up heaven’s doors is to acknowledge that we actually have the keys to those doors in our possession. It is easy to follow the common axiom, “Let go and let God.” And as spiritual and faith-filled as it sounds to back off and let God run the universe, He has chosen to put the responsibility on us to call forth the kingdom of God onto the earth. Simply stated, if the interventions of God are going to show up on the earth, it is going to be because someone on earth asked for them. That is not an activity of letting go; rather, it’s an activity of calling forth.

This is the fourth session of a video resource by Verlon Fosner and Jon Davis titled A Trowel and a Sword: Prayer Practices for Those on the Frontlines of the Gospel.

Perfect for:

  • Evangelism training
  • Churches engaged in mission
  • Small groups focused on neighborhood
  • Church planting groups

In these pages you’ll:

  • Learn why bold mission must be paired with equally bold prayers
  • Be encouraged to engage in mission for homes, neighborhoods, and cities
  • See yourself as an empowered ambassador for God’s kingdom

On the front lines of the gospel, Christians are in the business of kicking in the front door of the strongman and plundering his house—removing people he has worked hard to oppress. Accordingly, prayer must take on a declarative, bold, and authoritative tone. To show up on the front lines of the gospel without this form of prayer is the equivalent of bringing the proverbial knife to a gunfight. This conflict becomes more acute as a church becomes more effective at reaching lost people. Learn more about the kind of prayers that take spiritual warfare seriously with this book now—get your copy of this book and the complete video series from our store here.

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Dr. Verlon Fosner leads a multi-site Assemblies of God dinner church in Seattle, Washington with his wife Melodee (www.CommunityDinners.com). He is part of the Fresh Expressions team and leads the Dinner Church Collective.

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