I’m not sure how it happened, but fourteen years have passed since Autumn, Kate and I moved to Northwest Arkansas to establish a fivefold ministry outpost for the furtherance of the Kingdom of Christ. When we arrived, we knew some of the assignments that Yahweh had given us and engaged people with a view of accomplishing those mandates. Today, after fourteen years, we can look back and see very clearly how Yahweh, by the Holy Spirit, navigated our journey to where we are now. While our Yahweh-given mandates have not changed much, they have become more detailed over these years and we are presently more focused and passionately charged to fulfill them than ever before. Below is a cursory view of the divine directives that dictate who we are and how we function:
To establish the five-fold anointing of Christ (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher) within the Ecclesia for the purpose of correcting, teaching and equipping those who receive Yahshua the Christ.
To prepare the Bride of Christ for Yahshua, the Bridegroom, and His return.
To Evangelize – preaching the gospel (good news) of Christ’s power & authority, not in reference to heaven and hell, but in context with the ecclesia, the body of Christ. Preaching that establishes, expresses and expands the Kingdom of Christ in the earth today through strong families and Kingdom business-preparing the bride of Christ for His return and the great finish.
- To restore and utilize the names of Yahweh & Yahshua.
- To establish an apostolic/prophetic hub.
- To install regional Kingdom outposts.
- To equip and send out apostles to build Kingdom ecclesae.
- To write lyrics and music to coincide with the present Kingdom message of the ‘house’.
- To identify, activate and release the divinely empowered grace within individuals by the Christ anointing.
- To raise up, send out and call back traveling ministry teams that are resident within the house.
- To establish and perfect the whole man: spirit, soul and body.
- To define and grow strong families with a view of generational continuance.
To reform strategic expressions of Kingdom life that have been hijacked by the world system of Babylon such as:
- Ecclesia life versus church
- Apostolic and prophetic
- Kingdom Family
- Media and Arts
- Financial Systems
Of course none of the above would be possible without the faithful assembly of individuals and families that constitute The Rock of NWA. And while not everyone who has come along and pledged their commitment remains with us today, we bless each and every one for their investment into this ministry along the way…even our enemies. Now, as the apostle Paul so eloquently penned to the Philippians,
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. 17 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. 18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame–who set their mind on earthly things. 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. (Copyright © 2014 Bible Study Tools. All rights reserved.)