The Supernaturally vibrant church
One of the most significant contributions Jesus Ministry teaching brings is the very practical and empowering revelation of what it means to be ‘in Christ’
Here are some of the highlights:
- We are in union with Christ by the Spirit - Galatians 2:20
- We share in the divine nature of Christ - 2 Peter 1:4
- We have been blessed in the spiritual realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ - Ephesians 1:3
- We are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms - Ephesians 2:6
- In Christ we have authority over:
- Sickness - Matthew 10:1
- Sin - Romans 6:14
- Satan and demonic powers - Luke 10:19
- The Created order - John 6:6
- Even death at certain times - John 11
- We are already Full in Christ - Colossians 2:9
- Full of His love
- Full of His spirit
- Full of His character
- Full of His power
- Full of His hope
- We are rich in Christ and carry a divine inheritance full of glory - Ephesians 1:3
We are created to hear God's voice as he speaks into our daily lives in many and varied ways. The local Church is created to be a prophetic community who are shaped everyday by the voice of the Lord. Something truly wonderful begins to happen when a local Church develops a prophetic culture because the Lord has greater freedom to act through a people who listen and obey. Acts 2:17-21
The Deep Challenge
There is a great challenge that comes with all this extraordinary biblical revelation. We all have mindsets and habits that resist the knowledge and expression of our new identity in Christ and which conform to the the natural and religious thinking patterns of the world system. We need to go on being transformed! We also need a profound spirituality and lifestyle that can see these riches in Christ manifest on a daily basis. This presents a great challenge in our day. The challenge is to be more separate from the way of the world and more consecrated to the Lord. To live more out of step with the world and more in step with the Spirit
The apostle Paul used the phrase 'in Christ' over 300 times and he also describes the riches we have in Christ as unsearchable. It is so exciting to know that we can continue to move into greater and greater dimensions of experience of these riches.
The aim of Project40 is to activate the heavenly riches that the Spirit has already set within the children of God and within the Body of Christ. This means teaching and training that empowers the saints to live the Spirit led life.
Our aim is to draw as little attention as possible to those who do the teaching and training and as much attention as possible to the person of Christ and the ways of the Spirit.
We seek to grow maturity in God and not dependency on man.
We want to leave as small a ‘carbon footprint’ as possible so that faith will rest on Christ and His word and not on any person or team.