The Church’s Niche Market

 Eph 4:12  for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ,

13  until we all arrive to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

The church is the revelation of THE MAN, Christ Jesus, upon the earth.

Eph 4:15  but speaking the truth in love, we may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ;

The church grows up into THE MAN in all things.

This growth comes through the revelation of THE MAN within the church.

The function of church leadership is to facilitate and mediate the revelation of The Man so that the church can grow up into Him in all things.

Joh 12:32  32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

The church draws all people unto THE MAN, by propelling this internal revelation as external manifestation through spiritual gifts into the world.

Internal revelation and external manifestation.

This is the task of the church.

There is no other human entity that does this.

This is her global monopoly.

This is her 10 X better factor.

She needs to exploit this.

This is her niche market.


Good Leadership Requires That You Love Cow Poop!

“Success can be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.” Tim Ferris

“Great leadership means that you don’t give a hoot about what others think of what you do as long as you as what you do is in the will of God.” Jose Alvarez

“Clarity trumps persuasion.” Anonymous

“We need less saluting and more shooting.” Dr. Lawton Smith

“Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.” Charlie Chaplin

“The world belongs to super communicators and connectors” Jose Alvarez

“If you look to a person to get from instead of giving to them, you will fail.” Jose Alvarez

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Mark Twain


Proverbs 14: 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

The crib is clean from cow poop, because there are no cows in it.

If you are going to use the cow to help you plow and produce, your crib will have cow poop.

God is looking for men and women who prosper in poop.

Many see the problem but few will get their hands dirty to solve it.

If we are only looking for success in our ministry and business without becoming a good leader in it, we miss God’s higher purpose.

Many say, “we need to do this and that!” Very few will ever do anything to get it done.

Solutions come through communicating, sharing, connecting, networking, praying, getting dirty in the poop, confronting, giving input, have a willingness to be wrong and learn, sacrifice time and resources, serving, vulnerability, transparency, accessibility to others, and to know people and be known by them.

Good leaders must be willing to get their hands dirty with cow poop.

Church leaders, if you want to prophesy to the poop but stay clean from it you are missing the calling

If you run away from the poop without attempting to clean it up first, you miss it.

It’s impossible to correctly judge a situation without entering into relationship and spend time with the person who created it.

Time must be devoted until you get an idea of what it means to walk in his shoes, or understand why she ticks the way she does.

I can only adequately judge a situation when I have spent time with the people who are in it.

Some will complain about an individual, but very few will spend time to mentor them. This is the call of the hour. It’s the call for fathers and mothers in business and faith.

There are others run from meeting to meeting or church to church looking for the greener grass, but few will improve where they have been called to in the first place.

No one likes cow poop, or poop of any kind, but good leaders learn to thrive in it.

Are you a poop lover?


Thirty Some Tweets To Make Your Thurdsay

  1. A leader makes a decision and executes it, quickly, Then everybody reacts. Giuliani
  2. One of the greatest problems in the church is that folks do not know how to accredit their inheritance by faith.
  3. I read this and its convicting me. Larger waist means shorter life.
  4. Someone said this. Clarity in communication trumps persuasion
  5. Spiritual warfare does the opposite. Freedom from passive thinking needs proactivity in God’s will second to second.
  6. To be unafraid to reinventing himself/herself. To learn to re-skill self without being told to. To re-skill others around. Badhuri
  7. Watchman Nee said that the greatest bondage on the church by the devil is to create passive minds and thinking
  8. One of Satan’s most successful strategies against the church has been to create passivity.
  9. Waiting on the Lord is not inactivity but total pro activity in His will
  10. Every person has a poverty mentality in comparison to God’s inheritance in heaven. Renewing the mind by the Word is the key.
  11. Admiro lo que los Venezolanos hacen.El problema es espiritual. Satanas trata de destruir a Venezuela. Oración y ayuno es la clave
  12. Physicist: Big Bang breakthrough ‘confirms creation’
  13. The conditions of life are so different in the everlasting state that time conditions of life and happiness are no longer needed. Scott.
  14. The church in Venezuela must arise, fast and pray. The problem is spiritual and she is the one with the answer.
  15. Living heavenly places entails the renewal of the mind to enter its environment where all is increase, beauty and limitlessness.
  16. Moses is the father of successful business growth using God’s wisdom and prudence. Study Exodus 25-30
  17. Wow! Wisdom and prudence; a business or church growth seminar through Moses principles of the tabernacle construction
  18. Truth simply stands. It never needs to defend itself and at the end wins
  19. Banks who want to teach about counterfeit bills have employees handle the real stuff and not the fake. So it is with truth
  20. Venezuela tries to silence the biggest names in the opposition, first Lopez and now Machado. The church must pray and fast
  21. The spirit of tyrants is that of Goliath who mocked Israel. Every tyrant mocks the nation which he governs. A David defeats him through God.
  22. Many a prophecy is conditional. It takes obedience to make it come to pass. If we disobey God, it will remain a prophecy
  23. What’s the hullabaloo with the Big Bang theory. The Bible talks about it. It’s our avoidance of God which makes it big news.
  24. But it shows how Western leaders have been playing political games, and have been lazy and disengaged from the global theater. A dictator like Putin sees  and runs with it. It shows how much weakness Putin sees in our country and our allies. The scariest thing is that we might end up doing nothing and Putin will continue his rampage. I think that we will end up doing nothing.
  25. If the cross which kills who we were and uncovers who we are in Christ is not preached, how can the church become free?
  26. Holy Spirit obedience activates the law of the cross which puts to death who we were pre Christ and uncovers who are in Him.
  27. The Christian tries to overcome the old, when Christ took care of that. The key is to press into the new.
  28. We are the object of God’s love in Christ and His happy smile is on us, so dream big.
  29. The devils tactic is to make you think that Gods work in you is not complete.
  30. Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media — And It’s Mostly Content Created By Peers
  31. If you struggle with poverty you must give yourself out of it, for poverty is a demon.
  32. You are more powerful, beautiful, and freer than what you imagine if Jesus is in you. It’s about delving into His newness.

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The Hope of Venezuela.
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Thankfully this 20 year old girl was reunited with her dad.


The “crown of thorns” A mode of torture in Venezuela

God is Creative and Productive

God is Creative and Productive

In Wiwili Nicaragua one of our team members got creative. Most people in this town are poor. It’s easy to hand out $12.00 to a needy one. But what about buying three chickens with this money? How many did the chickens feed? This is what she did. Creativity becomes productivity. This is the heart of God.

Carving Out Time To Think

This is an important video by Noreena Hertz.

The brightest entrepreneurs are those who think and implement their ideas.

God is the idea creator par excellence.

The church is in need of entrepreneurial ideas which the Holy Spirit downloads.

In 2014 the Holy Spirit wants to break into the word’s kingdom with His amazing ideas.

I am good at listening to the Holy Spirit.

I’ve not been good at asking the Holy Spirit to download His ideas which will get the church out of the doldrums of windless things which don’t work.

I have never given myself time to think with the Holy Spirit’s ideas.

Let’s face it, we have the mind of Christ. Let’s put it into use in 2014.

As Noreena says, we need to carve out a daily time to think. And I add, not to think alone, but to think with the Holy Spirit.  

If the church is to be relevant to this generation we need to implement the Holy Spirits ideas.

Click on the orange link.



Mat 11:12  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

The kingdom of God is taken by spiritual violence and spiritually strong and forceful people from moment to moment snatch, seize it, and take it away as a precious bounty.

 Rom 12:2  And be not conformed ( don’t follow the schematic drawing or the blueprint of this world system) to this world: but be ye transformed (metamorphosis; or attain to a complete and radical inward change and becoming a totally different individual)  by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove (only when we are radically changed can we then test, approve and possess for ourselves the mature, well pleasing, and good will of God) what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Transformation is the same word used for the metamorphosis of a tadpole to a frog or a caterpillar to a butterfly.  If we do not pay the price to affect that transformation, we will never be free.

 Acts 20:24  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Of no account do I make or hold my life in honor, so that I may complete my course on the horse track on which I am racing upon with joy, and the ministry that I received from the Lord to testify fully and thoroughly of the glad tidings of the grace of God.

 Philippians 3:12  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after ( BIBLICAL WORD FOR PERSECUTION) , if that I may apprehend  (GRASP AND SEIZE) that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

I persecute, pursue, and overtake, in hope that I can grasp, seize, and make my own, all of what is contained in what Christ originally grasped and seized me for.

Philippians  3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

Therefore, I neglect and no longer care for what is behind me. I stretch myself out and towards, and run swiftly after what is before me. The direction being, the mark of the goal of the high price of unbroken fellowship of Christ’s resurrection life, and the hope of His calling for me.

 1 Timothy 6:19  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Seize and grab to, pull in, and make it our own possession.  Eternal life while we are on the earth is the resurrection life.  It does not come magically to us but must be seized and pulled in though obedience.

Matthew 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Took  from the Greek word to receive. To get, possess, and make my own. The foolish virgins did not obtain, and possessed the fullness of the Spirit.

 Galatians 4:19  My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

Gal 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth(inward strength and force, to have strength to overcome health, ability, capacity) any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 

Only Christ being formed and birthed in us is of any capacity or ability for us to overcome and get the spiritual victory.

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